Texas’ European interior design mecca to showcase artistic provocateurs – CASA Houston partners with Dallas gallery
A The cutting-edge collaboration between one of Houston’s leading European luxury furniture retailers and a major Dallas gallery – home to market provocateurs and acclaimed photographers, Tyler Shields and David Yarrow – promises to energize the dialogue between the art and design in Texas.
Cue CASA Houston and Samuel Lynne Galleries, Dallas, owned by Jerry Hooker and business partners JD Miller and Philip Romano respectively, who just shared the news with PaperCity.
Currently housed in the beautiful 10,000 square foot showroom of CASA Houston’s Upper Kirby neighborhood (open to the public and to commerce), the innovative conversation combines high-end Italian interiors and home furnishings brands – think Giorgetti , Poltrona Frau, Rimadesio and Listone Giordano – with a presentation of five talents represented by Samuel Lynne Galleries: Lea Fisher, JD Miller, Philip Romano, Tyler Shields and David Yarrow.
The three abstract painters – Fisher, Miller and Romano, practitioners of the Reflectionist movement based in Dallas – are interested in the reductive beauty of CASA Houston’s well-edited interior design collection.
Photographic images of the internationally renowned Shields and Yarrow add edge and impact.
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Shields, who debuts in Houston, wows the viewer with an intoxicating mix of celebrity, consumerism, eroticism, decadence and fantasy. The Los Angeles-based artist is one of the only living artists to feature in a solo exhibition at Sotheby’s. As such, Shields is a fearless conjurer of images that confront the viewer, while simultaneously transforming them into a viewer and a conspirator.
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For CASA Houston, Shields is collaborating with Samuel Lynne Galleries co-owner artist JD Miller on a collection of on-going masterpieces, each image of which will be featured in a single, completely unique photograph.
Then there’s Yarrow, a selfless talent whose photographs regularly sell for more than six figures at auction.
On display at CASA Houston are works such as american unrest and Friday night at the Pioneer joined by Yarrow’s iconic wildlife subjects, which were recently highlighted in the artist’s second book, a lavish Rizzoli volume, David Yarrow Photography: Americas Africa Antarctica Arctic Asia Europe. With a foreword by NFL Superstar Tom Brady and an afterword by illustrious model / lifestyle spokesperson Cindy Crawford, the 2019 Collectible Monograph donates all of its royalties to conservation causes Yarrow supports. generously. It’s Tusk in the UK and WildAid in the US.
In a statement, JD Miller of Samuel Lynne Galleries notes, “In Houston, our artists will now be on display alongside the world’s most prestigious furniture brands, offering unparalleled art and interior design options.
“We are delighted to provide a home for these esteemed artists to be shown in Houston. . . create an immersive interior design environment where everything you see from floor to ceiling is available for purchase, ”says Jerry Hooker, owner of CASA Houston.
“Working with Samuel Lynne Galleries challenged us to think outside the box to revamp our current showroom, and the finished product is an even more impactful and empowering approach to art when it comes to design. luxury interior, ”Hooker continues on the collaboration.
CASA Houston is located at Upper Kirby’s Arrive at 2800 Kirby Drive, Suite B100. It is open to the public and to traders, from Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm; 713-714-8105. Find more information here.