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UPCOMING EVENTS

ONGOING EXHIBITIONS

Monday,  1.15.18

Wednesday,  2.21.18

Thursday,  2.22.18

Performance

No Idea Festival 2018

Thursday,  2.22.18   |   8:30–11:30 pm
"The 15th annual No Idea Festival brings together musicians and sound artists from around the world collaborating for 3 nights and 2 afternoons in the fields of free improvisation, composition, installation, noise, and sonic interventions." For more information and a full schedule, go here.

Friday,  2.23.18

Opening

Anissa Bryant: Seascapes

Friday,  2.23.18   |   6–9 pm
"Seascapes is an exploration of the intrinsic loneliness of humanity, the vastness of the oceans, and the interconnectivity of life with water."
AUSTIN  |  Link & Pin
Opening

14th Annual People’s Gallery Exhibition

Friday,  2.23.18   |   6–9 pm
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.
Austin  |  The People's Gallery
Reception

Art of Celebration

Friday,  2.23.18   |   7–9 pm
An exhibition featuring ceramics, encaustic, jewelry, mixed media, scratchboard, watercolor, and other works by over 45 Austin-based artists.
Austin  |  Art for the People
Opening

Another Ground

Friday,  2.23.18   |   7–10 pm
Another Ground features collaborative and independent works by Jack Arthur Wood and Jessica Cannon. "Since meeting on Instagram a little more than two years ago, the artists mailed works in process back and forth between Corpus Christi and Brooklyn. They explored shared interests and alternative perspectives. Another Ground grew from the artists’ mutual relationship to landscape imagery as a means of examining personal and collective consciousness."
Austin  |  Not Gallery
Opening

Katy Horan & Teruko Nimura: Residual

Friday,  2.23.18   |   7–10 pm
"In Residual, ICOSA Collective artists Katy Horan and Teruko Nimura interpret the concept of hauntings, from unresolved personal and societal experiences that resonate in our present day to variations on the traditional ghosts and spirits found in superstition and folklore."
Austin  |  ICOSA Collective
Performance

No Idea Festival 2018

Friday,  2.23.18   |   8:30–11:30 pm
"The 15th annual No Idea Festival brings together musicians and sound artists from around the world collaborating for 3 nights and 2 afternoons in the fields of free improvisation, composition, installation, noise, and sonic interventions." For more information and a full schedule, go here.

Saturday,  2.24.18

Closing

ROUX

Saturday,  2.24.18   |   1–4 pm
An exhibition featuring works by members of the ROUX artist collective: Ann “Sole Sister” Johnson, Rabéa Ballin, Delita Martin and Lovie Olivia.
Austin  |  Prizer Gallery
Performance

No Idea Festival 2018

Saturday,  2.24.18   |   1–3 pm
"The 15th annual No Idea Festival brings together musicians and sound artists from around the world collaborating for 3 nights and 2 afternoons in the fields of free improvisation, composition, installation, noise, and sonic interventions." For more information and a full schedule, go here.
Opening

Ethereal

Saturday,  2.24.18   |   5:30–8:30 pm
Ethereal is a group show featuring works by Austin-based artists Clarke Curtis, Mai Gutierrez, Heather Halbert, Dominic Leon, Mayu Nagaoka, and Sylvia Troconis.
Opening

Nate Otto: Imagined Cities

Saturday,  2.24.18   |   7–9 pm
"Nate Otto is an artist from Chicago whose work explores urban landscapes and architecture filtered through his own vision. Mapping, gentrification, development, decay, and the inherent and ongoing change in the urban space are among the ideas he tries to tackle with his graphic, stylized, and simplified drawings, paintings, and murals."
Austin  |  Yard Dog Gallery
Opening

