Category Archives: 20I2 Local Artists

Jim Pirtle (Houston)

Rats in cages or why I don’t hurt myself with my art anymore.When I was nine years old for some reason I hated school. Pretending to be sick was not … Continue reading

December 22, 2013

Nestor Topchy (Houston)

Nestor Tobchy’s work interweaves paradoxical strands of thought, incongruous painting techniques, disparate artistic traditions, and antithetical pictorial attitudes to express a coherent and pantheistic vision of reality. While in school … Continue reading

October 29, 2013

Carrie Nation comes to the Festival

Carrie Nation and her band of protesting hatchitators broke up the bar at notsuoH with REAL hatchets.

March 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Julia Wallace challenges our perceptions at notsuoH

Julia Wallace did a beautiful piece that struck right at the heart of our insecurities and ask us the question “What Do You Think of Me Now?” Talking to her … Continue reading

March 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Nancy Douthey at notsuoH

Nancy Douthey performed at notsuoH as part of the Lone Star Performance Explosion. Photos courtesy of Michelle Lanter, Ben DeSoto and Alex Barber.

March 18, 2012 · 7 Comments

Brian and Stevie McCord tell us to..

There are always some back stories going around at any major event like this one. Knowing some of this back story, I had to give it to Brian and Stevie … Continue reading

March 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Nestor Topchy, A Geometry of Painting

While in school in Baltimore in 1981, Topchy chanced upon an exhibition of Yves Klein’s IKB work. Topchy credits Klein’s use of a saturated ultramarine blue pigment that represented “the … Continue reading

March 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Natali Leduc does The Fotofonotron 3000 at DiverseWorks

With the help of the audience, Natali demonstrated how to take a photograph with a rotary phone. I got to participate as a “Snake Handler” (which everyone knows is mandatory … Continue reading

March 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Rahul Mitra at AvantGarden

Artist, printmaker, photographer, writer, scientist and entrepreneur, born in Hyderabad, India, now living in Houston. Mitra uses visual language drawn from the streets to interpret personal, socio-political dialogues exploring poverty, … Continue reading

March 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Daniel-Kayne 3 Day Fast at notsuoH

Daniel-Kayne spent three days in the window of Deans. Photos courtesy of Ben DeSoto, Michelle Lanter and Alex Barber.

March 17, 2012 · 2 Comments

KPFT Interview with Local Artists

CLIKC HERE FOR KPFT INTERVIEW Historic interview with NestorTopchy, JimPirtle, KellyAlison, JonatanLopez on KPFT a few days before the festival started.

March 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Jonatan Lopez at Lone Star Explosion

Jonatan was more that a performer in the Festival.  Jonatan did our promo video and our PR work.  We are very grateful for all his help.  He also did a … Continue reading

March 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Art Guys at notsuoH

March 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Great God Pan Is Dead: What I did at the Lone Star Explosion Biennale: Day 3 (NSFW)

Thursday, March 15, 2012 What I did at the Lone Star Explosion Biennale: Day 3 (NSFW) Dean Liscum Lone Star Performance Explosion day three’s dominating theme seemed to be food and … Continue reading

March 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Great God Pan Is Dead: What I did at the Lone Star Explosion Biennale: Day 2

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 What I did at the Lone Star Explosion Biennale: Day 2 Dean Liscum I’m going to categorize Day 2’s theme as dicks and death. This day’s … Continue reading

March 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Houston Lone Star Performance Explosion. night 2 and 3

Originally posted on Pancho and Leftey:
This past weekend, Makenzie and I participated in the first ever biannual Houston Lone Star Performance Explosion 2012. This event was made up of three different…

March 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Watch Out Drunkards

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012 Watch Out Drunkards (An interview with Carrie A. Nation by Anita Latinlova) link to Performance Art Houston Hello Performance Art Lovers, I am back from Spain … Continue reading

March 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

the goose a prisoner

the goose a prisoner is a shadow of a strangulation. Odysseus’s sadness as he tried to embrace the shade of his mother–hugs in Hades are impossible. Had he known that … Continue reading

March 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

Nancy Douthey (Houston)

Nancy Douthey was born in Fort Worth, TX in the year of the horse, 1978 and currently lives and works in Houston, TX. She received her MFA in Interdisciplinary Practice … Continue reading

