Projects
Carlos Cruz-Diez
City Center, Washington, DC

Carlos Cruz-Diez completed his largest commission in North American in 2015, for the law firm Covington, located at Washington, DC's City Center development, designed by Foster + Partners. Sicardi Gallery collaborated in the commission and production of the Transchromie installation.

 

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2015
Jesús Rafael Soto
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Commissioned by The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in 2004, The Houston Penetrable was unveiled in 2014. The monumental installation of hand-painted and tied tubing beckons the viewer to walk through it, touch it, and participate in the work.

 

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2014
Carlos Cruz-Diez
Marlins Stadium, Miami

Sicardi Gallery collaborated in the production of Chromatic Induction in a Double Frequency, an entryway to the Marlins Stadium in Miami. The structure consists of modules in three lines of color, superimposed with another frequency of black lines, creating the effect of unexpected colors.

 

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2012
Luis Tomasello
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City

Luis Tomasello's large-scale installation, Atmosphere Chromoplastique, produced in Kansas City specifically for the Bloch Building at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, consists of 672 12-centimeter polyhedrons, affixed to the museum wall.

 

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2011
Thomas Glassford
Tlatelolco University Cultural Center, UNAM, Mexico City

Thomas Glassford’s monumental work, Xipe Toltec is a site-specific light installation covering the main tower of the University Cultural Center in Tlatelolco, and was commissioned for the centennial celebration of the National University of Mexico.

 

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2011
Carlos Cruz-Diez
Art Basel, Miami Beach

Through the monumental optical game of redesigning painted crosswalks, Cruz-Diez transformed the social experience of passersby during the 2010 Art Basel art fair in Miami Beach with his Additive Color, 1975-2010.

 

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2010
Regina Silveira
Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo

Working on the facade of the Museu de Arte de São Paulo in 2010, Regina Silveira overlaid the museum windows with an installation of vinyl, printed with a blue sky. Titled Tramazul, the piece redefined the structure's heavy modernist architecture, lightening it to include an idyllic reflection of nature.

 

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2010-2011
Carlos Cruz-Diez
The University of Houston

Sicardi Gallery served as liaison for Physichromie Double, a site-specific installation at the University of Houston. The serpentine sculpture measures 5 feet tall and 65 feet in length, and it was fabricated from more than 2000 aluminum and steel parts.

 

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2009
Pablo Siquier
Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires

Commissioned to create a mural at Los Molinos Building (a residential, commercial, and office complex at Puerto Madero in Buenos Aires), Pablo Siquier transformed the space into an abstract composition, using aluminum profiles mounted on light steel structures to form the image.

 

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2008
Liliana Porter
Public School IS 96, New York

Liliana Porter's Situations with Them is a mural consisting of 12 brightly painted circular vitrines inserted into the wall. Sealed with laminated glass, these vitrines evoke small theater stages, each lit with LED lights. Located at Public School IS 96 in Manhattan, the boxes offer students and visitors a fantastical set of scenarios for imaginative possibilities.

 

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2007
Events
Laura Gutierrez New Choreography

Named one of Dance Magazine's Top 25 Dancers to Watch in 2014, Laura Gutierrez will perform a program of new work titled Laura Elena Gutierrez (1987); 64 x 61 1/2 in. at Sicardi Gallery. The choreography draws from the themes and ideas of the exhibition Líneas de la mano.

 

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2015
Marie Orensanz Artist Talk

Marie Orensanz led a gallery talk with curator Domitille d'Orgeval about the exhibition Marie Orensanz: A Path To Share with with the Cultural Service at the French Consulate in Houston and the French-American Chamber of Commerce Houston.

 

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2015
Reading Revolutionaries Reto Geiser & John Sparagana in Conversation

To celebrate the publication of Reading Revolutionaries, Sicardi Gallery hosts a conversation between Reto Geiser and John Sparagana. Published in January 2015, the book proposes an alternative reading of Sparagana's work Crowds & Powder: The Revolutionaries.

 

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2015
Linear Imaginations Conversation with the curator

Visiting curator Patrik Haggren leads a public conversation about the exhibition Linear Imaginations: Whistles, visions, fields and figures along the lines of Gego. A former Core Resident at The Glassell School of Art in Houston, Haggren brings together works by four local artists who explore Gego's application of the line.

 

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2015
Ensoulment Film Screening

Sicardi Gallery begins its 20th Anniversary Calendar of Events with a film screening of Ensoulment. Directed by Lorís Simón Salum, the animated documentary is a study of the Jungian theory of the feminine, told from an autobiographical point of view.

 

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2015
Celebrating 20 Years

In celebration of Sicardi Gallery's 20th anniversary, the gallery's artists and friends have established a collection at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in honor of María Inés Sicardi and her son, Maximiliano Rivarola.

 

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2014
Ana Maria Tavares Artist Talk

Ana Maria Tavares led a gallery talk about her exhibition Euryale Amazonica, on view at Sicardi Gallery through December 20, 2014. Fabiola López-Durán, an art historian from Rice University, joined the talk, adding insights from her forthcoming publication on Tavares's work.

 

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2014
Cut, Paste, Repair: A Lecture-Performance and Curatorial Talk With Lenora de Barros, Lorenzo Bueno, and Gabriela Rangel

From different generations and backgrounds, artists Lorenzo Bueno and Lenora de Barros share a multidisciplinary approach to art as well as an acute awareness of the events that unlock mythologies of power. Sicardi Gallery sponsored this performance and talk in conjunction with the exhibition Cut, Paste, Repair.

 

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2014
Texas Architect features Sicardi Gallery and Brave Architecture

Sicardi Gallery is profiled in Texas Architect Magazine's July/August 2014 issue. The article "A Tin Gallery" by Ben Koush situates the gallery within a unique regional architectural tradition. "Tin Buildings resonated because they brought Houston's industrial vernacular into the language of art."

 

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2014
Gabriel de la Mora Conversation & Book Signing

In a public conversation and book signing reception, Gabriel de la Mora discusses his working process and the publication of Originalmente falso / Originally fake (Literal Publishing, 2013).

 

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2014
James Oles Seminar on Mexican Abstraction

During his recent book tour, James Oles led a seminar at Sicardi Gallery on the topic of Mexican abstraction. Seminar participants considered various curatorial models for presenting Latin American abstraction, and discussed a lineage of Mexican abstract artists often neglected by these models.

 

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2013
Marie Leterme Print Matters Houston

Houston-based artist Marie Leterme led a workshop at Sicardi Gallery, introducing visitors to the processes of monotype, collagraph, and serigraph-making, with hands-on opportunities to make prints. The workshop coincided with Print Matters Houston, a city-wide celebration of the medium of printmaking. 

 

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2013
Clarissa Tossin & Chris Taylor Study for a Landscape

Clarissa Tossin joined Chris Taylor, Director of Land Arts of the American West at Texas Tech University, in a walk through Houston, followed by a public talk about their observations. The walk offered a local context for discussing Tossin's projects in Brasília and exploring land art and its history, urban design, architecture, and the practices of everyday life.

 

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2013
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