Making art can be pretty lonely -- just you, your raw materials and your amorphous ideas. That isolation may be one reason artists collaborate with one another. Collaborating means you get to access other people's opinions, ideas and skill sets; it can allow several artists to accomplish things and explore ideas one artist alone can't. Houston is home to several generations of collaborators. Manual (Suzanne Bloom and Ed Hill) are conceptual artists and pioneers in digital photography, a medium that doesn't betray whose hand did what. The Art Guys (Michael Galbreth and Jack Massing) play off each other to create witty and absurd performances, installations and objects. Jon Fisher and Jeff Shore, two younger, lesser-known collaborators on the scene, combine Shore's sculptural work with Fisher's abilities as a composer to create interactive objects... More >>>