Every Thursday Starting May 23rd to June 20th; 12:00 P.M to 1:30 P.M
2521 Holman Street
Starting May 23rd, PRH will present Upping The Story, a six part program series that will include local artists and curators that will present their own work in relation to the themes presented in Round 38. Topics will vary from time travel, architecture, and memory. Participants include Jamal Cyrus, Senalka McDonald, Abinadi Meza, Rahul Mitra, and Amy Powell.
Rahul Mitra will discuss the DNA of the contemporary architecture around the world. He will also discuss the abstracted rejection of the colonial and imperial shapes and forms that accompanies the architecture.
Rahul Mitra is an artist born in Hyderabad, India, now living in Houston.
Abinadi Meza will discuss his original projects, soundscape interventions, urban space and “memory-what” Meza, borrowing from Virilio, refers to as grey ecologies: temporal architectures that explore “depth of time.”
Abinadi Meza works with sound, video, photography, and text to create affective spaces and documents.
Senalka McDonald will discuss her previous work regarding issues of invisibility and art making while being an artist in residence at the CORE program.
A visual artist of Panamanian descent, Senalka McDonald received her Maters of Fine Art from California College of the Arts in 2012, along with a Bachelors of Fine Art and a Bachelors of Art in Cultural Geography from The University of Texas at Austin in 2006.
Jamal Cyrus will be discussing the Wu Tang creative and business model as a viable organizational form, and the influence of Drug trafficking culture, and Proto-Islamic organizations such as the Nation of Islam, and the Nation of Gods and Earths on this model.
A Houston-based artist, Jamal Cyrus’s body of work began from revisionist approaches within American history, particularly studies dealing with the figures and the formulation of Black political movements.
Amy Powell will discuss some of the issues at stake for contemporary artists and filmmakers whose works have been deeply invested in questions of time.
Amy Powell is Cynthia Woods Mitchell Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow at Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston.