Top Five: August 17, 2017

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ONGOING EXHIBITIONS

Friday,  8.18.17

Opening

Annabeth Rosen: Fired, Broken, Gathered, Heaped

Friday,  8.18.17   |   6:30–9 pm
An exhibition featuring more than twenty years of ceramic works by Annabeth Rosen. From CAMH: "Exploring the temporal nature of ceramics, Rosen melds the performative into both material and process. Composing through laborious, additive techniques, she pushes the medium beyond spectacle and into conversations about endurance-based performance, feminist thought, contemporary painting, and conceptual art."

Saturday,  8.19.17

Conversation

Annabeth Rosen: Fired, Broken, Gathered, Heaped

Saturday,  8.19.17   |   2–3 pm
An exhibition featuring more than twenty years of ceramic works by Annabeth Rosen. From CAMH: "Exploring the temporal nature of ceramics, Rosen melds the performative into both material and process. Composing through laborious, additive techniques, she pushes the medium beyond spectacle and into conversations about endurance-based performance, feminist thought, contemporary painting, and conceptual art."
Opening

Celebrating Houston’s Founding Modernists: Featuring David Adickes, Henri Gadbois & Leila McConnell

Saturday,  8.19.17   |   4:30–8:30 pm
An exhibition featuring presentations of works by David Adickes, Henri Gadbois and Leila McConnel. Along with works from each artist, the gallery will also be showing a selection of pieces from their mid-century peers, including stalwarts of Houston’s former Dubose Gallery in the 1960s: Lamar Briggs, Bill Condon, Frank Freed, Herb Mears, Kermit Oliver, Stella Sullivan, and Patricia Waldrip-Taylor.

Tuesday,  8.22.17

Lecture

Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910–1950

Tuesday,  8.22.17   |   6:30–7:30 pm
An exhibition chronicling "the development of modern art in Mexico and the social, political, and cultural forces that shaped it over the course of nearly half a century." The show features approximately 175 works by Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Rufino Tamayo, Manuel and Lola Álvarez Bravo, Miguel Covarrubias, Alfredo Ramos Martínez, Carlos Mérida, Roberto Montenegro, and Dr. Atl (Gerardo Murillo), among others.

Thursday,  8.24.17

Performance

Unemoji​onal

Thursday,  8.24.17   |   8–10 pm
Unemoji​onal is an evening of new works featuring original live dance and music by artists Roberta Paixao Cortes, Thomas Helton, Lindsey McGill, and Seth Paynter.
Houston  |  Rec Room Houston

Friday,  8.25.17

Performance

Unemoji​onal

Friday,  8.25.17   |   8–10 pm
Unemoji​onal is an evening of new works featuring original live dance and music by artists Roberta Paixao Cortes, Thomas Helton, Lindsey McGill, and Seth Paynter.
Houston  |  Rec Room Houston

Saturday,  8.26.17

Opening

Bradley Kerl: Greenhouse

Saturday,  8.26.17   |   6–9 pm
A show of paintings by Houston artist Bradley Kerl. Kerl's compositions are inspired by his daily experiences — his imagery includes classroom still-life arrangements, a flowerbed at the grocery store, potted plants at the doctor’s office.
Galveston  |  Galveston Arts Center
Opening

Christopher Cascio: XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXX

Saturday,  8.26.17   |   6–9 pm
A show of new paintings by Houston artist Christopher Cascio. The pieces in the exhibition reference both traditional quilt patterns and the artist's past works that were created using concert wristbands.
Galveston  |  Galveston Arts Center

Sunday,  8.27.17

Wednesday,  8.30.17

Conversation

The Propeller Group

Wednesday,  8.30.17   |   12–1:30 pm
An exhibition of works by The Propeller Group, "a Ho Chi Minh City and Los Angeles-based art collective led by founders Tuan Andrew Nguyen, Phu Nam Thuc Ha and Matt Lucero dedicated to elevating the Vietnamese voice on the international scene. Through installation, video and sculpture, The Propeller Group has developed an innovative model that merges collaborative, conceptual art practices — partially steeped in the politically inflected artwork of the 1990s — with the forms and methods of popular media today."
Houston  |  Blaffer Art Museum

