Motion Redux: Tad Beck at FotoFest’s International Discoveries VI
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Motion Redux: Tad Beck at FotoFest’s International Discoveries VI

When Vinod Hopson of FotoFest suggested that I check out the work of Tad Beck,…

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Called to Archive: Studio One in Houston
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Called to Archive: Studio One in Houston

Share an article, pin an image, save a post, link a story. The immediacy of…

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Redefining Modern: McNay Director Rich Aste on Breaking Down Walls——Literally and Figuratively
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Redefining Modern: McNay Director Rich Aste on Breaking Down Walls——Literally and Figuratively

Before joining San Antonio’s McNay Art Museum as its third director in September, Rich Aste…

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

Leaving a Mark: PrintAustin Deconstructs Diverse Art Form in 4th Citywide Festival
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Leaving a Mark: PrintAustin Deconstructs Diverse Art Form in 4th Citywide Festival

Austin is a capital of printmaking with many different components. Using several venues to host…

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Honoring Texas Artists: The Texas Medal of Arts Awards come to Austin
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Honoring Texas Artists: The Texas Medal of Arts Awards come to Austin

You may be hard-pressed to explain what ZZ Top, Eva Longoria, Willie Nelson and Walter…

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Balance in the Fog of Memory: Angel Otero at CAMH
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Balance in the Fog of Memory: Angel Otero at CAMH

Angel Otero: Everything and Nothing, on view at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston through March…

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Fantastic Spaces: Where Will a Former Architect Take the DMA?
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Fantastic Spaces: Where Will a Former Architect Take the DMA?

Given the centrality of immigration to the 2016 election and Texas’s status as a red…

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Houston Voices: Local Impact at PRH
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Houston Voices: Local Impact at PRH

Round 45: Local Impact at Project Row Houses through Feb. 12, includes artists Regina Agu,…

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Modern Spanish Art From The Asociación Colección Arte Contemporáneo at The Meadows Museum
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Modern Spanish Art From The Asociación Colección Arte Contemporáneo at The Meadows Museum

An exhibition on the development of modern art in Spain from 1915-1957 recently landed at…

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A Remarkable Career: The Single-Minded Clarity of Floyd Newsum
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A Remarkable Career: The Single-Minded Clarity of Floyd Newsum

“It’s always been my dream to be a full-time artist.” I spoke to Floyd Newsum…

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Pushing Painting: Blake Rayne at Blaffer
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Pushing Painting: Blake Rayne at Blaffer

Blake Rayne’s Cabin of the Accused, on view at Blaffer Art Museum through March 18,…

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Nothing Is What it Seems: Monika Sosnowska at the Austin Contemporary
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Nothing Is What it Seems: Monika Sosnowska at the Austin Contemporary

In Warsaw, Monika Sosnowska lives across the street from a forest that was once a…

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Let the River Run: The Trinity River Project at Liliana Bloch Gallery
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Let the River Run: The Trinity River Project at Liliana Bloch Gallery

Dallas has a complicated relationship with its river. At various points in a century and…

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SHOW UP: Lily Cox-Richard
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SHOW UP: Lily Cox-Richard

“I'm trying to shake up my practice,” Lily Cox-Richard says, as we stand in her…

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Art Outdoors: A Guide to Texas Sculpture Gardens
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Art Outdoors: A Guide to Texas Sculpture Gardens

This fall, art loving Texans have the perfect opportunity to venture outside of museum walls…

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Midcentury Sampler: <em>Abstract Texas</em> at the Amon Carter
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Midcentury Sampler: Abstract Texas at the Amon Carter

Six paintings by as many artists comprise Abstract Texas: Midcentury Modern Painting, which remains on…

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Lifelong Linearity: Picasso at the Menil
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Lifelong Linearity: Picasso at the Menil

The ghost of 19th-century French Neoclassical artist Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres casts a long shadow over the…

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The Becomer: Early Monet at the Kimbell
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The Becomer: Early Monet at the Kimbell

Monet: The Early Years at the Kimbell Art Museum kicks off with a startling contrast…

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Breaking the Hierarchy:  KAWS at the Modern
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Breaking the Hierarchy: KAWS at the Modern

Brian Donnelly—better known as KAWS—has created art that is lowbrow, highbrow, commercial, and fine.

