A Sign in Space, 2012, sandprint at Laga beach, Urdaibai, Spain. Photo: Peter Geschwind
Rice University Art Gallery has commissioned Swedish artist Gunilla Klingberg to create a site-specific installation. Drawing from a background in graphic design and sculpture, Klingberg creates her own three-dimensional, graphic worlds, covering floors, walls, and windows in ornate, repetitive patterns. For her Rice Gallery installation, Klingberg will continue her series, Brand New View (2002-present) in which she reconfigures supermarket, fast food, and big box store logos into large-scale patterns associated with sacred Buddhist mandalas and cosmological diagrams used for meditation. The opening celebration will take place on January 31 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm, and will feature a gallery talk by the artist at 6:00 pm.
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Gunilla Klingberg will give a gallery talk at noon, Friday, February 1. A complimentary light lunch will be provided to all who attend. No reservations are necessary.