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Top Five: Feb. 26, 2015

Top Five: Feb. 26, 2015

Watch Christina Rees and Bill Davenport speculate on the week’s best art events at Texas museums, universities, galleries and storage lockers, or just read the […]

I LIKE TO WATCH TV

I LIKE TO WATCH TV

I asked Robert Earl Keen, who first saw Being There at a theater in Austin nearly 35 years ago, why he loves the movie so much. He immediately cited its understatement. “So much is left to the audience’s imagination. It allows one to feel like a participant.”
Arts Practice Research: From the Art Room

Arts Practice Research: From the Art Room

When I joined the faculty at Texas Tech in 2001 as a tenure-track professor, the idea of merging my studio art, which consisted of paintings of daisies and powder boxes on colorful backgrounds, with the word research taunted me.
Incisor, Canine, Premolar, molar, 2014. Giclee print on aluminum, 30 x 38"

Emily Peacock: Soft Diet

A quirky set of domestic snapshots blotted out with Jello, goo, fat, or baby teeth. These tactile, psychological fillers could merely be humorous play, but tend to read as potentially profound and personal.
Bradley Kerl: Blind Arcade

Bradley Kerl: Blind Arcade

Full of painterly witticisms, Kerl's work demonstrates the hallmarks of good painting: an acknowledgement of its history and a formal playfulness.