SUMMER BREEZE: Danville Chadbourne, Mark Perry & Alex Shinohara

Friday, August  2, 2013

FROM 6.30-10.00  FOR THE ARTISTS’ RECEPTION  with Danville Chadbourne, Mark Perry and Alex Shinohara


SATURDAY, August 3 at 2PM  with Mark Perry and Danville Chadbourne

Houston, TX- July 25: Zoya Tommy Contemporary is pleased to present three extraordinary artists; Danville Chadbourne, Mark Perry and Alex Shinohara. A reception to meet the artists will be held on Friday, August 2, from 6.30 to 10.00p.m. The public is invited.

The exhibition will be on view from August 2 , 2013 through August 31, 2013. Expanding on the experience, an artists’ talk will follow on Saturday, August 3, at 2 p.m with Mark Perry and Danville Chadbourne.



Danville Chadbourne,  was born in Bryan, Texas in 1949. He received a BFA in 1971 from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas and an MFA in 1973 from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. After teaching studio art and art history at the college level for 17 years at various institutions, Chadbourne quit teaching 1989 to devote himself full-time to his art. He has exhibited extensively at both state and national levels, including more than 75 one-person exhibitions. His work is included in numerous private and public collections. Chadbourne was featured in the November 2010 issue of Sculpture Magazine, and in the February 2010 and January 2006 issues of Ceramics Monthly. Chadbourne will be the featured artist of the 2013 West Texas Triangle exhibition.  

Primarily a sculptor in clay and wood, Chadbourne works in a range of materials and in both two- and three-dimensional formats. Over the years he has created a complex body of work unified by a primal iconography and artifact-like quality emerging from a very personal and consistent formal, aesthetic and philosophical sense. He has lived in San Antonio, Texas since 1979.


Mark Perry,  was born in Providence, Rhode Island and moved to New York in 1989.  Mainly self-taught, Perry studied portriture and life painting at the Rhode Island School of Design.  During the 1980s Perry was part of a private group of local artists and RISD allumni, who met weekly and painted.  He also was an electrical draftsman at an architectural and engineering firm in Providence and NY for ten years.

In 1989 Perry moved to NYC and continued painting and drawinig from life at the Society of Illustrator’s and the Spring Street Studio.  In the mid 90s spending time in Amagansett, NY painting landscapes.  In 2002 he began painting exclusively in the studio. Perry exhibits with Mary Tomas Gallery in Dallas; Vogelsang Gallery in Brussels and Illes Art in NY.

Alex Shinohara is the son of famed Ushio Shinohara.  He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.  He received a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in painting in 1996. Some exhibitions include Kukai Appears, Kouchi, Japan; Art of Godzilla, Okazaki Museum; DUMBO ARTS, NY; Arthaus Miami, Ethan Fine Art, NYC; New York Story, HP France, Tokyo.