Top Five: December 8, 2016

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UPCOMING EVENTS

ONGOING EXHIBITIONS

Friday,  12.9.16

Opening

Betelhem Makonnen: ኣለማየሁ : I saw the world

Friday,  12.9.16   |   7–10 pm
"In ኣለማየሁ : I saw the world, Betelhem Makonnen investigates issues of estrangement, exile, racism and forced migration.  The starting impulse of all her works are questions that arise from her own experiences in relationship to history and the construction of archives." The show features photography, installations and video works.
Opening

Elizabeth Chiles & John Swanger: Lumens & Currents

Friday,  12.9.16   |   7–10 pm
A show featuring art by Elizabeth Chiles & John Swanger. "The artists’ works interact and form conversations around questions of luminosity, surface, materials, color and practices of close attention."
Austin  |  grayduck gallery

Saturday,  12.10.16

Opening

Tahila Xicahuamazatl Mintz: SPOKEN

Saturday,  12.10.16   |   1–4 pm
An exhibition of black and white photographs by artist Tahila Xicahuamazatl Mintz. The works in the show benefit from deep looking and slowly reveal themselves to the viewer.
Austin  |  CAMIBAart
Opening

Recent Watercolors

Saturday,  12.10.16   |   7–9 pm
A show of recent watercolors by Marfa artist Sam Schonzeit.
Austin  |  JM Drygoods

Sunday,  12.11.16

Thursday,  12.15.16

Friday,  12.16.16

Reception

The Soil of the Soul

Friday,  12.16.16   |   6–9 pm
An art exhibition dedicated to and inspired by wine! The show was created by artist Mila Sketch in collaboration with sommelier Julia Dixon.
Austin  |  Art for the People

Saturday,  12.17.16

Reception

pure

Saturday,  12.17.16   |   4–8 pm
An exhibition of art featuring works by:Joseph Cohen Karen Hawkins Catherine Lee McKay Otto Beverly Penn Margo Sawyer Joan Winter
Johnson City  |  Texas Art House

Tuesday,  12.20.16

Performance

Valerie Fowler: Nature and Other Stories

Tuesday,  12.20.16   |   7–9 pm
A survey of works by Valerie Fowler. The oil paintings in the exhibition, according to the artist, use "the allegory of nature to show the ambiguity of beauty in humankind. There is, always, in my pieces, an element of sadness and wonder, at the beauty of things both evil and good.”
Austin  |  Dougherty Arts Center

Thursday,  12.29.16

Performance

Tahila Xicahuamazatl Mintz: SPOKEN

Thursday,  12.29.16   |   6:30–8 pm
An exhibition of black and white photographs by artist Tahila Xicahuamazatl Mintz. The works in the show benefit from deep looking and slowly reveal themselves to the viewer.
Austin  |  CAMIBAart

Wednesday,  1.4.17

Artist talk

Valerie Fowler: Nature and Other Stories

Wednesday,  1.4.17   |   12 am
A survey of works by Valerie Fowler. The oil paintings in the exhibition, according to the artist, use "the allegory of nature to show the ambiguity of beauty in humankind. There is, always, in my pieces, an element of sadness and wonder, at the beauty of things both evil and good.”
Austin  |  Dougherty Arts Center

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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."

Understory

November 4 through December 10, 2016
An exhibition featuring works by four Texas-based artists who employ narrative and story telling in their work. Featuring art by Lee Baxter Davis, Hollis Hammonds, Trenton Doyle Hancock, and Alyssa Taylor Wendt.
Austin |  Mass Gallery

Queer Terrortories

November 18 through December 10, 2016
An exhibition "bringing together emerging contemporary artists engaging with politics of anti-assimilation. As gayness enters the mainstream, assimilation to white heteronormativity becomes increasingly privileged over the voices of trans and POC members in the LGBTQ+ community." Featuring art by Ryan Hawk, E. Jane, The Highest Closet (Bug Davidson, Creighton Baxter, Hayley Morgenstern, Jessica Borusky, Sarah Hill), and Nabeela Vega.

Shawn Camp: Angle of Refraction

November 12 through December 17, 2016
An exhibition of new works by Austin artist Shawn Camp. In his new paintings, Camp explores "smooth, almost metallic surfaces based on oblique rectangles, linear edges that cut across the panel, and the refractive qualities of light."
Austin |  Gallery Shoal Creek

Common Language

November 8 through December 31, 2016
A show of collaborative works by Razi Projects (Suzi Davidoff and Rachelle Thiewes). The show features photographic documentations of site-specific land installations, a video projection, and an artist book.
Austin |  Flatbed Press

Carl Smith: Work Scars

December 2 through 31, 2016
A show of works by Carl Smith. Smith on his paintings: "I use paint to make these images so technically these are paintings, but I don’t think of these works as fine art. They are abstractions of landscapes and represent my ever-changing ideas about painting. It’s always done fast, with no plan, and should communicate something about my personal objectives to make the best image I can. I always seek to make the act of creation central to the content of the paintings."
Austin |  Prizer Gallery

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November 12 through December 31, 2016
An exhibition of art featuring works by:Joseph Cohen Karen Hawkins Catherine Lee McKay Otto Beverly Penn Margo Sawyer Joan Winter
Johnson City |  Texas Art House

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

The Soil of the Soul

October 11, 2016 through January 7, 2017
An art exhibition dedicated to and inspired by wine! The show was created by artist Mila Sketch in collaboration with sommelier Julia Dixon.
Austin |  Art for the People

Valerie Fowler: Nature and Other Stories

November 30, 2016 through January 7, 2017
A survey of works by Valerie Fowler. The oil paintings in the exhibition, according to the artist, use "the allegory of nature to show the ambiguity of beauty in humankind. There is, always, in my pieces, an element of sadness and wonder, at the beauty of things both evil and good.”

Andrea de Leon and Micah Evans: Mapped Refraction

December 3, 2016 through January 7, 2017
"Mapped Refraction features the sculptural work of two Austin-based artists who utilize thermal applications in their process. Both Andrea de Leon and Micah Evans use linear forms to articulate the uniqueness of the materials."
Austin |  ICOSA Collective

Ana Esteve Llorens: Studies for Future Objects

November 17, 2016 through January 12, 2017
"In Studies for Future Objects, Ana Esteve Llorens examines space and form through sculpture by creating an ambitious 20-foot long structure made of interlocking wooden panels. In addition to defining the space, Llorens emphasizes an on-going dialog with the body by creating human sized cutout voids in the panels."
Austin |  Women & Their Work

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."

Formative World

December 3, 2016 through January 22, 2017
A show of works by Jonny Negron, Maren Karlson & Matt Lock.
Austin |  Farewell Books

Icons & Symbols of the Borderlands

September 17, 2016 through January 29, 2017
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

Warhol By the Book

October 16, 2016 through January 29, 2017
Warhol By the Book is a comprehensive examination of Andy Warhol’s extensive work in books. The show will feature jacket covers, illustrations, drawings, screen prints, paintings, photographs, films, and several original books created over a five decade span of Warhol's career.

Naissance

November 18, 2016 through February 20, 2017
An art exhibition curated by Philip Rogers.
Austin |  Gallery 701
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