Top Five: February 23, 2017

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UPCOMING EVENTS

ONGOING EXHIBITIONS

Thursday,  2.23.17

Performance

Experimental Action

Thursday,  2.23.17   |   8 pm – 12 am
The inaugural Experimental Action festival featuring three days of performance art. The festival will be hosted at multiple Houston venues, including Notsuoh, The Secret Group, and Walter's Downtown.

Friday,  2.24.17

Opening

Olafur Eliasson: Green light - An artistic workshop

Friday,  2.24.17   |   7–10 pm
In this project, Olafur Eliasson addresses the international refugee crisis and the politics of global migration. The show includes a workshop teaching participants how to make modular green lamps, langue courses, seminars, and film screenings.
Opening

Diana Thater: The Starry Messenger

Friday,  2.24.17   |   7–10 pm
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.
Performance

Experimental Action

Friday,  2.24.17   |   8 pm – 12 am
The inaugural Experimental Action festival featuring three days of performance art. The festival will be hosted at multiple Houston venues, including Notsuoh, The Secret Group, and Walter's Downtown.

Saturday,  2.25.17

Reception

Perry House: "The Pete Paintings" and Musings

Saturday,  2.25.17   |   11 am – 1 pm
An exhibition of works by Houston artist Perry House. The show is comprised of two bodies of work: The Pete Paintings depict House's alter ego "Pete," and Musings are paintings that allude to House's past works.
Houston  |  Zoya Tommy Contemporary
Panel

Experimental Action

Saturday,  2.25.17   |   2–4 pm
The inaugural Experimental Action festival featuring three days of performance art. The festival will be hosted at multiple Houston venues, including Notsuoh, The Secret Group, and Walter's Downtown.
Opening

Udona Boerema: Transience

Saturday,  2.25.17   |   5–8 pm
A show of recent paintings by Dutch artist Udona Boerema. The works in the show use a reductive manner of painting in which the artist applies thin washes of acrylic to linen to build up images of mountains.
Houston  |  Gray Contemporary
Artist talk

Liz Ward: Watershed

Saturday,  2.25.17   |   5:30–8 pm
A show of new paintings on paper by artist Liz Ward. The works in the exhibition explore topographical and geological elements of the Mississippi River.
Houston  |  Moody Gallery
Opening

Ellen Berman: Three. Two. One.

Saturday,  2.25.17   |   6–8 pm
A show of oil paintings by artist Ellen Berman. Often painting domestic objects, Berman aims to juxtapose the painted object to reality. The artist on her work: “I am interested in the notions of beauty, the extraordinariness of the ordinary, and the transitory nature of and inevitability of loss inherent in everything.”
Houston  |  Hooks-Epstein Galleries
Opening

Randall McCabe: Drawings from the Equinox

Saturday,  2.25.17   |   7–10 pm
"Randall McCabe's Equinox drawings are abstractions rooted in both a recurring formal paradigm going back many years and his predisposition to see the landscape as animate."
Houston  |  Art Car Museum
Performance

Experimental Action

Saturday,  2.25.17   |   8 pm – 12 am
The inaugural Experimental Action festival featuring three days of performance art. The festival will be hosted at multiple Houston venues, including Notsuoh, The Secret Group, and Walter's Downtown.

Sunday,  2.26.17

On View

Ron Mueck

Sunday,  2.26.17   |   12:15–7 pm
A show of thirteen works by hyperrealistic sculptor Ron Mueck. Via the MFAH: "Assembled from public and private collections around the world, the exhibition focuses on Mueck’s treatment of the stages of life, and addresses our collective fascination with the nature of physical existence and the ambiguity of the unknown."

Monday,  2.27.17

Opening

Roger Colombik: Selected Works

Monday,  2.27.17   |   1–3 pm
From the gallery:"Selected Works by Roger Colombik features the artist’s diverse practices in sculpture and social engagement. The sculptures weave through the narrative of Absence/Presence, a psychological state of yearning for two disparate possibilities of simultaneous existence. Representational imagery – journals, a magic carpet, pillows, scales – awaken restless spirits navigating the space between wanderlust and responsibility."

