Sacks And Covers: Theresa Anderson & Amber Cobb

Gray Contemporary (Houston, TX)

February 27 - April 2, 2016

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, February 27th from 5-9pm

(left) Amber Cobb, milky smooth, 2015 mattress cover, plastic, silicone 25" x 25"
(right) Theresa Anderson, 01/ sack, 2015 pigmented pillow soft foam, dragon skin, pantyhose 60" x 10" x 4"

Sacks and Covers is an exhibition that brings together the work of Theresa Anderson and Amber Cobb. Both artists have created new bodies of work that highlight a shared affinity to color, texture, material, and a process of reduction. Anderson's work stems from objects used in performance art, while Cobb's focus relates more closely to formal aesthetics, the end result for both is work that conveys a feeling of sensuality and sexiness. Each piece is anchored by gravity and defined as much by the physical weight of the materials as the conceptual weight of the objects they have employed.

Mardee Goff, Curator
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

Theresa Anderson (b. 1967, St. Paul, Minnesota) Theresa Anderson recently completed a two-year residency as a resource artist at Redline Denver. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at such venues as the 2013 and 2015 Biennial of the Americas, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver Art Museum, Soo Visual Art Center, Ice Cube Gallery and was included in the exhibition, Thief Among Thieves, at the MCA Denver.

Amber Cobb (b. 1980, St. Louis, MO) Cobb has created a diverse body of work that explores the duality of the attractive and the abject. Her work has been shown in national and international exhibitions at such venues as xiao shan xiao at the Hunan Province Art Museum in Kaifeng, China, Sweat Baby Sweat in Los Angeles, and Direct Connect in Berlin. In 2013 she was part of the Biennial of Americas and 2015 she was included in the exhibition, Thief Among Thieves, at the MCA Denver.

Gray Contemporary
3508 Lake Street
Houston, Texas 77098
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11-5pm or by appointment