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Wednesday,  10.18.17

Thursday,  10.19.17

Reception

Fools Romance / Books from AEROMOTO

Thursday,  10.19.17   |   6–7 pm
Located in Mexico City’s Colonia Juárez, the non-profit art library and community space Aeromoto provides public access to art books and small press publications from around the world. This exhibition brings over 300 artists’ books from Aeromoto’s collection to UT Austin, focusing on editions made in Mexico and Latin America. Hammocks, plants and couches transform the VAC’s gallery into a cozy reading room open to the public.

Friday,  10.20.17

Opening

Tony Saladino

Friday,  10.20.17   |   6–8 pm
A show of works exploring the interconnectedness of art and music. The exhibition includes twelve new works on canvas by Tony Saladino.
Austin  |  Gallery Shoal Creek
Opening

Margaret Smithers-Crump: Speechless

Friday,  10.20.17   |   6–8 pm
A show featuring works by artist Margaret Smithers-Crump. "Creating artworks that are often soft, colorful, and ethereal, Smithers-Crump intends to bring attention to the vulnerability and interconnectedness of the Earth’s diverse life forms and ecosystems."
Austin  |  CAMIBAart
Opening

Taiko Chandler: Moments in Movement

Friday,  10.20.17   |   6–8 pm
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
Performance

Good Mourning Tis of Thee

Friday,  10.20.17   |   8–10 pm
An exhibition and installation featuring works by more than 65 artists and performers. The show is organized and curated by artist Alyssa Taylor Wendt and Co-Lab Projects' Sean Gaulager, and is based around the theme of death as a component of change.

Saturday,  10.21.17

Workshop

Good Mourning Tis of Thee

Saturday,  10.21.17   |   2–4 pm
An exhibition and installation featuring works by more than 65 artists and performers. The show is organized and curated by artist Alyssa Taylor Wendt and Co-Lab Projects' Sean Gaulager, and is based around the theme of death as a component of change.
Artist talk

Sally Weber: in FLUX

Saturday,  10.21.17   |   3–5 pm
An exhibition featuring works by artist Sally Weber. Weber uses light as a medium for her art; this show includes light installations and works made with holographic materials.
Johnson City  |  Texas Art House
Opening

TX*SCI

Saturday,  10.21.17   |   7–10 pm
TX*SCI is a show featuring works by Texas artists that are inspired by science.Featured artists include: Eileen McKeon Butt (Austin, TX) Kim Dembrosky (Fort Worth, TX) Laurie Frick (Austin, TX) Nicole Geary (San Antonio, TX) Jules Buck Jones (Austin, TX) Calder Kamin (Austin, TX) David Martínez (Austin, TX) Craig Newswanger (Austin, TX) Cathryn Rowe (Austin, TX) Francesca Samsel (Austin, TX) Cathy Savage (Austin, TX) Sally Weber (Austin, TX)
Austin  |  Art.Science.Gallery.

Monday,  10.23.17

Opening

We Are a Camera

Monday,  10.23.17   |   5–6 pm
We Are a Camera features the video work of Christina Patino Sukhgian Houle, Paulina Mendoza, and Aja Segapeli, all alumni of the School of Art and Design at Texas State University. The title refers both to the pervasive act of using a camera lens to mediate one’s experience of the world, and to the necessity for individuals to act collectively by using cameras to document and make public singular experiences of discrimination.

Tuesday,  10.24.17

Conversation

Type Hike

Tuesday,  10.24.17   |   6–8 pm
"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."

Wednesday,  10.25.17

Film

They Live

Wednesday,  10.25.17   |   7:30–9 pm
"In John Carpenter’s classic subversive sci-fi action movie, wrestler-turned-actor Roddy Piper plays a drifter who inadvertently discovers that Americans are controlled by a ghoulish elite who hide behind a sophisticated system of propaganda and lies."

Thursday,  10.26.17

Performance

Good Mourning Tis of Thee

Thursday,  10.26.17   |   8–10 pm
An exhibition and installation featuring works by more than 65 artists and performers. The show is organized and curated by artist Alyssa Taylor Wendt and Co-Lab Projects' Sean Gaulager, and is based around the theme of death as a component of change.

