This week, I challenged myself to go to an art gallery, something I haven’t done since I lived in New York three years ago. Saturday evening, I went to an art opening reception in east Houston. Four artists were showing their modern art: two painters/drawers, one who created a dark room with videos of circles expanding and retracting like mouths breathing, and one performance artist. The performance artist was asleep in a child’s bed in the middle of the room, and he had a webcam trained on him and had set up chatroulette, which visitors played on his behalf. It was…strange. But hilarious.
The crowd was young and fun, full of artsy types that I rarely see in Houston (unless you count hipsters, which I never do). I’m definitely planning on going to more of these receptions. It’s an entertaining, free way to meet creative people and feel more culturally enlightened, if nothing else.
And if anyone in Houston is interested in seeing some very interesting modern art, CLICK HERE to see the details of the exhibition.
How was your weekend?