Friday, November 16, 2007

Nail in the Coffin

officially there are too many art openings Saturday to see them all... check out the BBAP Trail Show along Buffalo Bayou at Sabine Street...

Thank you Patricia

Artcrawl in the Chron! We sure know its been a heavy ride for Patricia Johnson in the last few weeks, but she seems to be pumping out articles like nobody's business!

Fresh Meat

A new project space at CSAW kicks off a series of mini-exhibits this weekend, look for exhibits though the coming year curated by Joanne Park and the American Wandering Club!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Transgender Day of Remembrance

On Saturday, November 17, 2007 at 7 p.m. the transgender community of Houston and southeast Texas and its allies will gather at the Holocaust Museum (5401 Caroline, 77004) to honor those killed because they didn’t conform to traditional gender norms. The event is part of the internationally coordinated 9th Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance to be held in more than 90 cities worldwide.

The Houston Transgender Unity Committee organizes the event, which always includes a reading of the names of the murdered people. The event this year will also include remarks by local trans people who have recently been victims of violence. Local politicians, including City Controller Annise Parker and City Council member Sue Lovell, are expected to attend. A 6:30 reception will precede the program.

We live in times more sensitive than ever to hatred based violence. Over the last decade more than one person per month has died due to transgender-based hate or prejudice, regardless of any other factors in their lives. This trend shows no sign of abating. Many of these crimes against transgender individuals remain unreported and unsolved. There is also a great deal of violence and discrimination aimed at the gender diverse population

Although not every person represented during the Day of Remembrance self-identified as transgender, each was a victim of violence based on bias against transgender people.

The Day Of Remembrance serves several purposes. It raises public awareness of hate crimes against transgender people, it allows us to publicly mourn and honor the lives of our brothers and sisters who might otherwise be forgotten, and it expresses love and respect for all people in the face of national indifference and hatred. It also reminds non-transgender people that we are their sons, daughters, parents, friends and lovers and gives our allies a chance to step forward and stand with us.

More information is available at the Unity Committee website,, and the TransHouston site,

Good to Know

a lecture seven hours from now

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Another Artcrawl artist!

Hey everyone,
I will have my studio open this Saturday for Art Crawl. 2 - 9pm, located in The Houston Foundry, (Studio G5)
1712 Burnett St
Here's a Map
Oh and Friday night, The Houston Foundry will be having a pre-party of sorts with free beer & wine and Mexican food. 5-10pm

Come introduce yourself and hang out. There are TONS of artists and studios open around town... so if you've never been you should definately check it out. I will have lots of work for sale, so stop by to have a beer and haggle with me.

Carol from Rotten Piece sez:

FUCKED at the Artcrawl

A Group Exhibition Saturday November 17*2007 2-12am
1305 Sterrett Street, H-town, Tx 77002
(near the stops for Erie City Iron Works, Dakota Lofts and Bieneville Furniture Co.)

Music by:
The Prodigal Sons
and DJs

Art by:
Dran Alessi
Chris Beekman
Robin Berwick
Jesse Fleig
Sean Flournoy
Kyle Henricks
Magdalene Herring
Karen Justice
Carol Sandin Kelly
Derek Mroz
Pat Phipps
Susan E Simmons
Carole F Smith
Bill Willis
Brian Zievert

Its gonna be a fun time. See ya there...square

Last Call- Houston Area Show (Blaffer Gallery)

Enter the Blaffer Houston Area Show by dropping off materials at the gallery by 5pm today...

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Found by Onanie

Artist Unknown, Found Manifesto Page 1, 2007.

Artist Unknown, Found Manifesto Page 1 (Obverse), 2007.

Artist Unknown, Found Manifesto Page 2, 2007.

Artist Unknown, Found Manifesto Page 3, 2007.


Busy Bee

Tons of stuff going on this week. Hope to see some of you around.
-e (elaine bradford)
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"Locked Horns and Shed Antlers"
Have a show opening this Friday, November 16th
6:30-8:30, artist talk at 6pm
at Lawndale Art Center
November 16, 2007-January 5, 2008
there are 4 other shows going on as well, lots to see

I am on the pie team for Friendzgiving.
Come to the Opening November 17, 2007 8pm - 10pm
Location: The Joanna Gallery, 4014 Graustark, Houston TX
Exhibition dates: November 17 - December 9, 2007

"Buffalo Bayou Trail Show"
The non-profit I work for, Buffalo Bayou ArtPark is having an outdoor sculpture show along the trails of Buffalo Bayou.
I will have a piece in the show.
Opening: November 17th, during the hours of ArtCrawl 2-9pm.
We will have representatives on hand at the park, 100 Sabine Street, handing out Trail Maps to lead you to the pieces.
You can also pick up maps at CSAW,Studio Q.
The show will run Nov 17- December 2.
for more info, and a link to the map

Last but not least, my studio will be open during ArtCrawl on Sat. November 17th, 2-9pm
Commerce Street Artist Warehouse, Studio Q
2315 Commerce Street, 77002
I will also have a piece on view in the tenants show in the main

Airplane Humor

A couple from Texas and a couple from the east coast were seated side by side on an airplane.

The girl from Texas said, "So, where ya'll from?"

The east coast girl said, "From a place where they know better than to use a preposition at the end of a sentence."

The girl from Texas sat quietly for a few moments and then replied: "So, where ya'll from, bitch?"

Frank sez:

Come out for Artcrawl this Saturday!

