Object/ Type/ Transform – Gallery 3 at the COOP
It was a design show. I wasn’t blown away, as most of the work felt like assignments. But there was play evident. NOT BAD?
Austin Green Art: Keep Austin Beautiful, Clean Sweep 2007 – Waterloo Park
I found out about it a day later. I realized the remnants were still viewable too late.
Eastern European Painting Now – Lora Reynolds
It was nice to see this painting show counter the image that everyone in Eastern Europe was doing video. (That idea came from the Arthouse show by Hamza Walker, Stanikas @ Volitant, etc.) But I think the language of the images was lost on me. NOT BAD
Coda (MFA 1) – CRL
There was something very still, very anti-climactic about this show. I liked some of the ideas, though. NOT BAD
Michael Sieben: New Work – Art Palace
I like Mr. Sieben. I think he’s a very cool guy. But how much of that should factor into my reaction to his show? I know he’s successful and has accolade on the west coast and across the globe, but I’ve never seen his work as more than illustrations (and little more than commercially interested illustrations, no matter how personal). His drawings walk a very narrow path, but I don’t see them discussing that focus. This show expanded that view a little. Did it pull him out of the niche I have mentally cubby-holed him in? I’d say its just a step. I want further proof in order to say he’s operating on a different platform. NOT BAD
I’ll tell you ’bout what I sees.