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Studio Visits: Terri Thomas
Collaboration is a gift for this provocative artist
Arts Column  June 5, 2014, by Andy Campbell
"...In The Gift: Imagination and the Erotic Life of Property, Lewis Hyde ruminates on his local drugstore's ever-rotating display of dime-a-dozen romance novels, asking: "Why do we suspect that Silhouette Romances will not be enduring works of art?" He answers that romance novels are bought and sold in the market economy, and art, in contrast, belongs to the gift economy. If this seems Pollyanna-ish (because, aren't works of art bought and sold all the time? Sure.), Hyde's thesis is evident in the art of Terri Thomas..."

Studio Visit: Terri Thomas
PHOTO GALLERY  June 4, 2014
"...A painting from artist Terri Thomas' most recent series, exploring social perception and artistic processBack to interview...."

Terri Thomas Photo Gallery
Arts Column  June 5, 2014

"Pillow" Talk
Terri Thomas on what's behind the sex in her Big Medium art show
DAILY Arts  June 5, 2014, by Seth Orion Schwaiger
"...Terri Thomas' solo exhibition "Pillow Book as Inheritance" is challenging for many viewers, punter and scenester alike, though perhaps for different reasons. That inspired me to speak with the artist about the show..."

Touring the Tour
A very meta experience, guided by Heather Pesanti, senior curator of the Contemporary Austin
Arts Story  November 20, 2014, by Seth Orion Schwaiger
"...From Co-Lab, the tour fought the waves of aggravated drivers to find (invent) a parking space at Canopy, the heart of EAST itself. After regrouping in the studio of sensationalist artist Terri Thomas, whose space they filled to the brim, Pesanti led a brief Q&A with Thomas, in which she explained the conceptual foundations of her sexually charged paintings, sculpture, and video, and how her professional history in the fashion industry and her life as an identical twin anchors her work to ideas of perfection and duality..."

Fear not, this artistic examination of what worries us will reward your attention.
Arts Review  September 4, 2009, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...Never mind waterboarding, friend: Try dealing with methods employed by the Inquisition, with the instrument known as the Spanish Spider (aka Breast Ripper). Terri Thomas has provided one, although it's archly rendered in Swarovski crystals and beads over a soft fabric form..."

State of Wonderment
The Texas Biennial's first outside curator describes what he saw in Lone Star art
Arts Story  March 6, 2009, by Andrew Long
"...MD: Oh, yes! Artists positioning themselves against the world, such as Terri Thomas' outrageous paintings of herself nude with a gigantic glittered peacock or Dawn Okoro painting herself into billboard-sized postcards...."

East Austin Studio Tour 2017
PHOTO GALLERY  November 14, 2017
"...Art by Terri Thomas, showing at the POP Austin international art fair (340), held at Fair Market, 1100 E. Fifth..."

November Is Austin Art Month
With EAST, POP Austin, and the Creek Show, who's to argue?
DAILY Arts  November 10, 2017, by Robert Faires
"...For four years now, the show has brought together dozens of internationally recognized visual artists, along with a handful of select locals, for a four-day exhibition at the Fair Market event space on East Fifth. Among the featured artists this year will be Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, JonOne, Ysabel LeMay, Kenton Parker, Denise Prince, Johnny Romeo, Bob Schneider, Terri Thomas, and Alyssa Taylor Wendt...."

Rose Is a Rose Is a Rose Is One Helluva Posh and Surreal Soirée
Women & Their Work go all freaky-floral for annual fundraiser
DAILY Arts  April 11, 2016, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...And where else would we find a flower-market gallery stocked with botanical wonders from the likes of Kate Breakey, Jules Buck Jones, Jennifer Chenoweth, Virginia Fleck, Terri Thomas, Rino Pizzi, Denise Prince, Michael Anthony Garcia, Yuliya Lanina, and more of this city’s finest artists? And everybody and their Woojums dressed up in a “subversive floral” style and snapping themselves in a Man Ray photo-booth from Justine’s Brasserie?..."

'Buy What You Love'
Collector Glenn Fuhrman on 'A Secret Affair' and living with contemporary art
Arts Story  August 7, 2014, by Seth Orion Schwaiger
"...GF: We love the work of Richard Patterson, who is British but has lived in Dallas for a long time. Austin-based artist Terri Thomas is also someone whose work is in our collection..."

Art Review: 'Blog Reblog'
Randomly paired photos yield serendipitous imagery
DAILY Arts  May 28, 2014, by Rod Machen
"...For those who have never been, finding Big Medium’s galleries at Canopy is only a small challenge, and well worth the effort. One warning: Terri Thomas’ "Pillow Book as Inheritance" show next door is, well, adult-oriented material, a critique of the superficial depiction of sensuality in modern times..."