A message to all members of ArtsHouston

Come out to DiverseWorks on Saturday, November 17 for Jean-Baptiste André's new work comme en plein jour (as in full day). We will also be hosting a reception immediately following the performance with drinks and appetizers. Buy your tickets in advance by calling 713.335.3445 anytime and get $5 off general admission tickets for the Saturday performance when you mention ArtsHouston! Performance starts at 8pm. Read the cover story about Jean-Baptiste online!

Jean-Baptiste André continues to research the body, the topic of identity, and the notion of metamorphosis in his new work, comme en plein jour (as in full day). Jean-Baptiste is fascinated by the metamorphosis figure and how the body, in a wide and clear space, can create shapes and form; This diptych to 2004's Interieur Nuit is powered by an electronic score, where circus, dance, and video art meet in a world of uncertain identity, shifting colour, startling landscapes, and skewed perspective.

Jean-Baptiste has recently been working as the artist-in-residence at the Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media in Japan. He has been working with musician Aoki Takamasa and videographer Noriko Matsumoto to investigate the connections between dance, camera, music and technology. Andre has also been working with noted multi-media installation artist Robin Rhode on a work on video titled The Storyteller.

Myspace in the Gallery

Brian Piana has made exhibits and installations out of websites several times now; this one is a graphic representation of Lawndale's Myspace friends stripped clean of information.

what do you think of Piana's Allen McCollum-style surrogates in Technicolor?

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Alex Wukman sez:

Fugazi, Marillion, 1984

This Wednesday Nov. 14th (that's tomorrow for those keeping track) I'm opening for Ian McKay (lead singer of Fugazi and Minor threat) at Notsuoh's (314 main between preston and congress) at 8 pm. I'll be doing a teach in on Houston history from 1955 to 1980. Ian McKay will be doing a solo acoustic project. You should come down it'll be fun.


do you have any experience framing?

A Patricia Johnson swan song HERE... I got a call in June about Meredith Long hiring a gallery assistant but never heard back, they've been renovating the parking lot over the last month... I guess this is what they were gearing up for... they demolished a building so people would stop blocking San Felipe trying to valet...

The whole enterprise is haughty paintings for haughty people... ain't it great when articles about art start off with a description of a dog? I should do that... That's Houston for ya-Long didn't move to the River Oaks Shopping Center because there already was a paint store slash gallery there and two would be too much ('course that was '54, there's three galleries there now and two too many)

Driving while Whacking It

Dallas is full of smart people.

Katrina looses her ArtHouse Prize

from craigslist Austin

So this is a kind of embarrassing and definitely a long shot but here it is:

On Friday night, my beautiful and extremely talented girlfriend Katrina Moorhead won the prestigious ArtHouse Texas Prize. This is a prize given every other year to the best emerging artist in Texas (who, as a jury of artist and curators decided, is clearly katrina). It is a big honor and quite prestigious. At the awards ceremony they presented her with the award, a troupe of dancing women in cowboy outfits, and a commemorative belt buckle. They also presented all of us with copious amounts of free alcohol.

To make a long and slightly fuzzy story short, we left stubbs (the site of the ceremony), went for a celebratory dance party at the Beauty Bar, had a celebratory slice of pizza, and then made a long and celebratory stumble back to the Radisson where we were staying. Upon our arrival we came to the shocking realization that the belt buckle was no longer in Katrina's bag where she had put it. It had disappeared along with several ugly t-shirts, a commemorative plate, several breakfast tacos (?), and some other crappy pap somewhere between her receiving it on stage and us getting into the elevator. She went back out looking for it, but to no avail. The following day we retraced our steps. We talked to the lovely people at the Beauty Bar and the pizza truck, none of whom had found a large belt buckle.

As you can imagine this is somewhat upsetting, not to mention extremely embarrassing. It is kind of like winning a gold medal at the olympics, then getting wasted on jager shots with the women's speed skating team and waking up in a snowbank with a parking cone on your head and realizing your gold medal is gone.

The Belt Buckle is a large silver oval with the words ArtHouse Texas Prize 2007 on it. It was in blue jewelry box, which you probably already know if you found it. While we all know that it is cool and ironic to rock the giant belt buckle, this is a belt buckle who's real owner would really like to rock it, so if you found it please return it. There is a reward, or you have the option to trade it in for another cool belt buckle. Or, if you wanted to, you could even go check out her show (which is still up at arthouse), realize that she is, in fact, the best emerging artist in texas, and re-award it to her in a special ceremony.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Cody Ledvina published in ARTFORUM

found attached to an email today

if your computer is set at a resolution where the words bleed off the screen click on the following links for full page shots. PAGE 1. PAGE 2. PAGE 3. PAGE 4. PAGE 5.

Form Over Function

"It seems like every summer they do testing and try to prevent the leaks and every winter it leaks again," he said. "When it leaks they put these big buckets out and move things around so it doesn't drip onto the computers."

Up in Boston they're suing Frank Gehry over the little things that don't come in to play when you're winning architecture awards.

Houston Photobloggers

the implosion of the Crowne Plaza Hotel, yesterday 7:15 am

shoot houston

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What to do this Weekend

Artcrawl Houston

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Zesty Sirmans from the Chron

Doesn't the Menil architecture kind of overshadow the artwork on camera?

Check 3:15 for the music cutting off Franklin Sirmans as he tries to explain a John Chamberlain... haha...

Artcrawl Outtakes by Chuy Benitez

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view from the bridge over Jensen

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under the bridge at San Jack and Fannin

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Mother Dog Studios

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The Docks