The Contemporary Austin at the Jones Center
"...7-10pm: Art Spaces: Austin Center for Photography. Caffé Medici, 1101 W..."
"...The brightly painted wooden discs placed around a large, sunlike center look something like variations on the game Chinese checkers. Nearby, an azure-toned photograph of a tree by Christopher Burkett (he used to be a monk and now feels that photography is his spiritual expression) and silk screen by Pat Steir (a New York-based printmaker whose abstractions often evoke images of cascading water) provide more sedate, though no less layered, focal points..."
"...Encaustic wax is more your thing? IBVA/Ines Batllo Visual Arts. Handmade jewelry? Oil paintings on weathered aluminum? Pen and ink on parchment? Collography? Photography? Streetwise screenprinting? Soaring glasswork? The enduring blacksmithery of ironmongers? Pysanky batik eggshells? Need we even mention the variety of media at Pump Project and Blue Genie?..."
"...The team curating the fourth edition – Kate Bonansinga (Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts, University of Texas at El Paso), Toby Kamps (Menil Collection, Houston), and AMOA assistant curator Andrea Mellard – has been hard at work reviewing submissions and visiting studios, and last week the group announced the 15 finalists. It's a class as heavy on photography as the previous one was heavy on mixed media and installation work..."
"...Before that it was archaeology, geology, and Spanish at the University of Arizona. I accidentally got into photography..."
"...Culled from an archive of more than 29,000 images, Davis' photography on display pivots around Austin's lesbian musicians and LGBTQ activists of the Nineties. Davis captured countless bands, queer and otherwise, but it was the city's "lezzie rock" groups such as Two Nice Girls, Power Snatch, and Sincola – with their sexually and politically charged music from a queer, feminist perspective – that proved enthralling for Davis...."
"...Austin may not have as many black-owned restaurants as Houston and Dallas, but the Central Texas timeline is rich with African-American involvement in the food industry. A new photography exhibit, "Taste of Black Austin," aims to showcase the past, present, and future stories of Austin's black chefs by exploring cultural foodways..."
"...25. Peter Staats Photography1150 San Bernard, 473-2277, www.lonestar.texas.net/~pstaats..."
"...2) KAT MCTEE McTee’s one of those sew-damn-good Stitch Lab mavens, which is why it’s no wonder that you’ll find much of her excellent fabric-based work here, with the added treat of Sarah Bork’s photography and Nathan Hamilton’s assemblages, deep in the heart of this river city...."
"...Live Music Photographer 1) Andrew Bennett 2) Ismael Quintanilla 3) David Brendan Hall 4) Todd V. Wolfson 5) Kim Yarbrough 6) Roger Ho 7) George Trent Grogan/Mountain Trout Photography 8) Dave Prewitt 9) Gene Chavez 10) Daniel Cavazos..."
"...But the decision to build the Blanton Museum of Art and house the Michener Collection there freed the Ransom to reinvent its two lower floors. San Antonio firm Lake/Flato designed new galleries, permanent displays for the Gutenberg Bible and the first photograph, an events hall, a reading room, and a viewing room for art and photography..."
"...Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, Ballet Austin's headquarters, the Bullock Texas State History Museum – and the Hideout and the Fallout Theater have emerged, reflecting the surge in improv over the past two decades, but the number of spaces where local theatre gets produced is down to three, and the number of galleries has dropped to nine. Worse, once-vibrant cultural pockets of Downtown have dried up: the Warehouse District, onetime home to Gallery Lombardi, Capitol City Playhouse, Live Oak Theatre, Flatbed Press, and Francois Photography, is down to one full-time gallery, Lora Reynolds, and one part-time gallery, the DEN..."
"...Once again , it was the phenomenal holdings at the Ransom Center that swayed the author to make it the home for his papers. On his initial visit, it was the comprehensive photography collection that bowled him over, then on the next, it was the literary materials, what he called "that gathering of wonders," citing "Robert Browning’s address book, a draft of Faulkner’s Light in August, a letter from Tennyson to Whitman (who knew!), poems by Yeats, Borges …."..."
