Our town has FotoFest, ArtHouston and now PrintHouston, which highlights all that is novel, compelling and important in the graphic arts. This curated convergence, overseen and co-organized by the 30-some members of the nonprofit PrintMatters, presents its second annual print-making tour de force throughout the month of June and into the fall. Spaces ranging from the newly minted Peveto to the blue-chip Hiram Butler Gallery unfurl works worthy of inspection and acquisition — offerings that span the high and sublime to the lowbrow and startling, from Jim Hodges and Kiki Smith (at Butler through June 30) to The Amazing Hancock Brothers, headlined in a rowdy print-making/live-music party. The Brothers’ bash takes place alfresco in the backyard of the Continental Club, rolled out by Burning Bones Press and billed as “It Came from the Bayou” on Saturday, June 30. We’ll meet you by the beer, barbecue and letterpress. For the full lineup, peruse printmattershouston.org.
The Amazing Hancock Brothers. Photo courtesy the Artists and Burning Bones Press.
John Hancock’s Twinz, 2010, at PrintHouston. Photo courtesy the Artists and Burning Bones Press.