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ONGOING EXHIBITIONS

Thursday,  8.17.17

Opening

Lost & Found

Thursday,  8.17.17   |   5:30–7:30 pm
An exhibition by Waco-based art educators John Storm and Cash Teague. "Inspired by many sources including outsider art, children’s art, street art and the Japanese aesthetic of Wabi-Sabi, Storm seeks a sense of playfulness and serendipity in the moment of creation. Teague’s work is informed by a love of people, in portraits and figures, and in his most recent work for this exhibition, a family history of woodwork and carpentry."
Waco  |  Art Center of Waco

Friday,  8.18.17

Reception

Studio Scene Seen: 1st Annual Survey of CAMIBAart Tours artists

Friday,  8.18.17   |   6–8 pm
A show featuring artists that have been visited by CAMIBAart's art tour program. The exhibition includes works by:Julio Alba (Mexico City) Leonardo Diaz (San Miguel) Roman Eguia (San Miguel) Allejandra Mendoza (San Miguel) Manuel Mugica (Mexico City)
Austin  |  CAMIBAart
Opening

Checked Out

Friday,  8.18.17   |   8–11 pm
A show featuring videos, sculptures, photography, performances, and installation works by Bug Davidson and Amanda Linn McInerney. Both artists "engage sorrow from various points of view vis à vis the personal and familial specter of death, to the global environmental and species loss as the temperature of the planet rises."
Austin  |  ICOSA Collective

Saturday,  8.19.17

Closing

Carl Smith: 7 Texas Abstracts

Saturday,  8.19.17   |   7–8 pm
A show of works by Austin artist Carl Smith. The artist on his work: "My paintings are more like sketches. I use landscape as a template to explore larger themes in art because it’s such a basic and easy way to go about it. It’s also a thing I can return to over and over again threading a sense of consistency throughout the work."
Austin  |  Vintage Heart

Thursday,  8.24.17

Opening

About Us

Thursday,  8.24.17   |   7–10 pm
A show of works by Austin-based artist and Big Medium co-founder Shea Little.
Austin  |  Dimension Gallery

Friday,  8.25.17

Saturday,  8.26.17

Artist talk

Crit Group 2017

Saturday,  8.26.17   |   2–3 pm
A show featuring works by artists who participated in Crit Group, "The Contemporary Austin's seven-month program that combines group critique with professional development to support the complete artistic practice of established and emerging artists in the Austin area." Artists include: Sandy Carson, Jonas Criscoe, Calder Kamin, Dameon Lester, Deborah Mersky, Steve Parker, Amy Scofield, and Sara Vanderbeek.
Austin  |  grayduck gallery
Opening

Elements

Saturday,  8.26.17   |   7–9 pm
A show featuring works by Giota Vorgia, Randall Reid, Barbara Attwell, and Annie Darling.
Austin  |  Davis Gallery
Opening

Wide Open

Saturday,  8.26.17   |   7–9 pm
A show featuring works by Rebecca Bennett, Shawn Camp, and Karen Maness.
Georgetown  |  Georgetown Art Center

Sunday,  8.27.17

Artist talk

Wide Open

Sunday,  8.27.17   |   2–3 pm
A show featuring works by Rebecca Bennett, Shawn Camp, and Karen Maness.
Georgetown  |  Georgetown Art Center

Friday,  9.29.17

Sunday,  7.22.18

On View

Vincent Valdez: The City

Sunday,  7.22.18   |   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

Radiant

July 15 through August 19, 2017
An exhibition featuring works that have "radial compositions, luminescent surfaces, and circular shapes."
Austin |  Davis Gallery

Carl Smith: 7 Texas Abstracts

July 20 through August 19, 2017
A show of works by Austin artist Carl Smith. The artist on his work: "My paintings are more like sketches. I use landscape as a template to explore larger themes in art because it’s such a basic and easy way to go about it. It’s also a thing I can return to over and over again threading a sense of consistency throughout the work."
Austin |  Vintage Heart

Ellen Siebers: Sunbathers

July 28 through August 19, 2017
A show of paintings by Brooklyn artist Ellen Siebers. The works in the exhibition are "inspired by the confined space found in both interior and exterior environments."
Austin |  Big Medium

Piranesi’s Rome

May 27 through August 20, 2017
A show featuring more than forty prints by artist Giovanni Battista Piranesi. The exhibition also features large-scale maps of Rome, books, and plaster casts of architectural fragments.

