New China is a great companion to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houstons Red Hot Asian art exhibit. The collection at the New Gallery showcases a few artists featured at the MFAH, including the Luo Brothers, who offer works such as a red, candy-coated sculpture of a Chinese baby sitting on a stack of books holding a giant hamburger. Another polished piece is Yu Fans Into the Darkness, a statue of a man crouching on the ground tracing a pattern with his finger that is coated in black enamel car paint. On the walls are works from Zhao Bo, whose painting The Love Is Like Chocolate features Chinese men and women with closed eyes dressed in communist garb, waving red flags, and Liu Bolins print Untitled (Red Lantern), depicting a man whose body has been painted to blend in with the wall behind him.
Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Starts: July 14. Continues through Sept. 1