Events by Region

Houston

Yusuke Asai: yamatane

Rice University Art Gallery

October 2 - November 23, 2014

Rice University Art Gallery has commissioned Japanese artist Yusuke Asai to create an installation in conjunction with The Menil’s exhibition Experiments with Truth: Gandhi and Images of Nonviolence. In his immersive murals, Asai paints with different types of mud, dust, soil, and other natural materials he finds locally. For his first U.S. exhibition, Asai will transform Houston's swampy soil found in its bayous and surrounding areas into a stylized, fantastical landscape.

DFW

Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

September 21 - January 4, 2015

A who's who of the Reganomics decade, including Laurie Anderson, Basquiat, Bleckner, Francesco Clemente, Eric Fischl, Nan Goldin, JPeter Halley, Keith Haring, Jenny Holzer, Koons, Kruger, Sherrie Levine, Mapplethorpe, Allan McCollum, Richard Prince, David Salle, Kenny Scharf, Schnabel, Cindy Sherman, Warhol, Christopher Wool and others. This is going to be fascinating, and there's a ton of programming around this show too--although the Modern is mysteriously not screening the seminal documentary Downtown 81, they've nonetheless got several of the artists involved coming in for Tuesday night lectures during the fall. Not To Be Missed.

Austin

Do Ho Suh

The Contemporary Austin

September 20 - January 11, 2015

Light box objects, a recreated golden fishing net made from tiny human figures, and one of Suh's signature architectural interiors made from translucent scrim material. Let's see what Suh can do!

San Antonio

Francesca Fuchs: Again Once More

The University Galleries at Texas State University | Joann Cole Mitte Building

September 23 - October 19, 2014

The Houston-based Fuchs does a neat trick in her signature paintings of other images: she at once creates an austere distance from the original pictures (the washed-out pastel palette; the insistently sketchy style), while also tapping into the sentiment (sometimes touching, sometimes maudlin), of the originals.

West Texas

Renoir to Remington: Impressionism to the American West

El Paso Museum of Art

September 21 - February 1, 2015

What impact did French Impressionism have on the direction of art of the American Southwest? Juxtapose French Impressionist and pre-Impressionist loaner works from the Tacoma Art Museum in Washington state with Western American examples from the El Paso collections and find out!

The Panhandle

East Texas

The Valley