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Friday Morning Roundup

by Stephen Becker 14 Jan 2011 7:55 AM

Today in the roundup: Music to look out for in 2011, childlike poses at Conduit and understanding Lawrence Weiner.


A LOOK AHEAD: Have you read about all the best of 2010 lists you can safely fit into your brain at this point? Then it’s high time we moved on to 2011 – with more lists! Preston Jones on offers this collection of North Texas artists he anticipates new albums from this year. Mark your calendars now.

CHANNELING CHILDHOOD: Fahamu Pecou is the subject of a new show at Conduit Gallery in Dallas. In it, he paints portraits of himself dressed as a child in an examination of “a misplaced or never fully realized childhood.” He expands on that idea in an interview with Lauren Kennedy in the latest video from

LOTS OF LAWRENCE: You may have seen conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner’s work around a lot lately. One of his pieces is part of the Cowboys Stadium collection, which we’ve discussed a lot lately. And since he’s in the stadium collection, he’s also represented in “Big New Field” at the Dallas Museum of Art. But did you know that his words-as-art pieces can also be seen at the Modern in Fort Worth? The museum’s blog offers a lesson in understanding his work and asks if its meaning changes as it is moved from one gallery to the next.