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Imitation Blues

At that moment, I understood through an experience what I’ve known intellectually for a long time; the greatest strength of American capitalism lies in its ability to steal and neutralize the authentic, local culture and art of the enslaved, the poor, and the dissatisfied.
Imitation Blues

Top Five: March 26, 2015

Bill and Christina catalog some of the more anticipated events leading up to the Dallas Art Fair from The Reading Room gallery in Dallas, with only one misspelling!
Top Five: March 26, 2015

Cathy Cunningham-Little’s Menagerie of Glass and Light

Cunningham-Little began her career working in a traditional craft medium, but veered far afield from that medium's original functional purpose to pursue serious content. Her sculptures from the early 1990s are literally glass houses, each of which has been transformed into a container for metaphoric imagery about domestic violence.
Cathy Cunningham-Little’s Menagerie of Glass and Light

Mel Chin: Rematch

Cities cling in perpetuity to a hometown boy made good. Mel Chin left Houston in 1983, and was clearly influenced by the time he spent in our diverse, surreal and polluted swampland.
Mel Chin: Rematch

You Can’t Go Home Again

Pop culture’s nostalgia obsession has reached an absurd level, and every decade since the beginning of the last century is getting the romance treatment to a startling degree.
You Can’t Go Home Again

MMMMMMMMM

Texas Gallery has had a great string of painting shows recently, the latest treat is a roomful of Christmas puddings from nascent art star Jeremy DePrez.
MMMMMMMMM

Funeral Parade Of Roses

This Friday, Houston audiences have the rare opportunity to journey into the nocturnal underworld of late-60s Tokyo in the experimental queer film that influenced Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange.
Funeral Parade Of Roses

OK Art at the Party-Tyme Corral

Paul Kremer of Great Art in Ugly Rooms has been working on making his art less virtual. Now, under Mark Flood's tutelage, he's getting his hands dirty: painting, and painting big.
OK Art at the Party-Tyme Corral