Art

Review: Utopia/Dystopia

Review: Utopia/Dystopia: Construction and Destruction in Photography and Collage Museum of Fine Arts, Houston March 11-June 10 www.mfah.org A woman in a white dress her lower half anyway, floats dreamily against the backdrop of a hazy Manhattan skyline; her head and torso eclipsed [...]...

Review: Artifactual Realities

Station Museum Through May 13 I had difficulty grasping the curatorial remit of Artifactual Realities when I first learned of the exhibition. Billed as part of the Fotofest Biennial, the exhibition featuring the work of eleven artists purports to explore the Occupy movement and tenets of [...]...

Review: Garth Clark & Mark Del Vecchio Collection

Review: Shifting Paradigms in Contemporary Ceramics: The Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio Collection Museum of Fine Arts, Houston March 4-June 3 www.mfah.org You may know Lucio Fontana as the Italian painter whose slashed canvases echoed the devastation of World War II while violently activating the space behind the surface [...]...

Worth the Trip

Currents: The Santa Fe International New Media Festival Peter Daverington, order Arcadia, Video Still, 2012. COURTESY OF THE ARTIST New Mexico is known for a...

Unmapping Houston

Artists navigate the city’s geography You hear people say Houston is a hard city to love. But, it’s also a hard city to see. When you imagine Houston, at times [...]...

Pump Up the Volume

The Quiet Genius of Harvey Bott and the DoV “All ‘straight’ lines bend through space,” Harvey Bott tells me. That sounds like something having to do with math, and [...]...

Review: Adam McEwen

One of the most intriguing things about the Goss-Michael Foundation — and there are many — is their willingness to ruffle feathers. They stir things up. Because they concentrate on British art, their contemporary shows often allude to Western mythological stories and archetypal [...]...

Review: Roberta Harris

Eighteen new paintings by Houston artist Roberta Harris find inspiration in geometric forms in her recent show at Kirk Hopper Fine Art in Deep Ellum. Harris paints bold, textured, edgy, and haphazard paintings. She leaves a trail of her work process — drips, splats, impasto elements [...]...

Review: Dream Continuum

There’s a new gallery on Dragon Street in the Design District with a hip twist. Circuit 12 Contemporary owners Dustin and Gina Orlando (she’s a Booker T grad), opened their doors at the end of March with a show Dustin says is a “sampler” of the contemporary artists and the types [...]...