Top Five: August 16, 2018

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UPCOMING EVENTS

ONGOING EXHIBITIONS

Saturday,  8.18.18

Opening

WHY ANNUAL

Saturday,  8.18.18   |   6–9 pm
A group exhibition featuring works by:Stella Alesi Kel Brown Cattywampus Press Rachel Freeman Robert Jackson Harrington Adreon Denson Henry Matt Macomber Ryan Sandison Montgomery Phillip Niemeyer Gretchen Phillips Mike Reddy Beth Schindler Elaine I-Ling Shen Donya Stockton Leslie Webb Alyssa Taylor Wendt
Austin  |  Northern-Southern
Opening

Ana Esteve Llorens: Correspondence

Saturday,  8.18.18   |   7–9 pm
Correspondence features " a new series of weaving-objects through which artist Ana Esteve Llorens explores the relation between abstraction, memory and the process of making. Utilizing a loom attached to her body and drawing inspiration from past family living spaces she creates meticulously hand woven images."
Austin  |  Las Cruxes

Friday,  8.24.18

Opening

ANGRY CLOUD + DESCND: Return of the Litvak

Friday,  8.24.18   |   7–10 pm
Return of the Litvak is a show of new works by  Austin-based street artist ANGRY CLOUD + DESCND. "For this show, ANGRY CLOUD + DESCND draws parallels between atrocious human conflicts of the past century and today's political climate."
Austin  |  DORF

Saturday,  8.25.18

Artist talk

Crit Group

Saturday,  8.25.18   |   2–4 pm
"This group exhibition features work by eight compelling local artists who participated in the The Contemporary Austin’s Crit Group—a seven-month-long program that supports a strong artistic practice through monthly critiques and professional development workshops." Artists include: Adrian Aguilera, Christa Blackwood, Christine Garvey, Ron Geibel, Jenn Hassin, Landon O’Brien, Dawn Okoro, and Rachel Wolfson Smith.
Austin  |  grayduck gallery
Opening

ANGRY CLOUD + DESCND: Return of the Litvak

Saturday,  8.25.18   |   4–7 pm
Return of the Litvak is a show of new works by  Austin-based street artist ANGRY CLOUD + DESCND. "For this show, ANGRY CLOUD + DESCND draws parallels between atrocious human conflicts of the past century and today's political climate."
Austin  |  DORF

Sunday,  8.26.18

Workshop

Ana Esteve Llorens: Correspondence

Sunday,  8.26.18   |   11 am – 1:30 pm
Correspondence features " a new series of weaving-objects through which artist Ana Esteve Llorens explores the relation between abstraction, memory and the process of making. Utilizing a loom attached to her body and drawing inspiration from past family living spaces she creates meticulously hand woven images."
Austin  |  Las Cruxes

Wednesday,  8.29.18

Sunday,  9.2.18

Wednesday,  9.5.18

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."

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

Digging Deep: From the Flatbed Flat Files

July 10 through August 25, 2018
Digging Deep: From the Flatbed Flat Files is an exhibition featuring works published by Flatbed Press over its 25 years of print publishing. Artists include Julie Speed, Ann Conner, Frank X Tolbert 2, Teresa Gomez-Martorell, David Everett, Francisco Delgado, Sharon Kopriva, Joan Winter, Celia Muñoz, Ken Hale, and many more contemporary and vintage prints.
Austin |  Flatbed Press

Are You Doing Your Part / In Your Life

July 27 through August 25, 2018
Are You Doing Your Part / In Your Life is ICOSA's inaugural exhibition in its new space in the Canopy Complex. The show was curated by Sean Redmond and features works by Leon Alesi, Amy Bench, Darcie Book, Rachelle Diaz, Sarah Hirneisen, Mark Johnson, Dameon Lester, Tammie Rubin, Lana Waldrep-Appl, and Carlos Carillo/Yevgenia Davidoff.
Austin |  ICOSA Collective

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

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

June 30 through August 26, 2018
"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."

