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ONGOING EXHIBITIONS

Thursday,  4.19.18

Opening

3 Explorations in Luminosity

Thursday,  4.19.18   |   5:30–8:30 pm
3 Explorations in Luminosity is a group exhibition of encaustic artworks by artists Pamela Beverly-Quigley, Danny Setjo and Douglas Smith.
Houston  |  LCD Gallery
Opening

2018 Core Exhibition

Thursday,  4.19.18   |   6–8 pm
"The 2018 Core Exhibition features work by MFAH Core program artists-in-residence Maria Bang Espersen, Shana Hoehn, Devin Kenny, Yue Nakayama, Felipe Steinberg, Elizabeth Webb, and Peng Zuqiang. Core critics-in-residence Kate Green, Ruslana Lichtzier, and Laura A. L. Wellen contribute essays based on their independent research to the publication Core 2018, issued in conjunction with the exhibition."
Houston  |  Lawndale Art Center
Opening

Scott Andreson: Marked and Mended

Thursday,  4.19.18   |   6–8 pm
"Marked and Mended is an exhibition of collage and mixed media artworks exploring the theme of repair. Scott Andreson uses a variety of material processes where each piece goes through the separate stages of construction, deconstruction and reparation. Through the methodical act of repair, the artist seeks to create wholeness."
Houston  |  Octavia Art Gallery
Panel

Molly Gochman: Drenched

Thursday,  4.19.18   |   6–8 pm
An exhibition of photographs by artist Molly Gochman. The show combines three of Gochman's series, Before, Waterfalls Wept, and Surrogates, that explore how in Houston and in India the "myriad ways water works to build, destroy, connect, devour and grow."
Houston  |  Deborah Colton Gallery
Artist talk

Dario Robleto: The First Time, The Heart

Thursday,  4.19.18   |   7–9 pm
An exhibition featuring Dario Robleto's new print series, The First Time, the Heart (A Portrait of Life 1854-1913), published by Island Press at Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri. The gallery installation will be realized in collaboration with poet Adrian Matejka who has resequenced the 50 prints into a new poetic portrait.
Houston  |  Inman Gallery

Friday,  4.20.18

Opening

Kimono Zulu Pop-Up at the MFAH Shop

Friday,  4.20.18   |   10 am – 5 pm
"Kimono Zulu, a creative exploration led by Tina Zulu, will host a three-day trunk show at the The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, MFA Shop April 20-22 with a special unveiling of a kimono embellished by Houston-based graffiti artist GONZO247 at the opening reception."
Opening

In Residence: 10th Edition

Friday,  4.20.18   |   5:30–7 pm
In Residence is the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft's annual exhibition celebrating its Artist Residency Program, which has supported makers in the field of craft for more than 16 years. This year's show features works by Jessica Andersen, Rebecca Braziel, Vivian Chiu, Lisa Hardaway, Rebecca Lynn Hewitt, Amber Smith, Anthony Sonnenberg, Eric Stearns, Jenna Wright, and Shiyuan Xu.

Saturday,  4.21.18

Opening

Karin Broker: Love Me Love Me Not

Saturday,  4.21.18   |   4–6 pm
An exhibition featuring sculptures and collages by artist Karin Broker. The artist on her work: " is my hope that this exhibition in some small way marries the strength of the women who have been overlooked with the horrendous forces acted against our gender. My intention is to prevent some spectacular women from being erased and to give you a full frontal visual of the power, strength and resilience of my gender."
Houston  |  McClain Gallery
Opening

Keliy Anderson-Staley: Shelter in Place

Saturday,  4.21.18   |   5–9 pm
Shelter in Place is a a community focused photography project by Houston artist Keliy Anderson-Staley. For the installation, Anderson-Staley will affix community tintype portraits to a temporary outdoor sculptural structure.
Houston  |  The Silos on Sawyer
Opening

Marcos Lutyens & Laray Polk: The Trinity River Project

Saturday,  4.21.18   |   6–9 pm
"The Trinity River Project is a collaborative exhibition by Marcos Lutyens and Laray Polk, seeking to provide an opportunity for viewers (as readers and contemplators) to become uprooted in their perceptions of the Trinity River, then re-rooted in the spirit of new possibilities."
Galveston  |  Galveston Arts Center
Opening

Stratiforms

Saturday,  4.21.18   |   6–9 pm
"Stratiforms features the work of three artists who examine layers in the natural environment through photography, sculpture, and painting. These artists demonstrate acute observations of place, process, and materials, specifically in reference to wood and water."Artists in the show include: Robin Dru Germany, Page Piland, and Jason Makepeace.
Galveston  |  Galveston Arts Center
Opening

Smile its Good for Your Complexion: Drawings on photographs, and cast objects by Andrea Corson

Saturday,  4.21.18   |   6–8 pm
An exhibition of works by Astoria, New York-based artist Andrea Corson. The artist on her works: "I am inspired by my past and my present. If it is curious to me, I take a picture. In my photographs I look for lines, shapes, relationships, and values. I utilize only materials that I have in my home studio, such as paints, pencils, pens, markers, and mixed media, to block out, to bring forth, to change and to enhance what I see."
Houston  |  Front Gallery
Opening

Chance Dunlap: Best Chance

Saturday,  4.21.18   |   6–9 pm
"Trained as a sculptor and painter, Chance Dunlap’s recent practice has focused on his passion for handmade fishing lures. Best Chance features a selection of Dunlap’s hand-crafted lures, along with examples of folk art lures from the artist’s personal collection."
Galveston  |  Galveston Arts Center

