Best Hipness Quotient (2003)

Mixture Contemporary Art

If you've been feeling a bit quadrilaterally sharp-angled and clueless lately, go to an opening at Mixture. Between the art (on the walls and elsewhere), by some of the hippest young talent in Houston, L.A., Chi-town and New York, and the youngish hipsters meandering about sipping wine, you'll soon be feeling rounded off and filled in. Under director Lisa Cooley and proprietor Dan Fergus, Mixture is transforming itself into a commercial galley-cum-cultural center ("It's a furniture polish and a desert topping!"), expanding its purview to include performance art and film programs in the courtyard tucked behind the gallery. This place is so hip, we're surprised they let us hang out there.


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