October 2 - November 23, 2014
Rice University Art Gallery has commissioned Japanese artist Yusuke Asai to create an installation in conjunction with The Menil’s exhibition Experiments with Truth: Gandhi and Images of Nonviolence. In his immersive murals, Asai paints with different types of mud, dust, soil, and other natural materials he finds locally. For his first U.S. exhibition, Asai will transform Houston’s swampy soil found in its bayous and surrounding areas into a stylized, fantastical landscape.
Opening: October 2, 2014 | 5–7 pm
Lecture: October 29, 2014 | 12–12:30 pm
Rice History Professor Alida Metcalf will show affinities between Yusuke Asai's yamatane installation and Mesoamerican maps of the sixteenth century. Bring your lunch; drinks and dessert are provided.
Lecture: November 19, 2014 | 12–12:30 pm
Natasha Bowdoin, assistant professor of Visual and Dramatic Arts, will discuss the power and meaning associated with representing animals in art. Bring your lunch; drinks and dessert are provided.
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