The Contemporary Austin and grayDUCK Gallery present Crit Group Exhibition 2020 opening day

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The Contemporary Austin and grayDUCK Gallery present Crit Group Exhibition 2020
Michael Stephen, Untitled (Cosmos), from the Purple Trash Magick series, 2020. Slip-cast and hand-altered earthenware and acrylic paint. 1 1/2 x 7 x 4 inches Image courtesy of Michael Stephen

The Contemporary Austin and grayDUCK Gallery will present Crit Group Exhibition 2020, featuring work by eight artists who participated all year in the museum's Crit Group, a program that combines group critique with professional development to support the holistic artistic practice of local artists.

Now in its seventh year, the program aspires to build a supportive community of Austin artists and to strengthen their practices with input from each other and established professionals in the field. In the past, program participants met monthly over nine months for discussions and group critique of new work in progress, culminating in an exhibition. Despite the challenges 2020 posed, this year’s participating artists willingly extended their commitments to the program and each other an additional three months - an inspiring example of the resilience of the creative community.

The culmination of this year’s Crit Group program, the exhibition includes a diverse range of sculpture, installation, textiles, photography, video, and painting. It features work by eight talented Austin-based artists who challenged themselves to grow their art practices in new ways and respond to the current moment: Annie Arnold, Rakhee Jain Desai, Lydia Garcia, Sean Ripple, Alexandra Robinson, Saul Jerome E. San Juan, Michael Stephen, and Cheyenne Weaver.

The exhibition will be on view at grayDUCK Gallery through December 13 by appointment only, Thursday–Sunday, 12-6 pm. Appointments can be made by e-mailing or at

Event Details



grayDUCK Gallery
2213 E. Cesar Chavez St.
Austin, TX 78702


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Admission is free.