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Hill Country Pastoral

Thornwood Gallery (Gallery Row)

Last Chance - September 12 through October 14, 2015

An exhibition of paintings by Bo Newell. Through combining an interest in nature and trompe l'oeil, Newell's work work expresses how he feels about his subjects.

Paul Krainak: Rural Phase

EMERGEncy Room Gallery

Last Chance - September 24 through October 14, 2015

An exhibition of new paintings by Paul Krainak. The works draw from the early modern practices of painting, such as Bauhaus, Constructivist, and International Style. "The site of inquiry and industry here is agriculture with distilled forms derived from farm machinery, textile design, land management diagrams, and vernacular architecture."

Still Summer: Debra Barrera and Kelly O’Connor

Gaddis Geeslin Gallery

Last Chance - September 3 through October 15, 2015

An exhibition of recent work by Debra Barrera and Kelly O’Connor. Creating a sense of memory, the works in the show suggest a shared past or consciousness through mass culture's collective memory, personal memory, and childhood experiences.

Sandi Seltzer Byrant: New Works

McMurtrey Gallery

Last Chance - September 12 through October 17, 2015

An exhibition of abstract works by Houston-based artist Sandi Seltzer Byrant. This exhibition consists of mixed media works on paper and canvas created from carefully selected pieces of handmade paper.

Troy Dugas: New Works

McMurtrey Gallery

Last Chance - September 12 through October 17, 2015

An exhibition of works by Troy Dugas. Through layering and mixing materials, Dugas' pieces become a balance between machine made items and the delicate accent of the artist's hand.

Kelly Moran: Only Human

d. m. allison

Last Chance - September 12 through October 17, 2015

An exhibition of works by Kelly Moran. Combining urban mythology and pop culture, Moran uses older images to make the viewer realize that the messages found in her work are timeless and universal.

Rix Jennings: Here in the Middle

Hunter Gather

Last Chance - September 12 through October 17, 2015

An exhibition of new work by Rix Jennings. Using gesture, line, and form to explore everyday life and the unconscious, Jennings charcoal drawings are poetic fragments that come together to tell a larger story.

Katia Santibañez: New Paintings

Texas Gallery

Last Chance - September 10 through October 17, 2015

An exhibition of new paintings by New York-based artist Katia Santibañez. Inspired by microbiology, Santibañez's paintings are densely patterned and draw upon forms found in nature.

Mary McCleary: Voyage

Moody Gallery

Last Chance - September 12 through October 17, 2015

An exhibition of recent collages by Mary McCleary. Through a variety of materials, McCleary's works refer to larger allegories of history, science, and literature.

Seriously Cute

Brown Auditorium Theater, MFAH

September 14 through October 21, 2015

Seriously? Cute? The normally rather staid RDA (Rice Design Alliance) is lightening up for its fall lecture series. Curated by Rice School of Architecture Assistant Professor Andrew Colopy. All lectures are held at 7 p.m. in the Brown Auditorium at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet Street. Note: ticketed event.

Jaylon Hicks: Wilt

Kaboom Books

October 9 through 22, 2015

An exhibition of works on paper and canvas by Jaylon Hicks. The full series (40 works) will be on display at the opening, and a condensed version (10 works) will be on view through October 22nd.

Bradley Kerl: A Flower Needs a Garden

Alvin Community College Fine Arts Gallery

September 28 through October 22, 2015

An exhibition of abstract floral paintings by Bradley Kerl. "Kerl's compositions are consistently stranger, and his painterly textures more careful and attentive—adding up to a gentle insistence on sincerity in the face of kitsch."

Nick Barbee: Ask Forgiveness


September 12 through October 24, 2015

A solo exhibition by artist Nick Barbee. For this show, Barbee has created miniature versions of museum rooms as he remembers them from his childhood. Additionally, he has recreated works from those rooms. This exhibition serves as an investigation of memory and inherited history.

The Bridge Club: Cut

Art Palace

September 11 through October 24, 2015

An exhibition of photographs by The Bridge Club. Documenting performances from the past two years, the images reference a collective persona, while hinting at individual isolation. There will also be an opening-night performance.

Alissa Blumenthal: Small Abstractions

Art Palace

September 11 through October 24, 2015

An exhibition of paintings created by Alissa Blumenthal between 1950 and 1970. Studying under Kazimir Malevich, Blumenthal believed in the metaphysical significance of abstraction and tried to represent the world through basic geometric forms.

