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Rachel Koper

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Top 9 (Plus Three) Memories & Best Happenings in 2009

2009 was a good year for artists, young and old, getting their props

Arts Feature, Jan. 1, 2010

'Jana Swec and Jared Theis'

This two-person exhibition at D Berman Gallery is a brilliant yet subtle pairing

Arts Review, Aug. 21, 2009

'Carol Marine: New Paintings'/'Suzanne Lewis: Dune Shack Summer'/'Lesley Nowlin: Guatemala'

The three exhibitions in two neighboring galleries is like the Neapolitan ice cream of art

Arts Review, Jul. 31, 2009

Mourning for Landscape, Ritual for Shelter

Jen Frost Smith's installation explored notions of home as the artist prepares to move

Arts Review, Jun. 26, 2009


Two makers of narrative figurative art grapple with death in a striking show

Arts Review, Jun. 12, 2009

'Anagenesis': Shaggy Goat-Bears With Rocket-Firing Power!

Anthony Garza fuses animals and man-made structures to make monumental nature paintings

Arts Feature, May. 22, 2009

Wood & Steel: Works by Caprice Pierucci and Randall Reid

Both artists here bend and even break rules to elevate humble materials into art

Arts Review, May. 22, 2009

Camp Bosworth: Three Day Bender and Other Stories from the Big Bend

This Marfa artist captures Texans' love of guns and beer in witty wooden sculptures

Arts Review, May. 1, 2009

Austin Art Space Gallery & Studios

Austin Art Space offers happy art rainbows hidden in a strip mall

Arts Review, Apr. 17, 2009

There Can Be Only One

Fronting and posting at B-Boy City 16

Arts Feature, Apr. 10, 2009

Andrew Jeffrey Wright: Making us believers in art

The pop sensibility and humor of this Philadelphia artist feel a lot like Austin

Arts Feature, Mar. 20, 2009

Tom Molloy: Lucid

Tom Molloy's drawings are delicate but have the power to give you nightmares

Arts Review, Mar. 20, 2009

Haven Gallery & Fine Gifts

The gallery does a nice job of mixing styles and types of artwork, all of it handmade

Arts Review, Mar. 13, 2009

Austin Arts at the Armory

Three local art galleries represent at this year's Armory Show in New York City

Arts Feature, Feb. 27, 2009


IF+D is a good gallery with a deep vision of the role of art and laughter in your home

Arts Review, Feb. 27, 2009

Annette Lawrence: Free Paper

Artfully crafted stacks of junk mail address time, the environment, and much more

Arts Review, Jan. 30, 2009

Matt Stokes: These Are the Days

The fine-art world of Austin investigates the city's sweet punk rock traditions

Arts Feature, Jan. 23, 2009

Warren Oates in the Economic Crisis of 2008

The weathered character actor serves as outsider hero to this group show's artists

Arts Review, Jan. 23, 2009

A Grand Affair

With work by 30 artists, this show is like a mixed chocolate box of visual delights

Arts Review, Jan. 16, 2009

Top 10 Happy Moments of Art Appreciation and Artists Who Found a New Gear This Year

Chronicle Arts writer Rachel Koper remembers 2008 in the visual arts

Arts Feature, Jan. 2, 2009

Top 10 Spaces With Art Maybe You Haven't Been To (In No Particular Order)

Chronicle Arts writer Rachel Koper on 2008's best new and undiscovered visual arts spaces

Arts Feature, Jan. 2, 2009

3 New Artists

The name of the show doesn't have to be creative, because what's on the walls is

Arts Review, Nov. 14, 2008

Peat Duggins: Black Room

This museum room of a future race is an interior space addressing the outside world

Arts Review, Nov. 7, 2008

Jeffrey Dell: Big Pelt

These prints address the fact that looking at hair is fascinating and creepy

Arts Review, Oct. 10, 2008

Ben Aqua and Faith Gay: Bound for Big D

Two Austin artists will do residencies at Dallas' new Centraltrak art facility

Arts Feature, Sep. 19, 2008

The Politics of War

This show of political art by Robert Levers and Chris Reno is as timely as it gets

Arts Review, Sep. 19, 2008

James Housefield

An appreciation of AMOA's adjunct curator as he leaves Austin for California

Arts Feature, Sep. 5, 2008

WorkSpace: Fabián Bercic

Meditate on this: a Zen garden made of perfectly smooth, shiny plastic

Arts Review, Aug. 29, 2008

Katie Pell: Tiny Acts of Immeasurable Benefit

Pell's not-tiny work invites you in and leaves you with a feeling of abundant energy

Arts Review, Aug. 22, 2008

The Deep End

A refreshing, loving look at summer culture from photographer Will van Overbeek and watercolorist Melissa Grimes

Arts Review, Aug. 8, 2008

Domy Books: Where Art and the Printed Page Meet

Russell Etchen on launching an Austin version of his Houston bookstore that focuses on art books, magazines, and toys

Arts Feature, Jul. 4, 2008

Sterling Allen: Residencies!

The Austin artist and Okay Mountaineer has been picked for a pair of prestigious residencies in San Antonio and Omaha

Arts Feature, Jun. 20, 2008

Atelier 2008: Selections from the Department of Art & Art History Faculty at the University of Texas at Austin

The exhibit has moments of direct correlation that would not have been achieved without guest curator James Elaine

Arts Review, May. 30, 2008

Art of the Pot: Dishes that make dining so fine

The handmade dishes you find on the annual studio tour can make every meal a fine dining experience

Arts Feature, May. 9, 2008

On Foreign Soil

Matt Wester's compassionate paintings are drawn from photographs he took as a National Guardsman in Iraq

Arts Review, Feb. 29, 2008


Good art creates believable stories in small spaces, and that's what this Else Madsen exhibition does

Arts Review, Jan. 25, 2008

Top 3 Visual Arts Stories of 2007

Arts Feature, Jan. 4, 2008

Northward, Ho!

Why we're headed to the Blue Genie Art Bazaar's new home

Arts Feature, Dec. 7, 2007

East Austin Studio Tour

Art-savvy locals offer tips for where to go and who to see when you go EAST this year

Arts Feature, Nov. 16, 2007

Love Craft

Stitch Austin, your rockin' showplace for indie design

Arts Feature, Nov. 9, 2007

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