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Wayne Alan Brenner

Arts Listings Editor


Wayne Alan Brenner has been covering arts and culture for The Austin Chronicle for more than 15 years, bringing you the brilliant, the odd, and the underexposed.

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'Joseph Phillips & Shawn Smith'

Two artists make dazzling use of artifice to explore and explode the artificial

Arts Review, Sep. 10, 2010

'Fired Up!'

This ceramic, glass, and steel art's beauty and wit will knock you on your ass

Arts Review, Sep. 3, 2010


Exploring of what goes on beneath the surface – of our bodies, of society, of the cities in which we live, of the very planet itself

Arts Review, Aug. 27, 2010

'Spaghetti Modern'

In this group show riffing on Austin culture, the secret is in the source

Arts Review, Aug. 20, 2010

The Family of Man in Watercolor

Natalya Kochak's diaphanous figures traverse the walls in a ghostly promenade

Arts Review, Aug. 13, 2010

The Dionysium

A metaphysical grudge match to settle the question: Do ideas exist independently?

Arts Feature, Jul. 30, 2010

Everybody's Talking at You

Austin's reading series scene is booking good

Books Feature, Jul. 30, 2010

Covert Stories

Wally Workman Gallery presents the transgressive art of Ian Shults

Arts Feature, Jul. 23, 2010

'The Cartoon Utopia'

Regé's drawings vibrate with a vision of life seen through a scanner brightly

Arts Review, Jul. 16, 2010

'Work by Robert Levers'

Surreal scenes of security resist inattention in these images by the late artist

Arts Review, Jul. 9, 2010

Getting Bitter All The Time

Daniel Clowes' new book presents a cretin with a heart of, well, flesh.

Books Daily, Jul. 2, 2010 3:26 PM

Increments of Destruction

Chris Jordan's 'Running the Numbers' at Austin Museum of Art

Arts Feature, Jul. 2, 2010

'That Summer Feeling'

Davis Gallery artists offer vistas of Texas and beyond into which you can escape

Arts Review, Jul. 2, 2010

The Pomology of Sweetness and Light

This musical drama about Johnny Appleseed, told with puppets, bears sweet fruit

Arts Review, Jun. 18, 2010

Confidence Men: Wham! Bam! Thank You, Mamet!

The Mamet-inspired troupe of improvisers nails it to the fucking wall

Arts Review, Jun. 11, 2010

The Finger: A Handbook

An enthralling account of the depictions and ramifications – social, theological, mercantile – of fingers through the ages

Books Review, Jun. 11, 2010

Shanty Town Lake

ColdTowne as Sketch Central? With this comedy show, the club is halfway there.

Arts Review, Jun. 4, 2010

'Francesca Gabbiani: Dream Baby Dream'

The artist crafts densely layered cut-paper works of inspirational beauty

Arts Review, May. 28, 2010

'69 Love Scenes'

Each of the 69 Love Songs on the 1999 CD gets a scene in this theatrical venture

Arts Feature, May. 21, 2010

'El Maiz Es Nuestra Vida/Maize Is Our Life'

This touring show is so rich in history and beauty, you can get lost in the maize

Arts Review, May. 14, 2010

'Lance Letscher: The Perfect Machine'

The art for Lance Letscher's first children's book streams shards of color and type

Arts Review, May. 7, 2010

Ladies Are Funny Festival

More East Coast comics and a full night of stand-up add more laughs to LAFF

Arts Feature, Apr. 30, 2010

What Would Owen Do?

Or, more to the point, what can't comic, screenwriter, and now-novelist Owen Egerton do?

Books Feature, Apr. 30, 2010

UT Visual Arts Center

David Ellis creates a 'motion painting' – or is it several? – for the university

Arts Feature, Apr. 23, 2010


Dash Shaw's new graphic novel is a twisted masterpiece of storytelling built from stunning visuals and panel-manipulation

Books Review, Apr. 23, 2010

'Susannah Blanton: How to Disappear Completely'

Arch images that show, in a damning light, all the women that men didn't see

Arts Review, Apr. 16, 2010

Texas Society of Sculptors Exhibition

The Wildflower Center has artworks on view worthy of a visit in their own right

Arts Review, Apr. 9, 2010


Interesting and provocative visuals fill this crossroads of sex, art, and religion

Arts Review, Apr. 2, 2010

Fup Duck

Live music by the White Ghost Shivers made this puppet adaptation complete

Arts Review, Mar. 26, 2010

'Katy Horan: Lady Monsters'

These pleasing paintings can make you reconsider what may or may not be monstrous

Arts Review, Mar. 26, 2010

Reality Hunger: A Manifesto

Shields hereby kicks the dead horse of literary fiction in its rigor-mortis'd ass

Books Review, Mar. 26, 2010


Raffles immerses himself in the worlds of his subjects and reports on what he finds and what he experiences in lucid and often beautifully constructed prose

Books Review, Mar. 26, 2010

Double Time

Screens Feature, Mar. 19, 2010

All My Friends Are Funeral Singers

Screens Feature, Mar. 19, 2010

So Percussion

If the future is now, then the future of percussion will likely make it So

Arts Review, Mar. 19, 2010

Ellen Fullman

The former Austinite returns to turn Seaholm into a giant stringed instrument

Arts Feature, Mar. 12, 2010

'America Letterpress: The Art of the Hatch Show Print'

This exhibit offers rooms of graphics to grab the eye and jolt the music-loving heart

Arts Review, Mar. 12, 2010

Harry Ransom Center + David Foster Wallace = <3 4EVER

UT's Harry Ransom Center acquires Infinite Jest author's archive

Books Daily, Mar. 9, 2010 2:06 PM

Print & Paper Über Alles

A more perfect publishing today

Screens Feature, Mar. 5, 2010


Debra Broz and Mark Johnson conflate and explode texts and images in their duo show

Arts Review, Mar. 5, 2010

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