"La Cosa Nostra”

Saying something new about an iconic piece of art is nearly impossible, but Tierney Malone succeeds in the Godfather-inspired exhibit “La Cosa Nostra.” Malone, who’s been a serious fan of the first two parts of the saga for 20 years, began to pay attention to the signs — advertisements, real estate notices — present in integral scenes. It inspired the Houston-based artist to take examples of these subtle backdrops and bring them together as visually striking commentary on the epic story. In Reno, the side of a red Nevada-bound moving truck dominates the top two-thirds of one piece, and a portion of a commercial real-estate sign featuring the words “Future — SOLD” is laid ominously across the bottom. It’s a sharp assessment of the Corleone family’s situation at the end of part one. Malone says the show is about “the power we all have to see new things in things we think that we know.” 7 a.m. to midnight Mondays through Thursdays, 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. Fridays, 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. Saturdays, 3 p.m. to midnight Sundays. Through August 30. Khon’s, 2808 Milam. For information, call 713-523-7775 or visit www.khonsbar.com. Free.
July 30-Aug. 30, 2009
KEEP THE HOUSTON PRESS FREE... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Blake Whitaker
Contact: Blake Whitaker