Posts Tagged ‘Texas’

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[.....]

This is Not a Photo Show

This is Not a Photo Show was organized by the artist Kimberly Aubuchon for Blue Star Contemporary Art and Unit B Gallery in San Antonio. The title makes reference to Rene Magritte’s famous painting cum philosophical conundrum, This is Not a Pipe. Many of the artworks included use photography but following Magritte’s penchant for paradox, this show about photography also includes sculptures, video and paintings.[.....]

Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art Since the 1960’s

Psychedelia is a state of mind. It is a particular mode of perception that upends our assumptions about the way that the world works. It is about heightened color, glimmering patterns, and swirling constellations of form that challenge gravity and the very boundaries between discrete objects. The exhibition Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art Since the 1960’s at the San Antonio Museum of Art takes these[.....]

Jonathan Marshall

Austin-based artist Jonathan Marshall creates large paintings and drawings that rely heavily on wit, working through color and design. These graphic images explore nature and the landscape through illustrative imagery, showing destruction through absurdity and humor. His success began shortly after his graduation from University of Texas at Austin (2003), and, in 2005 alone, Marshall received the best-in-show award for the Texas Biennial and a[.....]

Richard Patterson

English painter Richard Patterson takes miniature toys and covers them with voluminous paint, photographs the object and then recreates it in oil on canvas. The artist largely focuses on formal issues in his work literally reducing representation and figuration by covering the figurines in globs of visceral paint. Patterson also draws a connection to art history by referencing color field painters of the modernist period.[.....]