Reviews

Five Skin Ten Skin

“The (art) here consists of one of those singular self-portraits separated into six works, realizing in sculptures his intense focus on eyes, pores, teeth, jaw. It’s work that is almost guaranteed to get under your skin, just as it does Ingram’s.”

Robert Faires / Austin Chronicle / November 9, 2018

“The more Ian Ingram explores the intimacy of the self-portrait the more he finds within and beyond the self.”

JOHN O” HERN / American Art Collector / November 2018

Mexic-Arte Museum’s “Fotografía y Nuevos Medios: Selections From the Permanent Collection” 

The exhibition puts on view a treasure trove of images that have been in hiding for too long in the museum’s collections

MELANY JEAN / Austin Chronicle / February 9, 2018

“James Surls: Man on Edge” at Flatbed 

The prints by this renowned Texas artist are like portals to other world, revealing rapturous visions and terrifying cosmic disturbances

MELANY JEAN / Austin Chronicle / February 2, 2018

“Andrew Blanchard / Jonas Criscoe: Call & Respond”

The two printmakers take familiar signage from rural roads and the small-town South and flatten them into one another

MELANY JEAN / Austin Chronicle / January 19, 2018 

“Practical Acts of Perception” at grayDUCK Gallery

Cande Aguilar, Jorge Purón, and Mauricio Sáenz challenge what we see through shifts in scale and proportion

MELANY JEAN / Austin Chronicle / January 12, 2018

“Carl Block: Odd Pottery” at Yard Dog Gallery

Block’s ceramic monster-faced jugs with crooked teeth and varminty eyes are indeed odd but also colorful and delightful

WAYNE ALAN BRENNER / Austin Chronicle / December 29, 2017

“Keith Carter: Notes on the Universe” at Stephen L. Clark Gallery 

This solo exhibition shows the photographer in pursuit of whatever unseen cosmic force animates us

ROBERT FAIRES / Austin Chronicle / December 29, 2017

“Rachel Stuckey: Good Days & Bad Days on the Internet” at Women & Their Work

The artist creates some genuinely geeky-cool stuff in this show that’s smart, funny, and fresh in its treatment of tech

MELANY JEAN / Austin Chronicle / December 15, 2017 

“Light” at Wally Workman Gallery

Taking in all the varieties of gold in this polished group show is akin to basking in sunlight on a bleak winter’s day

MELANY JEAN / Austin Chronicle / December 8, 2017