Art

Art-Making in the Here-and-Now

The Mitchell Center Calls Great Artists and Attention to Houston As many readers know, Forbes recently named Houston “America’s Coolest City” thanks in large part to our superb arts organizations. Defining itself amongst these, the University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts is dedicated to groundbreaking collaboration [...]...

Review: Jane Alexander at CAMH

Jane Alexander’s motley cast of characters alternately attracts and repels. Her figurative sculptures of near life-size human-animal hybrids are simultaneously grotesque and sympathetic, quietly aggressive and compellingly beautiful. They are also altogether human in their interactions. Throughout the main gallery of the Contemporary Arts Museum [...]...

What’s the Big Idea?

When it comes to avant-garde type of art, the popularity tends to wane quickly, and attendance at showings is low. Recently, however, Dallas has seen a growing interest in the avant-garde [...]...

Review: Alvin Baltrop

The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston prides itself on “exhibitions that exemplify the art of today.” What, then, to make of a CAMH show dominated by black-and-white pre-digital-era photographs taken by a deceased, virtually unknown artist to document a demi-monde that no longer exists? Organized by the museum’s senior [...]...

Review: Silence

Andy Warhol, cheap Big Electric Chair, 1967. The Menil Collection.Photo: Photo: Hickey-Robertson, Houston. The Menil Collection Robert Rauschenberg’s 1951 wor...