Top Five: August 21, 2014

by Glasstire August 21, 2014



Correction 8/22/14: The image of Jade Townsend’s work in the video is not by this artist. Here is Jade Townsend’s website.


right here1. Right Here, Right Now: Houston
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
August 23 – November 30
Opening: August 22, 6:30–9 p.m.

CAMH curators Bill Arning, Valerie Cassell Oliver and Dean Daderko each chose an active Houston artist for the first in a series of local shows: Debra Barrera, Nathaniel Donnett, and Carrie Marie Schneider, respectively. following on Trenton Doyle Hancock, it seems like the CAMH is turning a corner!


blay2. Christopher Blay: Satellites
CentralTrak, Dallas
August 23- September 20
Openning: Aug 23, 8-10 p.m.

Facsimile communication satellite equipment made from cheap umbrellas and windshield sunscreens.


homecoming3. Private Practice
Artspace 111, Fort Worth
August 16 – 30

Works from the individual artists in the collective HOMECOMING! Committee. Including Christopher M. Bond, Bradly Brown, Ryan Goolsby, Courtney Hamilton, Timothy Harding, Shelby Meier, Devon Nowlin, Kris Pierce, Gregory Ruppe, Tiffany Wolf Smith, Alden Williams, and Briana Williams.


burt4. Selections from the Collection of Sonny Burt and Bob Butler
Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas
August 23- October 18
Opening: august 23, 6-8 p.m.

Sonny Burt and Bob Butler were generous supporters of the Dallas arts scene for decades. Their collection ranged from blue-chip names to unknown local artists. Thirty years of Dallas art history for sale.


new berlin5. William Powhida & Jade Townsend: New New Berlin and NevADA art Fair
Galveston Artist Residency
August 23 – October 25
Opening:August 23, 6-9pm

Oozing market-savvy cynicism like the piles of seaweed washing up on the Gulf shore, two NY artists have built a wild-west village/art fair in the GAR courtyard. Guests in Western wear will receive free drinks at the opening.


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Henry Hunt August 21, 2014 - 16:29

I just have to say that I am nuts over the Top 5 weekly videos!!!! Look forward to them. DO NOT STOP!

Rainey Knudson August 21, 2014 - 17:00

Thanks Henry! We have a special one coming out soon on a more general topic. Stay tuned!

Dixie Friend Gay August 21, 2014 - 18:25

Love the top five

HJ BOTT August 23, 2014 - 17:11

Love the videos! The more animation is the winner here. BUT, just how do you decide what ranks before/above another exhibition? Give us your itemized guide on the definitive inspiration/taste/bias between “Farmers and Pirates,” especially for only five in all the exhibitions throughout the state for a given week. Everyone is waiting with baited breath

Rainey Knudson August 23, 2014 - 18:04

Harvey, you’re asking about deep mysteries that we can’t really speak to, but I’ll just say that the selection process might involve a chaos theory supercomputer and a Ouija board.

HJ BOTT August 26, 2014 - 00:35

What a smart retort to my mirthfully intended stirrings. Certainly look forward to next week’s video. Love what you have added. The dialogue is as revealing about the pickings as we should ever expect. Thanx for what you, Bill and your other highly articulate contributors are doing. Would like to see a guest essay from the award-winning Klaasmeyer from time to time as well.


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