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             
RELIEFS and MASKS

48. Construction in Yellow and Gold, 1988, wood, 28”x 17.75”x 4.75, availablestruction In Yellow And Gold, 27.8" x 17.75" x 4.75”, wood, 1988 (available)

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49. Woman with A Comb, 1988, wood objects, French panel, 34”x 32.5”x 5.5”

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50. West Africa, 1987 paper collage, paint, 40”x 71”

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51. Toad’s Wild Ride (black & white)

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52. Toad’s Wild Ride, 1988, signs, paint, organ note, sculpture, 92”x 87”x 12”

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53. Del Sol, 1992, assemblage, found objects, 30”x 32”x 6”, available

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54. V.V.G. 2, 1995, found objects, manipulated image, 8”x 12”x 3”

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55. Arabesque, 1993, (reworked 2017) molding, panel, 39.5”x 26.75”x 2.5”, available

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56. Cowboy, 1986, assembled wood, paint, tile, 10”x 10”x 3”, William A. Fagaly

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57. The Assumption, 1986, found wood, gold leaf, 96”x 54”x 20”, available

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58. Tanker on a Mantle, found object assemblage

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59. Red Construction in A Green Frame, 1993, found objects, 21”x 18”x 1.6”

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60. Shadow Puppets on Plaid Background, 1988, acrylic, 220 lb. paper, 60”x 40”

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61. Construction with Cone, 1990, found objects, 36”x 24”x 4”

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63 - Still Life With Carrot & Melon
63 - Still Life With Carrot & Melon

62. Still Life with Carrot & Melon, 1994, found objects, 22”x 36”x 5”, available

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63. The Praying Hands, 1988, highway yellow, Krylon, acrylic, 220 lb. paper, 60”x 40”

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64. Prince Machiavelli, 1987, road map collage, Krylon, acrylic, 60”x 40”, available

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65. Matador, 1985, wood, acrylic, 51”x 30”x 4”

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66. Man with Blues Guitar, assembled found boards, 30”x 36”x 6”

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67. Industry (Blue Spider), 1993, PVA, blue pigment, 100”x 64.75”x 18.25”

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68. Dixie Jewel, 1990, Found wood & frame, 23.25”x 17”x 3”

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69. Face with An Orange Nose

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70. Grid with Tree & Vase

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71. A Good Fuck, 1991, assembled wood letters, 24”x 22”x 6”

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72. Ditch Which with Poinsettia, 1992, wood, glass, oil paint, steel sign, tin, 91”x58”x10”, available

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73. Head of V.V.G., wood fence, Corten steel, oak frame, , 76”x58”x7.5”, available

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74. A.D. 1995, found board, tin letters, 42”x 39”x 3.5”, available

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75. Corizon, 1990, painted wood on tin, 33”x 22”x 4”

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78 - Clu with Torch & Grid
78 - Clu with Torch & Grid

76. L’Indizio (The Clu), found wood, plaster, paint, 117”x 84”x 10”, collection David Brown

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77. Chenoise’, 1991, wood, gold leaf, found objects, 32.25”x 30”x 3”, available

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78. Mars, acrylic, wood, 27.5”x 17”x 8”,

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79. Bull mask, 1986, acrylic, wire, wood, 22”x 8”x 7”

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80. The Prize Fighter, 1986, 24"x 128”

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81. Woo Woo Indian, 1985, wood, tile, paint brush, 13”x 8”x 1”

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82. The Satyr

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83. Il Barbiere (the Barber) 1989, chateau molding, brocade, 52”x 22”x 4”, available

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84. La Luna Flatta (Moon Maid) 1989, Chateau molding, brocade, 48”x 13” x4”, available

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85. Large Rosemater Mask, 1989, found wood, 88”x 44”x 24”, available

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86. Lajitas Gate, 1986, found wood, paint, 84”x 42”x 26”, collection D. Tinsley estate

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87. Il Grande Pagliaccio (Large Mask) 1990, assembled wood, available

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