Interview: Digital Artist Alex Czetwertynski

The Day for Night curator on the dynamic relationship between immersive art and live music

It’s 7PM on a Friday night in Houston, and Bjork is DJing. As if this weren’t already an uncommon enough statement, what’s crazier is that hardly anyone has noticed. Not because the ethereal musician is clandestinely performing within some sort of recreation of an Icelandic forest, but because goers at Day for Night festival are totally immersed in the slew of custom-built, digital art installations …

Highlights from the 2015 Dallas Art Fair

Young artists ruled the scene at the up-and-coming art fair

Over the past weekend, the art world migrated to south for the 7th annual Dallas Art Fair. A relative newcomer to the scene, the fair has become a destination for emerging and established mid-range galleries that are eager to connect with the city’s tight-knit young collector community led by local tastemakers like Justine Ludwig and Robyn Siegel as well as mega-hitters like famed Dallas arts …

“Say it Ain’t Southern”

Territorial markings and grease-pen sketches on trains make for a fascinating look at a piece of American history

by Chermelle Edwards Fascinated with train culture and its resulting, reclusive history, Will Rhoten finds himself in the American crossroads of Dallas, Texas. Here, using Instagram as a tool, Rhoten documents the often unnoticed drawings and tags found on transcontinental freights in his local train yard. Recently, Rhoten found himself so enamored with these territorial markings and grease-pen sketches that he created a limited edition …

Buttercup Bill at the Marfa Film Festival

The wild, psychosexual drama premieres at the prestigious arts hub

There’s something near-impossible about attempting surrealist, David Lynch-like energy in a film—and then still being taken seriously. And yet, “Buttercup Bill” lands that mood, successfully. From the magnificent writing and beyond; it’s an aggressive, at times alcohol-driven world of sex, discovery, loss and love. The film is beautifully shot—dripping in color and oscillating between the occasional dappled light of a gentle past and a present …

Texas Tornado Boot Camp

Learn to ride like the pros at this 20-acre motorcycle-lovers' paradise

The Texas Tornado Boot Camp (TTBC) is located down a dusty road 40 miles from Houston in the town of Montgomery. The camp—which was started by Moto GP rider and two time Superbike World Champion Colin Edwards II (aka the Texas Tornado)—is a flat-track dirt bike school dedicated to teaching riders to “truly [find] the limit of grip.” Flat-track is an American form of motorcycle …