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Compulsive Web Time Compression

Wedge Space

Last Chance - May 30 through June 30, 2017

A show of works by Chris Bexar. "Bexar photographs computer components in the bright Houston sun, against the bright Houston sky. He then manipulates his photographs to look like imaginary urban skylines and prints the images on canvas." For this show, Bexar mixes in photographs of actual buildings with his circuit-board-built skyscrapers.

Tod Bailey

Gspot Gallery

Last Chance - June 2 through 30, 2017

A show of works by Houston-based artist Tod Bailey. The artist is focused on generating images that can be interpreted by viewers in myriad ways.

Marc Swanson: Inclinations

Inman Gallery

Last Chance - April 21 through July 1, 2017

An exhibition of works on paper and plaster sculptures by Marc Swanson. The pieces in the show blend images of the natural world and urban environments to explore themes of gender identities, theatricality and self-presentation.

Otis Jones

Gray Contemporary

Last Chance - May 20 through July 1, 2017

A show of works by Otis Jones. From the gallery: "Working with acrylic on canvas stretched around irregular shaped laminated plywood, Jones invest’s in the physical history of the process by blatantly ignoring to hide the inherent truth within the work."

Helen Altman: Hair of the Dog

Moody Gallery

Last Chance - May 20 through July 1, 2017

An exhibition of sculptures, drawings, mixed media works and photography by Fort Worth-based artist Helen Altman. The works in the show draw from her interest in the natural world and explore how humans relate to nature.

Donna Moylan: Deep Play

Barbara Davis Gallery

Last Chance - June 2 through July 1, 2017

A show of works by Houston artist Donna Moylan. Moylan's paintings address the theme of landscape and gardens with characteristic humor and expertise.

Anthony Suber: Ritual Redux

Cindy Lisica Gallery

Last Chance - June 2 through July 1, 2017

A show of works by Houston-based artist Anthony Suber. The pieces in the exhibition draw on the "extensive visual vocabulary of African diaspora and contemporary American experience."

Jan Rattia: 2017 Carol Crow Memorial Fellowship Recipient

Houston Center for Photography

Last Chance - May 12 through July 2, 2017

A show of works by Houston-based photographer Jan Rattia. The artist on his recent body of work: "On and off since 2011, I've been traveling around the US to photograph members of a singular and largely misunderstood fraternity: male strippers. In my images, I try to go beyond what most people would expect and/or know of men in the profession."

Collaborations XIV: The Nature of Technology

Houston Center for Photography

Last Chance - May 12 through July 2, 2017

HCP’s Collaborations is an Access and Community Education program that celebrates photography and encourages cooperation and teamwork between Houston-area high school students as they create an exhibition from beginning to end. This year's program includes 18 students from 12 Houston-area high schools.

Political Science

Blank Check Gallery

Last Chance - June 3 through July 3, 2017

From the gallery: "V. Arkhipov is thin and stubborn and unpublished. He has always been confused by man’s tendency to dress his leaders up like gods. Halos frighten him as do talk of rugged individualism, spectator sports, and atomic bombs saving lives."

Ink&Image 2017

Archway Gallery

Last Chance - June 3 through July 5, 2017

An exhibition featuring prints by seven Archway Gallery artists: Joel Anderson, Christie Coker, Kevin Cromwell, Mary Lee Gray, Harold Joiner, donna e perkins, and Shirl Riccetti.

Praying to the Giant Orange Head

BOX 13 ArtSpace

May 20 through July 8, 2017

A show featuring works by members of the New Orleans-based TEN Gallery and Collective. Artists include Peter Barnitz, Dawn Black, Ida Floreak, Cheryl Hayes, David Rex Joyner, Sarah Marshall, Jonathan "feral opossum" Mayers, Jeffrey Rinehart, Kathy Rodriguez, Bryce Speed, and Heather Weathers.

Angel Lartigue: La ciencia avanza pero yo no

BOX 13 ArtSpace

May 20 through July 8, 2017

An exhibition of works by Houston-based artist Angel Lartigue that examine the role of performance, human bodily material, and multi-media installation. The show includes performative works, documents, and photographs.

