Category Archives: Looking

Patrick Renner’s “Vestigial Structures”

I like the work of Patrick Renner, a Houston artist whose show titled “Vestigial Structures” has just closed at Avis Frank Gallery. Patrick reclaims, among other things, wood sheathing from demolished houses, keeping the color and evident aging of the … Continue reading

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Edges and Boundaries

I am interested in edges, a reasonable pursuit for a painter. I look at different painters and how they handle the edges of forms. Some make edges that are crisp and clear, others that are soft but simple, others make … Continue reading

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On Voice

My undergraduate college’s motto was “a voice crying in the wilderness,” which suggests an inauspicious truth for starting a blog. But it strikes me that having a Voice of any kind is a good thing. The artist statement I wrote … Continue reading

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