Houston's art and culture scene might be thriving, but as with anything else, appreciating what you have means you should also appreciate what came before it.
Maybe that's why Domy Books is hosting an opening reception for the Tim Kerr Group Show on Friday, August 3.
Tim Kerr's fans, and they are legion, will undoubtedly pack the place, but those new to his work should try to squeeze in, too, if only to see the long-admired work of a real cool Texas icon.
Tim Kerr is an out-sized legend in the music, surf and skateboarding communities, but he is perhaps most widely known and appreciated for his arworks.
Fittingly, Kerr's paintings tend toward the iconographic, with mixed media portraits of legends past and present. From Rosa Parks to Jim Thorpe to Woody Guthrie, Kerr fixes his subjects in layers of color and texture both stately and subversive.
Friday night's reception will feature new work from Kerr, with contributions from Houston groups such as Project Row Houses, Orange Show and Kashmere Stage Band. The opening reception is free and will last from 7-9 pm, and Domy will display the show until October 18.