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Public Art at Sugar Land

The University of Houston at Sugar Land is home to several pieces from the Public Art of the University of Houston System. Also on campus is the Diversity Over Division Mural. The mural is located outside Brazos Hall and the original pieces are displayed on the second floor of the Albert & Mamie George Building.

Diversity Over Division Mural

Diversity Over Division (2021)

The mural is comprised of six pieces created by six diverse artists from Texas and around the world: Ami Mehta, Samson Adenugba, Laura Cano Lopez, Tony Parana, Dandee Warhol and Rhonda Radford Adams. They worked under the direction of Houston artist Reginald Adams. Weaving through the piece are words from Houston’s former poet-laureate, D.E.E.P., from her poem ‘Growing Tomorrow in a Field of Today’.

The mural is located on the south exterior window of Brazos Hall. The original canvas paintings are displayed on the second floor of the Albert & Mamie George Building.

Sugar Land Academic Building

Rules of the Game (1995)

By Charles Wiese

A set of 10 iris digital ink prints that draw comparisons between the corporate and sports worlds. The prints were made with an Iris printer, a large-format color inkjet printer introduced by Iris Graphics. Iris printers were among the first able to produce high-quality output.

These pieces are located on the second floor of the Sugar Land Academic Building.

Suite of 10 Digital Photographs (1995)

By Donna Reidland Bourret

A set of 10 chromogenic prints that feature the artist inserted into video game scenes. Chromogenic prints, also know as type C photographs or C-type prints, can be made from a digital image via chromogenic process.

These pieces are located on the second floor of the Sugar Land Academic Building.

Too Much To Say (2014)

By Lance Letscher

Texas artist Lance Letscher searches thrift stores, junk shops, and used bookstores for old ledgers, notebooks, diaries, handwritten lists, letters, and recipe cards as material for his meticulous collages. His collages reference memory, personal histories and ultimately create disjointed narratives in the process.

This collage on masonite is located on the first floor of the Sugar Land Academic Building.

Albert & Mamie George Building

Brazos Trace (2006)

By Liz Ward, Rob Ziebel and Anthony Thompson Shumate

The inspiration for Brazos Trace is the Brazos River, a major geographical feature adjacent to the campus. The curving panels of the piece create the visual effect of a river descending through the atrium space. The river-like panels are patterned with images relating to the cultural and natural history of the Brazos.

This piece is located in the atrium of the Albert & Mamie George Building.

Brazos Hall

Pastoral (2011)

By Lin Emery

This 15-foot-tall kinetic sculpture is made out of polished aluminum and stainless steel and moves in the wind. It utilizes a sophisticated system of bearings to ensure smooth and random movement within the individual parts. The leaf-like forms seem to disappear in the sky and will reflect the surrounding brick, concrete and trees, while at the same time reflecting the sun’s light against the ground and building.

The sculpture stands outside the north-east entrance of Brazos Hall.

Group of 14 Torch Drawings (2001-2012)

By Helen Altman

This collection of drawings were made by using a blow torch as a drawing tool, scorching lines into paper, creating soft and remarkably detailed images of Texas animals.

These pieces are located on the first floor of Brazos Hall.