Archive for June, 2010

Your Favorite Shade in the Box?

Vietnamese-born, Seattle-based rising talent Diem Chau%26#8217;s work bridges art and design, combining such unlikely materials as porcelain, organza, thread and toothpicks to create sculptural vignettes that suggest poignant domestic moments. Chau%26#8217;s latest material can be traced back to childhood:%26nbsp; the good ole, prosaic box of Crayolas. In 2006, she began hand-carving basic... | Read More

Your Favorite Shade in the Box?

Vietnamese-born, Seattle-based rising talent Diem Chau%26#8217;s work bridges art and design, combining such unlikely materials as porcelain, organza, thread and toothpicks to create sculptural vignettes that suggest poignant domestic moments. Chau%26#8217;s latest material can be traced back to childhood:%26nbsp; the good ole, prosaic box of Crayolas. In 2006, she began hand-carving basic... | Read More

Your Favorite Shade in the Box?

Vietnamese-born, Seattle-based rising talent Diem Chau%26#8217;s work bridges art and design, combining such unlikely materials as porcelain, organza, thread and toothpicks to create sculptural vignettes that suggest poignant domestic moments. Chau%26#8217;s latest material can be traced back to childhood:%26nbsp; the good ole, prosaic box of Crayolas. In 2006, she began hand-carving basic... | Read More

Through a New Lens

One of the masters of postwar photography, Ishimoto Yasuhiro (born 1921), gets a new look when the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston%26#8217;s assistant curator of photography, Yasufumi Nakamori, mounts %26#8220;Katsura: Picturing Modernism in Japanese Architecture, Photographs by Ishimoto Yasuhiro.%26#8221; The exhibition will be a revelation for those unfamiliar with Ishimoto%26#8217;s work and... | Read More

Through a New Lens

One of the masters of postwar photography, Ishimoto Yasuhiro (born 1921), gets a new look when the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston%26#8217;s assistant curator of photography, Yasufumi Nakamori, mounts %26#8220;Katsura: Picturing Modernism in Japanese Architecture, Photographs by Ishimoto Yasuhiro.%26#8221; The exhibition will be a revelation for those unfamiliar with Ishimoto%26#8217;s work and... | Read More

Through a New Lens

One of the masters of postwar photography, Ishimoto Yasuhiro (born 1921), gets a new look when the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston%26#8217;s assistant curator of photography, Yasufumi Nakamori, mounts %26#8220;Katsura: Picturing Modernism in Japanese Architecture, Photographs by Ishimoto Yasuhiro.%26#8221; The exhibition will be a revelation for those unfamiliar with Ishimoto%26#8217;s work and... | Read More

Crafts Crazy, Plus Performance

Crafts have now infiltrated the mainstream museum world, sparked by the guerrilla tactics of performance. One of summer%26#8217;s must-see exhibitions in this direction is %26#8220;Hand+Made: The Performative Impulse in Art and Craft,%26#8221; a topical view at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, curated by Valerie Cassel Oliver. The lively, even raucous group show encompasses insouciant attitudes... | Read More

Crafts Crazy, Plus Performance

Crafts have now infiltrated the mainstream museum world, sparked by the guerrilla tactics of performance. One of summer%26#8217;s must-see exhibitions in this direction is %26#8220;Hand+Made: The Performative Impulse in Art and Craft,%26#8221; a topical view at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, curated by Valerie Cassel Oliver. The lively, even raucous group show encompasses insouciant attitudes... | Read More

Crafts Crazy, Plus Performance

Crafts have now infiltrated the mainstream museum world, sparked by the guerrilla tactics of performance. One of summer%26#8217;s must-see exhibitions in this direction is %26#8220;Hand+Made: The Performative Impulse in Art and Craft,%26#8221; a topical view at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, curated by Valerie Cassel Oliver. The lively, even raucous group show encompasses insouciant attitudes... | Read More

Space, Light, Architecture

Among the ArtHouston offerings, one standout show by a promising Texan melds minimalist metal with a little shadow play. %26#8220;Jay Shinn: Refuge%26#8221; opens Saturday, July 10, at Barbara Davis Gallery, marking the artist%26#8217;s Houston debut. Keep Shinn on your radar: His projected beams of light are redolent of early James Turrell, while his eloquent steel rods recall the precise... | Read More
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