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Awards

  • 2007 - First Amendment Awards/The Fort Worth Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, published May 18, 2006

    "Needling the Haystack"

  • 2007 - First Amendment Awards/The Fort Worth Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, published February 9, 2006

    "Shortchanged"

2004 Stories by Keith Plocek

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  • On Shaky Grounds

    published December 30, 2004

    The children running around in the schoolyard pay no mind to the solitary iron post in the large vacant lot nearby. They are more concerned with... More >>

  • Packrat Pack

    published December 30, 2004

    After years of gift exchanges, you've mastered the face, that look of "Wow, thanks, I've always wanted one of these." But just what was your... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published December 30, 2004

    "Arielle Masson" and "Gloria Kisch" Arielle Masson's paintings at New Gallery have a decidedly astral bent to them; their imagery... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published December 23, 2004

    "Arielle Masson" and "Gloria Kisch" Arielle Masson's paintings at New Gallery have a decidedly astral bent to them; their imagery... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published December 16, 2004

    "Hyper'real'ism: Fellowship Series VI" Bill Davenport has been making a lot of quirky trompe l'oeil paintings of late, but with Dark... More >>

  • Bombs Away

    published December 9, 2004

    Take one look at how the Texas sun bounces off this guy's reflective orange vest, and you can tell he gives two shits about the artistic value of... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published December 9, 2004

    "Hyper'real'ism: Fellowship Series VI" Bill Davenport has been making a lot of quirky trompe l'oeil paintings of late, but with Dark... More >>

  • Poster Child

    published December 2, 2004

    Most hippie art is so played out: blown glass, felt paintings, peace, love and all that. Bob with his blunts, Jimi with his ax, Jerry with his... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published December 2, 2004

    "Hyper'real'ism: Fellowship Series VI" Bill Davenport has been making a lot of quirky trompe l'oeil paintings of late, but with Dark... More >>

  • Free Lunch

    published November 25, 2004

    Patrick Lyons stands in the middle of a Dumpster, staring at a can of meat. "I don't know who eats this stuff," he says. He chucks the... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published November 25, 2004

    " 'Hot'* 'Hotter'** 'Hottest'*** : Important New Works from the Lockhart River Gang" The young artists on view at Booker-Lowe Gallery blend... More >>

  • Show of Flow

    published November 18, 2004

    "There was a bad storm, a big ship, and all kinds of people on the ship, I remember some of them got sick, they were kind of throwing up or... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published November 11, 2004

    "Al Souza" You may have seen Al Souza's puzzle paintings. But if you haven't, they're pretty much what they sound like: paintings made out... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published October 28, 2004

    Jessica Stockholder There's something about Jessica Stockholder's work that makes it instantly recognizable. With bright, broad strokes... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published October 21, 2004

    Jessica Stockholder There's something about Jessica Stockholder's work that makes it instantly recognizable. With bright, broad strokes... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published October 14, 2004

    Jessica Stockholder There's something about Jessica Stockholder's work that makes it instantly recognizable. With bright, broad strokes... More >>

  • The Route to Rote

    published October 7, 2004

    You've got to do your work all the time…The same kind of work, the same style, over and over again, so people recognize it and don't get... More >>

  • Sinus Headache

    published September 30, 2004

    There's nothing new about heckling bad movies. So when comedians Jerm Pollet, Owen Egerton and John Erler formed Mr. Sinus Theater... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published September 9, 2004

    "How Latitudes Become Forms: Art in a Global Age" Two women take turns pouring water over each other's heads as they sit talking. They're... More >>

  • This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    published September 2, 2004

    Thursday, September 2 The folks at Eastman Gallery don't screw around with semantics. The title of their latest... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published September 2, 2004

    "Darren Waterston: Chimera" Waterston's show presents an ambitious, site-specific wall work and several of his lush and gorgeously... More >>

  • Bad Deeds

    published August 26, 2004

    Flee the concrete heat -- this is the unspoken mantra of thousands of Houstonians who head down to Galveston every summer. Bill Friedrich is... More >>

  • This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    published August 26, 2004

    Thursday, August 26 Do you or any of yours have a story to share about the civil rights era? Head on over to... More >>

  • Go West

    published August 26, 2004

    A full-frontal nude scene of Colin Farrell was famously cut from the final version of A Home at the End of the World, writer Michael... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published August 26, 2004

    "Darren Waterston: Chimera" Waterston's show presents an ambitious, site-specific wall work and several of his lush and gorgeously... More >>

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