This week, Discovery Green and Houston First Corporation announced that they have commissioned a site-specific work by Dallas artist collective The Color Condition (Sunny Sliger and Marianne Newsom). Set to open August 17 and run through November 15, the three-part sculpture, collectively titled Arcade, is the duo’s largest installation since they began working together in 2010.
Arcade will be comprised of The Color Condition’s signature materials: brightly colored large-scale streamers cut from table cloths, shower curtains, and painters drop cloths. One section of the piece, which will stretch across Discovery Green’s pine trees and will be mirrored in front of the George R. Brown Convention Center (GRB), will be lit with LED lights that play on the variations of color within the streamers. Another section of the work will be suspended above the pedestrian byway Avenida de las Americas, and the installation will be completed with streamers attached to light poles along the GRB entrance.
There will be a public celebration of the work on Saturday, September 9, 2017, from 4 to 8pm, featuring a dance performance by Karen Stokes Dance Company, live music, and other family-friendly events.