Thursday,  9.7.17

Lecture

Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910–1950

Thursday,  9.7.17   |   6:30–8 pm
An exhibition chronicling "the development of modern art in Mexico and the social, political, and cultural forces that shaped it over the course of nearly half a century." The show features approximately 175 works by Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Rufino Tamayo, Manuel and Lola Álvarez Bravo, Miguel Covarrubias, Alfredo Ramos Martínez, Carlos Mérida, Roberto Montenegro, and Dr. Atl (Gerardo Murillo), among others.

Friday,  9.22.17

Reception

The Sound of Things

Friday,  9.22.17   |   5:30–8 pm
An exhibition featuring works by Bohyun Yoon and Alyce Santoro. The show explores the potential of sound within objects and craft materials, asking questions like: What does glass sound like? What does a sonic weaving look like?

Friday,  9.29.17

Conversation

Annabeth Rosen: Fired, Broken, Gathered, Heaped

Friday,  9.29.17   |   12–1 pm
An exhibition featuring more than twenty years of ceramic works by Annabeth Rosen. From CAMH: "Exploring the temporal nature of ceramics, Rosen melds the performative into both material and process. Composing through laborious, additive techniques, she pushes the medium beyond spectacle and into conversations about endurance-based performance, feminist thought, contemporary painting, and conceptual art."

Jonathan Leach: Planes Drifter

June 10 through August 19, 2017
A show of new works by Houston artist Jonathan Leach. The pieces in the exhibition draw on man-made structures and organic systems and are "inspired by the visual language used to guide us through our environment."
Houston |  Gallery Sonja Roesch

Dahlia Elsayed: Flag Days

June 24 through August 19, 2017
A show of works by artist Dahlia Elsayed. Elsayed creates "text and image based work that synthesizes an internal and external experience of place, connecting the ephemeral to the concrete."
Houston |  Apama Mackey Gallery

Grayson Chandler: Tautologies & Memoirs

July 1 through August 19, 2017
A show of paintings by Houston-born artist Grayson Chandler. From the gallery: "Deeply curious about the forces that govern human reason and faith, Chandler's work probes the amphibious network linking logic, intuition, consciousness, and emotion."

Harumi Shimazu / Linde Pieper & Seth Daulton

July 8 through August 19, 2017
An exhibition by Tokyo-based artist Harumi Shimazu. Shimazu "tries to represent the energy of life and the ephemeral beauty in nature in both her installations and two-dimensional work."In the back room of the gallery, there will also be an exhibition featuring the works of Linde Pieper and Seth Daulton. 

Burning Bones Press: Collective Pulse

July 15 through August 20, 2017
A show of works by members of Houston's Burning Bones Press printmaking studio. This exhibition is co-organized by Keelin Burrows, Curator for The Printing Museum, Houston, and Dennis Nance, Curator for Galveston Arts Center in conjunction with PrintHouston and includes work by Lucinda Cobley, Blaine Davis, Tess Doyle, Carlos Hernandez, Amber Kaiser, Cathie Kayser, Nancy Luton, Pat Masterson, Anna Mavtomatis, Erin Miller, Eric Pearce, MacKenzie Petter, Kathy Trice, and Christopher Wallace.
Galveston |  Galveston Arts Center

Gisela Colon: ATMOSPHERES

April 20 through August 26, 2017
A show of works by Los Angeles-based artist Gisela Colon. Inspired by Minimalism, Op-Art, and the Light and Space movement, Colon creates freestanding sculptures and biomorphic pod works that appear to generate light.
Houston |  McClain Gallery

David Scanavino: Repeater

June 3 through August 26, 2017
A new site-specific sculpture by Brooklyn-based artist David Scanavino. From the Moody Center: "Repeater is an immersive sculpture made of commonly available industrial tiles that create pathways that invite people to move in and around the geometric artwork. The design playfully skews the shape of the floor and sends the work up the walls of the Central Gallery to a height of 24 feet."

