Nicole Longnecker Gallery, 2625 Colquitt St., 713.591.4997; longneckergallery.com
After crafts pioneer Goldesberry Gallery shuttered last December, we held our breaths for a new arts arrival to bookend the Arquitectonica-designed Zephyr Building that comprises Gallery Row. Enter Nicole Longnecker Gallery. An Iowa native, owner/director/curator Longnecker brings a collector’s eye combined with an English degree and MBA. NLG’s debut generated excitement, rolling out metal abstractions by Houston-based Devon Christopher Moore. Moore’s wall sculptures of meticulously honed steel plates evoked geologic time and the lines of water levels banding rivers and lakes. Inaugurating the fall season, it’s French sculptress Anne Ferrer’s attention-seeking inflatables, opening Saturday, September 7 (through October 19).