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Seth Orion Schwaiger

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Not Very Statesman-like

The daily of record's release of Jeanne Claire van Ryzin, its only full-time arts critic, isn't getting good reviews

Arts Feature, Dec. 22, 2016

"Melissa Brown: Future Past" at Big Medium

Layered images and layered narrative add something extra to PrintAustin

Arts Review, Feb. 4, 2016

"Cali Thornhill DeWitt: This Magic Moment" at Farewell Books

Nineties youth rebellion meets millennial "meh" and resigned participation in this solo show

Arts Review, Jan. 28, 2016

"Alyssa Taylor Wendt: Compartments of Desire"

Personal strength, theatrical animism, and sexual dynamics dominate this exhibition

Arts Review, Jan. 7, 2016

Top 10 Contemporary Galleries in Austin in 2015

For newcomers to Austin's visual arts scene, here are 10 galleries that upped their game in 2015

Arts Feature, Dec. 31, 2015

"Robert Jackson Harrington and Hector Hernandez: Impossible to Tell" at grayDUCK Gallery

Plastic hues and triumphant assemblages convey the belligerent optimism of American-style consumerism

Arts Review, Dec. 31, 2015

"Alex Diamond: Wette" at Not Gallery

An unlikely combination of violence, action, and watercolor stand out in this solo show

Arts Review, Dec. 23, 2015

Making the Most of EAST

Ten tips to help you keep your head in the crush of the East Austin Studio Tour

Arts Feature, Nov. 19, 2015

An EAST Buyer's Guide

What to do when you find a piece of art on the East Austin Studio Tour that you want to bring home

Arts Feature, Nov. 12, 2015

"Luz y Movimiento: Ender Martos"

A new space for Camiba Art allows for a playful, active relationship to Ender Martos' vibrant Op Art work

Arts Review, Nov. 5, 2015

"Shawn Smith: Predators, Prey, and Pixels" at grayDUCK Gallery

The artist pushes past the simplicity of creating pixelated sculptures of wildlife

Arts Review, Oct. 15, 2015

"Erin Curtis: Narrow Escape From History"

The brightly colored patterns in this show's paintings pull one into Big Medium for some pleasurable viewing

Arts Review, Sep. 17, 2015

"Alice Leora Briggs: The Room"

The printmaker disregards clean narrative in her masterly woodcuts based on poetry by Mark Strand

Arts Review, Sep. 3, 2015

Talking Curation With Art Alliance Austin's Asa Hursh

Lora Reynolds Gallery's exhibition of work by Troy Brauntuch, Andy Coolquitt, and Jeff Williams proves a good case study in putting together an art show

Arts Feature, Aug. 20, 2015

BOOKS by Kevin McNamee-Tweed

In this collection of faux book jackets, you can totally judge books by their covers

Arts Review, Aug. 13, 2015

"Young Latino Artists 20: Within Reach"

Despite the exhibition's distractions, Mexic-Arte continues to debut exciting work from young Latino artists

Arts Review, Jul. 30, 2015

"Conner O'Leary: Requesting Entrance"

Surrealism is alive and well at Farewell Books, thanks to the art of Conner O'Leary

Arts Review, Jul. 16, 2015

"Katie Rose Pipkin: picking figs in the garden while my world eats Itself"

In an art exhibition and accompanying chapbook, Pipkin automates the un-automatable

Arts Review, Jul. 2, 2015

"Colby Bird: Hope Goes With Man to the Foot of the Gallows"

The fruits of the artist's labors are evident in this new solo show

Arts Review, Jun. 18, 2015

"Gently Fried"

Local curatorial powerhouse Los Outsiders creates a poignant three-part exhibition (or is it five?)

Arts Review, Jun. 4, 2015

"William Gaynor: Walking Down the Road Feeling Really Fucking Bad"

Artist William Gaynor illuminates a curious spiritualism in an unlikely location

Arts Review, May. 28, 2015

"Bobby Scheidemann: Together at Sunset"

Scheidemann's rush-hour portraits of people in cars reveal the character of both individuals and highway

Arts Review, May. 21, 2015

Art and Motherhood on the West Austin Studio Tour

Four WEST exhibitors reveal how their work is informed by being a mom

Arts Feature, May. 7, 2015

"Ian Shults: Sex, Drugs, and Leave Me Alone"

Are West Austin tastes in painting taking a swing toward the provocative?

Arts Review, Apr. 16, 2015

Amy Yoes, Ezra Masch, Tim Schmidt: "Ultraviolet"

Amy Yoes, Ezra Masch, and Tim Schmidt conjure the extrasensory

Arts Review, Apr. 2, 2015

"Up + Up: 2015 Senior Art Exhibition"

This UT student group show is surprisingly tame

Arts Review, Mar. 12, 2015

"Neil O'Brien: (I saw You) Chugging from a 2 Liter"

Easy drinking in O'Brien's Common House solo show of prints and paintings

Arts Review, Feb. 26, 2015

Working in Stereo

Sean Ripple on "Tom Sachs: Boombox Retrospective" and the rising role of the artist-curator

Arts Feature, Feb. 19, 2015

"Tony de los Reyes: Border Theory"

The unfortunately apolitical but undeniably charming work of Tony de los Reyes

Arts Review, Feb. 19, 2015

Open Edition

PrintAustin enters its second year with startling growth in scale and scope

Arts Feature, Jan. 15, 2015

Excitingly Unpredictable

The best fringe since fashion week, FronteraFest 2015 promises a month of exhilarating alternative performance

Arts Feature, Jan. 8, 2015

“Jackie Lee Young curated by Sandy Carson”

Lower Left Gallery exhibits a dusty doublewide Americana in this photographic solo show

Arts Review, Jan. 8, 2015

Top 10 (+1) Major Shifts in Austin Visual Arts in 2014

In the visual arts, 2014 was marked by transition: for galleries, curators, and critics

Arts Feature, Dec. 31, 2014

"Alex.Chitty / Aaron.Meyers"

New residence-based gallery Permanent.Collection debuts with a curious show

Arts Review, Dec. 11, 2014

Touring the Tour

A very meta experience, guided by Heather Pesanti, senior curator of the Contemporary Austin

Arts Feature, Nov. 20, 2014

EAST Toast

Curated cocktail mixes to make your East Austin Studio Tour a tad more intoxicating

Arts Feature, Nov. 13, 2014

"About Thirteen Hundred People, About One Hundred Rocks, and Thirty More People"

A low-key socialism is at play in Russell Etchen's solo exhibition at Test Tube Gallery

Arts Review, Sep. 25, 2014

"George Herms and Sarah Bancroft: LOVE George Herms"

Rhythm and tone take center stage at residence-based gallery Testsite

Arts Review, Sep. 18, 2014

"Ryan Cronk: Migration Wisdom, Chalk Lines, Tracings, and Undertow"

This solo show explores new existential threats in sharp analytical prints and layered chaotic collage

Arts Review, Sep. 4, 2014

"Michael Anthony García: Chimaera"

This ambitious solo show explores gender duality with the help of furniture and clothing borrowed from friends and family

Arts Review, Aug. 28, 2014

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