Long Center for the Performing Arts
"...'True Story'grayDUCK Gallery, 608-C W. Monroe, 826-5334 www.grayduckgallery.com Through Feb..."
"...Solo Gallery Exhibition “Christa Blackwood: Prix West,” Photo Méthode Gallery “Elizabeth McDonald: I Only Know Plenty,” grayDUCK Gallery “Malcolm Bucknall: Pinning Down the Elusive Is Tricky Business,” Wally Workman Gallery “McKay Otto: Ever or Ever,” CAMIBAart Gallery “Over Time: Elizabeth Chiles,” Pump Project “Seth Orion Schwaiger: Complex I,” Pump Project “Shawn Smith: Predators, Prey, and Pixels,” grayDUCK Gallery “Jade Walker: Four Cornered,” Galleries I & II, Texas State University..."
"...'Tamed Territory'grayDUCK Gallery, 608-C Monroe, 826-5334 www.grayduckgallery.com Through Aug. 20..."
"...'Fugue States'grayDUCK Gallery, 608-C W. Monroe, 826-5334 www.grayduckgallery.com Through June 10..."
"...5) My visual-arts wanderings this year were improved by 'ECLOSION' (Art.Science.Gallery.), the show of bug-oriented artwork curated by Hayley Gillespie and Barrett Klein; the bright paper-cut creations of ASHLEY GIERKE (Hideout Coffeehouse), and the debuts of the multi-figurative "Girl Series" in 'JANE RADSTROM: MULTITUDES' and the mandala-based paintings in 'STELLA ALESI: SPECK' (Wally Workman Gallery). And did anybody in town not see Beili Liu's 'THIRST' (Women & Their Work), that stark white tree eerily illuminated and suspended slightly above the water between the Lamar Boulevard and Pfluger Pedestrian bridges?..."
"...'Memento Mori'608-C W. Monroe, 826-5334 www.grayduckgallery.com Through May 6..."
"...In November, she was named Artist of the Year: Early Career at the 2012 Austin Visual Arts Awards. This April, she showed her pen-and-ink drawings in a grayDUCK Gallery group show, while simultaneously hosting a collaborative installation/performance called Basements Were Rooftops during Fusebox Festival..."
"...And the answer is: Flatbed Press World Headquarters, that near-labyrinthine warren of visual artistry and sophisticated printing right there on East MLK, where Gallery Shoal Creek is celebrating 50 years of existence … where Photo Méthode Gallery is marking its two-year existence … where Camiba Art is partying it up with a Grand Opening … and where Flatbed itself is championing its “Memento” exhibition of monotypes and monoprints. We imagine it’s going to be a big, bustling, fine-art fandango sort of deal this Friday – just the thing to start a delightfully encultured weekend off right...."
"...‘Raul Gonzalez and Julon Pinkston: Undetermined Matter’grayDUCK Gallery, 2213 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/826-5334 www.grayduckgallery.com Through July 6..."
"...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..."
"...'Red Left, Blue Right'grayDUCK Gallery, 608-C W. Monroe St., 512/826-5334 www.grayduckgallery.com Through June 16..."
"...Of course, we realize that a lot of people have plans for later in the evening – maybe catching some live music somewhere, or a movie at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, or checking out the art openings at grayDUCK Gallery or Wally Workman or Pump Project or the Russell Collection … or some new stage production – the Rude Mechs' Stop Hitting Yourself, say, or Earth and the Annie-Sprinkle-and-Beth-Stephens Ecosexual thing at the Vortex – or the multimedia of Raw Paw's Cymatic Release & CogDut Labyrinth at 50N House, or any number of such things available throughout what some call the 512...."
"...3) CAMIBAart, FLATBED PRESS, GALLERY SHOAL CREEK, PHOTO MÉTHODE, and anyone else at 2832 E. MLK..."
"..."Young Latino Artists Exhibition 17: Grafficanos," James Huizar, curator; Mexic-Arte Museum Solo Gallery Exhibition..."
"...Jill Schroeder of grayDUCK Gallery was almost overcome with emotion in accepting the Gallery, Body of Work award, but on collecting herself, the transplanted Minnesotan cracked up the crowd by recalling how strange this place felt upon arriving here "from up north, where people didn't talk to each other in grocery checkout lines," they just "did their own shit." Very soon, though, she came to appreciate the friendliness and support that came with all that chat, all over the city but especially in the arts community. Nick Mayo, director of She Loves Me, the Mary Moody Northen Theatre production that was one of two shows honored this year with the outstanding musical prize, echoed Schroeder in acknowledging the warmth and support he's received as a newcomer to the city and how it's fueled his work with the students at St..."
"...Much of its recent programming has been geared toward arts outreach, a venture that has been fostering growth for years but now seems to be hitting a new stride. For "The Only Knowledge Worth Possessing," the Contemporary joined with grayDUCK gallery and curators Andy Campbell (full disclosure: a Chronicle contributor) and Sarah Bancroft to highlight a wide swath of established local artists and encourage their professional growth through group critiques and arts education, culminating in a group show...."
"...(Hell, no: This city's lousy with visual-arts goodness. It's not San Antonio, no, you're right; but, hey, even without considering UT – and how can you not consider UT? – this town's got some fierce venues for your cultural diversion & edification.) But: Here are four we've had the pleasure of visiting recently, the exhibitions of which are still on display: grayDUCK Gallery's got the three-artist Tamed Territory going on right now, with Calder Kamin's ceramic sculptures of all sorts of animals, including several species of bats, a series referencing the Endangered Species list, and a roadkill armadillo and a dead rabbit – complete with beautifully glazed bloodstains; Casey Polacheck's paintings of animals-in-diorama; and the photography of Areca Roe, who's documented a diversity of creatures during a tour of national zoos..."
"...This weekend, Stark and the Experimental Response Cinema he founded in Austin present three different programs of the experimenter's work, each at a different location: AFS Cinema and grayDUCK Gallery in Austin, and the Masur Gallery in Lockhart. Three shows may sound like a lot, but the bigger question is, how to curate only a few hours out of the hundreds that Brakhage shot, assembled, re-assembled, handpainted, glued, re-shot? His massive catalog is still being archived and maintained by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Film Archive, with films varying from the four and a half hour The Art of Vision to micro-shorts like his Roman Numeral quintet and "Hell Spit Flexion." Stark said, "We could go for weeks..."
"...2) "RAUL GONZALEZ: DOING WORK" (grayDUCK Gallery) A kaleidoscopic show that managed visual interest with unexpected materials and a provocative exploration of fatherhood and immigrant workers filtered through Gonzalez's personal experience...."
"...W&TW's entire gallery was turned over to this talented Hammonds, who used it to reconstruct – with wall-sized drawings, with video projections, with complex sculpture in the center of the space – what happened to the structure of her childhood home (and the subsequent structure of her memories) when that building burned down a week after her 15th birthday. 6) NONOTAK (POP Austin: Illumination)..."