Detritus 1

Detritus 1, Houston: 2007 archival pigment print 12” x18" image

There is a magic point when cooking pasta when it is perfectly done – soft and slightly chewy. Supposedly, throwing a piece of spaghetti against the wall to see if it sticks is a method to determine if pasta has reached this state of perfection: if it sticks, it is ready.

The organizing conceit of Clay Harmon's new exhibit "Al Dente" is the same. "I am going to throw some projects on the wall to see if they stick. First is the Telos project, which is a dark minimalist take on commuting—driving through the dark toward an uncertain destination."

The Curve project is a set of extractions from architectural subjects taken over several trips to Europe that share a common visual sensibility. And the Detritus project documents a strange visual conversation with anonymous commuters who eat in their cars and then leave the evidence ready to be pondered.

There will be an opening reception on Friday, November 16, 5:30–8 p.m. The exhibit runs Nov. 16 to Dec. 30. Visit

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