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I LIKE TO WATCH TV

I asked Robert Earl Keen why he loves the movie. He immediately cited its understatement. “So much is left to the audience’s imagination. It allows one to feel like a participant.”
I LIKE TO WATCH TV

Arts Practice Research: From the Art Room

When I joined the faculty at Texas Tech in 2001 as a tenure-track professor, the idea of merging my studio art, which consisted of paintings of daisies and powder boxes on colorful backgrounds, with the word research taunted me.
Arts Practice Research: From the Art Room

Emily Peacock: Soft Diet

A quirky set of domestic snapshots blotted out with Jello, goo, fat, or baby teeth. These tactile, psychological fillers could merely be humorous play, but tend to read as potentially profound and personal.
Incisor, Canine, Premolar, molar, 2014. Giclee print on aluminum, 30 x 38"

Bradley Kerl: Blind Arcade

Full of painterly witticisms, Kerl's work demonstrates the hallmarks of good painting: an acknowledgement of its history and a formal playfulness.
Bradley Kerl: Blind Arcade

Dallas Medianale: Call and Response at the MAC

Although the curators say this particular exhibit of the Medianale isn’t theme-driven, I noticed a couple of common threads between videos including a riff on the idea of call-and-response music, and re-interpretations of previous iconic videos/films, which is a take on call and response in itself.
Dallas Medianale: Call and Response at the MAC

State of Museums: Outdoor Art in Eastland

The pièce de résistance of the Outdoor Art Exhibit in Eastland, Texas, is a 12-foot-tall cylinder painted to resemble one of Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans located in the parking lot of the Dairy Queen.
State of Museums: Outdoor Art in Eastland

Panhandle South Plains Laissez-faire

Just two weeks ago, it was reported in the Wall Street Journal (Sunday, Jan 3 -4, p. D11), that “Text as Decor” is, as of now, passé. Not that Jeff Wheeler and Maisie Alford care.
Panhandle South Plains Laissez-faire