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Best Art Show Houston 2010 - Group Show, Lawndale Art Center

Group Show, Lawndale Art Center

Group Show, Lawndale Art Center

4912 Main St.

Houston, TX 77002

713-528-5858

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In late 2009, Lawndale Art Center presented a group show that transformed the place into a dimension-shifting sci-fi world. It was a thrill to explore the building's three floors feeling like an invisible spy or an investigator of strange phenomena. Monica Vidal and Jasmyne Graybill fused the organic and synthetic to Cronenbergian heights of freakiness. Shawn Smith forcefully evolved (or devolved) nature into a two-room horror show in which time-traveling, pixilated vultures feasted on obsolete technology. Linking it all together was Kia Neill's second-floor "Grotto," a dark, tight cave with hanging stalactites and blinking crystals overgrown with Spanish moss — one of the most otherworldly things we've experienced in Houston in a while. It was genuinely disorienting, weird and hilarious, and it transported us out of Lawndale in a really cool way. But perhaps the best part of the journey was stepping out of Neill's "Grotto" onto the elevator, pushing the button to the first floor, turning around and watching the curtain close on that otherworldly realm.

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Max Harrison
Max Harrison

Congrats to the artists and staff at Lawndale Art Center, (Hello Karen O.) You guys work so hard to bring great shows to Houston, and deserve Kudos for all that you do.

Thanks to the Houston Press readers for voting "NeoPopStreetFunk II)as the readers choice award for best art show. Niki, Kevin, and every participating artist worked as a single unit to make this show exciting. Gallery M Squared is proud to help hard working artists bring fun, and exciting exhibitions to Houstonians.

Max Harrison
Max Harrison

Congrats to the artists and staff at Lawndale Art Center, (Hello Karen O.) You guys work so hard to bring great shows to Houston, and deserve Kudos for all that you do.

Thanks to the Houston Press readers for voting, "NeoPopStreetFunk II)as the readers choice award for best art show. Niki, Kevin, and every participating artist worked as a single unit to make this show exciting. Gallery M Squared is proud to help hard working artists bring fun, and exciting exhibitions to Houstonians.

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