Planned Parenthood protest draws comments from readers.
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 >>
There are three art exhibits vying for your attention this weekend, and each of them is worth a visit. First is "Perspectives 167: Jason Villegas" at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, which closes November 1. A University of Houston graduate, Villegas is living in Brooklyn while he attends grad ... More >>
Art by Jesse LottThe must-see shows Jesse Lott: "The Urban Frontier" and Javier de Villota: "DeHumanization Echo" close this Sunday at the Station Museum of Contemporary Art. Lott and de Villota, both based in Houston, share not so much a style as a purpose -- to express a belief in humanism.Lott's ... More >>
Rachel Hecker creates larger-than-life art from her daily life's ephemera.
Texas artists examine the 2008 race for the presidency at the Deborah Colton Gallery
People have been wondering what’s going on over at Finesilver Gallery for some time. Its last exhibition was supposed to end in April but was never taken down. Director Eleanor Williams (disclosure: a friend of Hair Balls) left the gallery in May, and no one was hired to take her place. Then, last ... More >>
Trying to figure out how you’re going to eat until your next paycheck arrives? Us too. Here’s a snippet from a Wall Street Journal article that’s sure to make you feel better: “In a collision of the art boom, the wealth boom and the Baby Einstein approach to parenting, galleries and auction ... More >>
When the spectacular “The Quilts of Gee’s Bend” show came to the MFAH in 2002, Kelly Klaasmeyer reviewed it, starting off her piece by describing a denim-and-olive-green quilt made by Loretta Pettway, one of 45 African-American female artists from Gee’s Bend, Alabama whose work was on displa ... More >>
A spectacular kimono is hidden from sight at Vine Street Studios
Press art critic Kelly Klaasmeyer called Katrina Moorhead’s Moon Huge and Low and Does Not Leave “impressive and magical.” Said to look like an illuminated piece of polar ice, the thing is made with basic materials you could find at Home Depot. Tomorrow at noon, Moorhead will be at the Blaffer ... More >>
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Rachel Ranta studies ordinary objects and shows us how to look at the world
"Big as Texas" show emphasizes the state's free-wheeling ideas about art
Rockin' On, A Stark Affair, Wrong War?
Rebecca Holland transforms materials to better understand our place in the world
What a Circus!, Border Nazis?, Maxine's Postmortem
Full-time Friendly, In the Hood, Humanitiy's Teacher
Mel Ziegler's provocative installations suggest it's time to bury marketing-driven museums
Winter Street Art Center focuses on photo-based art
At Lawndale's "Big Show," the artists get lost in the "grid"