Monday, February 16, 2009

Britt Tears Up Schulze

...and with good reason! I concur.

Character assassination masquerading as a review

I don't think for a minute that art made in response to a tragedy should be given a pass from criticism because of the artist's good intentions. But Troy Schulze's attack in the Houston Press on Paul Villinski's Emergency Response Studio (on view at Rice Gallery through March 1) is bizarrely unique in that it finds no fault with what Villinski actually made -- a post-Hurricane Katrina FEMA-style trailer converted to a solar-powered mobile artist's studio -- but serves up one assault after another on Villinski's motives.

Emergency Response Studio.jpg



Vanessa Tanith VanAlstyne said...

now this is a real artist: