Author: Laura Lark

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Conrad Bakker at Lora Reynolds

The pursuits of a contemporary artist, particularly one whose work is largely conceptual or not lucrative—often both—is a subject about which the general public has […]

Conrad Bakker at Lora Reynolds

Turn Off, Tune Out, Drop Dead

Like so many I know, whenever I find myself in a foreign land, another state, or even another neighborhood, I get that Golly, wouldn’t it […]

Turn Off, Tune Out, Drop Dead

Aaron Parazette at Dunn and Brown

The shaped canvas in contemporary painting has always irritated me. Simply because, for the most part, it seems to cry, “look! I’m making painting interesting […]

Aaron Parazette at Dunn and Brown

Marlene Dumas: Measuring Your Own Grave

You don’t view a Marlene Dumas painting; you are confronted by it. Marlene Dumas: Measuring Your Own Grave, her first North American mid-career survey (organized […]

Marlene Dumas: Measuring Your Own Grave

The Point Almost Poked My Eye Out

    Photography’s treated pretty indifferently in the gallery scene around here. With a few exceptions (Amy Blakemore and Dana Harper are the only ones with […]

The Point Almost Poked My Eye Out

Put a sock on it

Okay, for those of you poor, pathetic types who just aren’t in step, I’m With Stupid is presently the avatar for the nearly universally beloved […]

Put a sock on it

Pat Graney: House of Mind

House of Mind, Pat Graney‘s work in multiple media (installation, sculpture, video and choreographed performances), is probably the most ambitious project ever taken on at […]

Pat Graney: House of Mind

“Mark Fox: Dust” at Rice Gallery

Honestly? My first thought when I saw Mark Fox Mark Fox installing Dust as this year’s Summer Window Series at the Rice University Art Gallery? […]

“Mark Fox: Dust” at Rice Gallery

“The Old, Weird America” at CAMH

A few years back a heavy package arrived at my door, addressed to my then-husband. Inside was a bronze statue of a realistically rendered cowboy […]

“The Old, Weird America” at CAMH

Lifting — Theft in Art

Judging by how often you hear museum guards order visitors to “step away from the art,” it’s easy to see how art can be irresistible. […]

Lifting — Theft in Art