This fall, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) takes on the implications of this development pattern in the national exhibition, SPRAWL. Co-curated by former HCCC Curatorial Fellow, Susie J. Silbert and former HCCC Curator, Anna Walker, SPRAWL features 16 emerging and mid-career artists whose works deal with the urban landscape. Arranged in three sections, “Infrastructure of Expansion,” “Survey, Plan, Build,” and “Aftereffects,” which loosely define the phases of urban growth, the exhibition is intended to present a non-polemical view. In addition to works on site, HCCC will host a speaker series to provide a forum for Houston’s reich dialogue on urban development.
October 4, 2013 — January 19, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, October 4, 5:30 – 8:00 PM
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main Street
Click here for more information about the exhibitions, speaker series, and hours. Admission is free to the exhibit and speaker series.
Image above: Norwood Viviano, “Cities: Departure and Deviation (Indianapolis to Los Angeles Detail).” Blown glass and vinyl cut drawings. 2011. Photo by Cathy Carver.
SPEAKER SERIES >>>
Infrastructure of Expansion
October 18, 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Ed Emmett, Harris County Judge
October 24, 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Thomas Colbert, Associate Professor at the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture, University of Houston
Susan Rogers, Director of the Community Design Resource Center and Assistant Professor at the University of Houston’s College of Architecture
Survey, Plan, Build
November 6, 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Brian Crimmins, City of Houston Planning & Development Chief of Staff
November 7, 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Houston Urban Development & Improvement Panel
David Crossley, President of Houston Tomorrow
Peter Brown, Director of Better Houston
Diane Schenke, President of Greater East End District
December 17, 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Sara Zewde, M. L. A. Candidate, Harvard University Graduate School of Design
January 9, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Carrie Schneider, Houston Artist
All talks will take place at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft.
Click here to read the speakers’ bios.