7 Minutes in Heaven: A Celebration of Esme Barrera w/ Cigarettes After Sex (solo), Ted Leo, Jim Ward, the Crack Pipes, John Wesley Coleman, the John-Pauls, Sara O, Mahealani
"...The “Collectors Show” at grayDUCK Gallery on East Cesar Chavez is, as you might guess, a show about collectors. Or, rather, about what you might infer about collectors (of visual art) from what they collect...."
"...At grayDUCK Gallery right now, there's a show called "Landfall" that features the mixed-media creations of Suchitra Mattai, a globe-trotting native of Guyana, South America, who currently lives and works in Denver. You want deeper meanings and cultural resonances, you're going to get them in this show...."
"...grayDUCK Gallery, which closed its original venue off South First last December, is finally reopening on East Cesar Chavez this weekend...."
"...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..."
"...As I was walking out of Elizabeth Chiles' current solo show at grayDUCK Gallery, I pulled out my phone to query: "Japanese word light through tree leaves." The word I was looking for, remembered from lists of "untranslatable words" that would circulate Tumblr, was "komorebi," which despite its frequent categorization as untranslatable conveys a phenomenon almost everyone immediately recognizes: the flickering of sunlight through the filter of tree leaves. It's comforting to know that there are other people recognizing the same little sensations as they move through life, melding them into their vocabulary, be they linguistic or visual..."
"...Jolly has a variety of things displayed on the walls and on a pedestal or two and even set to roll across the planks of grayDUCK Gallery's beautiful wooden floor. You'll recognize them instantly as art..."
"...Upon entering the gallery, the viewer is confronted with the visceral mixed-media collage work of Christine Garvey. With titles like Scab, Mouth, and Strip, it's hard not to feel that the saturated, pink-hued works are bodies cut open and laid bare..."
"...So, moving through grayDUCK Gallery, I was pleasantly surprised by both the organization of the show and the relative risk evident in Smith's most recent works. There are still plenty of his classics dotting the walls, but, thankfully, most of these are placed in a way to add another layer to the art: a cheetah spaced just far enough from the gazelle she is chasing to have each read as individual works, but at a distance create a scene that extends the length of the gallery; or a puffer fish defending itself from a tiger shark swimming down at it at a steep angle..."
"...The physical nature of both construction work and parenting is sublimated in Gonzalez's exuberant dancing, on full display in a video of him moving throughout a city and occasionally at an in-gallery live performance on a kaleidoscopic dance floor installation. Joyful, corporeal, and catching, it's a touch of cool slyly in keeping with Gonzalez's visual style and thematic concerns...."
"...Swec may have orchestrated the process, but ultimately she, and her collaborators, were at its mercy. That is as it should be. “Jana Swec: Congitopia”grayDUCK Gallery, 2213 E..."
"...Rebecca Marino invites us to think about this in "The Best Available Evidence" at grayDUCK Gallery. Combining photography, sculpture, and audio recordings, the exhibition brings us into the middle of the long-standing debate about the existence of UFOs..."
"...The most prominent theme here, in addition to vehicles and crashes, is motorcycle racing (an actual motorcycle is posted at the entrance to the gallery). This is where things get tricky for me, and in the best of ways..."
"...Here, though, that patriotism takes a strange form with tokens of low-level labor (think mop heads and utility lights) and a color palette deeply informed by current marketing strategy. Even without the American flags poking out the back of several sculptures like battle banners, few could miss the unspoken chant of "USA, USA" filling the gallery, or maybe just simply, "'Merica!"..."
"...Chiles' lumen prints capture the temporariness of a plant with the lightness of photography; her Window shows us glowing curtains to the outside world; Swanger's paintings, like #65 and #55 & 57, mentioned above, are the rippling curtains we can touch; his found paintings covered with aluminum leaf are titters at the joke we play on ourselves, that we can duplicate the dignity of our spontaneous world. But his objects, like the entire show, are also nods of agreement – that yes, our timeless wonder at the workings of wildness, which includes ourselves, is a worthy calling, and that our collusion with the wildness is real. “Elizabeth Chiles and John Swanger: Lumens & Currents” grayDUCK Gallery, 2213 E..."
"...South Austin's grayDUCK Gallery has a new show coming up this weekend. It's called "Identity Crisis," it's curated by Hector Hernandez, and it's about public and private identities and how they're formed..."
"...grayDUCK Gallery, 608-C W. Monroe, www.grayduckgallery.com..."
"..."Heirloom"grayDUCK Gallery, 2213 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/826-5334 www.grayduckgallery.com Through Nov..."
"...Q: Who is this Holy Fool showing work at Austin’s excellent grayDUCK Gallery?..."
"...So I'm driving away from Tiny Park Gallery near North Loop last Saturday afternoon...."
"...Solo Gallery Exhibition “Anthony B. Creeden: Cacti and Semaphore,” grayDUCK Gallery “Bucky Miller: Grackle Actions,” Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum “Claude van Lingen: Timekeeper,” Co-Lab Projects “Larry Bamburg: BurlsHoovesandShells on a Pedestal of Conglomerates,” UT Visual Arts Center “Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons: Notes on Sugar,” Christian-Green Gallery “Rachel Stuckey: Good Days and Bad Days on the Internet,” Women & Their Work “Raul Gonzalez: Doing Work,” grayDUCK Gallery..."