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Friday,  12.15.17


Practical Acts of Perception

Friday,  12.15.17   |   7–10 pm
An exhibition of works by Cande Aguilar, Jorge Purón and Mauricio Sáenz. The pieces in the show address the idea of scale and "utilize proportion as a device to augment or degrade the viewer's perspective."
Austin  |  grayduck gallery

Saturday,  12.16.17

Sunday,  7.22.18

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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

Zack Ingram: Skin Thick

October 27 through December 16, 2017
An exhibition featuring works by Zack Ingram, the winner of the inaugural Tito's Prize. Ingram was selected by a curatorial panel including Ana Esteve Llorens, artist; Joseph Havel, Director of the Glassell School of Art and artist; Kevin McNamee-Tweed, artist and Big Medium Gallery Curator; and Bárbara Perea, Mexico City-based Independent Curator.
Austin |  Big Medium

Staycation 2: What in the World?

November 10 through December 16, 2017
An exhibition featuring works by ten Austin-based artists, including Ryan Cronk, Dave Culpepper, Bethany Johnson, TJ Lemanski, Rebecca Marino, Bucky Miller, Landon O’Brien, Rachael Starbuck, Barry Stone, and Ingrid Tremblay.
Austin |  Mass Gallery


December 2 through 23, 2017
A group exhibition featuring light-themed works by more than thirty artists.

The Political Seducer's Diary

November 4 through December 29, 2017
An Instagram-based exhibition organized by Performance Art Houston. The show is curated by Jeanette Joy Harris and features week-long performance by:VINCENT CAMPOS (FR) 4 – 10 NOV BROOKE LEIGH (AU) 11 – 17 NOV STEVEN MARTZ (UK) 18 – 24 NOV JEANETTE JOY HARRIS (US) 25 NOV – 1 DEC RYDER RICHARDS (US) 2 – 8 DEC DANIEL CABALLERO (US) 9 – 15 DEC KATYA PETETSKAYA (AU) 16 – 22 DEC YOSHIE SAKAI (US) 23 – 29 DEC

Taiko Chandler: Moments in Movement

October 20 through December 30, 2017
A show of monotypes and monoprints by artist Taiko Chandler. The pieces in the exhibition were created by Chandler in collaboration with Flatbed Press, and address themes of transience and the ephemeral nature of life.
Austin |  Flatbed Press

Bruce Lee Webb : Thoughts Are Things

November 4 through December 30, 2017
A show of paintings and prints by self-taught artist Bruce Lee Webb. The exhibition includes Webb's recent Texas Road Hog intaglio prints co-published with Flatbed Press.
Austin |  Flatbed Galleries

Joel Salcido: Aliento A Tequila

November 11 through December 30, 2017
Aliento A Tequila is an exhibition of photographs by Austin-based artist Joel Salcido. The images in the show document the process of the production of tequila.
Austin |  Flatbed Galleries

Heads in the Cloud

December 1 through 30, 2017
A show of works by Jeffrey Butterworth. The artist describes his work as “somewhere between Raymond Pettibon and The Far Side.”
AUSTIN |  Link & Pin

Birds’ Nests and Refuge: Impermanent Homes

November 11 through December 31, 2017
An exhibition featuring photographs by Sharon Beals along with writings that address contemporary immigrant experience in the United States. The show includes poetry and prose from: Chaitali Sen, Ching-In Chen, Dena Afrasaibi and Maria Reva.
Austin |  Prizer Gallery

Carl Block: Odd Pottery

November 30 through December 31, 2017
A show of new works by Waxahachie potter Carl Block. "With his face jugs, musician jugs, and wall platters, Block takes the Southern folk art face jug in a very contemporary direction, equal parts Appalachian tradition and tattoo shop irreverence."
Austin |  Yard Dog Gallery

Hermine Freed: Art Herstory

December 1 through 31, 2017
A screening of Hermine Freed's video Art Herstory (1974). In the piece, the artist "takes on more than five hundred years of the treatment of women in the Western art historical canon in twenty-two minutes."

