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Grace Zuñiga: Sweat of the Sun

MECA

January 30 through March 6, 2015

New works by artist and MECA Visual Art Director Grace Zuñiga, whose manipulations of materials and formal structures take inspiration from an Incan reference to gold as "sweat of the sun."

Lydia Bodnar-Balahutrak: Nature Studies

Hunter Gather

Last Chance - January 23 through March 7, 2015

Houston-based artist Lydia Bodnar-Balahutrak’s work is a living archive of collected objects, events, and stories reflecting the current socio-political climate of her home, Ukraine. The recent works on view explore time, memory, and nature’s reclaimings.

Oliver Herring: Areas for Action

Diverseworks

Last Chance - January 21 through March 7, 2015

German-born, New York-based artist Oliver Herring’s evolving exhibition consists of daily performances, improvisatory sculptures, and real-time collaborative artworks created on-site. Gallery visitors are invited to participate or simply observe, and Herring's constructions and photo/video documentation will accumulate in the exhibition as it progresses.

Carlos Cruz-Diez: A Chromatic Condition

Sicardi Gallery

Last Chance - January 20 through March 7, 2015

Color experiments by Paris-based Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz-Diez, including a selection of recent Physichromies and a Transchromie, paired with a portfolio of screenprints from 1970-1971.

FotoFest: International Discoveries V

FotoFest

Last Chance - January 22 through March 7, 2015

A wide range of new photographic work from around the globe by Khaled Akil (Syria), Chris Bartlett (USA), Pedro David (Brazil), Roberto Fernandez Ibanez (Uruguay), Do-Yeon Gwon (Korea), Jungho Jung (Korea), Hankoo Lee (Korea), Marcela Magno (Argentina), Hector Rene Membreno-Canales (Honduras/USA), Hosang Park (Korea), Sebastian Szyd (Argentina), and Tang Desheng (China).

Impassibility

Gaddis Geeslin Gallery

Last Chance - February 19 through March 7, 2015

A student exhibition in which artists Erika Aguirre, Colton Clifford, Amber Eggleton, Frank Graham, Jacob Jaso, Ashton Leath, Krystal Murray, and Justin Zachary investigate ideas of gender roles, family connections, and fleeting moments.

Lindy Chambers

d. m. allison

Last Chance - February 14 through March 8, 2015

Artist Lindy Chambers’ paintings of working class homes use vibrant color to carry the images into the realm of the fantastic.

Double Life

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston - CAMH

Last Chance - December 12, 2014 through March 13, 2015

Pushing at our definitions of “performance,” Double Life features a video and performance by Paris-based choreographer Jérôme Bel, a sculptural environment by South Korean artist Haegue Yang, and film/video works by Los Angeles-based Wu Tsang, including the premiere of two-channel video installation, Miss Communication and Mr:Re.

Jamie Ellen Davis: troublewithwords

Fresh Arts

Last Chance - January 30 through March 13, 2015

Using text as aesthetic rather than semantic material, Jamie Ellen Davis’ recent drawings and prints, along with work drawn directly on the gallery walls, create an autobiographical narrative connecting the artist's learning disabilities and her creative practice.

Patrick Fagerberg: Embracing the Sublime

Gremillion & Co. Fine Art

Last Chance - February 19 through March 13, 2015

Patrick Fagerberg was at the height of his career as a defense attorney when he was struck on the head in an accident at a concert venue. With his brain's left hemisphere injured, he quickly excelled at creating intriguing, abstract paintings. This is the first exhibition of Fagerberg’s work.

Point to Point

GalleryHOMELAND

February 13 through March 14, 2015

An exhibition focusing on the act of mark making, featuring works by Houston artists Tierney Malone, David McGee, Cody Ledvina, Beth Secor

Shotgun

Rice University Art Gallery

January 30 through March 15, 2015

A new, site-specific installation by Tokyo-based architecture studio Atelier Bow-Wow, for which they’ve collaborated with Rice School of Architecture Asst. Professor Jesús Vassallo and his students to design and build an installation inspired by Houston's historic row house or "shotgun" home design.

