MYSTIC LYON is thrilled to present “Canis Major” by legendary artist Sharon Kopriva. This dog and constellation inspired installation will be unveiled on the corner of Lyons Avenue and Mystic Street on Saturday, February 9. The installation will remain on view on the outside of the building from February 9 through April 20, 2019 with a reception on Saturday, February 9 from 6-9pm.
From Mystic Lyon curator/caretaker, Emily Sloan: “For this installation, Sharon is creating new work to add to the mix along with some of her classic pieces. We are located in a very dog rich neighborhood, so it will be surrounded by kindred spirits.”
During the run of the show, there will be dog and animal inspired programming including meditations for sending animals healing, a Gong Grant for an area dog support group and an extra special event lead by Kopriva. More information about these events can be found on Mystic Lyon’s social media accounts (mysticlyonhtx) and through their email distribution.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Sharon Kopriva, a Texas native, currently works in Houston, Texas and Hope, Idaho. She earned her MFA in painting from the University of Houston in 1981. Since her inauguration with the Fresh Paint exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in 1985, Kopriva has exhibited nationally and internationally including at The Menil Collection, Houston; The Ogden Museum, New Orleans; and The National Museum of Peru in Lima. For more than thirty years, Sharon has combined two-and three dimensional media often with fusions of papier-mache and found objects. Her career has taken her through investigations of pre-Colombian cultures in Peru, examinations of her Catholic faith, and inspirations from the spiritual forests of the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
ABOUT MYSTIC LYON:
Specializing in art and Recreational Aesthetics, Mystic Lyon is located on the corner of Lyons Avenue and Mystic Street in Houston’s historic Fifth Ward neighborhood. In addition to public art installations, Mystic Lyon offers weekly organic food deliveries, house concerts, meditation and sound sessions, and reading groups. It also plays host to the Fifth Ward Badminton Club and Root Lock Sessions.
5017 Lyons Ave.
Houston, TX 77020
Opening reception: Saturday, February 9, 6-9pm
On view through: April 20, 2019