The Grand Petite Show: Big Ideas, Small Art



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    Lisa McPike Smith: Tall Tails & Dreamscapes

    Dahlia Woods Gallery

    Last Chance - August 30 through September 28, 2017

    "Lisa McPike Smith creates multimedia constructions from original ceramic work and found objects. Many of her works use old, tarnished silver plates as background. Her subject matter varies from the whimsical to the dreamy to darker themes of fantasy and mystery."

    Lost & Found

    Art Center of Waco

    Last Chance - August 17 through September 30, 2017

    An exhibition by Waco-based art educators John Storm and Cash Teague. "Inspired by many sources including outsider art, children’s art, street art and the Japanese aesthetic of Wabi-Sabi, Storm seeks a sense of playfulness and serendipity in the moment of creation. Teague’s work is informed by a love of people, in portraits and figures, and in his most recent work for this exhibition, a family history of woodwork and carpentry."

    About Us

    Dimension Gallery

    Last Chance - August 24 through September 30, 2017

    A show of works by Austin-based artist and Big Medium co-founder Shea Little.


    Co-Lab Projects' DEMO GALLERY @ The Avenue

    Last Chance - September 9 through 30, 2017

    TIMEKEEPER is a retrospective of the life and works of artist Claude van Lingen. The artist's works are about the passage of time and what that looks like and feels like now, and in the future.

    Yinka Shonibare MBE: Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball)

    UT Visual Arts Center (VAC)

    Last Chance - September 1 through 30, 2017

    "Known for his use of brightly colored, “African” batik-style cloth in paintings, sculptures, installations, photography, and films, Yinka Shonibare has devoted his practice to the critique of empire for the past two decades." This is a month-long presentation of Shonibare's 32-minute video piece Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball).

    Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler: Giant

    Blanton Museum of Art

    Last Chance - July 9 through October 1, 2017

    An exhibition featuring Teresa Hubbard & Alexander Birchler's recent film Giant. In the film, "Hubbard and Birchler present a decaying movie set just outside of Marfa, Texas, left behind after the 1956 filming of Giant starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, and James Dean." The video is 30 minutes long and plays on a continuous loop throughout the day (starting at the top and half hours).

    The Birds


    Last Chance - August 12 through October 1, 2017

    A show celebrating the science of birds. Artists in the exhibition include:Carol Cunningham (San Antonio, TX) Carrie Carlson (Orland Park, IL) Emily Coleman (Austin, TX) Kim Heise (Parkland, FL) Lauren Rochell (Austin, TX) Lisa Rawlinson (Austin, TX) Pat Falconer (Austin, TX) Pen Brady (Bunceton, MO) Rachel Ramirez (Olhão, Portugal) Sarah St Laurent (Austin, TX)

    Chrome to Canvas

    Link & Pin

    Last Chance - September 1 through October 1, 2017

    A show of new paintings by Austin-based artist Shan Fannin.

    Gabrielle Daubourg: Congénitale

    ATM Gallery/Studio

    Last Chance - September 8 through October 1, 2017

    A show of video and audio works by Franco-American filmmaker Gabrielle Daubourg. The artist received their BFA from the University of Texas at Austin and creates works that explore "the nature of trauma and anxiety."

    Art Quilts of the Midwest

    The Texas Quilt Museum

    Last Chance - June 29 through October 1, 2017

    An exhibition juried by Emily Martin, Mary Merkel-Hess, and Linzee Kull McCray. The show features works by Midwestern quilt artists that respond to everything from daily life to current and historical injustices.

    Flora, Fauna & Mermaids

    Dahlia Woods Gallery

    September 5 through October 4, 2017

    Flora, Fauna & Mermaids features works by more than 70 artists. The show celebrates the many environments of Texas, with special focus on the plants and animals of the San Marcos River.

    Frank X Tolbert 2 : Texas Bird Project

    Flatbed Press

    August 4 through October 7, 2017

    A show featuring large-scale paintings, prints, and drawings created by Frank X Tolbert 2. The works in the exhibition are part of Tolbert's three-year project exploring the birds of Texas.


    Davis Gallery

    August 26 through October 7, 2017

    A show featuring works by Giota Vorgia, Randall Reid, Barbara Attwell, and Annie Darling.

    Emily Peacock: Home Remedies For Cabin Fever

    Big Medium

    September 9 through October 7, 2017

    A show of works by Houston-based photographer Emily Peacock. The pieces in the exhibition deal with themes of family history and relationships, domesticity, and personal loss and tragedy.

    William T. Carson: UNEARTH


    September 15 through October 14, 2017

    A show of works by William T. Carson. The pieces in the exhibition are created using coal in an attempt to reexamine what the medium can offer beyond its economic value.

    American Dream

    UT Visual Arts Center (VAC)

    September 22 through October 20, 2017

    "This exhibition presents work made by 2017 UT teaching residents, Israeli-artist collective, The New Barbizon group. The New Barbizon members, Natalia Zourabova, Asya Lukin, Anna Lukashevsky, Olga Kundina, Zoya Cherkassky, have returned to the tradition of plein air painting to depict Austin’s urban environment. American Dream will feature direct paintings from their time in Austin, at locations they and their students felt imparted meaning either politically, contextually or formally."

    Perrin Turner: The Rock That Owns Itself

    Not Gallery

    September 8 through October 21, 2017

    A new sculpture by artist Perrin Turner. The installation, which examines and reinterprets Stone Mountain, was created during Turner's six-week residency at Not Gallery.

