Allison Hunter Installation at BRC pop-up gallery

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> Allison Hunter Installation at BRC pop-up gallery

HOUSTON – (Feb. 12, 2013) – Rice Public Art is featuring a pop-up gallery installation featuring artwork by Rice University’s Humanities Artist-in-Residence Allison Hunter. A reception for the artist will be held Feb. 13, from 4-6 p.m. in the BioScience Research Collaborative (BRC) at 6500 Main St. The pop-up gallery is located in the BRC’s first-floor lobby; Hunter's work will be on view through mid-April. 

Hunter’s photographs, “Untitled (elephants 1 & 2),” give prominence to wild animals often cluttered by the manufactured habitats of captivity. As a scientist might isolate a gene or a protein, Hunter digitally removed and masked layers of visual noise that surrounded the elephants in their zoo environment. The result reimagines these majestic creatures and renders them in a more dreamlike and mysterious space.

A member of the university’s Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts, Hunter has worked in photography, video, drawing, sculpture and installation for more than two decades. She has participated in video and sculpture art residencies at such institutions as the Banff Centre for the Arts in Calgary, Canada, and the Hermit Center for Metamedia in Plasy, Czech Republic. Hunter’s photographs are collected by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the University Art Museum at SUNY, the Albany Institute of History and Art and the Center for Photography at Woodstock. Her work has been included in numerous exhibitions in the United States and Europe, including at the Kohler Center, Wisconsin; Project 304, Bangkok; Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt; and in solo exhibitions at Women and Their Work, Austin; Artspace, North Carolina; and DiverseWorks, Houston.

The BRC pop-up gallery is an opportunity for Rice Public Art to further its interdisciplinary mission and partnerships, both throughout the university and the Houston community. For more information about Rice Public Art, visit Parking is available in the BRC garage located on Dryden Road between Main Street and Travis Street.

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 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. 

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