April 19, 2021
Black Studies

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...
Daniel Johnston

Contemporary Austin to open major Daniel Johnston exhibition

The Contemporary Austin will tap into the legacy of an Austin icon with an upcoming exhibition of artwork by the late Daniel Johnston, the...
Sydney Yeager There Seen From Here, 2021 Oil on Linen 48 x 84 in

Sydney Yeager: Painting through the prism of a day, and a...

The COVID-19 pandemic erased just about all casual socializing, hunkered down as we were in our homes and within our pods. Most mornings I walk...

For Austin, the Nancy Holt sculpture ‘Time Span’ bridges decades

Every April 5, when the afternoon sun hits the sculpture "Time Span" at the Contemporary-Laguna Gloria, a shadow of the sculpture’s steel wheel aligns...

ICOSA Collective launches art project in small town of Bartlett

Four Austin artists — Aimée Everett, Emmy Laursen, Mark Menjivar and Jade Walker — have alighted to the small Central Texas town of Bartlett...
Manik Raj Nakra

Manik Raj Nakra: Where the wild things are

In the solo exhibition “Wildlife,” now at Big Medium, artist Manik Raj Nakra explores the implication of isolation through colorful, allegorical depictions of nature....
Lydia Street Gallery

Lydia Street Gallery opens

As an artist and art therapist Deanna Miesch had long wanted some direct and tangible way to help other artists. A licensed practicing counselor,...
Greg Piwonka

Greg Piwonka: A (virtual) studio visit

On a recent video call, from his small, softly-lit north Austin home studio, Greg Piwonka tells me:  “I think in high school I even...
Andrea Muñoz Martinez

Andrea Muñoz Martinez and the dogs of Borderlandia

Andrea Muñoz Martinez paints a mythical place she calls Borderlandia, "a reimagined borderland full of life and movement... where people resist the idea of...
Vintage painted movie backdrops are exhibited on the Bass Concert Hall stage.

‘The Art of the Hollywood Backdrop’ shows paintings at work

Westminister Abbey, the Sonoran Desert, a Pennsylvania trailer park, a night view of an island city, a rooftop panorama of Madrid. The behemoth paintings in...

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