Author: Roy Neinast

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Value Judgment

Ah, those abstract nouns. Truth. Justice. Beauty. Hope. Liberty. Good. Bad. Whatever. They’re all so open to interpretation, and they’re all so meaningless when designated […]

Value Judgment

Attack of the Show Flyers

No matter that the City of Austin covered them in plastic before South by Southwest; those poles on Sixth Street never stood a chance.

Attack of the Show Flyers

Shepard Fairey Mural Postponed

Bad news from Austin: The Shepard Fairey mural, originally scheduled to be installed on Thursday, March 19, on the UT Art Building, has been postponed […]

Shepard Fairey Mural Postponed

T and A and Burgers Too

All right, so maybe with erotic art it’s much easier to titillate (zing!) the senses, but that didn’t stop me from thinking Aerosol Warfare’s  “Broken […]

T and A and Burgers Too

From Monument au Fantome to Gray Stone

Anyone else out there glad Houston moved Jean Dubuffet’s Monument au Fantome from 1100 Louisiana to Discovery Green?   Ever since I was a kid, […]

From Monument au Fantome to Gray Stone

Way to Go, Wayne

Call it 9/11 for the Houston art world. Okay, don’t, since that would be really inappropriate and way out of line. Maybe Pearl Harbor. No, […]

Way to Go, Wayne

From Oil Rig to Eco-Resort

You don’t wanna mess with Houston when it comes to the oil industry (we’re looking at you, Dubai), and the locals boys and girls at […]

From Oil Rig to Eco-Resort

Give a Penny, Take a Penny

  Some random, probably unoriginal questions about Cildo Meireles‘s Mission/Missions (How to Build Cathedrals) at the Blanton: Eight hundred communion wafers. Two thousand cattle bones. […]

Give a Penny, Take a Penny

Thirteen Great Moments in Puppet History

Anyone who doubts puppets are kind of creepy should check out the wood and chicken-wire boneyard currently in the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. It's part […]

Thirteen Great Moments in Puppet History

Expectation Breeds Disappointment

    If you like music boxes, and you like outdoor installations, you’ll probably dig found sound (Public Music Reconnaissance), Patrick Renner‘s new installation at […]

Expectation Breeds Disappointment

The Menil Goes Big

The good folks at Swamplot have tracked down what the new and improved Menil Collection might look like.   “David Chipperfield’s proposal for the museum […]

The Menil Goes Big