About the Artist: 

 

 

Ken Luce, "New Works" at the San Jacinto College Fine Art Gallery, marks only the second exhibition for the artist in the last decade, the only other occasion to view the artists works in a public venue was in 2014 at the William Reeves Gallery in Houston Texas. 

 

Born in 1950 in Houston Texas, Ken Luce began pursuing his passion for art at an early age. He earned both his bachelor and master degrees from the University of Houston and developed into a true Texas Artist.

 

Luce began showing his work to great success over numerous one man and group exhibitions throughout his career. He has been represented by a variety of galleries in the United States and Europe. In the 1970's he worked with the Dubose Gallery in Houston and the David Findley Gallery in New York and in the 1980's caught the attention of Eugene Binder Gallery both in Dallas and Cologne, Germany, as well as Davis McClain in Houston and the Zola Lieberman Gallery in Chicago. The relevance of Ken's work has been recognized in the scope of Texas Art alongside other important Texas artists in exhibitions such as A Century of Sculpture in Texas, 1889-1999 at the University of Texas in Austin.

 

In addition to the success in his various exhibitions Ken Luce has chaired the San Jacinto College North art department for over twenty-five years and recently received an honorarium for presenting a large painting of Pope John Paul II at the El Paso Museum of art. His work remains in the collection of the museum in El Paso, as well as numerous collections both public and private including the David Tinsley estate, William Reeves collection, Museum of South East Texas, and  William A. Fagaly.

KEN LUCE SURVEY 1970 - 2018                                        
"LEG UP" EXHIBITION and TEXAS GULF COAST 

14. Bonsai, 1987, found wood/white wash, 26”x 28x” 8”, available

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15. After Brancusi (60’s Version), wood, tile, 38”x 6”x 6”, available

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16. Faith (blue Jesus), PVA, ultramarine pigment, wood, 110”x 46.5”x 17.75”, available

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16. Faith (blue Jesus), (second view)

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18. Deco-Corn, 1989, zinc over found wood, 60”x 27”x 16”, available

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19. Vet With T-Bird, 1987, assembled found boards, 65”x 40”x 6”, available

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20. Mask with Coils, 1997, 53”x 41”x 8”, available

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21. This Is Not a Pipe Wrench, 1988, Socket Wrench, 14”x 22”x 3”, available

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22. Barrel, 1988, oak wood, orange & black paint, 42”x 28”x 14”, available

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23. La Dame, 1989, 19th C. Chateau molding, paint, 67”x 31”x 18”, available

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24. This Is Not One Either, 1985, hatchet, found wood, 12”x 22”x 3”, available

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25. Grasshopper Mask After Mondrian, wood, gesso, croquet goal 26”x12”x14”, available

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26. Chenoise, 1991, assembled French artifacts on found wood, 32”x 30”x 3”

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27. Still Life with Pineapple, 1987, wood, bowling pin, 28”x 20”x 10”, available

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28 - El Papa
28 - El Papa

28. JP2 (El Papa), 1988, oil paint, found objects, brocade, 86”x 72”x 10”, El Paso

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29. Foot Soldier, 1989, found wood on French panel, 60”x 24”x 4”, available

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The Game - With Ball
The Game - With Ball
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31. Il Mio Amore’, 1990, router drawing, paint on found board, 19”x 17”x 2”, available

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32. Wahoo, 1983, oil on canvas, 72”x 46.5”x 2”, (George Mitchell, Galveston)

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33. Toy Boat, 1983, oil on canvas, 40”x 30” x 2” canvas

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34. The Strike, 1984, oil on canvas, 56”x 47”x 2”

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35. Tuna Easel, 1982, acrylic on carved wood, 84”x 46”x 40”

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36. Sexual Innuendo in the Suburbs, 1982, acrylic on board, 40”x 30”, available

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37. The Fisherman’s Dream (in color), 1982, acrylic on board, 40”x 30”

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38. Gulf Stream, 1984 , acrylic, paper diorama, 60”x 40”x 5”

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39. View from A Platform, 1982, oil on canvas, 84”x 120”x 2”

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40. Sea Arama (installation view), 1984, oil on canvas, PVC pipe, 84”x 120”x 30”

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41. Three Lures, 1983, silkscreen, 1983, , 30”x 22”, available

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42. Titanic (diorama) 1984, acrylic, cut paper, 30”x 40”x 4”

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43. Titanic, 1984, acrylic on board, 30”x 40”, available

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44. Holy Mackerel, 1984, Painted wood, 84”x 50”x 40”

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45. Salmon Spawning Up a Cubist Waterfall, 1984, oil on canvas

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46. Hammer Head Shark, 1984, oil on canvas, 84”x120”x 2”

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47. Pescado Refritos, 1984, painted carved wood, rope, marbles, 96”x 50”x 50”

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