The Washington Avenue Arts District curated an art exhibition transforming the honeycombed footprint of thirty-four renovated grain silos into site-specific contemporary installation. Jurors Bill Arning, Director of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston and by Jillian Conrad, professor of sculpture at the University of Houston selected thirty Houston-based artists to be a part of this project.
The goal of SITE is to create an environment which promotes experimentation and fosters excellence in creative thinking. The architecture of the silos has framed the creative process and forced each artist to think about their work in relation to a unique space, resulting in new and truly site-specific artistic outcomes. Successful proposals were those that best responded to and transformed a single silo space, ultimately resulting in an exhibition that fully immerses viewers in 27 unique experiences. With SITE, the act of creation, as well as the act of viewing, is directly tied to the overwhelming sense of place that the silos provide. The silos evoke a strong sense of discovery and exploration.