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Top Five: November 19, 2015

Rainey Knudson and Christina Rees take on $5 million of student debt, time travel, and Christmas trees.

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1. Future Time Machine
El Rincon Social (Houston)
November 21, 8-11PM

“Sandy Ewen will invest $1000 in an investment fund for 500 years. Assuming a modest 4% annual return, the investment will be approximately 328 billion dollars in the year 2515, at which point it will be spent on scientific research and the construction of a time machine. First stop for the time machine will be November 21st, 2015.” Come meet time travelers!


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2. Linda Lopez and Alina Tenser
Pig & Pony (Austin)
November 14 – December 12

“Lopez and Tenser question the roles and exchanges of haptic experience within physical and virtual environs. Both artists approach craft through a confluence of multiple media. Both are rooted in figural explorations, the results of which yield unpredictable assemblages of parts, actions, and interfaces.”

Another ATX house gallery space.


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3. Focus: Joyce Pensato
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
November 21 – January 31, 2016
On View November 21, 10AM-5PM

An exhibition of works by New York-based artist Joyce Pensato. In her work, she utilizes cartoon characters as her jumping off point and “transforms these characters into portraits that vacillate between menacing and amusing, fretful and enthusiastic.”


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4. Francesca Fuchs: Xmas Trees
Talley Dunn Gallery (Dallas)
November 6 – December 19
Reception November 21, 6-9PM

An exhibition of new paintings by Francesca Fuchs. Drawn from photographs of Christmas trees, the paintings “document the yearly ritual of installing an odd piece of temporary furniture and individualizing it with applied decor.”



5. Debtfair
Art League Houston
November 20 – January 11, 2016
Opens November 20, 6-9PM

“By focusing on a monthly debt payment as a position of value, artists and viewers are asked to consider the fluctuating relationships of artists’ time, development, creative production, exploration, community, and sustainability under increasing financial burdens.” Read our two pieces on the show here and here.

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