Saturday, July 11, 2009


Tag My Bus

Need artists to tag my school bus. (Houston, downtown area)

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Date: 2009-07-10, 3:27PM CDT

Need artists that want to practice their art on my old school bus. Tag, tag and tag! 45 and Scott. Southbound side.
Contact me if interested.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Nasty Pictures: Twisted Film from Houston Artists

Saturday July 11, 2009

Free Film Night

Guest Curator Sean Morrissey Carroll

8pm @ Frenetic Theater
5102 Navigation Blvd.

Nasty Pictures
Twisted film from Houston artists

Disturbing, sexual, fanatic; there are great films being made today in Houston that smash morals and bash heads without breaking a sweat. Can you handle the heat of a Houston summer? Well, then you can handle the wilting intensity of these underground artists.

The Program

Travis Kerschen, Luz, 2007

Set in a spare Mexico City apartment, Luz is a tale of young love gone wrong and one woman's valiant effort to hold her mind together in face of crushing disappointment. Centered around a fanatic monologue by the film's fragile protagonist, flashback scenes of bliss and emotional violence are cut into an dialogue that veers from divine inspiration to delusional psycho-babble; all in the service of self-preservation. The tenuous resolution of Luz leaves the world on hold as the psychic space of one's convictions eclipses reality.

Julia Wallace performance and video, "What's Your Favorite Color?", 2009

The origins of Wallace's work rests with Carolee Schneeman and Lynda Benglis, feminist performance artists who eschewed the dominance of male ego by asserting their own will to power through juxtaposition of sexual roles. Today's post-feminist wave has been a caustic development for many first-generation feminist artists, but the seemingly contradictory nature of this generation's embrace of female equality and exploitation has easy antecedents in the contemporaries of Judy Chicago and Betty Friedan. Wallace is a member of the Performance Art Lab and the mind behind sexyATTACK.

main dish~
Skeez 181, Skeezer Stinkfist, 2005

Skeezer Stinkfist is a slice-of-life biopic centered around the residents of Studio 3 at the Commerce Street Artist Warehouse (CSAW) in 2005. Since disbanded, CSAW was a bustling hub of artistic activity for over 15 years before Skeez 181 and Maggie Batalino set off a chain of events that would exile the community. Featuring musical performances, humorous skits, graffiti art and inebriated behavior mostly filmed at 3 am, this personal film never meant for release is now a testament to the vigor and creativity of the world created at 2315 Commerce Street that will never be replicated. Skeezer features Color1, Political Bill, Rodney Elliot, the I love you, baby. art collective, Devo-One, Aztecan dancer Xavier Herrera, musician Mario Olvera and painter Aimee Jones.

red wine~
Sharad Patel, Heart of Mold, 2009

A raunchy and hilarious project completed with the collaboration of high school student Andrew Edison, Heart of Mold skewers horror movie clichés to the max. Patel has the polish to make it in LA and the wit to take New York; his litany short film projects have taught him the ropes and honed his skills for running a tight ship and making the best of any situation. His lighthearted romp in the infamous Pak's Food Store, Dance des Fanatiques de Bazarette, is a youtube sensation. Patel has been an A/V Swap and 48 Hour Film Festival participant, and has exhibited his films at South by Southwest and the Beverly Hills HiDef Film Festival.

Jenny Schlief, To The Lady Who Says Hush, 2007

A painter, curator, performance artist and gadfly who has enlivened the Houston artworld, Schlief has been one of the city's most tantalizing artistic exports. In 2007, Schlief's videos Mothers Milk and Shower Party nearly shut down the Wichita Museum of Art when Cherry Picked, an exhibit of contemporary art, caused the museum's board to threaten to pull funding over scandalous artworks. Schlief has exhibited extensively in Austin and Dallas, as well as being included in exhibits in San Antonio and Chicago. Recently welcoming her daughter Pearl into her family with poet Gene Morgan, Schlief has taken a little time off from making the rounds to concentrate on the finer things in life.

Nasty Pictures will also feature a preview of the upcoming film Too Much Cake,
a performance art exhibit and behavior experiment filmed in Austin at SXSW 2009

Running Man

Producer needed to manage the Houston 24 Hour Film Race 2009

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Date: 2009-07-09, 1:50AM CDT

Individual with strong organization and communication skills needed to promote, organize and run the Houston Film Race as part of the Film Racing Tour 2009. The Houston Film Race challenges participants to create short films in just 24 hours from August 21-22, 2009. The films are screened for the public a few days later at the River Oaks Theatre. For more information, visit

Duties will include (but are not limited to) securing a location for the filmmakers to drop off their films, spreading the word about the event to local filmmakers and running the 24 hour competition and screenings. Please send resume and a few paragraphs on why you would make a great producer. Thanks, we hope to put on a successful event with your help!

  • Compensation: $700USD + expenses + bonus

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Jeez... there's too much good stuff this summer

Screaming Orcs!
Octopus Families!
Super Hero Women!
Cursing Pixies!

