A SORT OF HOMECOMING: Vernon Fisher had plenty of opportunity to leave his hometown of Fort Worth to chase even bigger stardom in the art world. Instead, he chose to live and work in North Texas. Now, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is honoring him with “Vernon Fisher: K-Mart Conceptualism,” a career retrospective. And from the sounds of the reviews, it’s worth checking out. “It’s the best-looking show that the Modern has mounted since opening the new building in 2002. The deft handling comes from familiarity.” Gaile Robinson writes in her dfw.com review. Meanwhile Rebecca Carter writes on D‘s Front Row blog about the artist’s obsession with “negative capability” – the state of not knowing.
TOP-NOTCH TOWN: On Monday, we pointed you to Lawson Taitte’s story on Terry Martin. WaterTower Theatre’s producing artistic director is both directing and starring as the Stage Manager in Our Town. And now that the show has opened, it looks as if Martin is up to the task. “Martin is marvelously direct and low-key, letting the play itself do the work of surrounding humdrum daily life with a sense of the immensity of the universe and of eternity itself,” Taitte writes in his dallasnews.com review.
MUSIC BITS: Flyleaf’s Lacey Mosley, an Arlington native, talks about the hurdles that come with fronting a rock band ahead of her band’s show tonight at House of Blues. (dallasnews.com) … Grand Prairie and Carrollton are snatching up all the good local bands for festival performances next month. (DC9 at Night)