Announcing New Space at Isabella Court

Devin Borden Gallery is pleased to announce it has moved three doors north (toward Downtown) to 3909 Main Street at Isabella Court (the center of the block).  The gallery contact information remains the same: 713/256-0225 or DevinBorden at gmail.

Upcoming exhibitions include new drawings by Paul Kittelson and paintings by Matt Messinger. I look forward to seeing you at the new space this fall.  – DB

Todd Hebert "Basket With Glacier" 2013 at Devin Borden Gallery

Todd Hebert “Basket With Glacier” 2013 at Devin Borden Gallery

Guest Star

Opening June 8 (Thursday) 6 to 8 pm.  Laura Lark has curated this installation including works by dozens of artists, writers and filmmakers who have made her studio compound their temporary residence over the past twenty-five years.Through July 8, 2017.


April 29 (Saturday) and April 30 (Sunday) noon – 5 pm

Forty-two works are installed salon-style.  The exhibition Includes paintings, drawings, collage, assemblage, sculpture and printed multiples dated from between 1947 and the present.  Join us for an open house on April 29 and April 30 (Saturday and Sunday) between noon and 5 pm concurrent with the Preservation Houston tour of Isabella Court. Tickets to the tour are separate and include four other buildings located near downtown Houston.

Selections on Paper

Opening March 9 (Thursday) from 6 – 8 pm

Selections on Paper

Drawings by Julia Brown, Chris Cascio, Jason Hedges, Laura Lark, Nicolas Lobo, Richard Nix, Nick Vaughan & Jake Margolin, and Hilary Wilder

Laura Lark

A wide variety of mark making distinguishes the works by seven artists and one artist team in Selections on Paper.  Techniques range from simple ink lines, obsessive accumulations of dots, painterly swaths of acrylic, and trails of graphite made by the movement of insects across paper.  All of the artists share a knack for uniquely interpreting the contemporary concept of what it means to make a drawing. Isabella Court galleries will be open and most hosting artists’ receptions on Thursday March 9 from 6 to 8 pm.  On view through April 18, 2017.

Hilary wilder

richard nix

David Lackey


Opening December 10 (Saturday) 3 to 6 pm

David Lackey “Dinner Conversation” detail

The intimate assemblages of David Lackey are the product of his discerning eye and impeccable pairings of exquisite period frames and hand-tinted photographs. The impassive stares of Lackey’s subjects are imbued with a sense of silent isolation, heightened by interloping animal and insect images.  Surreal distortions are simultaneously humorous and discomfitting.  

Please join us December 10 (Saturday) from 3 to 6 pm for an artist’s opening and holiday open house at all Isabella Court galleries.  Please call for more information 713-256-0225.

David Lackey “Silenced” 2015 found photo, vintage frame, collage 16 1/2 x 14 1/2″

Thanksgiving Weekend Hours

We will be open Thanksgiving Weekend on Friday from noon until 5 pm and on Saturday from 11 to 5 pm.  Other Isabella Court galleries will be open.  On view: Todd Hebert Cups, Coolers, Watermelon and Bottles and the final weekend of Five Sculptors, part of Houston Sculpture Month 2016.

Todd Hebert "Bottle" 2013 at Devin Borden Gallery

Todd Hebert “Bottle” 2013 at Devin Borden Gallery

Todd Hebert

Cups, Coolers, Watermelon and Bottles

Opening November 11 (Friday) 6 to 8 pm

Artist’s Q & A November 12 (Saturday) Noon – come early for coffee and pastries

Todd Hebert “Cup with Glaciers & Chance of Rain” acrylic & pastel on paper 7 x 7″

Todd Hebert is a graduate of the University of North Dakota (BFA) and The Rhode Island School of Design (MFA).  His work has been featured in public museums and private galleries nationwide, including The Contemporary Art Center of New Orleans, Pepperdine University, The Riverside Art Museum and the Carpenter Center at Harvard University.  A recent survey exhibition of Hebert’s work was mounted at the North Dakota Museum of Art and his work is included in numerous public collections including the Los Angeles County Museum, The Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and The Frederick R. Weisman Collection.  Please join us at the opening or the artist’s talk!

 If you would like to preview the exhibition please call 713-256-0225.

Five Sculptors

Opening October 28 (Friday) from 6 to 8 pm Five Sculptors

In conjunction with Sculpture Month Houston, we are pleased to announce a group exhibition of gallery sculptors, part of a continuing series of five person exhibitions celebrating the fifth anniversary of Devin Borden Gallery at Isabella Court. Please join us October 28 (Friday) from 6 to 8 pm.  Also opening Sarah Sole New Hillary Paintings.

Clark Derbes

Sharon Engelstein

Paul Kittelson

Matt Messinger

Kaneem Smith


 Kaneem Smith “Crashland” wax, fabric, wood 16 x 14 x 12″

Sarah Sole

Opening October 28 (Friday) 6 -8 pm: New Hillary Paintings

Sarah Sole is a visual artist, born and raised in New Orleans, LA. She received a BA in Mathematics and Fine Art from Rice University in Houston, TX and a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Houston. Upon leaving an academic career, she earned an MFA in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts in NYC.

She is a recipient of a 2005 Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts, a 2006 Full Fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center and a 2008 Alumni Scholarship Award from the School of Visual Arts. Her work has shown in art fairs and galleries in New Orleans, Miami and New York City, and is currently on view at Mark Borghi Fine Art, NYC and the Puffin Cultural Forum in Teaneck, NJ. She lives and works in New York City. This is her first exhibition with Devin Borden Gallery.

In 2008 Sole began a series of portraits of Hillary Clinton which evolved into a relationship with her subject, albeit one-sided. She has said about her personal evolution that, “the last eight years there’s this thing I’ve noticed with my mind. I’ve lost my math mind. And I’ve developed a relationship with the world that I’ve never had before. I am much more attuned to who I am and what I want and my relationships with people, with women in particular, are phenomenal and I credit Hillary. I thank her because we had a great relationship. We still do. But I understand now that it is an aspect of me that I needed to bring to form. I had to use Hillary in a way, like a narrative device, to tell myself a story, not just about who I am, but who I am in the world, who we are, everything, I mean, it was huge.”

The works in the exhibition are part of a series based on well known images of U.S. Presidents. Simultaneously familiar and odd, original sitters’ clothing and hair are maintained with Clinton’s visage, subverting connections between power and masculinity in traditional portraiture.

Please join us Friday for both openings plus openings at all Isabella Court galleries.Also opening works by Five Artists as part of Houston Sculpture Month: Clark Derbes, Sharon Engelstein, Paul Kittelson, Matt Messinger and Kaneem Smith.