Rainey Knudson and Christina Rees on which shows to take which relatives to over the long holiday weekend.
1. Scott Gilbert: True Artist Tales
Galveston Artist Residency
November 26 – February 4, 2017
Opening November 26, 6-9PM
An exhibition of comics by artist Scott Gilbert. True Artist Tales began as a comic strip during the artist’s MFA studies at the University of Houston in 1988. The comic initially was set among the artists in Houston, but then became increasingly personal and political throughout its twelve-year run. This show is curated by Robert Boyd.
2. Friendly Fire
Station Museum of Contemporary Art (Houston)
November 5 – February 5, 2017
“Friendly Fire consists of spatial constructs and interior interventions by artists drawn from this community.” Featuring works by: Regina Agu, Noah Edmundson, Robert Hodge, Jesse Lott, Gabriel Martinez, Lovie Olivia, Forrest Prince, and Kaneem Smith.
3. KAWS: Where the End Starts
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
October 20 – January 22, 2017
A show of works by Brooklyn artist KAWS. The exhibition includes paintings, sculptures, drawings, toys, and street art interventions that span KAWS’ career. The exhibition is organized by Andrea Karnes in collaboration with the artist.
4. Queer Terrortories
UT Visual Arts Center (Austin)
November 18 – December 10
An exhibition “bringing together emerging contemporary artists engaging with politics of anti-assimilation. As gayness enters the mainstream, assimilation to white heteronormativity becomes increasingly privileged over the voices of trans and POC members in the LGBTQ+ community.” Featuring art by Ryan Hawk, E. Jane, The Highest Closet (Bug Davidson, Creighton Baxter, Hayley Morgenstern, Jessica Borusky, Sarah Hill), and Nabeela Vega.
5. Heroes in the Making: The Art of Comic Production
Greater Denton Arts Council – Center for the Visual Arts
September 16 – December 10
An exhibition organized by the Greater Denton Arts Council in partnership with guest curator Josh Rose and featuring original illustrations, published works, scripts, and sketches that explore the history and future of comic production. The show includes works by Jack Kirby, Curt Swan, Keith Giffen, Stan Lee, and Richard Sala, as well as the characters of Wonder Woman, Superman, and Silver Surfer.