Westwood and Other Recent Work – Flatbed Press
I don’t think I caught this one?
New Work – Wally Workman Gallery
Didn’t make it.
Sacred Spaces – IDEA
Tried, but never made it out.
Writesy Drawsey – Art Palace Gallery
The installation was spot on. The scribbles were nice, the contours were fun, but the jump to the finished color pencils was too drastic. It didn’t feel quite as natural as the first jump, even though that one was a larger one. The jump to the sculptures was acceptable. As someone who likes drawing and sketching, the show just felt like a collection of warm-up drawings. They didn’t convince me of the loftier ideas surrounding it in the accompanying text. The repeated drawings demonstrated the process, but somehow diluted the magic. It was like a Lora Reynolds show. NOT BAD
Spankdance – Austin Figurative Gallery
There were too many people to see anything. But it was outstanding to see visual artists conspiring with dancers. NOT BAD
Totally Cool/ Totally Art Teachers Exhibition – DAC
This show hit the whole gamut. There were a couple of pieces worth pausing at, but it was just too lopsided to really enjoy. BAD
Just Been Fired – Gallery Lombardi
Did I dream this show? The archive doesn’t list it. But no, I remember seeing curious work. Most of it was earthenwares, but these odd portrait-like busts were very colorful. Still I’m not a big fan of ceramics. BAD
Meg Stone: Occult Balance – Bolm Studios
I kicked myself for this one. I went on the last day and was surprised at the voracity of the charcoal. The only thing that interrupted the activity, was the appeal to have the works on larger paper. The installation frequently placed two or more works closely and it would have been nice to see the action uninterrupted. GOOD
Constructed Canvases – Gallery Shoal Creek
Did not make it.
New American Talent 22 – Arthouse
A return to structure? Was I grasping at clouds here? That’s what I got out of it even though the size could have been focused quite a bit. I spent a lot of time in this show, so when others pointed out some of the show’s faults, I couldn’t believe I missed them. NOT BAD
I’ll tell you ’bout what I sees.