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November 29, 2022

Erin Keever

Erin Keever is an Adjunct Professor of Art History, freelance writer, art historian and art appraiser. She lives and works in Austin, and serves on the Sightlines board.

Between being and nothingness: Oscar Muñoz at the Blanton Museum of Art

Exhibition installation was still in progress when I previewed “Oscar Muñoz: Invisibilia” at The Blanton Museum of Art. Somehow this makes sense as much of Munoz’s work hinges on...

Neuroplastic abstraction: Zoë Shulman’s ‘ketagons’

Whether for shamanic or artistic purposes (or both), ancient cultures used hallucinogens. Altered states achieved through plant ingestion aided a fuller realization of the divine and have long been...

At the Menil, Niki de Saint Phalle’s groundbreaking embrace of violence, joy, and women’s empowerment

If you’ve ever visited the Centre Pompidou in Paris, chances are you’ve seen Niki de Saint Phalle’s colorful Stravinsky Fountain next to the museum. The kinetic outdoor artwork was...

At UT’s Visual Arts Center, two shows are both timely in their own right

In October 2021 President Biden issued a proclamation honoring Native Americans and their contributions to American society in what could be considered a redefining of Columbus Day. Acknowledging the...

The complicated legacy of Daniel Johnston’s art

Like it did with the popular Mark Mothersbaugh (of Devo) exhibition in 2016 (which also ran through SXSW), the Contemporary Austin is presenting another artist who straddles genres and...

‘The Black Index’ upends the impulse for classification

It’s not Austin’s most physically accessible gallery, but the Christian-Green Gallery (part of the Art Galleries at Black Studies at the University of Texas, tucked within the Jester Center)...

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