Dive into personal histories at Archway Gallery’s Duo • Identity in January 2021

Cherish Spring by Jiashan Lang | Photo courtesy of Archway Gallery

Explore ideas related to duality and contrast at Duo • Identity, an exhibition of new works of figurative artworks by Jiashan Lang and Anthony Pabillano, at Archway Gallery from Saturday, January 5, 2021 to Thursday, February 4, 2021.

In the joint exhibition, Lang and Pabillano tap into concepts of identity, culture, and identity.

Lang’s three-dimensional figurines invite the viewer to walk around each piece and examine it closely for the fine details of her sculpture work, whereas Anthony Pabillano’s two-dimensional pieces (some life-sized) rely on the surfaces of walls for support and are optimally viewed from specific vantage points.

Lang’s dough figurines are based on scenes and events from Chinese history and literature; they depict traditional people, folklore, and scenes from ancient times.

By contrast, Pabillano’s layered paper images portray contemporary Houstonians; people he has met, whose stories he relates to, and whose voices he hears as representatives of our culturally and linguistically diverse city.

Virtual Artist Talk & Virtual Exhibition

Archway Gallery will present a virtual edition of its traditional opening reception and artist talk online, premiering on Saturday, January 9, 2021 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, January 9, 2021 to Thursday, February 4, 2021. Click here to view Archway Gallery’s online store.

Progression of Self-Reflection by Anthony Pabillano | Photo courtesy of Archway Gallery

Appointment Viewing on Weekdays for Duo • Identity

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 and organizations 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.

Although vaccines have been approved and distribution has begun, supplies are still limited. Health officials have severely cautioned that it will take until late spring 2021 before the U.S. might be able to expect a level of herd immunity. In the meantime, masks are strongly advised to help curb the increasing spread of COVID-19 this winter.

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.

Chinese Opera by Jiashan Lang | Photo courtesy of Archway Gallery
  • Dates: Saturday, January 9, 2021 to Thursday, February 4, 2021
  • Times: Friday and Saturday 10am to 6pm; Sunday 1pm to 5pm
  • Appointment Viewings: Private viewings for groups of 10 or fewer are available by appointment only on Mondays through Thursdays through Thursday, February 4, 2021. Email [email protected] for details.
  • Location: Archway Gallery, 2305 Dunlavy Street, Houston, TX 77006
  • Admission: Free. Click here for more information. If you visit Archway Gallery’s website before the exhibition opens, be sure to click on “Exhibitions” in the top menu bar, then on “Upcoming Exhibitions”, to find details on this exhibit.
Her Golden Throne, No. 2 by Anthony Pabillano | Photo courtesy of Archway Gallery

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