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February 22, 2018

HOUSTON – Metropolis Investment Holdings Inc. and Transwestern today announce artist team DeeJon will host a live artist experience in the Pennzoil Place lobby from Feb. 19 to March 16. DeeJon is an imaginative dialogue between two distinguished Houston artists, Dandee Warhol and Marjon F. Aucoin. DeeJon will create a 3-D installation in the lobby at 711 Louisiana St. in Houston. Open to the public, this event is the second of several live artist experiences held at the building. A streaming video feed will be available at Transwestern provides leasing and management services for the building.

“Our series of live art engagements commemorates the rich history and timeless design of Pennzoil Place, as well as the unique culture found in the city of Houston,” said Joseph Hebert, Senior Property Manager with Transwestern. “Architect Philip Johnson shaped the Houston skyline with his innovative design of Pennzoil Place, and we are honoring that legacy by cultivating live, experiential art and excitement in downtown Houston.”

Through use of materials like textiles, jewelry and wood, the two artists offer a collection that blurs the viewer’s distinction between reality and fantasy. Wooden canvases serve as the first layer for the DeeJon piece, with the ebb and flow of their naturally occurring contours to suggest the shape of layers to come. The background of each painting is molded by Dandee in vivid colors set to aesthetic themes like the cosmos, the cross section of marble, swatches of fabric, and pop art. The foreground of each painting features a model, beautiful yet rendered in a way that constrains their proportions to a generic appeal. Painted by Marjon, they don apparel selected for their richness and texture, in many ways a contrast to and reflection of their respective backgrounds.

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Media Contact:
Shannon Bedinger

Joseph Hebert

Vice President / Sr. Property Manager

Bellaire, Texas

(713) 272-1218