Friday,  10.27.17

Opening

Zack Ingram: Skin Thick

Friday,  10.27.17   |   7–10 pm
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

Saturday,  10.28.17

Special event

Love to Death: Day of the Dead Community Altars

Saturday,  10.28.17   |   12–8 pm
An exhibition featuring art from the Mexic-Arte Museum's permanent collection along with ofrendas (altars) created by members of the Austin community honoring and remembering their deceased loved ones.
Austin  |  Mexic-Arte Museum
Reception

Good Mourning Tis of Thee

Saturday,  10.28.17   |   9 pm – 12 am
An exhibition and installation featuring works by more than 65 artists and performers. The show is organized and curated by artist Alyssa Taylor Wendt and Co-Lab Projects' Sean Gaulager, and is based around the theme of death as a component of change.

Sunday,  10.29.17

Monday,  10.30.17

Tuesday,  10.31.17

Film

They Live

Tuesday,  10.31.17   |   10 pm – 12 am
"In John Carpenter’s classic subversive sci-fi action movie, wrestler-turned-actor Roddy Piper plays a drifter who inadvertently discovers that Americans are controlled by a ghoulish elite who hide behind a sophisticated system of propaganda and lies."

Wednesday,  11.1.17

Opening

AES+F: Inverso Mundus

Wednesday,  11.1.17   |   10 am – 5 pm
A screening of the 2015 38-minute video work Inverso Mundus by Russian collective AES+F (Tatiana Arzamasova, Lev Evzovich, Evgeny Svyatsky, and  Vladimir Fridkes). "Inspired by the medieval carnival and the ancient Roman festival of Saturnalia, in which social roles and norms reverse, Inverso Mundus upsets viewers’ expectations of contemporary life, but seems to represent the personal desires of many to switch status with those in power."

Thursday,  11.2.17

Performance

Good Mourning Tis of Thee

Thursday,  11.2.17   |   8–10 pm
An exhibition and installation featuring works by more than 65 artists and performers. The show is organized and curated by artist Alyssa Taylor Wendt and Co-Lab Projects' Sean Gaulager, and is based around the theme of death as a component of change.

Friday,  11.3.17

Opening

Room before

Friday,  11.3.17   |   6–8 pm
"For this exhibition, the Studio Art MFA candidates at UT Austin invited six MFA students from Yale University, Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of California, Los Angeles to participate in a collaborative exhibition in the spirit of artistic exchange."Artists include:Cameron Coffman (UCLA) Jenny Gagalka (UCLA) Sasha Baskin (VCU) Kathryn Lien (VCU) Natalie Ball (Yale) Penn Chan (Yale)Hiba Ali (UT Austin) Evelyn Contreas (UT Austin) Siera Hyte (UT Austin) Marisa LaGuardia (UT Austin) Rosa Nussbaum (UT Austin) Emily O’Leary (UT Austin) Anika Steppe (UT Austin) Riel Sturchio (UT Austin) Ingrid Tremblay (UT Austin)
Opening

META_“REAL”_WORLD

Friday,  11.3.17   |   6–8 pm
"META_“REAL”_WORLD is an exhibition of recent work presented by students from UT's Fall 2017 Advanced Expanded Media class that focuses on the creative use and misuse of digital technologies at the nexus of art and practice."The show includes works by:Annie AbuHamad Sarah Kate Cone Sasha Fishman Alex Guillen Brooke Johnson Rae Kim Emily Lee Joseph Macas Rachel McCleary Lily Nylund p1nsktar Devvyn Rhodes Dana Suleymanova Rachel Wilkins Elizabeth Wood
Opening

Body is a Bridge

Friday,  11.3.17   |   6–8 pm
"Body is a Bridge details the lived experiences of illness through an intersectional lens." The show includes works by Texas-based artist Amber Shields, and Portland, Maine artists Gabriella (Riel) Sturchio and Bianca Sturchio.

Saturday,  11.4.17

Sunday,  11.5.17

Tuesday,  11.7.17

Saturday,  11.11.17

Artist talk

Margaret Smithers-Crump: Speechless

Saturday,  11.11.17   |   6–8 pm
A show featuring works by artist Margaret Smithers-Crump. "Creating artworks that are often soft, colorful, and ethereal, Smithers-Crump intends to bring attention to the vulnerability and interconnectedness of the Earth’s diverse life forms and ecosystems."
Austin  |  CAMIBAart
Opening

Bruce Lee Webb : Thoughts Are Things

Saturday,  11.11.17   |   6–8 pm
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

Thursday,  11.16.17

Sunday,  7.22.18

On View

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

Marta Lee & Anika Steppe: Kind of About Michigan

September 22 through October 20, 2017
A show featuring photographs and paintings by Marta Lee and Anika Steppe. The pieces in the show "examine common tropes of tourism, the functions and perils of leisure, and what it means to ‘know’ and hold pride for something as large as a state."

