Blaffer Art Museum presents Sergio Prego and Gabriel Martinez opening reception
The Blaffer Art Museum at the Kathrine G. McGovern of Arts, University of Houston, will present the first major institutional exhibitions by Sergio Prego (“Rose-colored Drift/To the Students”) and Gabriel Martinez (“Everything Turns Away Quite Leisurely”).
The New York-based artist Sergio Prego creates unfamiliar perceptual and spatial situations in order to examine contemporary realms of experience. Prego takes inspiration from the performative or experiential turn of the 1960s — that is, the idea that meaning is made of and stems from the viewer’s embodied experience.
The Houston-based Chicano artist, educator and performer Gabriel Martinez digs into the relationship between art, public space and collective memory in order to uncover lost social histories. Over the last 15 years, Martinez has established a set of ongoing gestures based on his interactions with American cities, including urban guerrilla interventions, gathering and repurposing street debris and re-appropriations of public semiotic codes.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through January 27, 2018.