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KARIN BROKER: damn girls  

BRC Pop-Up Gallery 
December 2014 - February 28, 2015 
BioScience Research Collaborative (BRC) First Floor Lobby  
6500 Main Street (Located at the corner of Main and University)  

Paid parking is available in the BRC parking garage located on Dryden   

"Using Conte on Formica panels, Broker depicts large-scale bouquets of lush, overripe blooms and singular flowers in the manner of early Dutch masters. Here, the artist's descriptive skill is highlighted through the realistic quality of the flora and rich tonal values, while the incorporation of text, new to her drawn work, forges connections with poetry and the lyricism of script, the text also provides a heavily gender based armature to support the central core of each drawing. Broker obsessively compiled the text through researching the names and significant events of women that span centuries. In re-transcribing factual accounts, the artist questions established hierarchies within popular history and offers a unique perspective that pays homage to these women. Continuing in the tradition of her work, Broker weaves themes of femininity, beauty, and optimism with severity, gender stereotypes, tragedy, and loss."          -McClain Gallery  

Karin Broker is Professor of Printmaking and Drawing for the Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts at Rice University. For more information please visit www.karinbroker.com 




Welcome to Rice Public Art

Art expands our capacity to perceive, understand and represent the world. Rice Public Art seeks to generate encounters with art that advance the culture of inquiry that characterizes our university. By incorporating site specific works into the campus landscape and interior spaces, the program aims to challenge and inspire the community to imagine its work and lives from unconventional and potentially transformative perspectives. Rice Public Art works in collaboration with The Shepherd School of Music, the Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts (VADA), the Center for Critical and Cultural Theory (3CT), the BioScience Research Collaborative (BRC) and the student organization Art Lab, among others, in an effort to broadly integrate our programming into the academic life at Rice University. 

News and Updates

  • 'Black Ladder' fills Glasscock School's Anderson-Clarke Center with colorful lightHOUSTON (Aug. 12, 2014) "Black Ladder," a 30 foot tall sculpture created by French American artist Stephen Dean, was installed this month in the center's main stairwell window, which is set into the building's front façade. Dean's sculpture employs varied panels of dichroic glass framed within the form of a ladder and fills the entire width and height of the window. It was made possible by a donation from Rice alumnus and former Rice administrator H. Russell Pitman '58. 
  • Inaugural Sandra and Jim Robbins Lecture Series to Kick Off w/ Artist Daniel AnguiluHOUSTON - (Jul. 30, 2014) Rice Public Art is pleased to announce the inauguration of an annual lecture series supported by a generous gift from Sandra Robbins ('59) and her husband Jim Robbins. The series will, each year, illuminate a specific topic within the arts, driven primarily by student interest. The inaugural lecture, Robbins Vol 1: Graffiti, will feature a conversation with Houston artist Daniel Anguilu, Detroit-based writer Nichole Christian, and Houston-based art historian Laura Wellen, on September 17, 2014, 7 pm, Herring Hall 100. The program is free and open to the public.