Vija Celmins: Television and Disaster, 1964-66
November 18 - February 20, 2011
1515 Sul Ross, Houston, TX 77006
Co-organized by the Menil Collection and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Vija Celmins: Television and Disaster, 1964-66 is curated by Michelle White and Franklin Sirmans and explores this overlooked period of the artist’s work. With nearly twenty paintings and three sculptures, Television and Disaster uncovers the groundwork from which Celmins would build her international career. By realistically rendering images from newspapers, magazines, and television, Celmins filled her canvases with handguns and warplanes with a straightforward representation of violence and power.