Mexico Modern: Art, Commerce, and Cultural Exchange, 1920–1945

September 11, 2017 through January 1, 2018
An exhibition highlighting "the important history of 20th-century art and how artists, museum curators, gallery owners, journalists and publishers in the US and Mexico instigated a cultural phenomenon by creating and promoting art that pioneered a synthesis of indigenous traditions and international aesthetics." The show features more than 200 items, many of which are drawn from the Ransom Center’s collections.
Austin |  Harry Ransom Center

Tiger Strikes Austin

December 1, 2017 through January 6, 2018
An exhibition featuring works by fourteen Los Angeles-based artists from Tiger Strikes Asteroid-Los Angeles and works by artists from Monte Vista Projects.Artists include: Carl Baratta, Annelie McKenzie, Christopher Ulivo, Erin Harmon Jonathan Ryan, Kari Reardon, Liz Nurenberg, Mark Brosseau, Stacy Wendt, Warren Schultheis, Brittany Mojo, Chris Miller, Rebecca Bennett Duke, and Roberta Gentry.
Austin |  ICOSA Collective

The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip

November 25, 2017 through January 7, 2018
"The Open Road explores the photographic road trip as a genre and America as an imaginative resource, presenting the stories of photographers for whom the American road was muse." The show features more than 100 images created from the 1950s to today.

NACIMIENTOS: Traditional Nativity Scenes from Mexico

December 8, 2017 through January 7, 2018
"Nacimientos: Traditional Nativity Scenes from Mexico is a presentation of traditional nacimientos, or nativity scenes, which are constructed all over Mexico during the Christmas season and are powerful examples of the blending of indigenous pre-Columbian and Spanish Colonial beliefs and methods of making. The exhibition features a rich tradition of handmade nacimientos from the Museum’s Permanent Collection and loans from Don and Polly Johnson."
Austin |  Mexic-Arte Museum

Rachel Stuckey: Good Days & Bad Days on the Internet

November 18, 2017 through January 11, 2018
"In Good Days & Bad Days on the Internet, Rachel Stuckey dissects the emotional pull of technology using performative video, projection mapping, video signal manipulation, and custom software. The works employ various methods of engagement with technology, ranging from commercial seduction to addiction and entrapment to the intoxication of the unknown."
Austin |  Women & Their Work

Matthew Fuller: Botanical Eclipse

December 2, 2017 through January 13, 2018
A show of new works by Matthew Fuller. "In his latest series, Botanical Eclipse, Fuller represents the constant, interconnected cycle of life forces flowing through our universe. The magnified images allow the viewer to contemplate the most delicate details of earthly life, while the use of vibrant color alludes to boundless cosmic events."
Austin |  Davis Gallery

John Bock: Dead + Juicy

September 23, 2017 through January 14, 2018
A new film by John Bock. The film was shot entirely in and around Austin and is commissioned by The Contemporary Austin. "Labeled an “uncanny musical” by the artist, the film features a mercurial female protagonist, a barber named Lisa, interacting with odd and wacky characters throughout various Texan locales."

Wangechi Mutu

September 23, 2017 through January 14, 2018
A show of works by artist Wangechi Mutu. "Anchoring the exhibition is a new, site-specific edition of Throw, 2017, an action painting generated by a performance in which Mutu throws black paper pulp against the wall, creating an abstract composition that dries, hardens, and then degrades over time." The show also includes sculptures and animations.

Erika Huddleston: Waco Creek: Static/Dynamic Urban Wilderness

November 18, 2017 through January 21, 2018
A show of paintings by Dallas and Austin-based artist Erika Huddleston. For this show, the artist spent time painting en plein air in Waco, depicting the city's waterways and natural features.This exhibition is co-presented by the Mayborn Museum and the Art Center of Waco.
Waco |  Mayborn Museum

Type Hike

October 5, 2017 through January 27, 2018
"An exhibition of posters designed by Type Hike: a collaborative nonprofit design project that supports the outdoors through typography. Created by David Rygiol and James Louis Walker, the project began in August of 2016 with a series of 60 designs celebrating the National Park Service Centennial. It now includes 3 unique series, focusing on national shorelines and recreation areas as well as endangered animals."

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

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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