"It's A Conversation"

Steve Murphy


Past Event

Location Info:

Heritage Plaza
1111 Bagby St.
Houston, TX  77002
If a road trip through Texas, as we documented a few weeks ago, is out of the question for now, at least take a walking stroll. You don’t even have to go far. Twenty minutes of round-trip walking, in fact. Through the summer, Arts Brookfield is offering up a self-guided walking tour of three public art installations. A good place to start is Heritage Plaza, 1111 Bagby Street, where “It’s A Conversation: Selected Works by Steve Murphy,” showcases the artist’s abstract lead-covered wood sculptures. From there, cruise on over to Total Plaza, 1201 Louisiana, to see work by Billy Hassell and Isaac Smith in “Second Nature,” featuring fresh takes on animals and the environment via paintings and wood carvings. Lastly, the Sally Reynolds-curated “Known and Underknown” exhibit, located at 1600 Smith, collects the works of 21 Houston-based creatives in a themed exhibition that explores the expansion and quirky nature of the Texas Gulf Coast. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. For information, call 713-336-2280 or visit artsbrookfield.com/houston. Free.

[Organizer's description:]

Working primarily with lead covered wood, artist Steve Murphy’s designs deal with the classic elements of sculpture: form, volume, surface and edge. He aims to be non-specific in alluding to recognizable objects so viewers can find their own unique connection to the pieces. Murphy’s latest exhibition, It’s a Conversation, will be on display at Heritage Plaza in downtown Houston from May 25 – Nov. 8, 2016. Curated by Sally Reynolds, the exhibition is presented by Arts Brookfield, which revitalizes workplaces through the presentation of free cultural experiences in Brookfield’s premier buildings. The exhibition is free and open to the public.


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