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Jessica Simorte and Max Manning Exhibition
At the Central FAC Gallery
January 21–February 29
Reception Thursday, January 30, 6-8pm


Jessica Simorte and Max Manning both hold Master of Fine Arts degrees from the University of Cincinnati, and both have been exhibited regionally, nationally and internationally.  They are now based in Northwest Houston, and Simorte is on faculty at Sam Houston State University.

While the work of both is largely abstract in appearance, the artists are very much rooted in specific time, art practices, and places.  Simorte reflects on the deep relationships between people and places, with her work evoking fragments of rooms, windows, or remembered patterns of past places.

Manning seeks to be “retro-contemporary but not retrograde,” interrogating the “timeline of art history with one foot on the past and the other on the present.”  His work is particularly influenced by Cubism, with its interest in forcing the viewer to see the painting both as object and as subject matter.

HCC Central Campus
Fine Arts Center Gallery
3517 Austin St 77004 or ArtsLine 713.718.6570

•  Venues and Galleries are ACCESSIBLE and OPEN to the public during CAMPUS HOURS except where otherwise noted.  •  ALL events are FREE.  •  PARK in student lots, FREE.  •   Houston Community College SUPPORTS ACADEMIC FREEDOM and First Amendment rights.  •  Some artwork may be objectionable to some viewers and some productions may contain sensitive language and/or subject matter.  


This event is presented by the VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS Center of Excellence. DEAN, Colleen Reilly, PhD.  •  VISUAL ARTS DIVISION (Studio Art & Art History) CHAIR, Katherine Rhodes Fields, MFA, MA TESL  •  PERFORMING ARTS DIVISION (Dance, Drama, Music) CHAIR, Susan Hines, MM •  MEDIA ARTS DIVISION (Filmmaking, Audio Recording, Music Business) CHAIR, Michael Cohn, MA


Start: January 21, 2020
12:00 am
End: February 29, 2020
11:45 pm
Visual & Performing Arts | COE

HCC Central Campus

Fine Art Center Gallery 3517 Austin St
Houston TX 77004
United States

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