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“The People’s Gallery 2017” at Austin City Hall
This year's showing of work in Austin City Hall by a small army of local artists offers satisfaction on multiple levels
"...person, the image in the catalog for "The People's Gallery 2017" caught my attention. It's relatively simple: a photorealistic..."

July 14, 2017 Arts Review by Sam Anderson-Ramos

“Regional Fictions” at MASS Gallery
This thought-provoking show takes on the educational system's traditional narratives by juxtaposing the familiar with images that challenge it
"...associations and phrases. What results is "Regional Fictions," a gallery/classroom that challenges the viewer to unlearn and relearn. Walk..."

June 29, 2018 Arts Review by Melany Jean

“Practical Acts of Perception” at grayDUCK Gallery
Cande Aguilar, Jorge Purón, and Mauricio Sáenz challenge what we see through sihfts in scale and proportion
"...and you will see a rectangle carefully split into colored blocks: black, white, and gray, and then blue, green,..."

Jan. 12, 2018 Arts Review by Melany Jean

“William Geisler + John Peralta” at Wally Workman Gallery
Peralta’s deconstructed machines and Geisler’s encaustic abstracts turn painstaking toil into patterns of brilliance
"...machine works: exploded views, where the components of a manufactured object are separated from one another, as if hovering..."

Sept. 29, 2017 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

"Labyrinth" at Not Gallery
Ryan Thayer Davis' large and highly saturated abstract fields of color are warm, alive, active, and pleasing to be among
" of layer and solitude. The works dominate the space with their size and highly saturated abstract fields of..."

May 13, 2016 Arts Review by L.K. James

“The Geometry of Space and Time” at Mexic-Arte Museum
Sebastián’s sculpture evokes string theory via concrete forms
"...Mexican artist Sebastián. The retrospective, "Sebastián: The Geometry of Space and Time," covers his broad range of work, from..."

May 19, 2017 Arts Review by Sam Anderson-Ramos

"Scorch and Drag" at Flatbed Gallery
John Robert Craft's objects and prints, combined with the viewer's eye, creates a chamber of reverberating visions
"...(1-2) are cast-iron balls that have been sliced and reconfigured into amorphous blobs. They are objects without origin, like..."

July 22, 2016 Arts Review by Sam Anderson-Ramos

All Over Creation: Wide Open Spaces
A new crop of arts venues is sprouting all over Austin
"...arts venues. ReNew EAST. ColdTowne Conservatory. First Street Studio. Gallery 702. ATM Gallery. Center for Creative Action. Permanent.Collection. Ground..."

Jan. 9, 2015 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Stepping Into Water
Jessica Mathews' exploration of digital and physical realities gains new dimensions in this solo exhibition
"...'Stepping Into Water'Red Space Gallery, 1203 W. 49th, Unit B Through..."

Oct. 11, 2013 Arts Review by Caitlin Greenwood

Top 10 of Austin's Visual Art in 2013
Much of the year's most exceptional contemporary art drew inspiration from the past and from science
"...1) 'STEPPING INTO WATER' (Red Space Gallery) Jessica Mathews..."

Jan. 3, 2014 Arts Feature by Caitlin Greenwood

Table Banquet
The nominees for the 2013-2014 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...After poring over the hundreds of stage productions, concerts, and art exhibitions mounted locally..."

May 8, 2014 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Park Benched
The Cost of Art, Part II: Without enough buyers for art, local galleries like Tiny Park can't make the rent
"...line of the last newsletter from the beloved art space. In a fashion that reflects the personalities of curators..."

March 28, 2014 Arts Feature by Seth Orion Schwaiger

Toast to an Artspace About Art
Pro-Jex's Tunnel of Art on Fifth Street Was More Than a Gallery, Much More
"...Neil Coleman at the original Pro-Jex Gallery photograph by Brenda Ladd..."

April 3, 1998 Arts Feature by John Spong

Consummate Artistry
The 2013-14 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Ryan Crowder, Red..."

