Inman Gallery

3901 Main St., 713.526.7800;;

Keys to the Door: Owner Kerry Inman; director Patrick Reynolds.

What%26rsquo;s Hanging: Inman Gallery was founded in 1990 as a microscopic project space %26mdash; an arrival that coincided with the burgeoning Core Program. The rest is history. Since 2004, owner Kerry Inman and director Patrick Reynolds have held court in Isabella Court Building, blocks from the Museum District, forging a new gallery row that includes gallerists Art Palace and Bryan Miller, Kinzelman Art Consulting and, come fall, Devin Borden. The gallery%26rsquo;s latest endeavor, assisted by architect John Blackmon (who devised their original Isabella space), is a confident expansion that adds 1,000 square feet to create five exhibition spaces. Amping the gallery%26rsquo;s white cube up to 4,000 square feet, the redux completes just in time for ArtHouston, when they present former Core Fellow/painter of neo-baroque, romantic canvases Angela Fraleigh, who currently shares the stage with Marc Swanson in his Inman debut. Swanson%26rsquo;s work, typified by his now iconic crystal-encrusted deer head, suggests an affinity with both Joseph Cornell and Bruce Conner (through August 20).

Image: Kerry Inman, Patrick Reynolds, with Shaun O%26rsquo;Dell%26rsquo;s Feeling Easy Feelings, 2011. Photo by Jenny Antill.

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