Texas Studio: Jose Villalobos
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.
Lone Star Art Stars: The Texas Medal of Arts Return
to celebrate that Texas art pride, every two years the Texas Cultural Trust puts on the ultimate star-gazing party, a.k.a. the Texas Medal of Arts Awards.
Jenelle Esparza Weaves Ancestral History at Women & Their Work
Jenelle Esparza’s weavings reflect her South Texas lineage, but also ask what that history might look like from the perspective of the landscape.
The Parts that Make Us Whole: Benny Andrews and Deborah Roberts at the McNay Art Museum
“Creative people need time to sit around and do nothing.” This perceptive quote from author Austin Kleon, a self-described “writer who draws,” is front and center on Deborah Robert’s Instagram account as I’m writing.
Texas on Stage at the McNay
The Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts contains artifacts dating back centuries, and its exhibitions sometimes revel in that broad historical panorama. But The Great Stage of Texas, running through July 24 at San Antonio’s McNay Art Museum—the collection’s home—could hardly be more contemporary.
Texas Studio: Sarah Fox’s Bad Bunny Gets Real
“My work starts with a character,” says San Antonio artist Sarah Fox.
Texas Lens: Leading The Crossings in San Antonio
Damaris Ferrer describes a bridge as a portal and any path or structure that serves as a connector. The Crossings is her global project which uses a massive, red fabric with eight elastic waistbands for eight movers as a catalyst.
Crossing the Scratch on the Earth: Wendy Red Star at San Antonio Museum of Art
This force, rooted in Red Star’s deep connection to Crow culture and identity, is foundational to all of Red Star’s works. When the San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA) presents Wendy Red Star: A Scratch on the Earth (Feb.11-May 8), it will be the first solo exhibition of a Native American artist for the museum.
Texas Studio: Ari Brielle
“There are many Black people who feel like art is not their space…it’s been really great to have shows where people come who might not typically engage with the art. Where they can be seen in a special way.”
This Time ʼRound: Jennifer Ling Datchuk at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
San Antonio-based artist Jennifer Ling Datchuk reminded me of Brecht’s riddle-like assurance while discussing her current exhibition Later, Longer, Fewer: The Work of Jennifer Ling Datchuk, on view at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft until Jan. 8, 2022.
Treasures and Discoveries Revealed: San Antonio Museum of Art Celebrates 40 Years
Sir Joshua Reynolds’ Mary, Lady Arundel of Wardour has belonged to the San Antonio Museum of Art since 1981.