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Steve Davis: Armature

d. m. allison

Last Chance - October 22 through November 27, 2015

An exhibition of works constructed using found sand dollars. "The artist transforms his love of time-weathered stuff, and nature-weathered stuff from the beach, into art that is uniquely his own."

Texas Design Now

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston - CAMH

Last Chance - 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.

Annabel Livermore: Kitchen Works

Redbud Gallery

Last Chance - November 7 through 30, 2015

An exhibition of works that depict surrealistic flora. "The flat pastels are flush with earth tone and primary colors. The unseen winds undulate the flowers as they appear to disintegrate into drops of vegetative matter.  The art works are encased in handmade frames made of 24 K gold-leaf."

Boris Kaplun – Painting

Russian Cultural Center "Our Texas"

Last Chance - 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.”

Jane Miller: End of the Line

G Gallery

Last Chance - November 7 through December 2, 2015

An exhibition of textile works from artist Jane Miller. The artist on her work: "I have always been keen on the gesture and presence that a figural form has. These pieces were created with an awareness of the growing relationships between the forms, gesture of the object and surface texture."

E2: In Empathy We Trust

Aker Imaging Gallery

Last Chance - November 2 through December 2, 2015

An exhibition featuring the collaborative work of Elizabeth Kleinveld & Epaul Julien. The pieces reimagine historical pieces in an attempt to "shock the viewer into questioning their own idea of what the world really is."

Abidemi Olowonira: Between Time and Space

SAMARA Gallery

November 6 through December 4, 2015

An exhibition of work that "engages in a dialectic discourse, which finds grounding in transcultural dynamics; a notion that enables Olowonira to frolic in the nerves of globalism, as both migrant and human, while using his works as a platform to narrate stories within a larger story." Any exhibition with frolicking is a good exhibition.

Vanessa Estrada: Regard to Discard

Koelsch Gallery

November 12 through December 12, 2015

An exhibition of work by Vanessa Estrada. Through using a variety of materials, Estrada explores how the works "can send one in another dimension by use of imagination."

Ben Mata: Reductive

BLUEorange Contemporary

November 14 through December 18, 2015

An exhibition of works by San Antonio artist Ben Mata. "Mata works on aluminum panels using artist oils and power tools to manipulate the surface. The luminous metallic surface allows him to create a variety of textures and depths. Mata claims that this allows for a process of discovery; he is led by intuitive responses to the surface which guide him in the execution of the work."

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."

León Ferrari: To Write

Sicardi Gallery

October 13 through December 19, 2015

An exhibition of works created from 1962 to 2008. This show "explores the role of writing in Ferrari's diverse artistic production. Pairing abstractions with the artist's politically critical objects and collages, the exhibition makes a case for the strong interrelationships between these seemingly diverse projects."

Gwendolyn Plunkett: Romp & Circumstance

Hunter Gather

October 29 through December 19, 2015

An exhibition featuring works on paper, installation, and objects by Houston-based artist Gwendolyn Plunkett. Plunkett creates "abstract compositions that investigate notions of form, color, texture, and surface."

Peat Duggins: The Great White Whale

Art Palace

October 30 through December 19, 2015

"Duggins continues to refine themes from previous bodies of work, in this case as a body of related sculptures. Emphasizing the discrepant seductive and repellent aspects of the natural world, Duggins uses a very limited palette of cast resin, charred wood, and dyed industrial felt to draw viewers into works that are at once meditative and grotesque." Not the normal, pretty clean space of a normal gallery.

Mark Ponder: Divine Intervention


November 7 through December 20, 2015

An exhibition of works and installation by Houston artist Mark Ponder. "With many of the topics shadowed by dark associations, the works are twisted and tweeked to become a playful and colorful reimaginations of the subject matter."

Khaled Hafez: Codes of Hermes

Deborah Colton Gallery

November 14 through December 21, 2015

An exhibition featuring the work of Khaled Hafez. Here is a really long, wordy description: "In Codes of Hermes, Khaled Hafez proposes a series of mixed media paintings, installation and video works, coded with personal experience that continuously explore notions of identity, the intimate, migration and the struggle of wealth and power, all visually coded in pictographs, ideograms and—at times—déjà vu banal symbols from the consumer goods culture."

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.

Caio Fonseca - Selections from the Studio

Octavia Art Gallery

November 20 through December 30, 2015

Work by artist Caio Fonseca. "Similar to musical arrangements, Fonseca’s technique for creating a painting is a process of both structured planning and moment-to-moment improvising. The paintings and works on paper included in Selections from the Studio collectively represent four different ways of solving the painting with each grouping of work utilizing a distinct vocabulary of form, of scale, and of palette."

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.

Heavy Metal

Gallery Sonja Roesch

August 29 through December 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.

Jessica Halonen: The Blue Hour

David Shelton Gallery

November 24 through December 31, 2015

An exhibition exploring the 18th century discovery of Prussian Blue, discovered by the artist during her residency in Berlin. "The title of Halonen’s exhibition, The Blue Hour, refers to an elusive period between day and night when a fleeting vibrant blue illuminates the sky."

