Author: Christina Rees

Christina Rees served as an editor at both The Met and D Magazine, as a full-time art and music critic at the Dallas Observer during its golden years, and covered art and music for the Village Voice and other publications. A former resident of New York City and London, Rees currently lives in Dallas, where she was the owner and director of Road Agent gallery. Rees was the the curator of Fort Worth Contemporary Arts from 2009 to 2013, where her exhibitions included Death of a Propane Salesman: Anxiety and the Texas Artist; Liam Gillick: …and other short films; M: Let’s Build a Fort!; Michael Bise: Epilogues; Rufus Corporation: Yuri’s Office (with Noah Simblist); and Kevin Todora and Jeff Zilm: Gaffes and Informations. Her recent independent curatorial projects include Modern Ruin and Modern Ruin II: Quick and Dirty (both with Thomas Feulmer). She was a curator for the 2013 Texas Biennial. She's currently an independent curator and writer.

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A Little Absurdity For Breakfast

Absurdity in art is tricky; political and social absurdities are easy enough to communicate via painting or drawing or illustration (often with text), but full-bodied […]

A Little Absurdity For Breakfast

We Lost a Good One in Dallas: Nona Barrett

Generous art collector and benefactor Nona Norsworthy Barrett, of Dallas, died last week. She is survived by her husband Richard. There has been no official […]

We Lost a Good One in Dallas: Nona Barrett

Meet Sandy, Galveston’s Newest Pink Resident

Galveston has a new monument, a pink dolphin carved from red limestone quarried from Corpus Christi. The dolphin-sized statue, installed at R.A. Apffel Park/East Beach […]

Meet Sandy, Galveston’s Newest Pink Resident

How Tight is Texas for Artists?

I ask you, readers, why does anyone who is creative and interested in philosophical discourse or cultural progressiveness move to Texas or stay here? Texas […]

How Tight is Texas for Artists?

DMA Buys a Danish Masterpiece

The Dallas Museum of Art, under the direction of chief curator Olivier Meslay, has acquired a masterwork by Danish Norweigan painter Johan Christian Dahl (1788-1857). […]

DMA Buys a Danish Masterpiece

New Book on Texas’ Groovy Midcentury Artists

The University of Texas Press has just released a new book, “Midcentury Modern Art in Texas,” by Dr. Katie Robinson Edwards. Packed with never-before-published images, […]

New Book on Texas’ Groovy Midcentury Artists

Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose

I watched “Top of the Lake” recently—the Jane Campion series about a missing kid in semi-rural New Zealand—and like the recent “True Detective” on HBO, […]

Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose

UTD’s Art Barn is Safe For the Moment

After months of art community protest (and in the wake of the Rice Art Barn demolition) it looks like the administration at University of Texas […]

UTD’s Art Barn is Safe For the Moment