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The Found Treasures of Beachcombing

Beachcomber art from High Island to the Brazos River makes for a fascinating display with intriguing back stories.

Davenport's exhibition and driftwood event were refreshingly sincere. There is a lot of art out there right now that seeks to involve the public, (see "Social Practice," "Relational Aesthetics" et al) but often the people involved are unwitting dupes or merely tools to execute the artist's vision. When the work is ultimately about the artist rather than the people involved, the results can be patronizing and exploitive.

What became an owl bank was "rescued" after a storm.
Photo courtesy of Galveston Artist Residency
What became an owl bank was "rescued" after a storm.

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Galveston Artist Residency

2521 Ship Mechanic Row St.
Galveston, TX 77550

Category: Art Galleries

Region: Galveston

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"All Time Finds: The Best of the Beaches"

Through May 25 at the Galveston Artist Residency, 2521 Ships Mechanic Row, Galveston, 409-974-4446.

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"The Best of the Beaches" is an intriguing and generous show all around. All sorts of people are sharing what they found and unlike some of the "Social Practice" art out there, Davenport devised his project so that it highlights the participants and their stories and creativity.

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