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Silos Deserve Your Attention — and a Iconic Skyscraper Hides a Gallery

BY // 12.21.15

Season of Silos: This has been the year of the new art spaces. Stay abreast of all the news with our ongoing series that details notable, even surprising recently minted venues. (Lester Marks, are you reading this?) Here’s one more for the list: Silos at Sawyer Yards, where the latest jewel — or, should we say, agricultural/industrial ruin — in the Washington Avenue Arts District gets developer Jon Deal’s tender lovin’ care. Arts District director Susannah Mitchell tapped Contemporary Arts Museum Houston’s man at the top, Bill Arning, and past CORE Fellow Jillian Conrad, currently University of Houston associate sculpture professor, to cull through nearly 80 submissions. Their 27 final selections launched the inaugural Silos Installation Transdisciplinary Exhibition (SITE), open every Saturday, 5 to 9 pm, through January 31. The installations in the former Success Rice silos serve up doses of the kinetic, the ridiculous, the smart and the surreal; do make time to experience this phenomenon.

Williams Tower Wow: Uptown’s best art space is hidden in plain sight in the Williams Tower Gallery. Since 1983, independent curator Sally Sprout has mounted some of Houston’s most intriguing group shows, installing works both intimate and majestic in the Philip Johnson-designed skyscraper’s cavernous lobby, a short stroll from the Galleria. Currently, Sprout presents a quartet of female artists who explore the supernatural and tap the spiritual: Leslie Field, Arielle Masson, Susan Plum and the late Laurent Boccara (through January 6).

LeslieField’sKaleidoscopicMandalas,photographed2004,printed2015, atWilliamsTowerGallery
LeslieField’s Kaleidoscopic Mandalas, photographed 2004, printed 2015, at WilliamsTowerGallery

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