Vincent Valdez: Excerpts for John is the eighth film in a series of short documentaries produced by Walley Films in association with Glasstire. Filmmakers Mark and Angela Walley began documenting the creation of a large scale painting by artist Vincent Valdez in the fall of 2010. The painting depicts Valdez’s best friend from childhood, John Holt Jr., an Army Combat Medic who served in Iraq. The couple followed Vincent over the course of two years as he completed the painting and came to terms with the loss of his friend.
Vincent Valdez’s current exhibition, America’s Finest: Recent Work by Vincent Valdez, is on view at San Antonio’s McNay Art Museum through January 27, 2013.
Colette Copeland and her video camera visit Dallas artist Ryder Richards in his studio.
Glasstire audio slide show profiling Michael Bise. The artist talks about drawing from old movies, Disney vs. religion and why art should be hard.
Glasstire audio slide show profiling Rachel Hecker. The artist discusses her ephemera paintings as well as her current series of Jesus portraits – and explains how the hell she wound up in Houston.
Glasstire audio slideshow profiling sculptor, dancer, performer and seamster Daniel Adame. Photographs by Will van Overbeek.
Seth Mittag talks to Eileen Maxson about his art and deer hunting as a kindergartner.
Eileen Maxson talks to Katy Heinlein about her work.
Eileen Maxson talks to Jeremy DePrez about his work.
On Saturday, May 7th, 2011, Glasstire and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presented a panel in celebration of our 10th anniversary.
“Regionalism in the 21st Century” featured Robert Storr, dean of the Yale University School of Art and curator of the 2007 Venice Biennale; David Pagel, Los Angeles Times art critic and associate professor of art at Claremont Graduate University; Toby Kamps, curator of modern and contemporary art at The Menil Collection in Houston; and Michael Galbreth, one of the artist duo known as The Art Guys. The panel was moderated by Christina Rees, a Glasstire correspondent and director of Fort Worth Contemporary Arts.
The panel was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 7, 2011 in the auditorium of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. The night before, The Rachofsky House in Dallas hosted a private reception for panelists, patrons, artists and curators.
Click here to download the mp3 audio file (29 MB).
Maria Guzman interprets her world into playfully grotesque, allegorical paintings, installations, sculptures and performances. In settings inspired by a mixed cultural identity (Italy, South America and USA) Maria renders herself as Alejandra, an elderly blogger, and her family as troubled elephants and mythical man beasts amongst other incarnations.
Visit Alejandra’s blog (Maria’s alter-ego): alejandralejandra.blogspot.com/
In 2010, Lane Hagood re-created the “Mary’s Mural”, a former public icon and landmark of Houston’s Montrose neighborhood. The revived painting, made at the Johanna (an artist-run space in the city), served as a celebration of an unlikely masterpiece and a token of regret for its disappearance. The process of recreating the mural also commenced Lane’s most recent paintings – lovingly flawed fakes by the likes of Bosch, Velazquez and David .
See Lane’s works here: flickr.com/photos/yar/