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

Warhol by the Book

At The Blanton Museum by Ellen Heck Viewers become aware of books as collections of content that can be packaged and repackaged. And then that very packaging turns right around to itself become content. Three galleries and a reading room take viewers decade by decade through Andy Warhol’s lifelong relationship with books. Organized by the … Continue reading Warhol by the Book

VIOLENT CIRCUS

Rachel Wolfson Smith by Rachel Koper Recently, I had a studio visit with the Eyes Got It! winner Rachel Wolfson Smith as she prepared for her prized solo show. I have to say, she’s nailed it. Her exhibit is titled Midas, a reference to myth and humility. I am most interested in her dramatic imagery … Continue reading VIOLENT CIRCUS

Roped In

Orly Genger’s HURLYBURLY by H.C. Arnold Some of the best works of art don’t necessarily draw attention to themselves. Instead, they accentuate the world around them. They create a place of awareness, not just about the space they occupy, but also the viewer’s place within that area. Not so much a backdrop against which life … Continue reading Roped In