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

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

FLATBED at 25

Katherine Brimberry and Mark L. Smith by Judith Taylor Released this month, Flatbed Press at 25, published by the University of Texas Press, is described as “a visual feast for connoisseurs of contemporary printmaking.” Indeed, a visual feast it is. Beautifully illustrated, the book chronicles the 25-year history of collaboration and printmaking by the highly … Continue reading FLATBED at 25

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