Art

Review: Joseph Havel

Joseph Havel Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas January 14–February 25, 2012 When art places us squarely within the ambit of mystery, we’d be foolhardy to ask for more. Joseph Havel’s exhibition, “Plus or Minus” at Talley Dunn Gallery, does precisely that. Like great literary works [...]...

Review: Luther Smith

We may not take the time to notice, but there are patches of wilderness that exist quietly between our expanding developments and highways. Luther Smith’s collection of photographs “Where I Live” reveals these natural oases within a sprawling suburban landscape that seems to grow [...]...

Review: Angel Fernandez and Kit Reisch

Variety of style and reference, scale and medium, motivation and effect — with Angel Fernandez and Kit Reisch’s “Sublimation Simulacrum” and Cande Aguilar’s “The Mericle Paintings,” Cohn Drennan Contemporary offers two shows that work together as an eccentric motley [...]...

Review: KAWS

KAWS Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth December 11, price 2011–February 19, 2012   The Modern gained a little street cred with the arrival of a Focus exhib...

SURVEYING THE SCENE

A statewide preview of some interesting new shows   GLENN LIGON: AMERICA Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth February 12-June 3, 2012 The Modern Art Museu...

POPAGANDA: Shepard Fairey

Punk rock skateboarder turned infamous street artist, Shepard Fairey moves beyond guerrilla-style art to forge an identity as a heroic figure in today’s pop culture.Shepard Fairey will be in Dallas participating in a citywide mural project [...]...

Review: Where Will We Live?

If Kafka and John Burger had a baby, it would be New York-based artist Matthew Buckingham, whose work is full of pith and wit. An impenetrable bronze box states “May be opened after August 10, 3007 [...]...

Review: McArthur Binion

“Perspectives 177: McArthur Binion” is one of two recent exhibitions to open at the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston. Organized by senior curator Valerie Cassel Olivier “McArthur Binion” features 12 [...]...

Review: Observed Imagined Abstracted

“Observed Imagined Abstracted” At Hiram Butler Gallery January 14 - February 25, 2012, three different approaches to landscape painting make for an intriguing show of small works that ask us to reflect on our interactions with the Earth [...]...

Review: Jade Walker at Lawndale Art Center

As the exhibition title, “Contact,” implies, Jade Walker’s current installation in the large John O’Quinn gallery space at Lawndale Art Center is suggestive of a contact sport. Like her earlier work, the objects assembled in “Contact” [...]...

John Sonsini Men at Work

THE PHRASE “PAINTING FROM life” can bring to mind a host of images produced by the working artist — fruit-filled still life arrangements positioned as a table c...