Requiem for an English Major

Opening Reception

Thursday, Jan 6, 2011
6:00 - 8:00 pm


Jan 6, 2011 - Jan 29, 2011


Gallery 4

Ed Saavedra uses his own deconstructed version of a 240-yr-old "English Major" (Thomas Gainsborough's The Blue Boy) to create this site-specific installation in memory of a beloved English major who never reached his forties. Extracted and isolated from his 70 X 48-inch landscape, the Boy (whose identity has been obscured) is now only visible through the negative space created by his absence.

ED SAAVEDRA b Houston (TX), 1979

A multimedia artist and curator best known for painting, assemblage, and occasional performance outbursts, Saavedra is senior creative co-conspirator for FL!GHT. As seen in the Institute of Texan Cultures, Museo de Arte Moderno Trujillo, Ortiz Contemporary, Art Lies, and the McNay Art Museum this February.



Ed Saavedra
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