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Preorder available for Maja Ruznic In the Sliver of the Sun exhibition catalog

Aug 20, 2021

Preorder available for

Maja Ruznic
In The Sliver of The Sun

Text by Nicole Dial-Kay, Hariz Halilovich, Annie Godfrey Larmon
Harwood Museum of Art, 2021
56 pages, hardcover
10 1⁄2 × 8 1⁄2 inches

Margaret Meehan at Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art

Jul 1, 2021

Margaret Meehan is included in the exhibition Amplify at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art.

JULY 17 - OCTOBER 24, 2021

Amplify focuses on the experiences of woman-identifying artists in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, and Washington, D.C. Virginia MOCA curators have connected with curatorial colleagues and asked them to share their recommendations of woman-identifying artists who are exploring identity and the gendered roles of women. Constructs regarding a woman’s identity can be complicated and loaded with political agendas and nuances; yet they are also fascinating, beautiful, and filled with joy when embraced in all their forms. Through a variety of media and approaches, the artists in Amplify explore some of the many aspects of what it is to be a woman. They reveal common themes from an intersectional, and deeply personal lens.

Texas Legislature Appoints Annette Lawrence State Artist of the Year 2021-2022, Artist Working in 2D

Jun 9, 2021

AUSTIN, Texas – May 18, 2021 – The Texas State Legislature made appointments Tuesday, May 18 to the positions of state poet laureate, state musician, state two-dimensional artist and state three-dimensional artist. The positions, created by SB 1043 of the 77th Legislature, are filled for one-year terms. The eight appointees for 2021 and 2022 were selected by a legislative-appointed committee for the exceptional quality of their work and for their outstanding commitment to the arts in Texas. The 2021 appointees include Texas Poet Laureate Cyrus Cassells of Austin, Texas State Musician Leon Bridges of Fort Worth, Texas State Two-Dimensional Artist Annette Lawrence of Denton, and Texas State Three-Dimensional Artist Jennifer Ling Datchuk of San Antonio.

Annette Lawrence included in 2021 Texas Biennial

May 13, 2021

Big Medium is pleased to announce the 51 participating artists and five museum partners of the 2021 Texas Biennial: A New Landscape, A Possible Horizon, co‑organized by curators and artistic directors Ryan N. Dennis and Evan Garza. For the seventh iteration of the Biennial and for the first time in its history, the project will be distributed across several Texas museums, featuring exhibitions, programs, and works of public art in San Antonio and Houston from September 1, 2021, through January 31, 2022.

Heyd Fontenot at the Galveston Art Center

Apr 23, 2021

On view April 24 through July 11, 2021, Heyd Fontenot’s exhibition, Sacred Order of Eternal Wounds, delves into the myth of American identity to explore the politicized topics of gender, sexuality, queer identity, and what the artist calls "the false-promise of comfort-in-conformity." Fontenot is well-known for his stylized and delicate nude portraits. This exhibition debuts new visual experiments in figuration, illustration, and decoration in a series of mural-scaled paintings. Blurring the lines between art gallery and theatrical prompt, this immersive installation transforms GAC’s main gallery into a space reminiscent of a secret fraternal order’s ceremonial chamber. This environment draws on the artist’s background in film and set design and is populated by images of contemporary figures, archetypal characters from mythology, and a codex of symbols and patterns. Fontenot’s work navigates perceptions of the human body as a political site that is conflicted by religious and political institutions, mass media, consumption, and social norms. This "sacred order" celebrates queer space in the face of nonstop social outrage motivating a newfound public dialogue and a growing awareness that tradition and nostalgia are oppressive forces.

Jeff Gibbons reviewed in Dallas Morning News

Mar 31, 2021

Gibbon's exhibition at Conduit Gallery reviewed online and in print by the Dallas Morning News

Anthony Sonnenberg Visiting Artist Lecture on YouTube

Mar 23, 2021

Anthony Sonnenberg lectures on themes and interests in his studio practice with the University of Texas Arlington Department of Art and Art History.

Margaret Meehan in Glasstire

Glasstire   |   Mar 16, 2021   |   by Matthew Bourbon

One Work, Short Take: Margaret Meehan in Dallas

James Sullivan at Anteroom, Corsicana, Texas

Mar 11, 2021

James Sullivan Architectures of the Body is currently on view at Anteroom, Corsicana, TX. Anteroom is a small window-front gallery directly across the street from 100 West, exhibiting work relevant to Corsicana Artist and Writer Residency’s narrative, and to Texas at large. Viewable from the sidewalk, and by appointment. 411 North Beaton Street, Corsicana, TX

Maja Ruznic at the Harwood Museum of Art

Mar 9, 2021

Maja Ruznic's first solo museum exhibition will open at the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos, New Mexico with a virtual opening Friday, March 12, 2021 at 5:30pm (MST). The exhibition will be on view through September 26, 2021.