Articles by Leanne Gilbertson

Installation view, The Menil Collection, Houston, TX.

Raiding, Mining, and Resurrecting: Maurizio Cattelan at The Menil Collection

Raiding, Mining, and Resurrecting: Maurizio Cattelan at The Menil Collection

The current Maurizio Cattelan exhibition at The Menil Collection, Houston (February 12– August 15, 2010) marks the U.S. debut of recent large-scale works, site-specific installations, and four new works. Cattelan’s …

Installation shot, Twentieth-Century Gallery, The Menil Collection. Photography by Paul Hester. Courtesy The Menil Collection.

The Menil Collection: 20th and 21st Century Art as “Daily Companions”

The Menil Collection: 20th and 21st Century Art as “Daily Companions”

“Art: Take it off its marble pedestal and show it as a daily companion, refreshing, human and rich: witness of its time and prophet of times to come.”  – John …

Dan Phillips, "Chateaux", 2008. Courtesy Phoenix Commotion.

Dan Phillips: Not Merely Vernacular, Pt. 2

Dan Phillips: Not Merely Vernacular, Pt. 2

In my estimation, Phoenix Commotion’s ongoing project (founded around 1998 by Dan Phillips) does much more than simply supply a university town with a rich dose of local color. While …

Dan Phillips, "Tree House," 2008. Courtesy of Phoenix Commotion.

Flash Points

Dan Phillips: Not Merely Vernacular, Pt. I

Flash Points

Dan Phillips: Not Merely Vernacular, Pt. I

As a northerner recently transplanted to the Greater Houston area, I admit to having reservations about all things Texan. I have found this a tough place to love at first …