June 6, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

"It Was a Difficult Choice, But..."
The Austin Critics Table named its tops in the arts for 2014
"...Design category. Another 10 theatre and dance productions were honored with a pair of awards each...."

June 3, 2014 Arts Post by Robert Faires

'Send Off'
grayDUCK Gallery memorably closed its Bouldin Creek space with a show of its regular artists making prints
"...grayDUCK Gallery, 608-C W. Monroe,"

Dec. 27, 2013 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

HOG Wild
How a concrete wasteland has become a street-art wonderland called the HOPE Outdoor Gallery
"...all that changed during SXSW in 2011, when the tired property known historically as "the Foundation" got a facelift...."

June 20, 2014 Arts Feature by Bob Makela

East Austin Studio Tour 2018: Recapping Weekend 1
Take MoHA's selfie challenge? Bathe in the forest? Do it all!
"...a year to pop into your favorite Eastside artists’ workspaces and indulge a little well-intentioned curiosity. What books do..."

Nov. 14, 2018 Arts Post by Melany Jean

Top 10 Visual Arts of 2012
The emergence and re-emergence of arts spaces, events, venues, and museums dominated the year in Austin art

Jan. 4, 2013 Arts Feature by Andy Campbell

Spanking the Figurative
A new Austin gallery captures dancers with paint
"...on the low black couch in the Austin Figurative Gallery, his glorified hole-in-the-wall in the Super!Alright!-anchored complex at the..."

Aug. 10, 2007 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

"Misha Penton: Transparent Vulnerability"
This solo show's elegant, enigmatic watercolors evoke life across the universe from salt crystals to algae to galaxies
"...any regrets about Misha Penton's "Transparent Vulnerability" at CAMIBAart Gallery, it's that I missed the sound. The show is..."

July 15, 2016 Arts Review by Sam Anderson-Ramos

Spaced Out
Salvage Vanguard, Tapestry Dance lose their home spaces
"...Holy Mountain and Red 7 aren't the only hot spots of local culture..."

Oct. 16, 2015 Arts Post by Robert Faires

"Nathan 'Sloke One' Nordstrom: Another Side"
At its best, this solo exhibition captures the swagger of graffiti on the street and the introspection of the gallery
"...on grimy walls and distressed fences into a sterile space absolutely determined to take itself seriously. When it works,..."

March 10, 2017 Arts Review by Sam Anderson-Ramos

Birth of a Revival {UPDATE}
Holy, holy, holy: Austin's working on a queer church
"...less on dogma and more on creating a safe space for queer spirituality to blossom...."

Jan. 22, 2014 Qmmunity Post by Lawrence Everett Forbes

Day Trippin'
More day parties than you can shake an iPhone at
"...Mays (4), the Teeth (5), the Mercers (6) Trailer Space (1401 Rosewood Ave.) SATURDAY: Gospel Truth (1pm), Vancougar (1:45),..."

March 11, 2008 Music Post by Audra Schroeder

EAST Eats: Sa-Tén
Coffee done artfully
"...the cafe tucked into a corner of the Canopy's gallery space was like being let in on a secret...."

Nov. 20, 2014 Food Post by Andrew Thomas

How to Assemble Your Armed White Male Mask
The new face of terror, no ammo necessary
" add your own bump stock, keep a little red space on the edge of the assault rifle and..."

Oct. 27, 2017 Features Feature

Enchanted Forest Gets Organized
Community gets behind South Austin art institution.
"...the closure of the Enchanted Forest, the one-of-a-kind outdoor gallery/performance space off South Lamar. The 2007 Best of Austin..."

July 23, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Art Openings
"..."Dance Show," Skylight Gallery (Mar 4); "Definientia II," Gallery Lombardi (Mar 4); "New..."

March 5, 1999 News Feature

Getting Online With Art
"...Austin. This Saturday, January 18, ALAA presents "Art in Cyberspace," three hours of informational sessions on the technical, legal,..."

Jan. 17, 1997 Arts Column

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