BROWN FOUNDATION GALLERY
Wild Life: Elizabeth Murray & Jessi Reaves
On View: February 24, 2021 - May 17, 2021
Wild Life: Elizabeth Murray & Jessi Reaves brings together paintings by Elizabeth Murray (b. 1940, Chicago; d. 2007, New York) and the work of New York-based sculptor Jessi Reaves (b. 1986, Portland, OR; lives in New York). Although Murray and Reaves are generations apart, this exhibition highlights each artist’s simultaneously lyrical, playful, and rigorous engagement with the decorative, domestic, and bodily.Learn More
Nina and Michael Zilkha Gallery
Turn On, Tune In, Tap Out
On View: May 13, 2021 - August 9, 2021
Turn On, Tune In, Tap Out, organized by CAMH’s Teen Council, is a group exhibition featuring work by twenty-six Houston-area teen artists. The exhibition addresses the world’s rapid shift into a virtual space where learning and interactions with others occurred almost exclusively through a digital screen.
Like the rest of the world, these Teen Council members faced the rapid shift to quarantine in the middle of the school year. During a global pandemic and widespread uncertainty the Teen Council has continued to meet, plan, and connect—all in a virtual space. In seeking artwork to include in this exhibition they posed the questions: How do you define “The Screen”? How does “The Screen” protect you or hold you back? How can you crack “The Screen”?
The works represented in this exhibition respond to these questions with both hope and despair. Artists in the exhibition have found their voice and power behind the screen, while others feel muted and a loss of control. Turn On, Tune In, Tap Out focuses on the relationship between our bodies and “The Screen” with largely three-dimensional works in a time when many are craving physicality, touch, and in-person experiences while directly responding to this cultural, social, and political moment.
Teen Council’s 12th biennial exhibition, Turn on, Tune in, Tap Out, is a time capsule of the teenage experience during an era of viral, political, and mental turmoil: “The Screen” to our youth. CAMH welcomes visitors to explore, ask questions, and share what “The Screen” means to them.
A full-color catalogue will accompany the exhibition featuring essays by Teen Council members.Learn More