koelsch gallery is proud to present a whimsical exhibition of painting, sculpture, and assemblage titled daredevils, by houston-based artist steven sachs.
daredevils draws predominately from historical references from the turn of the 20th century, people who put their lives on the line, some hoping for fame and fortune, others just trying to make a living, but underlying mostly just for the “thrill” of it. whether it was being strapped to a spinning wheel having knives thrown at you, jumping off a pier while riding a horse, going over niagara falls in a barrel, riding on the wings of a biplane, cliff diving, or walking on a tightrope, this exhibit focuses on the successes of these magnificent – but mostly unknown historical figures.
sachs’ style also walks the tightrope between real and surreal, playful and serious, humorous and sad, personal and universal. these contradictions carry over to his selection of materials, taking the seemingly marginal, discarded and forgotten elements, whether it be rusted nails, crushed cans, or reclaimed wood, the old and discarded is transformed into contemporary art.
unique to this exhibition, and anonymous collector has created a special opportunity called lucky draw for patrons to have a chance to win artwork through a lottery. here is how lucky draw works. steve sach’s work will be available for sale during a preview on saturday, february 1st from 4:00 – 6:30. after 6:30 on the 1st an anonymous collector will purchase the remaining art from the daredevils exhibit. lottery tickets will be sold from february 1, 2020 until february 29, 2020 either at the gallery or over the phone. the drawing will take place sunday, march 1st along with an artist talk. the winners of the drawn lotto tickets will be able to pick the piece of art that the anonymous collector has purchased. a percentage of the proceeds from the sale of the lottery tickets will go to support writers in the schools (wits), and the houston humane society.