Friday, November 13, 2009

Texas Wax Houston November Meeting at Menil

Mummy Portrait of a Man, Egypt, Fayum region Roman, ca. 150–200

Robert Gober's Untitled, 2005 in the reinstallation of works in the modern-contemporary galleries in the Menil Collection. Curator Franklin Sirmans. Read about it Here. Photo: Hester + Hardaway

Remember, our November meeting is this Sunday, Nov. 15 at the Menil Collection at 2:30. If you are interested in learning more about Texas Wax and or painting with wax, please feel free to join there.

What will we be doing there, you ask? The Menil has recently rearranged their Modern and Contemporary gallery potentially providing new insights and conversations between some of the artists in their collection. For us, it is Brice Marden's Seasons (encaustic) hanging near Jasper John's encaustics placed near Robert Gober's piece of cheese (wax and hair?) under glass perhaps. Also the Fayum Mummy Portraits in the Antiquities Gallery.

Brice Marden's The Seasons 1974-75 Photo:Hickey-Robertson

Talk over food afterwards. Hope to see you there. Don't forget!

November-Celebrating Robert

If you didn't get out to CyFair last week to see Robert's Offrenda, below are some images of it I received from Dave and Suzanne. It was assembled at Lonestar College-CyFair in the lobby of the Fine Arts Building last week by Robert's friends and family but was only up for a few days.