Ranch Gates of the Southwest: Manifestations of Individualism

Museum of Printing History

February 20 through April 17, 2014

An exhibition featuring photographs by Daneil M. Olsen and Henk Van Assen, highlighting the letter forms and typography of ranch gates, while also emphasizing their cultural significance as part of a changing American identity. The exhibition is based on a book by Van Assen and Olsen.

Diamond Leaves: Printing in Progress

Museum of Printing History

February 20 through April 17, 2014

Booklyn Artists Alliance and the Printing Museum present the American premiere of this international artist’s book exhibition first curated by Marshall Weber and Xu Bing at the Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum in Beijing. This version shows 24 artist’s book created by more than 30 international artists.

Green is the Colour: Melanie Smith

Sicardi Gallery

Last Chance - February 27 through April 19, 2014

The first exhibition of work by Mexico City-based Smith includes new paintings and video. the exhibition focuses on the color green, drawing from the artist's recent trips to the Amazon.

Components for an Explosive Atomic Device: UH Photography BFA candidates

Kallinen Contemporary

Last Chance - March 15 through April 19, 2014

Organized by University of Houston Adjunct Professor Ariane Roesch and Contemporary Arts Museum Houston Curatorial Associate Nancy O’Connor. Featuring: Joshua Pinson, Maria Jose Garcia Estevez, Vincent Nguyen, Gloria Cervantes, Lisa Ramirez, Myesha Callahan, Crystal Martinez, Trish Stillwell, Maggie McCartney, Brittany Long, Krista Davenport, Brett Burleson, Cuong Truong, Alexis Scott, Laura Greivenkamp, Catherine Rogers, Jameela Al Amin, and Kahiah Polidore.

Anne Deleporte: Dazzle

McClain Gallery

Last Chance - March 12 through April 19, 2014

Deleporte works across a variety of media including painting, sculpture, drawing, video. Consistent throughout her work is a a fascination with how photography can transform the mundane into the curiously strange. In conjunction with FotoFest 2014,  

Thomas Glassford: Afterglow

Sicardi Gallery

Last Chance - March 13 through April 19, 2014

This exhibition consists of Glassford's large-scale sculptural installation of the same name and a series of recent works on paper.

Sueraya Shaheen: encounters

Barbara Davis Gallery

Last Chance - March 21 through April 19, 2014

Shaheen presents a collection of documentary-style portraits of internationally known Middle Eastern artists, which she has archived over the past two years. In conjunction with FotoFest 2014 Biennial.

Daniela Edburg: Killing Time

Anya Tish Gallery

Last Chance - March 18 through April 19, 2014

Edburg's intricate photographs challenge the boundaries between the surreal and the commonplace. Elements of the bizarre in otherwise ordinary settings call attention to the self-destructive and obsessive nature of humankind. In conjunction with the 2014 FotoFest Biennial.

Loving You is Cool: Sebastien Boncy, Gabriel Ramos and Lester Marks

Zoya Tommy Contemporary

Last Chance - March 21 through April 19, 2014

Boncy takes urban landscapes of Houston in a natural, unguarded manner, capturing random intersections that occur in his neighborhood and surrounding areas. Boncy is gaining momentum here and in Dallas. He gives good Facebook and his open-use Tumblr purpletimespaceswamp.tumblr.com is very cool.  Ramos is a Puerto Rican photographer living in Miami who makes detailed dioramas. Marks needs no introduction.  

Soundwave, Eternal Loyalist


Last Chance - March 29 through April 19, 2014

A solo exhibition of paintings, drawings and sound installation by Houston-based artist, Lopez. He has woven visual and acoustical strands to engage his audience with multiple senses. Lopez has also invited interactive sound performances by other Houston-based artists, Paul Connolly and David Garcia.    

36th UH School of Art Master of Fine Art Thesis Exhibition

Blaffer Art Museum

Last Chance - April 4 through 19, 2014

The 2014 Master of Fine Arts candidates are - drumroll- Jose Baez Franceschi, Aaron Bielish, Carlos Corona, Jessica Crute, Brenda Cruz, Jamie Davis, Lauren Moya Ford, John Forse, Betsy Huete, Bradley Kerl, Kyle Earl McAvoy, Linh O'Briant, Tom So, Jeremy Underwood, Joshua Ward, Arnea Williams, Rhonda Wolverton, and Amy Beth Wright!   