Wednesday,  3.1.17

Thursday,  3.2.17

Opening

SurREAL

Thursday,  3.2.17   |   6–8 pm
An exhibition of photographs by Kenny Morrison and Chuck Ramirez. The works in the show explore "the interconnections between the real, imagined and simulated."
Houston  |  Octavia Art Gallery

Friday,  3.3.17

Opening

Her Feet Planted Firmly on the Ground

Friday,  3.3.17   |   5:30–8 pm
A show of photographs that use traditional techniques to reinterpret the genre of landscape photography. Artists in the exhibition include Ellie Davies, Susi Brister, Christa Blackwood, Jennifer Crane, Naima Green, and Laura Plageman.

Saturday,  3.4.17

Opening

WILD

Saturday,  3.4.17   |   5–8 pm
A show of sculptures by Andrea Wilkinson and paintings by Christie Coker. Both artists are inspired by nature and the environments inhabited by wildlife.
Houston  |  Archway Gallery
Opening

WAKE: Wake the Zine

Saturday,  3.4.17   |   6–9 pm
A show of selections from Galveston-based collective WAKE's publication Wake the Zine. 300 copies of each issue of Wake the Zine are distributed in publicly accessible spaces, primarily MOD Coffeehouse in Galveston. PDF scans of the zine are also accessible online at wakethezine.com.
Galveston  |  Galveston Arts Center
Opening

MK Ghonima: Optimistic Woe

Saturday,  3.4.17   |   6–9 pm
A show of works by MK Ghonima. Many pieces in the exhibition tell stories of places where cultures overlap or butt up against each other.
Houston  |  Redbud Gallery
Opening

David Aylsworth: Either/And

Saturday,  3.4.17   |   6–9 pm
A show of works by Houston artist David Aylsworth. The artist “is inspired by images around him, in both a mental and physical sense, and paints intersecting lines and shapes with luscious strokes, giving his works a sense of energy and movement.”
Galveston  |  Galveston Arts Center

Sunday,  3.5.17

Thursday,  3.9.17

Saturday,  3.11.17

Saturday,  3.18.17

Friday,  3.24.17

Workshop

United by Hand: Work and Service by Drew Cameron, Alicia Deitz and Ehren Tool

Friday,  3.24.17   |   1–5 pm
An exhibition featuring works by Drew Cameron, Alicia Deitz and Ehren Tool. All three artists in the show use their craft as part of their personal healing. "United by Hand pays tribute to U.S. veterans and aims to create neutral ground, raising critical awareness about the history and current state of war culture in the United States."

Saturday,  3.25.17

Workshop

United by Hand: Work and Service by Drew Cameron, Alicia Deitz and Ehren Tool

Saturday,  3.25.17   |   1–3 pm
An exhibition featuring works by Drew Cameron, Alicia Deitz and Ehren Tool. All three artists in the show use their craft as part of their personal healing. "United by Hand pays tribute to U.S. veterans and aims to create neutral ground, raising critical awareness about the history and current state of war culture in the United States."
Closing

Ammar Alobaidi: A Tale of the City

Saturday,  3.25.17   |   2–4 pm
A show of paintings and sculptures by Ammar Alobaidi. Alobaidi studied art and began exhibiting his work in Jordan after he fled Iraq as a refugee. His work uses abstraction and bright color in an attempt to "counteract the loss and sorrow of displacement."

Thursday,  4.6.17

Wednesday,  4.12.17

Friday,  4.21.17

Artist talk

Diana Thater: The Starry Messenger

Friday,  4.21.17   |   7–8:30 pm
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.

