After our weird winter of discontent, spring approaches. We sense it artfully in the air because not only does March bring us some blooming new art in galleries and art centers, but outdoor installations and murals are popping up all over this month.
From the craftiest exhibitions to glorious outdoor art walks, there’s a lot to see, but for the biggest creative surprise, we’re headed below ground and into outer space all brought to us by a new immersive piece at the Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern.
So whether inside or out, Houston art puts a spring in our step with these exhibitions and shows.
“Forms of Inheritance: The Work of Anna Mayer” at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (now through May 8)
Featuring ceramic and bronze sculptures, the exhibition highlights Mayer’s her artistic practice that explores humanity through “geologic time,” and her fascination with time, lifespan and mortality. “In a culture that privileges autonomy and self-reliance, Mayer’s sculpture offers a new way of being that strikes a balance between communal action and individual agency.
Her work provides us with an understanding of the shared responsibility that we have to care for the world around us and those that inhabit it,” says HCCC curator Kathryn Hall.
“Texas Masters Series: James C. Watkins” at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (now through May 8)
HCCC recently named Watkins the latest artist in its illustrious Masters award series that…