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Seth Orion Schwaiger

39 articles

Talking Curation With Art Alliance Austin's Asa Hursh

Lora Reynolds Gallery's exhibition of work by Troy Brauntuch, Andy Coolquitt, and Jeff Williams proves a good case study in putting together an art show

Arts Feature, Aug. 20, 2015

BOOKS by Kevin McNamee-Tweed

In this collection of faux book jackets, you can totally judge books by their covers

Arts Review, Aug. 13, 2015

"Young Latino Artists 20: Within Reach"

Despite the exhibition's distractions, Mexic-Arte continues to debut exciting work from young Latino artists

Arts Review, Jul. 30, 2015

"Conner O'Leary: Requesting Entrance"

Surrealism is alive and well at Farewell Books, thanks to the art of Conner O'Leary

Arts Review, Jul. 16, 2015

"Katie Rose Pipkin: picking figs in the garden while my world eats Itself"

In an art exhibition and accompanying chapbook, Pipkin automates the un-automatable

Arts Review, Jul. 2, 2015

"Colby Bird: Hope Goes With Man to the Foot of the Gallows"

The fruits of the artist's labors are evident in this new solo show

Arts Review, Jun. 18, 2015

"Gently Fried"

Local curatorial powerhouse Los Outsiders creates a poignant three-part exhibition (or is it five?)

Arts Review, Jun. 4, 2015

"William Gaynor: Walking Down the Road Feeling Really Fucking Bad"

Artist William Gaynor illuminates a curious spiritualism in an unlikely location

Arts Review, May. 28, 2015

"Bobby Scheidemann: Together at Sunset"

Scheidemann's rush-hour portraits of people in cars reveal the character of both individuals and highway

Arts Review, May. 21, 2015

Jana Swec

Arts Feature, May. 7, 2015

"Ian Shults: Sex, Drugs, and Leave Me Alone"

Are West Austin tastes in painting taking a swing toward the provocative?

Arts Review, Apr. 16, 2015

Amy Yoes, Ezra Masch, Tim Schmidt: "Ultraviolet"

Amy Yoes, Ezra Masch, and Tim Schmidt conjure the extrasensory

Arts Review, Apr. 2, 2015

"Up + Up: 2015 Senior Art Exhibition"

This UT student group show is surprisingly tame

Arts Review, Mar. 12, 2015

"Neil O'Brien: (I saw You) Chugging from a 2 Liter"

Easy drinking in O'Brien's Common House solo show of prints and paintings

Arts Review, Feb. 26, 2015

Working in Stereo

Sean Ripple on "Tom Sachs: Boombox Retrospective" and the rising role of the artist-curator

Arts Feature, Feb. 19, 2015

"Tony de los Reyes: Border Theory"

The unfortunately apolitical but undeniably charming work of Tony de los Reyes

Arts Review, Feb. 19, 2015

Open Edition

PrintAustin enters its second year with startling growth in scale and scope

Arts Feature, Jan. 15, 2015

Excitingly Unpredictable

The best fringe since fashion week, FronteraFest 2015 promises a month of exhilarating alternative performance

Arts Feature, Jan. 8, 2015

“Jackie Lee Young curated by Sandy Carson”

Lower Left Gallery exhibits a dusty doublewide Americana in this photographic solo show

Arts Review, Jan. 8, 2015

Top 10 (+1) Major Shifts in Austin Visual Arts in 2014

In the visual arts, 2014 was marked by transition: for galleries, curators, and critics

Arts Feature, Dec. 31, 2014

"Alex.Chitty / Aaron.Meyers"

New residence-based gallery Permanent.Collection debuts with a curious show

Arts Review, Dec. 11, 2014

Touring the Tour

A very meta experience, guided by Heather Pesanti, senior curator of the Contemporary Austin

Arts Feature, Nov. 20, 2014

EAST Toast

Curated cocktail mixes to make your East Austin Studio Tour a tad more intoxicating

Arts Feature, Nov. 13, 2014

"About Thirteen Hundred People, About One Hundred Rocks, and Thirty More People"

A low-key socialism is at play in Russell Etchen's solo exhibition at Test Tube Gallery

Arts Review, Sep. 25, 2014

"George Herms and Sarah Bancroft: LOVE George Herms"

Rhythm and tone take center stage at residence-based gallery Testsite

Arts Review, Sep. 18, 2014

"Ryan Cronk: Migration Wisdom, Chalk Lines, Tracings, and Undertow"

This solo show explores new existential threats in sharp analytical prints and layered chaotic collage

Arts Review, Sep. 4, 2014

"Michael Anthony García: Chimaera"

This ambitious solo show explores gender duality with the help of furniture and clothing borrowed from friends and family

Arts Review, Aug. 28, 2014

Akiko Kotani: Soft Walls

The two works in this exhibit by Akiko Kotani show two sides of repetitive work and of madness

Arts Review, Aug. 14, 2014

'Buy What You Love'

Collector Glenn Fuhrman on 'A Secret Affair' and living with contemporary art

Arts Feature, Aug. 7, 2014

'Drawnonward: Jonathan Gruchawka & Mark Leavens'

Decay, distress, and destruction are the themes in the multidisciplinary works by these two artists

Arts Review, Jul. 31, 2014

'Kasey Short: 5 Plus Hearts'

The artist's comparison of war and violence with spectator sport holds promise, though not all the work is equally strong

Arts Review, Jul. 24, 2014

'Mariah Dekkenga and Josef Bull: We have never been modern'

The works by these two artists weave an intricate web of times and cultures

Arts Review, Jul. 3, 2014

'Raul Gonzalez and Julon Pinkston: Undetermined Matter'

The pairing of these two artists using similar approaches shows them playing off each other's strengths

Arts Review, Jun. 19, 2014


Austin's voice in the global conversation on art and social media

Arts Feature, Jun. 12, 2014

'Susan Collis: I would like to invite the viewer'

London-based Susan Collis presents a new realism in her solo show

Arts Review, Jun. 12, 2014

"Pillow" Talk

Terri Thomas on what's behind the sex in her Big Medium art show

Arts Daily, Jun. 5, 2014 10:45 AM

WEST 2014: Ink Tank

Artists host a yard sale of their work, offer soothing tunes from a vending machine

Arts Feature, May. 15, 2014

Park Benched

The Cost of Art, Part II: Without enough buyers for art, local galleries like Tiny Park can't make the rent

Arts Feature, Mar. 27, 2014

Common Purpose

Insights from Common House arts space

Arts Feature, Feb. 6, 2014

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