Saying something new about an iconic piece of art is nearly impossible, but Tierney Malone succeeds in the Godfather-inspired exhibit La Cosa Nostra. Malone, whos been a serious fan of the first two parts of the saga for 20 years, began to pay attention to the signs advertisements, real estate notices present in integral scenes. It inspired the Houston-based artist to take examples of these subtle backdrops and bring them together as visually striking commentary on the epic story. In Reno, the side of a red Nevada-bound moving truck dominates the top two-thirds of one piece, and a portion of a commercial real-estate sign featuring the words Future SOLD is laid ominously across the bottom. Its a sharp assessment of the Corleone familys situation at the end of part one. Malone says the show is about the power we all have to see new things in things we think that we know. 7 a.m. to midnight Mondays through Thursdays, 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. Fridays, 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. Saturdays, 3 p.m. to midnight Sundays. Through August 30. Khons, 2808 Milam. For information, call 713-523-7775 or visit www.khonsbar.com. Free.
July 30-Aug. 30, 2009