OPENING RECEPTION “Dry Place” in the SITE Gallery of The Silos at Sawyer Yards

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OPENING RECEPTION “Dry Place” in the SITE Gallery of The Silos at Sawyer Yards

May 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free
MAY 11 – June 29, 2024: On view in the SITE Gallery of The Silos at Sawyer Yards, “Dry Place” is a collective show that brings together artists Marina Azahua, Tanya Brodsky, Larí garcía, Saúl Hernández-Vargas, Yifan Jiang, and Umico Niwa to explore the old rice silos of the city of Houston, slowing down, paying attention to the specters, and, of course, the silence of local workers and the ghostly clattering of grains against metal structures permeating the atmosphere. Curated by Saúl Hernández-Vargas, this exhibition delves in the old silos as an empty and dry space, where the promise of future has changed.
The exhibition is open to public Friday and Saturday from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, or by appointment, from May 11 through June 29, 2024.
In his Poliorcetica, dating back to the 3rd Century BCE, the engineer Philo of Byzantium depicted Greek silos as subterranean, dry, and certainly dark spaces utilized for storing grains and seeds, serving as bastions of life and prospects for the future. Food, health, well-being. However, diverging from Philo’s original conception, in today’s world, silos predominantly serve as dry storage facilities for bombs and missiles.
IMAGE: Courtesy of Andrea Cuevas

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Date:
May 11
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.sawyeryards.com/do/dry-place

Venue

SITE Gallery of The Silos at Sawyer Yards
1502 Sawyer St., Ste. 400
Houston, TX 77007 United States
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(713) 569-6252
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