In my first brief conversation with San Antonio-based artist Jose Villalobos regarding his 2018 Luminaria artwork, La Carga de Tradición, the artist was incorporating dance-based performance with wearable sculpture.
Palabras Vacias, which means “Empty Words'', is on view at SMU’s Meadows Museum through June 26, a minimal contemporary installation in an institution more often associated with the gilded frame than the white cube.
Two of the central artworks in Mel Chin’s latest exhibition, Inescapable Histories, on view at the University of Texas at Arlington through March 30, are diptych paintings of a circular shape, resembling a solar body.
Nastassja Swift’s primary mode of artmaking in recent years has been needle felting—a form of textile production that renders wool into saturated, light-absorbing forms. Her dolls, figures, and tapestries of tiny faces are equal parts comforting and unsettling.