Brown Foundation Gallery
Right Here, Right Now: Houston, Volume 2
On View: August 20 – November 27, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, August 19, 2016 | 6:30-9PM
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is pleased to present three simultaneous solo exhibitions by Houston-based artists Amy Blakemore, Thedra Cullar-Ledford, and Susie Rosmarin. The presentations are part of the museum's ongoing series Right Here, Right Now, which celebrates our region's vibrant creative community. Its second iteration showcases the work of three Houston-based artists with decades-long practices here. CAMH's Director Bill Arning, Senior Curator Valerie Cassel Oliver, and Curator Dean Daderko respectively selected Cullar-Ledford, Rosmarin, and Blakemore.
On View: June 18 – September 18, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, June 17, 2016 | 6:30-9PM
For nearly two decades Jae Ko has worked in fiber, transforming ordinary materials like paper and vinyl cords into extraordinary sculptural objects. Her work ranges from discrete wall reliefs and small sculptures to monumental installations that evoke topography and movement. For her debut at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Ko will create a site-specific installation entitled flow 流, the newest iteration in a series she calls “Force of Nature.” Inspired by visits to Newfoundland and the far northwestern reaches of the United States, Ko reconstructs the melting Tundra, with its floating, fractured glaciers. The room-sized sculptural relief is constructed from nearly one ton of recycled paper that has been re-spooled and shaped to fit the architecture of CAMH’s Zilkha Gallery. The very nature of the material appears changed within the space as it in turn alters the gallery’s concrete, stark architecture into undulating surfaces of white formations that suggest imperceptible movements that come from the material’s play with light and shadow.