Henrique Oliveira: 'tapumes' is opening at the Rice Art Gallery in Houston, Texas on March 26, 2009.
I'm tempted to drive there to see it. I can't imagine what it would be like to see this work in person. I'm moved and interested while looking at it on a computer screen. Incredible.If only, if only seems to be my mantra: there's so much to see and do before I head out of New Orleans for the summer and head north to New York, Boston, and Cape Cod. Still, I can't imagine what it would feel like to stand in front of these salvaged wood pieces. Talk about a sensory experience.
"oliveira uses tapumes, which in portugese can mean fencing, boarding, or enclosure, as a title for many of his large-scale installations. the term makes reference to the temporary wooden construction fences seen throughout the city of são paulo where oliveira lives."
"Henrique Oliveira was born in Ourinhos, Brazil in 1973. He received a BFA in painting in 2004 and a masters in visual poetics in 2007 from the university of São Paulo, Brazil. He lives and works in São Paulo."