Frozen in Time

The new Ransom Center photography exhibition is epic but also refreshingly intimate by Claiborne Smith Photographers were thought of as technicians at the time; the establishment of Magnum was a radical move that insisted on more power being given to artists rather than the media makers who published those artists’ photos. For someone unfamiliar with … Continue reading Frozen in Time


S.C. Gwynne and Katie Maratta found the wellspring for their art on the edge of a vast land ocean. by Claiborne Smith Writer and journalist S.C. “Sam” Gwynne grew up in Connecticut; his wife, artist Katie Maratta, grew up in West Virginia. Those places must seem somewhat foreign to them now, so tied to Texas … Continue reading NICE, LONG SPACES

Joyce Howell

by Rachel Haggerty Two canvases were poised on easels—one near completion and the other at the beginning of its creation. A palette sat near, iced with months of paint like a wedding cake that keeps getting licked before it can be served. On the far wall, seven paintings hung on pegs for inspection. I was … Continue reading Joyce Howell