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May 08, 2020

Margo Sawyer Online Chat with SAMA

The San Antonio Museum of Art remains closed to the public, but the institution is ready to welcome guests virtually. Starting next Tuesday, SAMA will begin hosting interactive, casual conversations with local artists that art-lovers can attend from comfort of their homes. Interested participants need simply register online, and the museum will provide a link to connect to the livestream.

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April 23, 2020

PaperCity Reviews Dallas Art Fair Online Platform

Kudos are in order for the Dallas Art Fair’s 12th edition. Not only did the Dallas Art Fair smartly step up and reschedule when the COVID-19 closures first began — calendar these new dates, October 1 through 4 at Fashion Industry Gallery, in the heart of the Dallas Arts District — but the Fair nimbly crafted a seamless, immersive online platform that has yielded sales for its 94 exhibiting dealers.

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April 22, 2020

JooYoung Choi in the Houston Chronicle

Aurora Picture Show continually updates the satellite page of its website with a robust selection of short films, links and notes. In advance of JooYoung Choi’s new immersive video and installation work coming in November, Aurora shares her crazy-colorful “Journey to the Cosmic Womb.” This is art-meets-music video-meets-video game, with a created cast of hundreds, ranging from handmade puppets to animated creatures and Choi herself in many guises.

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April 21, 2020

Scooter LaForge Interviewed in The Family Reviews

I feel it is my civic duty to introduce y’all to today’s special guest, the artist known as Scooter La Forge. Undoubtedly one of the best names we’ve had on this little blog, and one of the most authentic and original visual artists bashing around the city today.  A mixture of pop and cartoon imagery, ceramics and clothing, La Forge paints with wit and passion, working across the visual arts. We get down to the nitty gritty, chatting all things candy, painting as a pursuit to paradise, and the intersection of art and fashion.

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April 21, 2020

Cruz Ortiz Designs Lone Star Beer Label

On Tuesday, Lone Star Beer announced the release of Rio Jade, the brewing company’s first seasonal beer and first Mexican-style lager, which features the design flair many San Antonians are familiar with. The new beer will be available in Texas beginning at the end of this month with full distribution in May. The bright, turquoise packaging drinking-age shoppers will find on shelves comes from Burnt Nopal, the creative design studio founded in San Antonio by Olivia and Cruz Ortiz.

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April 17, 2020

Dallas Art Fair Online a Preview Pick in Houston Chronicle

It’s not quite the same experience as jostling with other collectors in a bustling convention space, but art collectors missing the springtime rite of the Dallas Art Fair can view and purchase works by 82 dealers online through April 23. Look for Houston’s Bill Arning Exhibitions, Inman Gallery, McClain Gallery, Nancy Littlejohn Fine Art and Sicardi|Ayers|Bacino among the digital viewing rooms from around the world.

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April 16, 2020

Reed Anderson Named as Highlight from Dallas Art Fair Online

While the 12th edition of the Dallas Art Fair has been postponed until October 1 – 4, a new online platform launched this week, when the fair was originally scheduled to take place. Featuring 84 regional, national and international galleries, the online site, which runs through April 23, offers the opportunity to purchase works—with several pieces listed as sold or reserved on opening day—and encourages viewers to make curated selections to share on social media. Our curated picks range from recent paintings and drawings by Oli Epp at Carl Kostyál, Erik Parker at Library Street Collective and Aurel Schmidt at The Hole and striking sculptures by Tony Matelli at Marlborough, Jean-Michel Othoniel at Perrotin, and Joana Vasconcelos at Mimmo Scognamiglio/Placido to dynamic photo/collage/painting pieces by Reed Anderson at Nancy Littlejohn Fine Art, Paulina Olowska at Simon Lee Gallery and John Sparagana at Sicardi | Ayers | Bacino.

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April 15, 2020

NLFA in Architectural Digest

Dallas Art Fair Online launched on Tuesday, April 14, giving visitors the opportunity to explore and collect works from 84 participating galleries such as Kasmin, McClain Gallery, and Nancy Littlejohn Fine Art. The online edition, complete with virtual viewing rooms, runs through April 23. The original fair was scheduled to take place in the Dallas Arts District from April 11 to 14 but was postponed to October 1 to October 4, 2020, due to the COVID-19 crisis.

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April 14, 2020

Lyle Ashton Harris in Cultured Magazine

Lyle Ashton Harris’ photographs and videos take the seldom-explored back routes through the archive to question the deliberate stories we are told which produce canted versions of ourselves. Similarly, the third installment of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Trilogy of Life, Arabian Nights, is a sumptuous re-telling of  colonialism and power laden folktales, digested through a faithful interpretation of the present to get to the past.

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April 09, 2020

Petah Coyne virtual tour at the Chazen Museum of Art

While the museum is closed, we’ve asked our docents to take us on “virtual docent’s tours,” showing us digitally some of their favorite works.

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April 09, 2020

Margo Sawyer in Houston Chronicle

A driving and walking tour of Houston’s sculptures for our social-distancing age.

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April 08, 2020

Margo Sawyer Group Show as a Virtual Exhibition

Take a video highlights tour of the exhibition Texas Women: A New History of Abstract Art with San Antonio Museum of Art curators Suzanne Weaver and Lana Meador.

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