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Liquid Architecture opening January 24 at Northline Mall

Houston Community College-Northeast will host a reception honoring the artists and officially opening the Liquid Architecture exhibit on Thursday, January 24.

Open to the public, the reception will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the HCC-NE Northline Art Gallery at 410 Northline Mall.

Created by Darryl Lauster, gallery director of the Northline Art Gallery, Liquid Architecture is a mixed media collaborative installation created by Hans Staartjes and H. J. Bott. It is funded through the generosity of Joan Morgenstern, a grant from the Cultural Arts Council of Houston/Harris County and Mayor Lee Brown through the mayor’s City Initiative Mini Grant Program. The exhibit will consist of a central installation by renowned sculptor Bott demonstrating the principles of linear perspective, using a darkened interactive chamber to reference mathematical, spatial and geometric illusions contrasted by Staartjes’ large scale digital photographs adorning the surrounding walls.

“An internationally recognized Dutch photographer, Staartjes will display abstract images to provide the mythical counterpoint to Bott’s precision, connoting sails and seemingly ethereal organic forms,” explained Lauster.

The exhibit will run from January 24 through May 4, 2002, becoming a major participant in Fotofest 2002, the ninth International Month of Photography taking place throughout the city of Houston from March 1 to April 1.

For more information about Liquid Architecture or the HCC-NE Northline Art Gallery, call 713-718-8089.