Saturday,  4.22.17

Workshop

United by Hand: Work and Service by Drew Cameron, Alicia Deitz and Ehren Tool

Saturday,  4.22.17   |   10 am – 5 pm
An exhibition featuring works by Drew Cameron, Alicia Deitz and Ehren Tool. All three artists in the show use their craft as part of their personal healing. "United by Hand pays tribute to U.S. veterans and aims to create neutral ground, raising critical awareness about the history and current state of war culture in the United States."

Wednesday,  4.26.17

Thursday,  4.27.17

Thursday,  5.25.17

Saturday,  5.27.17

Closing

United by Hand: Work and Service by Drew Cameron, Alicia Deitz and Ehren Tool

Saturday,  5.27.17   |   3–5 pm
An exhibition featuring works by Drew Cameron, Alicia Deitz and Ehren Tool. All three artists in the show use their craft as part of their personal healing. "United by Hand pays tribute to U.S. veterans and aims to create neutral ground, raising critical awareness about the history and current state of war culture in the United States."

R. Eric McMaster: A Routine in Parts

January 13 through February 25, 2017
A show of works by Austin-based artist R. Eric McMaster. Central to this exhibition is a video by the artist documenting dancers executing a two-person routine without their partner. "The documented circumstance results in a routine robbed of its grace; an act filled with awkward or humorous moments that will never fulfill the potential in becoming whole."
Houston |  Lawndale Art Center

Play It as It Lays

January 13 through February 25, 2017
An exhibition curated by José Guadalupe Garza and featuring works by Margaux Crump, Marie Bannerot McInerney, and Gillian Tobin. The artists in the show address themes of nihilism, fatalism, sexual desire, and longing.
Houston |  Lawndale Art Center

Irene Reece: Mon Frère

January 13 through February 25, 2017
In Mon Frère, Houston artist Irene Reece explores the way the world sees her brother, a man with special needs, and the people who care for him.
Houston |  Lawndale Art Center

Valyntina Grenier

February 4 through 25, 2017
A show of works by Valyntina Grenier. From the artist: "These paintings, installations, and encaustics convey a colorful world seemingly untouched by the upheavals of ruin, bigotry, evil, violence, and fear, but are, in fact, a penetrating and personal view of this moment in our American life. They assert that, even at this time, the ideals of tenderness and compassion serve as the foundation of a prosperous society."
Houston |  Gspot Gallery

Experimental Action

February 23 through 25, 2017
The inaugural Experimental Action festival featuring three days of performance art. The festival will be hosted at multiple Houston venues, including Notsuoh, The Secret Group, and Walter's Downtown.

3DPRK: North Korean Portraits by Matjaž Tančič

September 3, 2016 through February 26, 2017
An exhibition of photographs taken by Slovenian photographer Matjaž Tančič of citizens of Pyongyang. For the images in the show, Tančič used a 3D stereoscopic photographic technique that required each subject to stand motionless for minutes while multiple photographs captured different perspectives of his sitter.

Jonathan Leach: Guts and Bone

January 14 through February 26, 2017
"Inspired by city and suburban landscapes, Jonathan Leach’s paintings and sculptures explore how architecture, advertising, and icons interact with one another, using line and color to create movement and tension."
Galveston |  Galveston Arts Center

Andrew Martin: observer effect

January 7 through February 26, 2017
An exhibition of works by Andrew Martin. The landscapes in the show depict communication towers and are executed on small pieces of plywood that resemble smart phones, tablets, and computer screens.
Houston |  Redbud Gallery

Patrick Renner: Upland

January 21 through February 26, 2017
A new installation by Houston artist Patrick Renner. Taking aspects from the facade of the artist's house, this work explores "the relationship of the body to architecture; aspects of time and memory, and the cyclical nature of being."

