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Domy Books, in association with Halloween, is pleased to present,

monster show 3
another year, another halloween, another compendium of awesome monster drawings

Friday, October 31, 2008 at Domy Books, Houston
1709 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77098


Friday, October 31, 2008 at Domy Books, Austin
913 E Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX 78702

Show runs through December 5

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  1. cole quitmandell

    While I am pleased that the author fixed her most glaring mistake of assuming this show appeared at P.S.1 first, I am suprised there has been no formal correction printed by this on-line journal of Texas art acknowledging that sometimes Houston may debut a show before New York. Other factual errors: Brian Jungen’s Beer Cooler is made of hard plastic, not styrofoam; Hammons’ piece is made of Nighttrain and Thunderbird bottles and not Ripple; Dario Robleto’s work that is mentioned is a military-issue blanket infused with the vinyl dust of more than just Neil Young’s Cortez the Killer, but also Soft Cell’s Tainted Love; Halo by James Lee Byars’ is NOT gilded but is just brass.

  2. lauralark

    Dear Cole Quitmandell,

    Thank you so much for pointing out the errors in my review of “NeoHooDoo: Art For A Forgotten Faith” at the Menil Collection. You are quite astute in pointing these out, and I thank you for your time and effort in bringing them to the attention of this publication.

    As you have correctly ascertained, Brian Jungen’s Beer Cooler is indeed made of plastic, and there are no Ripple bottles in Hammons’ piece. Although I had my catalog in hand, I realize now that I must have projected on those two. And we all know that, while poetic license can be an asset in a more creative forum, there is little use for it here.

    Again, I thank you for your observations.

    As for the Robleto piece, I did not describe it in full in any manner, and I felt that mentioning Neil Young’s “Cortez the Killer” was in keeping with the theme I was discussing. Although Soft Cell’s “Tainted Love” also addresses the issue, I was more interested in the nuances of the Young song in relation to colonialism. Again, as I only mentioned Robleto’s piece briefly in passing, I did not feel compelled to list all of the materials and contents. Although this may seem an egregious error to certain readers, I must assert that the omission here was intentional.

    As for James Lee Byars’ “The Halo”, you will note that, on page 95 in the “plates” section of the NeoHooDoo catalog, edited by Franklin Sirmans and produced by The Menil Collection and distributed by Yale University Press (New Haven and London), that Byars’ 1985 work is listed as being composed of gilded brass. Perhaps this is an error in the catalog; if so, I suggest strongly that you bring this to their attention.

    Once again, I am indebted to you for reading and bringing these errors to my attention. I am, unfortunately, an artist first and a fact checker second, and I’m afraid my passion for the works in the show rather obscured my attention to detail.

    Thank you for your editorial vigilance. It is much appreciated, and I sincerely hope that you will share your insights and observations with me in the future.

    Best regards,

    Laura Lark

  3. Rainey

    Factual errors are Glasstire’s fault, not the writer’s. We’ve made the corrections listed above. Thanks.

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