Top Five: June 21, 2018 with Megan Solis

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UPCOMING EVENTS

ONGOING EXHIBITIONS

Thursday,  6.21.18

Opening

Randall Taylor: Infinity X Loop

Thursday,  6.21.18   |   7–10 pm
An exhibition of works by Randall Taylor. The works in Infinity X Loop explore the artist's interest in the convergence of visual art and music.
Austin  |  Dimension Gallery

Saturday,  6.23.18

Opening

J Muzacz: Stained Slabs

Saturday,  6.23.18   |   11 am – 3 pm
An exhibition of works by J Muzacz. The artist's pieces are inspired by the culture of the American south, urban art, and stained glass.
Austin  |  Dougherty Arts Center
Performance

Randall Taylor: Infinity X Loop

Saturday,  6.23.18   |   8–11 pm
An exhibition of works by Randall Taylor. The works in Infinity X Loop explore the artist's interest in the convergence of visual art and music.
Austin  |  Dimension Gallery

Thursday,  6.28.18

Saturday,  6.30.18

Opening

From the Page to the Street: Latin American Conceptualism in the Blanton’s Collection

Saturday,  6.30.18   |   10 am – 5 pm
"In the 1960s–70s, artists in Latin America participated in the profound reorientation of art traditions known loosely at the time as Conceptualism. From the Page to the Street illustrates the diverse forms these new practices took – including photographs and video, mail art, poems, Xerox copies, publications, and proposals – and the critical charge they carried during a tumultuous time. Paying special attention to the role of drawing in this radical transition, this exhibition proposes that Latin American artists shared a vision for the potential of art to build politicized constituencies, moving their work off the page and into the street."
Austin  |  Blanton Museum of Art
Opening

Xavier Schipani

Saturday,  6.30.18   |   6–8 pm
An exhibition of "murals, paintings on canvas, and a sculptural installation masquerading as a public bathroom" by Xavier Schipani.
Austin  |  Lora Reynolds Gallery
Opening

Fluid Worlds

Saturday,  6.30.18   |   7–9 pm
An exhibition featuring works by Lindsey Dunnagan, Greta Olivas, and Andrea Pramuk.
Georgetown  |  Georgetown Art Center

Sunday,  7.1.18

Artist talk

Fluid Worlds

Sunday,  7.1.18   |   2–4 pm
An exhibition featuring works by Lindsey Dunnagan, Greta Olivas, and Andrea Pramuk.
Georgetown  |  Georgetown Art Center

Saturday,  7.14.18

On View

Vincent Valdez: The City

Saturday,  7.14.18   |   11 am – 5 pm
A show of Vincent Valdez's two The City paintings. The works were recently acquired by the Blanton. For more information, go here.
Austin  |  Blanton Museum of Art

Tuesday,  8.14.18

Lecture

Visionary Voices Lecture Series

Tuesday,  8.14.18   |   6–7 pm
Visionary Voices is a new speaker series featuring celebrated public artists from across the country. "The series aims to encourage thoughtful consideration of the role of public art and its relationship to public spaces, examining the often blurred line between art and architecture. The lectures will also highlight the participating artists’ bodies of work and will offer a sneak peek of commissions they are executing for the City."

Tuesday,  10.9.18

Lecture

Visionary Voices Lecture Series

Tuesday,  10.9.18   |   6–7 pm
Visionary Voices is a new speaker series featuring celebrated public artists from across the country. "The series aims to encourage thoughtful consideration of the role of public art and its relationship to public spaces, examining the often blurred line between art and architecture. The lectures will also highlight the participating artists’ bodies of work and will offer a sneak peek of commissions they are executing for the City."

Macro Photography

May 18 through June 24, 2018
The 2018 Macro Photography show is a state wide juried art exhibit organized by Georgetown Art Works (Georgetown Art Center) is a non profit organization dedicated to promoting the arts in the city of Georgetown, Texas.
Georgetown |  Georgetown Art Center

Caroline Ryan: Recollecting Memories

April 13 through June 29, 2018
"Artist Caroline Ryan explores family dynamics using old candid family photographs as references for her paintings. The artist reveals the astounding differences between her parents and her family’s struggle to communicate with each other as a means of accepting and understanding the past and present."

The Art Of The Contact Sheet

April 27 through June 30, 2018
"The Art Of The Contact Sheet is s curated collection of large format contact sheet prints of David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Keith Richards, Stevie Ray Vaughan and more, taken by leading rock photographers both past and present." The show includes works by Don Hunstein, Brian Duffy, Tracy Anne Hart, Alan Messer, Allan Ballard, Matt Anker and more.

