The Stinks and Rapids: Is Art Important?

We need fewer artists doing the same thing and more artists pushing the boundaries stretched by artists from the past. We need independent voices willing to speak out and act as regulators of the marketplace—not regulators of the Art. We need critics willing to debate and stand up for what they believe. We need to recognize that there are artists all over the world quietly making interesting and challenging art, overlooked by the system and market.

Reaction to Space at Gallerie Urbane, Marfa

Monica Goldsmith Jason Willaford and Ted Larsen Gail Peter Borden Rebecca Rothfus and Jason Willaford “Reaction to Space” at Gallerie Urbane in Marfa, TX features gallery artists, Gail Peter Borden, a former Chinati Artist-In-Resident, Ted Larsen, a recent recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Award and Marfa artist Jason Willaford, with visiting artists, Monica Goldsmith, recently added…

Meth Lab Alchemy at Ballroom Marfa

Entering the “Hello Meth Lab in the Sun” exhibit at Ballroom Marfa is like entering a bad movie set. It is pure fakery down to the plastic chicken hanging from the burned out kitchen oven—and that is why this show works. The exhibit is a labyrinth of assembled rooms, hallways, closets and observation platforms created…