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Choose Your Own Imperfection: Joseph Phillips at Tiny Park by New American Paintings
February 6, 2013, 8:30 am
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Tired of Big City confines, but reluctant to embrace the Baby Boomers’ love for suburban sprawl? Joseph Phillips (NAP #84 and 96) presents a solution in Infinite Perfection, his debut solo exhibition at Tiny Park in Austin. In just eight tidily composed works on paper and a modular wall piece, Phillips locks into that balance of manmade convenience and nature’s comfort, with results both blissfully utopian and chillingly severe. — Brian Fee, Austin contributor

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Joseph Phillips | Variety Acre with Cabin and Tank, 2013, Gouache, graphite, and ink on paper, 15 x 19 inches. Courtesy the artist and Tiny Park, Austin.

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Heart to Art: Jill Schroeder of grayDUCK Gallery by New American Paintings

When I relocated to Austin from New York City this summer, I became inextricably attracted to grayDUCK Gallery and its consummate Austin vibe. Its location south of Town Lake puts the gallery in walking distance from “Keep Austin Weird” South Congress, and it shares a Zip Code with Torchy’s Tacos and indie record store End of an Ear — i.e. Austin all the way. Then there is grayDUCK’s rigorous monthly exhibition schedule and its strong roster of local artists. I met with Jill Schroeder, owner and director of grayDUCK, to discuss the gallery’s unique presence and her goals for the future. — Brian Fee, Austin Contributor


Jill Schroeder, photographed by Jefferson Harris

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West Issue #96 Sneak Peak! by New American Paintings

Today we received advanced copies of #96, the 2011 West Issue of New American Paintings! It is expected to hit newsstands and ship to subscribers in the next 1 to 2 weeks, so keep an eye out. It will be hard to miss the cover of this one…The juror for this fantastic issue was Cassandra Coblentz, Curator, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA).

Coblentz states in her introduction that, “the artists represented in these pages demonstrate the vitality of artistic practice in this region of the country. Boldly building upon the richness of art history, their demonstrations of reinvention and innovation are in step with the mythos of the landscape itself, which continues to serve as an important backdrop for exploring the most pressing issues and concerns we all face in the West.” — View a list of all featured artists and see a few more sneak peaks after the jump!

You can pre-order the issue by calling 617-778-5265. 

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