Archive for October, 2010

Mr. Light-and-Space

Few contemporary artists can conjure a sleight of hand as well as Tom Orr. This Dallas-based, internationally exhibited sculptor is also adept at achieving maximum effects with an economy of means. In his material arsenal? Surprisingly prosaic, often industrial media: metal, wood, mirrors, abandoned chairs, sheets of plastic and even greenhouse glazing. His work was seen last fall in... | Read More

Mr. Light-and-Space

Few contemporary artists can conjure a sleight of hand as well as Tom Orr. This Dallas-based, internationally exhibited sculptor is also adept at achieving maximum effects with an economy of means. In his material arsenal? Surprisingly prosaic, often industrial media: metal, wood, mirrors, abandoned chairs, sheets of plastic and even greenhouse glazing. His work was seen last fall in... | Read More

Mr. Light-and-Space

Few contemporary artists can conjure a sleight of hand as well as Tom Orr. This Dallas-based, internationally exhibited sculptor is also adept at achieving maximum effects with an economy of means. In his material arsenal? Surprisingly prosaic, often industrial media: metal, wood, mirrors, abandoned chairs, sheets of plastic and even greenhouse glazing. His work was seen last fall in... | Read More

The Art of Collage

One of the most exciting legacies of modern art is the concept of the collage/assemblage, which is central to the practice of masters from Robert Rauschenberg to Jasper Johns. Yet their original inspiration, as well as the pioneer whose work they collected, is an almost obscure figure little known outside the art world: Kurt Schwitters. Thanks to The Menil Collection, Schwitters%26rsquo;... | Read More

The Art of Collage

One of the most exciting legacies of modern art is the concept of the collage/assemblage, which is central to the practice of masters from Robert Rauschenberg to Jasper Johns. Yet their original inspiration, as well as the pioneer whose work they collected, is an almost obscure figure little known outside the art world: Kurt Schwitters. Thanks to The Menil Collection, Schwitters%26rsquo;... | Read More

The Art of Collage

One of the most exciting legacies of modern art is the concept of the collage/assemblage, which is central to the practice of masters from Robert Rauschenberg to Jasper Johns. Yet their original inspiration, as well as the pioneer whose work they collected, is an almost obscure figure little known outside the art world: Kurt Schwitters. Thanks to The Menil Collection, Schwitters%26rsquo;... | Read More

Beauty in Black %26 White

Conflicted about the power of beauty as well as its burdens, Houston-raised artist Rachel Hovnanian created the narrative photographic vignettes that appear on this month%26#8217;s cover and on these pages. She has become one of the most chattered-about talents working in New York today. Her newest series, %26#8220;Too Good to Be True,%26#8221; forces the viewer to define beauty and the price... | Read More

Beauty in Black %26 White

Conflicted about the power of beauty as well as its burdens, Houston-raised artist Rachel Hovnanian created the narrative photographic vignettes that appear on this month%26#8217;s cover and on these pages. She has become one of the most chattered-about talents working in New York today. Her newest series, %26#8220;Too Good to Be True,%26#8221; forces the viewer to define beauty and the price... | Read More

Beauty in Black %26 White

Conflicted about the power of beauty as well as its burdens, Houston-raised artist Rachel Hovnanian created the narrative photographic vignettes that appear on this month%26#8217;s cover and on these pages. She has become one of the most chattered-about talents working in New York today. Her newest series, %26#8220;Too Good to Be True,%26#8221; forces the viewer to define beauty and the price... | Read More

Art Notes

Girl Power Plus a Giant Inflatable: A ground-breaking exhibition at McKinney Avenue Contemporary pairs two generations of female artists with a decidedly feminist stance. Mary Ann Edelson, who burst onto the SoHo scene in the 1960s, brings works circa 1981 through%26nbsp;1997 %26#8212; mostly small-scale, mixed-media offerings, plus an installation materialized as a vast spider web. Concurrently,... | Read More
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