Sunday, August 24, 2014

Soto: The Houston Penetrable

My mom arrived for a short visit on Wednesday! We went straight from the airport...to Chinatown for bubble tea & bánh mì! :-) While Will & JB were at football practice:
me, my mom, & Annelise took advantage of "girl time" at Ulta & Five Below. ;-)

On Thursday, we decided to take advantage of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston free admission day, especially to see Soto: The Houston Penetrable exhibition before it leaves September 1st.

"Jesús Rafael Soto’s signature series of Penetrables is one of the great marvels of contemporary art. The Houston Penetrable—the iconic Venezuelan artist’s final, and most ambitious work—is the only one Soto (1923–2005) designed as permanent or semipermanent, and it is one of the few he created as an indoor piece.

A vast, floating sea of plastic strands suspended from the ceiling, the
Houston Penetrable is completed only by the viewer’s participation. Intended to be touched, handled, and waded through, the strands compose a floating yellow orb on a transparent background. The 24,000 PVC (polyvinyl chloride) tubes, individually hand-painted and tied, hang two stories high from the ceiling to the floor in the Museum's Cullinan Hall." (More here.)

It almost felt like walking through rain without getting wet...

When Will couldn't take any more art ;-) we headed to Tiny Boxwood's (check it out!!!) for an idyllic lunch:

Such a quintessentially Houston day!

3 comments:

  1. That lunch looks good! Glad you got to have some special time with your mom!!

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  2. Sues, I hope you had a great visit with your mother! And it looks like you have a very fun day!

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  3. Thanks, y'all! It was one of our best visits ever!!! :-)

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