2016, May 31: “RACHEL WALTER’S ACATALEPSY TAKES VIEWERS ON AN INTROSPECTIVE JOURNEY THROUGH THE COSMOS – When we get too wound up in the minutiae of our daily lives, it’s important to take a step back, meditate and ponder the greater questions of life. Austin native and artist Rachel Walter (pictured) encourages viewers to think about the (much) bigger picture in her first gallery show, Acatalepsy. The word means “the impossibility of arriving at certain knowledge or full comprehension of the universe,” and it is the driving force behind Walter’s work. This is shown in her oil and acrylic paintings through fleeting brushstrokes and colors that seamlessly weave in and out of one another (see page 167). The show’s subject matter ranges from landscapes that walk the line between familiarity and more cosmic and abstract visions. Walter, a UT grad, wants people who see her paintings to transcend their daily struggles and gain a broader perspective on their own importance in nature and their place in the universe. “I hope viewers get that same out-of-body experience that you get when you try to comprehend the way nature works and the physical laws that govern our universe and the way the human consciousness plays a role in all that,” she says.” – Austin MonthlyBY ARIELLE AVILA

2016, January:  Top 10 Things to do in Austin’s Hyde Park – “This contemporary art studio is a great community venue to discuss philosophy, practice yoga, and stimulate the senses. Black Lagoon features artists’ eclectic collections to get the patrons really inspired. This location is ideal for mental and physical stimulation and meeting like-minded people in the community. This truly is a one-of-a-kind place.” – The Culture Trip

2014, November 10th: CultureMap Austin – “Scott Bickerton’s work is an endless collaboration with gravity — that most persistently mysterious of cosmic forces — in which each assists the other in expressing images and concepts that neither alone could bring to life. Most days an appointment is required to browse the exhibit, but the doors are open to all during Black Lagoon’s annual WEST of EAST exhibition…” –

2014, June 10th: The Austinot – “Black Lagoon is a special place in the heart of Hyde Park. You’ll enjoy a great outing if you want to check out some cool art, hang out at a gallery opening or even take some yoga classes. All the while, you’ll be surrounded by amazing and beautiful art.” –

2014, February 26th: Impact News – “After opening an art gallery in the shell of a former video store in 2010, Black Lagoon owners David Lujan and Singer Mayberry said it feels like they found the perfect business mix for their space in Hyde Park.” – 

2014, February: Picked as one of Austin’s 10 Best Contemporary Art Galleries by –  “As well as being a destination spot for eclectic contemporary art, with a strong reputation for photography exhibits, the gallery is a popular venue for themed events, artist-driven parties, music showcases and yoga classes.”

2012, July 18th: Austin American Statesman & –

“Unless you’re steeped in the lore of Hyde Park, it may not be all that obvious why there is a yellow and black mural of an alien monster on a building at the corner of Guadalupe and 43rd streets.

The building has been home to Black Lagoon for the past two years, but before that it was the Movie Store, with a sprawling mural of film icons, from Godzilla to sci-fi robots and, of course, one of the creatures from the black lagoon. (Before the movie store, it was a Korean restaurant and, apparently, an office for a private detective — simultaneously.)

When Singer Mayberry and her husband, David Lujan, moved into the space, they were aware of the Movie Store’s devotees, and so they found a name that seemed to tie it all together. They kept the old-fashioned marquee lights, and Lujan, an artist and versatile handyman, painted the stylized creature on the wall, returning it again to its rightful spot…” – Read more here

2011: -“With its unmistakable mural decorating the the exterior of Hyde Park’s Eastern border, Black Lagoon has established itself as a hip new spot for eclectic arts and gifts. Far from a stuffy fine arts gallery, the space doubles as a popular party spot, typically artist-driven and themed to bump up the weirdness factor. Best bets are with the photography exhibits or the semi-regular trunk shows selling handmade clothes and jewelry from local artists.” –

May 27, 2011: The Austin Chronicle, Article on May Poster Cabaret Exhibit – “hallelujah, the repurposed venue is wonderfully expansive, making up for what it might be missing in cathedralesque height with a wealth of floor space and wall space. It works well, all the emptiness in the middle of each room, because there’s nothing to compete with…” –

December, 2010: Tribeza Magazine, Austin.  Featured Gallery of the Month – “A new Hyde Park quartier is blossoming around the corner of Guadalupe and 43rd. Mosey past the line of quaint shops, cafés, and the colossal red bicep marking the Hyde Park Gym, and you’ll be pleased to discover that this north Austin community is mixing art into an already eclectic and eccentric area. With the opening of Black Lagoon in June, owners Singer Mayberry and her husband David Lujan, are erecting a new artistic culture on this small but certainly striking street corner beside The Parlor, the Mayberry family’s pizzeria, and the Hyde Park Theatre. “The community in Hyde Park is craving a more cultural experience. There aren’t many galleries in this area, and we were thinking this corner could be a new hotspot—our own little block,” Mayberry said. The gallery, though a spontaneous decision, is flourishing in its airy white space, with display rooms partitioned by a simplistic but charming archway. Since its debut, Gallery Black Lagoon has hosted an impressive inventory of contemporary works, and Mayberry hopes in the future they will be able to expand into a more multifaceted venue, open to art, music” and more. –

February 3, 2012:, Tracie Chan – “Dimensions: Constructed Exploration & The Painted Print” Arts Review. “Jonathan Sanders’ wife calls him “a hoarder of random objects.” If that statement is true, then Sanders has impeccable taste in weathered pipes and tree branches, which make their way into his sculptures. Fusing found items such as railroad spikes, insect-devoured wood, and corroded pipes to concrete, steel, and resin, Sanders constructs pieces with modern, architectural lines…David Lujan’s latest collection of screen prints will also be showing. He features animals with geometric shapes, screen printed across multiple pieces of birch plywood…” –

November 18, 2011: The Austin Chronicle, Wayne Alan Brenner – West of East Arts Review. “This group show boasts striking art worth leaving the Eastside for Hyde Park…the intricate narrative pen-and-inks of Katie Rose Pipkin, will make you yearn to know the stories behind the depicted scenes. Some kind of Gormenghast vibe working in there, it looks like. Halfway into the gallery, there’s David Lujan’s huge rendering of a bee, and that’s a definite note of interest. The image itself is lovely, yes, but the method of reproduction is what marks this as serious goodness: screenprinted, as so many things are, but screenprinted on birch, using gum arabic pigments and transparent base. Thus: as delicate, colorwise, as it is large, and rendered as if with traces of the insect’s own honey. . .” –

December 7, 2012:, Sean Ripple – “Drought/Fire/Ash” Arts Review. “Focusing on the devastation wrought by the recent fires in Bastrop in which she had a highly personal stake, artist Marjorie Moorehas created a body of work that is as much about healing and beauty as it is loss. The exhibit will feature landscape drawings and reclaimed found objects that have been transformed by the fires… [come to] celebrate the strength of the human spirit in the face of catastrophic events and contemplate the haunting nature of loss that informs all of our lives.” –

June 2nd, 2011: The Daily Texan, Article on The Austin Series Part One –

May 17, 2011: article on May Poster Cabaret Exhibit –

April 25, 2011: Tribeza, Houston–

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