Sarah Fisher: Seen

January 13 through February 28, 2017
An exhibition of portraits by Houston painter Sarah Fisher.
Houston |  Art Palace

Jane Ewen and Sandy Ewen: In A New Light

February 4 through March 2, 2017
A show of collaborative works by Jane Ewen and Sandy Ewen. "Their collaborative installation at Archway will meld Jane’s large format abstracts with Sandy’s projections of micro-collages. The combined product synthesizes its own unique structure, color, and movement while creating an ethereal and enveloping experience of color."
Houston |  Archway Gallery

Jessica Simorte: PINE

January 28 through March 3, 2017
A show of paintings, drawings, and installation works by Jessica Simorte. In their work, Simorte aims to explore how art making can serve as a mode of place making.

57th ANNUAL FACULTY EXHIBIT

January 30 through March 3, 2017
This year's SHSU faculty show includes work by Jack Barnosky, Kate Borcherding, Chuck Drumm, Rebecca Finley, Michael Henderson, Taehee Kim, Cynthia Reid, Cesar Rivera, Tony Shipp, Mica Smith, and Anthony Watkins.
Huntsville |  Gaddis Geeslin Gallery

Emily Joyce: The Masks

January 13 through March 4, 2017
An exhibition of works by Los Angeles-based artist Emily Joyce. The pieces in the show draw from art history, universal symbols, and 16th century Italian theater and combine together within the show to create a sort of landscape.
Houston |  Inman Gallery

Tomory Dodge

January 13 through March 4, 2017
An exhibition of paintings and collages by artist Tomory Dodge. The pieces in the show "reveal how paint and surface can straddle metaphysical spaces through an exuberant balance of noise and silence."
Houston |  Inman Gallery

I Love America and America Loves Me

January 28 through March 4, 2017
An exhibition of works by members of The Front, an artist collective and non-profit gallery in New Orleans. Artists include: Alex Podesta, Brooke Pickett, Claire Rau, Cristina Molina, Cynthia Scott, Jamie Solock, Jessie Vogel, John Isiah Walton, Jonathan Traviesa, Kelly Mueller, Kevin Baer, Lee Deigaard, Madeleine Wieand, Patch Somerville, Patrick Coll, Robyn Leroy-Evans, Ryn Wilson, and Vanessa Centeno.
Houston |  BOX 13 ArtSpace

Lilly Lerner: Voices and Purses

February 11 through March 4, 2017
A show of ceramic works by artist Lilly Lerner. Each piece in the show is tied to a memory from Lerner childhood growing up in a small immigrant Jewish community.
Houston |  Front Gallery

Friendly Fire

November 5, 2016 through March 5, 2017
"Friendly Fire consists of spatial constructs and interior interventions by artists drawn from this community." Featuring works by: Regina Agu, Noah Edmundson, Robert Hodge, Jesse Lott, Gabriel Martinez, Lovie Olivia, Forrest Prince, and Kaneem Smith.

The Love Show

February 11 through March 6, 2017
An exhibition exploring the complexities and intricacies of what love means to us as humans. The opening night will feature musical and written performances and a dance party!

Trey Duvall: Loschmidt’s Column (The Reversibility Paradox)

December 2, 2016 through March 11, 2017
A durational sculpture by Houston artist Trey Duvall. "The project explores the passage and blending of material states subjected to the manipulations and processes of entropic time. Comprised of a porcelain and steel sculptural intervention, the project focuses on irreversible material change and exchange based on specific conditions of a particular space in forward moving time."
Houston |  Art League Houston

Iva Kinnaird: Art Show!

January 27 through March 11, 2017
A show of small-scale paintings and sculptures by Houston artist Iva Kinnaird. The pieces in the show use humor and autobiographical elements in an attempt to draw the viewer in.
Houston |  Art League Houston

Myke Venable: TIMELINES

January 21 through March 11, 2017
An exhibition of works by Houston artist Myke Venable. The pieces in the show attempt to "explore the simplicity of shape, form, and color through the use of Universal Geometry, wood, and line."
Houston |  Gallery Sonja Roesch

