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Wayne Alan Brenner

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Wayne Alan Brenner has been covering arts and culture for The Austin Chronicle for 20 years, bringing you the brilliant, the odd, and the underexposed.

54 articles in 2009   •   page 1 of 2

'My Wicked Twisted Sense of Love'

A busted valentine of a show with five artists rendering the signals of wracked romance

Arts Review, Dec. 25, 2009

'Holiday Group Show'

Whatever your holiday of choice, this Davis Gallery sampler is worth attention

Arts Review, Dec. 18, 2009

'Tony Fitzpatrick: No. 9, An Artist's Journal'

What holy file-drawer labels might look like in the main warehouse of a God of Memory

Arts Review, Dec. 4, 2009

Noriko Ambe: Artist Books, Linear-Actions Cutting Project

Ambe's precise blade, cutting the flesh of books, makes them less and more than they were

Arts Review, Nov. 27, 2009

Something to Keep the Coffee Table Company

The season's best oversized books

Books Feature, Nov. 27, 2009

'Over and Under'

Jenny Hart weaves together threads of mystery and wonder in this exhibit of embroidery

Arts Review, Nov. 20, 2009


Three worthies of graphic storytelling set down their pens for a chat at Bass

Arts Feature, Nov. 13, 2009

The Art Is Formally Known as Prints

A somewhat kaleidoscopic glimpse of Austin's screen-printing scene

Arts Feature, Nov. 6, 2009

Katie Maratta & Owen McAuley

An indoor/outdoor show where vast landscapes an inch high meet extremely eerie interiors

Arts Review, Nov. 6, 2009

'Flutter: New Works by Connie Arismendi'

There's no wink-nudge irony to these works of deep sincerity

Arts Review, Oct. 30, 2009

'Tell me everything, as you remember it.'

A dreamlike exhibition of memory and the continual erosion thereof

Arts Review, Oct. 23, 2009

'Organic: Basic Inspirations'

In this show, the eye of the beholder is in the beauty as much as beauty is in that eye

Arts Review, Oct. 9, 2009

Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3

Music Feature, Sep. 25, 2009

New Talent

These new artists render visuals so distinctively, they seem like old hands at painting

Arts Review, Sep. 25, 2009

AMODA's Operandi

Just what, exactly, is the Austin Museum of Digital Art up to these days?

Arts Feature, Sep. 18, 2009

Howl, Fantods, Howl.

The late, great David Foster Wallace's work gets an Austintatious celebration as Infinite Summer more or less reaches its climax.

Books Daily, Sep. 16, 2009 3:02 PM

Out of Bounds Comedy Festival

In its eighth year, the annual Austin comedy festival did this city proud

Arts Feature, Sep. 11, 2009

Here We Are: Christa Palazzolo and Brian Halloran

The painters' craft in service of art doesn't get much better than in this two-person show

Arts Review, Sep. 11, 2009

Another Shadow-Day Knight

The Harry Ransom Center uncasks the curious life and works of Edgar Allan Poe

Books Feature, Sep. 11, 2009


Fear not, this artistic examination of what worries us will reward your attention.

Arts Review, Sep. 4, 2009

Still Life, All Shook Up

Naked Lunch's models are a bunch of sketchy posers

Screens Feature, Aug. 28, 2009

Off the Cuff and in Your City

A roundup of Austin improv schools

Arts Feature, Aug. 28, 2009

First Night Austin 2010: Up in the Air?

Wait, it's Christmas, not New Year's, that the Grinch steals, right?

Arts Feature, Aug. 14, 2009

Amy Grappell's 'Quadrangle'

The Austin filmmaker's video installation unveils an unusual family history

Arts Feature, Aug. 7, 2009

Dear Frailty

Arthur Simone's Dear Frailty uncovers a dark and twitchy side of humanity

Arts Review, Aug. 7, 2009

New American Talent: The Twenty-Fourth Exhibition

You'll find striking examples of people depicted in this rush of new artistic creation

Arts Review, Aug. 7, 2009

The Whole Death Catalog: A Lively Guide to the Bitter End

Just the sort of guide a literate, death-curious person would want to spend his or her dwindling time perusing

Books Review, Jul. 24, 2009


The artistic interpretations of English's 26 letters here will astound and confound you

Arts Review, Jul. 17, 2009

Running the Funny

Club manager Margie Coyle has kept the laughter going for 20 years

Arts Feature, Jul. 10, 2009

White Is for Witching

Helen Oyeyemi's third novel is a chilling, lyrical story, crafted from murder and madness

Books Review, Jul. 10, 2009

Role-Play Playing

When improv asks, 'Can we get a suggestion for something you'd slay a dragon with?'

Arts Feature, Jun. 19, 2009

A Taste of Honey

How we get honey now, and what might happen to the industry in the future

Food Feature, Jun. 12, 2009

Guilds of Steel / Faster Than the Speed of Light

Improv offers a nerdgasm for fantasy fans, but the sci-fi musical's gears rarely mesh

Arts Review, Jun. 12, 2009

Funniest Person In Austin Contest

The competition's so fierce for the 2009 finals, it's not even funny ... but it is!

Arts Feature, May. 15, 2009

Lauren Levy: Beneath the Palm of My Hand

Levy's latest work is no less compelling for moving from three to two dimensions

Arts Review, May. 15, 2009

A Pre-Teen Genius Cartographer?

The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet

Books Daily, May. 12, 2009 5:22 PM

Lordy Rodriguez: Maybe These Maps and Legends Have Been Misunderstood

The lush maps created by this visual artist aren't real, but they are worth exploring

Arts Feature, May. 8, 2009

A Drifting Life

This manga autobiography is the result of a decade's work by the acclaimed artist

Books Review, May. 8, 2009

Likewise: The High School Comic Chronicles of Ariel Schrag

An exhaustive and often overwrought tome with an obsessive pen craft as unnerving as Schrag's storm of baby-dyke dilemmas and crises

Books Review, May. 8, 2009

Mome Vol. 14

The latest in the anthology series curated by Fantagraphics' Eric Reynolds and Gary Groth

Books Review, May. 8, 2009

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