Are you registered to vote in Dallas? Today’s your last chance to get that squared away before the 2018 primaries. More, including Vince Staples, after the jump.
There’s a decidedly functional thread through SMU’s ongoing Visiting Artist Lecture Series, and this week’s installment is frankly titled to that effect. “A Girl’s Gotta Eat” introduces the plight of ceramicist Mariko Paterson. Another modern example of the artist as worker using an ancient medium, Paterson favors graphic-minded drawing and illustration when designing her pottery, making dishes that are highly sell-able (think: Valentine’s kitten mugs) which help subsidize her subtle documents of cultural tension. Ahead of Paterson’s talk at Owen Arts Center Monday at 7 pm, here’s a treatise she wrote for Ceramics Monthly.
The ex-cheerleader industrial pop anthems of Sleigh Bells rush the Granada on Tuesday. On Thursday, wavy R&B+hip-hop+dance artists Tyler, the Creator and Vince Staples make it to The Bomb Factory. Staples’ Big Fish Theory from last year angles toward a blue-lit dance floor with these crunchy analog synth freakouts under playground phrasing. There are sonic moments worthy of Azalea Banks’ Broke With Expensive Taste within — a force field that’s tough to border.