gH / Space HL

Texas Contemporary Art Fair

October 11-13th George R. Brown Convention Center

Come Join us at booth D11 for this years Texas Contemporary Art Fair featuring Cody Ledvina, Mark Ponder, Jasmine Zelaya, Lane Hagood, Lauren Moya Ford, Bill Willis, and Calvin Ross Carl

VIP Party and Kick off October 11th 7:30-10pm grab your free ticket here!


Sept. 27th – Oct 26th

Opening Reception: Friday Sept 27th 6-10pm
Artist Talk and Walk Through: Tuesday Oct 1, 6:30pm

Space HL is proud to present a new site-specific installation Another Type of Shelter by Keliy Anderson-Staley. The new work combines the intricacies of her detailed portrait-work and the loaded idea of temporary shelter.  An exploratory body of work the viewers are to experience from both inside and outside, while considering the nature of community.

Suggesting a lean-to and other temporary forms of shelter, Anderson-Staley’s installation carves out a narrow, intimate interior space, while its portrait-covered exterior represents the public and the individuals that make up a city.  Comprised of hundreds of tintype portraits are featured, most of them made in Houston, including at Project Row Houses, University of Houston, Diverseworks, the Houston Center for Photography, and the artist’s studio, each tintype plate is a powerful portrait of an individual and the portrait of the broader community. The new installation is an expression of community as a form of shelter and the uniqueness of individuals while the collection of images remain precarious and exposed, suggesting our collective fragility and vulnerability in the face of natural and environmental catastrophe. Viewers are invited to crawl into the interior space to experience and view the abstract compositions and portraits that are installed inside of the shelter at their own pace.

In 2018 Anderson-Staley installed a house like installation outdoors in the train shed at the Silos and was a jumping off point the new project. The project has manifested in various forms regionally and nationally and will once again be on view at the Shelburne Museum of Art in Vermont this fall. Anderson-Staley, whose home and studio were flooded by Hurricane Harvey, constructed the first iteration of Shelter in Place in the aftermath of the storm as a testament to Houston’s strength and resilience. Larger in scale, and incorporating dozens of portraits made in the past couple years, the Space HL installation marks the passing of the second anniversary of the storm and the continued presence of its effects in our lives.

galleryHOMELAND reopening and rebranding!

This November galleryHOMELAND takes ownership of its new Headquarters  located at the heart of Houston’s 2nd Ward and East End. Executive Director Paul Middendorf has been brought on full time by The galleryHOMELAND board and the organization has signed a 6 year lease on its new building.  After a long hiatus of a permanent location gH reopens and rebrands as Space HL!

From Then to Now

galleryHOMELAND started as a grassroots organization and non profit in Portland Oregon in 2005 and opened a second location in Houston Texas in 2012.  Working vigorously across the country and after 10 years gH closed its Portland branch and made its HQ and home solely in Houston TX.  Now galleryHOMELAND is growing once again. What was once a small experimental exhibitions and events space has become so much more and has expanded on its vision more than ever.  galleryHOMELAND now becomes Space HL!

Space HL – Same organization Same grand Vision!

From civic involvement and social engagement galleryHOMELAND has worked on new projects and initiatives locally, nationally and internationally.  As Space HL and with its new location in Houston’s East Side, we have opened a second location, annex, and creative incubator. The annex is in Partnership with the organization Swale run by NYC artist Mary Mattingly and group project Swale on the Historic Governors Island in NYC. With this new bold move and cultural exchange we will be hosting and featuring visiting artists Bret Shirley for the Fall, Winter, and Spring. Back in Houston Space HL opens its doors to a new season of programming and bold events with such experimental projects as Dallas based installation team Jeff Gibbons and Greg Ruppe and local composer and avante garde performer Lynn Lane and his project Transitory Sound and Movement Collective.  End of November Space HL brings back it culinary and famed Chef event Scratch, making its elevated take on the traditional “bake sale”. The popular event happens the Sunday before Thanksgiving and features executive chefs from around the city. Space HL ends the month on November 30th with its lavish membership dinner and VIP event giving members and participants an exclusive look at its new programming and vision.

That’s not all! Space HL continues its celebrated events like artists funding event Sunday Soup, experimental music series, and will be participating in a Spring project in collaboration with Gabriel Martinez and the Smithsonian Museum featuring Latino Artists across the region and beyond.  Space HL opens its doors in November with new project by Jeff Gibbons and Greg Ruppe and will have its grand opening group show in December. Stay tuned for more. We are back and more dedicated than ever.