Jul 29

“Slowed and Throwed: Records of the City Through Mutated Lenses” Opening Reception

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us on Thursday, July 29, from 6–9pm for the opening reception of Slowed and Throwed: Records of the City Through Mutated Lenses. Originally exhibited at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Slowed and Throwed is the first museum exhibition with a conceptual focus on the late Houston hip hop legend DJ Screw. The exhibition explores visual arts practices that parallel the musical methods of this innovative DJ and feature unconventional photography and new media works by artists with personal ties to Houston, including B. Anele, Rabéa Ballin, Tay Butler, Jimmy Castillo, Jamal Cyrus, Robert Hodge, Shana Hoehn, Tomashi Jackson, Ann Johnson, Devin Kenny, Liss LaFleur, Karen Navarro, Ayanna Jolivet Mccloud, Sondra Perry, and Charisse Pearlina Weston.  

The opening will featured a performance by local DJ Donnie Dee. Born and raised in San Antonio, Donnie is a highly decorated DJ and has opened for the likes of Aretha Franklin, Al Green, Nas, Petey Pablo, and more. He has he has won numerous prestigious DJ awards including DMC & Red Bull Thre3Style Championships!⁠ His performance will be from 8–9pm on the Artpace rooftop. Availability is limited on a first come basis. ⁠

The opening reception is free and open to the public and free parking is available at 513 N Flores St. 


Slowed and Throwed is organized by Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH) and curated by Patricia Restrepo, CAMH Exhibitions Manager and Assistant Curator, with guest curators Big Bubb, Owner of Screwed Up Records & Tapes, and E.S.G., rapper and member of the Screwed Up Click. The exhibition is also made possible through the assistance of Research Advisors Julie Grob, Coordinator for Instruction and Curator of Houston Hip Hop Research Collection at the University of Houston Libraries, and Rocky Rockett, independent hip hop educator. Slowed and Throwed is made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

This exhibition is made possible through the generous support of the Artpace Pacesetters. The opening performance is made possible through a gift from Redding Law, PLLC.⁠

Special thanks to our local beverage sponsor, Künstler Brewing.