Author: Betsy Huete

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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