To find out stop on by their new video installation “I love you to death”

3201 Allen Parkway, Houston, Texas 77019
July 9 – August 14, 2009
Opening Reception, 6:00pm-8:00pm, Thursday, July 9, 2009

Charles in Charge

via the Free Press, but relevant to all Montrose watchers, comes the introduction of the massive tome West Fest: Portrait of a Street Festival by Charles Tatum.

The book also serves as a calling to bring the festival back to its former glory. “I guess the thing I've noticed about West Fest since its incarnation as the Block Party is that it's not as wild as it was during the 90's when I went. No drag queens. Almost no guys walking around shirtless. No reptiles. What happened to all that?” The book can be previewed and bought online at for $94.95. Although the asking price may seem steep, 95% of it goes in to the printing of the actual book, and increased support of the book could lead to wider release. Maybe another small way to support the community and pay tribute to the past? “It's kind of like this: imagine I've taken all these cool photos and put them in a photo album. I give you the photo album to leaf through and you say you really like it. Then I tell you that you can keep the album. That's what this book is; it's a kind of neighborhood photo album covering a very special event.”

You Knew It Would Happen


please post & forward & come:

labotanica is seeking artwork for Neverland, an art happening in memory of Michael Jackson at El Rincon Social (Houston, Texas). Featuring live music, video art, visual art, dance, and performance art. Neverland is a DIY celebration of the fantastic---- sequined gloves, the moonwalk, bubbles, and soulfulness. The event is open to visual and performance artists working in all visual media and styles. If you are interested in performing send a paragraph description. To participate in the exhibition, artists must submit contact info & 1 digital image of the artwork (include title, dimensions, media, and year) by July 13th at: la [at] Selected artists will be notified by the 15th and will be responsible for hanging and de-installing works.

Neverland will take place on Friday, July 17th, 9pm- until at El Rincon Social, 3210 Preston, Houston, Texas 77003. Cover is $5, and attire is sparkly and fantastic inspired by Mr. Jackson. Music by Nectarine, DJ Shundrick, dance by Sweft Feet Dance Co. Take pictures at the Michael Jackson photo booth. Bring a blank t-shirt & make your own MJ stencil shirt. Shake it off at the dance-a-thon. Presented by labotanica and SPAMMO in collaboration with El Rincon Social, Objectif Magazine, & The Akire Group.

ayanna jolivet mccloud

skype: labotanicaskype


Seeking Artist needing Exercise

Artist studio for rent (downtown)

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Date: 2009-07-06, 12:09PM CDT

Have an art studio in downtown 2300 McKinney, 77003. Looking for another roommate. The studio is located on the 4th floor, but has no working elevators. It is about 2300 sq. foot.
We currently have three roommates but looking for a 4th, the space is big enough so everyone to works.

Rent is 200, 1st of every month. We will need first and last months rent.

Pls. only serious apps.

text 832-563-8759

Is That Pigs Painting or Painting on Pigs???

10 Houston artists showing new works at Big Star Bar,
this Saturday and Sunday, July 11th-12th.
Opening on Saturday, 8:00 - close.
BBQ on Sunday afternoon, starts at 4:00.
Come out and support local art, bring your friends, and share some drinks and food with us!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Nudity at Nine

Gallery 1724
1724 Bissonnet St.
(between Dunlavy and Woodhead)
Houston, Texas 77005
Lorrie Aslakson, William Bailey, Jess W. Coleman, Rafael Castañet, Brian Ford, Gena Haber, Byrne Jackson, Cam Lu, Fiona F. Maclean, Austin McClure, Annette K. Palmer and William Tone
The artists' models will be attending the opening reception
Saturday, July 11, 2009, 8-10pm
nude art models present champagne toast and introductions at 9pm
Gallery hours: 11am-6pm, Tues.-Saturday
through August 15
or open by appointment

Monday, July 6, 2009

Newer than the Newest

Whoopi, Cody Ledvina

Rudolph Projects ArtScan Gallery is pleased to present

One Must Be Absolutely Modern

Opening Thursday July 9, 6 - 8pm

Today, the world of sculpture is as vast as yo momma's poontang. Sculpture incorporates every form of artistic creativity. We are proud to offer a view of Houston artists working diversely in sculpture. Thematically there is no voice to unite the artists in the show. Rather, One Must be Absolutely Modern is a sampling of Houston itself: spread eagle, chaotic and absolutely modern.

artists include:

Lisa Marie Godfrey

Anne J. Regan

Cody Ledvina

Margarita Cabrera

Billy Cueto

Rene Cruz

Cory Wagner

Matt Wolff

Nicholas Meriwether

Brian English

Dennis Harper

Maria Guzman

Lily Cox-Richard

Exhibition on view through September 5, 2009

Rudolph Projects ArtScan Gallery

1836 Richmond Avenue Houston, TX 77098