March 1, 2012 · 8 Comments

Symposium Coming March 7, 2pm Contemporary Art Museum

Performance? March 7, 2pm Contemporary Art Museum, Houston TX The panel of speakers is an eclectic group of artists from around the world including: Julia Wallace (Houston), Rodney Dickson (Nth … Continue reading

February 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Rahul Mitra (Houston)

Rahul Mitra is doing street art projects in Delhi, India; Houston; Paris and Berlin in 2012. The current performance is Culinary Street Art from Rahul’s experiences on the streets of … Continue reading

February 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Emily Sloan

Funeral Party for the Living at 14Pews on January 1, 2011 READ THE WHOLE STORY @Emily Sloan

February 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Jonatan Lopez

THE SHOW HAS BEGUN

February 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Nestor Topchy by Hareer Singh Lagataar

The Glamorous Life of a Performance Artist | Gearing Up for the Lone Star Performance Explosion by Harbeer Singh Lagataar on Sunday, February 19, 2012 at 4:05pm The rain has … Continue reading

February 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Daniel-Kayne (Houston)

In 2006 Daniel-Kayne moved to New York City to continue his studies and partake in an installation/painting residency at the New York School of Visual Arts.  Prior to this, he … Continue reading

February 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Brian and Stevie McCord (Houston)

The.McCords in “Automobile Anxiety” The.McCords explore their personal experiences with automobiles and the anxiety surrounding driving, through live spoken-word, and exciting display, all the while from behind a barrier. “I … Continue reading

February 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Daniel Adame (Houston)

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Rodney Dickson (New York)

Rodney Dickson 181 Engert Avenue, Brooklyn, New York. Email – Rodneydickson1@aol.com SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS – Paintings 2010 Gasser Grunert, New York, U.S.A. 2008 Gasser & Grunert Gallery, New York, U.S.A. … Continue reading

February 10, 2012 · 14 Comments

1KA (France)

Video from Reno

February 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Orion Maxted (Berlin via London)

The fundamental of the fundamental of the fundamental of the fundamental of the fundamental of the fundamental?€¦ If by taking apart and putting back together we gain understanding of the … Continue reading

February 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

Jonatan Lopez (Houston)

Jonatan Lopez is an interdisciplinary artist residing in Houston. His works examine issues of debate within social and personal realms, often using empirical observation as research method. His performances and … Continue reading

February 3, 2012 · 16 Comments

Marcus Vinicius (Brazil)

In his performances and urban interventions – extending itself also to video and photography -, the focus is your own body as a territory for experimentation, exploring temporality/contingency/instability/limits. He has … Continue reading

February 3, 2012 · 2 Comments

Ville Karel (Estonia)

born October 31, 1981, is a prominent Estonian polymath: scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, painter, sculptor, architect, musician and writer. He is legitimate son of a free lanced artist, Eerik … Continue reading

February 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

Julia Wallace (Houston)

Julia Claire Wallace is a Houston-based Artist that works in a variety of media, such as performance, video, social practice, spoken word, painting and writing. She grew up in Houston … Continue reading

February 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

Emily Sloan (Houston)

“Haannnncocksss Giifffffts.” I can still hear my grandmother’s voice speaking these words, as she would answer the phone at her gift shop in Jasper, Texas. She stocked gifts, house wares, … Continue reading

February 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

Nestor Topchy (Houston)

One of the Houston art world’s great visionaries, Nestor Topchy is a painter, sculptor, installation artist, and performance artist who was born in Somerville, New Jersey in 1963. Since 2001, … Continue reading

February 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

Jim Pirtle (Houston)

Rats in cages or why I don’t hurt myself with my art anymore When I was nine years old for some reason I hated school. Pretending to be sick was … Continue reading

February 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Art Guys (Houston)

The Art Guys have experimented with a wide range of materials and activities in their attempt to expand the dialog and boundaries of art. Sculpture, drawing, performances, installations and video … Continue reading

February 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

Natali Leduc (Canada / Houston)

Natali’s contraptions romanticize the archetype of the amateur inventor, who works with rudimentary knowledge and avid curiosity. Mostly impractical, they allude to needs or desires pertaining to the imaginary realm, … Continue reading

February 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

John G. Boehme (Vancouver)

What interests me, as an artist is the ongoing reformulation of a set of key interests. These interests are drawn from my observations of some of Western society’s less considered … Continue reading

February 3, 2012 · Leave a comment