Lawndale Art Center opening reception: Topologies, The Idyll, Day Dreams, Synthetic Happiness and I'd Prefer To Keep My Distance

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Lawndale Art Center presents five exhibitions opening Jan. 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m., with artist talks beginning at 6 p.m.

{exurb} presents a site specific installation bisecting the John M. O'Quinn gallery with a shifting grid twelve feet overhead, whose movement and shape is determined by real-time, location specific data for the exhibition Topologies.

In the Cecily E. Horton Gallery, Ryder Richards' installation The Idyll is a hybrid between a pulpit and science fiction control station: A modernist temple to information complete with security cameras, recessed lighting, digital projections and panels of quasi-unintelligible text and formulas.

In the Grace R. Cavnar Gallery, Day Dreams focuses on Jed Foronda's continued exploration of altering paper mediums, from Art Forums to Playboys, by systematically carving organic abstract patterns into their surface.

In the Project Space, Synthetic Happiness is an extension of Stephanie Patton's work exploring issues of mental health, medical treatment and their impact on us though multi-media works including large-scale, padded, white vinyl pieces, quilted mattress pieces and video works which allude to various emotional states.

S.A. Hinson's installation in the elevator, titled I'd Prefer To Keep My Distance, uses ambivalent texts gleaned from everyday usage to address the reader directly in shared spaces.

These exhibitions will be on view through Feb. 28.



Lawndale Art Center
4912 Main St.
Houston, TX 77002


Admission is free.
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