“Liquid Light” exhibit by Joseph Marioni

Go to the Menil, then Wade Wilson art

If you’ve ever longed for a simple, straightforward exhibit of contemporary art, it doesn’t get any plainer than the current show at Wade Wilson Art. “Liquid Light” is described as an exhibition of three large-scale, yellow-based paintings by Joseph Marioni. And that’s that. Like the white paintings of Robert Ryman, currently on view at the Menil Collection, at first glance it would be easy to dismiss Marioni’s works as worn-out theoretical statements, precious minimalist refinements. Shockingly, though, the monochrome paintings possess an interesting kind of power — like a weary, exhausted Rothko. In fact, “Liquid Light” would make for an appealing destination after a visit to the Menil. 4411 Montrose. Through January 5, 2008. For information, call 713-521-2977 or visit www.wade-wilson-art.com. Free.
Tuesdays-Saturdays. Starts: Nov. 16. Continues through Jan. 5, 2007
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