Arcade by The Color Condition

  • Project Type // Public
  • Artist // The Color Condition
  • Partners // Nonprofit
  • Date // August-November 2017
  • Location // Downtown Houston
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The Color Condition considers the idea of “play” throughout Arcade, which consists of three separate installations that create a dialogue between parts of the Avenida Houston campus. The works — made from strips of table cloths, shower curtains and painters drop cloth — respond to the environment, creating new colors as the light changes and new patterns with each gust of wind. This is the artists’ Houston debut and their largest commission since The Color Condition was established in 2010.

Hopscotch uses Discovery Green’s loblolly pine trees to create a dense overhead passageway extending the length of Maconda’s Grove; picking up or “hopping” across the street, a mirroring installation will hang over The Wharf, which serves as the “front porch” of the George R. Brown Convention Center. The two sculptures will come alive at night with LED lights installed at the tops of the woven pieces, illuminating the colorful canopy. Another installation, Double Dutch, will be suspended in a crisscross pattern over three lanes of Avenida de las Americas, between the park and the George R. Brown. Red Rover skirts light poles across the entire front of the George R. Brown with punches of color, enticing park visitors to “come over.”