OPTICAL PROJECT
1125 E 11th St. Houston, Texas
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April 16-May 22, 2010:
Melissa Thorne: ROCKSLIDE ROCKSOLID


Opening reception for the artist on Friday, April 16, 6-8pm

Optical Project presents ROCKSLIDE ROCKSOLID, an exhibition that combines interior design, hard edge abstraction, and narrative pop. The title refers simultaneously to the source of Thorne’s current imagery (rock wall patterns), and to the lyrics of cover songs. The exhibition includes a limited edition 12” record and hand-printed sound curtains, which provide an enhanced listening environment. The artist collaborated with musician/producer Julian Wass, and artist/printer Margaret White: the record features performances by Patrik-Ian Polk and Jessica Catron.

The opening weekend of ROCKSLIDE ROCKSOLID coincides with Record Store Day (April 17th), a national day of celebration for analog vinyl: http://www.recordstoreday.com/Home

Melissa Thorne is also exhibiting a related series of watercolor constructions at Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery.

About Optical Project Optical Project is a no-profit gallery run by Houston artist and art writer Bill Davenport, who, like Melissa Thorne, collects photographs of stone walls.


Optical Project is located near the intersection of Studewood and 11th Sts. in the Heights, next door to DaCapo's bakery and Bill's Junk.