The Book Exhibition

July 14 through August 20, 2017
A group exhibition of photographers with published fine art books. Artists in the show include: Marti Corn, Kenny Braun, Ryuten Paul Rosenblum, and Norm Diamond.
Johnson City |  A Smith Gallery

Garth Weiser: Paintings, 2008-2017

April 2 through August 22, 2017
The first monographic museum survey of works by American painter Garth Weiser. Drawing on the cannon of abstract art, Weiser's recent paintings attempt to rebuke technology in that they are difficult to capture in a photograph.

Mark Lewis: Galveston

April 2 through August 22, 2017
London-based artist Mark Lewis makes short, non-narrative films that closely consider the modern urban environment. The Contemporary Austin commissioned Lewis to create a new film that examines the city of Galveston, focusing on its architecture.

YLA 22: ¡Ahora!

July 14 through August 22, 2017
YLA 22: ¡Ahora! is the twenty-second installment of the emerging Latinx artist exhibition series at the Mexic-Arte Museum. This year's show is curated by Alana Coates and features works by Nansi Guevara (Laredo, Texas), Daniela Cavazos Madrigal (Laredo, Texas), Mark Anthony Martinez (San Antonio, Texas), Michael Martinez (San Antonio, Texas), Paloma Mayorga (Austin, Texas), Andrei Rentería (Chihuahua City, Mexico/ Presidio, Texas), Ashley Mireles (San Antonio, Texas), and José Villalobos (El Paso, Texas).
Austin |  Mexic-Arte Museum

Ben Harral: It' Is Never Too Late To Turn Around

August 11 through 25, 2017
A show of works by Austin-based artist Ben Harral. "Concerning the ecological crisis we as a species find ourselves in now, Harral's performance, paintings and drawings aim to return to the concept of trance states of consciousness as a way to reconnect with the land by brushing off the base of our primordial being."
Austin |  ATM Gallery/Studio

Expedition Batikback

August 5 through 26, 2017
Expedition Batikback is an exhibition curated by Steef Crombach and featuring works by Ryan Davis, Sara Vanderbeek, Noel Kalmus, Steef Crombach, Drew Liverman, Erin Curtis, Manik Raj Nakra, Paul de Jong, and Floor van het Nederend. For the show, Crombach gave the selected artists the opportunity to create works in the the traditional Indonesian fabric dyeing technique known as Batik.

Surabhi Saraf: FOLD

June 3 through August 27, 2017
"In the projected video, FOLD (2010), a grid of twelve-by-eight frames captures the Indian-born, San Francisco-based artist Surabhi Saraf in jeans and a white shirt as she folds laundry on the couch. Through color, sound, repetition, fragmentation, and multiplication, Saraf turns a prosaic activity into a captivating visual and sonic experience."

Living for the City

June 14 through September 1, 2017
An exhibition featuring works by Sloak One, Ethan Azarian, Sam Hurt, Rach el Wolfson Smith, George Krause, Valerie Chaussonnet, Heidi Pitre, Noel Kalmus, David Lykes Keenan, and others.
Austin |  Gallery 701

Crit Group 2017

August 4 through September 3, 2017
A show featuring works by artists who participated in Crit Group, "The Contemporary Austin's seven-month program that combines group critique with professional development to support the complete artistic practice of established and emerging artists in the Austin area." Artists include: Sandy Carson, Jonas Criscoe, Calder Kamin, Dameon Lester, Deborah Mersky, Steve Parker, Amy Scofield, and Sara Vanderbeek.
Austin |  grayduck gallery

Micky Hoogendijk: Pure Imagination

August 3 through September 7, 2017
A show of photographs by Dutch artist Micky Hoogendijk. From the gallery: "Hoogendijk's work is characterized by sharp iconic images that reveal the power of naked emotion and vulnerability through innovative printing technologies to create images with depth and richness. She begins with an encounter, dream, or object that culminates in an explosion of ideas. Hoogendijk questions existence and life by exploring themes such as religion, daily life, androgyny, and mythology."

