Kate Green

Deborah Hay

Blanton Museum of Art

April 2014

This exhibition, the first in a museum for choreographer Deborah Hay, involves an absorbing multiscreen video installation that presents four versions of a solo dance. For decades, Hay, who worked in the 1960s with Merce Cunningham and the … READ ON

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Vishal Jugdeo

Lora Reynolds Gallery

February 2014

Vishal Jugdeo’s installation A Weight Dangles Above Your Head / A Shaky Picture Has No Weight, 2014, is captivating and as elusive as its subject: the instability of representation and of arriving at truth. The project’s twenty-three-minute… READ ON

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Marianne Vitale

The Contemporary Austin Laguna Gloria

October 2013

In one of the two large-scale installations that make up Marianne Vitale’s striking exhibition, nine cast-steel railway joints used in train switches stand vertically in an outdoor riverside meadow, like a clan of marooned, rusty beings. … READ ON

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“Lifelike”

Blanton Museum of Art

August 2013

Like an excellent summer blockbuster, this exhibition has a pedigreed producer (the Walker Art Center), an accessible theme (post-1960s realism), a large cast (over fifty artists), and many stars of its genre (Ron Bechtle, Vija Celmins, Chuck… READ ON

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Jessica Halonen

AMOA-Arthouse at Laguna Gloria

April 2013

There is eeriness to the perfection of the works in Austin artist Jessica Halonen’s new show. At first glance the half-dozen canvases and drawings and five sculptures appear to be flawless investigations of color, shape, and material. From… READ ON

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Adam Schreiber

Linda Pace Foundation

July 2012

Some photographers manage to explore and define their subjects at the same time. Such nuance is at play in “FLANAGAN – TIRAVANIJA,” an exhibition of ten photographs, which Adam Schreiber was commissioned to shoot in the home of the late… READ ON

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Walter De Maria

December 2011

Walter De Maria’s first major US museum exhibition features just nine works, but it sheds an illuminating light on his nearly fifty-year career. The lesser-known objects on view suggest that this seminal artist has much more to offer than… READ ON

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Carlos Cruz-Diez

June 2011

The Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz-Diez is well known within Latin America as a pioneering Conceptualist, but he is lamentably less familiar to audiences elsewhere. “Carlos Cruz-Diez: Color in Space and Time,” a retrospective spanning his… READ ON

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Gabriel Vormstein

April 2011

Those familiar with Gabriel Vormstein’s paintings and interest in the avant-garde will find it appropriate that not all the elements in his first solo museum exhibition come together flawlessly. The artist is known for using watercolors, … READ ON

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