Photos by Karen Warren © 2012 Houston Chronicle
Look up! A new public art work by James Turrell will soon grace the landscape of the Rice University campus in Houston. Due to open officially in a few weeks, the new “Skyspace” will put on a light show each day at sunrise and sunset.
One of my favorite Galveston photos, taken by Ed Schipul, a friend here in Houston. Happy New Year from the Texas Gulf Coast, dear readers!
This month I'm featuring a number of my favorite Houston artists and art exhibits. These paintings are by Wendy Wagner. The first one is called "They're Always Watching," and the second is "Ice Island."
This summer you can see an unusual art installation by Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira. In the exhibit the artist manages to make wood seem wave-like. To quote the gallery site:
Oliveira uses tapumes, which in Portuguese can mean “fencing,”
“boarding,” or “enclosure,” as a title for many of his large-scale
installations. The term makes reference to the temporary wooden
construction fences seen throughout the city of São Paulo where
Oliveira lives. It also refers to the weathered wood Oliveira uses as
the primary material in his installations.
Houstonians can visit Tapumes by Henrique Oliveira at the Rice University Art Gallery until August 11, 2009. For more information, including video, click here.
Houston is not known for cool, but here is an exception. The Art League has inverted a bungalow and this is what they got. For those of you in the vicinity, drive up Montrose toward the Heights (north); the cross street is Willard. The house–slated for demolition, apparently–was altered by Dean Ruck and Dan Havel. You can read more about the installation here and here.