Tere Garcia & Victoria Paige Gonzalez: The Knots In My Stomach

BOX 13 ArtSpace

May 20 through July 8, 2017

A window installation by Tere Garcia and Victoria Paige Gonzalez. "In conversation are metaphorical characters, the Desatadorx de Nudos, "Commoditxs," and a Seamstress. They play an essential part of illustrating a resistance through the language and performance of our individual and collective identities."

Guest Star

Devin Borden Gallery

June 8 through July 8, 2017

An exhibition featuring works by artists who have had temporary stays at Laura Lark's studio compound.

ReCollecting Dogon

Menil Collection

February 3 through July 9, 2017

An exhibition exploring the life and objects created by the Dogon peoples. From the Menil Collection: " the sculptures, masks, necklaces, and other works by “unknown” artists not only suggest the significance of art to daily life among Dogon peoples, they evoke formidable legacies of colonialism and the limitations of representing Dogon peoples through objects collected by and for foreigners."

ROUX: SALT

Galveston Arts Center

June 3 through July 9, 2017

An exhibition of works by the Houston-based artist collective ROUX (Rabéa Ballin, Ann Johnson, Delita Martin, and Lovie Olivia). The works of the collective "navigate between styles of the past and the proposed future and address experiences unique to Women of Color residing in the American South."

The Annenberg Space for Photography's REFUGEE

FotoFest

May 11 through July 15, 2017

An exhibition exploring the lives of refugees from a host of diverse populations, dispersed and displaced throughout the world. The show features works by Lynsey Addario, Omar Victor Diop, Graciela Iturbide, Martin Schoeller, Tom Stoddart, Nilufer Demir, Ciril Jazbec, Lynn Johnson, Yuri Kozyrev, Valery Melnikov, Ed Ou, Sergey Ponomarev, Brian Sokol, Maria Tuchenkova, and David Zimmerman.

Gone to Texas

Texas Gallery

June 8 through July 15, 2017

A show featuring works by Thomas Joshua Cooper, Rackstraw Downes, Lee Friedlander, Sarah McEneaney, Rod Penner, Frank Reaugh, Peter Saul, John Tweddle, and William Wegman.

Mike Beradino: Break

Art Palace

June 8 through July 15, 2017

A show of works by Mike Beradino. The exhibition includes digital and augmented reality works that respond to ideas of "digital mediation, simulation, and Jean Baudrillard’s  notion that 'we live in a desert of the real.'”

into the midst of things

Diverseworks

May 13 through July 22, 2017

An exhibition featuring works by Regina Agu, ruby onyinyechi amanze, and Wura-Natasha Ogunji. From DiverseWorks: "into the midst of things brings together three artists who are truly invested in mark making in all of its forms to offer complex counterpoints to dominant cultural and historical narratives. The exhibition title refers to in media res, a literary term that describes a narrative that begins somewhere in the middle of the action."

Shane Allbritton & Peter Bernick-Allbritton: ​Suspended Memory

Art League Houston

June 9 through July 22, 2017

A show of works by Houston artists Shane Allbritton and Peter Bernick-Allbritton. "The exhibition includes a series of installations which explore the ephemeral nature of memory, and continue the artists' fascination with the dynamic process of how memories are stored and retrieved in the brain as encoded fragments."

Edward Kelley: Speak of the Devil

Art League Houston

June 9 through July 22, 2017

A show of works by Iowa-based artist Edward Kelley. "The exhibition features an interactive installation of over 250 surveillance cameras installed throughout the gallery, playfully addressing the invasive qualities of CCTV surveillance, as well as its acceptance in our everyday lives." Some of the cameras are motion activated, and follow visitors around the space, and some capture photographs that are printed out in the gallery space.

Benjamin Terry: Thingness

Art League Houston

June 9 through July 22, 2017

A show of works by Dallas-based artist and curator Benjamin Terry. "The exhibition features a dynamic installation of wall and floor-based paintings and sculptural works that embrace a highly developed sense of form, color, line, and texture, combined with a child-like aesthetic, reflecting the artist’s fascination with the boundaries and transitions between memory, imagination, and reality."

(Land)Scapes

Rudolph Blume Fine Art | ArtScan Gallery

June 24 through July 22, 2017

A show featuring works by Jim Malone, Hank Schyma, John Speck Jr., and Lillian Warren. The exhibition "explores the introduction of dynamic elements" into the traditionally static concept of landscape art.

