Visual Art

Dallas' Best Visual Art of 2012

Mixmaster art critic Betsy Lewis picks her favorite works of the year:

BEST PIECES

"Aragh," Morehshin Allahyari and Richie Budd, from "Monstrous Coupling" at UT-Dallas

Allahyari's and Budd's "Aragh," from UT Dallas' high-spirited exhibition "Monstrous Coupling," mixed political commentary with simplicity of execution and a complex concept. Three mundane objects -- one containing the body sweat of a worker at a Persian Gulf offshore oil rig, one containing the body sweat of a worker at an undisclosed Shell oil rig near Weatherford, and one containing motor oil -- were enclosed in clear plastic boxes on three plain pedestals.

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Betsy Lewis
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