Houstonia: Who Was Salvador Dalí?

Stepping the Off The Wall Gallery, I was thrust into the world of all things Salvador Dalí—a destination between imagination and reality.

The exhibition included an astounding breadth of work: etchings, ceramic plates, sculptures, and handwoven tapestries organized according to the works and movements that inspired Dalí, including Faust, Mao Zedong poems, Hippies, and Greek Mythology, to name a few. The atmosphere was filled with the kind of energy and excitement one would expect Dali’s works to inspire, and the crowd just as eclectic as Dalí might hope for: A fur-laden mother strolled along with her son, a pair of friends donned costumes complete with top hats and mesh tights, and a man proudly wore his Astros jersey.