Connect Five

Mariago Collective

September 12 through October 24, 2015

An exhibition curated by Joseph TranVan. Through the combination of graffiti, photography, pop art and illustration, this show explores Houston's Urban Dictionary by emphasizing the mailability of contemporary culture. The exhibition includes works by Sebastien “Mr. D” Boileau, Catfish Perez, Skeez181, Wes Texas, and Joseph TranVan.

Demetrius Oliver: Anemometer

Inman Gallery

September 11 through October 24, 2015

An exhibition of works by New York-based artist Demetrius Oliver. Drawing from a variety of intellectual interests, Oliver's work records the active act of observation.

Face It.

Esperson Gallery

September 10 through October 24, 2015

An exhibition of works by Michael Savoie, Cecilia Beaven, Alex Roman/DONKEEBOY, and Jumper Maybach.

Dennis Hollingsworth: Immanence|

Front Gallery

September 26 through October 24, 2015

An exhibition of new works on paper by Dennis Hollingsworth. "Hollingsworth is persistently analytical about the trajectory of painting from modern to postmodern and beyond, and this constant questioning is ever-present in his process. No matter where or how he starts a painting—with or without a plan--the process takes him somewhere, and the final painting image emerges…immanently."

Nick Barbee: Good Riddance


September 16 through October 28, 2015

An exhibition of paintings by artist Nick Barbee. The works aim to reexamine history to produce a "continual reevaluation of historical meaning."

Expectations & Accessibility

BLUEorange Contemporary

September 12 through October 30, 2015

An exhibition of works by Brittany Ham, Tracey Keller & Melinda Laszczynski. The exhibition works to question the notions of "fine art."

Heavy Metal

Gallery Sonja Roesch

August 29 through October 31, 2015

An exhibition of sculptural works by John Clement and Mac Whitney. The two artists use steel in different ways: Clement refines the steel into organic shapes while Whitney creates abstract sculptures that recall DNA and molecules.

Bone Altar

Civic TV Collective

September 5 through October 31, 2015

An exhibition of works by Ernestina Forbis. Consisting of bones arranged in installation-alters around the gallery, the show pays homage to the animals that are a part of Forbis' life in the Texas Hill Country. In addition to the art opening, Civic TV Collective will mark their one-year anniversary by opening an onsite book/record shop and boutique.

Susan Plum: Soul Retrieval

Deborah Colton Gallery

September 12 through October 31, 2015

An exhibition of works by Susan Plum. Inspired by her love of nature, Plum's work cultivates a language between the mythic imaginal world and the real.

Fat Over Lean

Gspot Gallery

October 3 through 31, 2015

An exhibition curated by Techang. The works in the show explore the idea of texture and the allure to tactile elements. Artists include: Jade Abner, Esteban Delgado, Casey Arguelles Gregory, Marshall Harris, Erin Stafford and Gissette Padilla.

Some Assembly Required: Exquisite Corpse Sculpture

G Gallery

October 3 through 31, 2015

"A blind collaboration between Dylan Conner, Alex Larsen and Patrick Renner.  Based on the surrealist drawing game, this show takes the concept into three dimensions and invites the viewer to participate."

Nancy Josephson

Koelsch Haus

October 3 through 31, 2015

An exhibition of works by Nancy Josephson. The artist combines nontraditional materials into assemblages that are "based around the beauty and meaning of sacred objects."

Philip Worthington: Shadow Monsters

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

May 23 through November 1, 2015

A playful interactive installation by New York-based artist Philip Worthington enabling participants to create their own shadow plays in a digital shadow-puppet theater that uses vision-recognition software to augment the participants’ gestures with sound and animation. (Guess what the most popular hand gesture will be!)

Whispering Bayou

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston - CAMH

July 31 through November 1, 2015

An multi-media installation reflecting Houston through an ever-evolving, interactive assemblage of audiovisual impressions. The show is a collaboration of Houston filmmaker and community activist Carroll Parrott Blue, French composer and multimedia artist Jean-Baptiste Barrière, and New York composer and computer interactive artist George Lewis, along with a number of local contributors.

Window into Houston: Darryl Lauster and Vincent Valdez

Blaffer Museum's Window Into Houston

September 16 through November 4, 2015

Dallas-based artist Darryl Lauster and San Antonio-based artist Vincent Valdez present a pair of solo exhibitions that examine how history transforms into collective cultural memory. Combining sculpture, painting and sound, these two shows use singular moments of American history to create a larger sense of sentimentality around objects.