Tommy Fitzpatrick: Cat's Cradle

Inman Gallery

October 30, 2015 through January 2, 2016

An exhibition of paintings by Tommy Fitzpatrick. "Working from photographs of loose-limbed wooden lattices, he translates volume, perspective and light into hard-edged pattern, quixotically pursuing an almost geometric articulation of space with an insistence on flat painted surface."


Inman Gallery

October 30, 2015 through January 2, 2016

An exhibition of works on paper by Carl Suddath, Gilad Efrat and Jim Verburg.

Los Desaparecidos

Mariago Collective

November 13, 2015 through January 2, 2016

An exhibition exploring the violence and conflict present in Mexico. The show is curated by Lynet McDonald and includes works by Lynet McDonald, Aldo Humberto Roldan, and a collection of works by Jose Guadalupe Posada, Leonora Carrington, Elizabeth Catlett, Luis Jimenez, Jose Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueiros courtesy of Gus and Sharon Kopriva.

Stacy Kuropata: Petrified Skies

Galeria Regina

November 21, 2015 through January 2, 2016

An exhibition of work by Stacy Kuropata. In this show, "Stacy Kuropata capture and preserve a glimpse of our universe and show its connection to our earthly home. In this exhibit the relationship between earth and sky is expressed in both ceramics and multimedia works."

Greg Fadell: Agalma

Barbara Davis Gallery

November 20, 2015 through January 2, 2016

An exhiibition of work by Detroit-based artist Greg Fadell. The artist's primary medium for this work is cloth-like tape that draws on a "historical lineage with canvas as artist material as well as its cultural and literal plasticity as a "fix-all" material."

Jane Ewen: Beyond the Surface

Galeria Regina

November 7, 2015 through January 2, 2016

Work by Jane Ewen. In this show, "Jane Ewen adds translucent and reflective qualities to her media in overlapping layers that interact with the observer in three dimensions."

Holiday Group Show

UNIX Gallery

November 20, 2015 through January 2, 2016

A show of works by gallery artists, including Peter Anton, Justin Bower, Ingrid Dee Magidson, Eugenio Merino, John Messinger, Marcello Lo Giudice, Pino Manos, Desire Obtain Cherish, Alfredo Scaroina, and KwangHo Shin

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.


7831 Fondren Rd.

October 28, 2015 through January 3, 2016

Through a site specific installation, this project transforms the mid-century house at 7831 Fondren Rd. "into an active excavation site." The exhibition is presented by Seeds of Sharpstown and has installations by Alexander Squier. The show features works by Edwin Terrell and Alice Bateman.

Danville Chadbourne: Recent Works

Nave Museum

November 20, 2015 through January 3, 2016

Works by San Antonio-based sculptor Danville Chadbourne. "Known for his craftsmanship and use of primal materials such as wood and clay, Chadbourne's work is often likened to a body of cultural artifacts. The visual and ritual impact of these beautiful objects is made more complex by their provocative, poetic and often paradoxical titles."

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.

Where About

BOX 13 ArtSpace

November 21, 2015 through January 9, 2016

An exhibition of work by Isabel Cuenca and Matt Manalo. This exhibition explores the duo's "subjectivity, relationship with nature, religious practices, and ethnicity within a new environment."

David Waddell: Terrestrial: Unknown

BOX 13 ArtSpace

November 21, 2015 through January 9, 2016

"In fourth grade, David Waddell wrote a short story for an assignment. He convinced his classmates that his brother was an extraterrestrial. Waddell can neither prove nor disprove this theory. However, He is still captivated by the idea of the unknown, particularly here on earth." Sound like someone is trying really hard to convince us they aren't an alien.

Aimée Beaubien: Hothouse

BOX 13 ArtSpace

November 21, 2015 through January 9, 2016

"Leaning, shooting, bedded, staked, staying. Drooping, reclining, pitched, and placed. Sloping, jutting, braced. Holding, heaped. Planted and spread." These are just some ways to describe Beaubien's site-specific installation for Box 13's window box.

Emily Fleisher: Bread, Bath and Beyond

Lawndale Art Center

November 20, 2015 through January 9, 2016

"Emily Fleisher's work highlights potential moments of spirituality and meditation within the home - specifically focusing on the bathroom and kitchen.  Imagery is appropriated from grandiose medieval cathedrals and merged with the most mundane aspects of contemporary suburban life."

Candace Hicks: Read Me

Lawndale Art Center

November 20, 2015 through January 9, 2016

An exhibition that asks the viewer to solve clues and find the solution to the puzzle within the show. The works consist of optical illusions and text that forms a story to immerse the viewer.

Jason Urban: A Library for Soft Rains

Lawndale Art Center

November 20, 2015 through January 9, 2016

An exhibition of work inspired by a chapter from Raymond Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles. "The various pieces in the exhibit process the Bradbury story through a range of technologies from high to low tech. CNC routers, rapid prototyping, as well as simple relief printing are employed to create images and objects that are both complex and rudimentary in their origins."

