LOCAL Houston | The City Guide December 2016 - Page 37

1. BUFFALO BAYOU PARK CISTERN | 105 Sabine St. | 713.752.0314 Rain: Magdalena Fernández at the Houston Cistern. Opening December 10 and running through June 4, this site-specific installation will transform the 87,500sf Houston Cistern and its 221 two-story-tall columns into a unique gallery space onto which artist Magdalena Fernández will project her abstract video, 2iPM009, a Mondrian-inspired work that is meant to evoke a rainy night. Its imagery is reflected in the shallow pool of water on the Cistern floor. www.buffalobayou.org/visit/destination/the-cistern 2. DEBORAH COLTON GALLERY | 2445 North Blvd. | 713.869.5151  Looking for the Right Time. Deborah Colton Gallery is pleased to present Looking for the Right Time, a solo exhibition of the works of Bert L. Long, Jr. (1940-2013), one of the most talented, versatile and prolific artists ever to hail from the state of Texas. With his paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints and photographs, he sought above all else to communicate with the viewer. As Bert once put it, “I paint in order to help people understand their ills so that they might cure them.” The exhibition will be on view through January 28, 2017. www.deborahcoltongallery.com 3. ART PALACE GALLERY | 3913 Main St. | 832.390.1278 Coarse Coil Twist Re-Twist by Deborah Roberts. Deborah Roberts’ second solo exhibition at Art Palace continues to address Black women’s progression through centuries of socially-constructed limits on beauty and power. Roberts advances her mixed-media portraits of motley girls, appropriated limbs, torsos, facial features and hair styles. Each collaged element carries different scale, complexion, age and personality, fusing to