Saturday, August 16, 2008

"it would be a sin not to see it"

Regina Jose Galindo, Lucha y Hasta Ver

So says Beth Secor about Neo-Hoodoo at the Menil.

Click HERE for several descriptions of items.

hell, i'll throw my own up against that

Where the news fails

Photo heavy VICE fashion/culture blog takes a step past Olympic coverage for photos uploaded to websites by Russian soldiers. Brutal.

Que Quieren?


survey results...

Does Houston's Art Scene...

Woah. Somehow I contracted my survey out to Albert Hoffman.
Enjoy the world of 156%

Need an Influx of Creatives?

Kick Ass?



Seem Out of Touch?

Exceed Expectations?

Have Major Infighting?

Get Along Swimmingly?

Seem Crowded?

Why do pictures of Houston always have the freeway in the foreground?

Friday, August 15, 2008

What Did You Do Today?

We made a film.

August 18

Premiere at the A/V Swap: Houston/New York
Angelika Theater Downtown
Thursday, August 21st
7 pm

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Man on Wire opens at the River Oaks Three this Friday.

Click HERE for more

ps- be happy for Houston, they're pissed in San Antone

Dog Days of Summer

Opening August 29th at Aerosol Warfare
Friday, 7 to 11pm
2110 Jefferson (@ Hutchins)
Suite 113
EDO Houston, TX 77003

Iconoclastically Yours

For the last 4 years, local street artist DUAL has tore up Houston, Texas. His love for creation and destruction is an itch he can't shake. Through a variety of methodologies- from paint and canvas to ink and silkscreen and mouse and monitor- DUAL is an art addict with a mission. His street installations employ guerrilla war tactics, but they are personal "urban beautification projects".

New work and projects are always posted at DUALSTREETS

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The Parasitic Head sez:

Next Week in Houston: Stephan and Mary!

Transcendental Smoothie
Lawndale Arts Center
August 22 – September 27, 2008
Opening Reception Friday, August 22, 2008, 6:30-8:30 PM
Artist talks at 6:00 PM

via The Parasitic Head

Sunday in the Park

join us monthly to create, design, learn, imagine, bitch about shit and sleep in the grass.

Let all your friends know where you'll be on Sunday August 24th!

For more information or if you have any questions, suggestions or comments please contact artdayhouston@yahoo. com

Lightbulb ExchangeAganza

Can you feel the excitement?

via Performance Art Lab

If You Can't Get There One Way...

... Get there another! Phillip Perez might not have won the Artadia award this year, but he did just collect $20,000 from the City of Houston to settle a wrongful arrest lawsuit stemming from an unpleasant incident at the Westheimer Block Party.

the beginning of the mess

The worst part for the city is that Perez aka ARTICLE had been working with their Graffiti Task force- according to a Chron article- "to paint anti-smoking murals in the city and to educate law enforcement about graffiti."

They basically busted their own informant and the ACLU bit them in the ass.

"let me have proof of your existence"

"Mr. Perez is very happy," said Randall Kallinen, his attorney. "This shows that people will not stand for being illegally arrested. Mr. Perez stood up for his rights."

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Drunk Dorks

MH sez:

Every Day is Drink Day
No, its on Thursday, August 13th
Come enjoy cheap drinks shaken and stirred by our very own Kerry Paine! All tips will help fund this year’s A/V Swap event.
It will be at the River Oaks Theater from 5-9pm so come and bring all your friends!


LandmarkRiver Oaks Theater
2009 West Gray
Houston, TX 77019
(713) 866-8881

The A/V Swap is coming next Friday, August 21st!

Big Ass Bronze

Reply to:
Date: 2008-08-09, 12:00PM CDT

I offer a life-size bronze sculpture of the Texas Longhorn. This original sculpture measures approximately 6' H x 9' L with a 7' horn spread. Horn style choices are available as well as personalized branding. Contact me for references, other examples of my work and answers to questions you may have.

Well, it sure as fuck is big.
Would you buy a cow from this crazy guy?

Now That's Just Stupid

Johann Boudreaux talks like an artist. He says things like "this was concept driven," and "you're thinking outside the box when you look at it". Unfortunately Boudreaux is talking about his cardboard chair, a concept clearly covered thirty years ago by Frank Gehry.

Community News

Fox 13

Boudreaux's "artistic statement"

Gehry's original (so much better designed!)

well, at least JB was a cute kid
(via facebook)

Tha Trillest

Handstamp at the Chron with all the cats and kittens at the Ozone Awards
(Southern Hip-hop Awards)

David Banner took home the inaugural Pimp C trillest artist award, designated for a performer who has "expressed personal views and been outspoken about controversial topics in and outside of music."

...true to form, he let his views be known on the current state of presidential politics.

Banner said backstage; "Black people -- chill out on Obama for a second... Obama is trying to be the president of the United States, not the president of black people. Allow the man to run what he's doing and run his course and get in the office."

Oh yeah. Mike Jones got sucker punched by Trae too.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Bookstop and the 13,000 Feet


Will Bookstop be torn down? Swamplot starts restarts the rumors.

I worked there for about three years, and I imagine it is as sleepy today as ever. I was a really bad employee.

I would imagine any wrecking balls will have a tough time getting traction... All the lawyer heavies come in, and the River Oaks high schoolers (the girls always have black eyes and bandages from nosejobs each August) with their AmEx parents.

The building is the oldest remaining theater in Houston, and the crazy colors and murals are from a short-lived Italian Seafood restaurant that operated there in the 80s. Sometimes people would come in and say they saw The Empire Strikes Back there- I bet it was the last film ever shown in the theater.

p.s.- it has been on the endangered list for over a year.

Rumor Mill In August


Is Jim Pirtle bringing the flavor of Notsuoh, his antiquated and ramshackle calling card in the heart of downtown Houston, to tony Chelsea for a show?

Rumor is that the upstairs will be crated and shipped- along with some of the hard-drinkin' regulars- to New York for a gallery show curated by Jack Massing and Michael Galbreth at CUE Art Foundation!

Notsuoh = Houston spelled backwards

Obama Artworld

Shepherd Fairley? Thanks Glasstire.

Apparently some people have never heard of OBEY.

Moving on, all that noise about Obama and the artworld is gaining some traction in print- check out THIS article from the San Francisco Chronicle.

There is enough Barack artwork out there to fill a blog for three months, and it'll only get bigger over the next three. Check out The Obama Art Report- and if you have a moment, read Obama's Plan for the Arts.

McCain's art clout is for shit.

Frenetic Fringe Festival - Oodles of Nonsense

sahra - a short by FrenetiCore dance theater from freneticore.

Trisha Brown lookin' dancy dance

Freneticore SITE

August Exhibition from the Post-Apocalyptic Film Research Center of Houston

Friday, August 29
Domy Books

1709 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77098
830 - Midnight, FREE ADMISSION