Posts Tagged ‘Houston’

Deborah Roberts: One and Many at Art Palace

Deborah Roberts. Untitled No. 33, n.d.; Mixed media on paper, 14 x 17 in.

From our friends at Glasstire, today we bring you a review of Deborah Roberts’ current solo show at Art Palace in Houston, Texas. Author Betsy Huete notes, “To make political work without literally telling the viewer how he should think or feel is a tall order, yet Roberts pulls it off masterfully by intertwining the personal with the ideological. She infuses her work with subtle yet powerful[…..]

How to Make a Non-Didactic Video

Camille Henrot. Grosse Fatigue, 2013; Video: color, sound, 13 min. © ADAGP Camille Henrot. Courtesy the artist, Silex Films and kamel mennour, Paris.

Today from our friends at Glasstire, we bring you Joshua Fischer’s assessment of two videos currently on view in Houston, Texas. Instead of comparing works in the same exhibition, Fischer reviews videos by the artists Hito Steyerl and Camille Henrot in two different shows and defines the likenesses between them. He notes, “Steyerl and Henrot may have different outlooks and approaches […] but luckily they share[…..]

Yasuaki Onishi

As part of our ongoing partnership with Flavorwire, Daily Serving is sharing Emily Temple‘s preview of Yasuaki Onishi‘s amazing invisible mountains at the Rice University Art Gallery in Houston, Texas. In his new installation at the Rice University Art Gallery, which we first spotted over at Artlog, Japanese artist Yasuaki Onishi continues his Reverse of Volume series with a gorgeous cloud-like confection suspended in the gallery space. Like the other works in the series, this[…..]

Maurizio Cattelan: Is There Life Before Death?

A myth is a foundational narrative that may be based in truth or fiction but either way it tells a story of who we are. Thus self-consciousness is constructed by a shared narrative and helps us to give shape and even name our identity. If we think of identity in the usual terms of religion or nationalism, some examples of these mythological narratives include the[…..]

Matthew Day Jackson

Currently on view at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston is the solo exhibition, Matthew Day Jackson: The Immeasurable Distance. The exhibition, which features works based on Jackson’s artist residency at MIT List Visual Arts Center in Cambridge, MA, was originally on view at MIT from May through July of 2009. The work on view reflects Jackson’s curiosity with aspects of MIT’s research, as well as[…..]