Past Exhibitions

German Expressionism: Works on paper from the Kopriva Collection
September 30th – December 31st 2006
Houston curator Gus Kopriva and his wife, artist Sharon Kopriva, have been collecting German Expressionist works for some time. Their collection includes pencil-signed etchings, lithographs, woodcuts, watercolors, and drawings by such artists as Max Beckmann, Otto Dix, Marc Feininger, Franz Marc, George Grosz, Oskar Kokoschka, Käthe Kollwitz, Edvard Munch, Emil Nolde, and others.
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The OJAC Celebrates Rembrandt’s 400th Birthday
September 1st – December 30th 2006
The Old Jail Art Center celebrates the 400th anniversary of Rembrandt’s birth by exhibiting an etching by the artist along with etchings by eight other artists from the 18th to the 20th centuries.
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Pamela Nelson: Patterns of Soul
June 3rd – September 17th 2006
Dallas artist Pamela Nelson creates patterns in paintings, on floor mosaics, paper, cloth—most any surface. Her vibrant and playful works often resemble game boards for imaginary games, though more sober patterns run through the work as well.
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Thomas Bewick’s Chillingham Bull
May 4th – 21st 2006
Thomas Bewick (1753-1828) was England’s foremost wood engraver of the 18th century and a recorder of natural history on a par with America’s Audubon, whom he met at the very end of his life. He is famed for his General History of Quadrupeds (8 editions) and for the several editions of his British Birds/Land Birds and Water Birds.
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Working at the Limits: Mid-20th Century Texas Sculpture by Gene Owens, Ed Storms, and Charles T. Williams
March 4th – May 21st 2006
Curated by OJAC, this exhibition presents rediscovered talents from the mid-20th century. Owens, Storms, and Williams are each represented in the Old Jail’s collection. Scott Grant Barker, co-curator, has written on the subject:
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A Selection of Work from Alice Reynolds
January 1st 2006
Curated by Alice Reynolds’s niece Suzanne Deats, this small show will exhibit works still held by the family and those in Albany collections. Reynolds was beloved for many years as the musical director of Albany’s annual Fandangle. As this exhibition will show, she was also a talented visual artist.
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