I’ve known for 6 months now that I would be going up against the big three art venues here in Austin. Arthouse opens Rapture in Rupture on Friday with an artists talk on Saturday, AMOA opens a photo show and Chair Project on Friday, the Blanton inaugurates the new Smith building with a celebration on Sunday.
If those weren’t enough reasons not to drive down to Mexico to check out Hasta La Basura Se Separa [artcrush],
Gallery Lombardi, Domy Books and testsite are having openings this weekend, Jed Pearl lecture @ Blanton, Dana Gioia lecture @ Long Center, Temporary Services lecture @ UT COFA A+AH, and just for an extra nipple twist, the Okay Mountain crew will be up in Kansas City getting ready for their shows up there.
At least I can catch the Beverly McIver lecture Tuesday evening.
But I didn’t want to leave y’all hanging. So I’ve got a new game to play called instigate!
Check these artists out:
and tell me they shouldn’t be fighting it out in a gallery somewheres.
I’ll tell you ’bout what I sees.
PS Feel free to jam to my mix while you drive to Laredo.