"...To call it a treasure trove is a gross understatement; it's the history of an entire community. www.steve-rogers-photography.com/ImprovPerformances Jessica Arjet..."
"...Not just an event, but a coalition, the Riot, née Etsy Austin, is a cadre of local artists, crafters, vintage, and supply sellers promoting a handmade economy. Look for a focus on local artists and small businesses selling jewelry, clothing, photography, vintage prints, plushies (?), and of course, vintage and vintage inspiration..."
"...After that, you can wander into the warehouse district for a beer to reduce the swelling of your art-filled soul. Whether you like Greek sculpture or postmodern photography, you're sure to find plenty to pique your interest...."
"...Chief among collections of exalted ephemera are works of poster artists, from Jim Franklin's Vulcan-ic psychedelia and Armadillo Art Squad sketches to colorful prints by Kozik and Kuhn. Concert photography and musical artifacts are also safeguarded at the Planet K annex, outside of which a funky memorial wall honors departed local heroes..."
"..."The Anxiety of Photography," Austin Museum of Art-Arthouse..."
"...Once home, I began researching Bhabha, eager to know more. I found that although Bhabha trained as a painter and printmaker at the Rhode Island School of Design and Columbia University, she thinks of herself as a sculptor; that she moves effortlessly among sculpture, painting, photography, collage, and prints; that she is currently making waves on the national contemporary art scene, one sign of which is that she was commissioned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City to create an installation for its Roof Garden series...."
"...Carre Adams, exhibit coordinator and associate curator at the Carver, says the project began when the division manager of the city of Austin’s Museum and Cultural Programs division tasked the museum with putting together a photo exhibition for FotoATX, a new city-sponsored festival of photography. Adams immediately thought of Alan Garcia, a local historian who has garnered nationwide attention for his Instagram page ATX Barrio Archive, which focuses on the history of old East Austin..."
"...I felt like I got to return to what I liked about life: unpretentious, chilled-out people shopping. Unlike any other store I've been in – and I go to grocery stores all over to cast people for my photography and (art) film work..."
"...Artist of the Year Photography: Barry Stone..."
"...Focusing on the peculiar structure of Enchanted Rock, Texas, the film uses two narrators to describe both the geologic description of the giant granite plutonic batholith, as well as the native account of the significance of the site. Naturalism is animated entirely from 35mm still frame photography and contains field recordings taken on location...."
"...A recent article in the Wall Street Journal (October 2, 1998) identifies a hot new category of collectibles: "vernacular photography." According to the Journal, collectors are paying $1-450 for snapshots -- photographic snippets of stranger's lives taken by anonymous amateurs. The first ever "Vernacular Photography Fair" has already come and gone this year, and the established New York Photography Fair opening at the Puck Building October 16 will feature vernacular photographs...."
"...Yoon Cho, photography; Meggie Chou, mixed-media installation; Ali Fitzgerald, painting, installation; Alyson Fox, painting on mixed media; Buster Graybill, mixed-media installation; Jen Hirt & Scott Webel, mixed-media installation; Jules Jones, drawing, installation; Baseera Khan, painting; Andrew Long, painting; Kurt Mueller, video installation; Jill Pangallo, video installation; Scott Proctor, site-specific installation; Matthew Rodriguez, mixed-media installation; Shawn Smith, sculpture; Xochi Solis, painting; Sarah Sudhoff, photography; Raymond Uhlir, painting; Stephanie Wagner, ceramic; Rebecca Ward, site-specific installation; and Eric Zimmerman, mixed media...."
"...Photography by Denise Prince, showing at the POP Austin international art fair (340), held at Fair Market, 1100 E. Fifth..."