Mara Held: Errant Traveller

June 24 through August 26, 2017
A show of works by Mara Held. The paintings in the exhibition are created using egg tempera and are inspired by travel, insects, fungi, and various other natural elements.
Houston |  McClain Gallery

Heist In The Heights

August 5 through 26, 2017
A show featuring art and design objects from Houston collectors' collections. The show is curated by Thomas Mason, Linda Clarke, Gus Kopriva, and Heidi Vaughan
Houston |  Clarke & Associates

2017 Art League Instructor Exhibition

August 4 through 26, 2017
A group exhibition featuring works by artists teaching at Art League Houston. Participating artists: Lucinda Cobley, Ruben Coy, Garland Fielder, ​Clara Hoag, ​Melinda Laszczynski, Polly Liu, Steve Parker, Cary Reeder, S Rodriguez, Laura Spector​, Alexander Squier​and Myke Venable.
Houston |  Art League Houston

2017 Art League Student Exhibition

August 4 through 26, 2017
The 2017 ALH Student Exhibition is a group exhibition featuring works in jewelry, drawing, mixed-media, ceramics, print-making and painting by students who participated in classes at the Art League School during the past year.
Houston |  Art League Houston

VAA 12th Invitational Juried Exhibition

July 31 through August 26, 2017
A show featuring works by Matt Adams, Daria Aksenova, Josena Arquieta, Keri Bas, N. Blanca, Cecilia Campos, Angela Corson, Kathy Drago, Rei Egusquiza, Karen Eisele, David Fitzgibbons, Diane Gelman, William Gerrish, Nell Gottlieb, Erik Hagen, Richard Hall, Liz Hill, Martin Holme, Cedric Ingram, David Mann, Alexandra Nemeth, Clark Nunn, Keddy Ann Outlaw, Anthony Pabillano, William Reed, Penelope Ross, Maria Elena Sandovici, Cameron Frederick Sands, A.M. Schaer, Barbara Shaw, Candis Smith, Robert Straight, Lyn Sullivan, Kemberly Warren, Geraldina Interiano Wise and Dee Zunker.
Houston |  The Silos on Sawyer

James Ciosek: Moth To The Flame

June 9 through August 26, 2017
A show of works by Houston-based sculptor and metal worker James Ciosek. The exhibition will feature works that use new techniques for the artist, such as wood burning and ink applied using compressed air. The pieces in the show aim to "explore the nature of reality and perception."

