America Starts Here: Kate Ericson and Mel Ziegler

America Starts Here: Kate Ericson and Mel Ziegler.
America Starts Here, 1988, Broken glass, fiberglass replacement windows, and etched plexiglas panels in frames two framed photographs, 126 x 552 inches overall, Courtesy of Mel Ziegler, Austin, Texas

Showing at the Austin Museum of Art


From the exhibition: America Starts Here: Kate Ericson and Mel Ziegler.

I went to see the exhibit “America Starts Here: Kate Ericson and Mel Ziegler at AMOA downtown.  I also went to the gallery talk today. I love the work and the ideas behind it. I highly recommend that you make it to this exhibit if you get a chance.

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Scott Barber

Scott Barber
Untitled, 2005
Urethane on aluminum
60 × 42 in

I stumbled on an exhibit by Scott Barber while taking a few days off in Galveston for our anniversary. Very keen abstract work, a lot of which had a very topographical look, was manipulated from photographs using PhotoShop into unrecognizable beautiful forms which then make their way onto the canvas (or aluminum or polyfiber, as the case may be). I found this nice review of a show Barber was in Artlies.

Barber’s works were the best thing in Galveston on this trip, and the rest of the trip was pretty good!  Sadly, this was a posthumous show; Barber died in 2005 of complications following a bone marrow transplant.

Also, here is another page from Glasstire magazine about Scott Barber.