Kindred Spirits Without Categories: Nevelson and Hood in Houston

Dorothy Hood Art Museum of South Texas

Touring Women of Abstract Expressionism at the Denver Art Museum in 2017, you couldn't help but wonder if work by Dorothy Hood belonged there. Long associated with the term "under-appreciated," Hood's work could have been included in this show which highlighted the overlooked work of a dozen or so female artists. This month an exhibit … Continue reading Kindred Spirits Without Categories: Nevelson and Hood in Houston

Report from Texas Contemporary Art Fair 2016

My first image of Houston was from Wim Wender’s movie Paris, Texas. The city is depicted as a geometric jungle of glass and concrete, like a dreamland of the future. I have come to know Houston much better since then, and become familiar with hubbubs of Houstonians; nevertheless, that image still resonates. The Texas Contemporary … Continue reading Report from Texas Contemporary Art Fair 2016

It’s Big in Texas – Reductive Landscape by McKie Trotter and Jack Boynton at William Reaves Gallery

William Reaves Gallery

It has been too long-American art institutes need to look into mid-century modernism outside of the New York school. Suddenly, there is a flourishing interest in the state of Texas, particular of Houston. Macrocosm/Microcosm: Abstract Expressionism in the American Southwest just concluded at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. Bayou City Chic: Progressive Streams … Continue reading It’s Big in Texas – Reductive Landscape by McKie Trotter and Jack Boynton at William Reaves Gallery

Ted Larsen at McMurtrey Gallery

School Bus Line by Ted Larsen

My favorite of all is "School Bus Line". It is, as the title suggests, pure yellow. The structure is airy and dynamic. It tells just as much about the space it does not occupy as about the space it does. Hanging on the wall, its kinetic rhythm captures more negative space than the sculpture itself physically occupies.

From Analog to Digital — Scenes from Gallery Openings In Houston (Jan 18)

Luis Jiminez

Dan Sutherland’s current solo show “SEEM” at Moody Gallery consists of mostly small oil paintings and graphite drawings. They echo our experience in which the extraordinary visual cognition bound to our fragmented memory. From afar, they possess the dynamics and elasticity of a sculpture. (In particular, the tightly controlled spatial relationship reminds me of papier-mâché … Continue reading From Analog to Digital — Scenes from Gallery Openings In Houston (Jan 18)