Thursday, January 31, 2013

Pan Recommends for the week of January 31 to February 6

Robert Boyd with Dean Liscum

Another busy week in the world of Houston art. It would be pretty much impossible to hit every art-related event, but here are a few we like the looks of.

THURSDAY


Gunilla Klingberg, Wheel of Everyday Life, 2008, Akershus University Hospital, Lorenskog, Norway. Photo: Guri Dahl. 

Wheel of Life by Gunilla Klingberg at the Rice Gallery, 5 pm;  Galina Kurlat at the EMERGEncy ROOM (Sewall Hall 402), 7 pm; The Space Above Our Heads by Brent Solomon and Josephine Tran at the Matchbox Gallery in the basement courtyard of Sewell Hall, 7 pm;  Are We There Yet?, an open house for Cargo Space at the Sewell Hall loading dock, 8 pm; and a general Art Fiesta at Rice. Multiple events at Rice University's Sewell Hall. Dean Liscum recommends it "for those who want a party with their art."


Cargo Space versus the Kraken

CORRECTION: The workshop is from 2 pm to 6pm, Thursday. Printmaking workshop with Oscar Rene Cornejo at the Art League, 8 pm as part of the exhibit Bringing It All Back Home. Dean recommends this one "for those who want to learn with their art..."

The Art Guys will be featured on Houston PBS Channel 8 Arts Insight, 7 pm. I recommend this one for those who have nothing better to do than watch TV and have a couple of brews. (Don't worry if you miss it tonight--it repeats Friday at 9:30 am and Sunday at 2:30 pm)


Christopher Cascio, Some drawings and a beer. On the floor.

Christopher Cascio: Selections from the Hoard at the University of Houston art building, 4th floor Projects Gallery, 6 pm. Cascio's exhibit is the show recommended for those who experience horror vacui.


I wish I had a photo of Devotion. But here is a photo of Call to Color by Ballet Austin designed by Trenton Doyle Hancock. Imagine colored balloons coming from their behinds.

Devotion by Trenton Doyle Hancock at the CAMH, 6 pm. I'm just going to let CAMH describe this one: "Join us for a performance of Devotion. Sleep-deprived artist Trenton Doyle Hancock snoozes atop a wooden structure, covered in a colorful, fur-striped sheet. Upon awaking to the sound of an alarm clock, Hancock is fed huge bowls of various colors of Jell-O. And, in an amusing twist on the logic of consumption, he expels colorful balloons out of the rear of the structure." Dude.

FRIDAY



Phillip Pyle II: Caroline Plantation at the Houston Museum of African American Culture, 6 pm. This sounds like a must-see--Pyle has recreated the the Wavering Place Plantation of South Carolina out of 7000 Legos.


A cobra-hydra-horsey by Joshua Goode

Origin of Myth by Joshua Goode at the Darke Gallery, 6pm. Goode seems to have created a variety of chimeras for a mythical natural history museum. Shades of the Museum of Jurassic Technology!

SATURDAY


Ricardo Ruiz, El Mero Chingon, Oil on Board, 10" x 10"

Love Songs For The Palomia by Ricardo Ruiz at Redbud Gallery, 6 pm. Without knowing anything else about this exhibit, the image above makes me eager to see it.

SUNDAY

I think there's something on TV today. Have a couple of brews.

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