Galeria Del Norte features works by Ken Luce

Ken Luce

Ken Luce

“A Leg Up,” selected works by veteran artist and North campus art instructor Ken Luce, recently opened at San Jacinto College North’s Galeria Del Norte, located inside the Charles Grant Fine Arts Building. The exhibit of Luce’s artwork will continue at the gallery through Nov. 19.

The exhibit includes about 20 pieces, mainly wood assemblages of Neo-Dada primitive masks and constructivist reliefs. Luce uses found objects, which he repurposes into a variety of subjects.
Luce earned bachelor’s and master’s of fine arts degrees from the University of Houston. He has been represented by many art galleries in America and Europe, starting with DuBose gallery in Houston in 1970 and David Findley Gallery New York in 1973. In the early 1980s he was represented by Eugene Binder Gallery in Dallas and Cologne Germany as well as Davis-McClain (later Barbara Davis Gallery) in Houston, Zola- Leiberman in Chicago, and Bette Stoler in New York.

Luce has held many one-person and group exhibitions in his almost 40-year career, and has artwork in dozens of public and private collections, including the Menil Collection in Houston. He is a highly-regarded regional artist and has been chair of the San Jacinto College North art department for 25 years. He recently received an honorarium for exhibiting a large painting of Pope John Paul II at the El Paso Art Museum in a show of their permanent collection.