Space, Light, Architecture

Among the ArtHouston offerings, one standout show by a promising Texan melds minimalist metal with a little shadow play. %26#8220;Jay Shinn: Refuge%26#8221; opens Saturday, July 10, at Barbara Davis Gallery, marking the artist%26#8217;s Houston debut. Keep Shinn on your radar: His projected beams of light are redolent of early James Turrell, while his eloquent steel rods recall the precise attitude of late Marfa master Donald Judd. The resulting shadows are all about the future %26#8212; moving beyond mere sculpture to evoke architecture. Shinn%26#8217;s next stop? The Dallas-based sculptor heads to Berlin for a prestigious Takt Kunstprojektraum Residency this fall. July 10 through%26nbsp;August 21;

Image: Jay Shinn%26#8217;s Side by Side, 2009, at Barbara Davis Gallery.

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