35th Annual Juried Membership Exhibition

July 14 through August 27, 2017
A group exhibition juried by Rebecca Senf, the Chief Curator at the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, AZ and the Norton Family Curator at the Phoenix Art Museum. The show features works by:Leon Alesi (Austin, TX) Caleb Alvarado (Phoenix, AZ) Vivian Arcidiacono (Houston, TX) Pedro Arieta (New York, NY) Anne - Laure Autin (The Netherlands) Sandra Bacchi (Rye Brook, NY) Mel Black (Galveston, TX) D.C. Boson (Houston, TX) Stephanie Brunia (Iowa City, IA) Troy Colby (Lawrence, KS) Mark Davis (Pittsburgh, PA) Norm Diamond (Dallas, TX) John DuBois (Issaquah, WA) Catherine Fairchild (Houston, TX) Andrew Feiler (Atlanta, GA) Bryan Florentin (Dallas, TX) Thomas Gearty (Cambridge, MS) Amy Gelb (Miami Beach, FL) Judit German - Heins (Houston, TX) Carl Henry (Houston, TX) Jeffrey Heyne (Boston, MA) Kevin Hoth (Boulder, CO) Ann Johansson (Los Angeles, CA) Natalia Kharitonova (Sugar Land, TX) Kent Krugh (Fairfield, OH) Susan Lapides (Cambridge, MA) Trent Lesikar (Austin, TX) Wen Hang Lin (Mesa, AZ) Ward Long (Durham, NC)* Emily Loving (Dallas, TX)* Rita Maas (Chappaqua, NY) Kerry Mansfield (San Francisco, CA) Marilyn Maxwell (Fortworth, TX) Molly McCall (Carmle Valley, CA) Simon McCool (Bloomington, IN) Tom Morin (Houston, TX) Matt Morris (Baton Rouge, LA) Christelyn Nash (Houston, TX) Calros Ocando (Katy ,TX) Christos Palios (Baltimore, MD) Donna Pinckley (Little Rock, AR)* Kahiah Polidore (Atlanta, GA) Suzanna Revy (Carlisle, MA) Meredith Richey (Houston, TX) Eduardo Rivera (Jamaica Plain, MA) Caroline Rumley (Atlanta, GA) Mark Sawrie (Muncie, IN) Jamey Stillings (Sante Fe, NM) Jane Szabo (Altadena, CA) Valeria Yaklin - Brown (Magnolia, TX)

M. Kelly Olsen

August 5 through 27, 2017
A show of op-art ink paintings by M. Kelly Olsen. The pieces are inspired by M. C. Escher, Frank Lloyd Wright, and the artist's father.
Houston |  Gspot Gallery

Camera Roll #6

July 26 through August 31, 2017
A show featuring cell phone photography by Williams Tower employees and guest photographer, Lou Vest.

On the Verge

August 5 through 31, 2017
A show featuring paintings by Susan Spjut and Photography by Michael Bonagurio. The exhibition focuses on "endangered animals and is a tribute to the work of zoos in caring for animals, as well as their work in educating the public."
Houston |  Archway Gallery

Annie Evelyn: Multiple Impressions

June 16 through September 2, 2017
A show of recent works by furniture maker Annie Evelyn. From the Craft Center: "Using alternative materials to upholster her chairs, she manipulates tessellations of cement and aluminum to create comfortable, squishy seat cushions. These seemingly hard and rigid materials are so surprisingly relaxing to sit on, the experience of interacting with the work is sure to change the viewer’s first impression."

Edward Eberle: Retrospective

June 16 through September 2, 2017
A retrospective of works by Pittsburgh-based ceramic artist Edward Eberle. The show, which includes more than 40 works created throughout Eberle's career, aims to show the evolution of the artist's technique creating porcelain sculptures and vessels.

Fine Wind, Clear Morning

July 7 through September 2, 2017
An exhibition featuring artists "using contemporary hybrid and traditional techniques honed from street art to master printmaking." The show includes works by Gavin Benjamin, Deborah Nehmad, Charles Uzzell-Edwards a.k.a. PURE EVIL, Jamie Earnest, Felipe Lopez, and Minka Stoyanova.
Houston |  Cindy Lisica Gallery

Owen Drysdale & Rajab Ali Sayed: Swim

July 7 through September 2, 2017
An exhibition featuring works by Syracuse-based artist Owen Drysdale and Houston-based artist Rajab Ali Sayed. Drysdale's paintings use color and gesture to create constructed realities the artists imagines, and Sayed's paintings "create a dialogue about identity and representation within the history of painting."
Houston |  Barbara Davis Gallery

A Better Yesterday

May 19 through September 3, 2017
An exhibition featuring three artists whose works explore themes of childhood accomplishments, imaginary worlds, and traumas into a dialogue with their present lives. Artists include JooYoung Choi, Jack Early, and Lily van der Stokker.

Adela Andea: It’s Unreal!

