Rice University’s Final Frontier: Skyspace

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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

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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.