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2242 Richmond Avenue
Houston, TX 77098
713 520 9988

Since 1980, Robert and Cynthia Cage McClain have focused on the exhibition and the acquisition of museum quality modern and contemporary American and European art.

McClain Gallery’s program represents important twentieth-century figures while continuing to commit to younger generations of artists, which includes primary representation of many Texas-based artists. The gallery has mounted monographic exhibitions, as well as published scholarly catalogues for Peter Halley, Donald Baechler, Andy Warhol, Robert Motherwell, Rosa Loy, The Bruce High Quality Foundation, Julian Schnabel, Bo Joseph and Pablo Picasso. Our exhibition program is augmented by survey and group shows that investigate current themes in contemporary art within historic contexts.

In addition to promoting the work of our stable of artists, our strength is guiding and educating both the new, as well as the seasoned, collector. We actively advise and help private individuals and institutions in the acquisition and sale of artworks to organizing a comprehensive program of collecting. With over three decades of proven expertise, McClain Gallery has a strong reputation as secondary market specialists who offer, research and source artworks of exceptionally high quality with discretion. We regularly attend art fairs, bid at auction and draw on our existing strong relationships with dealers, museum professionals, and collectors around the globe to provide our clients with thorough, insightful and market savvy advice.

Artists Represented:

John Alexander

Donald Baechler

Karin Broker

The Bruce High Quality Foundation

Brendan Cass

Seth Cameron

Gisela Colon

Stephen Dean

Anne Deleporte

Kent Dorn

Christian Eckart

Sharon Engelstein

Cleve Gray

Donna Green

Katsumi Hawakaya

Mara Held

Dorothy Hood

Jeff Shore | Jon Fisher

Bo Joseph

Julia Kunin

Gary Lang

Rosa Loy

Angelina Nasso

Henrique Oliveira

Aaron Parazette

Rob Reasoner

Elaine Reichek

David Row

Jonathan Seliger

Ray Smith

Peter Sullivan

Shane Tolbert

Kelli Vance

Bernar Venet

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Installation image of “re:construction” 2018
Installation image of “Downtown: Collage Culture in the East Village” 2018
Installation image of “Shane Tolbert: Nightshades” 2018
Installation image of “Recline” 2019
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Current Exhibition

Elaine Reichek

Between the Needle and the Book

2242 Richmond Avenue
Houston, TX 77098

January 18, 2020 - March 7, 2020
McClain Gallery is pleased to present artist Elaine Reichek’s first solo exhibition with the gallery, Between the Needle and the Book. Occupying both of the gallery’s spaces, this two-part show introduces Reichek’s five-decade career like a pair of bookends, juxtaposing her most recent text-based embroideries with sewn paintings and fabric works from the 1970s. For Reichek, embroidering words onto fabric rejoins text to its etymological sibling, textile. In the early 1990s, Reichek began researching the history of the embroidered sampler and sewing new versions of traditional patterns. In her revisionist samplers, she strategically replaces the usual scriptural verse or wise maxim — which young girls learned to sew as part of their education — with alternative literary or historical quotes from a distinctly feminist perspective, whether critical or humorous. Over time, as Reichek appropriated from a wider variety of both textual and art historical sources, her embroideries have expanded beyond the formal bounds of the sampler, even as they continue to employ thread and fabric as fundamental materials.

 
Past Exhibitions

Dorothy Hood

Illuminated Earth

2242 Richmond Avenue
Houston, TX 77098

October 12, 2019 - December 21, 2019
McClain Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of paintings by the late artist Dorothy Hood. Best known for her large-scale paintings that bring together elements of Surrealism, Modernism, and Abstraction, Hood created works that drew on her fascination with outer space, the terrain of the southwest, poetry, and mysticism. Illuminated Earth will feature a series of paintings that depict both physical and metaphorical landscapes, emphasizing Hood’s deft use of color, geometric forms, and spatial depth. The paintings on view will speak both to the time Hood spent in Mexico and to her eventual return to exploring the Texas landscapes of her youth, highlighting the intrinsic connection in her work between abstraction, landscapes, the cosmos, and the psyche. This exhibition will also include seminal examples of early abstractions from the 1940-1950s along with a selection of archive materials, including Hood’s personal correspondence, photos, and writings.

Katsumi Hayakawa

Particles Of Light

2242 Richmond Avenue
Houston, TX 77098

July 27, 2019 - September 21, 2019

Heather Bause Rubinstein

High Violet

2242 Richmond Avenue
Houston, TX 77098

May 18, 2019 - July 13, 2019

Christian Eckart

Trialectics

2242 Richmond Avenue
Houston, TX 77098

May 18, 2019 - June 29, 2019

Recline: Portraiture & Domestic Supports With Henri Matisse Prints

2242 Richmond Avenue
Houston, TX 77098

January 26, 2019 - March 23, 2019

Seth Cameron

Suns

2242 Richmond Avenue
Houston, TX 77098

November 15, 2018 - January 5, 2019

Downtown: Collage Culture In The East Village

2242 Richmond Avenue
Houston, TX 77098

November 1, 2018 - January 5, 2019

Each to the Other: Sharon Engelstein + Aaron Parazette

2242 Richmond Avenue
Houston, TX 77098

September 21, 2018 - October 20, 2018

Shane Tolbert

Nightshades

2242 Richmond Avenue
Houston, TX 77098

May 19, 2018 - August 18, 2018

Karin Broker

Love Me, Love Me Not

2242 Richmond Avenue
Houston, TX 77098

April 21, 2018 - June 23, 2018