Laura August, PhD, is a writer and curator who works in Guatemala City and Houston. She was a CORE Critic-in-Residence at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and is a recipient of The Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant for her writing in Central America. In 2018, she co-curated the Paiz Biennial and received an IDEA Fund grant for her project Mud & Blue. In 2019, she is a recipient of the Houston Arts Alliance Support for Artists and Creative Individuals Grant for a collection of interviews with Houston artists.
“I’ve tried to make an intentional shift in the work in the past few years,” Marcelyn McNeil tells me, recently. When we talk, her exhibition of new paintings, Slow Eddy, is about to open at Conduit Gallery (Oct. 19-Nov. 23).