I’ll restate something, for the umpteenth time: People in the art community here are too polite.
Glasstire Editors Bill Davenport and Christina Rees count down the top five art events in Texas for the week of August 28, 2014
This installation of the Sights Unseen series finds layers of family, history, and memory on display at a Houston cafeteria.
After the beach, old times are Galveston's main attraction. Tintypes and a new Wild West Village pull visitors back into the 19th century, sort of.
It's just too easy to read: graffiti meets Abstract Expressionism, but cleaned up and lacking the hurried rawness or energy of either genre.
Bill Davenport, Rainey Knudson, and Christina Rees go on location to count down our favorite public artworks in the state.
On the eve of her big CAMH show, Houston artist and Glasstire contributor Carrie Marie Schneider's guerilla post shows how it might have been.
While I am a huge fan of performance art, there were some issues here
Fall begins this weekend. Go see some art!
The intensity and ego-wrangling within art collectives makes them nearly impossible to sustain for very long, so the loss of Homecoming as we know it comes as no surprise.
The Louise Bourgeois Spider had already been removed, but it was easy to imagine it dragging a struggling, web-wrapped Sam Houston into the reflecting pool.
Bonnie “Prince” Billy performed at the Crowley Theater as Kareem James Abu-Zeid read at Marfa Book Company. Walter Benjamin looked on.
For those who don't know, art fairs are the way of the art world these days. They are as inevitable as kissing the anuses of those more powerful than you, and just as enjoyable.
In some ways the late closing date of this group show elongates the casualness of summer, which I appreciate. Summer in Texas should officially last until around September 27th. It could be our consolation for enduring the pitiless heat.
Normally, Houston's esplanades are winding islands of no-man's land. True North adds public sculptures aimed at pleasing regular folks out for a jog or on their way to Walgreens.
Employing strategies of plagiarism, cut-and-paste, and a general denial of authorship, uncreative writers are less interested in actual writing than in curating words that are usually not their own. Because of this, most uncreative writing is, Goldsmith proclaims, unreadable.
Steyerl and Henrot layer and expose the internal machinery of how we produce and access visual knowledge: the green screen, computer monitor, and browser window.
If anything, this show makes abundantly clear that the long history of civilization’s relationship to dogs and cats is troubled, mutually exploitative, purely functional (if not dysfunctional), and ambivalent.
Read this week's list here, or watch as Glasstire Editor Bill Davenport and Founder Rainey Knudson discuss it on video.
Rosenberg crafts laborious replicas of everyday objects then relentlessly ruins them with glops of glue, foam fragments, paint, and trash in his manic, scattershot show.