Japanese artist Yasuaki Onishi’s New Installation will open at Rice Gallery on Friday, April 13, 2012 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. In his “reverse of volume” installations, Onishi uses the simplest materials - translucent plastic sheeting, strings of black glue, and fishing line - to create monumental forms that resemble mountains or clouds floating in space.
Celebrated American sculptor Joel Shapiro’s New Installation will open at Rice Gallery on Thursday, February 2, 2012 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. In a gravity-defying array of color and form, Shapiro will suspend wooden planks, vibrantly painted with supersaturated pigment, from the gallery’s sixteen-
Holly Beretto, a contributor to Arts + Culture Houston Magazine, named Ana Serrano’s Salon of Beauty as her favorite exhibition of 2011 in the December issue.
The Rice Gallery catalogue Wayne White: BIG LECTRIC FAN TO KEEP ME COOL WHILE I SLEEP, designed by Antonio Manega, Gazer Design Group, has won first prize for supplementary materials in the 2011 American Association of Museums Publication Design Competition. Learn more about the American Association of Museums at aam-us.org.
Ana Serrano’s first site-specific installation, Salon of Beauty, opened at Rice Gallery on Thursday, 29 September 2011 to a crowd of 400 visitors. Visit our calendar for a list of events hosted in conjunction with the exhibition. Salon of Beauty is on view through 11 December 2011.
On October 13, 2011 MKG Art Management, an independent art advisory firm based in Houston, will be celebrating their 13th anniversary by hosting an exhibition, Lucky 13. All of the artwork in the exhibition will be for sale, and proceeds will benefit Rice Gallery.
Rice Gallery’s Fall 2010 installation by Sarah Oppenheimer, D-17, was featured on the opening spread of a special Houston supplement in the September/October issue of art ltd., a California-based art magazine. Douglas Britt, Houston Chronicle’s society and visual arts writer, wrote the editorial for the supplement and recognized Rice Gallery staff for helping artists realize their visions.
Los Angeles artist Ana Serrano’s Salon of Beauty will open at Rice Gallery on Thursday, September 29, 2011 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. In her first site-specific installation, Serrano hopes to capture the experience of moving through a city in its entirety, full of all the unexpected moments and juxtapositions that form its neighborhoods. To learn more about Ana’s work, visit anaserrano.com.
On Sunday, May 15, 2011, Mary Temple’s Northwest Corner, Southeast Light, on view at Rice Gallery through August 12, was named a “Critics’ Pick” on Artforum.com. Visit the above link to read writer Benjamin Lima’s review.
Mary Temple’s site-specific installation at Rice Gallery, Northwest Corner, Southeast Light, is now
on view through Friday, August 12, 2011. Please note Rice Gallery Summer Hours will begin
Monday, May 16, 2011.
Rice Gallery is pleased to present Phenomenal: California Light, Space, Surface, a talk by Robin Clark, curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, on Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 7:30 pm, preceded by a wine and cheese reception at 7:00 pm. Both reception and lecture are free and open to the public, and will be held in a campus auditorium, Herring Hall 100. Paid parking is available in the Central Campus Garage.
On Tuesday, 22 February 2011 Rice Gallery manager Jaye Anderton received the 2011 Elizabeth Gillis Award for Exemplary Service, established to annually recognize significant achievements and service of one staff member in support of the overall mission of Rice University.
Mary Temple’s largest “light installation,” Northwest Corner, Southeast Light, opened at Rice Gallery on Thursday, 3 February 2011. Despite inclement weather and the closing of the university earlier that afternoon, over 200 people, including Rice University President David Leebron, poured into the gallery to experience Temple’s work and to hear her speak. Northwest Corner, Southeast Light is on view through 25 May 2011.