"...Ryan Montgomery's oil painting Buttermilk Pie probably shouldn't interest me as much as it does, but even before I saw it in person, the image in the catalog for "The People's Gallery 2017" caught my attention. It's relatively simple: a photorealistic dish of mostly consumed buttermilk pie and a metallic spoon sit on what appears to be a buttermilk pie-themed tablecloth..."
"...Image search "IFRAO Standard Scale" and you will see a rectangle carefully split into colored blocks: black, white, and gray, and then blue, green, yellow, red. Better, go to grayDUCK Gallery while they are still showing "Practical Acts of Perception." The scale is on the exhibition postcard..."
"...There are currently a few rooms in the Wally Workman Gallery that feature such compelling configurations, but for real. The actual objects – vintage typewriters, an antique sewing machine, a silent-film projector, and so on – arranged just like that, their separated parts suspended by a precise array of tension wires, each bright constellation of apparatus occupying its expanded, revelatory space within a pedestal-topping vitrine...."
"...Davis, as alluded to by the show's title, tasks the viewer with a labyrinthine journey visually in his work and literally in the graffiti path on the pavement just outside the warehouse gallery. Each painting (a mix of oil and acrylic, all on canvas) is constructed in layers of individual compositions one on top of another, at once obscuring what is beneath, reacting to it, and allowing the beneath bits to show through in negative spaces...."
"...Torch of Friendship enlivens, and complements, its location in San Antonio, the same way Alexander Calder's Flamingo does in Chicago's downtown Loop (one of Sebastián's cardboard pieces is titled Tribute to Calder). Monumental works depicted in miniature and in photographs can't be expected to exude their full power inside a gallery..."
"..."Scorch and Drag: Prints and Sculptures by John Robert Craft"Flatbed Press & Gallery, 2832 E. MLK, 512/477-9328 www.flatbedpress.com Through Aug..."
"...First Street Studio. Gallery 702..."
"...'Stepping Into Water'Red Space Gallery, 1203 W. 49th, Unit B www.redspacegallery.com Through Oct..."
"...1) 'STEPPING INTO WATER' (Red Space Gallery) Jessica Mathews..."
"...Solo Gallery Exhibition..."
"...Unfortunately, it is a reality that many galleries in Austin have had to face. There are always unique compounding factors, but Austin's lurching market continues to apply undue pressure to the decision-making of art organizers and gallery management..."
"...Neil Coleman at the original Pro-Jex Gallery photograph by Brenda Ladd..."
"..."Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt," Veronica Roberts, curator; Blanton Museum of Art Solo Gallery Exhibition (tie)..."
"...Solo Gallery Exhibition (tie)..."
"...grayDUCK Gallery, 608-C W. Monroe, www.grayduckgallery.com..."
"...But all that changed during SXSW in 2011, when the tired property known historically as "the Foundation" got a facelift. Thanks to a driven, former advertising pro named Andi Scull Cheatham and the help of some of her artist friends, the trash- and crap-littered lot morphed into the gloriously colorful, wonderfully chaotic HOPE Outdoor Gallery (aka the HOG), a privately owned, three-story community art project-turned-paint park that's been igniting lots of joy in lots of people – locals and tourists alike – ever since...."
"...1) THE RE-EMERGENCE OF MASS GALLERY Expect. Epic...."
"...David Ohlerking's stopping for a rest and a bite to eat, sitting on the low black couch in the Austin Figurative Gallery, his glorified hole-in-the-wall in the Super!Alright!-anchored complex at the corner of Third and Chicon. Around him, the walls are covered with sketches, with new paintings and old from numerous artists, with hand-lettered posters for music shows and previous AFG events..."
"...ft. warehouse in 2007 was the first time the company had a stage of its own since its founding in 1994, and it's built that space into such an arts center – renting out its two theatres (99 seats and 49 seats) to a variety of theatre, comedy, and music groups and exhibiting a host of artists (including this writer) in its gallery – that it's difficult to imagine SVT returning to its itinerant roots, jumping from theatre to theatre whenever it mounts a production...."
"...The piece that best manages to combine graffiti's swagger with the introspection of the gallery is Sky's the Limit, an abstraction of spatters, streaks, and swirls resulting in a predominantly deep red surface. Despite the party atmosphere, the piece is controlled, administered with a precision subtly indicated by the series of obscure right angles populating the middle of the canvas like ghosts..."