Thursday, November 1, 2012

Pan Recommends for the week of November 1 to November 7

All kinds of events this week--it's difficult to spotlight just a few. But here are some we like.


Windows on Main featuring new work by Rosine Kouamen and Rahul Mitra at the corner of Main St and Winbern st. on Thursday, November 1st, 2012 at 7pm. That's right by Tacos-a-GoGo which means you can have a cheap tasty treat and look at art. Bonus!

City Council Meeting by Aaron Landsman, Mallory Catlett and Jim Findlay at Palm Center, 2nd Floor Courtroom, November 1, 2012 from 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm. To use Claire Bishop's term, this is a piece of participatory artwork, reproducing a city council meeting using volunteer "actors"--including maybe you! You can read more about it here. It will be performed tomorrow at the El Dorado Ballroom and Saturday at noon at Diverse Works, but the Palm Center courtroom seems like the most ideal setting for it.


Projection & Amplification by Sandy Ewen at Spacetaker ARC, 6 pm, November 2 (running through December 14). The word here is "micro-collages," collages of materials so small that they must be blown up (either on paper or via projection) to be seen. This exhibit includes a bunch of musical performances (the artist is also a guitarist), both on the opening night and many subsequent days during its run.


Sharon Engelstein: I like that very much a lot at Devin Borden Gallery, 6 pm – 8 pm, November 3 (through December 22). Wax and ceramic sculptures. Engelstein writes, "I recently fell in love with wax." Come see if wax loves her back!

Update: This event has been cancelled.  Bert Long: Everything Bert with Melting Pot at the Houston Museum of African American Culture, November 3 (through January 6, 2013).
The reception for this show had to be postponed when Bert Long had an accident, but now it's happening and is supposed to include a 4 ton ice sculpture (illustrated above). Wow!

And this just scratches the surface for what looks like a busy weekend, with shows opening at Box 13, PG Contemporary, CAMH, EMERGEncy Room, Williams Tower Gallery, East End StudioGallery and much more. Apparently everyone has had time to decompress from the art fairs and do their own things again.


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