THE END OF BLACK

Koichi Yamamoto by Veronica Ceci It is impossible to discern whether, for artist Koichi Yamamoto, Morocco was the beginning of color, or the end of black. Decades spent perfecting his printmaking technique had been done, like the old masters, in only black inks. However, something changed in Morocco, the site of the last of three … Continue reading THE END OF BLACK

Raucous Reality

Terry Allen’s Road Angel by Veronica Ceci Road Angel was only beckoning in comparative softness towards inevitable raucous reality. Terry Allen’s new artwork on the grounds of The Contemporary Austin at Laguna Gloria was experienced by my ears before the rest of me. My eyes were busy with John Grade’s Canopy Tower, a nearby work, … Continue reading Raucous Reality

STRIKING CHORDS

Bale Creek Allen Gallery by Veronica Ceci Musicians unpack their instruments in a small room crammed with people craning their heads to get a glimpse of the short film being screened prior to the performance of a local legend. Hollywood stars hobnob with leather-clad rockers in the types of improbable encounters that happen regularly at … Continue reading STRIKING CHORDS

Jeffrey Dell

Beyond Imagination by Veronica Ceci Does artist Jeffrey Dell believe in the existence of aliens? “Yes, absolutely!” He doesn’t focus, though, on what exactly they might look like: “I just assume it’s beyond what I can imagine.” Dell’s most recent exhibition, Sightings, goes far beyond what one might imagine could emerge from the deceptively simple … Continue reading Jeffrey Dell