1. Coming Through The Gap in the Mountain on an Elephant
    Special Programs and Performances

    The University Museum of Texas Southern University presents the final installment of 3 special programs and performances by the artists from Coming Through the Gap in the Mountain on an Elephant.

    Two members of Everything Records, Robert Hodge and Phillip Pyle II will be taking part in the final performance of the Coming Through the Gap in the Mountain on an Elephant exhibition at the University Museum at Texas Southern University. The performance will begin at 12pm and continue till 1pm. The performance will be ongoing throughout the hour, so if you arrive at 12:30 you will not miss anything.

    Please Join us this Saturday, at noon
    University Museum
    Texas Southern University
    Fairchild Bldg South East Wing
    3100 Cleburne AVE,
    Houston TX, 77004
    713 313 7145

    Directions and Parking information here

     
  2. Coming Through The Gap in the Mountain on an Elephant
    Special Programs and Performances

    The University Museum of Texas Southern University presents the 2nd installment of 3 special programs and performances by the artists from Coming Through the Gap in the Mountain on an Elephant.
     
    This Saturday at Noon, Artists Regina Agu, Rosine, Kouamen, and Autumn Knight will stage a series of presentations and performances that will dissect and extend some the themes of the exhibition and their artworks in the exhibition.


    Regina Agu

    "Celebration Mix" explores situations and expressions centered on national and cultural branding. Some research cues include the hyper-nationalism of sporting events and crowd celebrations, flag ceremonies, group communication, and mimicry/camouflage.

    Rosine Kouamen & Autumn Knight

    Viens Causer Chez moi takes the form of a discussion examining the social, psychological, cultural, economic gaps in the relationship between contemporary African Americans and Africans living in America today. Rosine Kouamen and Autumn Knight collaborate as moderators of this dialogue that is also an extension of Kouamen’s art work in this group show.

    Autumn Knight

    Where do all the Black Breasts Go? is a site-specific performance piece located in the main gallery at the TSU University Museum.  This work utilizes the architectural structure of the building’s interior and the culturally dense locale to embody the theme: breasts.

    Please Join us this Saturday, at noon
    University Museum
    Texas Southern University
    Fairchild Bldg South East Wing
    3100 Cleburne AVE,
    Houston TX, 77004
    713 313 7145

    Directions and Parking information here

     
  3. Coming Through The Gap in the Mountain on an Elephant
    Special Programs and Performances

    The University Museum of Texas Southern University presents the first of 3 special programs and performances by the artists from Coming Through the Gap in the Mountain on an Elephant.
     
    This Saturday at Noon, Artists Nathaniel Donnett, Lovie, Olivia, Michael K. Taylor, and Monica Villareal will stage a series of presentations and performances that will dissect and extend some the themes of the exhibition and their artworks in the exhibition.

    Press Conference for the S.O.U.L.A Agency
    Nathaniel Donnett will present to the public for the first time a brief history of this very secretive agency, outlining it’s observations and discoveries based on the interstellar materials and objects it has located. Most recently the Space ship discovered in the McGregor Bayou.

    Coming Through the Fear of Impossibilty on a Myth
    Michael K Taylor will present a sculptural performance and dance piece featuring himself, Dancer, Abijan Johnson, and other performers. This piece will be choreographed through a Poem by Mr. Taylor, and invite audience participation.

    Coming Home
    As part of an all women’s drum circle, Monica Villarreal along with Cancega Xicas Unidas will drum and sing a set of inter-tribal songs that honors our past, present and future.

    CXU is a mixed-nations folkloric drum group encompassing the universal language of music to raise conscientiousness lift spirits and promote community. Featuring artists Joyce Day, Deniz Lopez, Mashal Awais, Gina Magana and Monica Villarreal.


    eVALUEating the Gap::
    Lovie Olivia will be mass producing a series of objects and making them available (or not) to the audience. This performance, through it’s process, will explore and dissect the notion of value and commodity as a systemic and global affect, particularly as it is expressed and internalized in youth cultures. Mrs. Oliva is looking at world societies and history and the human propensity for using greed and abundance as a source of power and destabilization. She is seeking to understand our relationship to value by replacing it with a new system, and discovering who really determines our worth and attempting to disrupt this system with creative modes and solutions.

    Please Join us this Saturday, at noon
    University Museum
    Texas Southern University
    Fairchild Bldg SouthEast Wing
    3100 Cleburne AVE,
    Houston TX, 77004
    713 313 7145

    Directions and Parking information here

     
  4. Coming Through The Gap interview from the 4th of July. Living Art co host Al Eckstue along with special guest Michael Abramowitz talked to Robert Pruitt, Philip Pyle II and Autumn knight. We discussed the TSU exhibition, Phil and Robert Hodge’s Beauty box project, and Autumn’s upcoming performances at Alabama Song, and promoted the Sunday Social happening this coming Sunday. There were some odd and beautiful moments.


    Check out the interview here.

     
  5. Coming Through The Gap in the Mountain on an Elephant             Special Programming

    The artists of CTGME have organized a series of programmed events to compliment this exhibition. On three separate dates during the run of the show, the artists will extend the themes and projects of the exhibition through performances, participatory audience events, and experimental happenings. Please join us on the dates listed below join in the experience.

    Saturday July 27th 12PM
    Nathaniel Donnett
    Lovie Olivia, Michael Kahlil Taylor, & Monica Villareal

    Saturday August 3rd 12PM

    Regina Agu, Autumn Knight, Rosine kouamen

    Saturday August 17th 12PM

    Nathaniel Donnett, Everything Records

     
  6. Thanks to everyone who came to our opening this past Saturday. Great crowd and lotta fun. Check a few images form the show above and go see it in person soon!! More pics will follow shortly!

     
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  8. Parking in the Gap.

    We are excited to welcome everyone to our exhibition which opens tonight. If you are unfamiliar with the campus of TSU or the University museum, please refer to the maps and links above to help you arrive.

    The university Museum is located on the campus of Texas Southern University at 3100 Cleburne St. Houston TX 77004

    Parking is available in LOT A, adjacent to the museum, with overflow parking available in the parking garage on Blodgett and Ennis St. (Blodgett Street entrance). Museum offers free parking validation for garage.

     
  9. I think he’s holding an Elephant! Must’ve just came through the gap!

     
  10. thedeluxshow:

    Houston’s Agile Black Males: For the TSU Museums’s Coming Through the Gap Exhibition opening on Saturday, June 22, 7:30-9pm, I’m including a live (30-45 min) yoga class full of black male students as part of my conceptual performance. Looking for volunteers (as many as possible) to participate in the performance by attending the yoga class.

    One of the aims of this performance piece is to show this configuration of black men in a way they are rarely seen in public, i.e. healthy, unified, collectively calm, flexible, etc. This class is free to all who participate.

    Interested?
    Contact Autumn Knight

    autkni@gmail.com

    http://comingthroughthegap.tumblr.com/post/53196500148/coming-through-the-gap-on-an-elephant-june-22nd