In this short documentary we follow the process of Baltimore-based street artist Gaia as he creates his installation MARSHLAND at Rice University Art Gallery. MARSHLAND is a reflection of Gaia’s perceptions of the Rice and Houston communities during his site-visit and three week residency. Inspired by research and an extensive series of interviews, Gaia produced a floor-to-ceiling mural on three gallery walls which he calls “an impossible portrait of this massive metropolis.” The mural surrounds a sculptural colonnade painted to mimic Rice University’s formal architecture. Hanging from each archway is a “chorus of voices”, oil paintings of Gaia’s interview subjects. Through his installation Gaia reveals the dichotomy between the cloistered Rice University campus and the greater Houston area. Music by Mark Lee Walley.
Special thanks to Nanook and interview participates.
Visit www.RiceGallery.org. Learn more about the artist at www.GaiaStreetArt.com.
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