Barbara Purcell

Barbara Purcell is an arts and culture writer based in Austin. She is the author of Black Ice: Poems (Fly by Night Press, 2006). In addition to Sightlines, her work has appeared in the Austin Chronicle, Canadian Art, Glasstire, and Tribes Magazine. She is a graduate of Skidmore College.

At Blue Star Contemporary, Reconstructed from the Deconstructed

The four shows on view through Jan. 5 at San Antonio’s Blue Star Contemporary all play with the notion of impermanence — ironic, given Blue Star is the city’s...

Happiness is a Journey. And Change is a Constant.

For Eddie “Bear” Lopez, happiness is a paper route in his East Austin neighborhood, a quiet latticework of residential streets where he delivers the newspaper early (way early) each...

Charles White: An Artist Ahead of his Time Finally has his Moment

Two concurrent exhibitions at UT celebrate the art and legacy of Charles White, one of the 20th century’s most accomplished draftsmen

In Joiri Minaya’s ‘Labadee,’ Beachgoers and Barbed Wire

Just in time for hurricane season comes Joiri Minaya’s "Labadee," on view at the Blanton Museum of Art. The seven-minute video succeeds in transporting its viewers to a Caribbean...

“Transamerica/n” is the McNay Museum’s trailblazing exhibition on gender identity

To mark the 50th anniversary of Stonewall uprising, a survey exhibition in San Antonio explores the journey of gender since the Greenwich Village riots which ignited the LGBTQ movement. In...