Opening Reception: Josiah McElheny: Island Universe
Join us for the opening reception for the Moody's Spring 2018 season, including Josiah McElheny's Island Universe, a monumental installation of five hanging sculptures inspired by the multiverse scenario of eternal inflation, an extension of the big bang theory. Made of chromed metal, transparent handblown glass, and light, the structures are modeled on an iconic midcentury design object: the chandeliers of the Metropolitan Opera in New York made by J. & L. Lobmeyr in Vienna in 1965.
Pile the Wood High!, featuring work by Rice Professor Lisa Lapinski, Anna Helm, and Hirsch Perlman, opens in the Central Gallery and Leo Villareal: Particle Chamber opens in the Media Arts Gallery.