Author: Rainey Knudson

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Links links links

The gang at Austin’s Okay Mountain recently emailed us about their fun new blog, which reminded us to freshen up our links page. We’ve added […]

Links links links

Memorial service for Virgil Grotfeldt

A memorial service for Houston artist Virgil Grotfeldt, who died Monday from complications from cancer, will be held this Monday, March 2, at 10 am […]

Memorial service for Virgil Grotfeldt

Virgil Grotfeldt, 1948 – 2009

Houston artist Virgil Grotfeldt died today after a long battle with cancer. Grotfeldt was one of Houston’s leading artists, and his final body of work […]

Virgil Grotfeldt, 1948 – 2009

onceIhadalove, and it was a gas

There seem to be a bunch of shows all of a sudden dealing with contemporary glass in Houston. "Studio glass" (as opposed to factory glass) […]

onceIhadalove, and it was a gas

Austin Arts Advocacy Day

This week a bunch of Texas art people descended on Austin to exhort our Legislature to cough up some money for the arts in Texas. […]

Austin Arts Advocacy Day

What are you going to do, bleed on us?

The latest issue of Austin art newsletter …might be good is titled Take that, Cathy Horyn, a reference to the NYT writer who profiled the […]

What are you going to do, bleed on us?

Stimulate

Modern Art Notes reports that it’s not too late to stop the Coburn Amendment, which would deny stimulus spending to "…any museum, theater, [or] arts […]

Stimulate

Dallas Art Fair Pt. 2

Random thoughts from the Dallas Art Fair:  1. A lot of TX dealers got through the 80’s, when things were terrible here and booming everywhere […]

Dallas Art Fair Pt. 2

Dallas Art Fair Pt. 1

The quickie spiel about the Dallas Art Fair, which previewed yesterday: low expectations on the parts of the dealers — perhaps higher expectations from the […]

Dallas Art Fair Pt. 1

Is the Woodall Rogers paved in gold?

On the heels of bad news about NYC galleries closing comes… the Dallas Art Fair!!! The grand opening is tonight, and all eyes are trained […]

Is the Woodall Rogers paved in gold?

So it begins?

Gerald Peters Gallery, which once anchored the heart of the gallery area in Dallas at the corner of Fairmount Street, is closing permanently. The gallery […]

So it begins?

Seen in Houston January ’09

So instead of griping about a show that closed over a month ago in New York, what’s say we look closer to home at stuff […]

Seen in Houston January ’09

Quaint pt. 2

  Following up on my Morandi post: I’ve gotten a lot of flack for criticizing that show. My problem (right or wrong) is not so […]

Quaint pt. 2

New director for the Kimbell

Eric McCauley Lee, director of the Taft Museum in Cincinnati, will take over the helm at the Kimbell starting in March. The job has been […]

New director for the Kimbell

Museum stuff this weekend

If you’ve had enough of this whole holiday/New Year’s thing, Texas museums have stuff to do this weekend: there are public tours at the Blanton […]

Museum stuff this weekend

Best/Worst No. 3: John Alexander

WORST: While it was encouraging to see the MFAH give a big, 30-year retrospective to a sort-of Texan, it would have been nice if it […]

Best/Worst No. 3: John Alexander

Best/Worst No. 2: McNay expansion

BEST: The McNay‘s new Jane and Arthur Stieren Center is an ambitious and successful addition to that museum. Designed by Jean-Paul Viguier, it doesn’t exactly […]

Best/Worst No. 2: McNay expansion

Best/Worst No. 1: Houston renaissance

BEST: I’d complained for years about how young Houston artists were careerist losers unwilling to do anything beyond look for gallery representation for their derivative, […]

Best/Worst No. 1: Houston renaissance

Cosmos out of Chaos

This week we’ll be highlighting the Best and Worst of 2008 in the newswire, and want to tantalize you all with the promise of our […]

Cosmos out of Chaos

Quaint

"… bodies are not really what [Francis] Bacon is interested in. … He’s enjoying himself, and he’s doing something really abstract." – Matthew Collings in […]

Quaint