I'm sure that, someday when we've all evolved into floating brains that communicate telepathically, art galleries will still be sending out postcard invites. So in the spirit of least resistance, and in deference to the expense and tree waste involved, here are a few that caught my eye from the most recent stack: 1. Michael Bise at Moody Gallery: the image of the gravestone of presumably the artist's father, whose death anniversary just occured, is pretty striking. Bise has taken his autobiographical oeuvre to a new, even more personal level. 2. Rackstraw Downes at Texas Gallery: nice skinny accordion foldout of a photorealistic panoramic painting of a crummy racetrack in Presidio. This is a Texas landscape I can believe in. 3. Robyn O'Neil at Dunn and Brown Contemporary: sometimes you hear grumblings that O'Neil is STILL doing those drawings, but I argue that her work has changed a lot, and for the better. Her show this February at Clementine had some outstanding pieces, and this image of a horse in show stance with its head in a dark cloud is a great one too.
also by Rainey Knudson
- The Devil’s Own Day in Houston: Letter from the Publisher - August 29th, 2017
- You Should Go To Mexico City - August 6th, 2017
- Please Stop Painting The Electrical Boxes (A Public Art Proposal) - July 30th, 2017
- This and That: Chris Burden, David Blaine + Youtube - July 1st, 2017
- As Moths to the Light: Pipilotti Rist at the MFAH - June 18th, 2017