Top Five: September 11, 2014

by Glasstire September 11, 2014


And here’s the list, for the video-impaired:


1. Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio
Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas
September 13 – January 4
Artist talk: September 13, 2014 | 2–3 pm
Thomas Heatherwick in conversation.

The first North American presentation of the English designer’s practice, spanning the disciplines of architecture, furniture and product design, to engineering, sculpture and urban planning. Guest curated by Brooke Hodge, the show will later travel to the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles and the Cooper-Hewitt in New York.

2. Willem de Kooning vs. Christie Blizard: MUD WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIP

UTSA prof Blizard will mud wrestle artist Carol Cunningham (dressed as the old Willem de Kooning) to mirror the dead abstract expressionist’s aggression towards women, and to show the absurdity of the objectification of women., etc. There’s a lot of aggresion towards painting and painters at UTSA these days. . .


Tom Sachs by Adam Tetzloff

photo by Adam Tetzloff

3. Tom Sachs talk @ Contemporary Austin

It’s not a show, just a talk in anticipation of his show next year. But, from the man who brought you “Satan Ceramics,” I’m interested.



4. Eric Schnell: The Book of Pure Science
Devin Borden Gallery, Houston
September 5 – October 25

A delicate, provisional, room-sized installation of spindly things pasted together with masking tape, scraps of old drawings, odds, ends and rocks. It’s all about slowing down and thinking things over.


5. Everything we want it to be…at all times
Rice University Media Center, Houston
September 11 – 18
Opening: September 11, 6:30–9 p.m.

“A group show about a group,” featuring John Forse, Lane Hagood, Bradley Kerl, Cody Ledvina, Gabriel Martinez, and Lauren Moya Ford.  Suplex, the curatorial team of Max Fields and Rachel Vogel, organized six artists to organize themselves, via a series of meetings. Then a show happened!




Loli Fernandez (-A Kolber) September 11, 2014 - 14:26

Question to “Everything we want to be…” Is there only one girl in the group?

Bradley Kerl September 11, 2014 - 15:47

Loli ––

Yes, only one female in the group. We were unable to find anyone else to put up with our fart jokes, etc.

I assure you though that all of Lane’s work in the show is decidedly ~feminine~.

HJ BOTT September 11, 2014 - 16:36

You guys are still too nervous when the camera rolls and thus rush; but, you are getting better. Wouldn’t miss it. The Nasher show looks great.

Clark Derbes September 11, 2014 - 20:43

Dear Glasstire,
Y’all are doing a kick ass job . I live way the heck
Up in Vermont and your weekly top5 keeps the home fire burning in my heart for Texas and all of the great artists there. Don’t stop A rockin’
Sincerely ,
Clark Derbes

Rainey Knudson September 11, 2014 - 20:50

Aw, thanks! Can we trade you one of our new shot glasses for some maple syrup?

Laura September 13, 2014 - 10:52

Love the backdrop. Whose fascinating art collection is that?


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