Rice Gallery to preview Joel Shapiro’s ‘New Installation’ Jan. 26

David Ruth

Rice Gallery to preview Joel Shapiro’s ‘New Installation’ Jan. 26

Rice Gallery is offering a news media preview of its upcoming exhibition, Joel Shapiro’s “New Installation,” Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. Shapiro will be on hand to give a brief talk about his work and answer questions.

Who/what: Sculptor Joel Shapiro will speak to reporters about “New Installation.”

Where: Rice Gallery, located in Sewall Hall on the Rice University campus, 6100 Main St. For directions, go to www.rice.edu/maps/maps.html.

When: 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26.

In a gravity-defying array of color and form, Shapiro will suspend wooden planks that have been vibrantly painted with supersaturated pigment from the gallery’s 16-foot ceiling.

The installation will be open to the public Feb. 2. For more on “New Installation,” go towww.ricegallery.org/new/exhibition/shapiro.html.

Members of the news media who want to attend the preview should RSVP to David Ruth atdavid@rice.edu or 713-348-6327.


About David Ruth

David Ruth is director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.