Even as an undergrad, ceramic sculptor Annabeth Rosen was known as a “rabble rouser” for constantly testing the limits of clay.
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston’s latest exhibition A Better Yesterday, on view May 20-Sept. 3, brings together work by Jack Early, JooYoung Choi, and Lily van der Stokker. Devon Britt-Darby caught up with director Bill Arning, who organized the show.
Downstairs at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, the Zilkha Gallery is a cold space. When it’s empty, the bare white walls and concrete floor can make it feel like an icy cavern buried deep in the Tundra. It’s a suitable place for flow, the latest in a series of site-specific installations by Jae Ko called Force of Nature, on view through September 18, 2016.
Music, much like visual art, has long been a tool used to comment and reflect on sociopolitical and socioeconomic issues.
Any daydreamer remembers being back in school, either ignoring the teacher or absorbing the world around them as they doodled in the margins of their notes.
Every year, I resist the list, and then cave with some kind of listicle of fave performances. Here are some moments that stood out for me on Houston's dance and theater stages. Oh, and one film performance, because I couldn't resist.
“Welcome to Historic Braddock,” a black-and-white photograph greets visitors near the title wall to the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston exhibition, LaToya Ruby Frazier: WITNESS. The gelatin silver print presents a straightforward, close-up view of the friendly advertisement printed on what appears to be the temporary wooden fencing one might see surrounding a construction site or abandoned property. The bold lettering stands out against a black background, and hovers over the white silhouette of a skyline – Braddock’s, one would assume.