Thursday, July 22, 2010

A Texas Vortex for Art

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DEAN RUCK AND DAN HAVEL, two artists from Texas, used two side-by-side houses that were about to be demolished for the new Art League Houston and reconstructed them to create
“Inversion.” This funnel-like vortex, at the west wall adjacent to Montrose Boulevard in Houston became quite a neighborhood attraction—but sadly, the work is now torn down to make way for the new arts building. The exterior skin of the houses was essentially peeled back and used to create the inverted spiral you see in these pics. The work is somewhat reminiscent of the work of Gordon Matta-Clark that was recently exhibited at St. Louis’ fabulous Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts.

The project was sponsored by Art League Houston on the site of their future building.

Via here.


Hannah said...

Woah Dad! That is awesome. I am surprised we never "swung by" on a family vacation!! :)

John Foster said...

Well, sweetheart, I know you still think we should have gone to Six Flags rather than W.C. Rice's Cross Garden in Alabama, but Rice's theme park was free. Do the math.

Jan said...

No way I could've gone in there.
Feel nauseous just looking!

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ArtSparker said...

Apparently a lot has been done with abandoned houses in parts of Detroit also.

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