American Dream

September 22 through October 20, 2017
"This exhibition presents work made by 2017 UT teaching residents, Israeli-artist collective, The New Barbizon group. The New Barbizon members, Natalia Zourabova, Asya Lukin, Anna Lukashevsky, Olga Kundina, Zoya Cherkassky, have returned to the tradition of plein air painting to depict Austin’s urban environment. American Dream will feature direct paintings from their time in Austin, at locations they and their students felt imparted meaning either politically, contextually or formally."

Perrin Turner: The Rock That Owns Itself

September 8 through October 21, 2017
A new sculpture by artist Perrin Turner. The installation, which examines and reinterprets Stone Mountain, was created during Turner's six-week residency at Not Gallery.
Austin |  Not Gallery

Sally Weber: in FLUX

September 29 through October 21, 2017
An exhibition featuring works by artist Sally Weber. Weber uses light as a medium for her art; this show includes light installations and works made with holographic materials.
Johnson City |  Texas Art House

Learning in Public

September 22 through October 28, 2017
A series of public performances, collaborations, and community engagements by Mosaico Experiencia, Daphane Park, Saakred and Dorian Wood. "The work presented by the artists in Learning in Public grapples and engages with such topics as gender identity, power, gentrification, the built and natural environments, spiritual realms and self-care."Schedule:SEPT 22 - 28, 2017 // COTFG: Failure SchoolSEPT 29 - OCT 6, 2017 // Mosaico ExperienciaOCT 7 - 14, 2017 // Daphane Park: Let's Meet in the Mineral WorldOCT 15 - 20, 2017 // Dorian Wood: Austin 1017OCT 21 - 28, 2017 // Saakred: TRANS: Act One
Austin |  Mass Gallery

Cody Arnall: Set Out to Disappear

September 29 through October 28, 2017
"Cody Arnall's work investigates themes of personal and shared histories. With that in mind, the work in Set Out to Disappear is a closer examination of aggression and the idea that we are building our own destruction through a desire for power."

Work In Progress

September 9 through October 29, 2017
Fleet's Work In Progress is "a pop-up shop calling attention to the unseen labor of today’s marketable craft aesthetic." Fleet is an artist collective based in Austin, Texas that includes Michael Colaianni, Haley Hill, Brooke Johnson, Emily Lee, Tín Rodriguez, and Connor Walden. This show is put on by Cage Match Projects.

Adrian Aguilera & Betelhem Makonnen: yo soy aqui/ i am here

September 23 through October 29, 2017
"yo soy aquí / i am here is a collaborative exhibition that is the result of a nine-month conversation between the artists Adrian​ ​Aguilera​ and Betelhem​ ​Makonnen​. Deliberately playing with the Spanish language’s distinction between estar and ser as different understandings of the verb “to be,” Aguilera and Makonnen present works in collage, objects, video, and multimedia installation that proposes an ontological, as well as a spatial exploration of our relationship to here (space + time)."
Austin |  ICOSA Collective

Billi London-Gray & Daniel Bernard Gray: Believe Me

September 29 through October 29, 2017
A show of works by Billi London-Gray and Daniel Bernard Gray. "Billi London-Gray makes events, performances, videos, photographs, drawings, prints, poetry, sculptures, sound compositions, and installations to question established systems and examine power dynamics." Daniel Bernard Gray's work "examines the basis of conflict as the difference between people’s definitions of truth and reality."
Austin |  grayduck gallery

Teresa Serrano: La Piñata

October 1 through 31, 2017
A screening of Teresa Serrano's 2003 video work La Piñata. Serrano created the piece "to address the repercussions of the lack of rights for working-class Mexican women."

Good Mourning Tis of Thee

October 13 through November 2, 2017
An exhibition and installation featuring works by more than 65 artists and performers. The show is organized and curated by artist Alyssa Taylor Wendt and Co-Lab Projects' Sean Gaulager, and is based around the theme of death as a component of change.

Texas Music and Beyond: Photographs by Tracy Anne Hart

September 9 through November 4, 2017
A show of photographs by Houston artist Tracy Anne Hart. Hart is best known for her images of Texas music legend Stevie Ray Vaughan. This show features Hart’s previously unreleased large format contact sheet prints and a limited edition box set of photographs of Texas musicians.

