West Texas


Sound Speed Marker: Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler

Ballroom Marfa

Last Chance - February 28 through October 26, 2014

Hubbard/Birchler are two Austin-based artists who collaborate in video, photography and sculpture. This exhibition consists of three films and associated photographs that explore film's relationship to place. This is also the world premiere of the Ballroom Marfa-commissioned Giant (2014), which documents the decaying set of the Reata mansion from the 1956  film.

Ulterior Motifs no. 13: The 15th Year Anniversary

The Louise Hopkins Underwood Center For The Arts- LHUCA

October 3 through November 29, 2014

A whirlwind extravaganza of paintings, drawings, and shit-kicking shenanigans. The newest reincarnation of UM  lines up a statwide roster of artists, with works ranging from the ridiculous to the sublime, all capturing the heart and soul of of Contemporary Texas Life. Participating artists include:  The Art Guys, Franklin Ackerley, Bale Creek Allen, Kelly Allison, Michael Ray Charles,James Drake, Ana Fernandez, Bill Fitzgibbons, B.C. Gilbert, Wayne Gilbert, Felice House, Luis Jimenez, Daniel Johnston, Sharon Kopriva, Leigh Merrill, Rahul Mitra, Mark Ponder, Peter Saul, Hills Snyder, Gary Sweeney, Jesse “Guitar” Taylor, Bryan Wheeler, and Jeff F. Wheeler

Paul Clarence Oglesby: Botanical Fossils

International Women's Foundation

October 5 through December 13, 2014

We’re not sure how, but this show is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Degrees of Separation, which is part of a two year Louisiane-Bretagne exchange of literary and visual artists from Louisiana and France. Oglesby is based in Austin and the show is in Marfa, but we’ll just go with it. Oglesby has created a modular sculpture system (mobile and interchangeable) created from hand-cast concrete pieces inspired by plants from arid regions of the world. The minimal and geometric shapes are meant to resemble “botanical fossils from an industrial era.”

Alejandro Almanza Pereda: Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder, INDEX: Archiving the Edges of Violence and Machine Project Presents!

Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for Visual Arts

October 9 through December 19, 2014

Alejandro Almanza Pereda uses sculptural and architectural techniques to create objects and installations that force the viewer to confront precarious situations. INDEX is the central concept for this group exhibition that features artists responding to violence in contemporary Juarez. Artists: Francis Alÿs, Gina Arizpe, Roberto Cardenas, Olga Guerra and Miguel A. Aragon. Under the direction of founder Mark Allen, Machine Project works with a loose collective of artists who investigate art, technology, natural history, science, music, and literature through performance, workshops, installations and participatory events.

Skull Show

Wrong Marfa

October 10, 2014 through January 10, 2015

A group show featuring work about SKULLS! Featuring the Amazing Hancock Brothers, Butch Anthony, Camp Bosworth, Beau Buck, Kris Chau, Chuck and George, Andy Don Emmons, Fancy Pony Land, Patrick Kelly, Innis Lawrence, Kim Cadmus Owens, Tom Sale, Margaret Sullivan, and Bruce Lee Webb.

Greg Colson: Material Consequences

Eugene Binder

October 10, 2014 through January 30, 2015

Wall reliefs and drawings by Los Angeles-based Greg Colson. His first exhibition in Marfa reflects Colson's direct way of combining unlikely materials and sociological observations in a specific juxtaposition.

Renoir to Remington: Impressionism to the American West

El Paso Museum of Art

September 21, 2014 through February 1, 2015

What impact did French Impressionism have on the direction of art of the American Southwest? Juxtapose French Impressionist and pre-Impressionist loaner works from the Tacoma Art Museum in Washington state with Western American examples from the El Paso collections and find out!

Paul Cézanne and Pablo Picasso: Birth of Cubism

El Paso Museum of Art

October 3, 2014 through February 1, 2015

This is the first of six installments in a two-year-long collaboration between the EPMA and the Guggenheim. Each “masterpiece-in-focus” installation of the meta-exhibition Modern Masters Series: Highlights from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is accompanied by related lectures, performances, and educational programs. Why get overwhelmed in a crowded New York museum when you can take two years to really get to know ten classic works?

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Top Five: Oct. 23, 2014

Top Five: Oct. 23, 2014

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