Thursday, February 25, 2010



REVIEW : WAYNE WHITE I Fell 37 Miles to Earth 100 Years Ago

@ D Magazine Front Row, click for the review, or PDF permalink

FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 20, 2010 |

Monday, February 22, 2010

MARKETPLACE covers MODERN RUIN (mp3 podcast)


Empty bank gives rise to financial art

Before a Washington Mutual branch was demolished in Dallas, two local curators put up a financially-themed art show in the building. Christina Rees, one of the curators, talks with Kai Ryssdal about how it all came together. (from American Public Media's Marketplace)

play the podcast (mp3):


(above) "Modern Ruin" co-organizers Thomas Feulmer and Christina Rees sit on a vintage Matchless motorcycle after the show, seen in front of Tom Orr's installation. (top) Sound, video, sculpture, text, scent, and film projection -collaborative installation by Kevin Todora and Jeff Zilm. (photos by Kevin Todora)

Friday, February 12, 2010

WAYNE WHITE exhibition opens Feb. 20th


WAYNE WHITE I Fell 37 Miles to Earth 100 Years Ago

FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 20, 2010
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 20, 6-8 pm

Thursday, February 11, 2010

MODERN RUIN -a strange and spectacular two-day art event



On Thursday, September 25, 2008 the U.S. Government took over Washington Mutual, selling most of it to JPMorgan Chase.

Roughly a year earlier, at the height of a frenzied economic bubble, Washington Mutual began building a new 1 million dollar branch at 5030 Greenville Avenue, just south of Lovers Lane. Just after its completion, the government seized WaMu, and JPMorgan Chase decided not to occupy the building.

The new building was never opened, never used, and has sat as an empty shell for more than a year.

On February 20, 2010, *Modern Ruin*--a two-day exhibition organized by Christina Rees and Thomas Feulmer--will open. The two-day exhibition will be the only use for the million-dollar building before the demolition process begins the following week. The bank building is a truly modern ruin - a building that never met its purpose, and only existed as potential activity, potential economy, and hoped-for growth.

Seeking to take advantage of the space--its social and cultural connotations, its materials, and its presence as direct and immediate evidence of the current economic condition--15 artists will create work inspired by and in dialogue with the building. Some artists will alter the building's materials and corporate interior, while others will stage actions and interventions within, and still others will use the background of the space as context for their work.

Artists in the exhibition are:

Frances Bagley
Tim Best
Michael Corris
Thomas Feulmer
Annette Lawrence
Margaret Meehan
Tom Orr
Richard Patterson
Cam Schoepp
Noah Simblist
Christoph Trendel
Terri Thornton
Kevin Todora
Jeff Zilm

Please join us for the opening reception/intervention with the artists the night of Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, 8-11pm. The exhibition will be open to the public on February 20th and 21st, 12-5pm, though in the case of some artists the work left behind will be documentation of the actions that took place the night before.

5030 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75206 [MAP]

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Kincaid exhibition closes this weekend -don't miss it!


TED KINCAID exhibition installation

Last chance to view
- Ted Kincaid's new celestial photographs inspired by Walt Whitman's 'Song of Myself', I Do Not Want The Constellations Any Nearer / L.A. Skies will be on view until Saturday, February 13.

And if you are looking for Valentines weekend plans, consider an art themed afternoon and visit Marty Walker Gallery to see Kincaid's critically acclaimed work, and then swing by The Dallas Museum of Art and see the exhibit Performance/Art with work by gallery artists Frances Bagley & Tom Orr, among others. Also on display at The Dallas Museum of Art, part of their permanent collection, is a fantastic photograph by Ted Kincaid.

In the meantime click here to see an online slideshow of the exhibition, and also check out the reviews from D Magazine Front Row, Dallas Morning News, Papercity, Art Ltd.,, and many more. (PDFs)

"If Picasso was right, that “art is a lie,” then photography is a whopper, and Kincaid, a Dallas-based artist acclaimed for nuanced, digital manipulation, can stretch the truth like nobody’s business."
"... in Constellation’s ten-part grid of cloud portraits, Kincaid offers us a perspective like one we might have if lying on a hilltop, looking straight up into a partly cloudy sky. Not only are we enabled to stare long at these meteorological wisps, which in real time as fleeting and liquid as reflections on water, but we may also realize, while considering their circular, rondo format, that it is the same way the brain outlines our every view. "

Friday, February 5, 2010

Last week to view: Anna Krachey at CAMH


digital archival print, 31 x 40 in.

Final Week - Photographs by Austin-based artist Anna Krachey on display at the Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston exhibition Perspectives 168 through February 7, 2010. Along with artists Jessica Mallios and Adam Schreiber, Krachey's images challenge relationships of materiality, perception, and the artificial, enigmatic nature of photographic images that offer startling juxtapositions of objects and spaces.

Read a review here

& visit! info below:

Exhibition closes February 7, 2010

Tuesday - Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, noon - 5 p.m.

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
5216 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77006 [ MAP ]