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Floyd Newsum in VAS

Though not a retrospective, but “Past, Present, and Future” by Floyd Newsum includes paintings and drawings from most periods in his 40-year career. More than 30 pieces, several being shown for the first time, trace his evolution from surrealist to expressionist. Through it all his style is consistently bright, playful, purposefully childlike and graphically complex, employing recurring images of dogs, birds, clouds, houses and figures. 

March 23, 2019

Donna Tennant reviews Floyd Newsum in the latest Visual Art Source.

View Works by Two Museum-Class Texas Artists on Colquitt Gallery Row

Rule No. 1, don't tell Floyd Newsum that his art has a Basquiat feel. That kind of talk will net you some serious side-eye from the Houston-based artist and educator, who will be in attendance during the opening reception for "Past, Present, and Future" at Nicole Longnecker Gallery.

February 19, 2019

Susie Tommaney writes about two great exhibits beginning with our own Floyd Newsum.

Angela Davis Johnson in the New York Times

Angela Davis Johnson got a similar response when she showed curators her paintings, which almost always feature black women and fabrics to pay homage to her seamstress mother. One, “An open mouth creek,” depicts a black girl with sad eyes and blue hair whose mouth is shut — though she looks like she wants to talk. It’s a piece that speaks to the silencing of black women throughout history. Ms. Johnson has been told that her work is too political and that she should stay away from race-related issues if she wants to be commercially viable.

December 11, 2018

Kelundra Smith writes about female Atlanta artists at Art Basel Miami 2018.

Group Acorde

Two Performances of Dance and Music

July 13 and July 14, 2017

 

Group Acorde

Roberta Paixao Cortes, Thomas Helton,

Lindsey McGill, Seth Paynter

In familiar territory, painters stretch

Floyd Newsum is capping one of the biggest seasons of his 40-year career with this elegant show of recent works. The title seems as loaded with symbolism as his dynamic, primitive-spirited works on paper.

January 20, 2017

Molly Glentzer writes about five Houston artists beginning with our own Floyd Newsum..

New Washington Museum to Open with Art by Floyd Newsum

The art world is all abuzz about the soon-to-be-open Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History and Culture. A piece by Floyd Newsum, an art professor at University of Houston Downtown (this year marks his 40th anniversary as a professor), is part of the Smithsonian's permanent collection and will be on view when the museum opens later this month.

September13, 2016

Susie Tommaney  writes about Floyd Newsum's paintings being included in the newest museum in Washington

When the Ice Melts: The Aftermath

Photographers Cara Barer and Frank Sherwood White contrasting works focus on the future ecology of the Gulf Coast.

February 26, 2016

William Geoffrey Wood interviewed Cara, Frank and Nicole for this article in Houstonia Magazine.

Into The Etheral

Gallery owner Nicole Longnecker recruits a local curator and artists for The Charm of the Spectacle.

July 28, 2015

Nick Esquer  wrote this article in Houstonia Magazine about our exhibit The Charm of the Spectacle

Art Inspired By The Spirit World Connects Three Artists at Nicole Longnecker Gallery

July 15, 2015

Houston Press Art Writer Susie Tommaney  reviewed our exhibit May The Rainbow Always Touch Your Shoulder.

PaperCity Houston

September 2013

We were excited to see our gallery opening and inaugural exhibition featuring Devon Christopher Moore covered by PaperCity's Catherine Anspon.