Top Five July 2, 2015 with special guest star Michael Bise!

by Glasstire July 2, 2015

This week Michael Bise struggles to suspend his disbelief as he counts down our list of Themed Summer Group Shows! See the outtakes from the video HERE.



1. Patent Pending
Charles Adams Studio Project
One night only! July 3, 2015 | 6–9 pm

A group invitational exhibition of dozens of artists, all responding to an original book of U.S. Patents from 1961 – 1965. [HERE is a podcast from KTTZ with the show’s organizer, Jon Whitfill.]



2. Nature on the Edge: Mutation and Hybridity in 21st Century Art
Bihl Haus Arts
Through July 25, 2015

Lecture: July 11, 2015 | 2–3 pm
“Denature by Design: A Sociological Exploration of Disasters,” a gallery talk on the human response to disasters exacerbated by climate change by Lisa Zottarelli, PhD (Director, Social Sciences and Humanities, San Antonio College)

Special event: July 18, 2015 | 2–3 pm
“Nature on the Edge” poetry reading organized by poet Mobi Warren, founder of

A group show of 17 established and up-and-coming San Antonio artists on the theme of the environment. Curated by David Rubin.



3. irrational.City
Bath House Cultural Center
July 3 – August 1, 2015
Opens Friday, July 3, 7–9 pm

A group exhibition focusing on constructions of identity amid an imagined post-apocalyptic cultural landscape, including works by artist Dwayne Carter, Mona Kasra, Randall Garrett, Michael A. Morris, Colette Copeland, Thor Johnson, Patrick Murphy, Mitch Gellar, Ren Rowland, Patrick Patterson-Carroll, and Jeff Parrott, included are French artists Quintin Rivera-Toro, Clorinde Durand, Le Gentil Garcon, Eric Dizambourg, Philippe Astorg.




4. The Art of Gaman
Holocaust Museum Houston
Through September 20, 2015

It’s title referring to the Japanese concept of gaman, “to endure the seemingly unbearable with patience and dignity,” this exhibition features more than 120 creative artifacts made by Japanese Americans while incarcerated in internment camps during World War II.



5. Redefining Print: Contemporary Prints from Women of The African Diaspora
The Community Artists’ Collective
Through August 28, 2015

An exhibition featuring unconventional print works examining identity, race, gender and social issues affecting women of the African diaspora. Features work by artists Rabéa Ballin, Ann “Sole Sister” Johnson, Delita Martin, Lovie Olivia, Jessica Gatlin, Abigail Lucien, Althea Murphy-Price, and Sukenya Best.




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Adam Adams July 2, 2015 - 15:51

Fucking brilliant!

Thor Johnson July 2, 2015 - 17:14

Yay thanks Glasstire!

Rainey Knudson July 2, 2015 - 18:49

Thor, I’ve never met you (I think?) but I’ve got to see this whole wrapping yourself in a flag in the DMA lobby thing.

Thor Johnson July 2, 2015 - 19:30

Haha thank you Rainey! Through the magic and miracles of Photoshop, you can see me wrapped in the flag in anyplace that you can imagine!

Rainey Knudson July 2, 2015 - 19:37

[sound of scales falling from my eyes]

Loli July 2, 2015 - 20:41

Idea. 1 thru 5 shows, all curated by Michael Bise


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