Category: Art

Sublime Light

This is worth going to before it closes this Sunday (unfortunately, I’m not posting this until now). I was surprised by how many of the photos I recognized and how small they are. These are the photos (and process) that I particularly liked: Which Came First: Englightenment by Celia Alvarez Muñoz. Photos of eggs in a…

Shannon Crider

The Express-News uses Shannon Crider‘s excellent work, Golden Girls, as the photo for the Blue Star/Red Dot event. Her unique style and technique, not to mention the thought provoking subject matter (and composition, I could go on and on) makes her work some of the most interesting contemporary art in San Antonio (and the United States…

Midget Walk

Comanche Park #2 Walk down to Roland and back and nearly stranded by the rising water. They were turning people away as we came back because the water was rising so quickly. Very short walk but canopied along Salado Creek (apparently red foxes and red shouldered hawks and other critters still around). Howard Peak’s vision…

B&W photos… Why?

Some very strange photos (B&W). Some of them must have been “doctored” either in analog or later digitally. Still they beg the question: why? In this way they break the suspension of disbelief to the point where the viewer necessarily asks who the photographer was and wonders what they were thinking. Bad choice or absurd…

Richard Duardo

Robin Greeley.  “Richard Duardo’s Aztlán Poster: Interrogating Cultural Hegemony in Graphic Design.” Design Issues 14.1 (1998). “To rethink design praxis as a cultural manifestation of such struggles means addressing the increasingly sophisticated contemporary efforts to control every aspec of the product cycle—not simply the realm of production, but also the realm of the symbolic (the production…

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