Hillerbrand+Magsamen: Home Improvement

Galveston Arts Center

Last Chance - March 8 through April 20, 2014

The collaborative husband and wife visual team draws upon the Fluxus tradition of incorporating humor, performance, video art and everyday objects. They create a conversation about family dynamics, suburban life and American consumer excess which they call “suburban fluxus”.

2014 Core Exhibition

Glassell School of Art

Last Chance - March 14 through April 20, 2014

The 2014 Core show features work by current artists-in-residence Julia Brown, Anahita Ghazvinizadeh, Anna Elise Johnson, Senalka McDonald, Harold Mendez, Madsen Minax, and Ronny Quevedo. Core critics-in-residence Patrik Haggren and Hanna Yoo contribute essays based on their independent research to the Core 2014 Yearbook.

Fotofest 2014

All Over Houston Multi-venue

Last Chance - March 15 through April 20, 2014

Photographic art fills every nook of the Houston artworld this month! In addition to Fotofest's own exhibitions, more than 100 particiapting spaces have something for everyone. Their website has the myriad details.

Another Layover: New Art Acquisitions for IAH

Alliance Gallery- Houston Arts Alliance

Last Chance - March 13 through April 24, 2014

Works by regional artists make a gallery stop before joining the city’s art collection at Bush Intercontinental Airport. Artists: Richard Armendariz, K.C. Collins, Marshall Harris, Mira Hnatyshyn, Sharon Kopriva, Lee Littlefield, Liza Littlefield, Paul Kittelson, Cindee Klement, David Medina, Susannah Mira, Steve Murphy, Charles Wiese, Ben Woitena and Rachel Ziegler.  

Ken Wiatrek: Relics

Cardoza Fine Art

Last Chance - March 28 through April 24, 2014

Wiatrek is a painter. His colorful abstract geometric paintings combine design elements with brushwork.

Keith Carter: Ghostland

McMurtrey Gallery

March 15 through April 26, 2014

Carter's new work uses wet plate collodian process to explore the flora, fauna, and folklore of swamplands in the American.

Dornith Doherty: Archiving Australia

McMurtrey Gallery

March 15 through April 26, 2014

Doherty used on-site x-ray equipment to photograph native, rare and critically threatened plants located throughout the Australian continent. In this body of work, Doherty continues to explore the role of seed banks and their preservation efforts in the face of climate change, the extinction of natural species and decreased biodiversity.

Being In Danger: Terry Suprean


March 29 through April 26, 2014

New photographs that explore themes of experience, loss, and the state of being in danger through physical, digital, and psychological threats and transformations.

Contemporary Arab Video, Photography, and Mixed Media Art

Spring St. Studios

March 15 through April 27, 2014

The FotoFest 2014 Biennial presents 49 contemporary Arab artists from the Middle East and North Africa. The exhibitions will be the first large-scale presentation of contemporary photo and media-based art from Arab countries to be presented in the United States in many years. FotoFest has commissioned Karin Adrian von Roques, as lead curator for the exhibitions. Ms. von Roques has worked for over 20 years producing exhibitions and publications on contemporary Arab art. She is working with FotoFest Senior Curator Wendy Watriss.  

New York Women

G Gallery

April 5 through 27, 2014

Curated by Barbara MacAdam, this show features a group of artists who engage with the world of materials as well as the intellect.  Featuring Nancy Haynes, Joan Waltemath, Rosy Keyser, Elisabeth Kley, and Diana Cooper.

Adding a Beat: Hirsch Library Project

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

April 4 through May 2, 2014

A  project conceived by Hanna Yoo, a critic in residence of the Core Program, is the first contemporary art project held at the Hirsch Library. In the performance programs and sound installation, Houston-based artists and musicians respond to the institutional space and collection of the library. Sound installation by Lina Dib.    

