Empire Control Room
"...grayDUCK Gallery, which closed its original venue off South First last December, is finally reopening on East Cesar Chavez this weekend...."
"...Jolly has a variety of things displayed on the walls and on a pedestal or two and even set to roll across the planks of grayDUCK Gallery's beautiful wooden floor. You'll recognize them instantly as art..."
"...So, moving through grayDUCK Gallery, I was pleasantly surprised by both the organization of the show and the relative risk evident in Smith's most recent works. There are still plenty of his classics dotting the walls, but, thankfully, most of these are placed in a way to add another layer to the art: a cheetah spaced just far enough from the gazelle she is chasing to have each read as individual works, but at a distance create a scene that extends the length of the gallery; or a puffer fish defending itself from a tiger shark swimming down at it at a steep angle..."
"...Swec may have orchestrated the process, but ultimately she, and her collaborators, were at its mercy. That is as it should be. “Jana Swec: Congitopia”grayDUCK Gallery, 2213 E..."
"...Rebecca Marino invites us to think about this in "The Best Available Evidence" at grayDUCK Gallery. Combining photography, sculpture, and audio recordings, the exhibition brings us into the middle of the long-standing debate about the existence of UFOs..."
"...The most prominent theme here, in addition to vehicles and crashes, is motorcycle racing (an actual motorcycle is posted at the entrance to the gallery). This is where things get tricky for me, and in the best of ways..."
"...Here, though, that patriotism takes a strange form with tokens of low-level labor (think mop heads and utility lights) and a color palette deeply informed by current marketing strategy. Even without the American flags poking out the back of several sculptures like battle banners, few could miss the unspoken chant of "USA, USA" filling the gallery, or maybe just simply, "'Merica!"..."
"...Chiles' lumen prints capture the temporariness of a plant with the lightness of photography; her Window shows us glowing curtains to the outside world; Swanger's paintings, like #65 and #55 & 57, mentioned above, are the rippling curtains we can touch; his found paintings covered with aluminum leaf are titters at the joke we play on ourselves, that we can duplicate the dignity of our spontaneous world. But his objects, like the entire show, are also nods of agreement – that yes, our timeless wonder at the workings of wildness, which includes ourselves, is a worthy calling, and that our collusion with the wildness is real. “Elizabeth Chiles and John Swanger: Lumens & Currents” grayDUCK Gallery, 2213 E..."
"...South Austin's grayDUCK Gallery has a new show coming up this weekend. It's called "Identity Crisis," it's curated by Hector Hernandez, and it's about public and private identities and how they're formed..."
"...grayDUCK Gallery, 608-C W. Monroe, www.grayduckgallery.com..."
"..."Heirloom"grayDUCK Gallery, 2213 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/826-5334 www.grayduckgallery.com Through Nov..."
"...Q: Who is this Holy Fool showing work at Austin’s excellent grayDUCK Gallery?..."
"...So I'm driving away from Tiny Park Gallery near North Loop last Saturday afternoon...."
"...'A Certain Reality'grayDUCK Gallery, 608 W. Monroe, 826-5334 www.grayduckgallery.com Through March 30..."
"...grayDUCK Gallery, 608-C Monroe, 826-5334..."
"...'True Story'grayDUCK Gallery, 608-C W. Monroe, 826-5334 www.grayduckgallery.com Through Feb..."
"...Solo Gallery Exhibition “Christa Blackwood: Prix West,” Photo Méthode Gallery “Elizabeth McDonald: I Only Know Plenty,” grayDUCK Gallery “Malcolm Bucknall: Pinning Down the Elusive Is Tricky Business,” Wally Workman Gallery “McKay Otto: Ever or Ever,” CAMIBAart Gallery “Over Time: Elizabeth Chiles,” Pump Project “Seth Orion Schwaiger: Complex I,” Pump Project “Shawn Smith: Predators, Prey, and Pixels,” grayDUCK Gallery “Jade Walker: Four Cornered,” Galleries I & II, Texas State University..."
"...'Tamed Territory'grayDUCK Gallery, 608-C Monroe, 826-5334 www.grayduckgallery.com Through Aug. 20..."
"...'Fugue States'grayDUCK Gallery, 608-C W. Monroe, 826-5334 www.grayduckgallery.com Through June 10..."
"...5) My visual-arts wanderings this year were improved by 'ECLOSION' (Art.Science.Gallery.), the show of bug-oriented artwork curated by Hayley Gillespie and Barrett Klein; the bright paper-cut creations of ASHLEY GIERKE (Hideout Coffeehouse), and the debuts of the multi-figurative "Girl Series" in 'JANE RADSTROM: MULTITUDES' and the mandala-based paintings in 'STELLA ALESI: SPECK' (Wally Workman Gallery). And did anybody in town not see Beili Liu's 'THIRST' (Women & Their Work), that stark white tree eerily illuminated and suspended slightly above the water between the Lamar Boulevard and Pfluger Pedestrian bridges?..."