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2006 Stories by Kelly Klaasmeyer

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  • Black Like Who?

    published April 20, 2006

    I thought David Levinthal was black. The invitation for his show at the Menil Collection, "Insistent Objects: David Levinthal's... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published April 20, 2006

    "Mariah Anne Johnson: How to Fold a Fitted Sheet" "How to Fold a Fitted Sheet" sounds like the topic of a circa-1953 home-ec lecture, but... More >>

  • Trees and Rocks

    published April 13, 2006

    Photographs of trees, leaves, rocks and dirt make up most of the work that's part of FotoFest 2006's central theme "The Earth." (The fest's... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published April 13, 2006

    "Artists Responding to Violence" FotoFest 2006 has not one but two themes: "The Earth" and "Artists Responding to Violence." The majority... More >>

  • A History of Violence

    published April 6, 2006

    Photojournalist Kevin Carter was born in South Africa in 1960, the year of the Sharpville Massacre, when the South African police opened fire on... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published April 6, 2006

    "Alex Katz" Alex Katz made his name with hard-edged, flattened portraits. But just shy of 80, the painter has loosened up considerably.... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published March 30, 2006

    "Girls' Night Out" This exhibition presents works by women who explore the concept of "girl." Group shows are notoriously uneven, and this... More >>

  • Glenn Close-Up

    published March 23, 2006

    Two boats, one blue and one orange, rest on the floor. From a video screen, we hear artist Glenn Ligon telling his therapist about making a... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published March 23, 2006

    "Alex Katz" Alex Katz made his name with hard-edged, flattened portraits. But just shy of 80, the painter has loosened up considerably.... More >>

  • Show Me Yours

    published March 16, 2006

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  • Capsule Reviews

    published March 16, 2006

    "Alex Katz" Alex Katz made his name with hard-edged, flattened portraits. But just shy of 80, the painter has loosened up considerably.... More >>

  • "Girls" Just Want to Have Fun?

    published March 9, 2006

    The word "girl" has regained currency - in certain contexts - as a term for grown women. "Girls' Night Out" at the Blaffer Galle... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published March 9, 2006

    "Alex Katz" Alex Katz made his name with hard-edged, flattened portraits. But just shy of 80, the painter has loosened up considerably.... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published March 2, 2006

    "Andrea Bowers: Letters to an Army of Three" For her installation at the Glassell School of Art, Andrea Bowers has constructed a video... More >>

  • Back to the Future

    published February 23, 2006

    With Samuel Alito in the Supreme Court, the future of the right to a safe and legal abortion seems more uncertain now than at any time since the... More >>

  • Go Ahead, Ask Him

    published February 16, 2006

    The Houston art scene has been in the midst of some '80s nostalgia, with three recent exhibitions of work by artists who came to prominence in... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published February 16, 2006

    "The Birth of a Nation -- Yo! Bum Rush the Show" Dawolu Jabari Anderson's new works at the Art League Houston use D.W. Griffith's... More >>

  • Doin' the Hustle

    published February 9, 2006

    Costumed as an eccentric artist, Julian Schnabel wore purple pajamas to the jam-packed opening of his exhibition "Amor Misericordioso" at... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published February 9, 2006

    "Round 23" For the latest round of installations at Project Row Houses, Michael Golden has hung hundreds (maybe thousands) of keys inside... More >>

  • Live Fast, Die Young, Leave Good-Looking Art

    published February 2, 2006

    Jean-Michel Basquiat burst onto the New York art scene at the beginning of the '80s, the decade of the overnight art star. These were the Reagan... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published February 2, 2006

    "Beth Secor: atavistically speaking" Beth Secor loves to tell stories, writing and delivering funny, poignant and autobiographical... More >>

  • Grave Matters

    published January 26, 2006

    You walk down a long hall and make a U-turn into a stark, brightly lit, empty white room. Inside, a man crouches in a corner. It's disconcerting,... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published January 26, 2006

    "Beth Secor: atavistically speaking" Beth Secor loves to tell stories, writing and delivering funny, poignant and autobiographical... More >>

  • Art Scavenger

    published January 19, 2006

    In a 1972 codicil to his will, John de Menil explained that his funeral requests didn't stem from vanity, as death would render him a "corpse for... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published January 19, 2006

    "Beth Secor: atavistically speaking" Beth Secor loves to tell stories, writing and delivering funny, poignant and autobiographical... More >>

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