THE CALL OF COUNTRY: New Paintings by Australian Aboriginal Artists of Ampilatwatja

Booker-Lowe Gallery

May 13 through July 29, 2017

An exhibition featuring works by Australian Aboriginal artists Michelle Pula Holmes, Priscilla Pitjarra Foster, Joycie Pitjarra Morton, Jessie Ngwarraye Ross, Margaret Kemarre Ross, Kindy Kemarre Ross, Julieanne Ngwarraye Morton, Rosie Ngwarraye Ross, Elizabeth Ngwarraye Bonney, and Denise Ngwarraye Bonney. This show is in celebration of the gallery's 15th anniversary.

Small Expressions 2017

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

May 26 through July 29, 2017

A juried exhibition of small-scale fiber works. The show is juried by Mary Ruth Smith, a fiber artist and professor at Baylor University, and features works by:Jennifer Angelo Kate Barber Linda Barlow Julie Marks Blackstone Beth Blankenship Nicole Bunting Al Canner Andrea Cook Sandra DeLozier Emily Dvorin Molly Koehn Jean Koon Jane Marie Rebecca McEntee Elizabeth Michel Erin Miller Joh Ricci Michael Rohde Kathie Roig Ellen Schiffman Amy Sloboda Ruth Tabancay Lillian Whipple Peggy Wiedemann

Modern Twist: Contemporary Japanese Bamboo Art

Asia Society Texas Center

January 27 through July 30, 2017

An exhibition celebrating artists who have helped redefine the traditional craft of Japanese bamboo art. Artists include Katsushiro Sōhō, Fujinuma Noboru, Matsumoto Hafū, Honma Hideaki, Ueno Masao, Uematsu Chikuyū, Nagakura Ken’ichi, Tanabe Chikuunsai III, Tanabe Yōta, Tanabe Shōchiku III, Tanioka Shigeo, Tanioka Aiko, Mimura Chikuhō, Nakatomi Hajime, Sugiura Noriyoshi, and Yonezawa Jirō. Image credit: Uematsu Chikuyu, "Moon Rise on Autumn Fields," 2007, bamboo (nemagaridake), rattan, lacquer, Japanese washi paper, hemp, photo © Susan Einstein.

Decorative Arts in the Age of Victoria

Rienzi, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

March 11 through July 30, 2017

An exhibition of decorative artworks created during the reign of Queen Victoria (1837–1901). The show features porcelain, glass, miniatures, wallpaper, and furniture works that "illustrate the dual drives of the British to historicize and modernize their world."

Colette Miller: Global Angel Wings Project

1600 Smith St.

May 1 through July 30, 2017

Arts Brookfield presents Colette Miller's iconic Global Angel Wings Project. "Miller began the Global Angel Wings Project in Los Angeles in 2012 to remind us that we are all angels of this earth. Since then the wings have become a symbol of peace, and installed across the globe in countries including the United States, Africa, Australia, Cuba and Mexico."

Coyote

Jonathan Hopson Gallery

June 18 through July 30, 2017

A show featuring works by Debra Barrera, Julie DeVries, Lauren Moya-Ford, Erin Joyce, Bradley Kerl, Jessica Ninci.

Archway Goes French

Alliance Française de Houston

April 7 through August 6, 2017

A show featuring 16 artists from Archway Gallery: Barbara Able, Margaret Bock, Christie Coker, Veronica Dyer, Diane Fraser, Jane Ewen, Larry Garmezy, donna e perkins, Isabelle Perreau, Silvia PintoSouza, Shirl Riccetti, T. Smith, Becky Soria, Liz Conces Spencer, Cookie Wells, and Andrea Wilkinson.

Paul Ramírez Jonas: Atlas, Plural, Monumental

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston - CAMH

April 28 through August 6, 2017

An exhibition featuring sculptures, photography, videos, drawings, and participatory works by Paul Ramírez Jonas. From CAMH: "Ramírez Jonas's work galvanizes connections between the personal, the collective, and the public, making them concrete and observable. Manifested in visually, materially, and conceptually compelling forms, Ramírez Jonas's work invigorates our cultural commons by inviting the public to reflect on and engage with public art in inventive and surprising ways."

