RICE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY/FARISH GALLERY
Sol Le Witt: New Work
6100 Main St. | 713.348.6069 | www.ricegallery.org
For more than 20 years, Rice University Art Gallery has been the only university gallery in the nation devoted to commissioning site- specific installation art. Artists early in their careers as well as artists of international reputa- tion have constructed temporary works, each of which transformed the Gallery’s signature “white box” space in a completely different way.
On February 9, Rice Gallery will come full circle by reinstalling one of its earliest installations, Sol LeWitt’s Glossy and Flat Black Squares (Wall Drawing #813), 1997 as its closing exhibition of the school year. LeWitt (1928–2007), a leading figure in minimalism and pioneer of conceptual art, created the majestic work in response to Rice Gallery’s architectural space.
THE MENIL COLLECTION
The Beginning of Everything: Drawings from the Janie C. Lee, Louisa Stude Sarofim and David Whitney Collections
1533 Sul Ross St.| 713.525.9400 | www.menil.org
“When I see a white piece of paper,” the artist Ellsworth Kelly once remarked, “I feel like I’ve got to draw. And drawing, for me, is the beginning of everything.”
In anticipation of the opening of the Menil Drawing Institute in October 2017, the muse- um presents The Beginning of Everything: Drawings from the Janie C. Lee, Louisa Stude Sarofim and David Whitney Collections in the museum’s main building. The show highlights promised gifts from the collections of Janie C. Lee and Louisa Stude Sarofim, as well as works from David Whitney’s 2005 bequest. The works featured will continue to shape the core of the Menil’s collection. The exhibition runs through June 18.
Kate Gilmore and Heather Rowe: Only in Your Way
3400 Main St. | 713.223.8346 | www.diverseworks.org
Only in Your Way is the first collaborative two-person exhibition between New York-based artists Kate Gilmore and Heather Rowe. The exhibition includes newly commissioned, site-spe- cific sculptural works, installation and a live dura- tional performance. Only in Your Way features distinct new works by each artist, conceived to be in conversation with each other, utilizing the gallery space and considering ideas about sculp- tural objects and architecture in relation to the female body. Gilmore, a performance, video and installation-based artist, explores issues related to identity, gender, power and endurance in her work. Rowe’s work lies at the intersection of sculp- ture, architecture and installation, often building upon cinematic experience through the framing of space and rhythmically constructed form.