“>20 Square Feet”

Independent art curator Matt Adams looks for problems to solve. Several years ago he realized there had never been an iPhone photo exhibit in Houston, so he organized one. Recently he noticed a lack of exhibits of large-format works, so he organized one, “>20 Square Feet.” (The show’s title refers to the minimum size of each of the works.)

“There are artists creating large works,” Adams tells us, “but there aren’t many places to exhibit paintings that big.” Working with Arts Brookfield, Adams arranged exhibition space in the lobby of a downtown office building. Among the 19 works from Houston and Austin artists included in the show are Sandy Ewen’s polymer microcollage Untitled (Green) and Adam Brackman’s time-lapse photograph Zoom.

The show includes a Buy-the-Square-Foot program, in which several artists have agreed to sell sections of their work by the square foot. “If someone wants to buy just a part of a painting, after the show the artist will sell it to them. They can say they want a square foot or whatever size they want. They can even select which section they want.”

There’s an open reception at 4 p.m. on December 13. Regular viewing hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Through January 31. 1600 Smith (formerly the Con-tinental Center 1). For information, visit artsbrookfield.com. Free.
Mondays-Fridays, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Starts: Nov. 25. Continues through Jan. 31, 2013

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