OPTICAL PROJECT
1125 E 11th St. Houston, Texas
Saturdays 12-5 or by appointment

Opening Saturday, March 14:Allison Wiese: Angle of Repose


"Wiese doesn't make things; she moves them."- Creative Capital

Recent bumper crops of corn in the United States, along with recollections of the strangely-scaled representations on grade-school commodity maps are the inspiration for a sculpture that is one part cheerful cornucopia one part paranoiac preparation.

Allison Wiese is an interdisciplinary artist who makes sculptures, installations, sound works and architectural interventions. Her work has been exhibited at Machine Project in L.A., the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego and Socrates Sculpture Park in New York. She received a 2007 Louis Comfort Tiffany Award and has been awarded grants from Art Matters, Creative Capital and the Cultural Arts Council of Houston. Wiese was a Core Fellow of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston from 2001 to 2003. She learned to walk and talk in Brooklyn, drive in Southern California and everything else important in Texas.

Optical Project is an art space in the Heights run by Houston artist and shopkeeper Bill Davenport. For this installation, new holes have been cut where there weren't any before. It is located near the intersection of Studewood and 11th Sts. in the Heights, next door to DaCapo's bakery and Bill's Junk. You can't miss it.