Posts Tagged ‘Austin’

Cyprien Gaillard: Cities of Gold and Mirrors

Art House at the Jones Center, a contemporary art space in Austin, just reopened in a brand new building designed by New York based architects Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis. By far the most stunning of its six inaugural shows is Cities of Gold and Mirrors, a film by the young French artist and recent recipient of the Prix Marcel Duchamp, Cyprien Gaillard. Cities of Gold and Mirrors is[…..]

Visual Arts Center at UT Austin

The Visual Arts Center opened last month in an ingeniously subtle renovated Art Building, swiftly filling an enormous gap on the University of Texas campus.  San Antonio architects Lake | Flato are responsible for the staggering streamlined space—think white box white walls, natural light streaming in from punched out windows, and tall vast gallery spaces. Besides all the new opportunity for exhibitions and performances, the[…..]

Ruth Van Beek: The Great Blue Mountain Range

Sometimes we come upon an exhibition that reminds us that there are intersections between different kinds of collections. One might think that the worlds of paleontology, mineralogy and art are separate but a recent exhibition of works by the Dutch artist Ruth Van Beek at Okay Mountain Gallery in Austin shows us otherwise. Included in the exhibition are a series of paintings, photographs and collages[…..]

Roy McMakin: In and On

Maybe it’s a case of seeing something a lot because I am hyper-interested—like when you suddenly notice that every other car on the freeway is a VW Jetta after you begin to drive one yourself—but I have been seeing a lot of design making its way into the fine art world of late. I’m talking about capital “D” Design, which for the purposes of this[…..]

Jeff DeGolier: Southwest Jalopy

Now on view at SOFA gallery, a DIY space in the living room of an Austin apartment, is the work of Jeff DeGolier. This pairing is fitting since both the artist and gallery make due with what is on hand. DeGolier, who is based in Brooklyn, came to Austin for a week and harvested bric-a-brac from trash piles and swap meets. Day by day, he[…..]

DESIRE: The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas, Austin

Now showing through April 25th at The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin is the group exhibition Desire. Curated by Annette DiMeo Carlozzi, Blanton curator of American and contemporary art and director of curatorial affairs, Desire features fifty works from an international grouping of contemporary artists working in a variety of media. The concept of the exhibition is to present[…..]