Houston art campus Sawyer Yards will host several artists along with Ann Marie Vancas, who specializes in a type of abstract surrealism called “sensuism”, at Inspiratus: A Winter Street Studios Exhibition beginning September 8, 2018 through October 20, 2018. The opening reception for the exhibition is open to the public and will be held Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 5-7 p.m.
Vancas has a style of her own despite coming from a family of artists, using the artistic style of abstract and surrealism with a slight emphasis on fauvism, which has resulted in her unique coined term “sensuism.” Due to a neurological condition called synesthesia, which results in Vancas seeing color upon hearing music, she uses music and mood to bring her colorful stories to life. Her works include paintings, home furnishings, photography, poetry and books. Her artwork most often features bold and bright colors, images and shapes. They are done primarily in pastel, acrylic, oil, water color, charcoal and graphite. In the studio, Vancas refuses to put any clocks on the walls and paints on the floor to immerse herself into her art without being constrained to time and structured ideas.
Inspiratus: A Winter Street Studios Exhibition explores and showcases the inspiration behind artistic creation. Inspiratus will feature Winter Street Studios tenant’s artwork and the inspiration behind each piece. Guests, collectors, designers and art patrons will venture through the halls of Winter Street Studios to view and shop original works from various Houston artists in different disciplines. Inspiratus, Latin for inspiration, will reveal a rare glimpse into the processes artists use to bring their visions into artwork.
Inspiratus: A Winter Street Studios Exhibition
Saturday, September 8 – Saturday, October 20, 2018
Monday – Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 5-7 p.m.
Sawyer Yards
2101 Winter St.
Houston, TX 77007
Cost: Free and open to the public