A international survey, four hardworking artists' solo shows, and the irreplaceable Kermit Oliver. Wait — that's six!
Mazurek chose the name for its scientific ring: a simple, categorical name to stand for a thick and diverse file, on view at Richland College.
Video works, installations and filmed performances from artists that both spaces have exhibited over the past few years are much more than a greatest hits montage.
Bill T. Jones speaks about collaboration. One young man, who only stuck around for the free wine, decided it was open mic psych night.
The Euro-based aerosol fest comes to Houston: The sun was out, and a breeze was blowing the paint fumes away across the lake of roof-leaked rainwater. It was a beautiful afternoon to be on a ladder.
The sound of the conté crayon marking the wall is both soothing and grating. I sit on the concrete floor thinking that, as the viewer, I too should experience some discomfort.
First, the good news about the Houston Fine Art Fair: Robert Pruitt was selected as 2013 Artist of the Year. Otherwise, HFAF came back for its third year—but it did so without some major Houston galleries and some early supporters.
Michael Bise’s adversity has produced a suite of drawings that offer us an alternative and unblinking view of the experience of death, illness, and our medical system. Luckily for us, he is brave and skillful enough to share it.
The heart of the performance was in one perfect, inconceivable, totally unscripted gesture. Harris performs again tonight at 6 p.m.
Tuymans' heavy, content-driven art is also compelling. Theory-addled MFA students: go see how it ought to be done.
The work invites physical engagement. Several younger viewers felt compelled to run down the outside hall eagerly seeking the impossible simultaneity of seeing and being seen in the video projections.
The Sweetest Taboo takes its name, in part, from the popular song by Sade, in which the singer's orgasm is liberated from some place in her understanding that treated it as an outlaw experience.
Les Blank’s great, hour-long 1978 film will be screened in Houston on Saturday, followed by hot food and even hotter live music.
Poised between activism and documentary, Frazier's photographs at the CAMH compel witnessing, not just watching.
On Wednesday night, Peter Doroshenko, director of the Dallas Contemporary, talked to approximately forty eager art world types. "Anything is possible," he said, "You are the only roadblock."
Some oldies, some goodies, and some others at Big Medium.
Mayor Parker did her bit, flanked by "Houston is Inspired" placards which kept blowing over in the breeze.
I'm afraid it's more group shows, but maybe the next big trawl will haul in some treasure.
The big problem with a lot of computer art people is that they don't understand aesthetics; they just have shitty taste. I'm pro-beauty. I'm on the Dave Hickey team.
The Conversation is Global, But the Talk is Personal: Interview with TX 13 Curator René Paul Barilleaux
Across the globe, there is a sameness to art.