When Houston native Vincent Nguyen started missing all his New York art school friends, he had an idea: Why not put on a gallery show and bring them all to Houston?
This show called A friend of a friend, will open May 12 at Reeves Art & Design in Montrose. It has two goals: to bring a group of emerging and established artists to Houston, where viewers can see their work firsthand, and to showcase Houston as a southern cultural center for these artists. The exhibition will feature 21 contemporary artists from around the country working in mediums that include sculpture, paint, digital art and more. The idea, Nguyen says, is to show that the old ways of networking that required living on the coasts or receiving formal art training are no longer applicable.