New critic: The Morning News and UT-Arlington have hired an architecture critic. Mark Lamster is an editor at Architectural Digest and author working on a biography of Philip Johnson. In addition to writing for the paper, Lamster will teach at UT-Arlington. He fills a void in the paper’s arts and cultural coverage left by the late critic David Dillon, says Bob Mong, DMN editor. Lamster will be in town in time for the annual David Dillon Symposium at the Nasher on April 18 and 19. (Looks like the DMN may not have this story online. But I swear I’m staring right at it.)
Oh. Here it is, finally at 8 a.m.
Big and small: The Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth is exhibiting massive photos from the museum’s collection at the same time it presents a solo show of small Polaroids made by Marie Cosindas. Writes Star Telegram’s Gaile Robinson:
Manipulating print size also manipulates the viewer. Huge depictions can draw viewers into the frame, the better to see the human dwarfed by the redwoods in Jackson’s Mariposa Grove or make them step back, to see the totality of the dancer as she struggles to emerge from her knit cocoon in Barbara Morgan’s Martha Graham — Lamentation.