When I caught up with artist, professor, and 2022 Tito’s Art Prize winner Tammie Rubin, she was deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains, about to begin her second session at the Penland Artist Residency.
For more than 20 years Dallas-based artist Charlotte Smith has reveled in experimenting with paint, and occasionally other materials, creating a signature style grounded in process-driven abstraction.
The best parts of horror movies are always the early scenes, when a director can revel in the shadows and tease us with glimpses of the monster, allowing our brains to fill in the blanks.
But now she is the recipient of a grant through the Houston Arts Alliance, and her impending exhibition will debut at the Old Jail Art Center on Feb. 22, before making its way to the Institute for Art and Olfaction in Los Angeles in May, finally landing at Rudolph Blume Fine Art/ Artscan Gallery in Houston in October.
Monja Coronada (“crowned nun”) paintings are portraits of nuns completed either at the profession of their vows or upon their deaths.
“I’ve tried to make an intentional shift in the work in the past few years,” Marcelyn McNeil tells me, recently. When we talk, her exhibition of new paintings, Slow Eddy, is about to open at Conduit Gallery (Oct. 19-Nov. 23).
To artist Margarita Cabrera, loose threads are “a reference to the labor and the importance in the act of making by hand.”
At first glance, Vincent Falsetta’s studio doesn’t seem different than that of any other established painter, with its high ceilings and ample light.
“The gateway drug to art is drawing,” Buster Graybill laughs.
Francesca Fuchs’s subtle alchemy takes place under the bright light of her studio, where shadows aren’t quite banished but rather lifted.
Lillian Warren thinks certain events in life are overemphasized, in particular, “big goals and career choices,” the kind of striving that defines so many American lives.
Entering Libbie Masterson’s studio is like a breath of fresh air. A small outbuilding is tucked away in a lush courtyard garden in Montrose, windows overlooking the urban greenery. Fitting for an artist who is fascinated by landscape.