Wu Tsang: Moved by the Motion


March 14 through May 3, 2014

DiverseWorks has commissioned Los Angeles-based artist Wu Tsang to create a video installation and performance  that inhabit a space between fiction and documentary.  Tsang is a filmmaker and performer who explores the relationship between self and identity.

A Matter of Kinship: Emily Peacock

Aker Imaging Gallery

March 22 through May 3, 2014

Peacock's new work includes images of the artist and her sister, as well as objects and environments from their shared experiences throughout the years. The series reflects the complexity of a sibling relationship and reexamines the idea of family portraiture.  

Patrick Renner: Funnel Tunnel

August 9, 2013 through May 4, 2014

Renner's colorful, twisting roadside attraction occupies the median in Montrose Blvd. across from Art League Houston for nine months— drive on by!

The Age of Impressionism

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

December 22, 2013 through May 4, 2014

The Museum is the final stop on a three-year, international tour of French paintings originally assembled by Singer sewing-machine heir Sterling Clark and his wife, Francine, and now part of the collection of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. The exhibition spans the 19th century and features Manet, Degas, Renoir, Monet and Morisot.

PROJECT B: Camera Era: Freeze Frames from a World Long Gone

Cherryhurst House

March 29 through May 4, 2014

The San Francisco-based collaborative that specializes in collecting, preserving and publishing vintage photographs made by unknown photographers, comes to Houston with two exhibitions. A by appointment only exhibition at this soon-to-open gathering space where the artists are currently in residence. For appointments, please contact Barbara Levine by email at: blevine@projectb.com.


Blaffer Art Museum

January 16 through May 10, 2014

Antena is a language experimentation collaborative founded by Jen Hofer and John Pluecker, both of whom are writers and artists. Antena will be in residence at Blaffer, where they will think about how views on language can help rearticulate expereince.There will be books for sale from independent presses and DIY endeavors throughout the U.S. and Latin America focusing on writing by women, people of color, queer communities, and others.  

Lee Bontecou: Drawn Worlds

Menil Collection

January 30 through May 11, 2014

Throughout her career, Bontecou has created drawings as a component of her artistic practice,  in relation to the sculptures for which she is renowned, and as independent works of art. The exhibition spans the years 1958 through 2012 with 76 works.  

Georges Braque: A Retrospective

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

February 13 through May 11, 2014

Braque was a leading figure of the Paris avant-garde in the first decades of the 20th century. Together with Picasso, he pioneered the innovations of Cubism. A selection of 78 works, including 25 of his cubist works.

hacienda sonora


April 12 through May 12, 2014

Photos by Jack Thompson in collaboration with Max Gonzalez

Amita Bhatt

Crazywood Gallery

February 22 through May 15, 2014

Bhatt states. "My work is anchored in the historic and global phenomenon of geographic and identity politics…."


The Mission

April 5 through May 17, 2014

A group exhibition featuring recent photographs by national and international artists. In conjunction with the FotoFest 2014 Biennial. 

Wabi Sabi

Art Palace

April 11 through May 24, 2014

A group exhibition about the beautifully irregular.    

Jamal Cyrus: Melizmatik

Inman Gallery

April 11 through May 24, 2014

Cyrus uses melisma, the musical technique of singing one extended syllable across several notes, as a framework to address the tonal variations of history, context and perception.

The Artist Revealed: Artist Portraits and Self-Portraits

J. Wayne Stark Galleries, Texas A&M

March 27 through May 25, 2014

This exhibition brings together fifty works in a variety of media that examine self-portraits and portraits of other artists. Included in the show are works by Milton Avery, Chuck Close, Leonard Baskin, Edward Steichen, Norman Rockwell, and Anders Zorn. Sitters include James McNeill Whistler, Thomas Eakins, Charlie Chaplin, C.S. Lewis, and Pablo Casals.

John Singer Sargent: The Watercolors

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

March 2 through May 26, 2014

This exhibition of nearly 100 works, painted between 1902 and 1911, provides an opportunity to view a broad range of the Sargent's watercolors. It brings together watercolors holdings from the Brooklyn Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Trailer: Jeff Shore and Jon Fisher

McClain Gallery

February 6 through May 31, 2014

The second solo presentation of Shore and Fisher's installations in Houston. Their work bring togethers combined backgrounds in painting, electronics, and music.

