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OBSESSIONS. DECORATION. SALIENT FACTS. 20 A Gothic Edge: W h i l e T e x a s Contemporary A r t F a i r ' s fall show was canceled (but will return to the George R. Brown Convention Center October 4 through 7, 2018), Sculpture Month Houston is on. Head to The Silos at Sawyer Yards for a creepy, cool iteration, as the SITE Gallery within the looming concrete honeycombs transforms into an autumnal art space with an agrarian twist. Note the new exhibition dates: October 21 through December 2. At press time, nearly 20 artists are confirmed from around the state, plus John Salvest, in from Arkansas. Rudolph Blume Fine Art/ ArtScan Gallery's Volker Eisele curates. Houston headliners include Kaneem Smith, Tierney Malone, Lily Cox- Richard, Joe Havel, Tommy Gregory, Alex Goss, Patrick Renner, and Jeff Shore/Jon Fisher. Power Women: It's season of restless and bold femmes. At the Moody Center at Rice University, the acclaimed Mickalene Thomas confronts issues of female identity in a baroque ART NOTES F or collectors of Texana, illustration, and narrative image spiked with wit, Jack Unruh (1935-2016) was an American original. The late, great artist — one of the seminal illustrators of the second half of the 20th century — lent his talents to the pages and often the covers of publications as diverse as Time, National Geographic, Field & Stream, and Sports Illustrated. His career arguably peaked from 2007 until his passing last year, when he created more than 100 illustrations for David Courtney's column The Texanist, which ran religiously on the back page of Texas Monthly. A n e w b o o k b y C o u r t n e y documents their c o l l a b o r a t i o n : The Texanist: Fine Advice on Living in Texas (UT Press, $24.95). This month, Red & White Gallery in Fayetteville hosts a show of Unruh's work; Courtney will sign his book at the TEXAS' NORMAN ROCKWELL opening Saturday, October 14, 5 to 8 pm. The gallery also offers Unruh's original illustrations for sale ($1,950 framed; $1,850 unframed). "The Texanist: Fine Advice on Living in Texas," October 14 – November 25, at Red & White Gallery, Fayetteville,; view the collection at jackunruhtexanist. com. Catherine D. Anspon curated by Michelle White (October 13 – February 25) … Also worthy of a gaze at the Menil is Max Ernst's iconic portrait of Dominique de Menil in "Thirty Works for Thirty Years," toasting triple decades of the museum that still represents a pilgrimage site (through January 28). Art + Science: Also at the Moody Center, former Dallas gallerist turned Ph.D. candidate Aja Martin curates a prescient day of art and panels spun around health throughout human history (Saturday, October 14, vitalconstitutions. … The power of a flower is celebrated in Joseph Cohen's exhibition at Octavia Gallery, introducing a new body of monochromes that mine carbon nanotubes while referencing blossoms (October 4 – 28). Toasting a Texan: Trenton Doyle Hancock, the master of drawing and conjuror of his own cosmology, has been anointed Texas Artist of the Year by Art League Houston. While ALH revamps its galleries impacted by Harvey, Hancock's magnum opus moves across town to Rice Gallery, graciously lent to showcase a grand survey of works by the former Core Fellow who has made it into the Whitney Biennial twice (through November 17). Catherine D. Anspon THE MENIL COLLECTION. © 2017 ARS, NYC / ADAGP, PARIS Max Ernst's Portrait of Dominique, circa 1932, at The Menil Collection Jack Unruh's Dipping Copenhagen, 2007, at Red & White Gallery, Fayetteville COURTESY THE ESTATE OF THE ARTIST AND RED & WHITE GALLERY, FAYETTEVILLE, TX practice that returns power to the ladies. Paintings, photos, collages, and prints raid images from the media and art history (through January 13) … At The Menil Collection, see the sensitive, globally informed installations and sculpture by Mona Hatoum. The London-based artist, who has a complex background as a Beirut-born Palestinian, comments upon the fragile nature of home — something we can all identify with post Harvey. Hatoum's first U.S. solo in 20 years is

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