Seeing Native American / Being Native American

MSC Forsyth Center Galleries

January 15 through March 17, 2015

Dual exhibitions explore and contrast various historic and contemporary depictions of Native American life. Seeing Native American: Historic Impressions (Forsyth Galleries) features late 19th- and early 20th-century depictions by non-Native American artists, while the companion show Being Native American: Contemporary Expressions (Stark Galleries) features contemporary perspectives by Native American artists.

Janet Biggs: Echo of the Unknown

Blaffer Art Museum

January 16 through March 21, 2015

Drawing from the effects of Alzheimer’s on her family members, artist Janet Biggs’ installations combine video, sound, and objects to explore the role of memory and the construction of identity.

Helen Altman: Cover Your Nut

Moody Gallery

February 21 through March 21, 2015

An exhibition premiering new work by Fort Worth artist Helen Altman, including sculptures created from found hand puppets and stuffed animals, a 6-foot grid of skulls made from flowers and grasses, and blown eggs filled with hourglass sand.

Toots Zynsky

Hooks-Epstein Galleries

February 21 through March 21, 2015

An exhibition of colored glass sculptures and vessels by Toots Zynsky. Among the original team of artists who founded the Pilchuck Glass Center in Stanwood, WA in 1971, Zynsky is widely known for her unique works and pioneering techniques.

Liz Rodda: Impressions

David Shelton Gallery

February 20 through March 21, 2015

Mixed media, sculpture, and video works by artist Liz Rodda playfully challenge social conventions and common definitions of beauty and femininity. Shake it off.

Someone in Texas Loves You

Public Storage

February 27 through March 21, 2015

This pop-up show in a Montrose area public storage locker features new works by Houston artists Heath West and Michael Bhichitkul.

Line: Making the Mark

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

December 12, 2014 through March 22, 2015

This exhibition of drawings and prints from the museum’s permanent collection shows how various artists, since the advent of Modernism, have explored and expanded mark-making. Includes works by Josef Albers, Louise Bourgeois, Willem de Kooning, Jasper Johns, Sol LeWitt, Sam Messenger, Joan Mitchell, and Barnett Newman.

Raychael Stine: Chuparrosa

Art Palace

February 20 through March 27, 2015

A show of new paintings on canvas and paper by Albuquerque-based artist Raychael Stine, who layers abstract gesture and representation.

Susan Whyne: Entrances

Art Palace

February 20 through March 27, 2015

A selection of small-scale works on paper made by artist Susan Whyne while she was living in the San Francisco Bay area (between 1969 and 77) and was intrigued by the unexpected arrangements of forms, patterns, and color of the city’s front yards.

2 Berliner + 1 Wiener

Gallery Sonja Roesch

January 31 through March 28, 2015

Recent works by Dieter Balzer, Dirk Rathke, and Josef Adam Moser– three artists (two from Berlin, one from Vienna) who use geometric shapes, sculptural form, color, and light as the basis for their work.

Hans Molzberger: The Flying Circus

SAMARA Gallery

February 6 through March 28, 2015

Woodblocks and sculptures by artist Hans Molzberger based on his childhood memories of a book telling the story of a German WWI pilot who, after the war, flew around the world and became friends with pilots from England, France, and the US.

Angelia Ford: Benevolent Threads

Gallery 422 at The Workroom

March 4 through 28, 2015

A show of drawings and intaglio prints by artist Angelia Ford, focusing on the isolation of homeless individuals in our communities.

Gary Bachers: Silent Conversations

Jung Center

March 3 through 30, 2015

A retrospective of intricately colored pencil drawings by Gary Bachers, who lost the ability to use words following a brain aneurism at age 38 but gained faculties as a visual artist.

Sensational Landscape

She Works Flexible

January 16 through April 3, 2015

The inaugural show at She Works Flexible (formerly The Brandon) features work by Texas artist Cat Clifford and Arizona based artist Erika Lynne Hanson, with an accompanying text by Egyptian artist Malak Helmy.

