Art League Houston opening reception: Sexual Selection by Jo Ann Fleischhauer
Art League Houston
Sexual Selection is a site specific outdoor installation in the ALH Sculpture Garden by New York-born and Houston-based artist Jo Ann Fleischhauer. The project is inspired by the evolutionary process of the birds of paradise known as sexual selection, where females choose their mate based on the shape, color and display of the males' plumage, and have ultimately determined the species' diverse and exotic variations. The installation explores ideas of visual aesthetics, in particular the function of beauty and features over one 100 brightly colored parasols that are hung throughout the trees.