Sarah Greene Reed & Shawn Smith – dBerman
What a throw-back to the mid90s! The digital collages were like scans I made to play around with using Photoshop 3.0 back in high school. The sculptures weren’t as mind-blowing as the hype would have me believe. They were competent, but its understanding of pixelation, 3D rendering and how they intersect with Art was not revolutionary. NOT BAD
Gerald Patrick / A Life’s Work – SEU Fine Art Gallery
Couldn’t make it.
The Book of Lenny – Art Palace
On first visit, I thought it was a well installed show that lacked a punch. It hit on tropes seen all across the Art-universe. Of course I went back. There was something there even though it felt incomplete. It was literally like the ending to Peter Jackson’s LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring. Characters are just being introduced and the chapter ends with them heading off on their adventures. I think my review was accurate, just from a slightly different perspective. I come from a comic book history on heroes. From Superman and Captain America to Miller’s Dark Knight and Daredevil to X-Men’s Cable and Image Comic’s Spawn. Marshall revealed his use of cowboys through films. That hero track would go something like this: John Wayne to Clint Eastwood to Antonio Banderas? But I don’t just want a hero, I think we need a leader. GOOD
PAINT – Artspoken
Didn’t make it.
For the Love of Children – Pump Project
Luke Savisky: Film Actions VI
I totally forgot ’bout this the night of.
Everybody Ever – Okay Mountain
Still don’t know how to look at performances. But this was like a theater production. It was entertaining and I could pretty much tell what everything was. NOT BAD
Chris Chappell – Austin Figurative Gallery
Another figure painting show. BAD
If you’ll humor me, I’ll relay a more personal look at this show. Chappell and I go back a few years. His work is now painterly as opposed to the more designed look of his earlier pieces. It was nice to see such growth. NOT BAD
Evolution – Pump Project
There was something different ’bout the place. It was tidy and had a lighter air to it. It was another open house, but the energy was exciting. NOT BAD
I’ll tell you ’bout what I sees.