You’ve likely sat in one of his wire chairs or walked under his 3,000-pound mural at the downtown library. But the Nasher’s first-ever retrospective of Bertoia’s career goes far deeper in exploring how the artist sculpted space.
By Lauren Smart
Arts & Entertainment
'Tea Ceremony' is cultural relativism made manifest. Artist Tom Sachs gives us a tour of his influences in the Nasher's permanent collection.
By Lyndsay Knecht
A twelve- by thirty-foot wall of white shirt labels, arranged in a grid and each pinned about one inch above the wall’s surface, is the dramatic opening statement in “Joseph Havel: Plus or Minus.”
By Ben Lima
At the level of sheer overwhelming density of material, Hundley’s The Bacchae inspires the same sense of awe as a Mark Bradford or a Julie Mehretu.
By Ben Lima
Art is so cool these days. Everyone’s got to have it. Even whole streets, block after block, apparently need a requisite amount of it in order to fit in, or so it would seem on the newly revived east Henderson Avenue. An urban beautification effort called the Henderson Art Project has plopped a number of public sculptures on the avenue as selected by a jury. Like a mid-life crisis Corvette, the art in the Henderson Art Project is a surrogate for real sophistication: it had better be shiny, accessibly emotive, and apparently red.
By Lucia Simek