Author: Kelly Klaasmeyer

http://kellyklaasmeyer.com

Kelly Klaasmeyer, a former editor of Glasstire, is an artist and writer. She was selected as a Fellow for the 2009 USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Program and was the recipient of a 2009 Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant. She lives in Houston for the fresh air and Alpine scenery.

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Painting over history

Less than a month ago, two murals in Texas Southern University’s historic Hannah Hall were destroyed. The works were painted in 1970 by Harvey Johnson. […]

Painting over history

Hey you kids, get off my sand dune!

  Bless his heart, Dallas “wildflower artist” Chapman Kelley has a problem, er, lots of problems, with the Dallas Museum of Art. The DMA wound […]

Hey you kids, get off my sand dune!

Stuff to see, part II

Seth Alverson’s show at Art Palace is getting all kinds of great coverage and with good reason. Alverson’s an amazing painter, producing evocative “realist” work […]

Stuff to see, part II

Stuff to See

Yes, it’s a 1000 degrees outside but if you can just make it through the parking lot, these Houston spaces have great air conditioning – […]

Stuff to See

“Luc Tuymans” at the DMA

In Luc Tuymans’ 1997 painting Der Architekt, a man wearing skis has fallen in the snow. Almost monochromatic, the image is rendered in frosty blues […]

“Luc Tuymans” at the DMA

Portrait of the Artist as Creep

When Emma Tamburlini was eleven, “her father ordered her to strip naked so that he could make a film about her growing breasts,” an article […]

Portrait of the Artist as Creep

Come, let us adore him…

A couple weeks ago I received an email with this subject line: “Judd Foundation announces online access to Donald Judd’s 13,004-book personal library in Marfa, […]

Come, let us adore him…

The Next Great Artist (sic)

“Why is China Chow wearing my 1984 prom dress?!?!” was my first thought when I tuned into Bravo’s “Work of Art: The Next Great Artist” […]

The Next Great Artist (sic)

“Maurizio Cattelan” at the Menil

Where’s Maurizio? might be a more appropriate title for the Maurizio Cattelan exhibition at the Menil Collection. For the show, the Italian artist worked with […]

“Maurizio Cattelan” at the Menil

The Good, the Bad and the Naked

  “Bless Their Hearts” visited New York a couple weeks ago and checked out some shows. The 2010 Whitney Biennial closes at the end of […]

The Good, the Bad and the Naked

Bum Fights

Bless her heart, that Laurel Nakadate just can’t help herself. She’s just cute as a button and old, weird guys flock to her. What’s a […]

Bum Fights

2010 U of H Student Show

This Saturday, March 13th, is the last day for the University of Houston student show at the Blaffer Gallery. It’s worth running by to see […]

2010 U of H Student Show

Sh*tty Souvenir

A cautionary tale for anyone given to impulse buys on the high seas. Park West Gallery auctions art on Royal Caribbean and other cruise lines. […]

Sh*tty Souvenir

You’re not in the money…

In our poll we asked Glasstire readers “How can the Obama administration best help the arts?” Among various options, “Launch WPA-style arts projects” came in […]

You’re not in the money…

NY Art Fair Recap…

Artist Mary Coble was lying face down on a table in the Conner Contemporary Art booth at the Pulse Fair in New York. A tattoo […]

NY Art Fair Recap…

New Year, New Stuff

In art, there are all kinds of things you should read, like that dusty copy of Baudrillard sitting on your nightstand. Unfortunately there are no […]

New Year, New Stuff

Just Like a Real City

Houston has light rail! Does that mean we are now one those urban wonderlands where carless-ness doesn’t mean a life of martyrdom?

Just Like a Real City