Sam's Town Point
"...Steve Brudniak, who creates sculptural works that resemble the sorts of things that Nikola Tesla might've had wet dreams about, opens a solo show, "Back from Samsara," at Austin Community College's Rio Grande Campus Gallery on Thursday, Sept. 6..."
"...by Ken Hunt Steve Brudniak's sculptures are the sort that, when subjected to description, evoke more words than necessity or accuracy require. Even summing up the dualities is something of a chore: There is the use of laborious craftsmanship on discarded or found objects, the anachronous feeling of antique design fitted with contemporary electromechanics, the exploration of spiritual and metaphysical concerns via machine. Yet to say, "Oh, it works on many levels" is an obvious cop-out..."
"...Steve Brudniak: 'Noumenon'..."
"...And finally, the hope. -- Sarah Hepola LOOKING INTO THE MIND OF STEVE BRUDNIAK: THE MAD DOCTOR IS IN..."
"...If you've never seen Steve Brudniak's hard boiled science projects turned sculptures, then imagine for a moment that you're in the scene from Planet of the Apes where Charlton Heston stumbles into the New York Underground. No wait, make that a scene from Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea..."
"...How many years, as Bob Dylan might've sung in some alternative universe, must a man create sculptures so singular and astonishing before someone gets around to producing a book that displays that artwork to the world in glossy, full-color, paper-based finery? Nigh on three decades, in the case of Steve Brudniak, the Austin-based artist whose sculptural fabrications – meticulous works, often large and imposing, always wrought via much complex labor – look like something from a wet dream that Nikola Tesla might've had after hearing the call of Cthulhu. But here it is, at long last: The Merrid Zone publication of The Science of Surrealism: Assemblage Sculpture of Steve Brudniak, a showcase of what the retrotech-warping maestro has wrought in brass and steel and wood and glass and blood and more...."
"...4) You know that Steve Brudniak, whose work is like something out of Tesla's wet dreams – as suggested here – but also like things that Bel Geddes would've designed if he'd been possessed by Nyarlathotep – Steve Brudniak's got a show of his eerie and gorgeous sculptures at the ACC Gallery at 1218 West Avenue...."
"...4) "Steve Brudniak: Noumenon" (Julia C. Butridge Gallery) A bit high in the fine-art strata to be tagged "steampunk," Brudniak's exquisitely crafted objects nevertheless often resemble what Capt..."
"...And because I'm not making it to San Marcos, I'm sure as hell not making it to San Antonio, so I'll not yet be seeing the other of the two Steve Brudniak-enhanced shows improving gallery walls in Texas right now. Fortunately, there's a Brudniak solo show in Austin, too: "Back from Samsara" at ACC Gallery – which we've already crowed about right here...."
"...Steve Brudniak, sculptor: We need to be reasonable in the debate we’re having today over this election. So let me say this, in a nutshell: There are many who are merely sick of the status quo..."
"...Steve Brudniak, Sculptor: Here's the Curmudgeon POV that I have taken in recent years: Owning original artwork is a responsibility. Your cat uses your Matisse for a scratching post? And it's a Matisse poster? Big deal..."
"...4) 'STEVE BRUDNIAK: BACK FROM SAMSARA' (Austin Community College Rio Grande Gallery) Arcane technosculpture, like art nouveau gone industrial...."
"...1) Steve Brudniak Don't call "Noumenon," his solo sculpture show at the Butridge Gallery, a comeback; it was worth waiting for this new group of sculptures...."
"...Is it because he's mis-set his alarm clock and believes it's 5:30 in the morning? Is it because he's too depressed about world affairs to get out of bed any earlier? Is it because he's a lazy bum? No. It is because he and his partner Jason Archer spent the previous evening being feted by friends at Steve Brudniak's house, where much liquor was consumed and a tree nearly caught on fire..."
"...EEKA BEEKA GALLERY "Blood Reliquaries and Other New Work" by Steve Brudniak offers human blood specimens inside sculptural chambers or reliquaries as a comment on immortality, fear, love, and spirituality. This resilient independent gallery has resurfaced in a new space at the former Holy 8 Ball studios..."
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"...AC: Ha! You and Steve Brudniak!..."
"...Some compositions are built-up frames within frames, which he calls "windows." The focal point of the piece is a tiny area with a large industrial support and reinforcing shapes, colors, and textures repeated around it. I am reminded of artists such as Robert Rauschenberg and Alexander Rodchenko, as well as locals such as Steve Brudniak, Barbara Irwin, and Lance Letscher..."
"...Steve Brudniak, Eeka Beeka Gallery..."
"...James Bettison's Alien Babies (painted on washcloths) appear playful to some, just plain weird to others. Steve Brudniak's construction and Danville Chadbourne's sculpture may look like the artists were "fooling around," but this is the most beautifully crafted fooling around you'd ever want to see..."