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…an evening of dangerous minds & deviant lifestyles

A night of Art & Music presented by:

Sarah Whatley 

Gallery M Squared


One Good Lung

Aimee - guitar, vocals, vibrator
Melissa - bass, vocals
Todd - drums
Blair - theremin

Sciborg & the Robopimps



Dress code:
No, nondescript threads allowed.

Art installation by:
Simply Smashing Sarah so hopes, Max B. Harrison

More art:
A final viewing of Paper Cuts II "DEEP"

Nice Bites – Libations – Dancing Freaks -- and -- Great Fun

What else do we need?

Once capacity is reached doors are locked.

Parking is going to be a (B I T C H) so find a spot in the surrounding neighborhood and walk.



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More talent exhibited in Paper Cutts II, “DEEP” RICHARD CUTSHALL




Artist Richard Cutshall is often referred to as, “an artists’ artist.”  His work commands respect and reflects his mastery of many mediums.  His studio is a maze of relics and materials.  Remnants of his obsessive studio practices hang in the air and he leaves a trail of charcoal dust in his wake.  In his studio he gravitates to drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture.   On any given day you might find him working on a large scale drawing that spans half his painting studio, or you might find him tinkering by a tiny light at his small print studio desk, or he might be laying down bones in his dusty patio sculpture area.

It seems Cutshall was born to make art, as if this urge to create links back to an elemental time and place.  Cutshall’s earliest memories are of drawing; using it as a way to understand the frightening aspects of the world around him. Today that use of art as a way of gaining understanding continues, he describes his work as “a kind of self-exorcism.”

He is constantly exhibiting work and his vast exhibition record includes over 50 group and solo shows, both nationally and internationally. Numerous private and public collections include his work.  He is currently represented by Metallo Gallery in Madrid, New Mexico and by the Portland Rental Sales Gallery in Portland, Oregon.

He shares artist studios, 3 Spirits Studio with his wife (and artist), Jennifer Gillia Cutshall, their two cats, and their Great Dane in the hauntingly, inspired Northwestern region of the United States.

When asked to comment on his work, his process, and his new website viewers, he had this to say:

“Through my work I feel connected to a community of art makers; from ancient cultures to my contemporary counterparts. My compulsion to create pushes me across mediums and materials while challenging me to examine the boundaries set by my own aesthetic concerns.

Technically, it is important to me that the quick reflexive nature of my methods be evident in the work, both in its construction and appearance.

I invite viewers into the shadows that haunt my psyche and hope that the mythos created through my work makes a lasting connection.”


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More Amazing Print Activities!


PrintMatters membership exhibit showcasing myriad
printmaking techniques and styles, from traditional woodcuts
and etchings to hybrid prints and complex monotypes.
Opening reception July 8, 6-8pm

5601 West Loop South Frwy, 77081Polígrafa: Obra Grafíca
Celebrating more than 50 years of work at the
Barcelona-based print workshop Polígrafa, this exhibition
highlightsrecent work by important Latin American
artists, including Antonio Asis, Carlos Cruz-Diez, León Ferrari,
Guillermo Kuitca, Mateo Lopez, Jorge Macchi, Marco Maggi,
Nicolas Paris, Liliana Porter and Luis Tomasello.
Opening reception July 10, 6-8pm
1506 W. Alabama, 77006
Richly colored relief prints by Houston based artist Kaneem Smith.
Using collographic techniques Smith has created prints
whose blocky and bold forms are evocative of mid-century modernism.
Opening reception July 11, 6-8pm
3917 Main Street, 77002
A solo presentation of work by Inga Kerber in our
south gallery showing 3- & 4-part unique pigment prints.
Opening reception July 11, 6-8pm
3901 Main Street, 77002


Students enrolled in this workshop will use aluminum lithography plates
in the creation of a three-color lithographic print. Participants will also learn
drawing on the plates with a variety of materials, processing the plates,
registration techniques, as well as ink mixing and printing. Although a basic
knowledge of printmaking is helpful, it is not required.
Instructor: Patrick Masterson, master printer, co-owner of
Burning Bones Press, and instructor at UofH and Glassell.
Two Saturdays, July 12 and July 19 (10-4)
Registration info:

1518 Yale, 77008


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    What an amazing time we had tonight with Patrick M. Palmer, John de la Cruz, and each of your. Thank you all for attending and making tonight’s reception for Paper Cuts II, ” DEEP” so much fun. It is for you, the viewer, artists do what they do. If you attended tonight’s opening we would very much appreciate your comments.



What does California, Iowa, Missouri, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, Italy, and Sweden all have in common? If you said Gallery M Squared, "Paper Cuts II", and FANTASTIC ARTISTS, you art correct.

