Summer Light: Cassandria Blackmore, Gil Bruvel, Michael Laube & Hunt Rettig

Laura Rathe Fine Art announces Summer Light, a group exhibition featuring new works by contemporary artists Cassandra Blackmore, Michael Laube, Gil Bruvel and Hunt Rettig. LRFA will be hosting the opening reception on Thursday, August 15th, from 5-8pm at 1700 Post Oak Blvd. 
 
A selection of bold and colorful works will be on exhibit from these notable artists.  Summer Light explores how each artist breaks the conventions of their respective mediums while all utilizing and harnessing the effects of light to create their vision.  At first glance, the art forms are deceptively static. However, the viewers’ interactions with the art 
buildsan accumulating narrative by exploring and discovering the movement, playfulness, and dimensional qualities of each piece.  
 
Summer Light will be on display through September 20th, 2019. 
 
FEATURED ARTISTS
 
Cassandra Blackmore has created the perfect combination of
imagemaking, texture, reflection and resurrection through her process of fusing painting and surface as one. Her unique technique of reverse painting allows light to shine through each crack in shattered glass forming a beautiful fluid creation with a variety of colors inspired by emotion. 
 
Michael Laube’s work surpasses the boundaries of traditional painting by opening his work up to different dimensions of space and time. By capturing the color in his acrylic glass objects and installations through light, he creates a new force that is constantly open to new perspectives.
 
Gil Bruvel’s ever-changing inspiration has expanded into many mediums including painting, graphite pencil, bronze-casting, functional furniture, mixed media, public sculpture, and stainless steel. In his latest organic surge of artistic expression, Bruvel’s bold geometric sculptures speak to their surrounding environments creating a true connection with light. 
 
Hunt Rettig’s 3D assemblages produce an illusion of 2D digital images through moldable synthetics and reflective acrylics creating kinetic movement. His process is inspired by sensual elements omnipresent in nature and by the continual discovery of unforeseeable forms.  
 
ABOUT LAURA RATHE FINE ART
 
With over 25 years’ experience in the industry, gallery owner, Laura Rathe, started her career working as a private art dealer before establishing Laura Rathe Fine Art (LRFA) in 1998 in Houston, Texas. LRFA now operates out of two locations in Houston and a third gallery in Dallas on Dragon Street, the city’s premier arts district destination. Since the gallery's inception, LRFA has established itself as a leading contemporary art venue, offering an impressive range of exhibitions and programming to its patrons in both cities. 
 
LRFA represents a dynamic roster of established and mid-career contemporary artists working in a variety of media, many of whom have been acquired into world-renowned private, corporate, and museum collections. Various clientele includes BBVA Compass, HKS Architects, Wells Fargo, W Hotels, UT Southwestern, Halliburton, and ConocoPhillips. LRFA also participates in a number of prominent art fairs including CONTEXT Art Miami, Art Southampton, Art Wynwood, Texas Contemporary, and the Dallas Art Fair.

Iliovasilema by Cassandria Blackmore

Cassandria Blackmore

Iliovasilema, 2019

Reverse Painted Glass

40 x 40 in (101.60 x 101.60 cm)

Bending the Lines #19 by Gil Bruvel

Gil Bruvel

Bending the Lines #19

Wood sticks and paint

48 x 48 x 9 in (121.92 x 121.92 x 22.86 cm)

Multiverse by Gil Bruvel

Gil Bruvel

Multiverse, 2019

Burnt wood and acrylic

25 x 22 x 24 in (63.50 x 55.88 x 60.96 cm)

19-R20cm-067 by Zhuang Hong Yi

Zhuang Hong Yi

19-R20cm-067, 2019

Mixed Media on Rice Paper

9 x 9 in (22.86 x 22.86 cm)

17-19 by Michael Laube

Michael Laube

17-19, 2019

Acrylic on Acrylic

7 x 79 x 3.50 in (17.78 x 200.66 x 8.89 cm)

25-14 by Michael Laube

Michael Laube

25-14, 2016

Paint on Transparent Acrylic Glass

47 x 20 x 5 in (119.38 x 50.80 x 12.70 cm)

