Project Row Houses Round 40 Exhibitions: Monuments: Right Beyond the Site


Project Row Houses opens seven new art projects in the historic shotgun houses on Holman Street in Houston's Third Ward. Round 40: Monuments: Right Beyond the Site features installations by Otabenga Jones & Associates, the Houston-based artist collective consisting of Dawolu Jabari Anderson, Jamal Cyrus, Kenya Evans and Robert A. Pruitt.

The collective will take a different approach to previous Rounds at PRH and utilize all seven of the Art Houses for Round 40 through installations that happen on and off-site. The off-site installations will be in collaboration with other sites and become permanent art works to the Third Ward landscape. Monuments: Right Beyond the Site will examine what strategies, traditionally used by African Americans, to mark, beautify or commemorate public and private space that have been created and sustained for a number of years in Third Ward.

The monuments will highlight individuals, institutions, and events that have been vital to the cultural landscape and economic life of the historic Third Ward. The sites have been chosen through dialogues with various sub-communities in Third Ward, and will delineate the area in a way that is based on the values of the project. The sites that have been identified include the former Lanier East Hall Men's Dormitory at Texas Southern University, the Progressive Amateur Boxing Association, the People's Party Clinic, Unity Bank and Blue Triangle YMCA. 

Sign painters, Bobby V, Israel McCloud, Walter Stanciell, and Bobby Ray, who represent an aesthetic which is traditionally seen in the Third Ward landscape for marketing small businesses, have been commissioned to create new signs that will stimulate individual economic sustainability for each one of them.

The opening celebration includes the Third Ward Community Market and Talent Showcase (2-7 p.m.), an artists' talk (3-4 p.m.) and the opening reception (4-7 p.m.).

On view through June 22.



Project Row Houses
2521 Holman St.
Houston, TX 77004


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