"...But the sense of community, the gratitude for Austin's welcoming inclusiveness best expressed last year by Beili Liu after being named Artist of the Year 3 Dimensional Art, was back. Artist of the Year Photography Santiago Forero, who moved here from his native Colombia in 2007, said that he feels more like an Austin artist after three years than he ever felt like a Colombian artist..."
"... Of the two films, the Rodriguez production seems to have ruffled the fewest feathers. Principal photography began on March 20 and wrapped June 7, with the shoot spread out over several Austin locations, including soundstages at Robert Mueller Airport, the Trois Estate at Lake Travis, and in (and on the roof of) the Millennium Center across from Ruta Maya coffeehouse at Fourth and Lavaca...."
"...The barns were divided into artist studios and galleries. Over the years artists have come and gone, but the center now hosts more than 15 studios featuring pottery, photography, stone carvings, paintings, clothing, and much more...."
"...Peters, whose job includes negotiating contracts between the city and artists, and "holding the hands" of both bureaucrats and artists, seems ideally suited to the task. She studied sculpture and photography at UT Austin, graduating with a BFA, and worked for the Texas Historical Commission (THC) before moving to the AIPP job in 1991..."
"...(Hell, no: This city's lousy with visual-arts goodness. It's not San Antonio, no, you're right; but, hey, even without considering UT – and how can you not consider UT? – this town's got some fierce venues for your cultural diversion & edification.) But: Here are four we've had the pleasure of visiting recently, the exhibitions of which are still on display: grayDUCK Gallery's got the three-artist Tamed Territory going on right now, with Calder Kamin's ceramic sculptures of all sorts of animals, including several species of bats, a series referencing the Endangered Species list, and a roadkill armadillo and a dead rabbit – complete with beautifully glazed bloodstains; Casey Polacheck's paintings of animals-in-diorama; and the photography of Areca Roe, who's documented a diversity of creatures during a tour of national zoos..."
"...*Long Center photo by John Rogers of John R Rogers photography..."
"...More than 330 works were submitted, with about 60 of them selected for display in the Butridge Gallery at the Dougherty Arts Center and more displayed in a satellite exhibition at the Scarborough Building, Sixth and Congress, which opens June 14. The exhibitions include oils, pastels, sculpture, pen-and-ink, photography, and prints, with pieces by Austin favorites like Nathan Jensen and Oscar Silva..."
"...She begins with recipes brought from Mexico by the first western ranchers and comes all the way to mouth-watering dishes served at the dude ranches of today. The authenticity is unimpeachable and the simple photography evokes the aroma of cowboy coffee and bacon frying on a crisp desert morning...."
"...Dear Editor, Re: “'Austin Americana: The Neal Douglass Photography Collection,'” [Arts, Dec. 26, 2008]: Thanks for the nice review, Lee..."
"...Artist of the Year Photography: Barry Stone..."
"...Second Place: "Future Planning" Mark Killian crafts promotional content by day and writes fiction by night and on weekends. He's also co-founder of 1:1000, a flash-fiction blog that pairs stunning photography with 1,000-word short stories (www.oneforonethousand.com)...."
"...A visit to Austin isn’t complete without a tour of its requisite Instagram backdrops. You’ve probably seen the SoCo “i love you so much” tag, or 1080p patches of the Castle Hill Graffiti Park, but have you captured poorly executed “special effects” photography of the Stevie Ray Vaughan statue by Auditorium Shores? Or how about being snapped underneath one of Austin’s historic moonlight towers, relics from a bygone age free of today’s convenient light pollution? If you have any self-respect, you’ll get a group jumping pic in front of the 360 bridge, a snap where you’re petting a pup at Zilker, and an introspective shot of you gazing in awe at the beautiful Capitol building. The 2016 Association of Alternative Newsmedia Convention takes place July 6-9 in Downtown Austin...."
