German-Iranian artist Bettina Pousttchi is known for her photography, videos, and sculpture, works that challenge the veracity of the documentary image, question the constructed nature of memory, and respond to the implications of time and history in architecture. At the Nasher, the artist will use these mediums to transform one of the galleries into a blacktopped streetscape, recalling the Arts District’s oft-forgotten, mid-20th century identity as a glut of gas stations and parking lots known as “Automobile Row.”
Remember when a big neon Playboy bunny popped up along the road to Marfa? The installation, commissioned by the men's magazine and featuring an outline of the instantly recognizable symbol, was the work of artist Richard Phillips. Yes, it will be installed here, too, in addition to an indoor exhibit of his pop culture-inspired paintings, short films, and other mixed-media work.