Art League Houston presents "Suspended Memory", "Speak of the Devil," and "Thingness" opening reception
Art League Houston presents three new exhibitions: Shane Allbritton & Peter Bernick-Allbritton: "Suspended Memory;" Edward Kelley: "Speak of the Devil;" and Benjamin Terry: "Thingness."
"Suspended Memory" includes a series of installations which explore the ephemeral nature of memory, and continue the artists' fascination with the dynamic process of how memories are stored and retrieved in the brain as encoded fragments.
"Speak of the Devil" features an interactive installation of over 250 surveillance cameras installed throughout the gallery, playfully addressing the invasive qualities of CCTV surveillance, as well as its acceptance in our everyday lives. For this exhibition, a third of the surveillance cameras will be motion activated, responding to viewers as they move around the gallery, while a few will be capturing surveillance-style photographs of individuals or groups. The photographs will be printed out on a printer installed the in gallery, where viewers will be invited to either destroy the photo using a paper shredder, install it on the gallery walls, or take it away with them.
"Thingness" features a dynamic installation of wall and floor-based paintings and sculptural works that embrace a highly developed sense of form, color, line, and texture, combined with a child-like aesthetic, reflecting the artist’s fascination with the boundaries and transitions between memory, imagination, and reality.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through July 22.