    Learning in Public

    Mass Gallery

    September 22 through October 28, 2017

    A series of public performances, collaborations, and community engagements by Mosaico Experiencia, Daphane Park, Saakred and Dorian Wood. "The work presented by the artists in Learning in Public grapples and engages with such topics as gender identity, power, gentrification, the built and natural environments, spiritual realms and self-care."Schedule:SEPT 22 - 28, 2017 // COTFG: Failure SchoolSEPT 29 - OCT 6, 2017 // Mosaico ExperienciaOCT 7 - 14, 2017 // Daphane Park: Let's Meet in the Mineral WorldOCT 15 - 20, 2017 // Dorian Wood: Austin 1017OCT 21 - 28, 2017 // Saakred: TRANS: Act One

    Work In Progress

    The Museum of Human Achievement

    September 9 through October 29, 2017

    Fleet's Work In Progress is "a pop-up shop calling attention to the unseen labor of today’s marketable craft aesthetic." Fleet is an artist collective based in Austin, Texas that includes Michael Colaianni, Haley Hill, Brooke Johnson, Emily Lee, Tín Rodriguez, and Connor Walden. This show is put on by Cage Match Projects.

    Adrian Aguilera & Betelhem Makonnen: yo soy aqui/ i am here

    ICOSA Collective

    September 23 through October 29, 2017

    "yo soy aquí / i am here is a collaborative exhibition that is the result of a nine-month conversation between the artists Adrian​ ​Aguilera​ and Betelhem​ ​Makonnen​. Deliberately playing with the Spanish language’s distinction between estar and ser as different understandings of the verb “to be,” Aguilera and Makonnen present works in collage, objects, video, and multimedia installation that proposes an ontological, as well as a spatial exploration of our relationship to here (space + time)."

    Texas Music and Beyond: Photographs by Tracy Anne Hart

    Modern Rocks Gallery

    September 9 through November 4, 2017

    A show of photographs by Houston artist Tracy Anne Hart. Hart is best known for her images of Texas music legend Stevie Ray Vaughan. This show features Hart’s previously unreleased large format contact sheet prints and a limited edition box set of photographs of Texas musicians.

    Kay Rosen: Jumbo Mumbo

    Lora Reynolds Gallery

    September 23 through November 11, 2017

    A show of paintings and drawings by Kay Rosen. The artist creates meticulous compositions out of ubiquitous words and phrases.

    Hubbard / Birchler: Night Shift

    Lora Reynolds Gallery

    September 23 through November 11, 2017

    A screening of Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler's film Night Shift (2006). "Night Shift comprises four one-sided conversations between Sam--an older police officer--and four rookie cops."

    Diego and Frida: A Smile in the Middle of the Way

    Mexic-Arte Museum

    September 15 through November 26, 2017

    Diego and Frida: A Smile in the Middle of the Way "takes an intimate look at the life and relationship between Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, as seen through the lens of some of the most notable photographers of that time, including Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Ansel Adams, Guillermo Kahlo, Leo Matiz, Nickolas Muray, Edward Weston, and Guillermo Zamora. The documentary prints in the exhibition come from the Museo Casa Estudio Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo, encompassing nearly twenty-five years of their marriage."

    Larry Bamburg: BurlsHoovesandShells on a Pedestal of Conglomerates

    UT Visual Arts Center (VAC)

    September 22 through December 9, 2017

    "Larry Bamburg uses natural materials to create process-based works that vacillate between living and dead, natural and manmade. For BurlsHoovesandShells on a Pedestal of Conglomerates, Bamburg pursues a process of making determined by an arbitrary set of rules, to build a structure as tall as possible using a collection of like materials: burls, hooves and shells."

    Fools Romance / Books from AEROMOTO

    UT Visual Arts Center (VAC)

    September 22 through December 9, 2017

    Located in Mexico City’s Colonia Juárez, the non-profit art library and community space Aeromoto provides public access to art books and small press publications from around the world. This exhibition brings over 300 artists’ books from Aeromoto’s collection to UT Austin, focusing on editions made in Mexico and Latin America. Hammocks, plants and couches transform the VAC’s gallery into a cozy reading room open to the public.

    Mexico Modern: Art, Commerce, and Cultural Exchange, 1920–1945

    Harry Ransom Center

    September 11, 2017 through January 1, 2018

    An exhibition highlighting "the important history of 20th-century art and how artists, museum curators, gallery owners, journalists and publishers in the US and Mexico instigated a cultural phenomenon by creating and promoting art that pioneered a synthesis of indigenous traditions and international aesthetics." The show features more than 200 items, many of which are drawn from the Ransom Center’s collections.

    John Bock: Dead + Juicy

    The Contemporary Austin

    September 23, 2017 through January 14, 2018

    A new film by John Bock. The film was shot entirely in and around Austin and is commissioned by The Contemporary Austin. "Labeled an “uncanny musical” by the artist, the film features a mercurial female protagonist, a barber named Lisa, interacting with odd and wacky characters throughout various Texan locales."

    Wangechi Mutu

    The Contemporary Austin

    September 23, 2017 through January 14, 2018

    A show of works by artist Wangechi Mutu. "Anchoring the exhibition is a new, site-specific edition of Throw, 2017, an action painting generated by a performance in which Mutu throws black paper pulp against the wall, creating an abstract composition that dries, hardens, and then degrades over time." The show also includes sculptures and animations.

    Blanco Sculpture Trail

    Bindseil Park

    April 29, 2017 through April 30, 2018

    A sculpture trail organized by the Blanco Visitors Bureau and juried by Lee Ann Whatley. The trail features works by Peter Mangan, Danville Chadbourne, Cat Quintanilla, and Jeffie Brewer.

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