The admirable Douglas Britt at the Houston Chronicle reports on a one-night show in a funeral home. What will these “visionary” Houston artists think of next?
Seattle’s Charles Krafft had a show in a funeral home in 2003, and not, as in Houston, by hanging portraits on the wall. Krafft’s art in a dead house was made from the dead:
He’s making urns from human ashes, following a formula Josiah Spode invented in 1797, producing fine English china glaze by adding calcinated cow bone to the company’s clay mixture. (more)
On the other hand, when it comes to turning out the living for a show in a funeral parlor, Houston has Seattle beat. I don’t remember seeing any major collectors or curators at the opening of Krafft’s show at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.