Author: Charles Dee Mitchell

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Martin Puryear at The Modern

Martin Puryear exhibited a group of his wall-mounted wooden circles at Delahunty Gallery here in Dallas back in 1981. I can’t imagine that anyone among […]

Martin Puryear at The Modern

It’s All About the Mango Milkshakes

This is getting written a week or so after the event rather than being the sort of on-the-spot reporting it probably should be, but I […]

It’s All About the Mango Milkshakes

Creatures from the Abyss

When I was a kid one of my favorite books was a picture book on fish. There were sharks and manta rays, but the coolest […]

Creatures from the Abyss

Yves Klein — Scene Stealer

Theater lore offers this definition of the The Actor's Nightmare: You find yourself on stage with a dog or a child. If the art world […]

Yves Klein — Scene Stealer

Balancing Act

High wire acts make me so nervous that I can't pretend to enjoy them. Not even simple tightrope walkers. I never thought the of the […]

Balancing Act

The New Halloween

The Night of the Living Dead was the first movie that scared me as an adult. When it came out in 1968, I suppose I […]

The New Halloween

We All Scream for Ice Cream

Ice Cream is the fourth installment of Phaidon Press's mega-surveys of contemporary art that began with Cream in 1998. Cream was followed in 2000 by […]

We All Scream for Ice Cream

documenta 12

We were surprised by the mid-week crowds in mid-September at documenta 12. Maybe because it had only two weeks left there were a lot of […]

documenta 12

Sculpture Projects Munster

I am sitting down to write about Sculpture Projects Munster almost a month after I was there, and I can say without doubt the most […]

Sculpture  Projects Munster

Asian Film Festival of Dallas, Part 2

Welcome to Earth Two. (Isn't that where Superman ended up sometimes, a place where things seemed earthlike but somehow different.) In this case its located […]

Asian Film Festival of Dallas, Part 2

August doldrums

The dog days of August are here. Galleries are either on vacation or operating with reduced hours. Gerald Peters has announced a delay to their […]

August doldrums

Merv Griffin / Mike Douglas Slapdown

Merv Griffin's death last week has set me thinking. I was never much of a Merv Griffin fan. His most distinguishing characteristic for me – […]

Merv Griffin / Mike Douglas Slapdown

Dallas Video Festival Roundup

The 20th Annual Dallas Video Festival has come to an end. As usual I did not make it to as much as I intended, and […]

Dallas Video Festival Roundup

Melissa Miller’s Monograph

The new Melissa Miller monograph is out from the University of Texas Press, and it is quite the impressive tome – 11 x 12 inches, […]

Melissa Miller’s Monograph

Two or More Passengers Please

I get a fair number of invitations to previews and openings, but this is the best in sometime. I got an invitation from Dallas Area […]

Two or More Passengers Please

Reading List

GORDON MATTA CLARK: YOU ARE THE MEASURE, edited by Eve Sussman. Yale University Press. Catalogs can never replace the experience of seeing the exhibition, but […]

Reading List

I’ll Take Manhattan

A couple of weeks ago Manhattan was thick with Texans, both touring and transplanted. On a single Thursday, I ran into Noah Simblist at Guild […]

I’ll Take Manhattan

William Betts at Holly Johsnon

To what extent are William Betts' paintings paintings? This is not a purely rhetorical question. The works he has currently at Holly Johnson Gallery are […]

William Betts at Holly Johsnon