KMA Unveils a New Exhibition of Ansel Adams’ Photographs
Published 2/19/2014 at 10:22 a.m. 0 comments
Work by the 20th-century photography titan Ansel Adams is so familiar to so many people that it can be taken for granted. Nevertheless, relatively few gallery-goers have seen more than a few images from Adams’ sole foray into the southern ...
The Best Art of 2013
Published 12/26/2013 at 10:00 a.m. 0 comments
Given any particular year, I find myself wanting to review exhibitions I simply cannot cover. It’s generally a matter of timing—shows having too short a run or too many competing events, for instance. In fact, my drive to consider intriguing ...
The International Collage Center’s 'Remix' Celebrates and Challenges the Art of Collage
Published 11/26/2013 at 2:52 p.m. 0 comments
When people think of collage, they often picture paper and glue. But the practice that notably emerged a century ago has evolved to consist of much more.
UT’s McClung Museum Presents Two Centuries of Stunning Southwestern Pottery
Published 11/20/2013 at 9:53 a.m. 0 comments
While the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture’s Birds in Art exhibition this past spring and summer seemed to echo a particularly wet season, the present show, titled Pueblo to Pueblo: The Legacy of Southwest Indian Pottery, on view ...
Two New Shows at Räla and Downtown Gallery Launch a New Decade for First Friday
Published 10/16/2013 at 10:38 a.m. 0 comments
In case you’ve not heard, this month marks the 10th anniversary of First Friday events, and the associated art offerings are as varied and impressive as ever. Currently, Union Street’s Räla presents paintings by Cynthia Markert, while the University of ...
Jean Hess Unites Found and Created Visual Elements in a New Show at TVUUC
Published 10/9/2013 at 10:43 a.m. 0 comments
The pieces in Collage as a Strategy For… relate to so many things—and require for their realization so many different procedural steps—that any repetition is par for the course and not problematic.
Instant Color Karma: Textiles of India and Japan Inspire 'Color at the Center'
Published 9/11/2013 at 11:21 a.m. 0 comments
Once inside the exhibition space, viewers find themselves facing “Figures,” a 10-foot-high, 40-foot-wide partition covered with woven acrylic blankets in a range of bright hues
Thornton Dial’s 'Thoughts on Paper' Sheds Light on the Artist’s More Familiar Work
Published 7/31/2013 at 9:59 a.m. 0 comments
Recognized for his often massive assemblages made from found materials, Dial has, as demonstrated by the current show, chosen a very different direction for his works on paper—compositions rendered mostly in watercolor and teeming with personally significant yet decidedly symbolic ...
UT's McClung Museum Presents an Impressive Range of Avian Art in 'Birds in Art'
Published 7/10/2013 at 9:54 a.m. 0 comments
On loan from the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wis., the surprisingly comprehensive show is remarkable for a variety of reasons.
The Emporium Keeps Its Standards High With a New Exhibit of Contemporary Polish Prints
Published 5/8/2013 at 9:47 a.m. 0 comments
Upon recently rewatching Roman Polanski’s The Pianist as my nod to the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw ghetto’s Jewish uprising, I was reminded of how intrigued I am by Poland and its history. But even though I have traveled to ...
Artists From Near and Far Herald a New Season with 'Nexus 2013'
Published 4/3/2013 at 9:22 a.m. 0 comments
Our city’s scraggly but lovely little trees, celebrated in one way or another for almost 60 years each springtime, are about to unfurl their distinctive petals. And with that transformation comes a variety of arts-related events. A relative newcomer on ...
An Insightful Collection of African-American Art at KMA Inspires Admiration
Published 3/20/2013 at 10:33 a.m. 0 comments
Tradition Redefined does much to bring worthy works collected for almost 40 years to our attention and incorporate them into the panoply of already familiar contemporary art. What’s more, it reminds us of the importance of collectors driven by something ...
Brooklyn-Based Artist William Lamson Finds Wonder in Flux at Downtown Gallery
Published 3/6/2013 at 9:59 a.m. 0 comments
William Lamson is no control freak. In fact, he creates installations and ambitious outdoor works that rely on mostly uncontrollable physical forces for their existence. His thematically linked photographs and video, sculpture, and performance pieces often involve tremendous scale and ...
McClung Exhibit Celebrates the Grandeur of Turkomen Decorative Art
Published 2/27/2013 at 9:51 a.m. 0 comments
Mention art and antiquities, and the typical Western mind might picture a Greek statue, stained glass, Egyptian sarcophagi, or the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel—things that are often large or heavy and can break, crack, fade, or lose heads throughout ...
Michael Zansky Aims for the Stars with His Exhibit at UT’s Ewing Gallery
Published 1/23/2013 at 10:02 a.m. 0 comments
Of Giants and Dwarfs, Zansky’s current exhibition at the Ewing Gallery—on display through Feb. 26, with an opening reception from 7-9 p.m. on Jan. 24—references phases in the life, death, and afterlife of a star.
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