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Top Five September 23, 2015

This week, Christina Rees and Brandon Zech tackle mammalian hands, shiny crosses, and an original Texas Modernist.


bror utter old jail

1. Texas Moderns: BROR UTTER
Old Jail Art Center (Albany)
September 19 – February 7, 2016

This exhibition will focus “on Utter’s best-known period, the 1950s and 1960s, as well as his lesser-known but exemplary prints. The exhibition will be the first significant retrospective of the artist’s work since 1985.”


forrest prince love art league

2. Forrest Prince: The Greatest of All is Love
Art League Houston
September 25 – November 7
Opens September 25, 6–9PM

An exhibition by Forrest Prince, the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award in the Visual Arts recipient. The show will consist of more than thirty works from Prince’s career, some of which have never been seen before. Prince’s works are religiously inspired and also “explore his strong feelings about food consumption and government corruption.”


apparat ballroom marfa

3. Äppärät
Ballroom Marfa
September 25 – February 14, 2016
Opens September 25, 6–8PM

A group exhibition focusing on the “mammalian hand and the tools it touches, holds and uses.” The exhibition looks at tools from early history to the present and questions how those tools have changed. Artists in the exhibition include Ed Atkins, Trisha Donnelly, Melvin Edwards, Cécile B. Evans, Jessie Flood-Paddock, Roger Hiorns, Sophie Jung, Lee Lozano, Marlie Mul, Damián Ortega, Charles Ray, Shimabuku, and Paul Thek.


emergency power station

4. Emergency Measures
The Power Station (Dallas)
September 5 – October 9

An exhibition of works that explore the space between presence, absence, and the way we interpret awareness in daily life. Artists include Rodney Graham, Jill Magid, Mark Manders, K.r.m Mooney, Lais Myrrha, R.H. Quaytman, and Alona Rodeh.


haint co-lab

5. Haint
Co-Lab Projects (Austin)
September 27, 7–9PM

A one-night only screening of “an experimental narrative feature film that tells the story of a young man in Berlin trying to survive at the end of World War II.”


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