Mechanations

John Peralta by Rachel Stephens There’s a strange but familiar object, outdated and broken Pushed far under a table in the stale vintage shop. I found it, sleeping under a pile of other unwanteds Counting the passage of time in dust. This tool, once so sturdy, now feels so fragile As I drag it from … Continue reading Mechanations

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

Jenn Hassin

Being of Service by Rachel Koper [Hassin] wants her artworks to serve a purpose, one that is aesthetic, and also public, intellectual and speaking truth to power. I did a studio visit with Jenn Hassin to check on things since the birth of her daughter, Jade. She is blessed with agreeable little ones. I apologized … Continue reading Jenn Hassin

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