Artist reception: Colony Collapse by Nicola Parente

Photo by Adrienne Raquel

This site-specific installation of more than 2,700 recycled brown paper bags lined from floor to ceiling results in a man-made honeycomb. Nicola Parente's creation is an intricate display of organic volume, combined with sound and projection of a bee colony inside the tiny 8 by 10-foot space of Micro Scope 1824, an experimental art space at Spring Street Studios.

With this installation Parente aims to make the viewer more aware of the worldwide decline of bee colonies and open a dialogue about the importance of a pesticide-free food chain.

On view through May 31.



Spring Street Studios
1824 Spring St.
Houston, TX 77007


Admission is free.
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