Outside the Lines art opening: Rites of Spring curated by Dean Daderko

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

In 1913, when Igor Stravinsky's legendary ballet and orchestral work The Rite of Spring premiered at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, the audience found it so avant-garde and unfamiliar that they nearly rioted. The bewildering sensation of recognizing the foreign in the familiar and the familiar in the foreign is at the heart of the exhibition Rites of Spring.

Taking stock of the tension between abstraction and representation, Rites of Spring juxtaposes abstract paintings that make room for bodies with photographs that could be described as "painterly." Anchoring abstract painting with figurative elements and using the straightforwardly representational medium of photography to create abstract images, Rites of Spring makes the case that abstraction isn't solely the territory of painting.

Artists in Rites of Spring are Michele Abeles, Lucas Blalock, Chris Cascio, Abigail DeVille, Nicole Eisenman, Josh Faught, Robert Melee, Troy Michie, Ulrike Müller, Jennifer Packer, Joyce Pensato, David Reed, Mariah Robertson, Eileen Quinlan, Pinar Yolacan and Brenna Youngblood.

On view through March 9, 2014.



Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
5216 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006


Admission is free.
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