Rare Finds

Booker-Lowe Gallery

March 13 through May 31, 2014

An exhibition of paintings by indigenous artists from Australia’s central and western deserts. Didgeridoo player Cameron McCarthy will perform during the reception. Including artists Lorna Fencer Napurrula, Gloria Petyarre, Penny K Lyons, Dorothy May, William Sandy, and Imelda Yukenbarri.  

Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary 1926–1938

Menil Collection

February 14 through June 1, 2014

The first major museum exhibition to focus on the breakthrough surrealist years of René Magritte, tracing strategies and themes from an important period in his career. Bringing together eighty paintings, collages, and objects, along with a selection of photographs, periodicals, and early commercial work, the exhibition offers new insight into Magritte’s identity as a modern painter and surrealist artist.

Owen Fisher: Cuba Today

Art Car Museum

March 15 through June 8, 2014

Colorful images of the culture and evolving economy of the Socialist Republic of Cuba captured Fisher who travels there on humanitarian missions.

Terry Swenson: Homelessness through the Eyes of the Homeless

Art Car Museum

March 15 through June 8, 2014

HomeAid Houston photographer and writer Swenson’s  photography project distributed disposable cameras to homeless participants of Houston SEARCH Homeless Services to document their daily lives in order to educate the public on what homelessness looks like through their eyes.

Melanie Smith

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston - CAMH

March 22 through June 15, 2014

This exhibition focuses on three video-based installation works: Xilitla: Dismantled 1; Bulto: Fragments; and Elevator. Working in cinematic installations Smith took an ethnographic approach to the eccentricities of her adopted home city in Mexico.

Round 40: Monuments: Right Beyond the Site: Otabenga Jones & Associates

Project Row Houses

March 28 through June 22, 2014

The collective will take a different approach to previous Rounds and utilize all seven of the Art Houses through installations that happen on and off-site. The off-site installations will be in collaboration with identified Sites (mentioned below) and become permanent art works to the Third Ward landscape. As the neighborhood continues to change, Otabenga Jones & Associates will create installations that serve as a means to communicate and celebrate the values of cooperation, entrepreneurship, self-determination, resistance, and communal responsibility. Third Ward Community Market and Talent Showcase: Saturday, March 29th from 2pm to 7pm  

In the Midst of Things: Fred Baldwin and Wendy Watriss

Menil Collection

March 13 through July 6, 2014

Political activists and self-taught photographers, Fred Baldwin and Wendy Watriss met in 1970 and began documenting everyday life in Grimes County, Texas. As a portrait of a people, that body of work caught the interest of Dominique de Menil, who organized its exhibition at Rice University’s Institute for the Arts in 1977. Over the years, Baldwin and Watriss’s relationship with the Menil has deepened.  

Memories of a Voyage: The Late Work of René Magritte

Menil Collection

February 14 through July 13, 2014

Continuing its exploration beyond René Magritte’s years leading up to World War II, the Menil presents a selection of works beginning in 1941 and concluding with the artist's death in 1967. In conjunction with Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938.  

Collective Reaction

Station Museum of Contemporary Art

March 16 through August 17, 2014

This umbrella exhibition features six solo exhibitions by Democracia, Adel Abidin, Hito Steyerl, Mohammed Al-Shammarey, Prince Varughese Thomas, and Maura Sheehan. Dealing with the proliferation of images and the devices that record them. In conjunction with FotoFest 2014.

The People's Plate with Otabenga Jones & Associates: Lawndale 2014 mural

Lawndale Art Center

February 28, 2014 through January 10, 2015

The 2014 mural at Lawndale Art Center will feature Otabenga Jones & Associates. This project will be the fourth mural at Lawndale Art Center. In addition to the mural at Lawndale there will be a series of adjacent programs, kicking off a year-long commitment to health education. Programs will include cooking classes, a foraging workshop, an urban gardening workshop and a line of mass produced lunchboxes that will be made available to the public.

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