Lyle Carbajal: Romancing Banality

January 27 through March 11, 2017
A show of works by nomadic artist Lyle Carbajal. "The exhibition features a mash-up of anti-artistry, folk, and contemporary themes, which pull from art history, cultural, economic, geographic and personal references, creating an immersive installation of densely layered mixed-media paintings, and sculptural compositions that combines everyday materials and aesthetic traditions."
Houston |  Art League Houston

Deborah G. Nehmad: TARGETED DISSONANCE

February 10 through March 11, 2017
A show of works by Honolulu-based artist Deborah G. Nehmad. Using a broad range of mark-making techniques including printmaking, drawing, and needlepoint, Nehmad aims to draw attention to political issues in the US.
Houston |  Cindy Lisica Gallery

Sara Bichão: Coastal

February 10 through March 11, 2017
A show of works by Lisbon, Portugal-based artist Sara Bichão. The works in the show are inspired by the artist's recent travels and memories of her childhood.
Houston |  Barbara Davis Gallery

La Marcha de los Gatitos Apachurrados

February 10 through March 11, 2017
A show of works by México City-based artist Tony Solis. In this work, Solis departs from his career as a fashion photographer to "focus on a more melancholic, new-age style of portraying youth."
Houston |  guerrero-projects

Holy Barbarians: Beat Culture on the West Coast

November 18, 2016 through March 12, 2017
Via the Menil's website: "This exhibition brings together a selection of California artists who emerged following the Second World War and took advantage of the region’s permissive atmosphere to help create a thriving new art scene. Artists like John Altoon, Wallace Berman, Bruce Conner, Jay DeFeo, George Herms, and Edward Kienholz were part of a “Beat” generation, whose social critiques would eventually be incorporated into the counterculture and social protest movements that shaped the second half of the 20th century."
Houston |  Menil Collection

Analia Saban

September 24, 2016 through March 18, 2017
An exhibition of works by Argentinian artist Analia Saban. Inspired by art history, Saban creates paintings, drawings, sculptures, and photographs that look at new ways of interpreting the past.
Houston |  Blaffer Art Museum

Blake Rayne: Cabin of the Accused

October 21, 2016 through March 18, 2017
A show of works by New York artist Blake Rayne. The show "highlights Rayne’s career from 2003 to the present, displaying a range of work in various media including painting, sculpture, printmaking, and installation."
Houston |  Blaffer Art Museum

Pocket Museum

January 20 through March 18, 2017
A group exhibition focusing on artists who create miniatures. Artists in the show include Jon Almeda, Althea Crome, Sean Donlon, Nash Quinn, and Marco Terenzi.

INTERNATIONAL DISCOVERIES VI

January 19 through March 18, 2017
An exhibition of works by artists from six different countries. Featuring artists from:Brazil: Ilana Bar, Fábio Del Re, Tuany Lima, Eustáquio NevesChina: Dai Xiang, Qian Jin, Zhang KechunCuba: Renè PeñaKorea: Jung A. Kim, Hyunmoo LeeMexico: Paola Dávila, Marcel RiusUSA: Tad Beck
Houston |  FotoFest

St. Valentine

February 17 through March 18, 2017
An exhibition featuring works by Thedra Cullar-Ledford, Lisa Krannichfeld, Clara Hoag, and Forrest Prince. The show "focuses on the timeless subject of women and love, harmoniously juxtaposed with religious artwork that explores love in the spiritual realm."

Kate Gilmore & Heather Rowe: Only in Your Way

January 20 through March 19, 2017
An exhibition of newly commissioned site-specific sculptures, installations, and a live performance by New York-based artists Kate Gilmore and Heather Rowe. The pieces in the show explore ideas of sculpture and architecture in relation to the female body.
Houston |  Diverseworks

Ammar Alobaidi: A Tale of the City

February 9 through March 25, 2017
A show of paintings and sculptures by Ammar Alobaidi. Alobaidi studied art and began exhibiting his work in Jordan after he fled Iraq as a refugee. His work uses abstraction and bright color in an attempt to "counteract the loss and sorrow of displacement."

