Gladys Poorte & Naomi Schlinke – DBerman
The works are professionally presented. The actual investigations didn’t entice me. Too stable for my taste. BAD
Austin Graffitti Art: From Birth To Present – Gallery Lombardi
The opening was an event. I enjoyed watching the cross-section of people visiting the gallery. The work was true graffiti. Some of the canvas pieces were like daggers through my heart, though. Graffiti is street art, if you’re bringing it into the gallery you have to do it right. Those pieces revealed the art ignorance of the young artists. But I do applaud Rachel Koper’s efforts in shielding these youngsters from criminal prosecution by providing a legal forum to exhibit their work. The color and gestures of the other pieces were awesome. Considering the ages and the lack of formal training I would say GOOD. But without pretension, I have to say… NOT BAD
Oliver Boberg – Lora Reynolds
Photos of models with a faint nod towards Edward Hopper. The absence of people is noticeable. The air feels really stale. Even after finding out that the structures are constructed models and not real buildings or settings, I wasn’t getting it. There is an appearance of Modernism(?) but it wasn’t working for me. BAD
Stephanie Friedman & John Dunne: Luminaries – Diaz Gallery
Glossy commercial photos. Either photo shoots of famous singers and bands that you’d find in a magazine or micro shots of plant life that you can purchase from stock photography for design work. Nothing too exciting. BAD
Luis Abreux: Believe Me – Tiru Gallery
I haven’t made it out to this show. I have next week off of work, maybe I’ll hit up a couple of galleries.
I’ll tell you ’bout what I sees.