THE TEXAS CURE (ART AND LIFE, PART II)

John Perreault: View from Hilton Hotel Window, Houston, Texas, 2006 Against Nostalgia At the American Craft Council's "Leadership Conference" in Houston, the issues were the same, the people friendly. On a side trip, my travel buddy was cured of his nostalgia for San Antonio. We were attending the ACC Conference for different reasons. My friend was on a panel; I was on a mission. Perhaps I could find a few more writing or curatorial gigs. Hey, just when you thought it was safe to go to a craft … [Read more...]

WRIGHT WAS WRONG

Things You Wish You Had Never Found Out Is a masterpiece still a masterpiece once you have discovered that the architect of record was notoriously, dangerously lacking in engineering skills? That the architect wore elevator shoes? That he was a hypocrite about homosexuality? Frank Lloyd Wright was antigay when it came to what he called that "Pansy Patch of the Museum of Foreign Art," as exemplified byPhilip Johnson and Henry-Russell Hitchcock at MoMA, but covertly allowed his majestic, … [Read more...]