Author: Lucia Simek

http://paperweightblog.blogspot.com

Lucia is an artist and writer based in Dallas. She is a frequent contributor to D Magazine's arts blog, FrontRow and a contributing editor and art adviser for D Home. She is also a founding member of the The Art Foundation, a Dallas-based artist collective that formed as an investigative endeavor that aims to cultivate artistic dialogue through concise critical and aesthetic explorations in the form of exhibitions, interventions and the written word. She is currently pursuing her MFA in sculpture at Texas Christian University.

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Austin Center for Photography to Close

After five years in business, the Austin Center for Photography has decided to close, citing insufficient funding as the main reason for the shuttering. “Over […]

© Laura Letinsky, Untitled, #54, Hardly More Than Ever series, 2002

Dallas Arboretum Seeks Artist-in-Residence

Last year, artist Alison Jardine founded The Dallas Arboretum’s Artists’ Garden Artist-in-Residency program and served as the program’s first candidate. The aim of the residency […]

Alison Jardine's work from last year's Dallas Arboretum Artist Residency

Don’t Get Screwed: Tax Help for Artists

Today marks the one month countdown to Tax Day, so it’s time for all the tricky strangeness that defines the income of artists and writers–grants, honorariums, […]

Ed Ruscha, "Pay Nothing Until April," 2003, acrylic on canvas.

Mark Flood Ranks #1 in Art Market Full Monty

When a mysterious website called SellYouLater, which quickly changed to the less gauche ArtRank, hit the interwebs last month, it caused a flurry of anxiety in […]

Mark Flood
UPDATE YOUR RESUME / BURGER KING, 2009
 Spray paint on metal sign
 48 x 60 inches
 121.9 x 152.4 cm, Courtesy Zach Feuer Gallery

UPDATE: Prada Marfa Vandal Speaks Out

The personality behind the latest Prada Marfa vandalization is not pleased with the response his efforts of destruction on Elmgreen and Dragset’s 2005 faux storefront have received. […]

UPDATE: Prada Marfa Vandal Speaks Out

Prada Marfa Vandalized, Again

An artist known as 9271977 is likely behind the vandalism that befell Prada Marfa Sunday morning, the Big Bend Sentinel reports. Various clues left on […]

Prada Marfa Vandalized, Again