ART Provocateur by alton dulaney


Houston, TX – Heidi Vaughan Fine Art is proud to present ART Provocateur, an exhibition of 20 new pieces from the interdisciplinary artist Alton DuLaney. This body of work explores the power of art to transform objects, images, and actions through the use of text, craft, and conceptualization. The exhibition opens Saturday, September 7, 2019, from 5 pm to 8 pm at the gallery, located at 3510 Lake Street at Colquitt in the Upper Kirby Galleries. It runs through October 12, 2019.

Objects in the exhibition include paintings, sculpture, photography, stained glass, mail art, neon light, and even knitting. An artist’s talk will take place on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 1 pm.

In addition to his work as a conceptual artist, Dulaney is the Public Art Program Director and Curator of the Houston Airports, managing one of the largest art collections in the state of Texas. He taught Public Art at the University of Houston, and has been the Director of Splendora Gardens, an alternative art space founded by the artist James Surls, for several years.  DuLaney’s own visual artwork has been displayed in numerous exhibitions in the United States, South America, and in Europe. His works are in the permanent collections of the Tom of Finland Foundation in Los Angeles, the Leslie Lohman Museum in New York City, the City of Marfa Public Art Collection, and several prominent private collections. He is a Board Member of the Houston Arts Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the care and maintenance of dozens of Houston’s most iconic public sculptures, where he chairs the Adopt-A-Monument Program.

When he is not busy promoting the art world, DuLaney can regularly be seen encouraging creativity on national television as the World’s Most Famous Gift Wrap Artist, and advancing city beautification in his hometown of Splendora, where he is an elected member of City Council and one day hopes to be Mayor.

For more information about this event, email heidi@heidivaughanfineart.com or call 832.875.6477. For more information about Jay Marroquin, visit www.jaymarroquin.com.