CHANNELING FRIDA: Matthew Posey’s latest creation for Ochre House is Ex Voto: The Immaculate Conceptions of Frida Kahlo, which celebrates the creative life of the Mexican painter. And the results have the reviewers split. On the thumbs up side is Mark Lowry. “The storytelling is oddly normal. And while using that word to describe something from the creatively adventurous Posey might not sound exciting, in many ways, it is,” he writes in his theaterjones.com review. But Alexandra Bonifield was non-plussed. “Instead of transporting the audience inside the unusual world of this dynamic, tortured, impassioned, explosively creative woman, exploring the waxing and waning of her physical and emotional pain as the driving source of her artistic output, Posey created her as a flat, stereotyped object,” she writes on criticalrant.com. Judge for yourself through Saturday.
MUSIC BITS: The programmers of the Texas Theatre continue to up their musical profile. Case in point: Thurston Moore is coming to town. (dfw.com) … Mark Olson talks about the Jayhawks’ reunion ahead of the band’s show Wednesday night at the Granada. (DC9 at Night) … Fort Worth’s Gonzo City does its best to defy easy categorization. (fwweekly.com)
MORE ARTCONT PICS: On Monday, we pointed you to the photo album we put together on our Facebook page that captures all of the people who made a piece of art with Art&Seek on Saturday night at Art Conspiracy. And we weren’t the only ones there with a camera. More photos are now up on Front Row and dallasobserver.com.