Sadie Benning: Girl Power

June 1 through 30, 2018
"Girl Power (1992) shows artist Sadie Benning’s aim to reach a wider audience with her video works. Informed by the “riot grrl” movement of the 1990s, an aggressive underground movement led by young women who espoused female empowerment through art, music, zines, and activism. Girl Power is a collage of sound and black-and-white imagery. The work refuses to visualize female passivity and politeness in favor of a range of views of radicality and rebellion in an amalgam of footage from TV, film, commercials, security cameras, and home movies as well as disturbing scenes of racial violence and homophobic speeches."

Brad Tucker: SUN ROOFING

June 3 through 30, 2018
A show of works by Austin-based artist Brad Tucker. For this show, Tucker "presents an installation of new paintings and objects alongside a printed photo essay of sources found within the retail/commercial landscape of central Texas, where the artist resides."

Clarissa Tossin: Meeting of Waters

January 13 through July 1, 2018
An exhibition featuring new works by Brazilian artist Clarissa Tossin. The sculptures in the show explore the confluence of the Rio Negro and Amazon Rivers, where the two rivers converge but remain separate.

Elsewhere

June 1 through July 1, 2018
An exhibition featuring works by three female artists.
AUSTIN |  Link & Pin

Jamal Cyrus & Julia Barbosa Landois: Regional Fictions

May 15 through July 7, 2018
"The exhibition Regional Fictions re-contextualizes this literary term to examine the lies, falsifications, and omissions present in the lore of a particular geographical region, particularly as it is taught to school age children. Text and installation-based works by Jamal Cyrus and Julia Barbosa Landois mine educational materials and methods of presentation to imagine what these items might look like from multiple “de-colonized” perspectives."
Austin |  Mass Gallery

Jieun Beth: Innocence in Silence

June 1 through July 7, 2018
An exhibition curated by Oliver Franklin and featuring works by Jieun Beth. "Pairing an image of a shirt with an individual’s obituary, Innocence in Silence portrays the traces of a body and the memory of a personhood. Once used as an expression of individuality and a representation of self, the images and descriptions now remain as a relic and history."
Austin |  Big Medium

Ingrid Tremblay: Salty Feel

June 1 through July 8, 2018
An exhibition featuring sculptures by artist Ingrid Tremblay. The artist's works play with themes of materiality, humans' relationship with nature, and the evocative power of objects.
Austin |  grayduck gallery

Brandon Snow: Present Past | Tense

June 9 through July 8, 2018
An exhibition featuring works by artist Brandon Snow. The imagery in the show is from various rallies, protests, and marches in both Austin and Dallas over the past two years.
AUSTIN |  ART on 5th

Lindsay Eyth: Self-Defense

June 16 through July 8, 2018
An exhibition of works by Austin artist Lindsay Eyth. "Self-Defense is a fluorescent pink love letter to defense mechanisms, and a glimmering celebration of who we become in the safe spaces we fight to build for ourselves."
Austin |  RECSPEC

J Muzacz: Stained Slabs

June 16 through July 14, 2018
An exhibition of works by J Muzacz. The artist's pieces are inspired by the culture of the American south, urban art, and stained glass.

...of Warp and Weft

June 9 through July 21, 2018
An exhibition featuring wooden sculptures by Austin artist Caprice Pierucci and photographs by Austin artist Charles Heppner.
Austin |  Davis Gallery

Margaux Crump: The Lure

June 16 through July 26, 2018
"For The Lure, Margaux Crump debuts a body of work that explores gender and the natural world through the lens of power relationships. Using the idea of hunting and courting both literally and metaphorically, her sculptures, drawings, and photographs trace the complex movements of power between entities."
Austin |  Women & Their Work

Ashley Thomas: House and Universe

March 31 through July 31, 2018
"In House and Universe, Ashley Thomas collects and expands on a personal archive to commemorate everyday objects with both personal and cultural nostalgia."
Austin |  Las Cruxes

Writing With Light: Explorations in Ethnographic and Documentary Photography

June 6 through August 1, 2018
"This exhibition, in two parts, features a survey of work from from ethnographic photographers: Liz Hingley (England), Martin Saxer (Germany), Christian Vium (Denmark), and Alejandro Flores (Guatemala). The second part of the exhibition features prototype photo-essays on gallery walls. The Writing with Light collective is comprised of Craig Campbell, Vivian Choi, Lee Douglas, Arjun Shankar, and Mark Westmoreland. We publish photo-essays with the journals, Visual Anthropology Review and Cultural Anthropology. Presented with the Intermedia Workshop."
Lockhart |  Spellerberg Projects

William T. Carson & Rebecca Rothfus Harrell: Source Material

June 16 through August 11, 2018
An exhibition featuring works by William T. Carson and Rebecca Rothfus Harrell. Both artists in the show "have a common interest in geology, natural materials, and the environment, yet their artistic techniques and approaches are distinct."
Austin |  CAMIBAart

Entangled

April 12 through August 12, 2018
Entangled is a site-specific installation by Sherry Owens and Art Shirer. The installation "involves giant spiral “vortexes” wound together from wire, natural, and manmade objects."

