Sharon Kopriva, REMNANTS de MUSES, 2016. Mixed Media.

“From Space to Field”


The Silos at Sawyer Yards

The Silos at Sawyer Yards are slightly eerie. More than 30 vertical cylinders reach 80 feet into the yawning blackness of the warehouse’s ceiling. Scarred floors and walls speak to former industry, but the building manages to combine inhuman vastness with the more intimate scale of the individual silos. The honeycomb arrangement of the soaring tubes leaves the casual viewer slightly disoriented. In other words, the “white cube” model of an art space could not be further from Houston’s newest arts venue. This fact appears to have riveted the imaginations of the 22 sculptors who each commandeered a silo during Houston’s inaugural Sculpture Month (October to November 2016), now slated to become a bi-annual event. It was a massive endeavor, encompassing some 43 venues across the city, from galleries to the Intercontinental Airport, but the first and most memorable exhibition was “From Space to Field” at The Silos. The works ranged from freestanding sculpture to installation and performance, and the broad cross-section of artists provided a singular window on the types of three-dimensional work being created in the Bayou City. The foremost challenge in creating work for this juried exhibition was the interaction of the works with the visually charged interiors of the silos themselves.…see the entire review in the print version of April’s Sculpture magazine.