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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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

Houston’s First Ward Welcomes New Gallery

Houston’s First Ward arts district welcomes the new space Chinelli La Fratta Gallery to the neighborhood. The gallery will primarily feature local artists, with a focus on works on […]

Houston’s First Ward Welcomes New Gallery

The One Texan in the 2014 Whitney Biennial

Of the dozens of artists featured at this year’s Whitney Biennial, only one currently works in Texas, Andrew Bujalski, and he’s a filmmaker. He hails […]

The One Texan in the 2014 Whitney Biennial

Study Reveals Gender Gap in Museum Directors

A joint study by the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) and SMU’s National Center for Arts Research (NCAR), released yesterday, finds that museum directors […]

Study Reveals Gender Gap in Museum Directors

Sally Glass: Am I Still Ill

For all of its muted simplicity, Sally Glass’ show in The Safe Room at the Texas Theatre isn’t really quiet, sort of how the bright […]

Sally Glass: Am I Still Ill

Lucy Kirkman: Library of Babel at That That

Because their surfaces seemed to sparkle, I thought at first that Lucy Kirkman’s paintings, installed at the lovely (but non-air conditioned and, therefore, very hot) […]

Lucy Kirkman: Library of Babel at That That