Rice University’s Final Frontier: Skyspace

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.

Tapumes by Henrique Oliveira

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 referenceContinue reading “Tapumes by Henrique Oliveira”

Everybody Loves Implosion

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.Continue reading “Everybody Loves Implosion”