Houstonia: ROUND 49 Exploring Shadows and Light at Project Row Houses


Full article by Brittanie Shey 

“THIS PIECE has a lot to do with healing through joy and through hope,” says Charo Oquet.

The Dominican artist is standing in the middle of her installation inside 2515 Holman Street, one of the Project Row Houses buildings. The work, titled Written on Skin and Sacred Gestures, incorporates planks of wood, glass bottles filled with dyed water, large scraps of colorful fabric, and talisman-like sculptures, all climbing up a path into the middle of the room. The installation does evoke a feeling of joy, or maybe a feeling of accomplishment, as though one has scaled a large mountain.