ART AS SACRED SPACE

Houston based Cothren Contemporary brings twenty one years of art world experience to the table. Our passion lies in building meaningful relationships between artists and collectors. Through education and exposure to what is possible, we are breaking down the perceived barriers to collecting art, creating the understanding that art is accessible, advocating for a more diverse and equitable representation of artists, and building relationships in a thriving art world. Our mission is to empower you, the collector, to create the unique and sacred art environment in which you will choose to thrive. Representing a wide variety of well established, gallery and museum collected contemporary artists, from Texas, New York, California, Mexico, and around the globe, Cothren Contemporary is uniquely positioned to assist each collector in their creative vision.

Featured Artists

Contact

In house art gazing, studio tours and ZOOM art conversation available by appointment.
CDC Covid-19 protocols will remain in place.

For info on upcoming events, please join our mailing list:  jana@cothrencontemporary.com

Additional Offerings

Community

5% of profits goes to Children at Risk

Children at Risk is THE public policy non profit, on the forefront of protecting the well being of Texas’ children. Five percent of art commissions received by Cothren Contemporary are donated to Children at Risk. Your sacred space provides their safe space. For more information: www.childrenatrisk.org

“Vatitos Locos”, by Jorge Puron, 16” x 15”, Acrylic on Canvas, 2021, $1800 each/ triptych $4500

Artist Spotlight

Jorge Puron

“My work is founded upon hard-edged forms and covers both abstract and figurative execution. While the abstractions are deeply informed by the natural landscape, the figurative work’s basis is experience and nostalgia. In abstraction I explore the concept of spatial relationships, and how they are affected by the application of line and color while denying the viewer of clear symbolic references. The hard edge figuration has a direct objective of narrating a story. My work confronts perception by subjecting form, and the practice by which it is painted, to severe limitations. The resulting reductive images, both suggest and resist the need for detail. The effect is blunt and aesthetically confrontational. It negates conventions about form and art-historical references while hinting to a system of order hovering just beyond perception. A system loaded with metaphoric content that captures the essence of place, time and emotion.”

Please inquire with jana@cothrencontemporary.com for opportunities to view and collect his work.

Art Happenings

Cothren Contemporary presents Naturaleza Subversiva by Jorge Puron beginning September 18

Book Club

We Are Here book cover

Cothren Contemporary’s relaunch in the HTX, with “LatinX Abstract: 713 to 210”, finds abundant inspiration from Jasmin Hernandez’ “WE ARE HERE Visionaries of Color Transforming the Art World”. Jasmin Hernandez is the founder of Gallery Gurls, and continues to be an important force for women and bipoc representation in the contemporary art world. Much gratitude to Fabian Flores LatinX Publishing for putting this book on our radar! Check FFP out, for all the fab LatinX reads you can dream of, at www.fabianflorespublishing.com and @fabianflorespublishing. “WE ARE HERE”, available at www.abramsbooks.com. Learn more about Jasmin Hernandez and Gallery Gurls at www.gallerygurls.net and @gallerygurls. Enjoy!

Nude Palette A Volley - book cover
Nude Palette A Volley - first page

Cothren Contemporary is incredibly excited to share this week’s art book favorite, highlighting contemporary artist Jill Moser and poet Anna Maria Hong’s collaboration, “Nude Palette A Volley”! Available online at jillmoser.net and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art NYC. We love flipping through these pages for a quick mood lift. It is quite literally a dose of juicy art therapy! Enjoy!