“Robert Hodge: Destroy & Rebuild”

Visual artist Robert Hodge won’t have far to drive when he attends “Robert Hodge: Destroy & Rebuild,” his first ever solo museum show. Hodge grew up in and still has his studio in Third Ward, just a few blocks away from the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. The exhibit, is a collection of recent and new work. The pieces, works on paper, are made up several layers of found paper (posters, signs and such) that Hodge collected from around the city. Hodge cut text in the top layer, so the viewer sees bits and pieces of the paper underneath. The text comes from music lyrics. Among them is “There’s a war going on outside no man is safe from / You can run but you can’t hide forever” from hardcore hip­hop duo Mobb Deep’s “Survival of the Fittest.” There’s also "The Great Electric Show and Dance," a nod to Houston blues guitarist Lightnin’ Hopkins.

There’s an opening reception at 6:30 p.m. on October 3. Regular viewing hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays. Through January 4. 5216 Montrose. For information, call 713‐284‐8250 or visit camh.org. Free.

Photo: The Great Electric Show and Dance by Robert Hodge
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sundays, 12-6 p.m.; Thursdays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Starts: Oct. 3. Continues through Dec. 24, 2014

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