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Rachel Koper

23 articles in 2006

All Eyes on First Night

Fireworks rule, parades with kids and bikes rule, giant art rules ...

Arts Feature, Dec. 29, 2006

EAST, at Ease

The 2006 East Austin Studio Tour reveals 86 studios and one stacked pod art city with a shared alphabet

Arts Feature, Nov. 17, 2006

Art From the Streets: Taste the rainbow of flavors

What makes the annual "Art From the Streets" exhibition and sale interesting is the way it shows not how different homeless people are from us, but how much we all have in common

Arts Feature, Nov. 10, 2006

'Heyd Fontenot and Louie Cordero: East Meats West'

Art Palace's 'East Meats West' shows how Heyd Fontenot and Louie Cordero may have different styles, but they share an enjoyment in contemplating the body that's palpable

Arts Review, Nov. 10, 2006

Talented If Not Young

The artists in Mexic-Arte's 'YLA No. 11' may be beyond youth, but they're still definitely deserving of attention

Arts Feature, Sep. 15, 2006

Cartoon Heritage

Food faces, renegade puppets, rainbow purses, and nicotine washes – it's all part of the art of Matthew Rodriguez

Arts Feature, Aug. 18, 2006

Camp Nohegan

In the first year of Camp Nohegan, 30 artists gathered for four days in cabins at McKinney Falls State Park, made arts and crafts, took lots of pictures of each other, and generally hung out

Arts Feature, Jul. 14, 2006

'Hitten Switches': Of Communal Recognition

The mail-art collaboration 'Hitten Switches,' by Travis Millard and Michael Sieben, is a journal, a two-person diary, an ode to friendship, and a manifestation of a respectful relationship

Arts Feature, Jun. 23, 2006

The True Originals

In her solo show 'True Originals,' painter Daphane Park has created a series of mutant portraits that are 1/3 female creature, 1/3 creepy textures, 1/3 dreamy background

Arts Feature, Jun. 16, 2006

'Pillar and Stretch'

David Leonard and Christopher St. Leger both make very precise paintings of the essential aspects of our urban environ, and they bring them together in a great show at Davis Gallery

Arts Review, Jun. 9, 2006


With the exhibit 'Sugarcoated,' co-curators Lisa Choinacky and Katherine McQueen have assembled an energetic mix of drawings, paintings, sculpture, textiles, and mixed media by female artists

Arts Review, Jun. 2, 2006

Art of the Pot

Art of the Pot, the annual showcase of local and national pottery, is here for your Mother's Day weekend family activity and gifting pleasure

Arts Feature, May. 12, 2006

Repressed Burial Fantasy

Eastside gallery Okay Mountain opens strong with "Repressed Burial Fantasy," featuring new works by Jason Villegas that gently remind us we are all meat for a bigger creature at some point

Arts Feature, Apr. 28, 2006

The Floating Chair

'The Floating Chair,' an exhibit at Design Within Reach, shows how the area's finest industrial designers bring so much to the table

Arts Feature, Apr. 14, 2006

Idea Man for the Future

Ian Cion is out to build a better world, through public art

Arts Feature, Mar. 3, 2006

'Pulse: Oscar Riquelme'

Oscar Riquelme's paintings in the exhibition 'Pulse' are attractive, accessible, well composed, and layered in subtle politics

Arts Review, Feb. 24, 2006


Scale is the theme in "Grid," where every artwork is on the same scale:4 feet by 8 feet, and the show is worth the visit

Arts Review, Feb. 10, 2006

'Three Snaps Up'

Along with the sneakers and toys it sells, Motive 807 shows art, and most of it is really fresh and funny, like the current eight-artist show 'Three Snaps Up'

Arts Review, Jan. 27, 2006

The Gospel of Lead

Arthouse's Talking Art with Dario Robleto and Jeremy Blake is a good bet for a stimulating afternoon, with two rising art stars who have a history of weirdly personal, spicy commentary

Arts Feature, Jan. 20, 2006

'Liz Ward: Aqueous'

In the exhibition 'Aqueous,' artist Liz Ward provides rippling watercolors and silverpoint drawings ideal for a wintertime dip

Arts Review, Jan. 13, 2006

Top 10 Art Installations of 2005

'Chronicle' visual arts writer Rachel Koper names her favorite art installations of 2005

Arts Feature, Jan. 6, 2006

Top 10 Theme/Group Art Exhibitions of 2005

'Chronicle' visual arts writer Rachel Koper names her favorite group art exhibitions of 2005

Arts Feature, Jan. 6, 2006

Top 10 Artists by Body of Work in 2005

'Chronicle' visual arts writer Rachel Koper names her favorite artists by the body of work they showed in 2005

Arts Feature, Jan. 6, 2006

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