Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Contemporary artist and native Houstonian Mel Chin is perhaps best known for his incredibly diverse approach to art-making rather than any particular piece, project or series itself. As an artist who defies classification, Chin’s methodology incorporates various manifestations of collage, painting, sculpture, printmaking, performance, video and community-based projects.
To celebrate the breadth of Chin’s artistic career, the New Orleans Museum of Art organized a comprehensive retrospective entitled “Rematch,” which features fifty works spanning the last forty years. Amongst a diverse collection of two- and three-dimensional works, the exhibit also highlights rare documentation of Chin’s performances and public art installations.
Currently, “Mel Chin: Rematch” is on display at the Contemporary Art Museum of St. Louis, but is scheduled to travel to Houston in early 2015. The retrospective will be exhibited at four spaces simultaneously: the Contemporary Arts Museum, the Blaffer Art Museum, the Asia Society Texas Center, and the Station Museum. Be sure to visit each space’s website for details about the exhibition.
(All images courtesy of the Contemporary Art Museum of St. Louis)