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Lines Drawn explores how artists reimagine, disrupt and question received notions of borders and boundaries. By addressing issues of immigration, nationalism, equity, and human rights through their work, the artists encourage us to contemplate the many barriers in our own lives as social constructions of power.

Set within the current context of national and global environmental, political and social crises, Lines Drawn also offers a forum to consider how the complexities and controversies of our time can be addressed through art. The project includes an exhibition of prints, zines, video, and installation work; zine and poster making workshops; and live performances, readings and public conversations.

Participating artists include Jorge Galván Flores & John Pluecker, Mariam Ghani, Margaret Griffith, Khaled JarrarJustseeds, Pedro LaschPhillip Pyle II, and Henry G. Sanchez, and workshops, performances and public programs by Keelin Burrows and Travis Smith (in collaboration with the Printing Museum), Carrie Schneider (in collaboration with Arts Take Action Houston), Sara Uribe (in collaboration with Failure to Identify), Zine Fest Houston, and the Houston Cinema Arts Festival. The exhibition also includes a curated Zine Library with selections of activist zines from across North America.

Lines Drawn is organized by Xandra Eden, Executive Director & Chief Curator, DiverseWorks.

On View:

September 23 – November 18, 2017

Opening Reception:

Friday, September 22
6 – 7 pm: Member Preview and Artist Talks
7 – 9 pm: Public Reception




MATCH Gallery
3400 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002


All programs are held in the DiverseWorks gallery at MATCH and are free and open to the public. Some require advance registration.

Sep 23, 3 – 5 pm
Antígona González: A Reading / Una Lectura
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Oct 11, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Artist/Activist Matchmaking
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Oct 14, 1 – 5 pm
Print to Empower: Letterpress Wood Type Workshop
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Oct 28, 5 – 7 pm
Zine-Making Workshop
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November 8, 6 – 7 pm
Extraterritorial Sites and Persons: A Panel Discussion

Nov 11 & 12, 1pm & 4pm each day
Houston Cinema Arts Festival
Micro-Cinema: Experimental Film & Video