If youve ever longed for a simple, straightforward exhibit of contemporary art, it doesnt 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 thats that. Like the white paintings of Robert Ryman, currently on view at the Menil Collection, at first glance it would be easy to dismiss Marionis 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