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Thirty Seconds: Week of January 20

This week’s theme was: overwhelming. Many of the artworks and exhibitions I saw were so ambitious and large-scale that I felt consumed by the artist’s vision. In others, it was the artist themselves who let themselves be overwhelmed by the accumulation of their projects or the position they seem to have put themselves in. The effect in both cases was one of a tempered sublime, or perhaps a damaged romanticism. These exhibitions will be up for at least a month, so I hope you get a chance to see these incredible works.

Rosa Loy at McClain Gallery

Rosa Loy at McClain Gallery

Kent Dorn at McClain Gallery

Kent Dorn at McClain Gallery

Emily Peacock at Lawndale

Emily Peacock at Lawndale

Xochi Solis at Lawndale

Xochi Solis at Lawndale

Teresa Currea at McClain Gallery

Teresa Currea at Sicardi Gallery

Michael J Strand at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

Michael J Strand at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

You can follow my art adventures on twitter @RLHooper.

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