There’s about a week and a half left to check out the gorgeous show of Australian Aboriginal art at The Blanton Museum of Art. The show, Ancestral Modern, closes on September 9. The exhibit’s name is apt. The art in this show — dozens of paintings and sculptures from the Kaplan and Levi Collection — is
A new show called ‘Art from the Streets to the Library’ opened Wednesday night at the second-floor gallery of Austin’s new Central Library. The show features about 50 works from more than 30 artists in the Art from the Streets program, an Austin non-profit that provides studio space and materials to Austin’s homeless population. Works in the
A deceptively simple show of works by Meg Aubrey is on now at Women & Their Work. The show features paintings of women that I recognize. Women in jeans and sunglasses, women drinking coffee from to-go cups, women carrying iPhones, women driving to wherever they have to get to. This is me, and my friends.
An unusual show is on now at Austin’s Lora Reynolds Gallery. Chasing Desire features portraits and a fascinating installation by Austin artist Xavier Schipani. I have mixed feelings about this show, but foremost amongst them is my admiration for Schipani’s apparent fearlessness. The installation, called What Makes a Man, is literally a large bathroom, with sinks, a mirror,
So far, I’ve posted here a few reviews of museums I’ve visited in the U.S. and abroad, and have a huge backlog of others that I want to write about. In the midst of that project, I thought I’d take a break and share the list of my top five museums that I’ve yet to see.
I dropped by Davis Gallery after work this past Thursday, to check out their current two-person show, Of Warp and Weft. It features Austin-based artists Caprice Pierucci and Charles Heppner. Pierucci’s flowing wooden sculptures are pretty amazing. The light-colored ones almost look like the bones of some giant fish. A lady I was chatting with
This past weekend, I paid a visit to my giant silver friend on the shores of Lake Austin at Laguna Gloria, one of the sites of our local art museum The Contemporary Austin. It had been a while since I had been by to see him, and I’d forgotten what a behemoth he is. At 33
This is a work by Sol LeWitt called Circle with Towers. It has been in place in front of the Gates computer science building on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin since 2012 as part of the university’s Landmarks public art program. (Another incarnation had been erected in New York City’s Madison Square Park
My first trip to France was in 2016, and amongst numerous delights was the opportunity to visit the most famous of Paris’ museums. I’d fallen in love with Impressionism as a, well, as an impressionable teenager. And though in the years since I’ve moved on to swim in deeper artistic waters, so to speak, I’ve
This past weekend, I checked out the Ex Libris show of original bookplates at RECSPEC gallery. A friend of mine had a piece in the show. The idea for these works really struck a chord with me, as a lover of both books and art. I love the idea that you can express your individuality