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I can't believe this is the last day of "The Honesty of Rocks" show. Thank you The Contemporary Austin & Andrea Woody Mellard for the opportunity to host the show. A big thank you to Andy Campbell & Sarah Celeste Bancroft for putting together a beautiful show and thank you to all the artists!

This is the last weekend to see The Contemporary Austin's Crit Group show. Stop on by the DUCK. - "found flat end 1" created by Ted Carey - Image courtesy The Contemporary Austin. Photograph by Brian Fitzsimmons.

W. Tucker Opening reception

W. Tucker Opening reception

the captain asked for a show of hands W. Tucker Opening Reception: Friday, September 30, 7-10pm Exhibition Dates: September 30 – October 30, 2016 grayDUCK Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition by Austin artist W. Tucker. Using his non-dominant hand, Tucker, creates childlike line drawings on found, tattered surfaces such as book covers, scraped lumber and odd bits of paper. Tucker was awarded Austin Critics’ Table Award for “Best Installation” as well as “Artist of the Year” for his installation at Texas State University in 2012. He has been represented in the US by galleries in Los Angeles, Seattle, Wyoming, Dallas, Houston, and Austin. W. Tucker The work begins unplanned. Line drawings, markings, painted strokes and scribbles are made with numerous mediums including oil, lumber stick, resin stick, charcoal, graphite and ink. I work on either simple wood panels or choose from a collection of found materials – old tabletops, cabinet doors, wood blocks wrapped in canvas, and old book covers. The drawings/markings are created with my non-dominant hand. The use of my left hand allows me to draw in an unpracticed manner, with less control and intention, and without forethought. More recently the work has expanded from 2 dimensional work to installations that include wall drawings, books, and standing boxes. The wall drawings are transient, painted over when the installation is dismantled, having a beginning and an end. Books are either created or have been adapted from existing books – images are either added to the pages, or pages are removed and new pages are stitched in. The boxes are an exploration of the work in 3 dimensions, of interior and exterior – a comment on what we present to the world and what we may choose to hide. Over time I have realized that in the finished work I see aspects of our human condition – vulnerability, frailty, kindness, anger, frustration, humor, curiosity, and relationship. As well as glimpses of stories, moments, dilemmas that may represent how we approach or walk through life.

The Honesty of Rocks: Artists' Talk

The Honesty of Rocks: Artists' Talk

Join us for an Artists’ Talk with our 2016 Crit Group artists. •Emma Hadzi Antich •Amy Bench •Ted Carey •Christina Coleman •Lauren Klotzman •Josef Kristofoletti •Betelhem Makonnen •Rebecca Marino •Amber Shields The Honesty of Rocks is on view at grayDUCK Gallery, 2213 E. Cesar Chavez Street, through September 25, 2016. GrayDUCK Gallery Hours: Thursday-Saturday 11A-6P, Sunday 12-5P. Crit Group is facilitated by Andrea Mellard, Director of Public Programs and Community Engagement at The Contemporary Austin, with Sarah C. Bancroft and Andy Campbell. Learn more about this program by visiting http://www.thecontemporaryaustin.org/explore/for-artists

The Crit Group artists' talk this Saturday at 2pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/1638764463119743/

A Conversation with Christina Coleman | Blanton Blog

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A Conversation with Christina Coleman Posted on March 24, 2015 by Blanton Museum Ever since she graduated from UCLA in 200­6, University of Texas at Austin MFA grad Christina Coleman has been exploring themes surrounding portraiture, skin and hair. The Austin-based artist has shown her work at the G...

Great interview with Christina Coleman in the The Blanton Museum of Art Blog! Christina's work can be seen in The Contemporary Austin Crit Group show here at grayDUCK, up until Sept 25th. http://blog.blantonmuseum.org/2015/03/a-conversation-with-christina-coleman.html

The Honesty of Rocks: Crit Group at GrayDUCK Gallery

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Amber Shields, DAY TRIP, 2008, pigment print, 20 x 24 in. Image courtesy of the artist © 2016 Amber Shields. Christina Coleman, Untitled, 2016, synthetic hair, wood, steel, wire, 62 3/4 x 12 x...

