Discovery Green Conservancy presents "The Shape of Things: Michael Craig-Martin at Discovery Green"
Discovery Green Conservancy will present the bold and imaginative exhibition, "The Shape of Things: Michael Craig-Martin at Discovery Green." The show comprises a series of six monumental sculptures by the renowned British artist Michael Craig-Martin, whose colorful, oversized steel forms offer a playful perspective of everyday objects and challenge our perception of space, appearing like line drawings in the air.
This is the first exhibition of the Craig-Martin’s sculptures to be seen in Texas, and only the second venue in the United States. The works will be showcased around Discovery Green’s Kinder Lake and will be on view during park hours from August 1 to November 3.
Craig-Martin (b. 1941) is an Irish-born, U.S.-raised, London-based contemporary artist. He attended the esteemed Yale University’s School of Art and Architecture from 1961 to 1966, where he studied alongside Chuck Close, Brice Marden and Richard Serra. He returned to Europe in the mid-1960s, where he became both a key figure in the first generation of British conceptual artists, and had a strong influence on the Young British Artists (YBAs) that graduated from Goldsmiths in the late 1980s.