Top Five: September 29, 2016

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Wednesday,  9.28.16

Friday,  9.30.16


People's Gallery 2016 Exhibition

Friday,  9.30.16   |   6–8 pm
The 2016 People's Gallery exhibition features over 100 works from Austin-area artists, galleries, museums, and arts organizations displayed throughout the first three floors of City Hall.
Austin  |  The People's Gallery

W. Tucker: the captain asked for a show of hands

Friday,  9.30.16   |   7–10 pm
An exhibition of works by Austin artist W. Tucker. Via the gallery: "Using his non-dominant hand, Tucker, creates childlike line drawings on found, tattered surfaces such as book covers, scraped lumber and odd bits of paper."
Austin  |  grayduck gallery

Saturday,  10.1.16


Sound Visual

Saturday,  10.1.16   |   6–9 pm
An exhibition combining sound and visual art.
AUSTIN  |  Link & Pin

Calder Kamin: Plastic Planet

Saturday,  10.1.16   |   7–9 pm
For Plastic Planet, Calder Kamin has created sculptures of animals using repurposed plastic bags. Additionally, through the run of the show, Kamin will lead educational programs in that "will examine nature’s adaptability and the advantages and dangers this creates."
Austin  |  Women & Their Work

Brooke Gassiot & Jonas Criscoe: Bits & Pieces

Saturday,  10.1.16   |   7–10 pm
An exhibition featuring new works by Brooke Gassiot and Jonas Criscoe. "Through video, mixed media installation and collage, both artists explore how varying materials, techniques, and media can come together to form a whole."
Austin  |  ICOSA Collective

Michael E. Stephen: midnight rainbow

Saturday,  10.1.16   |   7–10 pm
An exhibition by Austin-based artist Michael E. Stephen. The objects in the show draw from subcultures present in the 1970s, 80s, and 90s, and "seek an embodied connection with the past and construct an intimate archive of the VHS era."

Wednesday,  10.5.16

Saturday,  10.8.16

Monday,  10.10.16


States of Incarceration: A National Dialogue of Local Histories

Monday,  10.10.16   |   5–7 pm
An exhibition investigating the US prison system. The show features interviews with formerly incarcerated people, corrections officers, and policy advocates; images capturing the evolution of crime and punishment in different contexts; and data demonstrating the explosive growth of incarceration and its impact on American society.

Monday,  10.17.16

Wednesday,  10.19.16

Friday,  10.21.16


Lorena Morales: Urban Kaleidoscope

Friday,  10.21.16   |   6–8 pm
An exhibition of works by Lorena Morales. In this show, Morales presents abstract cityscapes that address the "impermanence of reality, movement of time, and perception of home."
Austin  |  CAMIBAart

Monday,  10.24.16

Monday,  10.31.16

Friday,  11.4.16

Wednesday,  11.9.16

Wednesday,  11.16.16

Jonathan Faber: Material

September 2 through October 1, 2016
An exhibition of paintings by Austin-based artist Jonathan Faber. The works in the show are primarily abstract but attempt to be "part of a lexicon of real world imagery."
Austin |  Big Medium

Will Klemm

September 10 through October 1, 2016
An exhibition of works by Austin-based artist Will Klemm. The works in the show hope to offer "ethereal and meditative elements" to the viewer.

Mitchel Proctor: Common Ground

September 9 through October 1, 2016
An exhibition of photographs and video works by Mitchel Proctor. The artist is inspired by the alienation of migration and the way photography can communicate different senses of identity.
Austin |  ATM Gallery/Studio

Ryan Hawk: Surface Topologies

September 24 through October 2, 2016
A pop-up show of video and sound works by Ryan Hawk. "This exhibition marks the culmination of one-year of research from Hawk into the material history and physical properties of asphalt. Hawk’s fascination has led him to consider asphalt from its source -- in its natural, liquidized form -- to its expansive re-materializations and industrial applications."

Doc List: The Austin Bodies Project

August 12 through October 8, 2016
An exhibition of works by Austin-based photographer Doc List. The photographs in the show examine the different physical attributes held by body builders, baseball platers, runners, and others.
Austin |  Art for the People

Harry Underwood

September 10 through October 14, 2016
An exhibition of works by self-taught Nashville-based artist Harry Underwood.
Austin |  Yard Dog Gallery

Laura Latimer: Synapse

September 17 through October 15, 2016
An exhibition of new works by Austin-based artist Laura Latimer. The works in the show explore thought, dream, and memory.

The First Horizons of Juno

September 16 through October 22, 2016
An exhibition of works by Christina Coleman, Jane Hugentober, Candice Lin, Karen Lofgren, Christine Rebet, Alice Wang, and Chantal Wnuk. The show begins by looking at an imaginary future:"Some time from now, another people arrives (after ours). They will not know hierarchies, whatever those are. They will not divide between genders, sexualities, nor skins and hairs, whatever those are. Natives to their own landscape, theirs will be another horizon."
Austin |  Mass Gallery

Lorena Morales: Urban Kaleidoscope

September 16 through October 22, 2016
An exhibition of works by Lorena Morales. In this show, Morales presents abstract cityscapes that address the "impermanence of reality, movement of time, and perception of home."
Austin |  CAMIBAart

