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Claire Falkenberg, Matthew Feyld, Jessica Halonen

Big Medium

Last Chance - September 26 through November 1, 2014

Three-person exhibition featuring painting, mixed media, and sculpture. Via Big Medium: "Matthew Feyld’s reductive, geometric paintings feature line work overtop a monochromatic canvas, producing deceptively simple compositions. Claire Falkenberg works with photography, collage, and paint to create large-scale images that are ambiguous yet controlled. Jessica Halonen’s idiosyncratic sculptures integrate organic and manufactured materials, while maintaining clear connections to painting and drawing."

I, Daughter of Kong: Primum Movens

Co-Lab

Last Chance - October 25 through November 1, 2014

This seems to be a huge group show of Halloween über-oddness, described thusly: “It has been brought to our attention that since the 1970 discovery of the film fragment showing the half-blonde woman, half-ape creature we call I, Daughter of Kong, a number of cults, religious sects and fringe groups have appeared, around the figure of Her…..IDOKCFR found willing disciples, former-practitioners & citizen scientists to assist with the collection of information about these groups and their practices.”

Vertebral Honorees: Haveron, Lee, and Roberts

Pump Project Art Complex

October 10 through November 8, 2014

Curator  Russell Etchen presents painters Bill Haveron, El Franco Lee II, and Dylan Roberts: "With an appreciation for cartoons and comics, the figurative and the abstract, the spiritual realm, and the myths surrounding heros and villains (real and imaginary); these three unapologetic and detailed personal visions convey a strong sense of the daily struggles, the need to seek and meditate on the chaos and events that make up our‬ current world, and a desire to find a place to fit in and work."

Carol Hayman: Mannequins

Canopy

October 25 through November 9, 2014

Hayman’s photo intaglio prints, originally photographed in the garment district of Lima, Peru, present surreal, artificial women (and a few men and children) in various stages of decomposition.

Jon Langford: Boneheads

Yard Dog Gallery

October 17 through November 16, 2014

Chicago/Welsh artist Jon Langford has been stirring things up since his art school days at Leeds University, where in 1977 he co-founded the art collective/punk rock band the Mekons. In his latest paintings Jon continues using skeletons and cowboys to plumb the heights and depths of pop culture, politics, life and death.

MOTOR CHRONICLES: Bryan Schutmaat & Matthew Genitempo

Farewell Books

October 24 through November 22, 2014

MOTOR CHRONICLES is an exhibition of documentary-style photographs taken along the sparsely-inhabited roadways of the western United States. Through intimate portraiture and vast landscapes, this work depicts a region where myth and dreams die hard.

Kathleen McShane: Off- Beige

SOFA gallery

October 25 through November 23, 2014

McShane’s makes drawings, paintings and sculptures. But here, objects are not just hung, but also placed on the floor or in corners; as an apartment gallery, SOFA serves the salon-style presentation.

X Marks the Spot

Art.Science.Gallery.

October 25 through November 23, 2014

With gravity and humor, precision and abstraction, record-keeping and experimentation, variables are made visible through the works of artists Carrie Crane (Boylston, Mass.), Laurie Frick (Austin), Megan Hildebrandt (Austin), Elizabeth McClelland (Austin), Mark Nystrom (Boone, N.C.), Cathryn Rowe (Austin), Francesca Samsel (Austin), and Ele Willoughby (Toronto, ON).

James Drake: Anatomy of Drawing and Space (Brain Trash)

Blanton Museum of Art

October 19, 2014 through January 4, 2015

An immersive exhibition of works by virtuosic draftsman James Drake. Committing to draw every day for two years, he devised a system that resulted in 1,242 individual drawings depicting wild animals, landscapes, studies of human anatomy, scientific formulas, and representations of classical art and family photographs, among other subjects.

Richard T. Walker: The Predicament Of Always (As It Is)

The Contemporary Austin (formerly AMOA-Arthouse) at Laguna Gloria

September 20, 2014 through January 11, 2015

British-born, San Francisco–based artist Richard T. Walker was seduced by the sublime beauty of the American West, and has spent the last six years exploring the complexities of language and human relationships amid that natural environment. Combining photography, video, performance, and large-scale installation, Walker operates in the panoramic landscape, often speaking or singing en plein air.

Do Ho Suh

The Contemporary Austin

September 20, 2014 through January 11, 2015

Light box objects, a recreated golden fishing net made from tiny human figures, and one of Suh's signature architectural interiors made from translucent scrim material. Let's see what Suh can do!

Anna Collette: Gathering Ground

Courtyard Gallery

October 2, 2014 through February 6, 2015

UT Photography professor Anna Collette's latest photographs, made in the Onion Creek area near Austin, capture the staggering beauty of flood-damaged trees.

New Editions and Monotypes

Flatbed Press

October 6, 2014 through February 10, 2015

Flatbed's most recent editions and monotypes. Exhibiting artists: Ricky Armendariz, Alice Leora Briggs, Ann Conner, Suzi Davidoff, Annalise Gratovich, John Greer, Jules Buck Jones, Sharon Kopriva, Michael McWillie, Vanessa Paschakarnis, Larry Scholder, Frank X. Tolbert 2, and Tina Weitz.

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