By Amber Elliott
What does it mean to live in a city today? That is the question Frauke V. Josenhans, curator for the Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University, challenged 15 artists to answer with “Urban Impressions: Experiencing the Global Contemporary Metropolis,” an exhibition on view through mid-December.
Urban life and the modern metropolis have fascinated artists throughout history. Recall 19th-century Impressionists, 20th-century Expressionists, midcentury Situationists and street art from the 1980s; city architecture and microcosm is a popular and enduring muse.