Partnership Tower, Houston, TX
Temporary Public Space Activation
Ronald Llewellyn Jones created a site-specific sculptural installation that redefined the space through which visitors and tenants typically traveled when entering and exiting the building. Jones worked for a month in February 2021, in the Partnership Tower building entrance lobby space. Due to the building being closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, visitors were able to safely observe his working on site and the progress of the installation from the exterior lobby windows. Jones’s airy string assemblages playfully investigate architectural influences and reinvent everyday spaces into unexpected encounters.
In her role as Cultural Programs Manager for Houston First Corporation (HFC), Christine developed the mini residency with Jones. This was the first time that HFC offered an artist this kind of opportunity to create a site-specific work in one of its managed properties. Christine assisted with contracting the artist, onsite logistics, and wrote the materials needed for promotion and social media. See her blog about the project here. The program is ongoing with installations rotating approximately every six months. Houston-area artists Abhidyna Ghuge, Katy Heinlein, and Bennie Florez Ansell have also been featured in the space.