TX Summer Nights

August 3 through 26, 2018
An exhibition curated by Chris Van Loan, Sr. and featuring works by  Murdock, Ryan Runcie, Glenn Towery, Juanita Cole Towery, Chris Van Loan, Sr. and Zen Van Loan.
AUSTIN |  Link & Pin

Anthony Rundblade: Catastrophe Parade by A.D. Burton

August 8 through 26, 2018
"Catastrophe Parade by A.D. Burton is an exhibition inspired by a found poem and painting by the author and artist A.D. Burton. The poem appears to be a series of largely American news headlines appropriated from print and broadcast media, creating a disjointed and unstable tableau. The exhibition reflects two simultaneous truths—the manipulative effect a continually produced narrative has on its viewership, as well as, the necessity of an informed populace, capable of understanding the nuanced complexity of media reports."

Xavier Schipani

June 30 through September 1, 2018
An exhibition of "murals, paintings on canvas, and a sculptural installation masquerading as a public bathroom" by Xavier Schipani.

Crit Group

August 4 through September 2, 2018
"This group exhibition features work by eight compelling local artists who participated in the The Contemporary Austin’s Crit Group—a seven-month-long program that supports a strong artistic practice through monthly critiques and professional development workshops." Artists include: Adrian Aguilera, Christa Blackwood, Christine Garvey, Ron Geibel, Jenn Hassin, Landon O’Brien, Dawn Okoro, and Rachel Wolfson Smith.
Austin |  grayduck gallery

Augustness

August 11 through September 2, 2018
Augustness is a group exhibition featuring works by Rebecca Bennett, Lucy MacQueen, and Travis Seeger.

Meg Aubrey: Surface

August 4 through September 6, 2018
"Meg Aubrey’s candy colored palette belies the loneliness, disquiet, and isolation she renders in her paintings of up-scale suburban life. Manicured lawns in tree-lined neighborhoods imply a domestic ideal of beauty and security, but Aubrey suggests that acquiring and maintaining this pristine environment exacts a heavy price. These orderly landscapes mirrored by orderly interiors offer scant comfort for the anxiety of their inhabitants."
Austin |  Women & Their Work

The Indigo Show

July 21 through September 8, 2018
An exhibition curated by Holly Bobisuthi and featuring works by:Annie Alonzi (Austin, TX) Courtney Cerruti (Oakland, CA) Gina Canavan (Los Angeles, CA) Hallie Rose Taylor (Austin, TX) Heather Sundquist Hall (Austin, TX) High and Fragile (Oakland, CA) Jeffrey Dell (Austin, TX) Jen Lamb (Ojai, CA) Lilah Shepherd (Tyler, TX) Mary Grisey (Ojai, CA) Mason McFee (Austin, TX) Neon Zinn (New Orleans, LA) Shannon Danielle Taylor (Oakland, CA) Veronica Jaeger (Austin, TX) Will Gaynor (Austin, TX) Xochi Solis (Austin, TX)
Austin |  RECSPEC

Reflector

July 28 through September 8, 2018
Reflector is a group exhibition featuring works by Randall Reid, Sandra Langston, Barbara Pence, David Hefner, Gabe Langholtz, Joseph Hammer, Jan Heaton, Charles Heppner, Caprice Pierucci, Chris Gray, Denise M. Fulton, Barbara Attwell, David Leonard, Chun Hui Pak, William Wahlgren, Randal Ford, Lisa Beaman, Lynda Young Kaffie, Laurel Daniel, Faustinus Deraet, Chris De Dier, John Sager, Garrett Middaugh, and Lisa Beaman.
Austin |  Davis Gallery

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."

Elijah Barrett: Rockport

July 23 through September 10, 2018
"Rockport is Austin-based artist Elijah Barrett's account of the weeks and months after Hurricane Harvey swept through the community of Rockport, Texas and the surrounding area. The photographs explore seeing and perceiving disaster, both the impulse to shield one's eyes from what is overwhelming and the strain to see hard realities more clearly."

