The Big Show is Lawndale Art Center's annual open-call, juried exhibition. It has been an important venue through which emerging and under-represented Houston area artists gain exposure since the show's conception in 1984. Each year Lawndale Art Center invites a guest juror to select from work submitted by artists living within 100 miles of Houston. Artists are invited to bring up to three works of art, not previously shown in Houston, to Lawndale Art Center where the work is juried on-site for a chance to be included in the show and a shot at one of three cash prizes.
This year's juror is Duncan MacKenzie, an artist, pundit, educator and a founding member/producer of Bad at Sports. Bad at Sports, a project he began with Richard Holland in 2005, is one of the country's largest arts resources that continues to grow every week, currently sharing an archive of 350 hours worth of audio documenting the art history of Chicago, New York City and San Francisco, and more than 2,000 posts by art writers in Chicago. MacKenzie's works have appeared in galleries all over the world including Canada, Australia, The United States of America, New Zealand, Estonia and England.
On view through Aug. 10.