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'Steve Brudniak: Back from Samsara'
The artist's new solo show at ACC is a warp of the worlds
Arts Story August 31, 2012, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...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..."
Austin Artist Steve Brudniak
June 2, 1995
"...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'
Steve Brudniak's newest exhibition is thoroughly retro-futuristic, but don't use the "s" word to describe it
Arts Review June 20, 2008, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...Steve Brudniak: 'Noumenon'..."
Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika: Feels Like Hope
Arts Review October 2, 1998
"...And finally, the hope. -- Sarah Hepola
LOOKING INTO THE MIND OF STEVE BRUDNIAK: THE MAD DOCTOR IS IN..."
Full Gallop: Everything Is Beautiful
Arts Review March 25, 1999
"...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..."
Your Coffee Table's Begging For Books Like These
Two new volumes of art from Steve Brudniak and Clifford Ross
DAILY Arts September 3, 2013, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...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...."
More Tesla Than You Can Shake an Electric Pigeon At
The once-neglected eccentric genius is (finally) all the rage
DAILY Chronolog September 7, 2012, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...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...."
Top 10 Favorite Arts Events Across the Disciplines (In No Particular Order)
Chronicle Arts writer Wayne Alan Brenner on his favorite arts events in 2008
Arts Story January 2, 2009, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...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..."
A Few Visual Art Galleries: In Your City and Beyond Right Now
So much to see, how far to go, an embarrassment of riches…
DAILY Chronolog September 7, 2012, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...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...."
The Q&A Hole: Why Would Someone – Why Would Anyone – Vote for Trump?
With Leslie Bonnell, Arcie Cola, Lashonda Lester, Tim Doyle, and more
DAILY News November 8, 2016, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...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..."
The Q&A Hole: What's the Use of Owning Original Artwork?
With Chris Cubas, Jill Schroeder, Shannon McCormick, and more.
DAILY Arts February 2, 2015, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...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..."
Top 10 From Visual Art in 2012
In an exceptional year for seeing art, deconstructed graphics, technosculpture, and detailed drawings stood out
Arts Story January 4, 2013, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...4) 'STEVE BRUDNIAK: BACK FROM SAMSARA' (Austin Community College Rio Grande Gallery) Arcane technosculpture, like art nouveau gone industrial...."
Top 10 Happy Moments of Art Appreciation and Artists Who Found a New Gear This Year
Chronicle Arts writer Rachel Koper remembers 2008 in the visual arts
Arts Story January 2, 2009, by Rachel Koper
"...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...."
Latin Grammy for Local Vid Artists
Paul Beck and Jason Archer, video artists and Waking Life animators, are the proud owners of a pair of matching Latin Grammys for their video for Mexican hip-hop rockers Molotov.
Screens Story September 12, 2003, by Marc Savlov
"...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..."
News Story March 4, 1999
"...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..."
Give 'Em a Hand
The nominees for the 2009 Austin Critics Table Awards
Arts Story May 15, 2009, by Robert Faires
"..."Steve Brudniak: Noumenon," Butridge Gallery at..."
Leon and Stella Alesi: Love Conjures All
Leon and Stella Alesi provide ocular proof of a life in the arts
Arts Story October 27, 2016, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...AC: Ha! You and Steve Brudniak!..."
Wood & Steel: Works by Caprice Pierucci and Randall Reid
Both artists here bend and even break rules to elevate humble materials into art
Arts Review May 22, 2009, by Rachel Koper
"...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..."
1999 Critics' Table Nominations
Arts Story May 20, 1999
"...Steve Brudniak, Eeka Beeka Gallery..."
"What I Wanted"
Chuck Cooper Takes Collecting Art Personally
Arts Story July 25, 1997, by Rebecca S. Cohen
"...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..."