February 20 — March 20, 2010
Culling materials from a world of excess, Al Souza creates dynamic compositions the eye compulsively traverses. The works in the exhibition include paintings composed of thousands of layered jigsaw puzzle pieces the artist has become nationally recognized for as well as his new variation, “Redux” puzzle paintings that are further layered with ribbons of acrylic paint. Adding to the exhibition will also be various paper collages hand-cut from comic books, sheet music and botanical prints.
In 2006, Al Souza was named “Texas Artist of the Year” by the Art League Houston. His work is represented in several major public collections such as; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Biblioteche Nationale, Paris, France; San Diego Museum of Art, La Jolla, CA; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA; Yale University of Art, New Haven, CT; Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, CT; Museum of Modern Art, Belgrade, Yugoslavia and Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX. Al Souza lives and works in Houston, TX.