In Trilogy, on view at the Contemporary Art Museum Houston through Nov. 26, 2023, Strafer provides a darkly humorous meditation on the human capacity for violence.
Photography has been ever present in the life of Ming Smith. A hobby of her father’s, cameras weren’t anything new when Smith picked one up, but the appeal was a slow burn.
In the work of Leslie Martinez, on view at the Blaffer Art Museum from through March 12, 2023, viewers tumble across landscapes as they explore the peaks and valleys of each piece unhindered by borders.
On view at the Contemporary Art Museum Houston from Oct. 28 through Feb. 26, 2023, If Revolution Is a Sickness centers around a video of the same name.
Reference to these machines is a common thread across the majority of David-Jeremiah: Early Career Survey, on view at HMAAC through Sept. 10, 2022.
First opened at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and on view at the Contemporary Art Museum Houston (CAMH) through Feb. 6, 2022, The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse is a survey of Southern art that shies away from nothing.
On Utopia, Galvanization, and Interstellar Travel: Cauleen Smith: We Already Have What We Need at CAMH
“My pathology is your profit,” a banner reads. Hanging from the rafters of the Contemporary Art Museum Houston’s main gallery, the silvery background glimmers as the text picks up the purplish hue of the light.
Since 2014, Houston has been host to a citywide takeover. For one week in April, the city itself is activated as a site for art, creativity, social consciousness, and dialogue as the CounterCurrent festival and its artists spread throughout the inner loop to hold a series of provocative performances.
For artists Nick Vaughan and Jake Margolin, putting up plaques and statues or writing books are still absolutely necessary, but still they see many opportunities to let queer folk “be super queer in how they honor and preserve these histories.”
Photography, as with many aspects of Western culture, comes loaded with a eurocentric canon that shapes the everyday perspective and expectations of the field.
Boone, gearing up for his solo exhibition at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, The Highway Hex (Nov. 9-Feb. 17), has concocted a body of work inspired in its way by both Leatherface and Stanley Kubrick.