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  • Pro-Choice Punch

    published January 5, 2006

    Los Angeles-based artist Andrea Bowers's installation at the MFAH's Glassell School of Art takes on abortion rights in a way no Lifetime movie... More >>

  • That's Just Silly

    published January 12, 2006

    "Everyone's born an artist," says Jacob Calle, artist, amateur stuntman and curator of a new gallery show called "We Pretend to Communicate... More >>

  • Piss, Sex and Swirlies

    published January 19, 2006

    Twenty-two-year-old artist Jacob Calle has a little social-disruption experiment he calls simply Scavenger Hunt. "Friendswood kids were... More >>

  • Chin Up

    published January 19, 2006

    If you were a fan of TV's Melrose Place, you may be familiar with the work of Houston-born artist Mel Chin without knowing it. Chin... More >>

  • Better Living Through Silicone

    published January 19, 2006

    More than ever, our culture seems obsessed with doomsday scenarios. Natural disasters, terrorism, pandemics and ham-fisted religious zealotry have... More >>

  • It's "Anarchy" at the Meridian

    published January 26, 2006

    Lately, as it seems rock music has reached its creative zenith and is now whizzing endlessly in a postmodern spin cycle, revolutionary bands are... More >>

  • All's Fairey

    published February 9, 2006

    You've probably seen the stickers and the posters plastered on public property: a sad-looking face with deep-sunken eyes and the word "Obey." You... More >>

  • Get the Picture

    published March 9, 2006

    Every other year, a tsunami of imagery deluges Houston. For 20 years now, FotoFest has been a highly anticipated event that has citywide impact.... More >>

  • Racist or Roadshow?

    published March 30, 2006

    They pop up occasionally on PBS's Antiques Roadshow: little figurines and toys that someone dug out of an attic. The objects depict... More >>

  • This Bunny's Hoppin'

    published April 13, 2006

    Nothing speaks to the miracle of the risen Christ like a dude in drag. The gay Easter extravaganza continues with the annual "Bunnies on the... More >>

  • Move Over, Sundance

    published April 20, 2006

    In its promotional materials, WorldFest Houston claims to be "the oldest independent film festival in the world and the third oldest film... More >>

  • The Nature of Art

    published May 4, 2006

    The manipulation of nature is a central theme in the artwork of Maria Fernanda Cardoso. In 2000, she brought the Cardoso Flea Circus... More >>

  • What's News

    published May 4, 2006

    Put together with the idea that the featured artwork is exceptionally "current," Space 125 Gallery's exhibit "Ripped from the Pages"... More >>

  • Bring the Cheetos

    published May 11, 2006

    Houston-based graphic artist David Chien uses mixed media to create lighthearted, nonthreatening pop art. His murals, made by layering... More >>

  • Ultra Cool

    published May 11, 2006

    Perhaps in response to the recent doom-and-gloom-themed FotoFest, or maybe just in celebration of spring, Deborah Colton Gallery has put together... More >>

  • How About Them Apples?

    published May 25, 2006

    After graduating from Princeton in 1958, 22-year-old Frank Stella moved into a cramped apartment in New York's SoHo district. Jackson Pollock,... More >>

  • Face Time

    published May 25, 2006

    We get them in the mail every week: little blue cards displaying the faces of lost children. But do we ever really look at them? If you... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published September 28, 2006

    "Collect Them All! Soft Brown Narratives" Very rarely has Barbie been used well in art, but Lauren Kelley pulls it off. This exhibition... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published September 14, 2006

    "CraftHouston 2006" This biennial exhibit, which saw its inception in 2002, should really be named "CraftTexas," since the artists... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published September 7, 2006

    "Courbet and the Modern Landscape" Realist painter Gustave Courbet (1819-1877) is widely considered the forerunner of the impressionists... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published August 31, 2006

    "Daniel Kayne: Urban-Mix" Walking into Deborah Colton Gallery, one is immediately struck by Daniel Kayne's large mixed-media prints, some... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published August 24, 2006

    "The Big Show" Group shows are almost always problematic -- uneven, schizophrenic, overloaded with information -- and Lawndale Art Center's... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published August 17, 2006

    "The Big Show" Groups shows are almost always problematic -- uneven, schizophrenic, overloaded with information -- and Lawndale Art... More >>

  • Twin Peaks

    published August 17, 2006

    A work of visual art naturally possesses a mystery. Most likely, you weren't there when the artist created it, and depending on the artist, the... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published August 10, 2006

    "Courbet and the Modern Landscape" Realist painter Gustave Courbet (1819-1877) is widely considered the forerunner of the impressionists... More >>

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