Random Structure by Hunt Rettig

Hunt Rettig

Random Structure, 2017

Polyester film, synthetic rubber & acrylics

41 x 33 in (104.14 x 83.82 cm)

Aspro Chrysos by Cassandria Blackmore

Cassandria Blackmore

Aspro Chrysos

Reverse painted glass

30 x 30 in (76.20 x 76.20 cm)

Bending the Lines #18 by Gil Bruvel

Gil Bruvel

Bending the Lines #18, 2019

Wood sticks and paint

48 x 48 x 9 in (121.92 x 121.92 x 22.86 cm)

19-R20cm-064 by Zhuang Hong Yi

Zhuang Hong Yi

19-R20cm-064, 2019

Mixed Media on Rice Paper

9 x 9 in (22.86 x 22.86 cm)

19-R20cm-070 by Zhuang Hong Yi

Zhuang Hong Yi

19-R20cm-070, 2019

Mixed media and rice paper

9 x 9 in (22.86 x 22.86 cm)

18-19 by Michael Laube

Michael Laube

18-19, 2019

Acrylic on Acrylic

7 x 79 x 3.50 in (17.78 x 200.66 x 8.89 cm)

Atmospheric River by Hunt Rettig

Hunt Rettig

Atmospheric River, 2019

Polyester film, synthetic rubber & acrylic

45 x 23 in (114.30 x 58.42 cm)

Untitled by Hunt Rettig

Hunt Rettig

Untitled, 2017

Polyester film, synthetic rubber & acrylics

41.50 x 33.50 in (105.41 x 85.09 cm)

Chrysos by Cassandria Blackmore

Cassandria Blackmore

Chrysos

Reverse painted glass

30 x 30 in (76.20 x 76.20 cm)

Bending the Lines #34 by Gil Bruvel

Gil Bruvel

Bending the Lines #34, 2018

Acrylic On Wood

48 x 40 x 9 in (121.92 x 101.60 x 22.86 cm)

19-R20cm-065 by Zhuang Hong Yi

Zhuang Hong Yi

19-R20cm-065, 2019

Mixed Media on Rice Paper

9 x 9 in (22.86 x 22.86 cm)

13-19 by Michael Laube

Michael Laube

13-19, 2019

Acrylic on Acrylic

24 x 24 x 3.50 in (60.96 x 60.96 x 8.89 cm)

19-19 by Michael Laube

Michael Laube

19-19, 2019

Acrylic on Acrylic

7 x 79 x 3.50 in (17.78 x 200.66 x 8.89 cm)

Icarus 4.1 by Hunt Rettig

Hunt Rettig

Icarus 4.1, 2017

Polyester film, synthetic rubber & acrylic

48 x 48 in (121.92 x 121.92 cm)

Untitled (green) by Hunt Rettig

Hunt Rettig

Untitled (green), 2019

Polyester film, synthetic rubber & acrylic

44.50 x 33 in (113.03 x 83.82 cm)

Bending the Lines #25 by Gil Bruvel

Gil Bruvel

Bending the Lines #25, 2019

Wood sticks and paint

60 x 40 in (152.40 x 101.60 cm)

Erosion by Gil Bruvel

Gil Bruvel

Erosion, 2019

Burnt wood and acrylic

27 x 24 x 24 in (68.58 x 60.96 x 60.96 cm)

19-R20cm-066 by Zhuang Hong Yi

Zhuang Hong Yi

19-R20cm-066, 2019

Mixed Media on Rice Paper

9 x 9 in (22.86 x 22.86 cm)

17-18 by Michael Laube

Michael Laube

17-18, 2018

Acrylic paint on acrylic glass

60 x 13 in (152.40 x 33.02 cm)

22-18 by Michael Laube

Michael Laube

22-18, 2018

Acrylic on Acrylic

24 x 24 x 3.50 in (60.96 x 60.96 x 8.89 cm)

Laws of Nature by Hunt Rettig

Hunt Rettig

Laws of Nature, 2019

Polyester film, synthetic rubber & acrylic

40 x 38 in (101.60 x 96.52 cm)

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