We've heard rumors about last year's inaugural Texas Contemporary Art Fair, namely that a baby pony made a guest appearance at the opening party. Miniature horses aside, the budding art fair hosts a diverse collection youthful, vibrant, and actually kind of affordable artworks. We can't wait to see how round two goes this weekend.

The fair will feature discussions, tours and immersive installations, as well as art that brings the sometimes over-affected white walls of the fair space to life. Andrew Masullo's popsicle-colored paintings resist categorization and content, resting somewhere between a childhood memory and a spiritual awakening. Budapest born Agnes Denes channels science, philosophy and poetry in her sculpture dubbed "Pyramids of Conscience." The pyramids juxtapose polluted water from the Rio Grande with mirrors so the viewers can watch their own decisions regarding water's precious future.

The Texas Contemporary Art Fair will run from October 18 to 21 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. See Masullo and Denes' works below, along with other works on view. Leave your thoughts below and let us know your bets for what baby animal will make a surprise appearance this year!

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  • <strong>Bo Bartlett</strong> <em>Radio Flyer</em>, 2012 Oil on Canvas 48 x 66 inches Courtesy of P.P.O.W

  • <strong>Ai Weiwei</strong> <em>Hanging Man in Porcelain</em>, 2009 Porcelain in Huang Huali Wood Frame 19 ! x 17 x 1 $ inches Courtesy of Haines Gallery

  • <strong>James Drake</strong> <em>Red Chandelier</em>, 2012 red pastel, tape, printed text on paper 53 7/8 x 36 1/8 inches Courtesy of Moody Gallery

  • <strong>Ori Gersht</strong> <em>Time After Time: Untitled 23</em>, 2006 C-Print Mounted on Dibond 15 # x 11 # inches Edition of 6 (+2 APs) Courtesy of Angles Gallery

  • <strong>Tomory Dodge</strong> <em>Generator Party</em>, 2011 Oil on Canvas 16 x 14 inches Courtesy of ACME.

  • <strong>Dana Frankfort</strong> <em>LIKE</em>, 2009 Acrylic on Canvas 72 x 96 inches Courtesy of Inman Gallery

  • <strong>Baker Overstreet</strong> <em>The Pits and the Perks</em>, 2011 Acrylic on Canvas 54 x 54 inches Courtesy of Fredericks & Freiser

  • <strong>Maysey Craddock</strong> <em>Sliding into the Dream</em>, 2009 Gouache, Thread on Found Paper 23 ! x 31 inches Courtesy of David Lusk Gallery

  • <strong>Gina Phillips</strong> <em>Tree #1</em> (Installation), 2010 Fabric, Thread, Ink and Paint 77 x 84 inches Courtesy of Artist and Jonathan Ferrara Gallery

  • <strong>Andrew Masullo</strong> <em>5007</em>, 2008 Oil Paint on Canvas 16 x 20 inches Courtesy of Feature Inc.

  • <strong>Daniel Douke </strong> <em>Kingdom Come</em> (Installation), 2012 Acrylic on 16 Stretched Canvases 58 x 38 x 25 inches Courtesy of Peter Mendenhall Gallery

  • <strong>Agnes Denes</strong> <em>Pyramids of Conscience</em>, 2005 crude oil, polluted water from the Rio Grande, clear water, The Mirror, in which you see yourself make decisions about Water for Humanity 51 x 51 x 56 inches Courtesy of Ballroom Marfa

  • Texas Contemporary Art Fair, 2011 Courtesy of artMRKT Productions

  • Texas Contemporary Art Fair, 2011 Courtesy of artMRKT Productions

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