Art on Film

This week, thanks to my Netflix membership, I got to see two bio documentaries on artists.  I found How To Draw a Bunny interesting and also pretty depressing.  It’s about the life and death of pop artist Ray Johnson. He was prolific, a neverending string of firecrackers.  Many of his pieces were postcard sized.  He… Continue reading Art on Film

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Vertigo

Got a title for this photo by Archie Florcruz?

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Up Above

Photo by Richard Misrach.

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Sweet Embrace

This cool photo by Mary Ellen Mark was taken at a circus in India.  Here work is said to be influenced by Diane Arbus and Federico Fellini.  What a great pairing, right?  There’s a new book about her photography available now; it’s called Exposure by Weston Naef.

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All Twombly, All the Time

Houston is fortunate to be home to The Menil Collection, and one fascinating part of the collection is an entire gallery devoted to the work of Cy Twombly.  This summer, in a concerted effort, several local museums are exhibiting his work.  In the weird way that our society is obsessed with multiples of five, these… Continue reading All Twombly, All the Time

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pursue the pulse media arts collective

I landed at pursue the pulse via http://www.rhizome.org, and without knowing any more than what I learned on their web site, I like them a lot.  Here’s their self-description: pursue the pulse is an international collective of artists from the fields of performance music video and integrated media working with interactive technologies to explore the… Continue reading pursue the pulse media arts collective

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From Word For/Word

Art by Carlos Luis.  Published by Word For/Word (Summer 2004).

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Newborn Work

These guys have done it once again.  The newest issue of BORN magazine is really wonderful.  Don’t miss the collaboration based on Laurel’s poem called "Techonology."  It’s staggering!

Drive-in

Here’s a photo of a drive-in movie theater in Las Vegas by Richard Misrach.  When it comes to landscape, he’s one of my favorites.

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Reach

This photo was taken by Archie Flor Cruz, who posts a great deal of his work on his blog Whateverland.

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Born, Again

A great new issue of Born Magazine is up on the web.  I really like Wayne Miller’s poem called "Notes on the Night Highway II" and the art and music inspired by it. 

Do You Feel Like We Do?

My friend Dinorah sent me to discover Elsoca & Fabian.  This is: Elsoca & Fabián  Do you feel like we do?, 2004Lightbox: insect wings, vegetal paper, glue, vinyl and graphite 60×120 cm More on a recent exhibit here.

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Everybody Loves Implosion

Houston is not known for cool, but here is an exception.  The Art League has inverted a bungalow and this is what they got.  For those of you in the vicinity, drive up Montrose toward the Heights (north); the cross street is Willard.  The house–slated for demolition, apparently–was altered by Dean Ruck and Dan Havel.… Continue reading Everybody Loves Implosion

Ashes and Snow

A new exhibit by Gregory Colbert called Ashes and Snow shows us the magic of elephants.  Check out these art videos, their other-worldly beauty. 

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Urban Archeology

Now you can watch the evolution of grafitti on this cool web site.  Photographs of particular walls taken over the past 8 years are organized into movies, using a concept they call "timelapse collage."

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