Dallas-based painter John Pomara has a show up right now at Inman Gallery in Houston, which has been getting some attention. Seems Pomara's former student Tad Griffin got known in Houston for a style and conceptual line somewhat similar to his, and the scene's so intimate that the idea of two artists mining the same vein makes people uncomfortable. Bill Davenport's review appears here, and my reply is here. Below is a jpeg of Pipeline, 2000, oil enamel on aluminum, 30 x 24 inches.
Damn. Link rot.
I emailed GlassTire in Houston earlier today--they changed the links for all their reviews (typical) but also appear to have expunged these two from the archive. I'm waiting for an explanation.
The links have been fixed. I appreciate that the magazine responded to my email. The official explanation is that the links "changed" when they "upgraded their system."
As for my dramatic theory that the review and the reply were "expunged"--it looks as if not all Davenport's reviews made it into the index when the links changed. My reply isn't in the index (although some replies are)--it used to be linked from the review, as I recall, but it isn't now. I sent another email to the mag, which I'm sure loves me now.