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“Lin Emery,” New Orleans Art Review

Lin Emery: Umbrella Tree, 2014. Brushed aluminum,117 x 127 (orbit) inches.

More interactive work is found in Lin Emery’s kinetic sculptures at Arthur Roger Gallery. Emery, a local sculptor whose work is widely known in New Orleans and beyond, continues to be inspired by the exquisite forms that Nature offers every day. Read More

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“Amer Kobaslija – Paintings,” The New Orleans Art Review

Amer Kobaslija: Sputnik Sweetheart of New Orleans and the End of the World, 2007. Oil on panels, 85” high.

THE ROMANTIC IMAGE of the solitary painter, alone in a garret studio, strenuously working at a paint-spattered easel in the dead of night, certainly persists in many imaginations. That painter is charged, obsessed with the work – drunk on wine or turpentine, weary from extended periods of insomnia, living in relative filth. Despite the perceived stink of such a scene, it is an engaging thought that captures the creative vision of the uninitiated into studio practice in painting. From paintings by Amer Kobaslija at Arthur Roger Gallery, it appears that the imagined situation is not much different from standard, fanciful mental wanderings. Read More

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Lannan Foundation: James Drake In Conversation with David Krakauer

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The Lanna Foundation presents Drawing, Reading and Counting (Beauty and Madness in Art & Science) – James Drake In Conversation with David Krakauer (Incoming President, Santa Fe Institute) Read More

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“Performing Poetry,” Arts + Culture Texas

Lesley Dill, Divide Light, Performance, 2008.

Divide Light premiered in August 2008 at Saratoga’s Montalvo Arts Center in California and has been documented in a film by Ed Robbins that premiered in April 2009 at the Anthology Film Archives in New York. The stunning costumes for Divide Light can be seen in the artist’s retrospective, Lesley Dill: Performance as Art on view through Sept. 6 at San Antonio’s McNay Art Museum. Read More

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“NYC Artist Lesley Dill Gets Us ‘Drunk With The Starry Void’,” San Antonio Current

A scene from Dill’s 2008 performance Divide Light.

“Lesley Dill: Performance as Art,” a kind of retrospective and overview, has been on view at the McNay since June 10. The exhibit, which focuses especially on Dill’s contributions to performance art, gives us a close look at more than 20 years of output, in almost every medium you can imagine, including drawings, costumes, and clips from her full-blown opera Divide Light, based on the complete works of Emily Dickinson, which premiered in 2008. Read More

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“Remembering the Artist Behind Houston’s Police Memorial Sculpture,” Houston Matters

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A prominent Gulf Coast artist died this month. Jesus Moroles had a collection of honors, including the National Medal of the Arts, the Texas State Artist Award and was known for producing works for several major museums and memorials, including his largest work: the Houston Police Memorial sculpture in Buffalo Bayou Park. Read More

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“Vic and Nat’ly cartoonist Bunny Matthews announces he has brain cancer,” Gambit

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Bunny Matthews' first "Vic and Nat'ly" cartoon as it appeared in 1982.

Matthews, whose cartoons appeared in Gambit for years (along with every other local publication), has provoked, skewered and amused the New Orleans arts, music and media communities in cartoons and print since making his debut in the now-defunct Figaro in the 1970s. Two compilations of Vic and Nat’ly were published in the 1980s, featuring the flamboyant, buxom Nat’ly and greasy, cigarette-ash dripping Vic (whom Matthews said was modeled after former New Orleans Mayor Vic Schiro). Read More

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“Artists, fans mourn death of Texas sculptor,” Huntsville Item

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Jesus Moroles at the Wynne Home in Huntsville

Renowned sculptor and artist Jesús Bautista Moroles poses for a photograph at the Wynne Home Arts Center during his installation in 2014. Moroles passed away in tragic traffic accident on Monday evening near Georgetown.

Artists and fans from all over the country are in mourning after news broke of the death of renowned sculptor and Texas native Jesús Moroles. Read More

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“Renowned Texas sculptor Jesús Moroles dies in car wreck,” Dallas Morning News

Sculptor Jesús Moroles [File 2012/Don Netzer]

Jesús Moroles, a renowned Texas sculptor who had shown his work in solo exhibitions at the Dallas Museum of Art and the Latino Cultural Center, died Monday night in a car wreck on Interstate 35 near Jarrell, Texas, 15 miles north of Georgetown, his associate confirmed Tuesday. He was 64. Read More

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Jacqueline Bishop: Songs for the Earth at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

Jacqueline Bishop | Sonatina, 2010 | Lithograph over archival pigment print | 23 3/4 x 65 1/2 inches

Jacqueline Bishop explores the psychological connections between humans and nonhumans in a range of media. Her work has been influenced by more than two decades of traveling the forests of the Amazon, experiencing Hurricane Katrina, and documenting the BP oil spill. Bishop’s surreal landscapes address such topics as climate politics, species extinction, and the impact of overpopulation. Read More

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