Thursday, October 17, 2013

Pan Recommends for the week of October 17 to October 23

Robert Boyd


an older piece by Claire Cusack

Claire Cusack: 3 at  Koelsch Gallery, 6–9 pm. A show by assemblagist Claire Cusack.

Tom Huck, The Commander in Thief Rides Again, 2008, Linocut, 18 x 24 inches

Messengers of the Posada Influence featuring Artemio Rodriguez, The Amazing Hancock Brothers, Tom Huck, Dennis McNett and Carlos Hernandez at the Museum of Printing History, 6–8 pm. I saw this partly hung last weekend at Zinefest Houston, and it looks great. There is also a talk today at 5:30 by Tom Huck.


Nicola Parente installation

Nicola Parente: Pelagico at Gremillion & Co. Fine Art, 6–8 pm. Big abstractions by Nicola Parente that remind me (in the photos I've seen) a little of Gerhard Richter's squeegee paintings.

Franklin Sirmans

Lecture by Franklin Sirmans on Prospect.3 at the Menil Collection, 7–8 pm. LACMA curator Franklin Sirmans is the director of next year's Prospect 3, the highly regarded biennial in New Orleans. He'll be talking a bit about his plans for it.

Ellen Fullman: Performance at the CAMH, 7–9 pm Friday and Saturday. For Ellen Fullman's performance, think "world's longest guitar."


Michael Kennaugh, Red Figure, 2013, graphite, acrylic and wood, 8 x 12 x 9 inches

 Michael Kennaugh, New Work: Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture at Moody Gallery, from October 19 (opening reception October 26). Even though the reception is not until next week, you can swing by this Saturday and see work by Michael Kennaugh.

Louviere + Vanessa, Loup Garou, 2005, photograph on metal plate, 53x 33 inches

Louviere + Vanessa at  d. m. allison, 6–8 pm. I don't know anything about these photographers, Jeff Louviere and Vanessa Brown, but the images on the d.m. allison website are dynamite. (The pair have one of the weirdest websites I have ever seen--you have to draw arrows to navigate it.)

Jason Villegas, Polo Pile Tapestry, 2011, fabric assemblage, 35 x 40 inches

Jason Villegas: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly at Peveto, 6–8 pm. The preeminent master of art made of old polo shirts, Jason Villegas, returns. Should be a fun show.

still from PARALLEL by Harun Farocki, 2012, 2-channel installation on single-channel video, color, sound, 17:00 

Aurora Picture Show Presents Kino B: Contemporary Cinema by Berlin-based Artists (Guillaume Cailleau & Ben Russell, Harun Farocki, Isabella Gresser, Bernd Lützeler, Anna Marziano, Deborah S. Phillips, Michael Poetschko, and Daniel Steegmann Mangrané) at the Aurora Picture Show, 7:30–9:30 pm. A bunch of cool-looking short films and videos.


Hiroshi Sugimoto, Pagoda 409, Tyrrhenian Sea, Priano, 1994, 2011, optical glass with black-and-white film

Words and Things: Buddhist Texts and Ritual Objects from Japan at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 11 am – 5 pm. Some very old, very beautiful Buddhist calligraphy and objects, as well as at least one modern one (above).

Houston SLAB Parade & Family Festival at McGregor Park, 1 to 6 pm. Will feature music, spoken-word performance, street artists and, of course, some bad ass vehicles.


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