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.


Installation view of Michael Craig-Martin at Chatsworth House, March 16 - June 29, 2014. © Michael Craig-Martin. Courtesy Gagosian and the artist. Photo: Matthew Bullen