On View January 11 - March 21, 2020
'Shifting Perspective' is a solo show featuring new work from Houston-based painter Myke Venable.
“With our thoughts we make the world. What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.” This quote attributed to the Buddha exemplifies the vision of Myke Venable’s new body of work, which embodies a shift in consciousness and in one’s awareness of the world. Influenced by the minimalist approaches of artists like Sol Lewitt, Mark Rothko, Agnes Martin, and Donald Judd, Venable seeks to strip his canvases down to the basics of composition, using an intuitive process to determine their geometry and colors. By subtly shifting the center of balance, Venable encourages us to allow our own perspectives to shift.
Myke Venable was born in Port Arthur, Texas in 1966 and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts from Lamar University. His work is reviewed in “New American Paintings West” Vol 102 and is featured in collections such as Hess Energy and Puffer Sweiven in Houston, and the Museum of Geometric and MADI Art in Dallas. His work is traded both in the US and internationally. He has worked in New York and currently lives and works in Houston.