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The Palace

Everyone accepts the rules once they enter the castle. If you've gotten past any of the gates consider yourself a good politician or a lucky fool but not necessarily a real artist because there are millions more with their massive egos bruised, their outlooks bitter, in millions of art worlds.
The Palace

Lauren Woods at Zhulong Gallery, Dallas

Although the work spans the past ten-plus years of Woods' work, all the political content still resonates. To say that her work is about race, or even race relations, overly simplifies her conceptual rigor.
Lauren Woods at Zhulong Gallery, Dallas

Barna Kantor’s 40Hz at Big Medium

The idea that pattern recognition is not solely an aspect of visual interpretation but also of experiential sorting—and that these two are operated by the same mechanism in 40Hz—pushes Kantor’s theme onto a much larger stage than simple illusory fun.
Barna Kantor’s 40Hz at Big Medium

The Black Guys: Dish it Out

Two guys redoing old Art Guys performances, except they’re black! What does it mean to be constantly carrying a pile of other peoples’ assumptions on one’s shoulders?
The Black Guys: Dish it Out

Objects in the Mirror #5: Selling Out

I tried getting money from the Non-creative Arts Council of Houston. The NACHO people think their job is to turn artists into submissive, fear-based art-bureaucrats like them. Ugh. I'd rather hustle. At least I'd get to keep some self respect.
Objects in the Mirror #5: Selling Out