Fadi Yazigi: Still Life….Still Alive…Still a Life

February 18 through March 25, 2017
An exhibition of works by Syrian artist Fadi Yazigi. From the gallery: "Yazigi uses his thoughts and findings as the starting point for a new, landmark, mixed-media installation of works that juxtapose still life, or figures in black ink, reflecting the artist’s documented observation that there are times when we are all motionless, be it planned or a random act, yet we are still breathing, thinking, living and even creating art."

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February 1 through April 1, 2017
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Liz Hickok & Shiyuan Xu: Experiments in Form & Fiction

February 17 through April 1, 2017
A show of works by San Francisco-based photographer Liz Hickok and Houston-based ceramicist Shiyuan Xu. "The two and three dimensional pieces in the exhibition invite viewers to imagine the infinite possibilities and outcomes these works could have taken and asks us to carefully consider the seemingly random patterns and forms present in the world around us, seen and unseen."
Houston |  Capsule Gallery

Self Love

January 20 through April 29, 2017
An exhibition featuring works by Latonia Allen, Rebecca Baffour, Bert Bertonaschi, Ellie Cox, Lauren Cross, Monica Kennedy, Melba Lee, Samiria Percival, Irene Reece and Fulden Sara-Wissinger.

Jesse Lott

October 1, 2016 through April 30, 2017
An exhibition of works by Houston artist Jesse Lott. Lott is influenced by the aesthetic of “Urban Frontier Art,” which involves the recycling of discarded material into art. This is Mystic Lyon's first show and will be presented in the space's window.
Houston |  Mystic Lyon

Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program 1942-1964

December 9, 2016 through May 14, 2017
An exhibition about the bracero program, "the largest guest worker program in U.S. history, which brought millions of Mexican nationals north to work on short-term labor contracts." This exhibition is presented both in Spanish and in English.

Barbara Hines: A Celebration of Survival

January 16 through May 20, 2017
An exhibition of works by artist Barbara Hines. The exhibition attempts to focus on "what could be" rather than examining the horrors of the past. The show includes installation elements, voice recordings, sculptures, and more.

Earth and Light

February 16 through June 1, 2017
An exhibition featuring works by Madeleine Dietz, Perla Krauze, Mario Reis, and Regine Schumann.
Houston |  1600 Smith St.

Rain: Magdalena Fernández at the Houston Cistern

December 10, 2016 through June 4, 2017
A site-specific installation featuring artist Magdalena Fernández's video and audio work 2iPM009. "For the Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern, Fernández adapted 2iPM009 to project the video onto the columns so that its imagery is reflected in the shallow pool of water on the Cistern floor."

ReCollecting Dogon

February 3 through July 9, 2017
An exhibition exploring the life and objects created by the Dogon peoples. From the Menil Collection: " the sculptures, masks, necklaces, and other works by “unknown” artists not only suggest the significance of art to daily life among Dogon peoples, they evoke formidable legacies of colonialism and the limitations of representing Dogon peoples through objects collected by and for foreigners."
Houston |  Menil Collection

Modern Twist: Contemporary Japanese Bamboo Art

January 27 through July 30, 2017
An exhibition celebrating artists who have helped redefine the traditional craft of Japanese bamboo art. Artists include Katsushiro Sōhō, Fujinuma Noboru, Matsumoto Hafū, Honma Hideaki, Ueno Masao, Uematsu Chikuyū, Nagakura Ken’ichi, Tanabe Chikuunsai III, Tanabe Yōta, Tanabe Shōchiku III, Tanioka Shigeo, Tanioka Aiko, Mimura Chikuhō, Nakatomi Hajime, Sugiura Noriyoshi, and Yonezawa Jirō. Image credit: Uematsu Chikuyu, "Moon Rise on Autumn Fields," 2007, bamboo (nemagaridake), rattan, lacquer, Japanese washi paper, hemp, photo © Susan Einstein.

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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