“Metaphysical Batman”: Howard Sherman at McMurtrey Gallery, Houston

Sportsmanship-is-for-Suckers by Howard Sherman

26 October-27 November 2013

Howard Sherman: “Metaphysical Batman”

Houston’s McMurtrey Gallery presents abstract works by Texas artist Howard Sherman. His work references historical painting and the narrative cartoon. “Metaphysical Batman” introduces a three-dimensional element to Sherman’s paintings. Sherman’s paintings include elements of text, figure, illustrated line and think paint. In “Metaphysical Batman”, Sherman has taken individual works on paper, using acrylic and marker and collaged them on to large canvases. The title work, Metaphysical Batman, is 30-square-feet of collaged works in 3-D. The dominant colours are those of Batman, black and yellow. Howard Sherman has an MFA from the University of North Texas and he has participated in residencies across the U.S. Sherman’s works are in permanent collections, including those of the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, The Bank of Montreal, and Lone Star College of Houston.

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McMurtrey Gallery
3508 Lake Street
Houston, Texas 77098 USA
(713) 523-8238

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Sportsmanship Is For Suckers
by Howard Sherman
acrylic, marker, and acid-free paper on canvas
Image courtesy of the artist and McMurtrey Gallery, Houston, Texas