Feature Articles

June Issue 2002

Christa Faut Gallery in Cornelius, NC, Features Works by Douglas Houchens

Christa Faut Gallery in Cornelius, NC, will present a solo exhibition entitled, Paintings From Old Movies, featuring oil paintings by Douglas Houchens from June 7 through July 7, 2002.

Houchens is credited with bringing the study of visual and studio arts to Davidson College, in nearby Davidson, NC, and served as chairman of the Arts Department from 1953 to 1978. One of his pupils was internationally recognized artist, Herb Jackson, recipient of North Carolina's highest art award.

The exhibition will be Houchens' fifth solo exhibition with Christa Faut Gallery and will include eight paintings of oil on canvas. His theme is old movies; like Robin Hood, with Douglas Fairbanks (1922), Follow The Fleet, with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rodgers (1936) and The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939). Houchens makes freeze-frame slides of those moments and images that resonate with him. "So that it's not plotted and planned, I use colors that will invite the viewer in". He describes his art as "being in an expressionistic vein".

Houchens studied for his BFA and earned his MFA at RPI in Richmond, VA.

For further information check our NC Commercial Gallery listings, call the gallery at 704/892-5312, e-mail at (rfaut@juno.com) and on the web at (wwwchristafautgallery).

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