Rainey Knudson and Christina Rees on vintage photos from Tornado Alley, an artist who trusts the social contract, and really fast paintings that should be awful but work like a charm.
1. Paul Ramírez Jonas: Atlas, Plural, Monumental
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
April 28 – August 6
An exhibition featuring sculptures, photography, videos, drawings, and participatory works by Paul Ramírez Jonas. From CAMH: “Ramírez Jonas’s work galvanizes connections between the personal, the collective, and the public, making them concrete and observable. Manifested in visually, materially, and conceptually compelling forms, Ramírez Jonas’s work invigorates our cultural commons by inviting the public to reflect on and engage with public art in inventive and surprising ways.”
2. CineMarfa Film Festival
May 4 – 7
Read our article about last year’s festival here.
A four-day film festival featuring films at various venues across Marfa. For a full schedule, please go here.
3. FOCUS: Katherine Bernhardt
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
April 8 – July 9
A show of paintings by artist Katherine Bernhardt. Bernhardt’s works often reference consumer culture and depict everyday objects in a flat, gestural style.
4. Frank Gohlke
Wichita Falls Museum of Art
These photographs, which were exhibited in a show at the Wichita Falls Museum of Art that opened in April of 2016, currently line two passageways of the museum. To learn more about them, go here.
5. David Simpson: Interference Paintings
Gallery Sonja Roesch (Houston)
March 25 – May 27
A show of paintings by American artist David Simpson. To create his works, Simpson mixed iridescent interference pigments with acrylic paints that allow his surfaces to shift in light and color.
David Simpson’s are badass
Side question, can Glasstire start focusing some of its attention on the wheelings and dealings of our states civic art and non-profits again? We will be making art for ourselves if the support is reduced to scrapes. With the layoffs and resignations (and not having those art positions filled) we are looking to have statewide issues regarding art funding and general support. Y’all did a great job with these kinds of topics when Bill Davenport was around.