Saturday, May 3, 2008
Friday, May 2, 2008
Does Houston arts district have a 'First Friday' art walk? (Austin, TX)
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Date: 2008-05-01, 11:16PM CDT
Yeah, so, did I dream that or something? Is there a 1st Friday type thing in Houston where all the galleries are open Friday night?
Thanks for your help- I'm looking for representation there in Houston and am making the drive there soon. Tomorrow, if this 1st Friday thing isn't just a figment of my imagination.
It is a figment of your imagination.
In case you missed out on the last show, here's one more chance to see the duo's work before it EXPLODES and covers your mom's face with pigment!
May 3 - June 2, 2008
Mackey Gallery (.com)
628 E. 11th St.
Houston, TX 77008
Celebrating their 25th anniversary this year, The Art Guys will present Nothing to It (An evening of itty bitty witty ditties), a retrospective of staged performances, some of which have not been seen in more than 12 years! Nothing to It will include "Wrap Music," a musical arrangement performed entirely on industrial strength wrapping material and "Inverted Karaoke," which features the duo singing songs karaoke-style while the audience is unable to hear the music. Additionally, The Art Guys will unveil new “world premieres never seen before by man nor beast” plus many more surprises throughout the evening - and as always, intentionally unrehearsed!
Saturday May 3 - 8:00 PM
Location: Lyndall Finley Wortham Theatre (University of Houston)
Admission: $10 For Seniors, Students & Children Under 12; $12.50 for others
Ticket sales and Information: 713-743-2929
(Entrance 16 off Cullen Blvd; free parking in Lot 16)
I know you only like FREE stuff so if you can't make it, at least check out THESE VIDEOS!
Looking for something to do tonight? Then try Hunting this building down for a good time:
FIVE SHOWS IN ONE!!!
BOX 13 Hosts UH student exhibitions
Friday, May 2, 7:30-10:30 pm
6700 Harrisburg (free parking on Cesar Chivas)
Sound in Motion: Culture & Technology
Très Puddle: UH Painting Blockheads
Beyond the expanded field...again: Advanced UH Sculpture Students
"800 Meters" a video installation by Kim Cook: Meditative Experiences
Yum Um: Ultimate Post Modern Party Bash
BOX 13 ArtSpace is an artist run nonprofit innovative environment for the creation and advancement of experimental contemporary art in Houston. BOX 13 artists create this environment through the offering of affordable workspaces for emerging and established artists, dedicating two interior spaces to the exhibtion of artistic explorations, a window gallery for installations and an outdoor performance exhibition space. BOX 13 promotes dialogue among artists and the art community on current trends affecting the arts.
We take in new residents as studio spaces open up on an ongoing basis. We review new member aplications as a group. We evaluate applicants both on their work and on their ability and attitude to participate within the BOX 13 community.
We are currently accepting applications for new members.
The founding members of BOX 13 are Elaine Bradford, Woody Golden, Michael Henderson, Young-Min Kang, Kathy Kelley, Teresa O'Connor, Whitney Riley and Mat Wolff.
BOX 13 is a nonprofit corporation and is currently seeking it's 501c3 status with the IRS.
Anyway, Hope to see you there!
Thursday, May 1, 2008
You may find yourself sexyATTACKed!!!
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
For Tyler Green, on the anniversary of the Bush 2 "Mission Accomplished" press conference, today seems like as good'a time as any to point out that postmodernism is dumb.
Baudrillard, Derrida and Foucault were stupid cunts. Lets try and learn from history instead. The simulacra? Stupid. Hyperreality? Idiot.
Pearls Before Swine, April 29, 2008
Tyler and his blog Modern Art Notes are asking for bloggers to submit their suggestions for artwork with an eye on history; contemporary thought as memory of war.
Mel Chin, The Shape of a Lie, 2005
Mel Chin, WMD, 2004-5
Robert A. Pruitt, Elegant Garveyite, 2006
Robert A. Pruitt, Sandinista, 2006
Mark Hesterlee, Abettor of the New Era, 2008
Mark Hesterlee, Total Nonstop Action, 2008
There are a lot of wars we shouldn't forget, and a lot of history that no one knows.
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
...by awarding Phillip Perez, aka ARTICLE, a spot in this year's finals? Perhaps his application was filled with paintings, but he is notorious in Houston for many other things.
oh brother... ARTICLE "Living Legend"
ARTICLE, rather than being a living legend, is known by graff crews as a turncoat who speaks to the cops. Pretty ironic that he sued HPD for arresting him at the Westheimer Block Party...
plus Part 3 and part 4
His setup had the facile caveat "Graff 101, This Class is on Characters, Examples"
Phillip is also known for an exchange with City Councilmember Sue Lovell at a MFAH symposium on graffiti, where Lovell tried to negotiate with ARTICLE as if he represented taggers in Houston. She "promised" to devote the city's Graffiti Removal budget ($2 million) to purchasing legal space for graff writers if they would, quote, "Stop".
Lovell went on to compare writers with dogs...
So his application must have spoken for itself, and his inclusion is no disrespect to Artadia, but I do think it is fucking funny if they have to eventually defend their 'artists' to community activists fighting graffiti in the city.
ARTICLE on Graffiti
Keijiro Suzuki sez:
Come to our “thing” and we promise not to tell you what love is.
We’ll let you tell us.
729 Studewood St
Thursday May 1st, 8-10 pm
The cultural terrain of Houston creates alienation. Forced to look for love in unconventional ways, one small group of misanthropic artists figured out the hard way after failed attempts to explain love by collecting stories, filling out surveys and even subjecting themselves to the horrors of online dating.
We've decided to scrap our conventional art project.
Instead, we created an interactive environment between experiment and experience.
Both love and life, it depicts a life where love is not lost. In short, we’re just throwing a “thing”.
A new program beginning May 13th targets tourists by bundling tickets to downtown attractions, do you think Screwston is in line with the other ten cities on their list?
5 tickets for $257 in and around LA
6 tickets for $74 in New York
$65 (US) in Toronto
$59 in Chicago
$54 in San Fran
$44 in Boston
Betcha Houston will be 30 bucks.
Monday, April 28, 2008
A new video about Houston street artist Give Up and his show up at Aerosol Warfare Gallery will be in rotation on Al Gore's current cable network. Overdesigned for the younger generation, current even has a time bar at the bottom of the screen like youtube. The face of the video short is Gonzo from AW, trying to claw references from horror and Texas pride to define the artist.
A local artist seeks an experienced craftsman to build and stretch a number of large canvases within the next two weeks. Pay is negotiable. Could lead to more of the same type of work on a more regular basis.
Please send an e-mail to: email@example.com if you are interested and describe your experience level as well as availability and hourly rate.
at One Allen
BBAP volunteers have been insta
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Before the final jury process was under way Hunting including her in the "finalists", but her work was not seen by jurors.
UPDATE: No word on who represents the "governing board" of Hunting Oil, but they did the axing of about 12 artists included as finalists.
Joan says: "I would be interested in hearing from other artists that got the boot and what kind of art theirs is... Hey, if Hills Synder is out there reading this, another current finalist, tell me [if] you actually did a framed painting? I am interested in knowing- you usually do sculpture.
Opposite of Peace, 2007
via Glasstire Shuffleboards