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Best/Worst No. 1: Houston renaissance

BEST: I’d complained for years about how young Houston artists were careerist losers unwilling to do anything beyond look for gallery representation for their derivative, 6th-carbon copy art — and I finally got smacked down this year, when the local whippersnappers snapped out of their lethargy to shake things up in a big way. New spaces such as Caroline Collective, Skydive, Box 13, the Joanna and our own Bill Davenport’s Optical Project (OK, Bill no longer counts as a whippersnapper, but still) livened up the art map while new life was breathed into performace with the awesome work of Daniel Adame and SexyATTACK. Houston is hopping once again. Hallelujah.

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  1. Melissa77

    Just for the record, I wanted to point out that Caroline Collective is not an art space. ArtStorm is a gallery that rents rooms in the Caroline Collective Compound, but has other relation to the Collective or what happens there. It seems to be a common mistake for people to think of ArtStorm as being “Caroline Collective’s” gallery, when in fact it is just a tenant of the Collective. Thanks for the indirect compliment, though, in spite of the fact that me and my partner just resigned from the ArtStorm board last week.

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