Photo/Montage 12x12

Saturday,  2.24.18   |   7–9 pm
"Photo/Montage (12x12) invites established, local artists to step out of their usual boundaries to engage in a complex dialog with a given concept. Each participating artist worked with the same set of twelve prints from Rino Pizzi's recent photography to create a unique collage/assemblage using at least one element from all the twelve images, with no other restrictions or guidelines about form, size or aesthetic purpose."This show is organized by Rino Pizzi and features works by Teresa Elliott, Michael Anthony Garcia, Maya Lawrence, Catherine Lee, Emily Little, Graham Reynolds, Shawn Smith, DJ Stout, w. tucker, Peggy Weiss, Steve Wiman, and Robert Ziebell.
Austin  |  grayduck gallery
Performance

No Idea Festival 2018

Saturday,  2.24.18   |   8:30–11:30 pm
"The 15th annual No Idea Festival brings together musicians and sound artists from around the world collaborating for 3 nights and 2 afternoons in the fields of free improvisation, composition, installation, noise, and sonic interventions." For more information and a full schedule, go here.

Sunday,  2.25.18

Performance

No Idea Festival 2018

Sunday,  2.25.18   |   1–3 pm
"The 15th annual No Idea Festival brings together musicians and sound artists from around the world collaborating for 3 nights and 2 afternoons in the fields of free improvisation, composition, installation, noise, and sonic interventions." For more information and a full schedule, go here.

Thursday,  3.1.18

On View

Max Almy: Leaving the 20th Century

Thursday,  3.1.18   |   10 am – 5 pm
In her 1982 video work Leaving the 20th Century, Max Almy "uses stylized visuals, ironic humor, and sophisticated technology of her time to create an experimental three-part video that depicts her vision of the end of the twentieth century and a fictional world of the future."
Austin  |  UT Austin ART Building

Friday,  3.2.18

Saturday,  3.3.18

Reception

Lorena Morales: Glimmers of Time

Saturday,  3.3.18   |   4–6 pm
An exhibition featuring new paintings and installations by Venezuela-born, Houston-based artist Lorena Morales.
Austin  |  CAMIBAart
Opening

Milt Kobayashi

Saturday,  3.3.18   |   5–7 pm
An exhibition featuring works by New York-based artist Milt Kobayashi. In his oil paintings, the artist "seeks to capture fleeting moments of everyday life."
Austin  |  Gallery Shoal Creek
Opening

Jill Wilkinson: Pine

Saturday,  3.3.18   |   5–7 pm
"The crux of Jill Wilkinson’s work is drawing: Drawing from trees, drawing from the memory of trees, drawing from the muscle memory, drawing the void, drawing from the drawing. Wilkinson finds delight in the painterly line and it shows in her drawings and recently created monoprints. Her recent works, many of which reference trees, are only the starting point for Wilkinson’s linear rapture of space. It is a space that begs you to see more."
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Saturday,  3.10.18

On View

James Drake: Tongue-Cut Sparrows

Saturday,  3.10.18   |   11 am – 5 pm
A screening of James Drake's 2006-2007 video work Tongue Cut Sparrows (Inside Outside). In the video, "Drake worked with the female partners of men imprisoned in an El Paso jail who had invented their own sign language for communicating with their loved ones from the street outside. He offered the women texts by celebrated writers from William Shakespeare to Cormac McCarthy and asked them to incorporate the passages into their messages."
Austin  |  Blanton Museum of Art
Opening

Helmut Barnett

Saturday,  3.10.18   |   6–8 pm
An exhibition featuring acrylic and collage works by Austin artist Helmut Barnett.
Austin  |  Wally Workman Gallery
Opening

Julie Libersat: Paved Paradise

Saturday,  3.10.18   |   7–9 pm
"In Paved Paradise, Julie Libersat explores symmetry and patterns within the landscape of late capitalism. Using the shopping mall and the parking lot as formal and conceptual frameworks, the interactive video installation explores a suburban vernacular that presents consumption as a modern form of worship. Paved Paradise is part of an ongoing series of parking lot mazes executed through various virtual and physical mediums."
Austin  |  Women & Their Work

