Wednesday, June 19, 2013
October 6, 2011, - January 5, 2012
In his Window into Houston debut, Dennis Harper will transform the two window bays into an underwater wonder world. The magic of the piece lies in its transformative potential offering different perspectives at day and night. During the day, the viewer will peer through the portholes of a submarine at an exotic flora and fauna of imaginary fish and plants. With the fading light, the aquarium’s inhabitants become brighter than the ambient light outdoors, and the image of the portholes disappears to reveal an entrancing maritime scene, which the artist calls “a fanciful underwater nightclub.” The fish are made out of fluorescent colored paper and lit by black lights to convey the impression of weightlessness. The printed perforated window film surrounding the submarine’s porthole is a signage material that reflects an image on the outside of a window but allows the occupants inside the building or vehicle to see out.
- Location: 110 Milam St. in Downtown Houston Parking: Free street parking downtown after 6 p.m.; paid parking available in lot across the street
- Price: Free
- Sponsor: Blaffer Art Museum University of Houston
- Contact: For more information, contact Jeffrey Bowen Assistant Director of External Affairs 713.743.9528 firstname.lastname@example.org