It’s a Whole New World

New World Museum director Armando Palacios once again lures a Venice Biennale talent to town. Venezuelan sculptor Clemencia Labin %26mdash; whose installation at her country%26rsquo;s pavilion for the 2011 Biennale won over even the toughest critics for its enchanting amalgamation of color, shape, soft sculpture, design and architecture %26mdash; makes her Texas debut his month with a site-specific show for New World. Watch for Labin%26rsquo;s signature tropical palette, inspired by the streetscape of neighborhoods in her native Maracaibo, applied upon a fantastical kingdom of structures resembling sentient beings clothed in riotous fabrics and pulsating colors. We hope the artist will don her fabulous peppermint-hued braids, which make her resemble a character on a set of a Saturday morning cartoon. Clemencia%26rsquo;s Playhouse, anyone? %26ldquo;Clemencia Labin: WhiteGold,%26rdquo; opening Wednesday, October 17, 7 to 9 pm, through November 21; New World Museum, 5230 Center St.,713.426.4544;

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