New Editions 2018

June 5 through August 25, 2018
New Editions 2018 features etchings, woodcuts, lithographs, monotypes and monoprints by eleven artists published over the last year. These artists include Richard Amendariz, Taiko Chandler, Michael Ray Charles, Suzi Davidoff, Annalise Gratovich, Tom Huck, Gareth Maguire, Winston Mascarenhas, Bob Schneider, Howard Sherman, Jill Wilkinson, Danny Williams, and Joan Winter.
Austin |  Flatbed Press

Rodney McMillian

February 1 through August 26, 2018
An exhibition featuring works by Rodney McMillian, the winner of The Contemporary Austin's inaugural Suzanne Deal Booth Art Prize. McMillian's works deal with themes of social and political history, the body, abstractions and architecture. Along with McMillian's other pieces, the show will feature a new video work by the artist, commissioned by The Contemporary Austin.

Young Latinx Artists 23: Beyond Walls, Between Gates, Under Bridges

June 15 through August 26, 2018
The 23rd annual Young Latinx Artists exhibition is guest curated by Rocha-Rochelli and includes works by Lisette Chavez (San Benito, TX), Evelyn Contreras (Santa Barbara, CA), Adrian Delgado (San Francisco, CA), Raul Gonzalez (Houston, TX), Alejandro Macias (Brownsville, TX), Juan Mora (Jalisco, MX), Andrew Ordonez (Fort Worth, TX), Natalia Rocafuerte (Campeche, MX), Abel Saucedo (El Paso, TX), Ana Treviño (Galveston, TX), and Jose Villanueva (San Luis Potosi, MX).
Austin |  Mexic-Arte Museum

Changarrito Project: Selections from the Collection 2016 – 2018

June 15 through August 26, 2018
"Changarrito is a pop-up art cart, conceptualized by artist Máximo González as an alternative to the traditional exhibition spaces in Mexico. Since 2012, Mexic-Arte Museum has hosted more than 60 local and international artists through its Changarrito Artist Residency Program. During their residencies, artists display their work on the Changarrito cart outside the Museum and other locations throughout Austin."This exhibition features works by artists who have recently participated in the museum's Changarrito Artist Residency Program.
Austin |  Mexic-Arte Museum

Ancestral Modern: Australian Aboriginal Art from the Kaplan & Levi Collection

June 3 through September 9, 2018
"Ancestral Modern: Australian Aboriginal Art from the Kaplan & Levi Collection features contemporary painting and sculpture by Australian Aboriginal artists. Curated by Pamela McClusky, Curator of African and Oceanic Art at the Seattle Art Museum, the exhibition celebrates the renaissance that has occurred since the 1970s within the millennia-old traditions of indigenous Australian art."

Lenka Clayton: The Distance I Can Be From My Son

June 2 through September 22, 2018
"In 2013, Lenka Clayton attempted to objectively measure the furthest distance she could be from her toddler son in three environments: a city park, the alley behind their Pittsburgh home, and in the aisles of a local supermarket. The trio of videos humorously underlines the challenging judgment calls that parents make about how much autonomy to give their children. In conjunction with the Clayton video installation in the Film & Video Gallery, a selection of Clayton’s Typewriter Drawings will be on view in an adjacent gallery."

Visionary Voices Lecture Series

January 30 through October 9, 2018
Visionary Voices is a new speaker series featuring celebrated public artists from across the country. "The series aims to encourage thoughtful consideration of the role of public art and its relationship to public spaces, examining the often blurred line between art and architecture. The lectures will also highlight the participating artists’ bodies of work and will offer a sneak peek of commissions they are executing for the City."

Carol Bove

November 18, 2017 through November 24, 2018
A show of works by New York-based artist Carol Bove. "Bove's new and recent large-scale sculptures reinterpret the classical sculpture garden in the meadow of Laguna Gloria. A multitude of abstract forms of varying shapes, colors, and scales plays with ideas of language, landscape, and display."

14th Annual People’s Gallery Exhibition

February 23, 2018 through January 1, 2019
An exhibition featuring paintings, sculptures, and other works by 102 Austin-area artists. This year's show was juried by arts educator and artist Teruko Nimura; artist and Preparator (Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin) John Sager; and artist and Professor of Art, St. Edward's University Tammie Rubin.
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