Nancy Littlejohn Fine ArtTexas Legends: William Anzalone and Cruz Ortiz
Nancy Littlejohn Fine Art presents a curated exhibition of work by internationally celebrated artists and Texas Legends William Anzalone and Cruz Ortiz. Anzalone’s new paintings embrace us into reverie, offering an intensely personal experience — one that takes us into different ways of seeing as we make sense of our ever-changing world. Ortiz’s documentation of history reveals his reality and his reflection of it — a translation of a narrative that sets forth deeper understanding of a society built by conquest, conversions, and "illusions of inclusion." These historical exhibitions present an ongoing dialogue between legends William Anzalone and Cruz Ortiz and their vision of Texas as a place of continued resilience and solid resistance.
NLFA gives the Houston arts community well deserved recognition in the National and International art world. Bringing 30 years of experience as a patron, collector, art advisor and gallerist, Littlejohn delivers an experience unlike anything you’ve seen. In 1998 she opened what has been noted as the most avant-garde gallery in Texas, bravely showcasing emerging talent through exhibitions, performances and thoughtfully curated multi-disciplinary events. Today, NLFA represents the very best Nationally and Internationally recognized established and emerging contemporary artists.
Nestled in the exclusive River Oaks neighborhood in Houston, Texas, Nancy Littlejohn thoughtfully renovated the 5,000 square foot modernist masterpiece originally designed and occupied by world renowned architect S.I. Morris in the early 1970’s. “Seth Irvin Morris and his architectural firm left a timeless imprint on the Houston skyline, from the first-of-it’s-kind Astrodome to downtown’s trapezoidal Pennzoil Place skyscraper to the Williams Tower that looms high over the Galleria”. NLFA is a destination surrounded by the city’s best boutique design firms, antique emporiums, flower shops and restaurants.
Ms. Littlejohn’s civic work includes service as a board member of the Houston Symphony and past board president of the Houston Symphony League, board member of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, the Blaffer Art Museum University of Houston, the Moores School of Music University of Houston, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston Guild, Lawndale Art Center, the advisory board of the Houston Arts Alliance and the Greater Houston Preservation Alliance. Littlejohn has also been recognized for her work with the AIDS Foundation Houston, Escape Family Resource Center, FotoFest International, Houston Art League, Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens of the MFAH, and the Rothko Chapel.
La Jennifer Falcon, 2020
Colonel Robles de Xochipala, 2020
Dusty Cowboy, 2020
La Morena Planta, 2017
Mission San Jose gate con golden hour, 2020
Terlingua Morning, 2020
Olivia in a green dress during the pandemic, dress by Angelina Mata, 2020
Olivia on the phone with Freddy + John while doing an Instagram live, 2020
The arrest of Patsy Tijerina, 2020
Pato Planta, 2019
Bridge "237", 2020
Studio (Yellow – Black), 2020
Large Gate, 2020
Red Gate, 2020
Red Trunk, 2020
Studio (Red – 2), 2020
Two Hills, 2020