The Station Museum of Contemporary Art paired Houstonians Jesse Lott: The Urban Frontier and Javier de Villota: DeHumanization Echo for a shared show not only because their styles are similar, but also because the purpose of their art is similar. The work of both men reflects their humanistic outlook. Lott, who calls his style urban frontier art because he recycles found items, uses his art to further a civil rights agenda in the inner city. (He helped to create Project Row Houses.) And de Villota, originally from Spain, focuses on human rights, capturing the images of war and oppression in his work. (His landmark El Mercado de la Muerte, reconstructed here, is a look at the violence in Sarajevo in 1994.) 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. Through May 17. Station Museum of Contemporary Art, 1502 Alabama. For information, call 713-529-6900 or visit www.stationmuseum.com. Free.
Wednesdays-Sundays. Starts: April 9. Continues through May 17, 2009