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Crystal Veil
On view September 22–29, 2021
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
Houston, Texas

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH) announces a new CAMHLAB artist residency to close out the 2021 season. New York-based artist and performer Julia Sinelnikova will work with CAMH staff to realize new works, an immersive installation, and public engagements that will provide unique perspectives into their practice.

Hand-cut crystalline resin sculptures and sprawling silver hanging elements will take over the Museum’s Nina and Michael Zilkha Gallery for the duration of the residency, enveloping it in refracted light patterns. The artist has also developed a new practice titled Sound Drawings during the pandemic lockdown in New York City for much of 2020 and early 2021. In these drawings, Sinelnikova interprets experimental music through larger-than-life-sized drawings. They will incorporate this practice throughout the residency term, creating new works in the space.

On September 23, the artist will present a new public performance as her persona “The Oracle,” with a focus on poetry, light, and movement.

[Image: Julia Sinelnikova, Fairy Breath Bubble, 2020. Hand-cut vinyl, resin, condom, 12 x 12 x 12 inches. Image courtesy the artist. Photo by Walter Wlodarczyk.]