May 15 through September 8, 2017
An installation by Houston artist Adela Andea. Andea is known for her use of LED lights and electronic elements that explore the interaction between technology and the space we occupy.
Houston |  Total Plaza

PRINTS: Frankfort, Joyce, Moorhead

June 8 through September 9, 2017
A show featuring prints by Dana Frankfort, Emily Joyce and Katrina Moorhead. "Within each artist's practice, printmaking serves as a tool to further explore their primary medium and to allow for exploration into new realms of problem-solving."
Houston |  Inman Gallery

Stories Told

July 7 through September 9, 2017
A group exhibition exploring trends in figurative painting. The show includes works by Mequitta Ahuja, Firelei Báez, Kaye Donachie, Angela Fraleigh, Hope Gangloff, Vera Iliatova, Rosa Loy and Sarah McEneaney.
Houston |  Inman Gallery

Things We Used To Know

July 22 through September 9, 2017
A show featuring works by Ariel Lavery, Christopher M. Lavery, Matthew Weedman, Jason Pearce Willome, and Ethan Worden. The exhibition aims to "reframes natural history and external observation as a form of self-investigation," and includes works referencing space travel, exploration, mirrors, and more.
Houston |  BOX 13 ArtSpace

Melinda Laszczynski: Milk Money Honey

July 22 through September 9, 2017
A window installation by Melinda Laszczynski. From Box 13: "Part window display and part peepshow, Milk Money Honey is an installation of found objects, assemblage, and cast off studio materials. Many of these things are meant to be disposable- inflatables forgotten after a summer party; scraps of paint peeled from mixing jars; plastic toys from the dollar store that never stood a chance."
Houston |  BOX 13 ArtSpace

Jim Nolan: Matter-in-the-World/Ideas-in-the-Head

August 4 through September 9, 2017
A show of works by artist Jim Nolan. Nolan's works are inspired by a concept he refers to as "blue-collar minimalism," in which he uses readily available dollar store and hardware store materials to both lampoon and laud minimalism.
Houston |  Art Palace

Hillaree Hamblin: Short Term Memory

May 20 through September 9, 2017
A show of works by Houston artist Hillaree Hamblin. The installation at Tank Space is composed of elements that explore the concept of memory and captured fragments of the past.
Houston |  The TANK Space

Sangram Majumdar

April 22 through September 10, 2017
A show of works by Indian-born artist Sangram Majumdar. The pieces in the exhibition "refer to the cyclical nature of history and the catalytic connections between major cultural centers in Asia and the west."

Internal Dialog: External Communication

June 12 through September 10, 2017
A show curated by Diane Griffin Gregory and featuring art by:Agnès Bourely Anne Jensen Audrey Omenson Beverly Fritsch Cheri Randolph Cory Canella Eduardo Portillo Eileen Figueroa Gabriela Ayarzagoitia Gary Watson Jane Eifler Jennifer McClish Jim Hannan Leonor Ratliff Liane Schaefer Lou Vest Marius Zgirdea Michael Golden Monica Melgar Page Piland Patricia Blackwell Robert Seale Ron Gordon Sarah McCord Soody Sharifi Syd Moen Tony Parana
Houston |  Spring street studios

Summer Studios 2017

August 12 through September 17, 2017
An exhibition by PRH's 2017 Summer Studios residents. Artists include:Colby Deal, University of Houston Barbara Gamiz, University of St. Thomas Maureen Lax, University of Houston LeAirre Morris, Texas Southern University Luis Parra, Houston Community College Faith Schwartz, Texas Southern University Heather Wright, Rice University
Houston |  Project Row Houses

Summer Studios 2017

August 12 through September 17, 2017
An exhibition featuring works by PRH's 2017 Summer Studio residents. Artists include:Colby Deal, University of Houston Barbara Gamiz, University of St. Thomas Maureen Lax, University of Houston LeAirre Morris, Texas Southern University Luis Parra, Houston Community College Faith Schwartz, Texas Southern University Heather Wright, Rice University
Houston |  Project Row Houses

