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Melany Jean

15 articles

“Practical Acts of Perception” at grayDUCK Gallery

Cande Aguilar, Jorge Purón, and Mauricio Sáenz challenge what we see through sihfts in scale and proportion

Arts Review, Jan. 11, 2018

Melany Jean's Top 10 Fresh Takes in the Arts of 2017

Works of art and shows that were timely, intimate, funny, and awe-inspiring stood out over the year

Arts Feature, Dec. 28, 2017

“Rachel Stuckey: Good Days & Bad Days on the Internet” at Women & Their Work

The artist creates some genuinely geeky-cool stuff in this show that’s smart, funny, and fresh in its treatment of tech

Arts Review, Dec. 14, 2017

"Light" at Wally Workman Gallery

Taking in all the varieties of gold in this polished group show is akin to basking in sunlight on a bleak winter's day

Arts Review, Dec. 7, 2017

“Raul Gonzalez: Doing Work” at grayDUCK Gallery

The show’s images of construction work and fatherhood challenge expectations of masculinity, domesticity, immigrant work, and art

Arts Review, Nov. 30, 2017

EAST 2017: Pump Project, Dimension Gallery, and More

Finding floating sea creatures, sangria, and a Resonant Lung

Arts Daily, Nov. 13, 2017 1:00 PM

Taming the East Austin Studio Tour

With EAST’s huge growth, artists work to keep the focus on their art and creative process

Arts Feature, Nov. 9, 2017

Texas Book Festival 2017: Connecting … Connecting …

Authors talk Florida and what you don't know about your family

Arts Daily, Nov. 6, 2017 3:30 PM

Texas Book Festival 2017:
Jeffrey Eugenides and Claire Messud

For both award-winning authors, adolescence was important

Arts Daily, Nov. 6, 2017 9:30 AM

Texas Book Festival 2017:
Writers and Their Dogs

Oh yes, there were pictures, and loads of love for canines

Arts Daily, Nov. 5, 2017 1:30 PM

"2017 Texas Biennial"

The breadth of Texas viewpoints and artistic variety is evident in this year’s statewide survey of contemporary art

Arts Review, Oct. 26, 2017

“Marta Lee & Anika Steppe: Kind of About Michigan” at UT VAC

A road trip to adolescent haunts in Michigan results in a touching collaboration that stops short of sentimentality

Arts Review, Oct. 12, 2017

“Fool’s Romance / Books From Aeromoto” at the UT VAC

The interactivity of Aeromoto’s installation seizes the spirit of collective action seen in the response to the Mexico City earthquake

Arts Review, Oct. 5, 2017

Recspec Gallery’s “The Eyes Have It”

The gallery’s inaugural show fills the room with eyes, both good and evil, as well as visual riddles and calisthenics

Arts Review, Sep. 21, 2017

“Micky Hoogendijk: Pure Imagination” at Women & Their Work

The photographs here fully reveal the artist’s skill with composition and light, but show less of their subjects’ interior life

Arts Review, Aug. 24, 2017

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