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UHD O'Kane Gallery to Present Leamon Green's 'Look at Them''

Leamon Green The Weight of the World

The University of Houston-Downtown O'Kane Gallery presents "Look at Them" by visual artist Leamon Green. The exhibition will open with a reception on Thursday, Sept. 1, 6-8 p.m. The work will be available for public viewing through Oct. 13.

Green's art visually represents the complexities of the African identity in an age of increased global awareness. The artist creates sensitive images of people of color using highly textured, richly jagged patterns, which creates soulful, bold imagery. His large-scale prints, made possible using an industrial-size steamroller, offer a compassionate look at the African migration experience.

Green was born in Anniston, Alabama in 1959. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Cleveland Institute of Art and a Master of Fine Arts from Temple University in Pennsylvania. He came to Houston in 1990 and serves as chair of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Texas Southern University. His solo exhibitions include shows at Hooks-Epstein Galleries in Houston, the Galveston Arts Center and the African American Museum in Dallas. In 2007, he was awarded a Fulbright scholar grant to study in Tanzania.

The O'Kane Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday.