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March 28, 2020

No Linear Narrative: Ana Esteve Llorens

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On a recent Sunday afternoon in Austin, I was on my way to meet Ana Esteve Llorens at Grayduck Gallery on East Cesar Chavez...

A Studio Visit With Ryan Thayer Davis

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In her 2019 East Austin Studio Tour Critics Picks, Sightlines writer Thao Votang featured the painter Ryan Thayer Davis, noting, “You would do well...

A New Book from UT Press Sets the Record on Michael...

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It took the modest, little Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum in Austin to give Michael Ray Charles his first solo exhibition in the United...

Monster-making at the Blanton is Not All Fun and Games

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Once upon a time books were written and illuminated by hand. Manuscripts were designed by monks or masters and used for public and private...

Dances With Wolves: Matthew Barney’s “Redoubt”

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A softer, more succinct Matthew Barney? Kind of. In his latest film, "Redoubt," Barney eschews the epic turgidness of his five-film "Cremaster Cycle" — and...

Bob ‘Daddy-O’ Wade, 1943-2019

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A master of Texas camp, artist Bob “Daddy-O” Wade has died. The 76-year-old Wade died Dec. 23 of heart failure at his Austin home, the...
The 2018 Crit Group exhibition at GrayDuck Gallery with Christa Blackwood's "Boy Play" photographs. Photo: The Contemporary Austin

The Contemporary Austin Selects Artists for 2020 Crit Group

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Eight Austin artists have been selected to participate in the Contemporary Austin's Crit Group program, the museum announced recently. The eight were selected from a...
Koichi Yamamoto_Aspect Ration_Gallery Shoal Creek_PrintAustin 2019_photo by Scott David Gordon

PrintAustin 2020 Announces its Line-up of Exhibitions and Events

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It starts with a parade. A annual celebration of all things printmaking, PrintAustin runs from January 15 through February 15 with more than 60 events...

Beatriz González and her Transformed Universal Art

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There’s something odd about this bed. Instead of a mattress, it’s got a painting of Jesus. He’s bleeding, crowned with thorns, and in the throes...

The End of Knowledge

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The Contemporary Austin’s latest show, "The Sorcerer’s Burden: Contemporary Art and the Anthropological Turn," is a sprawling and ambitious investigation of colonialism, race, appropriation,...

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