Moody Center for the Arts

Leo Villareal: Particle Chamber

Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 – Monday, Dec. 31, 2018


Particle Chamber (2017) is an immersive new installation by Leo Villareal. Utilizing the latest projection technology to create dynamic points of light across a hemisphere of screens, Villareal enables visitors to encounter an ethereal chamber of ever-moving pixels algorithmically programmed to form infinitely new patterns.

Particle Chamber complements Villareal’s existing work in Rice’s public art collection, Radiant Pathway. Commissioned for Rice’s BioScience Research Collaborative (BRC) building in 2010, Radiant Pathway features 92 light tubes that morph in an endlessly changing display of color and light. Both works highlight Villareal’s creative engagement with light, space, technology, and sensory perception.

Villareal will visit the Moody on April 6 as part of its signature Artist-in-Dialogue series.


  • Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Hours change based on exhibition.
  • Free Hours: Always free and open to the public. Closed Sundays, Mondays, University Holidays, and during installation periods. Please check our website to confirm an exhibition is on view before planning your visit.

Directions & Parking

  • Paid Parking
  • The Moody Center for the Arts is located on the campus of Rice University, and is best reached by using Campus Entrance 8 at the intersection of University Boulevard and Stockton Street. As you enter campus, the building is on the right, just past the Media Center. There is a dedicated parking lot adjacent to the building. Payment for the Moody Lot is by credit card only. Maps are available at rice.edu/maps

Special Offers / Dining

Moody Cafe
Enjoy a coffee, beverage, or light bite to eat at the Moody Cafe, operated by Salento. The Cafe is open Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-2pm; visitors are also invited to use the laptop bar overlooking the Central Gallery (with free wi-fi) during open hours.

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