Discovery Green and Houston First Corporation present The Color Condition: "Arcade" opening day
Discovery Green and Houston First Corporation have teamed up to present a series of site-specific installations that will delight downtown visitors this summer and fall. "Arcade," a series of dynamic streamer sculptures by noted Texas-based artist duo Sunny Sliger and Marianne Newsom of The Color Condition, brings explosive hues and whimsy to Avenida Houston.
The Color Condition considers the idea of “play” throughout "Arcade," which consists of three separate installations that create a dialogue between sections of the Avenida Houston campus. The works - made from strips of table cloths, shower curtains and painters drop cloth - respond to the environment, creating new colors as the light changes and new patterns with each gust of wind. "Arcade" is the artists’ Houston debut and their largest commission since The Color Condition was established in 2010.
Hopscotch uses Discovery Green’s loblolly pine trees to create a dense overhead passageway extending the length of Maconda’s Grove; picking up or “hopping” across the street, a mirroring installation will hang over The Wharf, which serves as the “front porch” of the George R. Brown Convention Center. The two sculptures will come alive at night with LED lights, creating a luminous, colorful canopy. Double Dutch will be playfully suspended above three lanes of Avenida de las Americas, between the park and the George R. Brown. Red Rover skirts light poles across the entire front of the George R. Brown with punches of color, enticing park visitors to “come over.”
Following the opening day, the exhibition will be on display until November 15.