En Bola

June 10 through September 9, 2017
An exhibition featuring works by Los Outsiders members Michael Anthony Garciá, Roberto Jackson Harrington, and Hector Hernandez, and three collaborating artists, Jean-Sebastian Boncy, Lisette Chavez, and Mauro Martinez. The show will include mixed-media installations, manipulated photography and altered paintings.

Catherine Lee: Time

July 22 through September 9, 2017
A show of sculptures by artist Catherine Lee. The pieces resemble archaeological objects and are inspired by the way humans relate to the world around them.

Studio Scene Seen: 1st Annual Survey of CAMIBAart Tours artists

August 4 through September 9, 2017
A show featuring artists that have been visited by CAMIBAart's art tour program. The exhibition includes works by:Julio Alba (Mexico City) Leonardo Diaz (San Miguel) Roman Eguia (San Miguel) Allejandra Mendoza (San Miguel) Manuel Mugica (Mexico City)
Austin |  CAMIBAart

Guy Woueté: Being Awake

August 12 through September 13, 2017
A show of videos by Antwerp and Douala-based artist Guy Woueté. In his works, Woueté "encompasses elements of social criticism and the questions of migration in the age of globalization; everyday life realities are his source of inspiration."Works being screened include:Next week, 2010, 4:00 D’ici là, 2015, 7:10 Volcano, 2008, 5:06 Echo Between, 2009, 5:13 After Walls, 2009, 3:50 La liste est longue, 2006-7, 2:26 Burka… (No, you have to ask the questions…), 2013, 3:15 Ouidah Return, 2007, 1:10
Lockhart |  Spellerberg Projects

Sandeep Chandran: Ramayana Tapestries

July 14 through September 23, 2017
In this exhibition, Austin-based artist Sandeep Chandran depicts the epic tale of the divine prince Rama and the heroic rescue of his wife Sita and the many characters they encounter. The artist was inspired by ancient mural paintings on temple walls in Kerala, India. Chandran attempts to fuse this traditional style with visionary motifs, using a digital medium.

Lost & Found

August 17 through September 30, 2017
An exhibition by Waco-based art educators John Storm and Cash Teague. "Inspired by many sources including outsider art, children’s art, street art and the Japanese aesthetic of Wabi-Sabi, Storm seeks a sense of playfulness and serendipity in the moment of creation. Teague’s work is informed by a love of people, in portraits and figures, and in his most recent work for this exhibition, a family history of woodwork and carpentry."

Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler: Giant

July 9 through October 1, 2017
An exhibition featuring Teresa Hubbard & Alexander Birchler's recent film Giant. In the film, "Hubbard and Birchler present a decaying movie set just outside of Marfa, Texas, left behind after the 1956 filming of Giant starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, and James Dean." The video is 30 minutes long and plays on a continuous loop throughout the day (starting at the top and half hours).

The Birds

August 12 through October 1, 2017
A show celebrating the science of birds. Artists in the exhibition include:Carol Cunningham (San Antonio, TX) Carrie Carlson (Orland Park, IL) Emily Coleman (Austin, TX) Kim Heise (Parkland, FL) Lauren Rochell (Austin, TX) Lisa Rawlinson (Austin, TX) Pat Falconer (Austin, TX) Pen Brady (Bunceton, MO) Rachel Ramirez (Olhão, Portugal) Sarah St Laurent (Austin, TX)

Frank X Tolbert 2 : Texas Bird Project

August 4 through October 7, 2017
A show featuring large-scale paintings, prints, and drawings created by Frank X Tolbert 2. The works in the exhibition are part of Tolbert's three-year project exploring the birds of Texas.
Austin |  Flatbed Press

Blanco Sculpture Trail

April 29, 2017 through April 30, 2018
A sculpture trail organized by the Blanco Visitors Bureau and juried by Lee Ann Whatley. The trail features works by Peter Mangan, Danville Chadbourne, Cat Quintanilla, and Jeffie Brewer.
Blanco |  Bindseil Park
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