ART EVENT “Paul Kittelson | Wind Field” at Orange Show Center for Visionary Art

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ART EVENT “Paul Kittelson | Wind Field” at Orange Show Center for Visionary Art

March 24 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SPRING – FALL 2024: Animating the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art’s campus, Paul Kittelson’s “Wind Field” comprises 23 kinetic sculptures of pinwheels and whirligigs that dazzle the eye and lampoon the contemporary art canon, riffing on the legacies of Andy Warhol, Eadweard Muybridge, Jasper Johns, and most of all, Marcel Duchamp in a playful swirl of color and motion.
The artworks acknowledge the traditions of op art and vernacular yard art, and they echo the Orange Show’s perpetually spinning wind vanes. Kittelson’s sculptures invite the viewer to look and look again. They have a sense of humor. You’d probably like to have a beer with them. Oversized lawn chairs, impossibly complicated wayfinding signs, plants made from shiny aluminum — Kittelson always puts an unexpected spin on otherwise familiar objects, figures, and forms.
Kittelson was part of the original cadre of artists at the University of Houston’s legendary Lawndale Annex that helped define the character of the city’s developing art scene. He received his MFA from UH in 1985 and joined the faculty of the UH School of Art in 1992. His work has been widely exhibited in museums and galleries, but it’s been most frequently seen on esplanades, parks, and airports. He’s currently an associate professor at University of Houston.


March 24
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Orange Show Center for Visionary Art
2334 Gulf Terminal Dr.
Houston, TX 77023 United States
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