I don’t know Bruce Nauman, but I have spent long and productive hours getting to know him in absentia via the many poses he strikes […]
Author: Christopher French
Columbian artist Luis Fernando Roldán’s title for his latest suite of drawings at Sicardi Gallery is Sueños [Sleep], which suggests a correspondence between the insistent […]
Collecting is a family affair for Houston collectors Robert, Jereann and Holland Chaney, who began assembling their diverse collection of cutting-edge art over 15 years […]
I am not a devotee of haute couture, but I will always cross the street to see anything designed by Cristóbal Balenciaga. Mostly this means […]
I own three art dictionaries, references published in the late 1980s by such reputable houses as Thames and Hudson, Penguin and Random House. Each has […]
Over the course of a career spanning 30 years, James Drake has worked on and off the wall in mediums as diverse as welded steel, […]
Big Gurl is the centerpiece of the exhibition Lauren Kelley: Collect Them All! Soft Brown Narratives. This 12-minute video projection features African-American Barbie-style dolls filmed […]
A central part of the Chinati Foundation is the permanent installation of 23 John Chamberlain welded assemblages of smashed automobile parts. Created from 1972 to […]
One of the most provocative works in the current Fotofest biennial uses the medium of photography — light — to sculpt a scenario detailing the […]
Representation is a process of enumeration, a series of descriptions of people and things that seeks to establish a coherent narrative or a sense of […]
Perhaps I pay too much attention to the news. Somewhere between the NSA eavesdropping revelations and the bombing of the Al-Askari Mosque I began to […]
The mouth is an orifice that features prominently in Mel Chin’s work. Viewers to the exhibition are greeted by an open mouth, tongue outstretched.
Robyn O'Neil's second solo show at Inman Gallery features one very large multi-panel drawing, several medium sized works on paper, and a half-dozen works that […]
If group shows are only as strong as their curatorial concept, group shows of one person’s collection succeed or fail as expressions of that collector’s […]
“Madame Bovary, c’est moi,” Flaubert famously remarked.
David McGee opens Deep Wells and Reflecting Pools, his exhibition of 27 artworks and artifacts selected from the Menil Collection’s large holdings of works of […]
Sometimes the best test of an artist’s work is how well it translates into a foreign setting. Visiting Paris recently, I had the opportunity to […]
When performers leave the stage artistry ends and memory commences.
Imagine the history of modernism without Jackson Pollock, Clifford Still, Mark Rothko, or the New York School.
was no great fan of Ronald Reagan, but the recent wall-to-wall memorials and testimonials got me thinking about what had been omitted from the weeklong […]