Art

One wonders what the initial reaction was to Adriana Corral's request to rip open the concrete floor at Artpace for her newest work. It's a highly polished concrete that once was an auto showroom floor. According to the organization, they give their artists-in-residence free range to create. So when Corral wanted to dig a 4'x8' grave 10' down into the foundation of their downtown gallery, the real question was is would the building still be structurally sound.

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Gary Sweeney

    

San Antonio Visual Artist Gary Sweeney has spent some time away from the city to say goodbye to his childhood home. Oddly, even that turned into a very impressive work of art. Gary Sweeney was raised in a place and in a time that in a real sense, has long passed.

"I'm from Southern California, a place called Manhattan Beach...two blocks from the beach."

Up until recently, there were only 12 works by celebrated Mexican artist Frida Kahlo in American public collections. Now, there's one more on display at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Dos Mujeres (Salvadora y Herminia) is the first painting Kahlo ever sold, and it's been in the same family ever since.

Kahlo is known for her fantastical self-portraits, but Dos Mujeres shows two other women.

From Texas Standard:

The new trend in quilting is called modern quilting, inspired by modern art.

“Traditional quilts usually follow this column and row format and modern quilters tend to change that traditional grid pattern up,” says Heather Grant, director of marketing and programming for the Modern Quilt Guild.

 


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