Saturday,  3.17.18

Opening

Spencer Fidler: Vasculum

Saturday,  3.17.18   |   6–8 pm
"Spencer Fidler’s practice is to collect volunteer plants from his property in Las Cruces, New Mexico and draw them daily at four times their scale. He is compelled to take only what the day offers. He quickly finds himself immersed in the complexities of the flowers and vines sorting out the veinlike leaves and blossoms. His large scale drawings present the world as a still life in a vasculum, a vessel used for collecting and studying botanical specimens."
Austin  |  Flatbed Press

Sunday,  3.18.18

Artist talk

Ethereal

Sunday,  3.18.18   |   1–2:30 pm
Ethereal is a group show featuring works by Austin-based artists Clarke Curtis, Mai Gutierrez, Heather Halbert, Dominic Leon, Mayu Nagaoka, and Sylvia Troconis.

Tuesday,  4.10.18

Lecture

Visionary Voices Lecture Series

Tuesday,  4.10.18   |   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."

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."

I Think We Meet Here

January 26 through February 23, 2018
I Think We Meet Here features works by three artists currently participating in the Core Residency Program at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston: Yue Nakayama, Shana Hoehn, and Felipe Steinberg. The three artists "are engaged in a search — for freelance animators, participants on dating/meeting platforms and monsters. Their videos explore the relationships that emerge as a result of their searches."

The Codex Borgia

January 26 through February 23, 2018
An exhibition featuring a hand-painted replica of The Codex Borgia, a pre-Hispanic Aztec painted manuscript. This piece is the result of a decades-long project by artist Richard Lee Gutherie with Gisele Diaz and Alan Rodgers.

Just Press Print

January 26 through February 23, 2018
"Just Press Print is an international, traveling group exhibition that explores the introduction of 21st century technologies within the discipline of printmaking." The show is curated by Dr. Paul Laidler, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Fine Art Print Research at the University of the West of England, and includes works by:Carolyn Blunt Stanley Donwood Richard Falle Paul Laidler Roy Voss Andrew Super Sebastian Schramm Arthur Buxton Paul Coldwell Gordon Cheun

Untitled

February 9 through 23, 2018
Untitled is an exhibition "exploring the relationship between contemporary art and the theory of the past." It is organized by Professor Janice Leoshko and the Undergraduate Art History Association.Artists: Erin Branscum Sasha Fishman Shelby Flowers Tanya Gantiva Kaelyn Jade Huang Brooke Johnson Clay Kogut Logan Larsen Jade Partain Rachel TylerCurators: Keya Patel Mackenzie Nissen Nick Purgett Minsu Kwon

In Depth

January 20 through February 24, 2018
In Depth is a group exhibition featuring works exploring the concept of space.
Austin |  Davis Gallery

ROUX

January 20 through February 24, 2018
An exhibition featuring works by members of the ROUX artist collective: Ann “Sole Sister” Johnson, Rabéa Ballin, Delita Martin and Lovie Olivia.
Austin |  Prizer Gallery

Dev Harlan & Laura Lit: AFTER IMAGES

January 20 through February 24, 2018
An exhibition featuring works by artists Dev Harlan and Laura Lit. In his works, Harlan explores the line between digital projection and physical minerals, and Lit creates realist figurative paintings.

Proxemics

January 19 through February 24, 2018
Proxemics is an exhibition featuring works by six artists "who wield the human body as a tool for communication through character creation, distortion, and documentation," including Ben Aqua (Austin, TX), Felipe Baeza (Brooklyn, NY), Xavier Schipani (Austin, TX), Silky Shoemaker (Oakland, CA), riel Sturchio (Austin, TX), and Jaimie Warren (Brooklyn, NY).
Austin |  Mass Gallery

Lais Myrrha: Infinite Column

December 9, 2017 through February 25, 2018
Lais Myrrha's video Infinite Column "addresses the failures of Brazil’s mid-century modernist project through a critique of architecture and its primary materials." Showing an unstable stack of cement bags, the video is both a nod to Brancusi's Endless Column sculpture and a critique of monuments.

