Art collecting 101

Lea Weingarten featured at Northwestern Alumni luncheon

Weingarten Art Group principal Lea Weingarten will be the featured speaker at a Northwest University Club of Houston lunch-and-learn gathering on Friday, Sept. 4, at Bistro Menil. The event, titled “Introduction to Art Collecting 101: Luncheon at Bistro Menil,” is the first part of the club’s Art Collecting and Education speaker series. Additional events in the…

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Tony Lewis Pall 2015 Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago Installation View

On Our Radar

How one old writing method inspired collage exploration

Who: Chicago-based artist Tony Lewis, who’s currently featured in a solo show at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland, Ohio, through Sept. 6, 2015. Tony Lewis‘ work has been included in exhibitions at CAB, Brussels; Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York; Massimo de Carlo, London; and in the 2014 Whitney Biennial. What he’s known for: Explorations of language structures and…

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Amy Bishop of Houston Public Media interviewing Weingarten Art Group's Lea Weingarten

In the news

Can you unlink artists from their creative work?

The argument in a recent Houston Public Media arts and culture segment could be summarized with the question, “Can you unlink artists from their creative work?” Amy Bishop, arts and culture reporter for News 88.7, visited with Weingarten Art Group principal Lea Weingarten to further explore the subject of disabled persons participating in the professional fine…

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Zipora Fried, "March 18, 2013," 2014, On Stellar Rays

On Our Radar

These inspiring panoramas unwind in pensive softness

Who: Israel-born, New York-based artist Zipora Fried. What she’s known for: Gorgeous, dreamy and pseudo-fantastical landscapes with fascinating perspectives that rest inside a soft aesthetic. Her approach, as described by On Stellar Rays gallery in New York’s Lower East Side, shows “societal reluctance to probe subsurface emotions and the futility of language to fully express subconscious…

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Anish Kapoor's impression of the slide. Photo courtesy of The Telegraph.

Public Art Focus

Awkward Olympic turret is reborn as colossal slide

When British-Indian sculptor Anish Kapoor presented his sculpture for the 2012 Olympic Games in London, critics didn’t have many compliments about the 337-foot vertical winding tower. According to ArtNet.com, the artist agreed, noting that “it’s an object with all its elbows sticking out and it is slightly awkward, but I think I made it for that reason, I…

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