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Salvador Castillo

35 articles

La Caja Museo de Arte Contemporáneo

This museum-within-a-museum's miniature works are less engaging and absorbing than the large works by the same artists

Arts Review, May. 2, 2008

'Folded, Torn, Cut, Woven, and Pulled'

Five artists let the paper do the talking in this intimate show at the Blanton Museum of Art

Arts Review, May. 2, 2008

That Was Then; This Is Now

The latest version of 'New Art in Austin' shows how much has changed in three years

Arts Feature, Apr. 11, 2008

Women & Their Work: Sliding through an artist's work in 15 minutes

W&TW's 'Show & Tell' provides a quick and easy intro to an artist via slides

Arts Feature, Mar. 14, 2008

Jesse Burke and George Schroeder

This dual solo show didn't offer any connections between Schroeder's slender sculptures and Burke's polished photos

Arts Review, Mar. 14, 2008

'The World Is Making Us Look Bad'

Can two failed ideas ever amount to greatness without creating more junk?

Arts Review, Feb. 1, 2008

Top 10 (Plus One) Memorable Discoveries of 2007

Arts Feature, Jan. 4, 2008

The Book of Lenny

Jonathan Marshall's artwork and video illustrate a mythic journey that's *cough* Star Wars *cough* strangely familiar

Arts Review, Nov. 23, 2007


Each artist in this group show brings together disparate elements and, like patchwork, creates a larger whole

Arts Review, Nov. 16, 2007

YLA 12: Embracing Chaos

Despite some enjoyable work by this year's Young Latino Artists, the show overall isn't impressive

Arts Review, Nov. 9, 2007

Ronnie Weeks: Reinventing the Wheel

Collage is a valid form, and artist Ronnie Weeks uses it well

Arts Review, Oct. 19, 2007

Femme Fantastique

The fantastic narratives presented are masterfully woven and most entertaining

Arts Review, Oct. 12, 2007

Serious Fun

Four local artists bid a playful, colorful adieu to summer

Arts Review, Sep. 7, 2007

Radical Nautical

'Radical Nautical,' maybe the most jam-packed show in Gallery Lombardi history, is a quirky, energetic celebration of water

Arts Review, Aug. 31, 2007


'Interchange,' this year's three-part summer MFA show at Creative Research Lab, marks a positive departure from last year's

Arts Review, Aug. 17, 2007

Nohegan: Camping out for art

The art camp Nohegan is back for a second summer, with more camping, camaraderie, and creating art at McKinney Falls State Park

Arts Feature, Aug. 10, 2007

'New American Talent: The 22nd Exhibition'

In 'New American Talent: The 22nd Exhibition,' we may be witnessing a return to structure

Arts Review, Aug. 10, 2007

Debra Broz and Adde Russell: 6.07 Works

At Salvage Vanguard Theater Gallery, artists Debra Broz and Adde Russell both try to say something important, but it's difficult to make out what

Arts Review, Jul. 27, 2007

'Christine Gray: Mimeographic Spectrum'

Christine Gray's paintings at Okay Mountain recall old Dutch still lifes but delightfully play with our perceptions

Arts Review, Jul. 20, 2007

'Whitney Lee: Power Craft'

Artist Whitney Lee has taken cute farm animals and adorable house pets – icons of traditional domestic crafts – and postered them across the streets of Austin

Arts Review, Jul. 6, 2007

'Tom Molloy: Lone Star'

Tom Molloy's exhibition at Lora Reynolds Gallery may be critical of current U.S. leadership, but it also wisely opens queries instead of plugging in answers

Arts Review, Jun. 8, 2007

'Lizzy Wetzel, Bradley Brown & Edward Setina: Agent on the Road'

This first part of the artist exchange between Dallas' Road Agent Gallery and Austin's Art Palace brings a stylistically different perspective to our town

Arts Review, Jun. 1, 2007

'No American Talent 3 – The Common Deceit of Reality: Basim Magdy'

Basim Magdy's "The Common Deceit of Reality" questions the scientific and historical postulates we derive from partial evidence, but parts of the installation undercut the whole

Arts Review, May. 25, 2007

Mel Ziegler: The exit interview

As he prepares to leave Austin, internationally recognized artist and former Arts Commission Chairman Mel Ziegler reflects on the city and the arts over the past decade

Arts Feature, May. 18, 2007

'The Geometry of Hope'

'The Geometry of Hope' at the Blanton Museum of Art provides a survey of abstract art in Latin America over the 20th century, segmented into chapters by cities and decades

Arts Review, Apr. 19, 2007


Gallery Lombardi is in its new space on Seventh Street with another group show hanging salon-style, but there's something a little different about "Draw"

Arts Review, Mar. 16, 2007

'Owen McAuley: New Work'

Owen McAuley's late-night landscapes lit by street lamps and other artificial sources are all strikingly beautiful, but some struggle to achieve a sense of mystery

Arts Review, Mar. 9, 2007

'Theresa Marchetta: Retreat'

As you look at the drippy, globular shapes on the canvases in "Theresa Marchetta: Retreat," your mind may get lost trying to figure out what's in front of you

Arts Review, Feb. 16, 2007

Top 10 Memorable Art Shows of 2006

Arts Feature, Jan. 5, 2007

'Celebrated Skin'

The tattoo art on display in "Celebrated Skin" show technical virtuosity and are visually arresting, but the element that shines the most in the exhibition is the respect for tattooing

Arts Review, Nov. 24, 2006

'Buster Graybill: The Oklahoma Snorkel'

Artist Buster Graybill presents the finer points of a good day out at the lake in his solo exhibition "The Oklahoma Snorkel" at the Donkey Show

Arts Review, Nov. 17, 2006

'Making It Together'

"Making It Together," the second part of the summer UT art grad shows at the CRL, gives quick answers to questions surrounding the idea of collaboration in art

Arts Review, Aug. 25, 2006

'Active Disappearance'

The agenda is quiet in Okay Mountain's summer group show 'Active Disappearance,' with four photographers focusing their lenses on differing subjects but all recording change

Arts Review, Jul. 28, 2006

'Making It Alone'

Arts Review, Jul. 21, 2006

'What Do You See'

In his first Austin show, Lubbock's Joe Romero presents abstract paintings that utilize a variety of colors and patterns to summon forth archaic subjects for the viewer to contemplate

Arts Review, Jun. 23, 2006

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