Art and Arnold

Author Archives: H.C. Arnold

Where the land meets the sky, and we meet the desert: Desert X

Right now, terms like “scavenger hunt,” “site-specific”, “land-art 2.0,” “mirage,” and even “existential” are being used to describe Desert X. Opened on February 25th and running through April 30th, this … Continue reading

March 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jeffrey Gibson is ALIVE at Desert X

Neville Wakefield believes that if the Coachella Valley can host a globally-hyped music festival, then it can also be home to a biennale style art extravaganza. Desert X will open … Continue reading

February 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Yui Yaegashi At Parrasch Heijnen Gallery

Yui Yaegashi’s paintings are deceptively small. Against the broad, white walls of Parrasch Heijnen, they appear as tiny imperfections in an otherwise sterile environment. But, these small accents grow to an … Continue reading

January 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Los Angeles: Land of the Smokes: At LAST Projects

If the vast sky framed by the Pacific and the rolling mountains is ubiquitous to us in Southern California, then the car is our common denominator. Living in a city … Continue reading

December 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Roll Call at L.A. Louver

Does graffiti work in an art gallery? Is it still able to democratically maintain its authenticity as a free and social aesthetic, or does the gallery steal this capacity? Can … Continue reading

December 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Austin’s Hail Mary Attempt To Save the East Austin Art Scene

  “Artists are their own worst enemies.” I didn’t say that; someone involved in the Austin art community did. This person was referring to artists’ tendency to do things for … Continue reading

July 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

“Chris Guarino: From the Unknown”

The haunting array of sculptural mutants displayed at Art on 5th are at once foreign and familiar, frightening and comical REVIEWED BY H.C. ARNOLD, FRI., JUNE 17, 2016     Nestled between … Continue reading

July 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

“Ann Johnson: Converse: Real Talk” at Women & Their Work

The artist has created a valuable space in which gallery-goers can sit and discuss racism in America Ann Johnson wants you to talk. She wants you to put your phone … Continue reading

June 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Rachel K. Bury and Zack Ingram at grayDUCK

At first glance, you could mistake grayDUCK Gallery’s Current Affairs show in Austin for a solo show. You’d be wrong. Or you might think that the two participating artists at least know each other … Continue reading

June 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

“De la Complicidad con la Agresión: Works by Miguel A. Aragón”

I wonder how many South American drug cartel bosses gritted their teeth when Colorado legalized marijuana. Did we feel them cringe at the thought of their decreased revenue stream? Drug … Continue reading

May 26, 2016 · Leave a comment