Daniel Anguilu is quickly becoming Houstons go-to guy for big outdoor murals. Just drive around the East End and Midtown, and youll recognize the angular, sometimes abstract, signature of his work, particularly on Midtowns vacant MHMRA building, which Anguilu has been steadily covering in paint. Thankfully, Anguilu doesnt traffic in civic-minded, feel-good stuff promoting diversity or the kind of neighborhood mural youd see at a public park, and he doesnt project a graffiti vibe. His murals have a more mysterious, organic feel, often depicting animals and visual tropes that stem from his Mexican heritage and Aztec influence. Theres a distinct graphic quality in his hard lines and vibrant colors. In his latest work, hes covered the north exterior wall of Lawndale Art Center with a mural called Famous Monsters. On view daily. Through June, 2012. 4912 Main. For information, call 713-528-5858 or visit www.lawndaleartcenter.org. Free.
Aug. 18-June 15, 2011