Viewing Hours & Round Events
October 20, 2012 – March 3, 2013
Free and open to the public
Wednesday through Sunday 12 – 5PM
2505 – 2517 Holman
Project Row Houses is pleased to announce the opening of six new art projects in the historic shotgun houses on Holman St. in Houston’s Third Ward.
Round 37 will be on view from October 20, 2012 through March 3, 2013 and features installations by artists based in Arizona, England, Houston, and New York.
Please join us on Saturday, October 20th at 2:30pm for an informal discussion with the artists about their work and stay for the opening celebration from 4-7pm.
Round 37 Events & Programs
- October 20, 2:30 – 4pm: Round 37 Artists’ Talk
- October 20, 4 – 7PM: Opening Reception
- Ongoing: Events, Talks, & Performances by Round 37 Artists
Participating Artists & Projects
2505 and 2507 Holman Street
Question Bridge: Black Males
Question Bridge: Black Males explores critically challenging issues within the African American male community by instigating a video mediated conversation among Black men across the geographic, economic, generational and social strata of American society. It is presented through a variety of media platforms including gallery installations, film screenings, a curriculum for educators and online. Question Bridge provides a safe setting for necessary, honest expression and healing dialogue on themes that divide, unite, and puzzle black males today in the United States.
Presented in collaboration with the Houston Cinema Arts Society, Question Bridge will occupy two of the Art Houses with the nationally acclaimed multimedia installation reconfigured especially for Project Row Houses.
Question Bridge: Black Males was created by Chris Johnson, Hank Willis Thomas, Bayeté Ross Smith and Kamal Sinclair. The Executive Producers are Delroy Lindo, Deborah Willis and Jesse Williams. The Post-Production Producer is Will Sylvester and the Supervising Producer is Rosa White.
2509 Holman Street
Buntu presents Lost in Translation
Maurice Roberts’ installation, Buntu presents Lost in Translation, seeks to bridge understanding and experience with a series of installations based on a resonant word or concept from outside the English language. The “word” serves as an entry point into the uniqueness of a specific cultural tradition. Utilizing non-English words possess no direct English equivalent as a vehicle for exploring the rich and subtle differences in languages that are often lost in translation. This installation presents a multidisciplinary exploration at the intersection of words, meaning and translation.
Maurice Roberts received his BA from Texas Southern University. He co-founded a nonprofit arts organization and published and edited the urban art journal Objectif. He lives and works in Houston, TX.
2511 Holman Street
Alter Door (work in progress)
Western thought has understood the window in painting, cinema, photography etc. as the classic metaphor for the “gaze” – and in many different ideological registers, as the self-evident trope of representation itself. Miguel Amat’s installation will focus on the door as the site for the body to enter, pass through, conveying potential access. He states, “the actual physical front door belonging to the Art House will be missing, and its equivalents from the Third Ward will be repurposed and located in certain spots of a specific highway interchange – which is a place designed for another mode of access. The ornamental and residual spaces within the Highway Interchange is a “Public Space,” but is only intended for the gaze. Thus, a place intended for a particular access but that highlights its own contradiction as a place for a distant gaze, will stage the broken solidarity between terms that are presumably together, such as ‘Public Space’, ‘Democracy’, ‘Access’, ‘Inclusion’, etc.”
Miguel Amat received BA from the University of Advanced Studies of Arts Armando Reverón. He is currently a resident in the Core Program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the Duncan Artist-in-Residence Program at Rice University. He lives and works in Chicago.
2513 Holman Street
Futz: A Research Method
Futz: A Research Method is an experimental performance lab and transmedia installation. The artist states of her project, “developing a focused art practice is a challenging process to master beyond the walls of a traditionally legitimate art institution. My process has a fumbling and flustered beginning. Depending on the perspective, anyone may appear to be futzing around. It remains to be seen when the futzing is done. This series of performances is dedicated to wrestling with futzing as a legitimate strategy in creative processes, lived experiences and beyond. My approach places futzing at the center of this methodology. The performances included are active research designed to respond to a series of sub-hypothesis regarding dualism, devils, psychodynamic theory and other hungry ideas. Bi-monthly works featuring dancers, musicians, mental health workers, educators and other performance artists present work that is textual, visceral, and experiential.”
Performance, video and installation artist Autumn Knight received a BA from Dillard University and an MA from New York University. She has performed and exhibited at DiverseWorks Art Space, Houston, TX; City Dance Houston, TX; Barnevelder Movement Complex Houston, TX; Ensemble Theatre/Alley Theatre, Houston, TX; and Elevator Repair Service, New York. She lives and works in Houston.
2515 Holman Street
In-Situ is committed to develop and nurture a hub for creative processes and exchange of information about environment and culture in Pendle, England. The collective states, “collaboration and collaborative inquiry are fundamental to our core structure and methodology. Individually and collectively we promote and deliver art that respects human rights and adheres to environmental ethics.”
In-Situ was established in 2011 in the town of Brierfield, the borough of Pendle, Lancashire, England. The collective is comprised of three practitioners, Paul Hartley, Kerry Morrison, and William Titley.
2517 Holman Street
Not What We Bought
Not What We Bought explores the deceptive likeness in forms, details, and plan arrangements. It suggests that the contemporary suburban house may have appropriated the unembellished simplicity of a house built from basic needs as seen in the shotgun houses.
Jason Griffiths’ practice is based on a multidisciplinary approach to architecture working through competitions, buildings, furniture, writing and photography. He is a partner in Gino Griffiths architects and assistant professor at ASA Design School. He lives and works in the American Southwest.