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June 26, 2020

Kysa Johnson in The Binder of Women Exhibition

The Binder of Women is proud to present, The World is Never Still, featuring work by 12 of their 15 members. The Binder was founded in 2017 by Hilary Pecis with the goal of empowering women artists. They hope this will be the first of many online shows in service of their mission.

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June 25, 2020

Reed Anderson in CAMH’s Art Auction

Nancy Littlejohn Fine Art is pleased to announce NLFA artist Reed Anderson’s participation in this year’s Annual Art Auction hosted by the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. Every year, a curated selection of artists and their galleries are asked to donate work for the benefit of CAMH’s exhibitions and educational programming.

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June 25, 2020

Scooter LaForge on Cool Hunting’s Live Instagram

On COOL HUNTING’s Instagram Live tomorrow (26 June) from 2PM to 4PM, filmmaker and art advisor Jaé Joseph will host eight 15-minute conversations with artists and creatives, as they paint pride/protest posters. Viewers are invited to paint-a-long and participate in the accompanying fundraiser for The Center—NYC’s acclaimed Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center. A link will be pinned to the live event, allowing viewers to chip in along the way.

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June 19, 2020

Lyle Ashton Harris in The Art Newspaper

Shortly before lockdown measures were implemented in mid March due to the coronavirus pandemic, the New York-based artist Lyle Ashton Harris retreated to his home upstate to “de-escalate and take some time to gestate” the current happenings in the world, he says. De-escalation, however, went by the wayside when widespread protests against police brutality broke out across the US.

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June 17, 2020

Live Artist Conversation with Margo Sawyer

Public Art UHS presents On Site x Off Site, a series of live conversations with artists from our collection. This event on June 23, 2020 at 5pm CST features Margo Sawyer & Jacob Hashimoto. A moderated discussion by Maria C. Gaztambide, PhD, director and chief curator, covering topics around their commissions at University of Houston-Victoria (Sawyer) and University of Houston-Downtown (Hashimoto), public art in general, and their respective studio practices.

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June 06, 2020

Lyle Ashton Harris in Conversation with The Brooklyn Rail

Rarely does one enjoy the pleasure of being in the company of legendary people. Lyle Ashton Harris is one such person. His work has pushed boundaries and opened zones of creative agency for a generation of young artists. As a gay man he has experienced the deep traumas of losing friends and lovers to AIDS, and has brought that sadness and awareness of the human condition into his work in a way that communicates across many spectrums. What follows is an edited version of our conversation, #30 in an ongoing series that is part of the Rail’s New Social Environment, a daily lunchtime broadcast in the time of COVID-19.

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May 15, 2020

JooYoung Choi in Group Exhibition at Parrish Art Museum

The Parrish Art Museum presents Telling Stories: Reframing the Narratives, a robust online exhibition that highlights the role that narrative plays in understanding the world through the work of eight contemporary artists who transform their unique personal histories into participatory dramas. Through work that references memory and history, fact and fancy, dreams and nightmares, the participating artists in Telling Stories engage in varied approaches to and styles of stories that change by virtue of who is telling them. These artists—working in a variety of media and ranging in age, career stage, geographic location, and heritage—include: JooYoung Choi (American, born Korea, 1983), Jeremy Dennis (Shinnecock/American, born 1990), Jeffrey Gibson (Choctaw-Cherokee/American, born 1972), Elliott Hundley (American, born 1975), Candice Lin (American, born 1979), Mary McCleary (American, born 1951), Jim Shaw (American, born 1952), and Devin Troy Strother (American, born 1986).

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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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