EAST: Do Big Spaces Rule?
Artists and viewers can make the most of EAST by hitting the large studio complexes
Arts Story  November 22, 2013, by Andy Campbell
"...Some, like Jaelah Kuehmichel (Canopy), sell prints, drawings, and small paintings at prices under three figures; instead of selling one big painting, she sells 20 little ones. Others pull out all the stops, mounting mini-retrospectives, like Terri Thomas (Canopy) with her something-for-everyone salmagundi of Swarovski-studded kitty cats (she calls them "pussies"), naked clown bondage paintings, and fetishistic door/objects..."

After a Fashion
I scream, you scream, but when Stephen scream's for ice cream, it's an entirely different tune...
Columns  November 10, 2006, by Stephen MacMillan Moser
"...There's a marvelous show there right now – U-Genics through Saturday, Nov. 11 – artist Terri Thomas ( has taken her fashion-industry background and mirrored it through her art, which is a caustic yet beautiful comment on consumer imagery, societal stereotypes, cultural fascinations, and art history itself..."

Sundance Announces Competition Slate
Austinite Jeff Nichols will compete in Park City
DAILY Screens  December 1, 2010, by Kimberley Jones
"...Cast: Juno Temple, Kay Panabaker, Leslie Mann, Kate Bosworth, Kyle Gallner. The Loved Ones (Director and screenwriter: Sam Levinson) — A pair of reckless siblings are dragged into a chaotic family wedding by their overwrought mother. Cast: Demi Moore, Kate Bosworth, Jeffrey DeMunn, Ellen Barkin, Ellen Burstyn, Thomas Haden Church. Martha Marcy May Marlene (Director and screenwriter: Sean Durkin) — Haunted by painful memories and increasing paranoia, a damaged woman struggles to re-assimilate with her family after fleeing an abusive cult..."

Wednesday Picks & Sleepers
First night SXSW Music recommendations and hints
Music Story  March 19, 2015
"...His voice, narrative storytelling, and me-against-the-world swag earned comparisons to Tupac, making an attempt on his life last year all the more chilling. 2014 also saw the Baby Face Killa team up with California beat chemist Madlib, a surprise move that elevated Gibbs' game. – Thomas Fawcett Wednesday Sleepers..."

SXSW Film: The Whole Enchilada
Red-hot and really long list of all the titles to date
DAILY Screens  February 2, 2011, by Kimberley Jones
"...YOU INSTEAD (Scotland) Director: David Mackenzie, Writer: Thomas Leveritt Two rival musicians find themselves handcuffed together at the world renowned music festival, T in the Park, where they are both scheduled to perform. Cast: Luke Treadaway, Natalia Tena, Sophie Wu, Ruta Gedmintas, Kari Corbett (North American Premiere)..."

Dancing About Architecture
Our resident Marshmallow Peep relates the news and hearsay in and around the Live Music Capital...
Music Column  July 27, 2001, by Ken Lieck
"...cover ("End of the World"), and an original track that won't be on the album, which is due in early 2002… Daniel Johnston is back from a brief West Coast jaunt, and a travelling companion tells me the singer spent quite a bit of quality beach time with fan Matt Groening at the Simpsons creator's Malibu beach house. More surprisingly, the Gammon Records people have sent copies of Johnston's "new" Rejected Unknown album to the Chron office, proving that they really exist! Not only that, they feature more artwork than Brian Beattie's "private" Austin edition from 1999!… Since I mentioned Rob Thomas from Matchbox Twenty in the column last week, the formerly Austin-based Rob Thomas e-mailed me this week to brag that he managed to make The New York Post with his latest bash..."

ACL Music Fest Preview
Music Story  September 15, 2006
"...This Austin quintet has certainly enjoyed its fair share of notoriety since releasing its bellwether folk-punk album, Black Sheep Boy (Jagjaguwar), in the spring of 2004. Since then, the group has lost bassist Zach Thomas but has kept grazing, spending the summer in Europe and planning an Australian tour for later this month..."

SXSW Picks & Sleepers
Blurbing the pinnacle of SXSW 2006.
Music Story  March 17, 2006
"...– David Lynch NEW ORLEANS SOCIAL CLUB6pm, Town Lake Stage @ Auditorium Shores In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, a group of Crescent City musicians dubbed themselves the New Orleans Social Club and celebrated their city's indomitable spirit by recording Sing Me Back Home (Sony BMG). A tribute to NOLA, it includes members of the Meters and Neville Brothers, Irma Thomas, Marcia Ball, Dr..."

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