Candice-Davis Paper Cuts 1   Candice-Davis Paper Cuts

These delicate water colors were presented during "Paper Cuts" 2013

Images are courtesy of artist: Candice Davis

Wait until you see what these fine artists are bringing for, "Paper Cuts II" 2014

Craig Deppen Auge – Juan Aaron Castillo – Richard Cutshall –
Piyali Sen Dasgupta – Candice Davis –Carlo Fantin –
Jennifer Fox – Sarah Fox – Tarina Frank –
Rachel Gardner – Helen Gijsbers van Wijk –
Marsha Glickman – Reni Glower – Robert Gorder –
Hillaree Hamblin – Steve Ingham –Karen Lindeman –
Huntz Liu – Nancy Luton – Chris Marin –
Eileen McClellan – Randall Mosman – Radha Pandey –
Cathy Espinosa Payne – Gay Pearson – Jason Piszczatowski –
Russell Prince – Shida Rad – Natalie Rodgers –
Nataliya Scheib – Joelle Verstraeten – Troy Winscott –
Geraldina Interiano Wise – Oliver V Wright


This year Gallery M Squared has decided to cut things up a little more by presenting our jurors selected artists, 34 in total for this unique two part, two month long exhibition. Part one is, “DEEP” but part two is “DEEPER” with opening receptions in July, and another in August, 2014. In November, 2014, as promised, there will be a group showing of the public’s favorite selected artists from 2013 in our special exhibition, “DEEPIST.”  We can’t wait to present each of these exhibitions.

This year we are proud to announce, jurors Mr. Patrick Palmer, Dean, and Studio School Faculty Chair as well as Department Head of Art History at the Glassell School of Art, and Mr. John de la Cruz a member of the Art Colony Association’s Board of Directors, producers of the Bayou City Art Festivals held twice each year, and much much more. Both jurors bring with them their own individual eye for craftsmanship and quality, an understanding of the elements of art, and long histories of involvement within Houston’s art community. Gallery M Squared thanks them for their participation as jurors for this year’s “Paper Cuts II” series.



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The Kilkenny Arts Festival is committed to the presentation of a unique, distinctive and inspiring programme in a range of artistic disciplines to as wide an audience as possible. Every year, for 10 days in August, Kilkenny comes alive with a feast of artistic entertainment for all. The city’s oldest and largest non-profit festival now draws more than 45,000 visitors annually who come and partake in all that Kilkenny has to offer.

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Gallery M Squared is an art gallery dealing in original art by local, national, and international artists, located in Houston’s historic Heights district. Welcome to our official online headquarters.

Solo exhibitions, group exhibitions, installations, film, photography, music and dance performances are all presented at Gallery M Squared. We work towards our goal of supporting the arts, and artists of all genres by working with those who have a vision. Public interest is always a focus and it is for the publics enjoyment artists, curators, and galleries do what they do.

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Gallery M Squared became recognized for efforts in community involvement as soon as we opened. Max and Michael care for the Heights as a historical work of art in itself. More importantly about the people of our community which make it great! There is a unique blend of culture that happens in the inner city. Gallery M Squared is recognized for being at the very heart of celebrating every bit of it!

We aim to embrace the city in which we are located and a focus on the culture upon which our exhibitions and collections are based.

The gallery maintains two exhibition spaces in the Houston Heights totaling more than 7,000 square feet where twelve to fourteen exhibitions are presented each year, many accompanied by publications.

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“I’ve been to Gallery M Squared at least once every couple of months over the past two years. I love this gallery.

The art is always amazing…

There are great artists that make really unique pieces. The owner, Max, is usually walking around and he’s a lot of fun to talk to. He’ll tell you all about the history of the gallery. It may look closed on the outside sometimes. For the longest time I was intimidated and didn’t go inside. Once I realized they were actually open 10-6 I was so happy to just pop in while I was out shopping.

I just moved from Houston to Austin and I can honestly say that Gallery M is going to be one of the things I miss the most. Do yourself a favor, subscribe to them on Facebook or something and pay attention to all the different shows they have. You will NOT regret it.”

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“Consider the Gallery M2 for your next reception or party. My daughter and her husband choose the Gallery (Heights Theatre) for their wedding reception recently. It was a perfect place…

Max was great to work with and the facility was comfortable but not stuffy. All the guests had a great time, and the room can be blockquoteided into areas for a bar, dance floor, wedding cake and buffet line, etc. The artwork complemented the wedding venue.”

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“I am literally in love with Gallery M Squared, and not just because one of my art pieces is hanging on their walls. The relaxed fun feeling you get when you walk through those red doors is intoxicating.

Can’t thank Emily Sloan and Max Harrison enough for the chance of a lifetime. I will forever be in love with Gallery M and The Heights Area.”

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