Brown Foundation Gallery
Texas Design Now
On View: August 22 – November 29, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, August 21, 2015 | 6:30-9PM
Texas Design Now features fashion, accessory, furniture, and industrial designs by artists and artisans living and working statewide. The participants hail from Austin, Dallas, Houston, Marfa, San Antonio, and Wimberley, and their creations demonstrate the diversity, vitality, and originality of Texas’s creative communities. These 35 participants were chosen by Guest Organizers Chris Goins and Garrett Hunter, who drew on their extensive experience in fashion and interior design.
Texas Design Now features work by: Mary Lou Artz, Esé Azenabor, Amy Blakemore, Rob Bradford, James Brummett, Xavier Castillo, The Community Cloth, Andy Coolquitt, Johnny Dang Diamond Grillz, Chloe Dao, Kate de Para, Kate de Para with Shane Tolbert, Sameera Faridi, Finell, Alyson Fox, Garza Marfa, Peter Glassford, Manoosh with Marilyn Biles, Judy Masliyah, Dennis Nance with James Hays, Yasmina Johnston, Angel Oloshove, Oudvark, David Peck, Ryan Reitmeyer, Alyce Santoro, s.t.e.f., Warbach, Claire Webb, Michael Wilson, Michael Yates, Michelle Yue, and Peter Zubiate.
On View: August 1 – November 1, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, July 31, 2015 | 6:30-9PM
Whispering Bayou is an immersive multi-media installation, a collaboration between Houston-based filmmaker, interactive multimedia producer, and community activist Carroll Parrott Blue; French composer and multimedia artist Jean-Baptiste Barrière; and New York-based composer and computer interactive artist George Lewis. The installation consists of a video triptych and a multi-channel soundscape composed of the sounds, voices, and images of Houstonians and their city. The work draws particular resonance from the Brays Bayou watershed, which connects nearly three-quarters of a million inhabitants who exemplify this global city’s rich diversity in which over 100 languages are spoken. Whispering Bayou transforms these sonic and visual memories and histories of the city into a metaphorical, virtual bayou, an ever-evolving kaleidoscope of impressions that interact with visitor movements in space, producing a vibrant emotional experience that stimulates memory and imagination.