Saturday, October 21, 2017
6 - 9 pm, FREE
Tensile Strength is the second exhibition by Sculpture Month Houston at SITE Gallery at the Silos at Sawyer Yards. After the success of the inaugural exhibition in 2016 where predominantly the works of Houston based artists were showcased, Sculpture Month Houston has expanded its scope and future direction by inviting artists from neighboring cities and states.
The unique architecture of the silos, whereby the thirty four end terminals of the original rice silos were converted into individual art spaces, its soaring towers and raw industrial patina have intrigued the twenty participating artists to respond to this challenging space with works of great ambition and scope.
As a survey, the works define the evolution of sculpture from single static object to the exploration of space with all its tantalizing possibilities. The many diverse installations are re-imagining spatial concepts and directly engage the viewer while resonating at multiple sensory levels. Additionally, the unique sonic environment at the Silos space has encouraged several artists to incorporate sound pieces into their installation enhancing the complexity of their work. Above all, Tensile Strength and Sculpture Month Houston are celebrating the sculptural medium and the creative energies of the artists in all their diversity.