A feature in Arts+Culture TX regarding the efforts of Sculpture Month Houston, a city-wide event showcasing the works of local and regional sculptors:
BLUEorange presents a solo exhibition of local emerging artist Jessica Kreutter titled A firefly was once a passing shadow. “The show references structures both of a house and of the body,” says Kreutter. “Much like our own body, home is a protected space kept clear of encroaching dirt, nature and disease.” Through her ceramic sculptures, she explores the connections and dissolutions between these two structures and the space that this rupture presents as an access point for reality.
Contrasting against the soft, sleek porcelain works of Kreutter, Art League Houston presents the tangled, twisted metal sculptures of Jesse Lott, who they will be honoring later this year with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Lott, a founding artist of Project Row Houses, has long acted as both activist and educator and has a storied career that looped him from and back to his home in Houston’s Fifth Ward. When he speaks, we hear the power of sculpture. “When a pebble hits a pool, it starts a wave that covers the whole pool,” Lott says. “The pebble is the concept. An artist puts out a concept and the concept changes the consciousness of the viewer, leading to a positive change in the pattern of his activity.”