Author: Colette Copeland


2012 Dallas Video Festival

The end of September hailed the 25th anniversary of the Dallas Video Festival. Changing the venue to the Dallas Museum of Art proved to be […]

2012 Dallas Video Festival

Contemporary Art in Mozambique

I had the pleasure to travel to Mozambique this summer to visit some friends, who had recently relocated there. We stayed outside the capital city […]

Mario Macilau, "A falha humana (human failure)," documentary photography

Jill Magid Speaks at Richland College

  I first met Jill Magid in the Fall of 2006 when we team taught an interdisciplinary studio course for visual studies majors at the […]

video surveillance still from (Evidence Locker, 2004)

CAA Part I: Conference Highlights

My grumble with College Art Association conferences is that historically the programming primarily targets art historians. Last year’s New York conference was a notable exception […]

Mary Kelly, "Post-Partum Document 1973-79 Documentation I Analyzed fecal stains and feeding"

350 Words: “Glenn Ligon: America”

I have followed Glenn Ligon’s work over the past twenty years. He’s not known for his subtlety. In fact, he deliberately provokes his viewers. Given […]

Glenn Ligon, "Malcolm X (Version 1) #1," 2000, Vinyl-based paint, silkscreen ink, and gesso on canvas, 96 x 72 in. (243.8 x 182.9 cm) Collection of Michael and Lise Evans

“Words” at Brand 10 Art Space

Video exhibitions tend to be hit or miss. As someone who makes, curates and writes about video, I have seen my share of mediocre video […]

Mary Reid Kelley, You make me illiad -

350 Words: Mark Bradford at the DMA

Every writer has her biases and I’m no exception. If someone were to ask me if Abstract Expressionism were my favorite art genre, I would […]

Scorched Earth, 2006 Mark Bradford, American Billboard paper, photomechanical reproductions, acrylic gel medium, carbon paper, acrylic paint, bleach, and additional mixed media on canvas 94-1/2 x 118 inches Collection of Dennis and Debra Scholl © Mark Bradford

350 Words: “Seriality” at UTD

Seriality, curated by John Pomara, presents the work of ten primarily North Texas artists who embrace seriality through form, process and content. A few of […]

Patrick Murphy, Untitled, Polaroid
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