Author: Michelle Gonzalez Valdez

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Seduced by Artificiality

Shortly after "Extra-Ordinary: The Everyday Object in American Art" opened at the Austin Museum of Art (AMOA), I kept hearing about a taxidermic dog with […]

Seduced by Artificiality

Arousing Desire in Peppermint Pricks

San Antonio artist Bettie Ward collaborated with a family of artisans in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, to create many of the works from the […]

Arousing Desire in Peppermint Pricks

No American Talent

Black holes, the paranormal and the cosmic ether all dwell alongside the elusive and sometimes unfathomable stuff called dark matter. It’s a perfect leitmotif for […]

No American Talent

Book Review: Critical Art Ensemble

Critical Art Ensemble offers readers a book so incendiary that the United States government confiscated the first draft under Section 175 of the US Biological […]

Book Review: Critical Art Ensemble

Jason Villegas

Teleology, according to artist Jason Villegas, miraculously manifests inside the spanking new space at Okay Mountain in east Austin.

Jason Villegas

Slapstick

Levity and laughter often strike the funny tuning fork of our lives, and Lora Reynolds Gallery finds the perfect pitch with the new group show […]

Slapstick

Common Reader

Invective exists sporadically in the doldrums of art criticism, and curator Tom Humphreys seems to be soliciting such treatment with the current display at Triangle […]

Common Reader

Unit B (Gallery)

Reconstructing the Mundane breaks open quotidian objects and traditional spaces to introduce three artists to San Antonio. As you enter Unit B (Gallery), Brian Dettmer's […]

Unit B (Gallery)