WHY ANNUAL

August 18 through September 12, 2018
A group exhibition featuring works by:Stella Alesi Kel Brown Cattywampus Press Rachel Freeman Robert Jackson Harrington Adreon Denson Henry Matt Macomber Ryan Sandison Montgomery Phillip Niemeyer Gretchen Phillips Mike Reddy Beth Schindler Elaine I-Ling Shen Donya Stockton Leslie Webb Alyssa Taylor Wendt
Austin |  Northern-Southern

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."

Dan Pham and Lauren Chai: Duality

July 13 through September 23, 2018
In their paintings, artists Dan Pham and Lauren Chai "explore their experiences growing up as Asian Americans with dual cultural identities. Incorporating motifs derived from their lives, their images are iconographic, full of symbols and dynamic with meanings, expressing the desire of finding balance in their lives. "

Terra Goolsby: Black Rainbow

August 16 through September 29, 2018
A show of new sculptural works by artist Terra Goolsby. "Utilizing a variety of sensual materials including, porcelain, fur, and quartz, this collection of objects deconstructs accounts on idolatry and it’s association with sculpture. Abstracted figures forge an unadulterated homage to formal elements by exploring surface, tactility, and form. Slick reflective exteriors coupled with tactual interiors establish associations with attachment and materiality."
Austin |  Dimension 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."

Wet, Wild, & a Wee Bit of Whimsy

July 13 through October 20, 2018
An exhibition featuring summer-themed artworks. Artists include:Aimée Everett, Alicia Philley, Alison Pilon, Andrea Speed, Anna Mallum, Brian Imler, Bryan Macilko, Carol Aaron, Carol Hayman, Catherine Hicks, Celeste Garvey-Petsch, Chaos Woods, Chris Celusniak, Chris Landry, Christy Stallop, Connor Teseny, Courtney Cavaliere, Dane Gudde, Elizabeth Howard, Eris Gentle, Flaw’d, Gerardo Rodriguez, Hallie Rae Ward, Hilary Christensen, Hunter Saltzgiver, J Sam Frankel, Jamie Stephens, Janis Fowler, Jennifer Brazell, Jessica Timko, Juan Villegas, Julene Franki, Julia Bowman, Katie Cowden, Katie Dunkle, Kerry Hugins, Kimmothy Cole, Kristin Moore, Lacy Lichtenhan, Laura Ackerman, Laura Lee Romaine, Linda Murray, Meg Rainwater, Melanie Farris, Mike Bayer, Nathan Wood, Rachelle Penny, Rakhee Jain, Rebecca Klier, RJ Armstrong, Robert Page, Rosemarie Good, Rosemary Allen, Sarah Beth Elkins, Shawna Stroup Billet, Soledad Fernandez-Whitechurch, Stacey Miller (Kaijuju Designs), Stacy Canion, Stephanie Estrin, Stephen Fehér, Tad Daigle, Teodora Pogonat, Teresa Daugherty, Terri McGee, Theodocia Autumn Mae, Tiny Happy Clay, Ute Walker, Valerie Bentley, and Wendy Gilbert.
Austin |  Art for the People

Ana Esteve Llorens: Correspondence

August 18 through November 11, 2018
Correspondence features " a new series of weaving-objects through which artist Ana Esteve Llorens explores the relation between abstraction, memory and the process of making. Utilizing a loom attached to her body and drawing inspiration from past family living spaces she creates meticulously hand woven images."
Austin |  Las Cruxes

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.

Ed Ruscha: Archaeology and Romance

August 11, 2018 through January 9, 2019
This show will include more than more than 150 books, photographs, drawings and prints by the artist alongside unpublished archival production materials, layout sketches and studio notebooks, providing visitors an unprecedented look into artist Ed Ruscha’s creative process.
Austin |  Harry Ransom Center
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