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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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The Man From Beijing: A Novel

Mankell's latest is an international bestseller – it proudly says so on the cover – and so, unsurprisingly, it reads like an international bestseller

Books Review, Mar. 5, 2010

The Flaming Idiots

This comic spectacle is pretty much the same as ever, but no complaints here

Arts Review, Feb. 26, 2010

'Kia Neill: Terrain'

An eerie, shimmering otherscape somewhere between LAX and the land of faery

Arts Review, Feb. 26, 2010

'Artistic Textures: Studies From Wood to Wax'

This pairing of works by Ed Lindlof and Sharon Kyle Kuhn gives old materials new life

Arts Review, Feb. 12, 2010

Not Too Tight at All

The disciplined abstracts of Helmut Barnett

Arts Feature, Feb. 5, 2010

'Spaceship Austin Downtown Cruisers'

Now docked at the airport are two spaceships that depict Austin's skyline

Arts Feature, Feb. 5, 2010

'Ideas of Mountains'

This Creative Research Lab exhibition is a peak of no small aesthetic excitement

Arts Review, Jan. 29, 2010

Everybody Must Get 'Stoned'

Improv Guru Keith Johnstone brings his Maestro to the Long Center

Arts Feature, Jan. 15, 2010

Surfin' UFO

Another blast of otherworldly wonder and weirdness from Electronic Planet Ensemble

Arts Review, Jan. 15, 2010


This group show of D Berman Gallery artists brightens the beginning of 2010

Arts Review, Jan. 8, 2010

59 Seconds: Think a Little, Change a Lot

The author of The Luck Factor and Quirkology offers here a compilation of handy life-guidance exercises for improving your lot in life

Books Review, Jan. 8, 2010

Top 9 Creative Arts, Ah, Things I Was Lucky Enough to Experience This Year

Theatrical and cartographic deconstruction plus improv pwnership equals a fine '09

Arts Feature, Jan. 1, 2010

Charles Dickens Unleashed

Schmaltzy Victorian costume-drama improv, gamely and rather adroitly rendered

Arts Review, Jan. 1, 2010


Books Feature, Jan. 1, 2010

'My Wicked Twisted Sense of Love'

A busted valentine of a show with five artists rendering the signals of wracked romance

Arts Review, Dec. 25, 2009

'Holiday Group Show'

Whatever your holiday of choice, this Davis Gallery sampler is worth attention

Arts Review, Dec. 18, 2009

'Tony Fitzpatrick: No. 9, An Artist's Journal'

What holy file-drawer labels might look like in the main warehouse of a God of Memory

Arts Review, Dec. 4, 2009

Noriko Ambe: Artist Books, Linear-Actions Cutting Project

Ambe's precise blade, cutting the flesh of books, makes them less and more than they were

Arts Review, Nov. 27, 2009

The Art of Tony Millionaire;
Hot Potatoe: [Sic]

Tony Millionaire and Marc Bell

Books Feature, Nov. 27, 2009

'Over and Under'

Jenny Hart weaves together threads of mystery and wonder in this exhibit of embroidery

Arts Review, Nov. 20, 2009


Three worthies of graphic storytelling set down their pens for a chat at Bass

Arts Feature, Nov. 13, 2009

The Art Is Formally Known as Prints

A somewhat kaleidoscopic glimpse of Austin's screen-printing scene

Arts Feature, Nov. 6, 2009

Katie Maratta & Owen McAuley

An indoor/outdoor show where vast landscapes an inch high meet extremely eerie interiors

Arts Review, Nov. 6, 2009

'Flutter: New Works by Connie Arismendi'

There's no wink-nudge irony to these works of deep sincerity

Arts Review, Oct. 30, 2009

'Tell me everything, as you remember it.'

A dreamlike exhibition of memory and the continual erosion thereof

Arts Review, Oct. 23, 2009

'Organic: Basic Inspirations'

In this show, the eye of the beholder is in the beauty as much as beauty is in that eye

Arts Review, Oct. 9, 2009

Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3

Music Feature, Sep. 25, 2009

New Talent

These new artists render visuals so distinctively, they seem like old hands at painting

Arts Review, Sep. 25, 2009

AMODA's Operandi

Just what, exactly, is the Austin Museum of Digital Art up to these days?

Arts Feature, Sep. 18, 2009

Howl, Fantods, Howl.

The late, great David Foster Wallace's work gets an Austintatious celebration as Infinite Summer more or less reaches its climax.

Books Daily, Sep. 16, 2009 3:02 PM

Out of Bounds Comedy Festival

In its eighth year, the annual Austin comedy festival did this city proud

Arts Feature, Sep. 11, 2009

Here We Are: Christa Palazzolo and Brian Halloran

The painters' craft in service of art doesn't get much better than in this two-person show

Arts Review, Sep. 11, 2009

Another Shadow-Day Knight

The Harry Ransom Center uncasks the curious life and works of Edgar Allan Poe

Books Feature, Sep. 11, 2009


Fear not, this artistic examination of what worries us will reward your attention.

Arts Review, Sep. 4, 2009

Still Life, All Shook Up

Naked Lunch's models are a bunch of sketchy posers

Screens Feature, Aug. 28, 2009

Off the Cuff and in Your City

A roundup of Austin improv schools

Arts Feature, Aug. 28, 2009

First Night Austin 2010: Up in the Air?

Wait, it's Christmas, not New Year's, that the Grinch steals, right?

Arts Feature, Aug. 14, 2009

Amy Grappell's 'Quadrangle'

The Austin filmmaker's video installation unveils an unusual family history

Arts Feature, Aug. 7, 2009

Dear Frailty

Arthur Simone's Dear Frailty uncovers a dark and twitchy side of humanity

Arts Review, Aug. 7, 2009

New American Talent: The Twenty-Fourth Exhibition

You'll find striking examples of people depicted in this rush of new artistic creation

Arts Review, Aug. 7, 2009

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