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Current Exhibitions


Visual and Dramatic Arts Gallery, Rice Media Center
Exhibition on view Wednesday, October 26, 2016  - Thursday, December 1, 2016
Garrett Marsh Exhibit

On display will be photographs that have endured exceptionally long exposures in addition to his hand-made cameras.


Visual and Dramatic Arts Gallery, Rice Media Center 
Exhibition on view September 8-October 18, 2016 
"Traces of Lost Facts," by David K. Ross


Traces of Lost Facts

Montreal-based artist David K. Ross' exhibition, "The Traces of Lost Facts," will be on display at the Rice media center through October 18, 2016. This exhibition is sponsored by the Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts and the Office of the Dean of Humanities. The exhibition kicked off with a reception September 8 that included a screening of Ross' short films with a Q&A with the artist. The exhibition is on view from 11 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekdays.



Emergency Room Gallery,  402 Sewall Hall 
Exhibition on view September 22-October 28, 2016 
"An American East Indian in Alief," a new 160-page book to be published by the Comic Art Teaching and Study Workshop   


An American Indian in Alief BookAn American East Indian in Alief collects the surviving childhood comics created by filmmaker Sharad Kant Patel, a native of the Houston suburb of Alief. Sharad spent his formative years lovingly adapting some of his favorite films into comics. "Alien", "An American Werewolf in London", "ET", "Return of The Jedi" and others, were transcribed and reinvented through the combination of images and text. Forbidden by his parents to see some of these films, Sharad meticulously recreated these movies as comics by using descriptions from friends, novelizations, furtive Betamax viewings and publicity photographs.

These works are preserved and presented publicly for the first time. Christopher Sperandio, associate professor of art at Rice states, “Sharad’s drawings are evidence of drive and determination. As an archive, they’re remarkable — who keeps this stuff? Bordering on the maniacal, they’re the product of a young mind consumed with an enthusiasm for cinema.” An American East Indian in Alief is published by the Comic Art Teaching and Study Workshop at Rice University. The exhibition will be on view at The Emergency Room Exhibition Room 402 Sewall Hall Rice University, 6100 Main St. Houston, Texas from September 22 through October 28, 2016. Get your copy by visiting: lulu.com>>

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