New Gallery deals with contemporary local and international art. For over twenty-five years, New Gallery /Thom Andriola has been a leading force in the contemporary art gallery world of Houston, Texas. From international trend setters and museum masters such as Ron Davis and Michal Rovner, to young and highly acclaimed artists like Gordon Terry, Cheryl Kelley and Angelbert Metoyer, New Gallery has been the destination of choice for the discriminating art gallery-goer in Houston, Texas. There is always something fresh and exciting to be viewed at New Gallery.
Summer Hours: Sunday and Monday: Closed Tuesday thru Saturday - 11 am to 5 pm
*and available by appointment
In 1986, Thom Andriola moved New Gallery from Taos, New Mexico to its current location in Houston, Texas. He began his art gallery career in Los Angeles with the Silvan Simone Gallery in the mid 1970s.
Prior to creating his own gallery, Thom was the director of the Taos Art Association in Taos, New Mexico. There he began to develop a stable of artists that grew out of the second generation Abstract Expressionists. Artists such as Tony Magar, Larry Calcagno and Louis Ribak Emil Bisttram, along with Minimalist Larry Bell and Surrealist Lee Mullican, became the foundation of his gallery group.
The ensuing years in Taos and in Houston saw his stable of artists grow and develop, both locally and internationally. Artist Michal Rovner had her first major exhibition at New Gallery/Thom Andriola. Artists recently exhibited at New Gallery include: Ron Davis, Andreas Nottebohm, Yigal Ozeri, John Newsom, Jay Davis, Denis Oppenheim, The Starns Twins, Inka Essenhigh, Spencer Tunick, David Levinthal, Angelbert Metoyer and others.
“Art has been flowing around and through me continuously all these years, and although my concepts have broadened considerably, there remains a basic essence of belief that has remained constant. That is, my faith in honest, original intelligence conveyed through the unique creative object of art. It is not about any style or fashion, nor any rigid adherence to abstract, figurative or conceptual ideas. Genuine expressive genius comes in many forms, yet it is certainly not common and is somewhat elusive.”
From 25 Years in Art (A Statement of Belief), an essay written by Thom Andriola painting by Cheryl Kelley, "Thom in Blue Text" oil on canvas