If you know “some bunny” who has a special place in their hearts for rabbits, you won’t want to miss out on Intrude, the highly acclaimed public art display of seven monumental, inflated sculptural rabbits that come with an important story to tell! These magnificent hares sit nearly four stories high and will be displayed at Brookfield’s 1600 Smith Street property in downtown Houston from May 9 through May 14 as part of a four-city national tour, presented by Arts Brookfield.
Australian artist Amanda Parer, creator of Intrude, is best known for her ephemeral artworks that explore the natural world. The intention of the rabbit sculptures is to raise awareness about the invasive species in the artist’s native Australia, which has caused a great imbalance to the country’s imbalance to the country’s natural and delicately balanced ecosystems since they were first introduced by white settlers in 1788.
“I look forward to seeing the rabbits come to life at Brookfield’s properties throughout the United States,” said Amanda Parer. “I expect people will be drawn to the rabbits’ playful appearance, and I hope they will also take the time to understand the deeper meaning in the work and discuss how our actions impact the environment.”
“Arts Brookfield’s goal of presenting art that is both creative and accessible on multiple levels is brought to life in Amanda Parer’s magnificent works,” said Debra Simon, vice president and artistic director of Arts Brookfield. “Her larger-than-life rabbit sculptures are visually arresting social commentary. We’re thrilled to present Intrude to the Houston community.”
The exhibit is free and open to the public, May 9 – 14, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Intrude is one of many free exhibitions presented by Arts Brookfield throughout the year. For more information on upcoming exhibitions and to sign up for e-mail alerts, visit www.ArtsBrookfield.com.