Denise Prince: Object Lessons

September 28 through November 10, 2017
"In large paintings, photographs, performance, and a 16mm film, Denise Prince seeks to lay bare the outsized role that fantasy plays in the construction of identity and the perception of reality. In Object Lessons, Prince establishes a bold and evocative space for psychological play that blends youthful fantasies about what adulthood will be, and adult recollections of childhood, into a mythology that is both baffling and assuring."
Austin |  Women & Their Work

Kay Rosen: Jumbo Mumbo

September 23 through November 11, 2017
A show of paintings and drawings by Kay Rosen. The artist creates meticulous compositions out of ubiquitous words and phrases.

Hubbard / Birchler: Night Shift

September 23 through November 11, 2017
A screening of Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler's film Night Shift (2006). "Night Shift comprises four one-sided conversations between Sam--an older police officer--and four rookie cops."

Texas Biennial

September 30 through November 11, 2017
The sixth iteration of Big Medium's Texas Biennial. The show features works by 33 artists and is curated by Leslie Moody Castro. "The exhibition will focus on three elements, all of which are relevant to our present cultural climate and shape of contemporary art: 1) exploring current art making across the state, 2) deconstructing the Texas identity, and 3) examining the state as a border zone."Artists include:Cande Aguilar (Brownsville) Catherine Allen (Midland) Haydee Alonso (El Paso) Rabea Ballin (Houston) Nick Barbee (Galveston) Christopher Blay (Fort Worth) Angel Cabrales (El Paso) Ted Carey (Austin) Jennifer Ling Datchuk (San Antonio) Hannah Dean (Lubbock) Frances Dezzany (McKinney) Luisa Duarte (Houston) Jarred Elrod (Lubbock) Ana Fernandez (San Antonio) Samantha Isabel Garcia (Brownsville) Gary Goldberg (Wichita Falls) Robert Hodge (Houston) Max Manning (Huntsville) Vladimir Mejia (Austin) Zach Morriss (Lubbock) Noëlle Mulder (Houston) Teruko Nimura (Austin) Philana Oliphant (Tyler) Cruz Ortiz (San Antonio) Joe Pena (Corpus Christi) Jonathan Revett (Amarillo) Gilberto Rocha-Rochelli (Laredo) Erin Stafford (Dallas) Felipe Steinberg (Houston) Keer Tanchak (Dallas) Paul Valadez (Edinburg) Fabiola Valenzuela (Grand Prairie) Montoya Williams (Dallas)
Austin |  211 Alpine Rd E.

The Afterlife of Artifacts

October 14 through November 25, 2017
A show featuring assemblages by Barbara Irwin, John Sager, Larry Seaman, Steve Brudniak, and Steve Wiman.
Austin |  Davis Gallery

Diego and Frida: A Smile in the Middle of the Way

September 15 through November 26, 2017
Diego and Frida: A Smile in the Middle of the Way "takes an intimate look at the life and relationship between Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, as seen through the lens of some of the most notable photographers of that time, including Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Ansel Adams, Guillermo Kahlo, Leo Matiz, Nickolas Muray, Edward Weston, and Guillermo Zamora. The documentary prints in the exhibition come from the Museo Casa Estudio Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo, encompassing nearly twenty-five years of their marriage."
Austin |  Mexic-Arte Museum

Love to Death: Day of the Dead Community Altars

September 15 through November 26, 2017
An exhibition featuring art from the Mexic-Arte Museum's permanent collection along with ofrendas (altars) created by members of the Austin community honoring and remembering their deceased loved ones.
Austin |  Mexic-Arte Museum

Larry Bamburg: BurlsHoovesandShells on a Pedestal of Conglomerates

September 22 through December 9, 2017
"Larry Bamburg uses natural materials to create process-based works that vacillate between living and dead, natural and manmade. For BurlsHoovesandShells on a Pedestal of Conglomerates, Bamburg pursues a process of making determined by an arbitrary set of rules, to build a structure as tall as possible using a collection of like materials: burls, hooves and shells."

Fools Romance / Books from AEROMOTO

September 22 through December 9, 2017
Located in Mexico City’s Colonia Juárez, the non-profit art library and community space Aeromoto provides public access to art books and small press publications from around the world. This exhibition brings over 300 artists’ books from Aeromoto’s collection to UT Austin, focusing on editions made in Mexico and Latin America. Hammocks, plants and couches transform the VAC’s gallery into a cozy reading room open to the public.

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

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.

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
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