Otis Houston Jr.
Performance and Book LaunchNovember 3, 2022
Otis Houston Jr., Performance Documentation, 1990s, New York City. Courtesy of Gordon Robichaux, NY. Photo by: Ejlat Feuer
Thursday, November 3rd, 7pm at White Columns
Please join us for a performance by Otis Houston Jr., organized on the occasion of the artist’s new monograph CAN’T GO UNLESS WE ALL GO, co-published by Gordon Robichaux and Zolo Press.
Doors will open at 6:30pm. The performance will begin at 7pm and will be followed by a book signing. Copies of the book will be available for sale throughout the night.
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Otis Houston Jr. CAN’T GO UNLESS WE ALL GO Performance
Otis Houston Jr. (born 1954, Greenville, SC) lives and works in East Harlem, New York. He is a self-taught artist who began making work after taking an art class while incarcerated. Since 1997, he has maintained an ongoing presence under the Triborough Bridge on the FDR Drive in New York, where he stages impromptu performances and a site-specific installation of signage and sculpture.
Houston Jr. is represented by Gordon Robichaux, NY. His first institutional exhibition is currently on view at The John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, WI. He has presented solo exhibitions in New York City at Gordon Robichaux (2021) and Room East (2017) and two-person exhibitions at Gordon Robichaux (with Florence Derive, 2018) and Cave (with Miles Huston) in Detroit, MI. His work has been featured in numerous group exhibitions, including at apexart (curated by Sam Gordon), Room East, the Broodthaers Society of America, Socrates Sculpture Park (curated by Chelsea Spengemann), and CANADA in New York City; Parker Gallery and Marc Selwyn Gallery in Los Angeles, CA; Rebecca Camacho Presents (curated by Bob Linder) in San Francisco, CA; and F in Houston, TX.
Profiles of the artist have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Hauser & Wirth’s Ursula magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Art Newspaper, The Brooklyn Rail, Hyperallergic, ARTnews, and Contemporary Art Daily.