Blaffer Art Museum presents Artist Sergio Prego in Conversation
Learn more about the exhibition “Rose-colored Drift/To the Students” during a conversation with Spanish artist Sergio Prego, curator Javier Sánchez Martínez and Natilee Harren, assistant professor of contemporary art history and critical studies at the University of Houston.
“Rose-colored Drift/To the Students” is the first U.S. museum exhibition by Prego in a decade and consists of sculptures, works on paper and videos. The exhibition begins with a 14 feet high dome-like pneumatic structure made out of polyethylene and aluminum tubes that takes over the monumental high ceiling gallery at Blaffer, almost compressing its surroundings. The artist has also covered the entire surface of each of the walls and the ceiling of the gallery with more membrane structures that bulge out of the wall. As a consequence, the central piece is encapsulated between the warped membranes attached to the walls and the ceiling.