Between Land and Sea: Artists of the Coenties Slip

Menil Collection

April 14 through August 6, 2017

An exhibition featuring early works by Chryssa, Robert Indiana, Ellsworth Kelly, Agnes Martin, Lenore Tawney, and Jack Youngerman. During the late 1950s and 1960s, the six artists all lived and worked in the old seaport at the lower tip of Manhattan called the Coenties Slip.

2017 UHCL Graduate Student Exhibition

University of Houston, Clear Lake Art Gallery

June 2 through August 10, 2017

An exhibition featuring works by M.A. candidates enrolled in sculpture and ceramics studio courses. The show is curated by Clay Leonard, assistant professor of art, and features work by Natasha Gallagher, David Gonzalez, Holly Gottula, David Moya, Wyatt Schultz, Margaret Solomon-Bird, and Colleen Steblein.

Jonathan Leach: Planes Drifter

Gallery Sonja Roesch

June 10 through August 19, 2017

A show of new works by Houston artist Jonathan Leach. The pieces in the exhibition draw on man-made structures and organic systems and are "inspired by the visual language used to guide us through our environment."

Dahlia Elsayed: Flag Days

Apama Mackey Gallery

June 24 through August 19, 2017

A show of works by artist Dahlia Elsayed. Elsayed creates "text and image based work that synthesizes an internal and external experience of place, connecting the ephemeral to the concrete."

Gisela Colon: ATMOSPHERES

McClain Gallery

April 20 through August 26, 2017

A show of works by Los Angeles-based artist Gisela Colon. Inspired by Minimalism, Op-Art, and the Light and Space movement, Colon creates freestanding sculptures and biomorphic pod works that appear to generate light.

David Scanavino: Repeater

Moody Center for the Arts

June 3 through August 26, 2017

A new site-specific sculpture by Brooklyn-based artist David Scanavino. From the Moody Center: "Repeater is an immersive sculpture made of commonly available industrial tiles that create pathways that invite people to move in and around the geometric artwork. The design playfully skews the shape of the floor and sends the work up the walls of the Central Gallery to a height of 24 feet."

Mara Held: Errant Traveller

McClain Gallery

June 24 through August 26, 2017

A show of works by Mara Held. The paintings in the exhibition are created using egg tempera and are inspired by travel, insects, fungi, and various other natural elements.

James Ciosek: Moth To The Flame

Zoya Tommy Contemporary

June 9 through August 26, 2017

A show of works by Houston-based sculptor and metal worker James Ciosek. The exhibition will feature works that use new techniques for the artist, such as wood burning and ink applied using compressed air. The pieces in the show aim to "explore the nature of reality and perception."

Annie Evelyn: Multiple Impressions

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

June 16 through September 2, 2017

A show of recent works by furniture maker Annie Evelyn. From the Craft Center: "Using alternative materials to upholster her chairs, she manipulates tessellations of cement and aluminum to create comfortable, squishy seat cushions. These seemingly hard and rigid materials are so surprisingly relaxing to sit on, the experience of interacting with the work is sure to change the viewer’s first impression."

Edward Eberle: Retrospective

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

June 16 through September 2, 2017

A retrospective of works by Pittsburgh-based ceramic artist Edward Eberle. The show, which includes more than 40 works created throughout Eberle's career, aims to show the evolution of the artist's technique creating porcelain sculptures and vessels.

Visions of America: Three Centuries of Prints from the National Gallery of Art

Dallas Museum of Art

May 28 through September 3, 2017

An exhibition surveying "how America and its people have been represented in prints made by American and non-American artists between 1710 and 2010." The show features works by Paul Revere, James McNeill Whistler, Mary Cassatt, Winslow Homer, George Bellows, John Marin, Jackson Pollock, Louise Nevelson, Romare Bearden, Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Chuck Close, Jenny Holzer, and Kara Walker, among others.

A Better Yesterday

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston - CAMH

May 19 through September 3, 2017

An exhibition featuring three artists whose works explore themes of childhood accomplishments, imaginary worlds, and traumas into a dialogue with their present lives. Artists include JooYoung Choi, Jack Early, and Lily van der Stokker.

Adela Andea: It’s Unreal!

