The opening night reception is February 10, 2007 at 7 pm.
There are 55 pieces in the show, selected by three jurors: Annette Carlozzi, senior curator at the Blanton Museum, Lora Reynolds of the Lora Reynolds Gallery in Austin, and Malaquias Montoya, an artist and professor of art at the University of California, Davis.
The jurors reviewed more than 700 submissions from more than 300 artists from 19 countries for the show. The 55 artists selected for the show includes artists from Houston and other Texas cities, as well as other U.S. states, plus France, Germany, Canada and
The Netherlands. Professional artists are the focus of the show, but
it also includes 13 works from people currently on Texas death row.
The exhibit includes paintings, drawings, sculpture, videos and
The show is online at http://www.deathpenaltyartshow.org. The online gallery includes not just the works that were selected by the jury, but all of the works that were submitted to the show:
The show also includes audio recordings from most of the artists that visitors to the exhibition can listen to by calling a number on their cell phones. An example of an audio recording is at:
Just click on "listen to audio description".
Here is a link to the review from The Austin Chronicle, which said "the show is nothing short of powerful."
Official Website: http://www.deathpenaltyartshow.org
Added by niris on November 13, 2006