Project Video 2015

Sicardi Gallery

February 24 through April 4, 2015

The latest in Sicardi's Project Video exhibition series features recent video works by Dias & Riedweg, Miguel Angel Ríos, and Melanie Smith, looped continuously in a single-channel projection in the Project Room Gallery.

Urban Ecologies

Galveston Arts Center

February 28 through April 7, 2015

An exhibition considering landscapes–urban, natural, and imagined–and our interactions with them. The show pairs artists from Houston with artists who live elsewhere, including works by Krista Birnbaum, Jorge Galvan Flores, Amy Sacksteder, Leslie Shershow, Thuy-Van Vu, and Eric Zimmerman.

Mapped: A Survey of Contemporary Jewelry and Metalwork

The Gallery at HCC Central- Houston Community College

March 2 through April 8, 2015

A group show of works inspired by Houston’s diverse landscape, including pieces by Corey Ackelmire, Nathan Dube, Diane Falkenhagen, Martha Ferguson, Jan Arthur Harrell, Jessica Jacobi, Masumi Kataoka, Edward Lane McCartney, Jeffrey McGee, Robert Thomas Mullen, Mary Rogers, Caitie Sellers, Leslie Shershow, Olga Starostina, Demitra Thomloudis, Melissa Walter, Sandra Zilker.

Through the Lariat’s Loop

Total Plaza

January 26 through April 14, 2015

A lobby exhibition reflecting Texas’ cowboy culture, including photography by Geoff Winningham, bronze sculptures by Clay Dahlberg, a handmade saddle and boots by M. L. Leddy, and select paintings from The Bobbie and John L. Nau Collection.

Roberta Harris: 1972 - 2014

Kcam - Katy Contemporary Art Museum

February 21 through April 19, 2015

A retrospective of art works by Houston native Roberta Harris, including never before seen historical works. (For those Houstonians who’d prefer a champagne shuttle to driving to Katy, a bus leaves at 5pm sharp from G Gallery in The Heights.)

Rajni Perera: AFRIKA GALAKTIKA

Art League Houston

November 14, 2014 through April 24, 2015

This exhibition of new works by Sri-Lankan born artist Rajni Perera features a large-scale mural, and a series of paintings that cross-translate between the visual languages of Indian miniaturist art, Blaxploitation, and the images produced by the Hubble Deep Field Telescope. Floating between Western and Immigrant culture, the work creates an interesting East-West dialogue of ideas, concerning immigrant identity issues, female sexuality and science fiction and fantasy.

Jason Villegas: Mineral Spirit

Art League Houston

November 14, 2014 through April 24, 2015

A site-specific sculptural installation, inspired by string theory and spiritual vibrations, by Houston-based artist Jason Villegas in the ALH Sculpture Garden.

Texas Czechs: Rooted in Tradition

Czech Center Museum

January 24 through April 25, 2015

An exhibition of photos, films, and text shows the roles that Czech culture has played in shaping Texas. The free beer, kolaches, and accordion music at the opening will prove it.

Patrick Renner: Cabinet of Curiosities

Gallery Jatad

March 5 through April 25, 2015

An exhibition of recent and earlier sculptural works by Houston artist Patrick Renner, best known for his Funnel Tunnel and other large-scale public artworks. Also included in the show are some sketchbooks, personal items from his studio and home, and selections from the gallery’s tribal objects.

For a New World to Come

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

February 1 through April 26, 2015

"For a New World to Come: Experiments in Japanese Art and Photography, 1968–1979" examines an important and often overlooked period for photography and contemporary art in Japan. This show features more than 250 works–photographs, photo books, paintings, sculpture, and film-based installations–many of them never before seen in the U.S.

Learning Curve

Houston Center for Photography

February 27 through April 26, 2015

The 8th annual exhibition of selected work made by HCP students over the past year, juried by Keliy Anderson-Staley, Assistant Professor of Photography and Digital Media, University of Houston.

