Texas Contemporary Art Fair

The Texas Contemporary Art Fair, despite what its title might suggest, is not limited to visual artists from the Lone Star State. More than 70 contemporary galleries as far away as Japan are offering innovative and progressive art from masters and emerging artists alike. Installations and public talks will also be part of the fair. ''These will provide unique opportunities for Texans and other visitors to see exciting new art and hear about vanguard ideas,'' says founding partner Max Fishko. ''And our dealers bring the best art from around the country, in all media.'' Other highlights include Dean Daderko from the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston speaking about LaToya Ruby Frazier's solo exhibition on view there. And one installation work — Tara Tucker's Bigfoot Loves Minicorn — is essentially a giant, soft sculpture of the big, hairy Sasquatch.

11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas. For information, call 212-518-6912 or visit txcontemporary.com. $20 to $35.
Oct. 11-12, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 13, 12-6 p.m., 2013

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Bob Ruggiero has been writing about music, books, visual arts and entertainment for the Houston Press since 1997, with an emphasis on classic rock. He used to have an incredible and luxurious mullet in college as well. He is the author of the band biography Slippin’ Out of Darkness: The Story of WAR.
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