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I Love You Baby: We’ve Made A Huge Mistake!

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Old-school Houston “anti-art” collective I Love You Baby is making a triumphant return this weekend with a can’t-miss, multi-venue exhibition. Founded in 1992 by Rodney Chinelliott, Paul Kremer and Will Bentsen, the group also eventually included Chris Bexar, Dale Stewart, Mark Flood, Phillip Kremer, Betsy Odom, Ed Goleman, Julie Boone, Seth Mittag, Kyle Henriks, Ralph Elliott and Jack Massing.

The exhibition, “We’ve Made A Huge Mistake! Traditional Family Favorites & Fresh Cuts From the Cooler,” includes new and old works by I Love You Baby artists and features openings this Saturday from 6 to 9 pm at galleryHOMELAND and Gspot Contemporary Art Space, with the shows running through May 2. Additionally, Cardoza Fine Art is hosting a one-night-only exhibition on Saturday from 8 pm to 2 am.

To give a little background, here’s the press release for I Love You Baby’s exhibition:

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“We’ve Made A Huge Mistake! Traditional Family Favorites & Fresh Cuts From the Cooler” takes place on Saturday at galleryHOMELAND (2327 Commerce Street #108), Gspot Contemporary Art Space (310 East 9th Street) and Cardoza Fine Art (805-A William Street).