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Lines, Lots of Lines: Degas at the MFAH
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Lines, Lots of Lines: Degas at the MFAH

Degas: A New Vision will end its only U.S. presentation at the Museum of Fine…

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Space Commander:  Frances Bagley Fills Kirk Hopper Fine Art to the Brim
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Space Commander: Frances Bagley Fills Kirk Hopper Fine Art to the Brim

“I’m really interested in space,” says Frances Bagley, as we walk through her east Dallas…

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Animated Dance: <em>The Proximity of Being</em>  at Luminaria
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Animated Dance: The Proximity of Being at Luminaria

For San Antonian Barbara Felix, the human form is a never-ending source of fascination.

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SHOW UP: Harold Mendez
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SHOW UP: Harold Mendez

When we meet for coffee, Harold Mendez has just returned to Houston from the Rauschenberg…

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Hand, Heart & Passion: Jim Dine’s Designs for Salomé at the McNay & More
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Hand, Heart & Passion: Jim Dine’s Designs for Salomé at the McNay & More

A hand, a conch shell, a pair of lips, a valentine heart: Rendered in pastels…

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Behind the Curtain:  Big Medium Hosts its Wildly Popular East Austin Studio Tour
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Behind the Curtain: Big Medium Hosts its Wildly Popular East Austin Studio Tour

Since 2003, Big Medium’s East Austin Studio Tour (or EAST for shorthand), Nov. 12-13 &…

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A Culture Collective: Art Outside the Therapy Hour
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A Culture Collective: Art Outside the Therapy Hour

In the months following our two comedy improvisation classes with Beta Theater last year, our…

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A New Focus: Objectives at Artpace
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A New Focus: Objectives at Artpace

Ryder Richards, Maya and Stack, Courtesy Artpace For the first time, Artpace has asked the…

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Material History: CraftTexas 2016 at Houston Center For Contemporary Craft
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Material History: CraftTexas 2016 at Houston Center For Contemporary Craft

It seems as though we are in an ‘artisanal’ moment: Pickles, dinnerware, boots, you name…

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Timeless Details: James Buss at Holly Johnson Gallery
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Timeless Details: James Buss at Holly Johnson Gallery

Installation shot of James Buss: The Poem’s Four Corners Credit: Todora Photography Artist and Fort…

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Sculpture Month Houston Takes Over the Silos and Area Galleries
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Sculpture Month Houston Takes Over the Silos and Area Galleries

This October, a new event will arise in Houston, highlighting this diversity and the plethora…

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Abstract Independent: Dorothy Hood Retrospective at Art Museum of South Texas
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Abstract Independent: Dorothy Hood Retrospective at Art Museum of South Texas

Dorothy Hood’s artwork is a reflection of a life of unapologetic independence. Before man walked…

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Pierre Huyghe Wins 2017 Nasher Prize, the Foremost International Sculpture Honor
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Pierre Huyghe Wins 2017 Nasher Prize, the Foremost International Sculpture Honor

Pierre Huyghe, Cambrian Explosion, 2014, Live marine ecosystem, Photo credit: Stefan Altenburger Photography, Zürich Monday…

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Show Up:  Shayne Murphy
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Show Up: Shayne Murphy

“Do you know the stereotype that any male who’s approaching his mid-30s becomes really interested…

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Learn/Imagine: Pablo Helguera at DiverseWorks
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Learn/Imagine: Pablo Helguera at DiverseWorks

Pablo Helguera's exhibition The Fable is to be Retold at DiverseWorks (on view through Nov.…

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Collages of Consumption: Lucie Stahl at Dallas Museum of Art
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Collages of Consumption: Lucie Stahl at Dallas Museum of Art

Lucie Stahl, Critic’s Pick, 2014, Inkjet print, aluminum, epoxy resin. The next person you see…

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Projecting Poetry: Pablo Gimenez-Zapiola’s <em>Eastext</em>
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Projecting Poetry: Pablo Gimenez-Zapiola’s Eastext

When Pablo Gimenez-Zapiola arrived in the United States from Argentina in 2002, he had with…

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Houston Makes Room for Two New(ish) Galleries: Capsule Gallery + Cindy Lisica Gallery
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Houston Makes Room for Two New(ish) Galleries: Capsule Gallery + Cindy Lisica Gallery

Two gallerists have set up shop over the last year on the Houston scene: Cindy…

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Some Memories are Painful: Jenny Vogel at The Reading Room
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Some Memories are Painful: Jenny Vogel at The Reading Room

Jenny Vogel, In the Absence of Bodies. Installation view. Photos by Kevin Todora. Jenny Vogel…

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Renaissance Woman
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Renaissance Woman

This past July, Rebecca Rabinow, who grew up in Houston, stepped into her new role…

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