the menil, originally uploaded by eschipul. Here’s another so-great photo by Ed Schipul. It’s The Menil Collection, an amazing art museum in Houston. Architecture by Renzo Piano.
This month I'm featuring a number of my favorite Houston artists and art exhibits. These paintings are by Wendy Wagner. The first one is called "They're Always Watching," and the second is "Ice Island."
The rebirth of Pop Art via Rachel Hecker is a lot more personal. Or is it? These photos are of Rachel's show at Texas Gallery earlier this summer.
This summer you can see an unusual art installation by Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira. In the exhibit the artist manages to make wood seem wave-like. To quote the gallery site: Oliveira uses tapumes, which in Portuguese can mean “fencing,” “boarding,” or “enclosure,” as a title for many of his large-scale installations. The term makes referenceContinue reading “Tapumes by Henrique Oliveira”
I got to see Babka performed by Suchu Dance this past weekend at Barnevelder in Houston. It was very amazing. I wish I had better photography to share with you, but here’s a link to a slide show from Suchu. The word “slide show” sounds so antique, but this one actually does a good jobContinue reading “Suchu Dance”
This month at The Menil Collection in Houston, you can see an exhibit of art by Robert Rauschenberg. Much of the work is made of cardboard or paper.
SUrREALISt “Lunch ” A walk through the Menil’s world-renowned Surrealist Galleries; followed by selections from Surrealist poems read by poets Joshua Beckman Joshua Clover Gillian Conoley Valzhyna Mort Dara Wier Matthew Zapruder _________ The Menil Collection 1515 Sul Ross, Houston 77006 Thursday, October 12, 2006 ∙ Noon Free & Open to the PublicContinue reading “Surrealist Lunch”
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”
I think a big part of my motivation as a writer is that I love making things. Truth be told, I still dye Easter eggs every year (sometimes with a niece and nephew to legitimize the process, sometimes not), and it brings me joy. Artwork I’ve done at every age still hangs on the wallsContinue reading “Artifacts”
Christa’s post has encouraged me to keep adding to my own story, so here’s a little more of it. After the 2 semesters of freshman English I was really at a loss. By hunting for orange spines or skinny books, I was often able to find some kind of poetry, but I didn’t know aContinue reading “Pieces”