Loading dock doors open this morning at 8am at Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center to admit the soon-to-be-fevered installation crews for the second Texas Contemporary Art Fair. In addition to the 65 galleries participating, the installation work includes upholstered decoys by Ann Wood, a kinetic forest by Jules Buck Jones, an interactive photo booth sponsored by Houston Center for Photography, roadside attractions by Okay Mountain Collective, segregated water fountains by Travis Somerville, oil filled pyramids by Agnes Denes, and the epic Glasstire Beach Bar, complete with live alligator*
*subject to convention center approval. Alligator may be substituted for attraction of equal or lesser value without notice. Alligator present at Thursday night CAMH benefit preview only. View at your own risk.
I’ll take the alligator if Brown Convention Center won’t let you have it. I have a bathtub it can chill in.
We got the gator!
Will the alligator be cleaned, cooked, and served after?
mmmmm, alligator is good.
Animals do not belong in art installations. It’s just a grab for attention. Leave the animals alone.
I have live bunny rabbits in my art installations, including my own pet bunny, Red Bluff. My narrative of Unicorns and Bunnies existed before she came into my life and now that she IS in my life she continues to be part of my performative art installations. She enjoys the attention and would rather not be left alone.