"...One of the greatest things about Curtis Hanson as a filmmaker is that he just operates on a level of intelligence and sensitivity that the next man (or woman) doesn't possibly possess, or would care to possess, you know? Curtis was turned on to this whole idea by reading a book by a novelist called James Ellroy, so it was still very important to Curtis that he preserve Ellroy's voice within the movie. By the time you start principal photography, most novelists who've sold the rights to their books in Hollywood are feeling somewhere between steamrolled and raped, and that's mainly because the filmmaker or the producers don't care to preserve that voice..."
"...After five years, the Austin Center for Photography is closing up shop. Citing economic conditions and financial woes, the organization will cease to exist after finishing its final slate of events later this year...."
"...Larry Fink's work speaks for itself, but last Friday night the famed photographer was more than happy to do the talking. As the latest Icon of Photography in the Austin Center for Photography ongoing lecture series, Fink delighted the crowd with stories that spanned a half century and ideas that show he is as scrappy as ever...."
"...The new book Reading Magnum is an attempt to tame it. At 200,000 individual pieces, that’s no easy task, as editor Steven Hoelscher noted during a reading last Thursday sponsored by the Austin Center for Photography...."
"...Many consider the arrival of William Eggleston's Guide to be the beginning of color photography, including – at least initially – John Rohrbach. But the senior curator of photographs at Ft..."
"...Thanks to the Austin Center for Photography and the Austin/San Antonio chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers, Roundup attendees will have the chance to have their photographs reviewed by representatives from agencies such as Pentagram, TracyLocke, JWT, Wonderful Machine, GSD&M, and Razorfish, and magazines such as Smithsonian, Dwell, and Fortune; hear masters in the field discuss the challenges of the profession and how they overcome the problems of camera-shy subjects, demanding art directors, and never having enough time; and even shoot with some of the pros and get their advice directly. Some of the weekend's big events – an all-day road trip to Lockhart for barbecue and shooting with the prime documentarian of Texas BBQ, Wyatt McSpadden, as well as a two-day workshop with Arnold Newman Portrait Prize winner Chris Buck – are already sold out, but you can still catch some great discussions of the state of the field: a panel discussion on pricing your work, keeping your business sustainable, and nailing the creative call, featuring Austin-based photographer Adam Voorhes, Jess Dudley of Wonderful Machine, Allen Murabayashi of Photoshelter, and Kaia Hemming of JWT, moderated by Allegra Wilde of Eyeist; and a conversation between Monte Isom and Andrew Hetherington on building a career in photography, from the basics of portfolios to whether or not you need an agent to how to take a meeting (all this knowledge, plus free breakfast tacos!)...."
"...What is "Blog Reblog"? A gallery show? An event? A comment on our modern forms of photographic dissemination? I suppose it’s all of those, but for lovers of contemporary photography, it’s worth a trip to the Big Medium galleries...."
"...The equally direct "Blog Reblog" at Big Medium, which closed June 7, addressed the changing nature of image authorship in the current culture and the speed with which we look at pictures. For this Austin Center for Photography exhibition, Max Marshall and Paul Paper selected 200 photographers, paired them, and handed over to them much of their curatorial control..."
"...And the legendary photographic cooperative Magnum Photos has never been headquartered here. But that hasn't stopped the city from developing into one of the major centers for the study of photography on the planet..."
"...In a city that's home to the world's first photograph, you'd think the art of the camera would rule. But despite the presence of that primal relic; despite the thousands of other historic photos held by the University of Texas' Harry Ransom Center; despite having had many great practitioners of the art – Depression-era documentarian Russell Lee, his latter-day political heir Alan Pogue, Garry Winogrand, Burton Pritzker, Ave Bonar, Donna De Cesare, and Bill Wittliff, to reel off a few names – live here, photography's profile has never been the highest in Austin...."
"...Time to update your address book: Robert E. Lee Elementary is now Russell Lee Elementary, ending the campus' artificial link to the Confederacy and instead paying tribute to a seminal chronicler of Great Depression poverty and UT-Austin's first photography instructor...."
"..."Each episode is like its own movie," says Todd McMullen. He's worked on the series from the beginning, first as a camera operator and now as director of photography..."