August 2, 2021

Renae Jarrett

Renae Jarrett is a writer and an art lover. She is currently getting her MFA in Playwriting at the University of Texas at Austin.

Review: Sedrick Huckaby at the Blanton Museum of Art

Sedrick Huckaby brings texture to themes of family, community, anonymity, and personhood in monumental oil paintings now featured in an intimate eponymous exhibition at the Blanton Museum of Art. The...

Review: ‘Collecting Black Studies’ generates new cartographies of art

Identity, resistance, transition, and abstraction–these are the tentpoles of Black artistic expression that the University of Texas’ Art Galleries at Black Studies celebrates in its current exhibition, "Collecting Black...

Where the Black girls are: A review of Deborah Roberts’ ‘I’m’

It would be easy to remark on the load of references permeating through the artwork of Deborah Roberts, from Zora Neale Hurston, Glenn Ligon, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and...

Review: ‘Renee Lai: A Study of Fences’

Tucked quietly in grayDUCK Gallery, Renee Lai presents subdued and atmospheric paintings in a study of barriers and the social delineations they create between people. Lai's mixture of graphite, oil...

Review: Dave McClinton at Ivester Contemporary

Dave McClinton's solo exhibition "Absolute Relativism" is currently on view at the Ivester Contemporary gallery. With 16 digital collages made entirely within the last year, the Austin-based artist and...

Dawn Okoro skewers respectability politics

Dawn Okoro’s solo show "Burden of Respectability," is displayed in Dimension Gallery’s large front window, a now familiar exhibition strategy in our pandemic times. And the Austin-based artist leverages...

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