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Empathy as an Ultimatum at Project Row Houses

My recent visit to Project Row Houses’s 46th round of exhibitions, Black Women Artists for Black Lives Matter at Project Row Houses, on view March 25 through June 4, introduced me to a new way to consider empathy: As an ultimatum....

Music and Printmaking Merge in Son Jarocho Style: Alec Dempster at MECA

In the front hallway of the 6th Ward’s MECA building, you can scan a QR code and hear the creaky strains of an old violin from the Veracruz region of Mexico. Another digital scan of a jumbled-looking square produces a complex tapestry of rapidly overlapping strings known as El Siquisiri. The style of music is known as Son Jarocho, and it is a blend of “musical and dance tradition from the Sotavento, the southern regions of Mexico’s Veracruz state.”...

Pushing Painting: Blake Rayne at Blaffer

Blake Rayne’s Cabin of the Accused, on view at Blaffer Art Museum through March 18, 2017, is a survey of works that “rearticulate specific elements, organizational attitudes, and pictorial procedures” in the artist’s oeuvre....

Painting As She Goes: Marcelyn McNeil’s New Works at Conduit Gallery

“I’m not a sarcastic painter,” Marcelyn McNeil tells me near the end of our conversation in her east Houston live/work space. She has just finished explaining the title of her upcoming solo effort at Dallas’ Conduit Gallery. Love and Theft, on view Sept. 10-Oct. 15, is a nod to her commitment to the old-school practice of painting and an acknowledgment of the constant appropriation and regeneration of formal abstraction in today’s teeming art world. ...
casey gregory

casey gregory

Casey Gregory is a writer and artist based in Houston.