Author: Bill Davenport

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Ballroom Marfa Drive-In project “deferred”

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ of the Big Bend Sentinel (used by permission) MARFA – Ballroom Marfa’s much-anticipated drive-in theater project has been “indefinitely deferred,” or […]

Ballroom Marfa Drive-In project “deferred”

Action Painting Battle VIDEO!

So long, Pollock! See you later, Franz Kline! On April 18, UTSA students Raul Gonzalez, Jose Cardenas and Rafael Gutierrez, dressed in homemade costumes, slugged […]

Action Painting Battle VIDEO!

Long Eyeballs Gone!

Houston artist Bert Long’s Field of Vision, an array of sculptural eyeballs located next door the the Eldorado Ballroom at the corner of Elgin and […]

Long Eyeballs Gone!

Jason Villegas: Salon Style

Jason Villegas is back in Houston, with his formal sensitivity intact. In 2008, his works were included in the important touring exhibition Phantom Sightings: Art […]

Jason Villegas: Salon Style

Ryan Hawk at Art League Houston

I was five minutes late. When I arrived on the scene, Hawk was lying, facedown, on the concrete floor in a pool of clear fluid. […]

Ryan Hawk at Art League Houston

Michael Mazurek: House Plants

The name is the show: eight big, glossy potted houseplants, photographed against blank white backgrounds. Ostentatiously unremarkable, Michael Mazurek‘s smart plant portraits at Conduit Gallery […]

Michael Mazurek: House Plants

Arthur Peña: slight shift, steady hand

Arthur Peña’s slight shift, steady hand, begins with gentle coercion. Peña has lined the central hallway of the Dallas Contemporary with foil-backed foam insulation board; […]

Arthur Peña: slight shift, steady hand

Troy Stanley: concrete-spring

Troy Stanley’s concrete-spring at Barbara Davis Gallery in Houston is sparse: eight pieces, not counting the intricately coiled electrical cords near the ceiling, which are […]

Troy Stanley: concrete-spring

2013: The Year in Texas Art

People love lists! In case you missed last year, here’s a five-minute summary of some of the more notable Texas art occurrences, culled from last […]

2013: The Year in Texas Art