Joey Fauerso & Neil Fauerso: Dig Three Tunnels

January 21 through February 25, 2018
Dig Three Tunnels is an exhibition of new paintings and constructions by artist Joey Fauerso. The pieces in this exhibition draw from the histories of 19th-century utopian communities, the writings of Walter Benjamin, and early American radio plays. Fauerso’s work will be accompanied by poems and essays written by Neil Fauerso.
Austin |  Testsite

Héctor Zamora: O Abuso da História (The Abuse of History)

February 1 through 28, 2018
Héctor Zamora's video work O Abuso da História (The Abuse of History) depicts the tossing of potted plants through windows into the courtyard of São Paulo’s colonial Hospital Matarazzo, an old asylum slated for demolition. In the piece, the destruction of the plants represents the ruin of the hospital and ideas of liberty.

Gail Chovan: No Trace of Now Will Remain

January 20 through March 1, 2018
"Inspired by the writings of Rimbaud and Victorian mourning attire, Gail Chovan gives exaggerated form to the long deceased by adorning apparitions in hyper-stylized garments and accessories from the past. In the exhibition, Chovan uses fragments and fabrication to enshroud memories, gives form to absence and celebrates remnants as potent vehicles for resuscitation."
Austin |  Women & Their Work

PrintAustin 2018

January 13 through March 3, 2018
Featuring exhibitions, artist talks, special events, demonstrations, and workshops, PrintAustin is the city's annual extravaganza highlighting the various forms of printmaking. For a full schedule of events, go here.

LA Warman: Like All Cages/This Cage is Fragile

February 9 through March 3, 2018
An exhibition featuring new works by New York City-based poet and artist LA Warman. "Comprised of video, interactive installation, and poetic text, the work explores the relationship of the erotic body to empire."
Austin |  ATM Gallery/Studio

Line Form Color

December 9, 2017 through March 4, 2018
An exhibition featuring works from the Blanton's collection that "embrace a reductive formal vocabulary," particularly that of line, form, and color.

18+

February 16 through March 4, 2018
18+ is "a look at bodies, eroticism, and sexuality from the perspective 23 women and non-binary artists."Artists include:Abi Daniel (Austin, TX) Amy Earles (Indianapolis, IN) Annalise Gratovich (Austin, TX) Annie Alonzi (Austin, TX) Beth Schindler & Lex Vaughn (Austin, TX) Bronwyn Walls (New Orleans, LA) Carissa Potter Carlson (Oakland, CA) Christa Blackwood (Austin, TX) Drew Riley (Austin, TX) Hannah Neal (Austin, TX) Holly Bobisuthi (Oakland, CA) Inés Estrada (San Antonio, TX) Joanne Leah (New York, NY) Katie Skelly (New York, NY) Lindsay Watson (Portland, OR) Lindsey Taylor (Austin, TX) Mattie Hinkley (California) Nomi Chi (Vancouver, Canada) Onnie O'Leary (NSW, Australia) Polly Morwood (Austin, TX) Sally Chung (Los Angeles, CA) Tallulah Fontaine (Toronto, Canada) Urzulka (Austin, TX) Vy Ngo (Austin, TX)
Austin |  RECSPEC

The Moment before a Pause: Cheryl Finfrock

February 16 through March 17, 2018
The artist on her work: "I use technology as a means to viscerally push images back into the hand. It is my experience that as a culture we are lonely for the touch of real objects. Long live actual paint. My current body of work invites the viewer into a work of both intimate and public responses that my characters’ experience. In turn, both the painted figure and viewer bear witness to a particular yet open ended story."

