Altamira: The Primal Urge to Create

Presented by Sculpture Month Houston at SITE Gallery, Houston TX

Oct 09 2021
Dec 04 2021
Altamira: The Primal Urge to Create

2021 Sculpture Month Houston Festival

Sculpture Month Houston 2021 is held at SITE Gallery @ The Silos at Sawyer Yards. The exhibition runs October 9, 2021 to December 4, 2021.

17,000 or so years ago in Altamira, in Northern Spain, prehistoric man created these magnificent and now famous cave paintings. Along with early carvings made out of animal bones or mammoth ivory these paintings and similar ones discovered in Lascaux or Chauvet can be considered the origin of art as we know it today.
We have proposed to our participating artists to sit back and picture themselves as cave artists, but with the entire array of modern technology at their disposal. They will try to explore and tie into this ”primal urge to create” that compelled our ancestors to become

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  • Dec 4, 2021 at 12:00 pm - 06:00 pm (Sat)

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1502 Sawyer St Suite 400, Houston, TX 77007

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