Show Up: Nathaniel Donnett
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Show Up: Nathaniel Donnett

A Decade of Surprises: The Refined and Undefined Appeal of Luminaria
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A Decade of Surprises: The Refined and Undefined Appeal of Luminaria

San Antonio’s expansive, one-night-only arts festival is turning 10 this year. In a city that…

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Let Your Flowers Grow: Anthony Sonnenberg in Bloom at Conduit
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Let Your Flowers Grow: Anthony Sonnenberg in Bloom at Conduit

Genevieve Gaignard’s Passing Identities at HCP
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Genevieve Gaignard’s Passing Identities at HCP

Anyone who needs to be forced out of those “comfortable” preconceived notions of identity should…

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Moving Forward, Looking Back: David McGee at Texas Gallery and HMAAC
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Moving Forward, Looking Back: David McGee at Texas Gallery and HMAAC

The mucky brown waters had barely begun to recede when artist David McGee’s mother reminded…

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Show Up: Trenton Doyle Hancock
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Show Up: Trenton Doyle Hancock

Unpeopled Landscapes: Esteban Delgado, Tom Turner, and Victor Pérez-Rul at Southwest School of Art
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Unpeopled Landscapes: Esteban Delgado, Tom Turner, and Victor Pérez-Rul at Southwest School of Art

Depending on one’s frame of mind, the new exhibitions on view through July 16 at…

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Texas Studio: Regina Agu
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Texas Studio: Regina Agu

Regina Agu sits, poker straight, on the lumpy coffee shop couch where we meet to…

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Empathy as an Ultimatum at Project Row Houses
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Empathy as an Ultimatum at Project Row Houses

My recent visit to Project Row Houses’s 46th round of exhibitions, Black Women Artists for…

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Music and Printmaking Merge in Son Jarocho Style: Alec Dempster at MECA
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Music and Printmaking Merge in Son Jarocho Style: Alec Dempster at MECA

A Remarkable Career: The Single-Minded Clarity of Floyd Newsum
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A Remarkable Career: The Single-Minded Clarity of Floyd Newsum

“It’s always been my dream to be a full-time artist.” I spoke to Floyd Newsum…

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Pushing Painting: Blake Rayne at Blaffer
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Pushing Painting: Blake Rayne at Blaffer

Blake Rayne’s Cabin of the Accused, on view at Blaffer Art Museum through March 18,…

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Show Up:  Shayne Murphy
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Show Up: Shayne Murphy

“Do you know the stereotype that any male who’s approaching his mid-30s becomes really interested…

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Projecting Poetry: Pablo Gimenez-Zapiola’s <em>Eastext</em>
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Projecting Poetry: Pablo Gimenez-Zapiola’s Eastext

When Pablo Gimenez-Zapiola arrived in the United States from Argentina in 2002, he had with…

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Painting As She Goes: Marcelyn McNeil’s New Works at Conduit Gallery
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Painting As She Goes: Marcelyn McNeil’s New Works at Conduit Gallery

“I’m not a sarcastic painter,” Marcelyn McNeil tells me near the end of our conversation…

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Push, Pull, Play:  Kirsten Reynolds’s Site Specific Constructions at Blue Star Contemporary
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Comfortable Heat Wave: Owen Drysdale at Barbara Davis Gallery
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Comfortable Heat Wave: Owen Drysdale at Barbara Davis Gallery

The floating mirages of Owen Drysdale’s Hot Summer Deadly Day are lovely, but bloodless.

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Hilary Lloyd at Blaffer Art Museum
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Hilary Lloyd at Blaffer Art Museum

“Casual elegance” is a phrase too often bandied about by women’s clothiers and wine marketers,…

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Randy Twaddle at Moody Gallery
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Randy Twaddle at Moody Gallery

Randy Twaddle’s work has long managed to tightrope that yawning maw between conceptually acerbic and…

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The Shape of Home
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The Shape of Home

Show Up:  Anthony Sonnenberg
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Show Up: Anthony Sonnenberg

Anthony Sonnenberg is draped in black and gold fabrics, busily applying a shimmering upholstery fringe…

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Jennifer Angus: Silver Wings and Golden Tales at Esperson Gallery
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Jennifer Angus: Silver Wings and Golden Tales at Esperson Gallery

Artist and textile designer Jennifer Angus takes these ideas to visceral extremes with her latest…

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Strong Statements at the MFAH: African American Art from the Museum’s Collection
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Strong Statements at the MFAH: African American Art from the Museum’s Collection

Statements: African American Art from the Museum’s Collection is the overly general and therefore utterly…

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What a Year
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What a Year

Suggesting the Eternal
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Suggesting the Eternal

The Timelessness of Political Art
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The Timelessness of Political Art

Show Up: Tommy Fitzpatrick
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Show Up: Tommy Fitzpatrick

There’s a scene in Kurt Vonnegut’s famous apocalyptic satire Cat’s Cradle in which the inventor…

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Show Up: Laura Lark
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Show Up: Laura Lark

In the course of our conversation about her current exhibition at Devin Borden Gallery, Laura…

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Towards a New Kind of Fair
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Towards a New Kind of Fair

Shades of Gray
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Shades of Gray

Engaging the Fraught History of Painting
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Show Up: Matthew Bourbon
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Show Up: Matthew Bourbon

Gray Area
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Gray Area

Show Up: Orna Feinstein
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Show Up: Orna Feinstein

For Feinstein, ‘natural selection’ occurs when she reaches a “fork in the road,” and chooses…

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The Existential Conundrum of the Image
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What Moved Us
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What Moved Us

Homage to Domestic Familiarity at Anya Tish Gallery
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Homage to Domestic Familiarity at Anya Tish Gallery

Show Up: Troy Stanley
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Show Up: Troy Stanley

Lace doilies are more commonly associated with dainty tea parlors than industrial warehouse spaces, but…

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Angela Fraleigh: Ghosts in the Sunlight
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Angela Fraleigh: Ghosts in the Sunlight

Angela Fraleigh’s latest presentation at Inman Gallery is a glossy group of paintings about paintings.

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Buildering: Misbehaving the City
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