gH / Space HL

The Accelerationist

Grand Opening Dec 8th 6-10pm

Nick Barbee, Robert Jackson Harrington, Ryan Hawk, Jessica Ninci, Samantha Persons

Space HL is in full swing and kicking off our grand opening with one of our most exciting exhibitions yet.  The Accelerationist challenges the boundaries of sculpture and installation through five regional artists radically investigating the constraints on their own practices.  The results are socially charged bodies of works that provoke the ways in which we view sculpture.  What makes an object or sculpture break from its mold into installation? What is the importance of its final orgin upon creation?  When do the actions surrounding the works become part of its presentation? The Accelerationist highlights radical action within production and the antagonistic nature of the practices within.  With an unstable and unnerving foundation, which now forms our day to day, more is demanded.  The Accelerationist focuses on five individuals that bring more to their bodies of works and conversation than simple idle object making.  The new exhibition is an exiharating core sample and selection of some of the most progressive artists working within Texas and beyond and Space HL is honored to present these artists together for the first time at our very first exhibition.

The Accelerationist opens Friday December 8th, 6-10pm 1303 Cullen Blvd.
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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.