Author: Rachel Hooper

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Monopoly: Mike Osborne and Haden Garrett

  “Monopoly” at The Brandon looks slick. Fans of the gallery’s namesake, Cody Ledvina’s alter-ego Brandon, will find none of that puppet’s goofiness here. Sixteen […]

Monopoly: Mike Osborne and Haden Garrett

James Turrell: The Light Inside

James Turrell’s skyspace at the Live Oak Friends Meeting House is one of the most moving artworks I have ever seen. When visitors look up […]

End Around: Ganzfeld, 2006, neon and fluorescent light, (2007 installation at Pomona College Museum of Art, Claremont, California), the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, gift of the estate of Isabel B. Wilson in memory of Peter C. Marzio. © James Turrell / Photograph by Florian Holzherr

Picasso Black and White

Picasso Black and White has all the ingredients of a blockbuster exhibition. The featured artworks are historically significant examples from the best known periods of […]

Pablo Picasso, The Kiss, 1969, oil on canvas, Private Collection, New York. © 2013 Estate of Pablo
Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Painters’ Painters

This is officially the season of painters’ painters. Three major exhibitions curated by Houston-based painters have opened in the last five months– “In Plain Sight” […]

Robert Ruello at HAA

Thirty Seconds: Week of January 27

My week of exhibition openings began at Rice Gallery with Gunilla Klingberg, who was kind enough to do an interview with me for Glasstire. We […]

Miguel A. Aragón at Fotofest

Interview with Gunilla Klingberg

Gunilla Klingberg has transformed Rice Gallery, from the building’s entrance to the interior of the gallery, with her signature radiating patterns. The installation, the latest […]

Interview with Gunilla Klingberg

Thirty Seconds: Week of January 20

This week’s theme was: overwhelming. Many of the artworks and exhibitions I saw were so ambitious and large-scale that I felt consumed by the artist’s […]

Xochi Solis at Lawndale

Thirty Seconds: Week of January 13

Saw a lot of amazing art this week. Not only were the works themselves curious, mysterious, visceral and fascinating in so many ways, but in […]

Curtis Gannon at Galveston Arts Center (detail)

Thirty Seconds

The average viewer spends around thirty seconds in front of an artwork. Seems unjust considering how long the artist likely spent making the thing. But […]

Lane Hagood at David Shelton

Houston to San Antonio

We arrived at Blue Star Thursday night to a performance of Justin Randolph Thompson’s Tossin’ the Rag as part of his exhibition Meet Me in the […]

Benjamin H. McVey, "The Joke Is Not On You, No. 1 of 5" (edition of 5), wood and plastic, 2012

Sustainable Practice: Paul Middendorf

Paul Middendorf came to Houston for the first time as curator of the 2010 Big Show at Lawndale Art Center. He was impressed with the […]

Paul Middendorf, Photo: Gary Middendorf

Pan Art Fair

Last year, the Houston art fairs were the talk of the town, and most people were dubious that two fairs would be able to survive. […]

Pan Art Fair, Photo: Robert Boyd

Houston Fine Art Fair

I have to admit that art fairs, in general, are not my thing. They seem exhausting for everyone involved from visitors to the gallery girls […]

Houston Fine Art Fair

Four Solo Shows at Lawndale

Though it may still be hot and steamy outside, the fall exhibition season is almost upon us. The next several weekends in Houston look to […]

Compositions • Candace Hicks