8 days ago | Visual Arts
Caught. That was my first response when I walked into the exhibition “Affecting Presence and the Pursuit of Delicious Experiences,” which opened last week at The Menil Collection. Why hadn’t I done my homework? I knew I should have. I even had the...
15 days ago | Visual Arts
I begin by quoting a friend of mine quoting a friend of hers: “I hate museums. They’re a shopper’s hell. So many beautiful things and nothing to buy.” So if you’re a shopper, steel yourself — prepare for hell — as you enter the exhibition “Cr...
1 month ago | Visual Arts
Full disclosure: I ate their lunch, and so I’m guilty as charged if accused of biting the hand that fed me. Or maybe “snapping at” would be a better term, since I don’t expect to tear flesh or draw blood. Not that I even want to, you understand. T...
2 months ago | Visual Arts
Fly me to the moon / And let me play among the stars / Let me see what spring is like / On Jupiter and Mars Say the word “cosmic” and most Houstonians go all starry-eyed and outer-spacey. I guess that’s understandable for those of us living here i...
3 months ago | Visual Arts
Revolution was in the air and its leaders were not to be satisfied by anything less than total overthrow. No longer would pretty pictures of Hudson River landscapes be tolerated, nor even gritty views of decaying city tenements. Paintings in the n...
3 months ago | Longform
Who could have foreseen it? A young Buenos Aires-born, London-based artist who does pseudo-18th-century architectural drawings of fantasy ceramics factories, set amid faux-mechanical renderings of early manufacturing equipment, interspersed with r...