Small Expressions 2017



Thursday, May 25

Saturday, May 27

Thursday, June 1

Saturday, June 3


Carlos Garaicoa


Last Chance - March 7 through May 27, 2017

A show of works by Cuban artist Carlos Garaicoa. Garaicoa is inspired by architecture and archaeology and creates art that focuses on the thriving, changing organism of the city.

David Simpson: Interference Paintings

Gallery Sonja Roesch

Last Chance - March 25 through May 27, 2017

A show of paintings by American artist David Simpson. To create his works, Simpson mixed iridescent interference pigments with acrylic paints that allow his surfaces to shift in light and color.

Emilie Duval: Order from Chaos

Cindy Lisica Gallery

Last Chance - April 21 through May 27, 2017

A show of works by Houston artist Emilie Duval. The pieces in the exhibition have a strong sense of place in their references to Houston's bayous, and they also examine issues of society and economy.

Roberto Jackson Harrington: C wut stix

Bill's Junk

Last Chance - May 12 through 27, 2017

The Center for Experimental Practice presents C wut stix an exhibit featuring work by Austin based artist Roberto Jackson Harrington at Bill’s Junk.A result of exploring, failures, dead-ends and self-amusement, the exhibition features one-off pieces, jokes, prints and objects not usually associated with Harrington’s work.

United by Hand: Work and Service by Drew Cameron, Alicia Deitz and Ehren Tool

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

Last Chance - February 3 through May 28, 2017

An exhibition featuring works by Drew Cameron, Alicia Deitz and Ehren Tool. All three artists in the show use their craft as part of their personal healing. "United by Hand pays tribute to U.S. veterans and aims to create neutral ground, raising critical awareness about the history and current state of war culture in the United States."

Sandy Ewen: Photograms

Civic TV Laboratories

Last Chance - March 18 through May 28, 2017

A show of photograms by Houston artist Sandy Ewen. The works are created using slide projectors, multiple exposures, plants, feathers, lenses, water, & melted plastics.

Jules Buck Jones: Gardens and Graveyards

Galveston Arts Center

Last Chance - April 22 through May 28, 2017

A multimedia installation by Austin-based artist Jules Buck Jones. The show will feature the artist's paintings, drawings, and sculptures combined with backdrops and props from his Animal Facts Club performances.

Calder Kamin: Plastic Planet

Galveston Arts Center

Last Chance - April 22 through May 28, 2017

Calder Kamin sculpts animals using colored plastic bags. In addition to her sculptures, this exhibition will have an educational component, the Neocortex Classroom, that aims to educate viewers on the topics of pollution and extinction.

James Talambas: 2,524 Earthquakes This Past Year

Galveston Arts Center

Last Chance - April 22 through May 28, 2017

2,524 Earthquakes This Past Year is a sound installation that references the seismic activity caused by fracking in Oklahoma and North Texas between January 1 and September 12, 2016. Fort Worth-based artist James Talambas employs technology, improvisation, and space into the pieces he composes, creating site-specific, and musician-specific electro-acoustic works.

Ron Mueck

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston - MFAH

Last Chance - February 26 through May 29, 2017

A show of thirteen works by hyperrealistic sculptor Ron Mueck. Via the MFAH: "Assembled from public and private collections around the world, the exhibition focuses on Mueck’s treatment of the stages of life, and addresses our collective fascination with the nature of physical existence and the ambiguity of the unknown."

Ron Hartgrove: Untitled

Hartgrove Galleries

Last Chance - April 22 through May 30, 2017

An exhibition of works by Ron Hartgrove. Ibsen Espada and Richard Stout curated this exhibition by culling through images of works Hartgrove created during his 45-year career.

Cinema Judaica

Margolis Gallery at Congregation Beth Israel

April 12 through May 31, 2017

Cinema Judaica is an exhibition of iconic Hollywood film posters and memorabilia from 1939-1971. The show aims to "illustrate how the motion picture industry countered America's isolationism, advocated going to war against the Nazis, influenced post-war perceptions of the Jewish people and the founding of the State of Israel."

Alan Disparte: Hindsight Bias

Gspot Gallery

May 6 through 31, 2017

A show of works by Austin-based artist Alan Disparte. The works in the exhibition explore concepts of "memory, technology, body aesthetics, nature, culture, gender, and time distortion."

Earth and Light

1600 Smith St.

February 16 through June 1, 2017

An exhibition featuring works by Madeleine Dietz, Perla Krauze, Mario Reis, and Regine Schumann.

Caitlin G. McCollom: Fruits of Solitude

Capsule Gallery

April 21 through June 3, 2017

A show of works by Austin-based artist Caitlin G. McCollom. In her work, McCollom is inspired by "the unknowable span of consciousness and the beauty and wonder of encounters with the spiritual realm."

Georgina Spengler: Cisterns and Wells

SAMARA Gallery

April 21 through June 3, 2017

A show of works by Georgina Spengler, an artist based in Rome. From the gallery:"In this body of work, the artist explores verses from poetry by Giorgos Seferis. Spengler’s paintings investigate what is not physically visible through words, creating visual emotion and personal understanding of poetry."

