"Perspectives 170: Cruz Ortiz"

Uh, is that a medieval piece of military equipment in front of the CAMH?

For "Perspectives 170: Cruz Ortiz," the San Antonio-based artist's work is inside the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, but it's also outside the museum - right outside. Inside, Ortiz, who is both a visual and performance artist, has created a tent city as an installation in the CAMH's downstairs Zilkha Gallery. Outside, he's erected a faux siege tower (a mobile structure used for scaling castle walls) where he'll broadcast from a low-power radio station and distribute silkscreen posters of his zany, part-cartoon/part-street-art work. Ortiz's exhibits are always accompanied by prints plastered around the city hosting them, and he's fond of fake advertisements for things like "dreams of love," so look out for those. There's an opening reception 6:30 to 9 p.m. May 6. Regular viewing hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Through July 11. 5216 Montrose. For information, call 713-284-8250 or visit www.camh.org. Free.
Thu., May 6, 6:30-9 p.m.; Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: May 6. Continues through July 11, 2010
 
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