Art

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...

Moments of Respite

Understated Elegance Triumphs in Yoshio Taniguchi’s Asia Society Texas Center   HOUSTON IS NOT KNOWN FOR its grand public architecture. We have a smatteri...

Signs of Power

THIS SPRING, THE CONTEMPORARY Arts Museum Houston hosts the nationally touring exhibition “The Deconstructive Impulse: Women Artists Reconfigure the Signs of Power, 1973- 1991” on view until April 15. Helaine Posner, co-curator of the exhibition and chief curator/deputy director for curatorial affairs at the Neuberger Museum of Art [...]...