Thursday, February 25, 2010

Window Duster

window, feathers, fans...installed in a window at N Gallery in Houston, Texas.

Image courtesy of Brian and Stevie McCord.

Friday, February 19, 2010

The Kenmore...a new project

Not just another white cube, the Kenmore is an artist run gallery space measuring 6"x6"x10". It is operated by Emily Sloan and housed in the freezer of her mini-fridge at Box 13 ArtSpace in Houston, Texas. It is part of a project with Aisen Caro Chacin's N Gallery. The Kenmore is a space developed to keep ideas fresh through the opportunity of a unique exhibition context. Follow us at:

Friday, February 12, 2010

Not the Family Jewels!

"Not the Family Jewels!" is an exhibition exploring non-precious and in some cases “not-so-wearable” wearable artworks . Artists include: Gabriel Craig, Arthur Hash, Lauren Kalman (shown), Masumi Kataoka, Katja Korsawe, Edward McCartney, Gwendolyn McLarty, Erika Pahk, Natalya Pinchuk, Gary Schott, Amy Weiks, and Kristi Wilson.

Some materials and approaches in the show include credit cards, fishing bobs, felt, performance, rawhide, rubber bands, seed bombs, terry cloth, video, vintage quilt remnants, and zip ties.

March 2010, the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) will be meeting in Houston for their annual conference. So timing, along with my own artistic interests in non-traditional materials (if there is such a distinction) and exhibition contexts (in this case the body) fueled my interest in sharing these artists’ work.

Show location:
Gallery 1724
1724 Bissonnet
Houston, TX 77005

Opening reception: Saturday, February 6, 8-10pm
Curator’s talk at 7:30pm

Closing reception: Thursday, March 11, 7-10pm
Show runs through Sunday, March 14, 2010.

Click here and here to read/see more on the show!

Mina and Dan Graur as “walking” art exhibitions. Mina generously loaned two pieces from her collection for the exhibition.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Puppy Pile in a Bar...

January 29, a puppy pile was performed at NOTSUOH in Houston, Texas. A score of "Please join me in a puppy pile" was presented on a sign for the audience to read and decide whether to participate. I chose the score and had painter Heather Strange paint the words on the sign for me. This was to bring the event even further from my control as I knew it already would be performed in public. Writer and educator Emily Bludworth read Miranda July's short story "This Person" while I lay on blankets next to the sign. Three people joined me.

Heather Strange

Start of pile...

Emily Bludworth reading next to pile.

Audience at Notsuoh.