Lives Played Out on Canvas: Paintings by Otis Huband, Richard Stout, and Dick Wray

  • HOUSTON, Texas
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  • August 28, 2013

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Richard Stout, Untitled, 1972.
William Reaves Fine Art
Otis Huband, Sloth.
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On September 13th, William Reaves Fine Art pulls back the curtain on its milestone 50th exhibition entitled Lives Played Out on Canvas, celebrating the expressionist works of three Houston stalwarts, Richard Stout, Dick Wray and Otis Huband. The three featured artists were among those who put down roots in Houston as young painters in the late 50s and early 60s and proceeded to blaze creative trails through a burgeoning local art scene. In the decades that have followed, they, like so many of their Houston contemporaries, have shared inspired lives with all of us through the paintings they have produced. Working continuously within the city, the three have achieved worthy regional and national reputations, playing out painterly pursuits before us in strong, dynamic bodies of work. Our own lives (and indeed the entire Houston art scene) are undoubtedly richer due to their presence here. While our Bayou City still quietly mourns the recent passing of Dick Wary, Stout and Huband still work daily and continue to regale us with sublime canvases emanating from their Houston studios. Lives Played Out on Canvas has the makings of a hallmark exhibition, and is certain to rank as a “must see” event for Houston art enthusiasts. The exhibition is filled with show-stopping examples of the artists’ oeuvres, presenting a remarkable collection of grand abstractions and affording poignant insights into the creative lives and visions of three Houston greats. The show opens on September 13th and runs through October 5th.


Related Special Events:

September 14, 2013, 3-4:30pm: Artists Talk with Otis Huband & Richard Stout

September 14, 2013, 5-8pm: Opening Reception


About William Reaves Fine Art


William Reaves Fine Art, established 2006 in Houston, Texas, is dedicated to the promotion of premier Texas artists of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, focusing particularly on historically significant artists active in the state during the period of 1900-1975. Now beginning its eighth year, the gallery showcases many of the region’s most accomplished and recognized talents, all of whom have significant connection to the state of Texas and have evidenced the highest standards of quality in their work, training, and professionalism in the field. The gallery exhibits artists working in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, works on paper, and photography. In addition to its general focus on Early Texas Art, the gallery places special emphasis on the rediscovery and presentation of early and mid-century works by Houston and South Texas artists. William Reaves Fine Art is the foremost provider of Texas Modern Art, which includes mid-century masters and pioneering expressionists working in the state.

Dick Wray, Untitled (Amoeba), 1986.
William Reaves Fine Art

In order to promote interest and broaden knowledge of earlier Texas art, the gallery supports related gallery talks, community events, scholarly research, and publication related to its subject, artist, and period. William Reaves Fine Art also represents a dynamic group of contemporary artists, known as the Contemporary Texas Regionalists, actively showing their works in annual gallery exhibitions as well as traveling exhibitions throughout the state.

Additionally, William Reaves Fine Art is a comprehensive gallery offering fine art appraisals, consultation, collections management, brokerage, and sales services.

Gallery hours are Friday-Saturday, 10am-5pm, and Tuesday-Thursday by appointment.

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