Explore What Shapes Us at Archway Gallery’s November exhibit

Detail of What Shapes Us by Tracey Meyer | Photo courtesy of Archway Gallery

Take a non-linear journey at Houston Sculptor Tracey Meyer’s What Shapes Us exhibit at Archway Gallery from Saturday, November 7 to Thursday, December 3, 2020.

Archway Gallery’s latest monthly exhibit, What Shapes Us showcases Tracey Meyer’s newest sculptures in her third solo exhibition (and her first at the popular gallery in Montrose).

Meyer employs rag paper, wood, and ceramic to create sculptures which each represent an imagined individual’s existence. Momentous or calamitous events are represented by the physical shaping of the whole sculptural form. Each cut and bend in the artwork represents a decision in that person’s story, a response to an experience, or a choice that had to be made.

The resulting artwork portrays the non-linear nature of an individual’s journey, and how it is made up of many experiences—large and small, easy and difficult. Whether the life appears relatively tranquil or rather tumultuous, the work exposes the internal dialogue that shapes it.

Tracey Meyer’s What Shapes Us at Archway Gallery | Photo courtesy of Archway Gallery

About Tracey Meyer

Raised in Australia, Tracey Meyer has lived in Houston on and off since 1997. During this time, she attended the MFAH Glassell School of Art and achieved the Certificate of Art in painting and sculpture. She’s a keen observer of the natural world and, inspired by the building blocks of nature, her work aims to utilize shapes and repetition to examine the relationship between order and complexity.

Virtual Artist Talk & Virtual Exhibition

Archway Gallery will present a virtual edition of its traditional opening reception and artist talk online, premiering on Saturday, November 6, 2020 at 6:30pm.

The reception and artist talk are free to watch on Archway Gallery’s Facebook pageClick here to watch or for more information.

The exhibit itself will also be displayed virtually at Archway Gallery’s online store from Saturday, November 6 to Thursday, December 3, 2020. Click here to view Archway Gallery’s online store.

What Shapes Us by Tracey Meyer | Photo courtesy of Archway Gallery

Appointment Viewing on Weekdays for What Shapes Us

To see the exhibition by appointment from Mondays through Thursdays, contact the gallery in advance to arrange a private tour for 10 people or less. Email [email protected] for details.

Social Distancing & COVID-19

Businesses in Houston have opened under modified protocols, following guidelines administered by local health officials, the State of Texas and CDC. At this time, guidance from experts urges people to continue wearing face masks when in public spaces, practice social distancing of at least six feet, limit your touching of surfaces and frequently use hand sanitizer or soap and water to keep your hands clean.

Before heading out, take time to familiarize with your destination’s requirements or restrictions at this moment, and be sure to contact them ahead of time with any questions or concerns.

What Shapes Us by Tracey Meyer | Photo courtesy of Archway Gallery

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