Lives Played Out on Canvas: Paintings by Otis Huband, Richard Stout, and Dick Wray

Richard Stout, Untitled, 1972. William Reaves Fine Art

On September 13th, William Reaves Fine Art pulls back the curtain on its milestone 50th exhibition entitled Lives Played Out on Canvas, celebrating the expressionist works of three Houston stalwarts, Richard Stout, Dick Wray and Otis Huband. The three featured artists were among those who put down roots in Houston as young painters in the late 50s and early 60s and proceeded to blaze creative trails through a burgeoning local art scene. In the decades that have followed, they, like so many of their Houston contemporaries, have shared inspired lives with all of us through the paintings they have produced.

Otis Huband, Sloth. William Reaves Fine Art

Otis Huband, Sloth.
William Reaves Fine Art

Working continuously within the city, the three have achieved worthy regional and national reputations, playing out painterly pursuits before us in strong, dynamic bodies of work. Our own lives (and indeed the entire Houston art scene) are undoubtedly richer due to their presence here. While our Bayou City still quietly mourns the recent passing of Dick Wary, Stout and Huband still work daily and continue to regale us with sublime canvases emanating from their Houston studios. Lives Played Out on Canvas has the makings of a hallmark exhibition, and is certain to rank as a “must see” event for Houston art enthusiasts.

The exhibition is filled with show-stopping examples of the artists’ oeuvres, presenting a remarkable collection of grand abstractions and affording poignant insights into the creative lives and visions of three Houston greats. The show opens on September 13th and runs through October 5th.

Related Special Events:

September 14, 2013, 3-4:30pm: Artists Talk with Otis Huband & Richard Stout

September 14, 2013, 5-8pm: Opening Reception

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