"They don't really photograph well," says Lucas Martell, as we walk through Lagoon at Circuit 12 Contemporary, the local artist's first solo exhibition. "It's impossible to get the green the right color when it's being photographed."
The Internet opened up possibilities of experience to us. Today we can see the streets of Hong Kong with a click of the button; we can listen to the soundtrack or flip through the image gallery of a production in the West End or on Broadway. Life across the world is accessible to us without leaving the house and it's an obvious critique of the information age that these same advantages can also encourage a sense of lethargy. The household voyeurs can admire the exhibitionist without stepping foot into the real world. And it seems that in the art world in Dallas, a lot of times people just don't show up.
And so far this summer, the choice to not show up has been a huge mistake, because the photographs of what's happening around Dallas aren't even telling half of the story.More »