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SEPTEMBER 28 - NOVEMBER 10, 1974 COMTEMPORARY ARTS MUSEUM 5216 MONTROSE HOUSTON, TEXAS 77066 Art created in Texas is a cogent new force in the developing drama of American culture. It reveals a remarkable independence from New York or California contemporary styles and relates more specifically to the state's indigenous cultural heritage. Certain aspects of the imagery can be identified as Texas, i.e., the scale and the use of armadillos, animal skulls and other symbols. In general, however, it is in the quality or intelligence of the work and in its ability to deal with or structure a consciousness that involves simultaneously native Mexican, Southern and Western influences as well as the expanded, diverse landscape, personal idioms and expressions which relate specifically to Texas culture. There is a corresponding and powerful energy in the work which is unique and promises even greater development and a new orientation toward art based not on excessive fantasy, or on eccentricity, but on realism in its broadest sense. James Harithas
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