Thank you Arts+Culture Texas and Thao Votang for the review. Exhibition is up until September 25, stop on by. http://artsandculturetx.com/the-honesty-of-rocks-crit-group-at-grayduck-gallery/

Breach Press Launch Party

Breach Press Launch Party

OMG Pastelegram is launching a new publishing project! Join us at grayDUCK gallery to celebrate the launch of Breach Press and the release of our first book, "The Poet and the Prostitute." Dedicated to translation work, Breach Press publishes bilingual editions of stories, plays, poetry and other short form writing in letterpressed and handbound books and broadsides. For each publication, our editors work with the translator to develop a new visual format in conversation with the original text. Our first book, "The Poet and the Prostitite," features a 17th century story from Bengal about a poet-scholar who finds Krishna through the teachings of a prostitute. It's an adventurous, surreal tale, and one of the rare instances in the Bengali tradition in which women appear as teachers of men. The text was translated by literary scholar @[100010967293789:2048:Ishan Chakrabarti] and includes illustrations by @[100000909913883:2048:Natalie Bradford]. Bound horizontally, the format of the book references traditional Bengali manuscripts, handwritten on long palm leaves. Printed in an edition of 75. ****************** At 7:30pm Ishan Chakrabarti will perform selections from the original Bangla text, traditionally sung out loud. A rare treat!! ****************** Ishan Chakrabarti is a Ph.D. student in the department of South Asian Languages & Civilizations at the University of Chicago. Natalie Bradford is an artist and illustrator currently working in Austin, TX. She completed her BFA at UT Austin in 2016.

We're very excited to host this event! Please stop on by.

The Honesty of Rocks: Artists' Talk

The Honesty of Rocks: Artists' Talk

Join us for an Artists’ Talk with our 2016 Crit Group artists. •Emma Hadzi Antich •Amy Bench •Ted Carey •Christina Coleman •Lauren Klotzman •Josef Kristofoletti •Betelhem Makonnen •Rebecca Marino •Amber Shields The Honesty of Rocks is on view at grayDUCK Gallery, 2213 E. Cesar Chavez Street, through September 25, 2016. GrayDUCK Gallery Hours: Thursday-Saturday 11A-6P, Sunday 12-5P. Crit Group is facilitated by Andrea Mellard, Director of Public Programs and Community Engagement at The Contemporary Austin, with Sarah C. Bancroft and Andy Campbell. Learn more about this program by visiting http://www.thecontemporaryaustin.org/explore/for-artists

https://www.facebook.com/events/1638764463119743/

Crit Group Exhibition Opening Reception

Crit Group Exhibition Opening Reception

This group exhibition features work by compelling artists who participated in the museum’s Crit Group—a seven-month-long program that supports a strong artistic practice through monthly critiques of art and professional development workshops. 2016 ARTISTS Amy Bench Ted Carey Josef Kristofoletti Lauren Klotzman Christina Coleman Emma Hadzi Antich Betelhem Makonnen Rebecca Marino Amber Shields Crit Group Exhibtion is on view at grayDUCK Gallery, 2213 E. Cesar Chavez Street, through September 25. http://www.thecontemporaryaustin.org/event/crit-group-exhibition-opening-reception/

Tonight is the night! Come check out this awesome show by The Contemporary Austin! It's been a pleasure working with Andy Campbell, Sarah Celeste Bancroft & Andrea Woody Mellard and all the artists and crew. https://www.facebook.com/events/559313237555891/

The Contemporary Austin

Join us this Friday, August 26, from 7-10pm at grayDUCK Gallery for the opening of THE HONESTY OF ROCKS, our 2016 Crit Group exhibition! http://bit.ly/2bhlBkd Congratulations to our outstanding Crit Group artists, and please come out to view and celebrate their achievements. 2016 CRIT GROUP ARTISTS Emma Hadzi Antich, Amy Bench, Ted Carey, Christina Coleman, Lauren Klotzman, Josef Kristofoletti, Betelhem Makonnen, Rebecca Marino, Amber Shields We also invite you to join us at grayDUCK on Saturday, September 17, for a Crit Group Artists' Talk at 2pm.

The Contemporary Austin

We're looking forward to seeing everyone at the opening this Friday! Come by anytime from 7-10P; Crit Group artist Ted Carey will also be performing. IMPORTANT NOTE: GrayDUCK Gallery is located at 2213 E. Cesar Chavez Street in a residential neighborhood...please be courteous to grayDUCK’s neighbors by parking responsibly and keeping noise down! :)

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