March 6, 2021
Drew Liverman, "Leals," 2020. Ink, crayon, colored pencil, on paper 6x9 inches. Courtesy the artist and Northern-Southern

Drew Liverman’s ‘Premember’ paintings memorialize an Austin of familiar strangers

If you’ve lived in Austin long enough, the places Drew Liverman has been drawing lately will likely bring a smile of recognition to your...
Installation view, Pia Camil, "AIR OUT YOUR DIRTY LAUNDRY," 2020 Courtesy the artist and Ballroom Marfa. Photo by Mackenzie Goodman.

Blowin’ in the Wind: Ballroom Marfa’s “unFlagging”

“We stole countries with the cunning use of flags. Just sail around the world and stick a flag in,” the British comedian Eddie Izzard...

Carver Museum invites public to participate in social media photography campaign

The George Washington Carver Museum is collaborating with artist Rehab El Sadek on #carvershares, a photography campaign on social media. Contributors from Austin and around...

Austin’s most maligned public artwork is deaccessioned by the city

The moment is over for Austin's most misunderstood public artwork. At its Dec. 10 meeting, the Austin city council voted to approve a recommendation from...
Sterling Allen

Feathers Made of Bronze: Sterling Allen’s ‘Photorealism’

"Art is so reliant on the image right now, with galleries and their virtual viewing rooms” says Sterling Allen. “But I’d rather be in...
Dawn Okoro's "Burden of Respectability" at Dimension Gallery. Photo by David Wright

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....

Chuck Ramirez: The Minimalist Maximalist

The artist Chuck Ramirez died in 2010 at age 48 in a cycling accident just a block from his San Antonio home. A decade...
Robert Indiana McNay

The Sanguine Americana of Robert Indiana

For years, Robert Indiana’s “Love” statue was a fixture on the corner of West 55th Street and the Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan....
Untitled (foraged flag)

Adrian Aguilera and Betelhem Makonnen: ‘people the We’

Just before he died in July of this year, civil rights leader and congressman John Lewis wrote an essay addressed to the nation. In...
The new location of gallery Martha's Contemporary is in a 1920s storefront on Guadalupe Street in Hyde Park. Photo by Cody Bjornson, courtesy of Martha's Contemporary

Making Martha’s Contemporary

I first met Ricky Morales, the founder of Martha’s Contemporary — an Austin-based gallery which focuses on early career artists and mounts color-drenched, eye...

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