On November 5, 1988 the Art
League of Houston will be presenting SPACE ALTERNATIVE, a conceptual
sculpture exhibition, at the Downtown Public Library.
This exhibition's design is
to create a dialogue between art and science. More significantly,
it will emphasize the collaboration between art and the Space industry,
a unique and timely concept. It will be a planned dichotomy of fact
and fantasy, a marriage of what is and what might be. This exhibit
could well be the first step in actually establishing a long-range
project that will not only place a unique or rare work in space,
but make art an integral part of the inevitable culturalization
of space, this also is its intent.
The 18 artists who will be
exhibiting their work are: Gertrude Barnstone, Pamela Blotner, Robert
Bourdon, Ronny Derutte, Michael Galbreath & Jack Massing (The
Art Guys), Robert Graham, Meredith Jack, Paul Kittelson, Haydn Larsen,
Jesus Bautista Moroles, Mark A. Muhick, Don Redman, Lisa Schoyer,
George Smith, Nestor Topchy, Frank Williams and Ben Woitena. They
will be exhibiting drawings, maquettes and sculptures: conceptual,
hypothetical, and concrete ideas toward this end.
NASA is providing photographic
documentation from its collection. Various locations in outer space
will enhance the exhibit and assist the artists in presenting their
A youth exhibition will be
shown in conjunction to the sculpture exhibition. Students work
will be chosen from Kindergarten through 12th grade in the H.I.S.D.
system. Awards and scholarships will be granted.