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For people not involved or interested in Houston's art scene, Houston Chronicle critic Douglas Britt first drew attention with a 1,400-word screed telling PR people how to send pitches to him. Now, he's either desperate for attention or going off the deep end. In what is either a (very tedious) at ... More >>
When The Art Guys married a plant two years ago, they admittedly piggybacked off of the gay marriage debate as a tool for promotion. When The Art Guys commemorated their marriage to the plant this past weekend, the only thing piggybacked off of was the year-long drought. "Wouldn't it be great if i ... More >>
John Wood and Paul Harrison bring low-key absurdity to the CAMH.
"2010 is going to be the year of the meatball," my friend Jay Francis declared as I ate a warm and gooey meatball parmesan sandwich at Kojak's Deli on 18th Street. When I looked puzzled, he told me he had been noticing meatballs in all the glossy New York food magazines. So I Googled meatb ... More >>
You might be forgiven for thinking it was a big deal that Annise Parker won the mayor's race this weekend.That little episode was as nothing, in terms of loving column inches devoted to it, as the Houston Chronicle's announcement of its new team that will be covering Houston society ("such as it ... More >>
Among the annual must-see shows is Lawndale Art Center's "Retablo Exhibition." The show is winding down, with Saturday as its last day, so if you haven't seen it yet, get to it.Dozens of Texas artists re-interpreted the Mexican tradition of retablos or devotional paintings for the show. The arti ... More >>
Opera in the Heights is presenting its final performance of Il Tabarro and Pagliacci this Saturday. The shows, by Giacomo Puccini and Giuseppe Adami respectively, premiered in the 1890s but still have a heck of a punch. Houston Press arts writer D. L. Groover said of the shows, "Puccini and Leonc ... More >>
Hot on the heels of their recent marriage to a tree, The Art Guys (Jack Massing and Michael Galbreth) unveiled their new DVD last Thursday at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The two-DVD set, titled Home on the Range, features video works spanning 1984 - 2008, and the evening-length performa ... More >>
Michael Galbreth and Jack Massing screen their history
Inside the CAMH, the works of "No Zoning" lose their power.
The Art Car Museum boasts the Lone Stars best
The Galveston Arts Center, like a lot of places along The Strand, took a pretty big hit from Hurricane Ike.Four feet of floodwater destroyed artwork, the plumbing and a/c systems, and much of the walls. It'll take close to $850,000 to repair it all and bring modern art back to the island.It's a situ ... More >>
Michael Galbreth and Jack Massing celebrate 25 years together
Downtowns newest park opens today
Texas artists make retablos art
The Art Guys share 25 years of "drawings, proposals, failed schemes and pipe dreams"
The Art Guys look back over 25 years
A Deborah Colton Gallery exhibition plays with words
The Art Guys make works from real food -- and things get rank
Artists collaborate in the CAMH's "Amalgama"
Jack Massing of the Art Guys sports a new pair of kicks
"The Paper Sculpture Show" enlists gallerygoers in the creation of its art on exhibit
Buffalo Bayou skimmer boat
MFA exhibits shatter two things that America loves: Its myths and its marketing
Ant Farm explores the fine art of... waiting
Notes from the (corporate-sponsored) underground
When you believe in a place like Tony's, everything tastes better
Dear jaded consumer: These two Houston artists are now competing for your attention. They sell ads, they're making a vodka billboard, and their client list includes Budweiser and Target. They call it art, but what advertisers want to know is, will it work
The Art Guys prove naturals at acting dumb
Performance "art" invades the ladies club. The regulars are not amused.
The Art Guys' cute mockery -- and at the other extreme, West End's completely "Anonymous" show
Both a bang and a whimper? The CAM's long-awaited Texas show may burn bright, but it doesn't burn deep
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