Marc Swanson: Inclinations

Inman Gallery

April 21 through June 3, 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.

Robert Ruello: Fuzzy Models

Inman Gallery

April 21 through June 3, 2017

A show of paintings and works on paper by Robert Ruello. From Inman Gallery: "Ruello's vivid coloring and imagery evoke a laboratory or a screen, as his paintings present the effects that technology and media have on our habits of seeing."

Barry Stone: Daily, In A Nimble Sea

Art Palace

April 21 through June 3, 2017

A show of photographs by Barry Stone. The works in the exhibition juxtaposes ten images of a deserted shore with one of the artist's daughter: "The cyclical, infinite grandeur of the ocean is cunningly matched against the temporal narrative of past, present and future. DAILY, IN A NIMBLE SEA materializes the idea that fantasy and reality yield to each other in perpetuum."

Rain: Magdalena Fernández at the Houston Cistern

Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern

December 10, 2016 through June 4, 2017

A site-specific installation featuring artist Magdalena Fernández's video and audio work 2iPM009. "For the Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern, Fernández adapted 2iPM009 to project the video onto the columns so that its imagery is reflected in the shallow pool of water on the Cistern floor."

Round 46: Black Women Artists For Black Lives Matter

Project Row Houses

March 25 through June 4, 2017

"Black Women Artists for Black Lives Matter (BWAforBLM) is a collective of Black women, queer, and gender non-conforming artists formed in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement." For this exhibition, the collective "will utilize the seven art houses on PRH’s site as a platform for public dialogue. By engaging the Third Ward and greater Houston community, they hope to create a space to discuss issues that impact the lives and movement of Black people."

Desert Unit for Speculative Territories 2017

University of Houston School of Art

May 15 through June 5, 2017

"DUST is an experimental research program working at the intersection of spatial practice, critical theory and contemporary art. This program consists of public events, symposia, seminars, and a three-week intensive studio conducting fieldwork from the gulf coast city of Houston to the Trans-Pecos/Chihuahuan Desert borderlands of Texas, concluding with public events and exhibitions in Marfa, Texas." For a full schedule of programs, please go here.

Elise Wagner: Amalgamation

Gremillion & Co. Fine Art

May 13 through June 10, 2017

An exhibition of works by Elise Wagner. From the gallery: "To celebrate PrintHouston 2017, the work in Amalgamation embodies various non-traditional approaches to printmaking combined with encaustic painting. In Wagner’s studio, a synthesis between the foundations of printmaking and encaustic painting is continually unfolding."

Rubem Robierb: Juxtaposed

Octavia Art Gallery

May 12 through June 10, 2017

A show of works by Brazilian artist Rubem Robierb. The pieces of the show combine screen-printing, hand and spray painting, diamond dust, and new non-traditional mediums including neon signs.

Mystic Errata

Mystic Lyon

May 12 through June 10, 2017

In Mystic Lyon's window, nine artists will showcase monoprints and misprints. The opening of the show will also be the release event for Zine Fest Houston's 2017 compilation!

A living, breathing brand

Rudolph Blume Fine Art | ArtScan Gallery

May 13 through June 10, 2017

Group show curated by Tommy Gregory at Rudolph Blume Fine Art/ArtScan Gallery. "Through a 21st century branded world perspective, these artists work in the mode of traditional 'pop art,' carrying the torch of 1950s through 1970s pop art by providing a continual mirror to our own consumerist tendencies." Exhibition includes work by Pat Barry, Krista Birnbaum, Megan Harrison, Hillerbrand+Magsamen, Brendan O'Connell, Gissette Padilla, Brandon Ray, and Richard T Scott.

2017 Artist Studio Program

Lawndale Art Center

May 5 through June 11, 2017

An exhibition featuring works made by Lawndale's 2017 resident artists Melinda Laszczynski, Randi Long, and Sarah Welch. The show is curated by Dean Daderko.

Miguel Martinez: The Room Nobody Lives In

Lawndale Art Center

May 5 through June 11, 2017

Miguel Martinez's exhibition The Room Nobody Lives In "explores the visual language of abject otherness in the personal and shared experience. By exploiting the elasticity of painting, the installation aims to lure the viewer into the narrative flame through optic and formal play in order to reveal the deviant underbelly beneath the seductive surface."


McClain Gallery

April 20 through June 17, 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.


Deborah Colton Gallery

April 29 through June 24, 2017

A group exhibition featuring paintings, drawings and sculptures by Satish Gupta, Sharon Kopriva, Susan Plum and Amita Bhatt. The show explores concepts of spirituality in each of the four artists' works.

Otis Jones

Gray Contemporary

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

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.

Jan Rattia: 2017 Carol Crow Memorial Fellowship Recipient

Houston Center for Photography

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

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.

The Texas Aesthetic XI: The Search for “Texas” in Contemporary Arts and Culture

William Reaves Fine Art

May 13 through July 4, 2017

A group exhibition that asks the question “What makes Texas art, “Texas” art?" The show will also feature Saturday programs that explore Texas music, film, literature, and cuisine. For a full schedule, go here.

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."

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."

The Annenberg Space for Photography's REFUGEE


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.

into the midst of things


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."

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.

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."

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.

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.

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."

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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