9 days ago | Visual Arts
By now can there be even a single Picasso fart that has not been recorded and religiously researched for its artistic implications — perhaps even taken as the basis of a doctoral dissertation? Since everything about him seems to have the odor of g...
1 month ago | Pop Culture
The sun sets slowly into the Pacific. Gorgeous pink and orange deepen to lush purple and black. Diagonals from upper left to lower right emphasize the sinking sun and the deepening color. An unsexed voice – that of the singer Nico – drones a mesme...
3 months ago | Visual Arts
When it comes to art, it’s easy to get lost in terminology, especially art that’s new to you. I know because I did that as I tried to understand “As Essential as Dreams: Self-Taught Art from the Collection of Stephanie and John Smither,” an exhibi...
5 months ago | Museums
It’s enough to make even a butch guy like me want to put on a dress — one of those voluminous, flowing ones with miles of satin and silk, ribbons and lace — and waltz till dawn in the flicker of candlelight. This is all pure fantasy, of course. I’...
7 months ago | Visual Arts
Ignorance may not really be bliss, but it can sometimes take you to it. When I walked into the exhibition “William N. Copley: The World According to CPLY,” at The Menil Collection, curated by Toby Kamps, curator of modern and contemporary art, I w...
7 months ago | Museums
OMG, cars in the art museum. Did someone take a wrong turn on Bissonnet? Have the Philistines turned our august Museum of Fine Arts, Houston into a parking lot? Over the years we’ve had pharaohs and monsters, Star Wars and baseball, so I suppose t...