Falon Mihalic and Ross Wienert receive grant for bringing innovative artwork to Houston

Falon Mihalic and Ross Wienert won a Let Creativity Happen! Grant as part of the city’s initiative to support “innovative ideas that redefine artistic boundaries”. The project is an interactive sculpture that responds to the weather environmental conditions and will be installed along the Columbia Tap Rail Trail in Houston’s Third Ward. Using programmed LED lights, the work will respond to Houston’s weather variations in temperature, light, and rainfall as it changes over the course of several months. This project is funded in part by the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance.

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Now on view: Grounding, solo show of paintings and sculptures

Grounding: Paintings and Sculptures by Falon Mihalic now on view at m Architects Gallery. 1206 Nance Street, Houston Texas.

Grounding is the process of touching the ground to transmit the body’s electrical energy to the earth. The work is inspired by this idea of coming into direct contact with the earth as a way of exchanging energy and explores ground as physical material and bodily experience. The work is based on real terrain that I have touched in Texas, Florida, and New Mexico. These landscapes are defined by sand, mud, salt, rock, erosion, and deposition. They are places that have been sculpted across a geologic timeframe. The process of making the work puts me into a kind of invented terrain somewhere between imagination, memory, body, and place. I find it deeply satisfying to emulate the earth and express it here in the form of paintings and sculptures. 

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