13 celsius Wine Bar Announces Annual Art Installation “Connect” by Hedwige Jacobs
Suggesting community and gathering, a selection of figures are scaled at 30 times their original size
HOUSTON, TEXAS, December 7, 2018 — In support of local artists and to make the stroll through Midtown more memorable this holiday season, 13 celsius wine bar at 3000 Caroline Street in Midtown Houston commissions works of art rather than displaying traditional holiday decorations. This year’s installation by Houston-based artist Hedwige Jacobs is a site-specific installation based on her drawings “Connect,” which was recently shown at the “Big Show” exhibition at the Lawndale Art Center. On view beginning December 15, the same day as 13’s highly anticipated Annual Wine Sale & Customer Appreciation Event, selected figures from “Connect” are scaled at 30 times their original size covering the windows along Caroline and Anita streets. From the outside they appear opaque, but once inside they are transparent and connect the viewer with the outside.
“I’m fascinated by how people behave in public spaces and relate to each other, unconsciously creating visually dynamic abstract and organic forms, says Jacobs.”
“I love the sense of community and gathering created by the piece,” says 13 celsius co-founder Ian Rosenberg of this year’s installation. “It is almost interactive, while from the outside the images appear solid and part of the urban fabric, yet from the inside, you join them and peer through their shadows. Hedwige’s artwork creates an entirely new atmosphere within 13, while being incredibly sensitive and complementary to the space. It is an incredible pleasure to work with local artists for an opportunity to create site-specific art installations and have great exposure to the public.”
Since opening its doors almost 13 years ago, 13 celsius has collaborated with local artists to produce art installations such as Tierney Malone (Houston Sound, 2017), Mina Gaber (Mandala, 2015 and MounTAins, 2014), GONZO247 (The Presence of Utter Bliss, 2013), Jonathan Leach (Unwrapped, 2010), Ebony Porter (Slight Chance of Snow, 2010), and Ariane Roesch (Hot and Grounded, 2009).
ABOUT HEDWIGE JACOBS
Hedwige Jacobs was born in Singapore. Drawing is Jacobs’ main medium and everything starts from there whether it is an installation or animation. Jacobs’ drawings are made with simple materials (pencils, pens and markers on paper, objects and walls) and investigate how we live and interact as a society. They capture experiences of isolation, inertia, desperation and human interaction, with suggestive, yet fragmented environments. She holds a BFA from the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague, Netherlands and an MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Jacobs’ work has recently shown at Box 13 ArtSpace, DiverseWorks, Lawndale Art Center, and Sawyer Yards in Houston, Texas; the Amarillo Museum of Art in Amarillo, Texas; Friedman Benda Gallery and The Drawing Center in New York City; and DAiS at Galeri Utama and ION Art Gallery in Singapore. She currently lives and works in Houston.
ABOUT 13 CELSIUS
Recognized and respected for its passion and knowledge of both wine and architectural restoration, 13 celsius is an award-winning European wine bar and café, and the first wine bar in Houston to store and serve its wines at the optimal temperature -- 13°C. Pairing exceptional wines with choice meats and cheeses, patrons gather in 13's restored circa-1926 Mediterranean-style structure that was spared from demolition for its architectural significance, now a source of pride in its Midtown neighborhood. 13 celsius believes in giving back to the community and supports the arts and a variety of local non-profit organizations. In 2017, 13 celsius was named among the best wine bars in the U.S. by Food & Wine magazine and among the best bars in Houston by Condé Nast Traveler in 2018.
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