Oriental Influences

International Modern Art Gallery

March 2 through April 30, 2015

A group exhibition of paintings by Vietnamese artists Dang Xuan Hoa, Dinh Quan, Ha Tri Hieu, Hong Viet Dun, Pham An Hai, and Thanh Chuong.

Degrees of Separation

Station Museum of Contemporary Art

January 17 through May 1, 2015

In conjunction with Mel Chin: Rematch, this group show pays homage to the important Houston artist with works by Wayne Gilbert, Mike Hollis, Mary Jenewein, the collective Sin Huellas (No Footprints), and street art by Empire I.N.S..

Love Street - META

Houston City Hall

January 1 through May 5, 2015

The latest iteration to the "Love Street" exhibition series includes works by David A Brown, Susan Budge, Michael DE LE Cerda, Kristen Cliburn, Joseph Cohen, James Glassmen, David Graeve, Meredith "Butch" Jack, Melinda Laszczynski, Michael Macedo Meazell, Michel Muylle, Nate Nash, and Patrick Renner.

The Art Guys: The Tunnel of Love

One Allen Center Gallery

February 12 through May 9, 2015

Inspired by fun houses, carnival “tunnels of love,” circus sideshow experiences, black holes, and unicorns, The Art Guys have created a fantastical and funny interaction at the the Allen Center, with the opening just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Plant People

Galveston Artist Residency

February 28 through May 9, 2015

GAR’s spring group exhibition features works celebrating plants, alongside the plants that inspired them. Includes pieces (and plants) by Natasha Bowdoin, Dean Daderko, Andrea Dezso, Tory Fair, Francesca Fuchs, Allison Hunter, Marie Leterme, Gabriel Martinez, Brian Porray, Diana Puntar, Adam Putnam, Lisa Sanditz, Ann Wood.

Spectacular Rubens

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

February 15 through May 10, 2015

This exhibition reunites monumental tapestries from the Triumph of the Eucharist series, designed by Flemish painter Peter Paul Rubens in the early 1620s, with oil-on-panel studies and other paintings related to the series.

Becoming Modern

The Menil Collection

February 27 through June 14, 2015

An exhibition of 19th Century French drawings from the collections of the Menil and the Morgan, including works by Eugène Delacroix, Vincent van Gogh, Georges Seurat, Paul Cézanne, and Odilon Redon.

Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller: The Infinity Machine

Byzantine Fresco Chapel

January 31 through June 19, 2015

Artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller have created an audiovisual work inspired by “music of the spheres,” Pythagoras’s theory that celestial bodies move with their own harmonies. This year-long installation is the first in a series of site-specific works giving new life to the chapel space.

Rienzi Library: Highlights from a House

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

February 28 through June 28, 2015

An exhibition exploring treasures of the Rienzi Library at the MFAH's house museum for European decorative arts. Books on display highlight fine graphic design and binding, and include early publications of works by by William Shakespeare, Niccolò Macchiavelli, Christina Rossetti, Washington Irving. Monthly gallery talks highlight other artworks in the collection.

Takis: The Fourth Dimension

The Menil Collection

January 24 through July 16, 2015

The first U.S. museum survey of sculptures, paintings, and kinetic works created over the past half century by Greek artist Takis–a self-described “instinctive scientist” whom Duchamp dubbed “the happy ploughman of magnetic field.”

The Art of Gaman

Holocaust Museum Houston

January 30 through September 20, 2015

It’s title referring to the Japanese concept of gaman, "to endure the seemingly unbearable with patience and dignity," this exhibition features more than 120 creative artifacts made by Japanese Americans while incarcerated in internment camps during World War II.

Arts of Islamic Lands

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

January 31, 2015 through January 30, 2016

A special exhibition featuring hundreds of Islamic masterworks from the renowned al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait. In conjunction, the MFAH has also installed a number of related artworks from its own collection in two galleries.

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