Phillip Pyle, II: Black Panther Party Power

Fresh Arts

September 25 through November 6, 2015

An exhibition that aims to reimagine the history of African-American people in the United States by representing historical figures of the Black Panther movement as superheroes and other fantastical figures.

Maja Ruznic & Luz Maria Sánchez: the Boogeyman is here

She Works Flexible

September 18 through November 7, 2015

The full title of this show is Ell Nauahl esta aqui/Babaroga je dosla/ (the Boogeyman is here). According to this show's press release, "The boogeyman; a culturally fluid figure uses its threatening specter to infect children with fear and thus subjugates their behavior accordingly and stands here as a metaphor for the palpable transgenerational trauma that is writ large across both the personal and political bodies of marginalized communities." And here we thought the boogeyman was just a simple, ancient externalization of the natural fear of death...

Barchael: Sign Language: Texting

BOX 13 ArtSpace

September 26 through November 7, 2015

An exhibition by Barchael, a creative duo comprised of Michael Bernhardt and Barry Whittaker. This project came from the duo's interest in language, miscommunication, and modern ways of promotion. Through their work, Bernhardt and Whittaker " play with these modes of communication through dissolution, deconstruction, and contradictory language in order to challenge the audience to examine their own encounters with language."

Sarah Welch: Only Humid

BOX 13 ArtSpace

September 26 through November 7, 2015

An exhibition featuring a new comic produced by Sarah Welch. This project, made possible with support from The Idea Fund, continues Welch's The Endless Monsoon series where she grapples with a love-hate relationship to the Gulf Coast climate.

Michael Stephen: Faded Lace

BOX 13 ArtSpace

September 26 through November 7, 2015

An exhibition of works by Austin-based artist Michael Stephen. Through incinerating VHS cassette tapes, the artist creates a raw material from which he casts artifacts.

Dennis Nance: Cast of Characters

BOX 13 ArtSpace

September 26 through November 7, 2015

An exhibition of costumes by Dennis Nance that celebrate the absurdity of the everyday. By taking common items and blowing them up to absurd proportions (and then staging photographs), Nance comments on his everyday environment.

Amy Blakemore: I’m Not Tellin’

Art League Houston

September 25 through November 7, 2015

An exhibition by 2015 Texas Artist of the Year, Amy Blakemore. Drawing on works from her twenty-five year career, the exhibition includes portraits, landscapes, and still lifes that examine the everyday situations of modern life.

Forrest Prince: The Greatest of All is Love

Art League Houston

September 25 through November 7, 2015

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."

Affecting Presence and the Pursuit of Delicious Experiences

The Menil Collection

July 17 through November 8, 2015

An exhibition bringing together a diverse selection of works from the Menil’s holdings–largely abstractions–to explore anthropologist Robert Plant Armstrong's theories of the power of objects to impress energies upon viewers. Includes works by Max Ernst, Constantin Brancusi, Frank Bowling, Sam Gilliam, Eduardo Chillida alongside a variety of abstract forms from earlier eras.

Till Now: Contemporary Art in Context

University of Houston School of Art

September 17 through November 12, 2015

A speaker series hosted by the University of Houston School of Art and Blaffer Art Museum. By bringing in scholars and experts on contemporary art, this series explores the idea of the contemporary as a "temporal and aesthetic framework to broaden a critical understanding about how we situate current artistic practice."

Anastasia Pelias: Reckless Daughter (in real time)

Octavia Art Gallery

October 9 through November 13, 2015

An exhibition of works by Anastasia Pelias. Many of the pieces were created in collaboration with the musician Nicholas Payton. "During this process, Pelias and Peyton watched and listened to each other so their collaboration became one of influencing and responding in real-time."

Katie Grinnan: Nocturnal Hologram


September 10 through November 14, 2015

An exhibition of works by Katie Grinnan that investigate the relationship between visual and cognitive experience. Featuring three large-scale sculptural installations, the works explore what happens within the dream realm.

