Top 5: August 6, 2014

by Glasstire August 6, 2014


1. Contemporary Texas: Selections from the Permanent Collection
August 3 – November 30
Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler

30 of the most notable works the museum has acquired since the 1970s, represent a cross-section of artists who have made an impact on the contemporary Texas scene, including Terry Allen, David Bates, Vernon Fisher, Melissa Miller, James Surls, Martin Delabano, and Skeet McAuley

2. Matisse: Life in Color
San Antonio Museum of Art
June 14 through September 7

If you can’t make Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs at London’s Tate Modern this summer, head to San Antonio to enjoy more than eighty paintings, sculptures, and works on paper of Matisse’s, drawn from the Cone Collection at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

3a. Camp Bosworth: El Otro Lado
Old Jail Art Center, Albany
June 7 through September 7

Marfa-based woodcarver Camp Bosworth’s elaborate gold-leafed guns, boomboxes and  suitcases full of cash explore the lighter side of border issues.
3b. Allison V. Smith: Going West
Old Jail Art Center, Albany
June 7 through September 7

Meanwhile, Dallas-based photographer Allison V. Smith. shows carefully edited views of far West Texas.


4. Lifetime Personal Fantasties, LLC and Contract
BEEFHAUS, Dallas (performance Sunday Aug. 10 at Oliver Francis Gallery)
August 9- August 29
Opening: August 9, 7-10 p.m.

A two-person exhibition featuring poems by Keith J. Varadi (Los Angeles) and paitngins by Michael Kennedy Costa (New York), curated by Sally Glass.  ‘Contract’, A poetry reading by Varadi, takes  at 7pm on Sunday, August 10 at OFG.XXX (formerly known as Oliver Francis Gallery).


5. A New Visual Vocabulary: Developments in Texas Modernism from 1935 – 1965
One Allen Center Gallery, Houston
July 18 – October 17

Part of the resurging interest in midcentury Texas art (witness the new book on the subject from UT Press), this exhibit includes Featured works by Ruth Pershing Uhler, Richard Stout, Bror Utter, Lowell Collins, and Charles T. Williams, among others. Curated by Sally Reynolds.

(Full disclosure: Curator Sally Reynolds is Glasstire Founder Rainey Knudson’s mother.)


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Marc Schindler August 6, 2014 - 11:26

I really enjoyed your video! Keep up the good work. Thank you

Rainbird August 12, 2014 - 21:21

3.27 a freudian slip perhaps… under the faculty…he has been there as well as in the alley.


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