Alex Goss: THE DUST SHADOWS CAST

August 12 through September 23, 2017
A show of hand-built machines by artist Alex Goss. The works explore concepts of "literacy and illiteracy in technology as machines become more autonomous."
Houston |  Blank Check Gallery

The Propeller Group

June 2 through September 30, 2017
An exhibition of works by The Propeller Group, "a Ho Chi Minh City and Los Angeles-based art collective led by founders Tuan Andrew Nguyen, Phu Nam Thuc Ha and Matt Lucero dedicated to elevating the Vietnamese voice on the international scene. Through installation, video and sculpture, The Propeller Group has developed an innovative model that merges collaborative, conceptual art practices — partially steeped in the politically inflected artwork of the 1990s — with the forms and methods of popular media today."
Houston |  Blaffer Art Museum

Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910–1950

June 25 through October 1, 2017
An exhibition chronicling "the development of modern art in Mexico and the social, political, and cultural forces that shaped it over the course of nearly half a century." The show features approximately 175 works by Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Rufino Tamayo, Manuel and Lola Álvarez Bravo, Miguel Covarrubias, Alfredo Ramos Martínez, Carlos Mérida, Roberto Montenegro, and Dr. Atl (Gerardo Murillo), among others.

Art of Celebration

August 7 through October 6, 2017
"The Art of Celebration features photography from selected participants of Houston’s Celebration Company. The thirteen photographers travel to different locations in the Houston community, from Farmer’s Markets to Community Centers. The photographs presented at the Center of Art and Photography capture the point of view of the photographers, allowing the audience to momentarily see the world through the artists’ eyes."The show features works by: Amy Davis, Ari Klein, Arielle Harter, Arthur Alexander, Ellen Reichenthal, Evan Levine, Gabrielle Howard, Halley Turner, Harry Samelson, Melissa Shapiro, Neville Karpas, Ian Spindler, and Jeffery Markman.

Andres Serrano: Torture

June 3 through October 8, 2017
For the works in Torture, artist Andres Serrano, under the guidance of military personnel, photographed more than 40 models that underwent various forms of torture. From the Station: "The models suffered humiliation and actual physical distress as they were shackled, submerged and forced into stress positions for extended periods of time. Both mental and physical techniques were used on his subjects, as Serrano chose to enter into a lineage of perverse experimentation for punishment or coercive means."

Patrick Turk: The Demiurge

June 17 through October 17, 2017
A new public art installation by Houston self-taught artist Patrick Turk. From Mystic Lyon: "The Demiurge is the builder of the Universe and all things material. It is the force through which Everything is conceived and created. It is atomic and molecular. It is liquid, gas, and solid. It is bacteria, amoeba, and fungi. It is plants, animals and all of us."
Houston |  Mystic Lyon

The Sound of Things

August 4 through October 28, 2017
An exhibition featuring works by Bohyun Yoon and Alyce Santoro. The show explores the potential of sound within objects and craft materials, asking questions like: What does glass sound like? What does a sonic weaving look like?

Thirty Works for Thirty Years

August 11, 2017 through January 28, 2018
A show of thirty works selected to "tell a unique story about the Menil's history by constructing a narrative that walks visitors through the past thirty years."
Houston |  Menil Collection

Diana Thater: The Starry Messenger

February 24, 2017 through February 1, 2018
Diana Thater's nine-monitor video work The Starry Messenger nods to Houston's role in space exploration. The piece, which was filmed in the Griffith Observatory Planetarium in Los Angeles, documents the changing view of the Milky Way Galaxy.

The Fabiola Project

May 21, 2016 through May 13, 2018
An exhibition of paintings, wood carvings, ceramics, jewelry, needlepoints, and more depicting 4th-century Roman Saint Fabiola. The works in the show are copied from a 19th-century depiction of the Saint by French artist Jean-Jacques Henner and were collected by Belgian artist Francis Alÿs.
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