Honoria Starbuck: Zen Chickens

January 20 through March 20, 2018
An exhibition featuring ink, watercolor and collage works by Austin-based artist Honoria Starbuck. The works in the show are inspired by Zen calligraphers, mail art and the artist's practice of tai chi.
Lockhart |  Spellerberg Projects

Chris St. Leger

January 20 through March 20, 2018
An exhibition watercolor paintings and prints by Lockhart, Texas-based artist Chris St. Leger.
Lockhart |  Spellerberg Projects

B. Anele: Only You

February 2 through March 23, 2018
Only You is a solo installation by Texas based transdisciplinary artist, Brittney or B. Anele. The exhibition will consist of the artist's ongoing self portrait series.
Austin |  Unit C

Collective Vision

February 2 through April 7, 2018
Collective Vision is a group exhibition featuring artists represented by Bivins Gallery. Artists include: Troy Abbott, Fletcher Benton, Mr. Brainwash, Pedro Escapa, Carole Feuerman, Linda Fleming, Phil Gleason, Robert Graham, Richard Hickam, Tom Holland, Mildred Howard, Robert Hudson, Denis Mikhaylov, Harry Moody, Craig Nagasawa, Don Nice, Ricardo Paniagua, Irene Pijoan, Punk Me Tender, Richard Shaw, Tonio Trzebinski, Lidia Vitkovskaya, Brian Wall, Mary Hull Webster, William T. Wiley, and Russell Young.
Dallas |  Bivins Gallery

Elana Langer: Emotional Aid Kit / Soul Revival Tent

January 20 through April 28, 2018
Emotional Aid Kit / Soul Revival Tent is an installation by New York-based artist Elana Langer. The work "is an emotional intervention in the gallery space and provides tools for integrating empathy into our collective experience of the everyday."
Lockhart |  Spellerberg Projects

Art of Celebration

February 9 through April 28, 2018
An exhibition featuring ceramics, encaustic, jewelry, mixed media, scratchboard, watercolor, and other works by over 45 Austin-based artists.
Austin |  Art for the People

Form into Spirit: Ellsworth Kelly’s ‘Austin’

February 18 through April 29, 2018
An exhibition celebrating the opening of Austin, Ellsworth Kelly's artist-designed building/artwork on the UT campus. This exhibition will explore how Austin’s conceptual origins began in the seminal period Kelly spent in France (1948-54), when he immersed himself in the country’s artistic traditions and monuments.

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

Cryptids

January 27 through May 10, 2018
Cryptids is a group exhibition curated by Catherine Lee and featuring works by Sarah Fox, Ken Little, Jared Theis, and James Tisdale.
Johnson City |  Texas Art House

Desert Triangle Print Carpeta

January 26 through May 27, 2018
Desert Triangle Print Carpeta features serigraphs, relief prints and lithographs by artists based primarily in El Paso, Albuquerque and Tucson. This exhibition is part of PrintAustin and includes works by:Pavel Acevedo Jesus "Cimi" Alvarado Chris Bardey Christina Cardenas Nanibah Chacon Mark Christian Michael Contreras Francisco Delgado Gonzalo Espinosa Rudy Flores Manuel Guerra Jellyfish Collectivo Krrrl Los Dos Joe Marshall Raul Monarrez Henry Morales Lauren Moran Ruben Urrea Moreno Victor Muheddine Tino Ortega Zeke Peña Matthew Poe Martin Quintanilla Tim Razo Tanya Rich Rogo Federico Villalba Mykl Wells Yorch
Austin |  Mexic-Arte Museum

Fotografía y Nuevos Medios: Selections from the Permanent Collection

January 26 through May 27, 2018
"Amassed over the last 35 years, Mexic-Arte Museum’s upcoming exhibition explores the plurality of resistance, highlighting varied lineages of Latinx and Latin American resistance. Selected works will reflect upon a range of issues including race, gender, identity, community, civil rights, and cultural praxis. Through different mediums and approaches, these works shift beyond binary paradigms, speaking to the fluidity of life." The show includes works by Jamie Alvarez, Lucero Archuleta, Chuy Benitez, Ave Bonar, Essentials, Faustinus Deraet, Santiago Forero, Jesse Herrera, Diego Huerta, Itzel Alejandra Martinez, Paloma Mayorga, Delilah Montoya, Marcela Morán, Christina Noriega, Joel Salcido, Paul Valadez, Regina Vater and more.
Austin |  Mexic-Arte Museum

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.

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.

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."
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