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Transitional Artifacts: An Art Exhibit Constantly in Flux

When you go see an art exhibit, it might be easy to think “once you’ve seen it – you’ve seen it.” Or if you really loved it maybe you’ll go see it again – or take a loved one. But in most cases there’s not necessarily any new elements added to the exhibit the second or […]

When you go see an art exhibit, it might be easy to think “once you’ve seen it – you’ve seen it.” Or if you really loved it maybe you’ll go see it again – or take a loved one. But in most cases there’s not necessarily any new elements added to the exhibit the second or third time you see it.

But local artists Emily Halbardier and Erik Sultzer are in the midst of creating an art installation that aims to change that. That’s because they’ll be are adding to and reworking the exhibition continually until it closes on Aug. 22.

They’ll be collecting items — primarily construction waste and other readily available material found around the Montrose and First Ward neighborhoods. And from that they’ll create drawings, photographs, temporary sculptures and ephemeral compositions.

The exhibit, called Transitional Artifacts, is at Fresh Arts, a non-profit venue on Winter Street near downtown.

Houston Matters’ Edel Howlin went there to talk with  Emily Halbardier and Sultzer and asked them to describe the space they were sitting in.

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