Finding Our Way

Silver Street Studios

October 8 through November 14, 2015

A collaborative photo installation by artists Mary Margaret Hansen and Patsy Cravens. This exhibition is curated by Catherine Anspon for FotoFest and Houston Center for Photography as part of This Side of Paradise: New Photographic Work by Texas Artists

Tim Schneider: Atmospheres

DesignWorks Gallery

October 3 through November 15, 2015

An exhibition of new oil paintings by artist Tim Schneider. Schneider is interest in how light "sculpts natural forms, how it limns the tracery of tree branches, how it dazzles off the water, how it gives form and movement to clouds and trees."

Miguel Angel Ríos: Endless

Sicardi Gallery

September 15 through November 21, 2015

An exhibition of works by Argentinian artist Miguel Angel Ríos. His work uses the landscapes of the the Americas to challenge "notions of territory, consumption, immigration, and exchange."

Texas Design Now

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston - CAMH

August 22 through November 29, 2015

An exhibition of fashion, accessories, furniture and industrial design by artists working in Texas. The works in the show vary greatly in style and in their functionality within the home. This show is co-organized by Chris Goins and Garrett Hunter.

Boris Kaplun – Painting

Russian Cultural Center "Our Texas"

September 18 through December 1, 2015

An exhibition of paintings by artist and scenic designer Boris Kaplun. Says Kaplun of his work: “My interest is not focused on a particular subject but rather on a particular feeling that a subject can evoke. Everyday mundane subjects, which often have bigger meanings, catch my attention. Some haunting thoughts can become the subject of my painting, too. Then I try to find the adequate form to translate that feeling into visual language.”

Curtis Gannon: Urban Myth

Beeville Art Museum

September 19 through December 19, 2015

An exhibition of recent work by Houston-based artist Curtis Gannon. Using American action comics as inspiration for his work, Gannon has used a range of materials to create five site-specific installations within the space.

Time / Image

Blaffer Art Museum

September 26 through December 19, 2015

A group exhibition examining the perception of time. The show features "artworks and films that explore time as a political, historical, and cultural dimension that can be accessed and manipulated so that we might experience it differently."

Artifice of Nature

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

September 12 through December 27, 2015

An exhibition of works by Susan Beiner and Brian Fleetwood. Exploring how nature is tailored to human consumption, each artists recreates interactions between nature and humanity.

Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller: The Infinity Machine

Byzantine Fresco Chapel

January 31 through December 31, 2015

Artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller have created an audiovisual work inspired by “music of the spheres,” Pythagoras’s theory that celestial bodies move with their own harmonies. This year-long installation is the first in a series of site-specific works giving new life to the chapel space.

Apparitions: Frottages and Rubbings from 1860 to Now

Menil Collection

September 11, 2015 through January 3, 2016

An exhibition of 100 works on paper that explores the historical roots and prominence of frottage, the method of mark-making through rubbing. Predominantly associated with Max Ernst, who claimed to have discovered the technique, frottage has an expansive history. This exhibition is co-organized with the Hammer Museum and is curated by Allegra Pesenti, Curator at Large for the Menil Drawing Institute.

Jonathan Leach: Ghost Grid

Lawndale Art Center

March 13, 2015 through January 9, 2016

Houston artist Jonathan Leach has transformed Lawndale Art Center‘s large, north-facing wall with his brand of bright colors and geometric lines and angles.

Arts of Islamic Lands

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

January 31, 2015 through January 30, 2016

A special exhibition featuring hundreds of Islamic masterworks from the renowned al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait. In conjunction, the MFAH has also installed a number of related artworks from its own collection in two galleries.


Station Museum of Contemporary Art

October 10, 2015 through February 14, 2016

A group exhibition exploring strategies of capitalism and corporate culture. "Corpocracy is the absurd reality of our society in which corporations and their interests are allowed to have dominance over the economic and political systems. Through the subversive imagination, the artist works toward a transformation of social consciousness."

MicroCosmos / Details from the Carpenter Collection of Arctic Art

Menil Collection

August 29, 2015 through February 21, 2016

An exhibition objects collected by Adelaide de Menil and late anthropologist Edmund Carpente. This is the first exhibition of this body of work and includes works that vastly vary in scale. Many of the objects are made of walrus ivory and are carved to represent various scenes from daily life and mythology. MicroCosmos is curated by Sean Mooney, Curator of the Edmund Carpenter Collection.

Drawn From Nature

Asia Society Texas Center

September 19, 2015 through February 21, 2016

A group exhibition of works that are inspired by nature. The featured artists are Sopheap Pich, Mineko Grimmer, Palden Weinreb, and Seon Ghi Bahk.

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