Gaia, Mies Van Der Rohe at Charles One Center, Baltimore (Part of Legacy Project), 2012-13
Rice University Art Gallery,
5–7 pm. I don't know what to expect from this installation by a credentialed "street artist" with a very pompous name, Gaia. Big faces presumably.
Help Yourself: Mark Ponder and Ariane Roesch, curated by Rachel Hooper
, EMERGEncy Room Gallery, 7 to 10 pm. I don't quite know what to expect here. Ariane Roesch is known for her work using EL wire, though. And Ponder has a video.
BETSY HUETE: Interiorities at the Matchbox Gallery, 8 to 11 pm. Betsy Huete is a writer for this here blog, which should be the only reason you need to the see her show. Aside from that, all I can say is that I hope this joint includes the above-pictured varmint.
Rachel Hecker, Can't Fly
Rachel Hecker: Group Show, 2013 Texas Artist of the Year, Art League Houston,
6–9 pm. Reportedly this show involves carved styrofoam snowmen in a winter wonderland-style installation. I don't have any photos of that, so here's a photo of a Rachel Hecker painting of a post-it note from my personal collection.
Kermit Oliver, A Swine Before a Silvered Bowl of River Pearls, 2012
Kermit Oliver: Tracing Our Pilgrimage, Lifetime Achievement Award in the Visual Arts
, Art League Houston,
6–9 pm. An exceptional artist like Kermit Oliver must sometimes feel like he is casting his pearls before swine (like me). Here's a chance to see a room full of this painter's astonishing work.
Luc Tuymans portrait
Nice. Luc Tuymans, Menil Collection,
6–8 pm. A selection of the Belgian painter's monochromatic, washed-out portraits.
MOVING VIOLATION by Mark Nelson, 14 Pews on
Friday, 6 to 9pm. Houston artist Mark Nelson presents a multi-media installation on the theme of motion.
From the Ruins of Industrie
, 9 x 7.5 x 3"
Q&A Session with Jacqueline Dee Parker and Ward Sanders conducted by yours truly at Hooks Epstein Galleries, 2:30 pm. RSVP strongly suggested. I am very pleased to be conducting this talk Parker and Sanders. Expect French sounding words like "collage", "assemblage" and "bricolage" to be uttered.
Brian Jobe, Channel Modules,
basswood, paint, flagging tape,
7.5" x 64" x 3"
TransAMplitude with J. Derrick Durham, Brian R. Jobe,
Carin Rodenborn and Heidi Wehring at
6–9 pm. Take the bus to see this show that is described as "an investigation of transit."
Jo Ann Fleischhauer, detail of one of the new clock faces
What Time Is It? by Jo Ann Fleischhauer (with composers Anthony Brandt and Chapman Welch and new music group Musiqa),
The Louis and Annie Friedman Clock Tower,
6:30–9:30 pm. This sounds like an interesting intervention on the old clock at Market Square.
Did this influence my Pan Art Fair decision?
Eyesore and Give Up: Current work and Collaborative efforts,
Cardoza Fine Art,
8–11 pm. Eyesore and Give Up, two wheatpaste-style street artists whose work might be described as "not nice," show new work.