Author: Rachel Hooper

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Most Fun Volunteer Gig in Town

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to assist with the jurying of Lawndale Art Center’s annual Big Show. I have volunteered for this event […]

Big Show Drop-off. Photo courtesy Lawndale Art Center

Summer exhibitions at Box 13 ArtSpace

Box 13 ArtSpace on the east side of Houston just opened their first set of summer exhibitions featuring a roster of artists from around the […]

Summer exhibitions at Box 13 ArtSpace

Sustainable Practice: Sasha Dela

Sasha Dela moved to Houston about seven years ago as a fellow in the MFAH Core Program and quickly became an important part of the […]

Sasha Dela, untitled, 2012, 20 x 24 in., archival digital print

Town and Gown: U of H and Rice Exhibitions

Houston’s universities are important incubators of artistic talent, with many artists in the city having taught at and/or graduated from either the University of Houston […]

Sewall Hall at Rice University. Photo: Paul Hester

what is there to see?

In his written interviews, Warhol often ceded control completely to the interviewer. A prominent example of this is his most quoted interview, Gretchen Berg’s 1966 […]

what is there to see?

uh, no

The blank “uh” we hear before Andy Warhol’s responses was typical of his interview style but hardly ever appears in his published interviews as it […]

uh, no

The Singularity of his Absence

Statements made by artists are often regarded as the key to understanding their work. Art critics look to artists to set the theoretical framework surrounding […]

The Singularity of his Absence

Sustainable Practice: GONZO247

Aerosol Warfare has been a Houston institution for over twenty years, and for much of that time, GONZO247 has been the engine driving the website […]

Sustainable Practice: GONZO247

Five Artists at CAA

The saying goes that if you are a curator you educate yourself publicly. In other words, you are constantly in a process of learning and […]

Artur Barrio, Situação…………Orhhhhhhhhhh, 1969 © the artist, Courtesy the artist and Galeria Millan, São Paulo.

Sustainable Practice: Nancy Zastudil

In many ways, Nancy Zastudil was the inspiration for this series of interviews about sustainable practices. We worked together at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center […]

PLAND under the stars

Abstraction Packed

There is a proliferation of exhibitions featuring abstract painting in Houston right now. Gallery Sonja Roesch, Sicardi Gallery, and Hiram Butler Gallery have group exhibitions […]

Michael Kennaugh Slipstream 2011 oil on canvas 14" x 11"

Sustainable Practice: Robert Boyd

It takes a lot of creativity to make a new idea happen and quite a bit of sacrifice to keep it going. Inspired by Glasstire’s […]

Sustainable Practice: Robert Boyd

Josh Bernstein’s “Man Corn”

Josh Bernstein‘s exhibition “Man Corn” is the third exhibition in Rice University’s newest art venue– EMERGEncy Room. Located on the second floor of Sewall Hall, […]

Josh Bernstein’s “Man Corn”

Skydive Celebrates Its 4th Year

  Four years ago, Sasha Dela and Ariane Roesch opened a studio on an upper floor of an outdated and slightly ominous looking office building […]

Skydive Celebrates Its 4th Year

The Table is Set

My blog, Wax by the Fire,  is sort of a love letter to Houston and the intelligent, diverse, and friendly community of creative people who […]

Rirkrit Tiravanija, Untitled, 2002 (the raw and the cooked)