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Rachel Koper

20 articles in 2009

'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

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