The Center for Imaginative Cartography & Research: NIGHT WALK

Lawndale Art Center

November 20, 2015 through January 9, 2016

NIGHT WALK is "immersive installation charting the open-ended experience of nocturnal exploration into overlooked urban spaces. Large hanging textiles, domestic and theatrical in nature, provide a backdrop for a shadowy narrative unfolding on the gallery floor. Interspersed within the space are a series of sculptural objects-competing entities, both toxic and healing-alongside scattered bits of research ephemera, at once informative and diversionary, found and fabricated." Basically, urban exploration within a gallery space.

Somewhere in the Balance

Houston Center for Photography

November 20, 2015 through January 10, 2016

An exhibition of works by Jisun Choi, Sarah Hobbs, John William Keedy and Jennifer Thoreson. These artists photograph constructed environments that attempt to reflect certain states of mind.


Art League Houston

November 20, 2015 through January 11, 2016

"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.

Lauren van Haaften-Schick: Non-Participation

Art League Houston

November 20, 2015 through January 11, 2016

"Non-Participation is a collection of letters written by artists to decline invitations to participate in cultural events for various political or ethical reasons. These letters have been collected through an ongoing open call for submissions, complemented by historical research. Issues raised in these artists' letters include the non-payment of artists' fees, the denial of copyright ownership, censorship, and controversy over funding sources, among many others." Artists stand up!

SITE Houston

The Silos on Sawyer

November 6, 2015 through January 23, 2016

An exhibition of site-specific installation art. Juried by Bill Arning and Jillian Conrad, the show will feature installations from 30 Houston artists. Artists include Aaron Courtland, Bennie Flores Ansell, Brenda Cruz-Wolf & Daniela Antelo, Charis Ammon, Claire Cusack, Clay Zapalac, Cyndy Allard, David Waddell, Eric Thayer, Gary Watson & Syd Moen, Grace Zuniga, Hedwige Jacobs, Isaac Reyes, Janice Freeman, Jessica Sharpe, Jin Young Oh, Kaneem Smith, Lina Dib, Lorena Morales, Meredith Cawley, Michael Crowder, Nadia Pacheco & Andrea Petor, Shane Allbritton & Peter Bernick-Allbritton, Thedra Cullar-Ledford, Trey Duvall, and Will Fowler. The exhibition is on view every Saturday evening through January from 5-9pm.

Mark Rothko: A Retrospective

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

September 20, 2015 through January 24, 2016

An exhibition of more than 50 paintings that trace the career of Mark Rothko. The MFAH is the only U.S. venue for this exhibition, which has been organized by MFAH and the National Gallery of Art. A large number of works in the exhibition were owned by Rothko until his death.

Kelly O'Connor: In Real Life

Blaffer Museum's Window Into Houston

November 18, 2015 through January 27, 2016

"In Real Life is composed of two elements, a printed banner—an enlarged collage depicting a scene constructed of images appropriated from publicity materials for old movies, 1960s fashion magazines, a postcard from Yellowstone National park, and Disneyland advertisements—and an installation addressing drug culture, from its tools of consumption such as burned spoons to its mind-altering effects."

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.

Pleasure and Piety: The Art of Joachim Wtewael

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

November 1, 2015 through January 31, 2016

This is the first monographic exhibition dedicated to Joachim Wtewael, a late-Renaissance artist working in Utrecht. The exhibition is coming from presentations both at the National Gallery of Art and from the Centraal Museum Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Color Show

Spring street studios

November 14, 2015 through January 31, 2016

An exhibition exploring the variety of ways artists use color. The show is curated by Heidi Vaughan & organized by Cheri Randolph


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."

Island Time: Galveston Artist Residency - The First Four Years

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston - CAMH

November 21, 2015 through February 14, 2016

An exhibition featuring work by twenty-two artists who have exhibited at the Galveston Artist Residency. The show is curated by Eric Schnell and includes work by Nick Barbee, Josh Bernstein, Jesse Bransford, Bill Davenport and Alex Irvine, Jonah Groeneboer, Eric Heist, John Hodany, Colin Hunt, Autumn Knight, Nsenga Knight, Joe Joe Orangias, Grace Ndiritu, Zachary Podgorny, Bill Powhida and Jade Townsend, George Rush, Vicki Sambunaris, Davide Savorani, Dan Schmahl, Kelly Sears, and Hilary Wilder.

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.

Field of Light

Discovery Green

November 24, 2015 through February 21, 2016

Field of Light is back! The installation by British artist Bruce Munro was such a hit last year that is is returning to Discovery Green this winter. "Field of Light comprises 4,550 radiant, frosted glass spheres atop slender stems connected by illuminated fiber optic. The spheres and stems wait quietly until dusk and then bloom with gentle rhythms of colored light as darkness falls over the park."

Los Trompos

Discovery Green

November 14, 2015 through March 22, 2016

A temporary interactive art installation by Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena.

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