Project Row Houses is proud to announce that Founder Rick Lowe has been named in the 2014 class of MacArthur fellows. The MacArthur Fellowship, commonly referred to as the “MacArthur Genius Grant,” is a prize awarded annually by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to residents of the United States who “show exceptional merit and promise for continued and enhanced creative work.”
Rick Lowe, who started Project Row Houses in 1993 alongside James Bettison (1958-1997), Bert Long (1940-2013), Jesse Lott, Floyd Newsum, Bert Samples, and George Smith, has sought to better his community by nurturing and supporting it through art, education, economic development, community building, and the preservation of relevant architecture. Through PRH and the fruition of socially engaged art, Lowe and his work have inspired numerous projects throughout the United States and beyond its borders.
“All of us at Project Row Houses are so proud and excited that Rick has received this prestigious recognition from the MacArthur Foundation. It will enable him to continue to perform his work in local communities,” said Linda Shearer, Executive Director of PRH. “Project Row Houses is now 20 years old and poised to embark on new initiatives into the future. We know he will continue to be a vibrant catalyst in transforming community through the power of art, and look forward to his next steps.”
The MacArthur Fellows Program awards unrestricted fellowships to talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits as well as a marked capacity for self-direction. Nominated anonymously by leaders in their field, fellows receive a stipend of $625,000, paid over the course of five years, to use as they see fit.
Congratulations Rick Lowe!
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Installation view of Nathaniel Donnett, Nothing to See Hear at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 2014. photo: Paul Hester.
Debra Barrera, “Together Forever (detail)” 2014, low altitude model rocket, parachute, painted photo backdrop, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist, Kristen Cliburn and Moody Gallery. Photo: Paul Hester, 2014.
See it at CAMH in Right Here, Right Now: Houston.
Above: Pom-pons by Travis Boyer. Join us on Family Day next month and learn to make your own pom-pons! Learn more here.
A few of Trenton Doyle Hancock’s catalogues arrived at the CAMH offices today. They look fantastic and we’re excited to have them in our shop soon. We’ll let you know when you can swing by and pick up a copy. All of CAMH’s catalogues are also available online at the D.A.P. Artbook.
Above: Images from the recent opening reception of “Trenton Doyle Hancock: Skin and Bones, 20 Years of Drawing” at the Akron Art Museum.
Artist Gary Panter is currently featured on Blouin Artinfo in an article that discusses his latest exhibition “Dream Town” Fredericks & Freiser in New York and gives us a peek into the studio of the influential artist.
Check out the article here.
Watch Gary Panter’s recent lecture at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston on the Museum’s YouTube channel here.
Photo: © Kristine Larsen 2014
Curator Dean Daderko discusses the exhibition “More Real Than Reality Itself” in this short video filmed in the Museum’s exhibition space.
“More Real Than Reality Itself” is on view through September 21.”
[New York, NY] As part of ICI’s Curator’s Perspective—an itinerant public discussion series featuring international curators—Valerie Cassel Oliver (Senior Curator, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston) will present her current research interests and curatorial projects.
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Walker Art Center produced this fantastic video featuring CAMH’s Curator Valerie Cassel Oliver discussing the exhibition Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art.
Learn about the exhibition on Walker’s website here.
Installation view of Nathaniel Donnett: Nothing to See Hear at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 2014. Photo: Max Fields.
Nothing to See Hear is a part of the CAMH’s exhibition Right Here, Right Now: Houston, now on view at the Museum.
Debra Barrera, Paintings (detail), 2014. Ice, pure pigment, white marble, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist and Moody Gallery. Photo: Max Fields, 2014.
Join us tonight for the opening reception of Right Here, Right Now: Houston featuring Debra Barrera (pictured), Nathaniel Donnett, and Carrie Schneiderfrom 6:30-9PM.
Learn more here.