Saturday, October 27, 2007
Friday, October 26, 2007
Look! I'm being exploited in death!
Ugh. The Chronicle has really got to stop with THIS kind of bullshit. If they do not want to write either critical articles or local fluff pieces at least refrain from parading shit as shinola. In a Borders bookstore no less- the show is also concurrently at a store in
Here's a little DUAL for ya!
the gift tag reads: A Special Gift From Dual.
Don't forget about Tesla or we'd all be in the dark...
Rear View Mirror, 2005
No not the Red Sox, Michael Bise! Congrats on selling out nearly the entire show at Moody Gallery!
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Volunteer for the Lawndale's Gala Friday and get in free to booze it up!
Lawndale still needs volunteers for Dia de los Muertos on Friday! Here are some of the shifts available:
Auction Monitors: 6 - 9 PM
Bartenders: 7:15 - 9:30 PM
Door/Auction Checkout: 7:15 - 9:30 PM
Contact Mat Wolff (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dennis Nance (email@example.com) if you're interested. It's a great way to attend if you're too poor to buy a ticket. And, heck, you're supporting one of Houston's most awesome art establishments!
with turtles and waterfowl swimming below,
humans sleeping under the overpass,
the county jail looming across the water
and the traffic on San Jacinto roaring past."
Best part of the new Bruce Nauman show at the Menil? Fishing for Asian Carp, 1966. Now that's some funny shit.
Bruce is showing fish in Germany too!
Anyone out there like porn? Well I guess I should rephrase that, anyone out there like gay porn? Well y’all can get your fill of the enigmatic Tom of Finland (he really was from
Spend a day wandering the warehouse district this November 17th for the 15th Artcrawl in
Elder Street Lofts sic The Jefferson Davis Hospital is opening up for studio visits and exhibits for Artcrawl, after the drubbing at the hands of the Houston Press a few months ago Derek Shumate, Doomsday Wrestling, Iskra Ivanova and Shu Latif have more than just their tiny corner of the world to overcome. Here’s something though, have you seen the
Visit artcrawlhouston.com or call 713.229.9760 for more information. There’s too many new people and new places to say you’ve seen it before. You haven’t.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
THIS Artshouston map of art spaces in Houston is especially funny for its unreadability, we have too much art in downtown to see! Look at Clear Lake out there, clear as day...
Considering art writers in Houston most people who could name any at all would begin with Kelly Klaasmeyer of the Houston Press and maybe Patricia Johnson of the Chronicle. Dig a little deeper and people with a sense of humor mention Bill Davenport; people without one may bring up Christopher French. Anyone who gets a hold of the Texas art criticism magazine ArtLies (usually spelled with a quirky ! instead of an i) may be able to pick out John Devine or newby Garland Fielder. Overly familiar patrons of the Menil Collection may know the work of curator Michelle White, and the same goes over at the MFAH (across the street from the CAMH) with Margo Handwerker. Troy Schulze has been ruffling feathers as the #2 guy for the Press. CORE Fellow Meredith Goldsmith hasn't been in town for too long- but we hope she stays. Last but not least, Evan Garza has been publishing madly in English and Spanish- and on glasstire.
Not that this list of links is comprehensive, but I hope that it is illuminating.
If you aren't familiar with any of these writers, please take a moment to click on the last paragraph and check out some of the various opinions and styles in Houston; then vote for you favorite!!!
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
October 25 - December 8
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 25, 6-9pm
CLICK HERE for more information
FotoFest creative directors chose nine artists for the exhibition, some of the best work they have recently encountered in their travels.
The exhibition’s artists are Chan-Hyo Bae (South Korea), John Chervinsky (U.S.), Kelly Flynn (U.S.), Roberto Fernández Ibáñez (Uruguay), Jesús Jiménez (Mexico/London), Lydia Panas (U.S.), Przemyslaw Pokrycki (Poland), Diego Ranea (Argentina), and Alessandra Sanguinetti (Argentina).
Lydia Panas, Tatiana, 2005
Calling an exhibit that is filled with the images and demeanor of death Birthday is more than a little ironic. Check out the Moody Gallery exhibit HERE- but it is missing the best piece, a 15 foot drawing of a funeral service with pews filled with everyone the artist knows. Gael Stack, Aaron Parazette and Rachel Hecker are easy to spot.
1. Defining space
= separation from American house and create my personal space
2. Putting TV and DVD
= Preparation by placing common electric machine
3. Watching DVD about reforming home
= Implication of my activity and referring to the tile of the piece
4. writing poem based on the DVD
= consuming the content of current topic, preserving tradition with modernism
5. cooking rice and putting red plum on it
= representation of my country’s flag
6. Writing Buddhism chanting
¬= One of religion that we have and also to worship for the dead and any kind of life going to decease
7. Eating rice and red plum
= Consuming my own culture by me who left my country for certain period of time
8. Worshipping for Shinto god
= Another religion to maintain social order or controls mythology and superstition
9. Burning the Buddhism chanting
= Worship for the deceased and sending the chanting for the dead who no longer exist in this world
10. read poem aloud
= Presentation of my thought about transition between tradition and modernism or cultural relationship between people and home, and etc…
Monday, October 22, 2007
How can I not? First off there is the ludicrous Bearfire Resort; then there is their logo, ripped off from Survivorman, and exposed HERE.
These pieces of crap are all over University of Houston and the internet too...
What makes Dr. Pepper think that they can ask for free art
from latino artists so they don't have to ask their
white graphic designers to mangle an ad campaign?
"you could win a cash prize if your art is reduced to part of the
2008 Dr Pepper Hispanic Marketing Campaign"
Lawndale's Dia de los Muertos exhibit of retablo tins is open for business today (no one else is open on a Monday); check it out before the $40 a pop gala and auction this Friday!
As museums fill in the gaps in abstract expressionism's history we have gotten shows in town proclaiming the ascendancy of minor or forgotten painters. Terry Gilliam sauntered his way through town last spring (the rumor is more people came to the museum and shot straight downstairs for Robert Pruitt's solo exhibit) and now we will be graced by Mary Heilmann and her "deceptively simple, even offhand, approach to painting". What do you think of her paintings? Are they worth the attention? HERE is an article from 1993.
Joaquin's Close Out, 2006
All Night Movie, 1991
Sunday Morning, 1987
21st Century Fox, 1998
Fort Wayne, Indiana native Bruce Nauman got to Cali as fast as he could. Within two years of completing a master's he had signed with dealer Leo Castelli and it was all a downhill slope to canonization from there. Listed in 2008 as the #1 living artist by artfacts.net, Nauman beat out Rauschenberg and Gerhard Richter for the arbitrary crown presented by a website. His most famous quote? Taken from the 60s neon sculpture Window or Wall Sign:
Opens Wednesday, October 24, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Join the Menil for better than average wine and Lynn Wyatt's company this Wednesday for a chance to consider why this thinly veiled symbolist gained acclaim riding the wave of a dealer who shaped our postmodern artworld.
Vito Acconci, John Baldessari, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, and William Wegman 60s videos on the lawn; free screening in the Menil Park on Saturday, October 27, 8 pm.