Hooks-Epstein Galleries is excited to celebrate their 45th Anniversary with an exhibition of new paintings and works on paper by Kermit Oliver. Kermit Oliver’s exhibition also marks the 27th Anniversary of Hooks-Epstein Galleries representation of his work. The exhibition opens Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. with a reception for the artist from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M.
Kermit Oliver’s, masterfully executed paintings and drawings have earned him worldwide recognition as one of our finest contemporary American artists. In 2013, Oliver received the first Lifetime Achievement Award from the Art League Houston. This past summer, the Martin Museum of Art at Baylor University, held an exhibition of his paintings and scarves. Oliver’s work was the subject of a lifetime retrospective at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in March 2005. His work was also included in the 2001 international SITE SANTA FE biennial in New Mexico, curated by art historian/critic Dave Hickey.
Kermit Oliver was the subject of an article in the October 2012 issue of Texas Monthly, titled, Portrait of the Artist as a Postman: The strange and secret world of Kermit Oliver. He was also featured in an NPR news segment, How A Texas Postman Became An Hermés Designer.
A student of Greek and Roman mythology as well as the Old and New Testaments, Kermit Oliver derives symbols from these texts that he presents in a contemporary and highly personal way. His paintings show the honesty and integrity of a talented and dedicated artist. His works have a sense of spirit and mystery that reflect his unique and personal vision.
For more images, please visit the full exhibition.
***Please note that there will be an artist talk with Kermit Oliver, Saturday, December 20th at 2:30pm! Seating will be first come, first serve. Please call 713.522.0718 by Friday, December 19th.