Houston's Archway Gallery is putting on an environmentally conscious exhibition for the month of March, featuring sculpture by Andrea Wilkinson and paintings by Christie Coker. From the gallery's website:
Coker’s works of art in this collection are inspired by the spectacular landscape and animals of Yellowstone National Park, as well as the landscape and animals found in rural areas of Texas. The paintings are acrylic on textured surfaces with the creative process unfolding spontaneously as they develop. As collaborative partners for this show, Wilkinson and Coker like to find ways in which they each show their own version of an animal; Wilkinson showing the animal in 3-D and Coker showing the animal in a 2-D format where its environment is the focus.
Wilkinson’s sculpture features North American wildlife. Wild animals are magnificent and accessible, the Tetons or Yellowstone National Parks embrace moose, elk and bears. She is inspired just knowing that they are there, still living the wild life and fitting so perfectly into their wild environment. In Wilkinson’s sculpture, whether it is bronze or papier mache, she tries to capture what it is about wild animals that so fascinates her and share that with viewers, forming a connection between the wild and us.