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Let Your Flowers Grow: Anthony Sonnenberg in Bloom at Conduit

About a year and a half ago, I spoke to Anthony Sonnenberg for Arts + Culture. He was in the midst of a residency at Houston’s Lawndale Art Center, preparing for a whirlwind of exhibitions. What I was most curious about that time (in advance of his upcoming solo at Conduit Gallery in Dallas) was whether he’d taken some time to stop and smell the proverbial roses. ...

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....
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Casey Gregory is a writer and artist based in Houston.