The Shape of Things: Michael Craig-Martin at Discovery Green®

The Shape of Things: Michael Craig-Martin at Discovery Green®
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The works will be showcased around Kinder Lake and will be on view during park hours from Thursday, August 1 to Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019.

The bold and imaginative  exhibition The Shape of Things: Michael Craig-Martin at Discovery Green comprises a series of six monumental steel sculptures offering a playful perspective of everyday objects which challenge our perception of space, appearing like line drawings in the air. This is the first exhibition of the British artist’s sculptures to be seen in Texas, and only the second venue in the United States. The works will be showcased around Discovery Green’s Kinder Lake and will be on view during park hours from Thursday, August 1 to Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019.

Six sculptures ranging from 8 to 12 feet high, depicting everyday objects such as an umbrella, a wheelbarrow, a light bulb, a shoe. These larger than life works are playful and evocatively simple. Visitors can walk around the pieces at Discovery Green, observing these extraordinary sculptures in a new context.

The Shape of Things: Michael Craig-Martin at Discovery Green is presented in partnership with Gagosian. Discovery Green’s public art program is made possible in part by generous contributions from park supporters and professional services are provided by the Weingarten Art Group. The exhibition is part of the Discovery Green Conservancy’s Public Art Program which has, over the past 10 years, enriched visitor experience with numerous temporary exhibitions as well as several signature permanent pieces.

Visitors are invited to share their experiences using the hashtags #MichaelCraigMartin and #DiscoveryGreen.

SPECIAL EVENTS: 

Twilight Tour led by Margo Sawyer
Tuesday, October 1, 7 pm 

Margo Sawyer, creator of Synchronicity of Color, one of the most loved and recognized sculptures in Discovery Green and all of Houston, shares her unique insights about her friend and fellow Brit, Michael Craig-Martin in a walking tour. Meet at the Lake House Café.        

 

Line and Frame 
Tuesdays, September 10 and October 8, 6:30 – 8 pm

Experiment with creative use of line and framing in workshops led by instructors from the Houston Center for Photography. Responding to formal elements of Michael Craig-Martin’s The Shape of Things. Bring your camera or cell phone. Meet at the Morgan Reading Room. 

 

See, Sketch and Sculpt 
Sunday, September 22, 2 – 4 pm 

This hands-on craft workshop presented in collaboration with the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft allows families to see, sketch and sculpt original shapes and colors inspired by Michael Craig-Martin’s sculptures. For families with children 3 to 7 years of age. Takes place near Kinder Lake.