Meet The Beetles

September 24 through October 22, 2016
An exhibition of art about beetles! Featuring works by:Marissa Biven (Pampa, TX) Carrie Carlson (Orland Park, IL) Carol Chapel (Corvallis, OR) Palma Christian (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain) Joel Floyd (University Park, MD) Ana Golici (Peekskill, NY) Kim Heise (Boca Raton, FL) Matt Kressin (Austin, TX) Greg Lewallen (Waco, TX) Mindy Lighthipe (The Villages, FL) Sabrina Luoni (Varese, Italy) Betsy Murphy (Leander, TX) Adrianne O’Donnell (Houston, TX) Amanda Surveski (Harwinton, CT)

Sarah Frankie Linder: On The Bright Side

September 2 through October 28, 2016
An exhibition of photographs by Austin-based artist Sarah Frankie Linder. From the gallery: "Using photos taken at music festivals and venues around Austin, TX, Linder allowed the elusiveness of a blurred, auto-focus effect to create the foundation of each image. The color of each was altered, while retaining selected elements of the original, resulting in a new, fresh atmosphere captured in time."

Jenny Robinson: Schema, Scale and Construction

September 13 through October 29, 2016
An exhibition of large-scale architectural drypoint prints by Jenny Robinson. The artist on their work: "My work is concerned with depicting how these giant structures appear, not through a sense of romantic yearning for the past, but by responding to location and documenting how they appear to me, now, in the moment."
Austin |  Flatbed Press

René Alvarado

September 16 through October 29, 2016
An exhibition of works by René Alvarado. Alvarado's paintings are inspired by his Mexican roots and his own personal history.
Austin |  Gallery Shoal Creek

Painters Painting Painters

September 24 through November 5, 2016
An exhibition featuring works by Austin-based figure painters: Jennifer Balkan, Chris Chappell, Denise M. Fulton, Felice House, Karen Maness, Revi Meicler, Karen Offutt, Mike Peterson, Johnnie Sielbeck, and Robert Summerlin.
Austin |  Davis Gallery

Richard Forster: Levittown

September 17 through November 12, 2016
An exhibition of works by Richard Forster. The show is comprised of drawings, wallpaper, and a neon installation that explore three places: Levittown, the former German Democratic Republic, and the artist's hometown of Saltburn-by-the-Sea in northeast England.

Icons & Symbols of the Borderlands

September 17 through November 13, 2016
An exhibition featuring works that embody "the landscape and cultural legacy of the U.S./Mexico borderland." The show is organized by the Juntos Art Association, curated by Diana Molina, and features works by:Richard Armendariz, Mark Clark, Antonio Castro, Socorro Diamondstein, Gaspar Enriquez, Mery Godigna Collet, Chris Grijalva-Garcia, Luis Gutierrez, Romy Saenz Hawkins, Wayne Hilton, Benito Huerta, Ilana Lapid w/ Priscilla Garcia, Lydia Limas, Cesar Martinez, Diana Molina, Delilah Montoya, Oscar Moya, Mia Rollow, Kent Rush, Victoria Suescum, and Miguel Valenzuela.
Austin |  Mexic-Arte Museum

Tammie Rubin: Before I Knew You, I Missed You

September 24 through November 26, 2016
An exhibition of works by sculptor Tammie Rubin. Rubin creates intricate porcelain sculptures that reference The Great Migration that many black Southerners made in search of better economic and social opportunities between the 1910s and the early 1970s.


September 23 through December 10, 2016
An exhibition where Mexico City-based artist Victor Pérez-Rul and curator Leslie Moody Castro collaborate with UT's student community to create works that explore the "human consciousness of energy systems."

Tania Mouraud: Everyday Ogres

September 23 through December 10, 2016
An exhibition of new video works by Tania Mouraud. "Commissioned by the Visual Arts Center, Mouraud traveled to Texas in June 2016 to film oil refineries along the Houston Ship Channel: sites that represent the dangerous monumentality and surreal everydayness surrounding energy use and production in the United States. Filmed at night, the installation captures a haunting vision of metal cities filled with toxic smoke and threatening power."

Elliott Erwitt: Home Around the World

August 15, 2016 through January 1, 2017
An exhibition of more than 200 photographs by Elliott Erwitt. Erwitt is known for his images of dogs, cultural figures, and daily life. The show is organized by Jessica S. McDonald, the Ransom Center’s Curator of Photography, and draws from the Elliott Erwitt Photography Collection, acquired by the Ransom Center in 2015.
Austin |  Harry Ransom Center

People's Gallery 2016 Exhibition

February 26, 2016 through January 14, 2017
The 2016 People's Gallery exhibition features over 100 works from Austin-area artists, galleries, museums, and arts organizations displayed throughout the first three floors of City Hall.

Xu Bing: Book from the Sky

June 19, 2016 through January 22, 2017
An exhibition of the installation Book from the Sky by Chinese artist Xu Bing. "The installation will transform 1,500 square feet of the museum’s galleries into an immersive temple-like space filled with printed text. Displayed in the form of books, hanging scrolls, and wall panels, the enveloping words invite reading and appear to promise meaning, yet these texts cannot be read—not even by Xu himself—as they are composed of some 4,000 pseudo-Chinese characters invented by the artist. Each character appears plausible, when in fact it carries no meaning, rendering all readers illiterate."
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