They are big. They are colorful. And for the “Monica Vidal: Cull” exhibition, they are installed at the University Museum of Texas Southern University. Artist Monica Vidal creates large scale three-dimensional sculptures that are original and vibrant. Her newest installation, Burning Hive, is based on a traditional quilt pattern called the Starburst that’s integrated into a three-dimensional form of linked hexagons. Vidal’s first Hive premiered in 2009 at Houston’s Lawndale Art Center. Later, Tumor Hive was exhibited at venues across Texas including Brazos Gallery in Dallas and The Art Depot in Lubbock. “Cull” will also feature Temple Hive, previously exhibited in Houston, Tulsa and Kansas, and Falling Hive, shown in Houston and Austin last year. The new Burning Hive is the most colorful of Vidal’s unique sculptural installations to date. It may be inspired by a traditional quilt pattern, but Vidal’s creation is ultra-contemporary. There will also be sculptural maquettes and drawings, prints and gouache paintings.
Noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. Through September 28. University Museum at Texas Southern University, 3100 Cleburne. For information, call 713‑313‑7145 or visit umusetsu.org. Free.
Tuesdays-Sundays, 12-5 p.m. Starts: Aug. 15. Continues through Sept. 28, 2014
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