Nancy Littlejohn Fine ArtSara Carter's "Lit With Color" & Margo Sawyer's "Dreaming of Synchronicity of Color for Kosovo"
Nancy Littlejohn Fine Art presents two new exhibitions by renowned artists Sara Carter and Margo Sawyer.
Sara Carter's acrylic paintings on canvas stretched over panel are diverse, falling into clearly defined separate but related bodies of work. In her current show Lit With Color, Carter has deliberately and organically worked with colors and color combinations that feel powerful to her. Through the months-long meditation of creating these paintings, she experienced the profound power of color and contrast as they vibrate her being, asking to join the canvases’ objecthood, taking some of herself with them, and leaving their traces behind.
Margo Sawyer's Dreaming of Synchronicity of Color for Kosovo is a series of works on paper that pays homage to her monumental public art project outside the U.S. Embassy in Pristina, Kosovo. The central actor in her work is color. In this work, her signature squares, rectangles, and strips of bold color is a preview into her larger public works. In her current show, Sawyer dissects the interaction between colors, opacity, and translucence.
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 1970s. “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 serving 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.
Lit With Color 1, 2020
Lit With Color 2, 2020
Lit With Color 3, 2020
Lit With Color 4, 2020
Lit With Color 5, 2020
Lit With Color 6, 2020
Lit With Color 7, 2020
Lit With Color 8, 2020
Lit With Color 12, 2020
Lit With Color 13, 2020
Lit With Color 14, 2020
Lit With Color 15, 2020
Dreaming of Synchronicity of Color Kosovo, 2020
Dreaming of Synchronicity of Color From Afar, 2020
Dreaming of Synchronicity of Color Shadows, 2020
Color Dreams, Woven Dreams, 2020
Dreaming Color, 2020
Dreaming of Synchronicity of Color, 2020
Dreaming of Color - Synchronicity of Color, 2020
Color Dreams + Covid Summer, 2020