June 7 - August 25, 2012
Sicardi Gallery announces the grand opening of our new space at 1506 West Alabama in Houston, designed by architect Fernando Brave, with a solo exhibition by the Colombian artist Oscar Muñoz. A reception with the artist is scheduled for Thursday, June 7 from 6 to 8 p.m.
For his third solo exhibition at Sicardi Gallery, Muñoz will present Paístiempo and Editor solitario as well as a selection of mixed media works, photographs, and videos. Together, these projects and images form part of the artist’s ongoing exploration of the ephemeral and vulnerable nature of human life. A catalogue with text written by Daniela Perez, independent curator and co-founder of the Mexico City non-profit space de-sitio, is forthcoming.
Works by Muñoz are included in important public and private collections including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; MoMA, New York, The Daros Collection, Zurich; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the CU Art Museum, University of Colorado at Boulder; the Akron Art Museum, Akron, and Tate Modern, London. Over the past decade he has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions at museums and other spaces from London to Seoul, and in 2007 was included in the 52nd International Venice Biennale, curated by Robert Storr.
The new location of Sicardi Gallery is in the Houston Museum District, just across from The Menil Collection and the Houston Center for Photography. It includes expanded gallery spaces, areas for video projection, and a research room open to scholars and curators by appointment. For more details contact the gallery at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 713-529-1313. Visit our website www.sicardigallery.com.