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Flatland Gallery

Flatland Gallery just west of Brasil is a multipurpose art space featuring three dimensional work, films, performances and specialty meals. Originally named Mixture, the gallery has served under iterations such as DOMY Books, The Brandon, and She Works Flexible. The previous Gallery "The Brandon" showcased local, national, and international emerging and professional artists to varied audiences. The open floor plan allows for a variety of concepts, exhibitions, pop-up dinners and private parties. For rental and gallery walkthrough inquiries please email hello@brasilcafehouston.com. 

Location - 1709 Westheimer Rd Houston, Texas 77098

Current Exhibition

Refusing Providence | David Janesko and Heather L. Johnson | December 15, 2017 – January 27, 2018

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Refusing Providence is an exhibition of works on paper and fabric by Houston-based artists David Janesko and Heather L. Johnson, on view at Flatland Gallery (1709 Westheimer, next to Cafe Brasil) December 15, 2017 – January 27, 2018. Please join us for an opening party on Friday, December 15, from 6-9pm.

“When a people refuse or neglect to fill the designs of Providence, they ought not to complain about the results.” - Marcus Whitman

The works in this show are byproducts of anxiety – fear in varying degrees of extremity brought on by rapidly changing forces governing modern life. Having experienced Hurricane Harvey and witnessed its devastating effects on friends, family and the landscape of Southeast Texas, both artists use this recent event as a departure point, an inspiration through which we each examine and deconstruct our own fears. The act of examining, of looking at and facing, embodies a willingness to embrace vulnerability, which we feel leads to a deeper understanding of the self in relation to the rest of the world in the context of growing uncertainty. It is within this self-knowledge that we find power, enabling a potential turning of tables upon circumstance – thereby constituting an act of refusal and resistance. 

David Janesko is a visual artist working in a variety of media. David is a former geologist whose work deals with time, scale, how we make sense of the world and the ways suffering arises from these. www.davidjanesko.com

A working visual artist for close to 25 years, Heather L. Johnson is best known for her ongoing long distance motorcycle journey and nomadic art venture, In Search of the Frightening and Beautiful. Through it and other ambitious projects, Heather has sought meaning in the contradictory nature of existence, looking for poetry in unexpected places and communicating her findings in visual art and written works. She has exhibited widely in the U.S. and in Europe, Japan and Mexico, and publishes stories regularly in the online magazine RideApart.com. For further information visit http://heatherLjohnson.com/

Past Exhibitions

Geoff Winningham New Work | November 18 - December 3, 2017  | Opening Reception: Saturday November 18th

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Winningham’s distinctive photographic style has brought him international recognition. His work is found in most major collections in the United States, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and the major art museums in Texas.

Geoff Winningham’s career as a still photographer, filmmaker, and journalist has had many facets. He joined the faculty of the Department of Art and Art History at Rice University in 1969, and over the next decade he published three books, Friday Night in the Coliseum (1971), Going Texas (1972), and Rites of Fall (1978), his now classic study of Texas high school football. Later publications include A Place of Dreams (1986) and In the Eye of the Sun: Mexican Fiestas (1996). 


COLOR - An intimate performance/experience | By Jacquelyne Boe |December 1st & 2nd 7pm 2017

BRASIL'S NEIGHBORING ART SPACE FLATLAND GALLERY PRESENTS .... COLOR !  Flatland Gallery, Montrose Houston 1709 Westheimer Rd Houston, TX 77006 COLOR was conceived through conversations of color theory and the science behind prisms. The choreographic phrases and process were drawn from sourced images of each color of the rainbow, darkness and light. Experience Flatland Gallery's first every intimate dance performance this Friday & Saturday. In beautiful handmade white linen jumpers, dancers Jacquelyne Boe, Brit Wallis & Siri Cyan will move to original music by Jeremy Nuncio.  DJ Jean-Paul Tiblier will be spinning on Brasil's back patio for the after party on Saturday December 2nd. 

BRASIL'S NEIGHBORING ART SPACE FLATLAND GALLERY PRESENTS .... COLOR ! 

Flatland Gallery, Montrose Houston
1709 Westheimer Rd Houston, TX 77006

COLOR was conceived through conversations of color theory and the science behind prisms. The choreographic phrases and process were drawn from sourced images of each color of the rainbow, darkness and light. Experience Flatland Gallery's first every intimate dance performance this Friday & Saturday. In beautiful handmade white linen jumpers, dancers Jacquelyne Boe, Brit Wallis & Siri Cyan will move to original music by Jeremy Nuncio.  DJ Jean-Paul Tiblier will be spinning on Brasil's back patio for the after party on Saturday December 2nd. 


Tangential Photography | Adam Donnelly and Meggan Gould | September 8th - October 27th 2017

angential Photography  | Inaugural art exhibition at Flatland September 15th -November 2017 Flatland, the shape that comes into being when two dimensions collide. The photographic image leaves a wake in its process of creation. Adam Donnelly and Meggan Gould travel backward along their respective photographic practices, they use the physical and digital remnants left behind by the process of making a photograph as a starting point for the creation of new work. Rather than feeding these remnants back into the photographic process, they move tangent, using the refuse as a primary source to explore drawing and painting. This process shifts their point of creative focus and skill from the eye to the hand. While visually distinct from photography, the resulting drawings are structured by the very photography-based elements of chance and process. More information about Adam Donnelly and Meggan Gould Gallery Contact: flatlandartspace@gmail.com

angential Photography  | Inaugural art exhibition at Flatland September 15th -November 2017

Flatland, the shape that comes into being when two dimensions collide.

The photographic image leaves a wake in its process of creation. Adam Donnelly and Meggan Gould travel backward along their respective photographic practices, they use the physical and digital remnants left behind by the process of making a photograph as a starting point for the creation of new work. Rather than feeding these remnants back into the photographic process, they move tangent, using the refuse as a primary source to explore drawing and painting. This process shifts their point of creative focus and skill from the eye to the hand. While visually distinct from photography, the resulting drawings are structured by the very photography-based elements of chance and process.

More information about Adam Donnelly and Meggan Gould

Gallery Contact: flatlandartspace@gmail.com


Camp Pause by The Dictaphone Group

Tuesday, April 18 - Sunday, April 23 2016

Four films are projected onto the four walls of a gallery. Each film follows a Palestinian resident of a refugee camp on the coast of Lebanon, walking from their dwelling to the sea. Along the way, they speak of history of the land, their arrival, and everyday life in the camp. Camp Pause is part of CounterCurrent17 festival, a free festival of performance, installations, and ideas presented by University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts. CounterCurrent is a festival of performance, installation, and ideas.

New Image Art Gallery: Houston Edition
Curated by Marsea Goldberg
Friday, September 30 - Monday, October 17

DATE FARMERS // BAST // JUDITH SUPINE // KAREN FINLEY // RETNA // MONICA KIM GARZA // RICHARD COLMAN // MAYA HAYUK // LUKE PELLETIER


Bob Parks: Saggy Bottom
Curated by Cody Ledvina
Friday, August 12 - Saturday, September 10 2016

Sex, mental illness, spirituality, the early LA art scene, his mother, his brother, his father, cricket, eating lots of food, Johnny Otis, the crucifixion, wax, gospel music, large cuts of wood, Sway, letters of recommendation, vastly interconnecting theories, cadavers, the BBC, catheter, Aboriginal dream interpretation, the blues, teaching, the flute, wallpaper.


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