Saturday, December 22, 2007
Friday, December 21, 2007
"Houston-based artist Trenton Doyle Hancock has received the 2007 Joyce Alexander Wein Artist Prize, a $50,000 award given out by New York’s Studio Museum in Harlem. Founded last year -- the first went to Lorna Simpson -- by Newport Jazz Festival founder George Wein, the prize honors the artistic achievements of an African-American artist who demonstrates innovation, promise and creativity. Hancock is represented by James Cohan Gallery." Link to Artnet article HERE.
"It is not hard to see why the Bush cronies would make it a prime target for attack."
The assumptive tone and illogical relationship between the art exhibit, the university's history and recent embezzlement issues make it a horrible article, but it expresses a worldview that is held by many people.
last bit via wiki
The Houston Chronicle has not published an arts article in two weeks. Expect less in the future.
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Thursday, December 20, 2007
For a political tongue-lashing and an emotive tour of Houston's best museums, check out THIS article from Down Under newspaper The Age!
"If you have tears, prepare to shed them now."
"Remember, all this happens in Houston — George Bush's domestic Green Zone." Go fuck yourself Patrick McCaughey! Bush ain't safe from attack in Houston...
The upstart punks at White Light Underground have just three months under their belt, but with user-generated content they won't need to break their backs keeping up with their site.
Christine posted a great video made by Frank Rose walking around the Artcrawl with Kara Duval; FF to 3:00 to see Elaine Bradford and 5:40 for Kathy Kelley!
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Titus O'Brien takes a swing at Maggi Battalino on glasstire HERE.
American Wandering Club
Art Event @ the Silo for New Year's Eve
participants and happenings under wraps...
be prepared for flames in a reproduction of the first Happening in Paris
free beer for all... how are they gonna ask at the door if you're an artist?
"Sorry sir, but that painting you have sucks. You're not an artist. Please pay for your beer."
Wednesday, December 19th, 2007 at 6:30pm
Winter Street Studios, 2101 Winter Street, Houston, Texas
This month BBAP & Spacetaker, in conjunction with Winter Street Studios, present Brian Piana and YET Torres in the December edition of The Artist Saloon.
Every third Wednesday of the month, the salon and the saloon meet. Two or three artists present creative dialogues about their work. The evening is designed for artists and drinkers.
Let's introduce artists to each other to encourage conversation and cross-disciplinary pollination between artists.
Cross-disciplinary pollination... sounds like interspecies sex... a sculpture bee pollinates the pistil of a performance artist with the germinating pollen of a drunken painter he rubbed up against last night...
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Haha! Artshouston Editor Frank Rose has been named in a lawsuit by the CCC alleging defamation over statements in a youtube video documenting the plight of residents of the Ponca Reservation. Go Frank! Fight the (Taiwanese manufacturing company) Man!
Ponca City News
Monday, December 17, 2007
Jack Massing of the Art Guys will speak at Notsuoh
on Wednesday, December 19th 2007
click the link HERE for Art Guys and techno in Times Square
"Jack will speak and possibly grunt about art and spirituality
...at 730 on Wed dec 19...
it should be fun and informative...
it is notsuoh's salon night and this month's topic is philosophy and religion...
"our speaker on Zorastrianism has the flu so Jack is our back up...
i don't think Jack Knows shit about ancient persian religions
but it was the best i could come up with on short notice
here's a couple of link for waxing on about history and checking out old pics...
Larry Evans : Chronicle file
Overrun With The Odor of Impending Doom
God Only Knows What I'd Be Without You
Kill ’Em All
Love Them That Hate You
Long Live Nothing
Death Like Sentence
Signs in Los Angeles Restaurant 10/14/2007
"Perry, I'm breaking up with you."