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Wild Children of the Arts

I have a special place in my heart for independent artists, and I’m proud to count myself as one of them. Individual artists enjoy an expansive creative freedom. We’re the wild flowers [...]...

Cut and Paste

IN A 1929 PHOTOGRAPH BY RUSSIAN avant-garde artist El Lissitzky, an extreme close-up of an eye stares out at the viewer, one dark, bristling eyebrow hovering over the oculus. The subject’s pupil has [...]...

Strait To Houston

IRINA CHMYREVA AND EVGENY Berezner do not rush to answers. After each question, there is a moment when they allow themselves a glance, and perhaps a few words in Russian. They then launch into long, [...]...

artiFACTS: March 2012

SPACETAKER ARTIST RESOURCE Center is taking its physical programming online for artists to access a host of arts business resources at their own convenience. The online Artist Resource Center, launching this month, will serve as a clearing house for both local [...]...

Review: La Traviata

It’s rarely a good sign when your ghost appears before your death. So it goes for opera’s most beloved courtesan, Violetta Valery, the heroine/fallen woman of Verdi’s “La Traviata,” brilliantly re-imagined by [...]...

Review: A Crack in Everything

The intensity of the dancing proved the most striking aspect of Zoe|Juniper’s “A Crack in Everything,” and that’s saying a lot, as the installation, spanning photography and video designed by Juniper Shuey, [...]...

Review: Voyage

If almost anyone — even a good friend — came up and asked you to sit still while they read aloud nine hours worth of imagined conversations between 19th century Russian intellectuals, nobody would [...]...

Review: RachFest 3 – Rach 2

It is a rare occasion when the Houston Symphony invites a single artist to perform in residence for three consecutive classical series concerts. The recent festival of music by Sergei Rachmaninoff, dubbed “RachFest,” [...]...

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 [...]...