Note: the following is part of Glasstire’s series of short videos, Five-Minute Tours, for which commercial galleries, museums, nonprofits and artist-run spaces across the state of Texas send us video walk-throughs of their current exhibitions. This will continue while the coronavirus situation hinders public access to exhibitions. Let’s get your show in front of an audience.
Hillerbrand+Magsamen’s Devices: Then & Now at Heidi Vaughan Fine Art in Houston. Dates: Feb. 22 – May 9, 2020.
“From a bedazzled Little Tykes car, to embroidered photographs to photographic blanket assemblages, Hillerbrand+Magsamen provide a mythological journey to explore what we do and don’t know, and ways to cope and connect in a tumultuous world through their devices.
“The exhibition ‘Devices: Then & Now’ showing at Heidi Vaughan Fine Arts, is an interdisciplinary project rooted in society’s ever-growing desire to exercise control over our lives through various devices. Consisting of photography and sculpture, this exhibition presents the collaborative family’s inventions and new functions for ordinary objects made from old toys, tin foil, insulation foam, packing blankets, recycled plastics, pins, and rhinestones.
“The artists have published a book that will be released in March, 2020. Titled, 147 Devices for Integrated Principles, the book features 147 photographs and documentation of the original experimental theater performance with writing by acclaimed playwright, Kirk Lynn, and a Foreward by Alison de Lima Greene, curator of Contemporary Art & Special Projects at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. It is available in softcover and in a limited-edition collector’s hardback edition that includes a custom pressed vinyl record of music by composer Peter Stopschinski.”