Total Plaza

May 15 through September 8, 2017

An installation by Houston artist Adela Andea. Andea is known for her use of LED lights and electronic elements that explore the interaction between technology and the space we occupy.

PRINTS: Frankfort, Joyce, Moorhead

Inman Gallery

June 8 through September 9, 2017

A show featuring prints by Dana Frankfort, Emily Joyce and Katrina Moorhead. "Within each artist's practice, printmaking serves as a tool to further explore their primary medium and to allow for exploration into new realms of problem-solving."

Hillaree Hamblin: Short Term Memory

The TANK Space

May 20 through September 9, 2017

A show of works by Houston artist Hillaree Hamblin. The installation at Tank Space is composed of elements that explore the concept of memory and captured fragments of the past.

Sangram Majumdar

Asia Society Texas Center

April 22 through September 10, 2017

A show of works by Indian-born artist Sangram Majumdar. The pieces in the exhibition "refer to the cyclical nature of history and the catalytic connections between major cultural centers in Asia and the west."

Internal Dialog: External Communication

Spring street studios

June 12 through September 10, 2017

A show curated by Diane Griffin Gregory and featuring art by:Agnès Bourely Anne Jensen Audrey Omenson Beverly Fritsch Cheri Randolph Cory Canella Eduardo Portillo Eileen Figueroa Gabriela Ayarzagoitia Gary Watson Jane Eifler Jennifer McClish Jim Hannan Leonor Ratliff Liane Schaefer Lou Vest Marius Zgirdea Michael Golden Monica Melgar Page Piland Patricia Blackwell Robert Seale Ron Gordon Sarah McCord Soody Sharifi Syd Moen Tony Parana

The Propeller Group

Blaffer Art Museum

June 2 through September 30, 2017

An exhibition of works by The Propeller Group, "a Ho Chi Minh City and Los Angeles-based art collective led by founders Tuan Andrew Nguyen, Phu Nam Thuc Ha and Matt Lucero dedicated to elevating the Vietnamese voice on the international scene. Through installation, video and sculpture, The Propeller Group has developed an innovative model that merges collaborative, conceptual art practices — partially steeped in the politically inflected artwork of the 1990s — with the forms and methods of popular media today."

Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910–1950

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston - MFAH

June 25 through October 1, 2017

An exhibition chronicling "the development of modern art in Mexico and the social, political, and cultural forces that shaped it over the course of nearly half a century." The show features approximately 175 works by Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Rufino Tamayo, Manuel and Lola Álvarez Bravo, Miguel Covarrubias, Alfredo Ramos Martínez, Carlos Mérida, Roberto Montenegro, and Dr. Atl (Gerardo Murillo), among others.

Andres Serrano: Torture

Station Museum of Contemporary Art

June 3 through October 8, 2017

For the works in Torture, artist Andres Serrano, under the guidance of military personnel, photographed more than 40 models that underwent various forms of torture. From the Station: "The models suffered humiliation and actual physical distress as they were shackled, submerged and forced into stress positions for extended periods of time. Both mental and physical techniques were used on his subjects, as Serrano chose to enter into a lineage of perverse experimentation for punishment or coercive means."

Patrick Turk: The Demiurge

Mystic Lyon

June 17 through October 17, 2017

A new public art installation by Houston self-taught artist Patrick Turk. From Mystic Lyon: "The Demiurge is the builder of the Universe and all things material. It is the force through which Everything is conceived and created. It is atomic and molecular. It is liquid, gas, and solid. It is bacteria, amoeba, and fungi. It is plants, animals and all of us."

Diana Thater: The Starry Messenger

Moody Center for the Arts

February 24, 2017 through February 1, 2018

Diana Thater's nine-monitor video work The Starry Messenger nods to Houston's role in space exploration. The piece, which was filmed in the Griffith Observatory Planetarium in Los Angeles, documents the changing view of the Milky Way Galaxy.

The Fabiola Project

Byzantine Fresco Chapel

May 21, 2016 through May 13, 2018

An exhibition of paintings, wood carvings, ceramics, jewelry, needlepoints, and more depicting 4th-century Roman Saint Fabiola. The works in the show are copied from a 19th-century depiction of the Saint by French artist Jean-Jacques Henner and were collected by Belgian artist Francis Alÿs.

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