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I LIKE TO WATCH TV

I asked Robert Earl Keen, who first saw Being There at a theater in Austin nearly 35 years ago, why he loves the movie so much. 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