Living in the Suburbs

The Museum of Fine Arts Houston has a new exhibit that my fellow design and architecture lovers will not want to miss: Always Greener: Seeing and Seeking Suburbia - Selections from the Museum’s Collection.

 Gregory Crewdson,  Untitled , from the series  Natural Wonder , 1992, chromogenic print, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, from the series Natural Wonder, 1992, chromogenic print, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

A tagline from the museum’s exhibition description encapsulates why I'm captivated by the subject matter “Suburbia’s grass may not always be greener, but it provides fertile ground for artistic exploration."

 Robert Rauschenberg,  Untitled,  1979, offset lithograph in colors, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Robert Rauschenberg, Untitled, 1979, offset lithograph in colors, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Anything to do with our ideas of what home is, and how those ideas shape us psychologically is naturally of huge interest to me, so to see how artists interpret the nature of suburbs (home for about half of all Americans) isn’t to be missed.

 Isca Greenfield-Sanders, published by Paulson Fontaine Press,  Red Suit Diver , from  The Swimming Pool Etchings , 2006, etching and aquatint in colors on paper, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Isca Greenfield-Sanders, published by Paulson Fontaine Press, Red Suit Diver, from The Swimming Pool Etchings, 2006, etching and aquatint in colors on paper, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

“Always Greener” runs through February 3rd at MFAH, and please let me know what you think of this fascinating exhibition if you visit.

Warmly, 

Beth