Kamps feels theres an artistic energy thats distinctively Texan, and in his eight months living in Houston, hes felt it. Its an amazing mixture of really cosmopolitan and really down-home, says Kamps. Its very fertile soil for good art. You can get a pickup truck and a decent studio and do your thing. And maybe theres something about the larger-than-life Texan mythology that breeds independent go-getters. Theres a great tolerance of characters and eccentrics and individuals. An artist is an entrepreneur, and if nothing else, Texas gets that.
Aug. 18-Oct. 21, 2007