Author: Betsy Huete

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Sharon Engelstein: Whatever You Think of Is True

At the moment, walking into Devin Borden Gallery feels like conceptual whiplash—in one gallery Chris Cascio’s wristband paintings, whip-it installations, and porn-ad enlargements reek of […]

Ghost Twins

Plant People

The powers-that-be over at the Galveston Artist Residency have made their spring show about plants; one wonders if they are running a little low in […]

Plant People

Janet Biggs: Echo of the Unknown

Crystals, brain scans, gems, abandoned swimming pools, and Antarctica are just a few things Janet Biggs grapples with in the upstairs gallery of the Blaffer […]

Can’t Find My Way Home, (detail)

How the Light Gets In

It isn’t uncommon for Core Fellows to be accused of being heady, overly conceptual, inscrutable. The second to last show at the Museum of Fine […]

Jeff Williams, Tension and Compression Table, 2014, Cast concrete, reinforcement bar, polypropylene mesh, steel and hardware, 120 x 120 x 120"

The Black Guys: Dish it Out

When I first heard about The Black Guys at Art League Houston, I’ll admit it: I rolled my eyes. Wow! Two guys redoing old Art […]

The Black Guys: Dish it Out

Angela Fraleigh: Ghosts in the Sunlight

Since at least 2004, Angela Fraleigh has been preoccupied by the way violence is subsumed within desire. But while, for instance, she may directly reference […]

Angela Fraleigh: Ghosts in the Sunlight

Deborah Roberts: One and Many

With the exception of one misstep, One and Many, Deborah Roberts’ current solo show at Art Palace, is raw, painful, beautiful, grotesque, vulnerable, and vicious. […]

Deborah Roberts: One and Many

The People’s Plate

I was planning on reviewing A Panoramic View, the Texas Sculpture Group’s mammoth exhibition at Lawndale, but I left it for the second time feeling […]

The People’s Plate

“Getups” by Dennis Nance at Settlement Goods

Art shown in the summer (certainly in Houston) tends toward the light-hearted, and Dennis Nance’s show “Getups” epitomizes this. Housed within the retail-clothing store called […]

“Getups” by Dennis Nance at Settlement Goods

CounterCurrent: Moved by the Motion

[Disclosure: I was a graduate intern at DiverseWorks at the time of this performance.]  “So again, Camp rests on innocence. That means Camp discloses innocence, […]

boychild, preparing for performance

CounterCurrent: Rerememberer

It all started with a red-haired grandma at a loom. On Friday night April 11, 2014, as local Houston weaver Mary Welch rendered the pattern […]

CounterCurrent: Rerememberer

CounterCurrent: The Invisible City

Last Wednesday through Sunday, April 9-13 Houston was graced with the first CounterCurrent Festival–five days of experimental performance organized by the University of Houston’s Cynthia […]

View of the sewage treatment facility