2024 Arts for ME! exhibition is now open.

Nightshade and Red Bone: James Surls


March 24, 2023 -
August 6, 2023

Thursday - Saturday 1—7 pm, Sunday 1—6 pm

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KANEKO Members


General Admission


Military, Seniors, Student IDs, Educator, 17 and under


Every Friday

This KANEKO exhibition will feature new sculptures situated within the context of a Surls retrospective. A profound and unique sensibility to natural forms is evident in Surls’ work, and his relationship to the environment undergirds his creative process.

James Surls (b.1943) received the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award in Sculpture from The International Sculpture Center in recognition of an extraordinary career that also encompasses printmaking, drawing, and writing poetry. Acknowledged in the US as one of the most preeminent sculptors of his generation, Surls’ body of work has achieved international acclaim.

Surls’s works are exhibited in major art museums and public and private collections throughout the world, including the Centro Cultural Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City; The country of Singapore; Museum of Modern Art, NY; Smithsonian American Art Museum, DC; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY; Whitney Museum of American Art, NY.

Surls graduated from Sam Houston State Teachers College in 1966 and Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1968. He taught at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX, from 1968 to 197 and then moved to Splendora, TX, with his wife and artist-Charmaine Locke, where he founded the Lawndale Alternative Arts Space at the University of Houston in the late 70s.

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Nightshade and Red Bone: James Surls

The Nightshade and Red Bone: James Surls Exhibition features the following programs: