Location: Cherryhurst House
Ripple by Havel Ruck Projects is the latest exhibit in Cherryhurst House. It is so unique and created the funnest backdrop to take pics. Cherryhurst House has been used as an artist residency for the last five years.
Located in a private home, and inspired by the founder’s vision to encourage artistic process and exchange, Cherryhurst House cultivates site-specific experiences and exhibitions. Director Dallas McNamara strives to bring together artists and visitors in a uniquely creative environment.
Havel Ruck Projects are the most recent artists asked to create a project there. According to artist Dean Ruck (who we met and he helped us take pics) “this is what we do, we carve houses.”
Havel Ruck’s latest project began with an ordinary bungalow located in Houston’s Cherryhurst neighborhood, which they transformed into a memorable immersive environment. Over the course of seven months, Havel Ruck used drill saws and other tools to carve out sections of the house’s sheet-rocked walls, hardwood floors, and ceilings. “Ripple” describes the swirling cut-outs, many of which resemble ripples in a body of water. The 5 room exhibit has cut outs of all shapes and sizes. The uneven, cut out floors are fun to walk on, although Jennifer and I had to be careful in our heels! Some ripples begin on the ceiling, continue down the walls, and wind across the floors throughout the entire house.
Thank you Paula Padgett for messaging me about this place.