1. BUFFALO BAYOU PARK CISTERN | 105 Sabine St. | 713.752.0314
Rain: Magdalena Fernández at the Houston Cistern. Opening December 10 and running through June 4, this site-speci c installation will transform the 87,500sf Houston Cistern and its 221 two-story-tall columns into a unique gallery space onto which artist Magdalena Fernández will project her abstract video, 2iPM009, a Mondrian-inspired work that is meant to evoke a rainy night. Its imagery is re ected in the shallow pool of water on the Cistern oor.
2. DEBORAH COLTON GALLERY | 2445 North Blvd. | 713.869.5151
Looking for the Right Time. Deborah Colton Gallery is pleased to present Looking for the Right Time, a solo exhibition of the works of Bert L. Long, Jr. (1940-2013), one of the most talented, versatile and proli c artists ever to hail from the state of Texas. With his paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints and photographs, he sought above all else to communicate with the viewer. As Bert once put it, “I paint in order to help people understand their ills so that they might cure them.” The exhibition will be on view through January 28, 2017.
3. ART PALACE GALLERY | 3913 Main St. | 832.390.1278
Coarse Coil Twist Re-Twist by Deborah Roberts. Deborah Roberts’ second solo exhibition at Art Palace continues to address Black women’s progression through centuries of socially-con- structed limits on beauty and power. Roberts advances her mixed-media portraits of motley girls, appropriated limbs, torsos, facial features and hair styles. Each collaged element carries different scale, complexion, age and personality, fusing together into a picture of otherness with unique character and agency. For this exhibition, Roberts adds focus to text, addressing the stigma of urban-sounding names, colorism and natural hair, divisive issues rooted in Black cultural identity.
4. THE WATER WORKS AT BUFFALO BAYOU PARK | 105 Sabine St. | 713.752.0314
Unsilent Night. On Thursday, December 8, at 6pm, join the University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center, in collaboration with Buffalo Bayou Partnership, for Unsilent Night, a free interactive holiday event. New York composer, Phil Kline, created this 43-minute piece, written speci cally to be heard outdoors in the month of December. Unsilent Night is a sound sculpture created when many individuals simultaneously play one of four tracks on their smartphone, boomboxes or mp3 players. Each participant gets one of four tracks of music that can easily be downloaded on your smart phone, prior to your arrival. When participants play their different “parts” simultaneously, it helps create the special sound of the piece.