Sunday,  4.22.18

Conversation

FotoFest 2018 Biennial: INDIA - Contemporary Photographic and New Media Art

Sunday,  4.22.18   |   2–3 pm
FotoFest's 2018 Biennial focuses on contemporary photography and new media art from India. This year's show is curated by Sunil Gupta and Steven Evans and features works by "artists and collectives that work in dialogue with the long history and emergent future of India and its people."
Houston  |  FotoFest

Monday,  4.23.18

Performance

They, Who Sound

Monday,  4.23.18   |   7:30–9:30 pm
They, Who Sound is a weekly experimental sound/music series co-presented by Lawndale Art Center and Nameless Sound.
Houston  |  Lawndale Art Center

Wednesday,  4.25.18

Thursday,  4.26.18

Film

Latin Wave: New Films from Latin America

Thursday,  4.26.18   |   7–11 pm
The Latin Wave Film Festival is back for its 13th year! "The festival premieres eight films reflecting the vibrant and innovative cinema scene thriving throughout Latin America, and includes special Q&A sessions with visiting filmmakers José María Cabral (Carpinteros) from the Dominican Republic, plus Samir Oliveros (Bad Lucky Goat) and Laura Mora Ortega (Matar a Jesús) from Colombia."

Friday,  4.27.18

Film

Latin Wave: New Films from Latin America

Friday,  4.27.18   |   5–11 pm
The Latin Wave Film Festival is back for its 13th year! "The festival premieres eight films reflecting the vibrant and innovative cinema scene thriving throughout Latin America, and includes special Q&A sessions with visiting filmmakers José María Cabral (Carpinteros) from the Dominican Republic, plus Samir Oliveros (Bad Lucky Goat) and Laura Mora Ortega (Matar a Jesús) from Colombia."
Reception

Presente

Friday,  4.27.18   |   6–8 pm
"PRESENTE is an interactive textile, photographic, and community installation about latinidad, womyn of color, and education. The installation pays homage to latinx womyn and weaves together ideas between the artists, the influential mujeres photographed, and the audience to cultivate a space for dialogue.""Mujeres Malas is an artist collective of self-identifying women. We challenge ideas of latinidad and different forms of oppression without the limitations of censorship."The women of Mujeres Malas:Arely Peña Maureen Penders Natalia Barrientos Jessica González Karen Y. Martinez Leticia Contrera 
Houston  |  MECA
Opening

Right Here, Right Now: San Antonio

Friday,  4.27.18   |   6:30–9 pm
Right Here, Right Now: San Antonio features 19 artists and artist collaboratives living and working in San Antonio, Texas. The show is curated by Dean Daderko and Patricia Restrepo and features works by Albert Alvarez, Richard Armendariz, Julia Barbosa Landois, Christie Blizard, Sarah Castillo, Lisette Chavez, Adriana Corral, Ana Fernandez, Audrya Flores, John Hernandez, Diana Kersey, César Martínez, Michael Martínez, Martha Mood, Katie Pell, Chuck Ramirez, José Luis Rivera-Barrera, Daniel Rios Rodriguez, and Saintlorraine (the collaboration of artists and life partners Britt Lorraine and Kristy Perez).

Saturday,  4.28.18

Closing

University of Houston PDM18: Interwoven Spaces

Saturday,  4.28.18   |   11 am – 2 pm
An exhibition featuring works by UH Photography and Digital Media senior BFA candidates. Artists include: Natalia Barrientos, Wesley Burns, Kristen Coleman, Matt Flora, Jessica González, Gabriel Guerrero, Aisha Lakhani, Daniel Nolan, Dawn Ohmer, and Arely Peña. Interwoven Spaces is curated by Jason Dibley, Collections Manager of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Performance

Right Here, Right Now: San Antonio

Saturday,  4.28.18   |   1–1:30 pm
Right Here, Right Now: San Antonio features 19 artists and artist collaboratives living and working in San Antonio, Texas. The show is curated by Dean Daderko and Patricia Restrepo and features works by Albert Alvarez, Richard Armendariz, Julia Barbosa Landois, Christie Blizard, Sarah Castillo, Lisette Chavez, Adriana Corral, Ana Fernandez, Audrya Flores, John Hernandez, Diana Kersey, César Martínez, Michael Martínez, Martha Mood, Katie Pell, Chuck Ramirez, José Luis Rivera-Barrera, Daniel Rios Rodriguez, and Saintlorraine (the collaboration of artists and life partners Britt Lorraine and Kristy Perez).
Film

Latin Wave: New Films from Latin America

Saturday,  4.28.18   |   1–11 pm
The Latin Wave Film Festival is back for its 13th year! "The festival premieres eight films reflecting the vibrant and innovative cinema scene thriving throughout Latin America, and includes special Q&A sessions with visiting filmmakers José María Cabral (Carpinteros) from the Dominican Republic, plus Samir Oliveros (Bad Lucky Goat) and Laura Mora Ortega (Matar a Jesús) from Colombia."
Performance

Right Here, Right Now: San Antonio

Saturday,  4.28.18   |   3–5 pm
Right Here, Right Now: San Antonio features 19 artists and artist collaboratives living and working in San Antonio, Texas. The show is curated by Dean Daderko and Patricia Restrepo and features works by Albert Alvarez, Richard Armendariz, Julia Barbosa Landois, Christie Blizard, Sarah Castillo, Lisette Chavez, Adriana Corral, Ana Fernandez, Audrya Flores, John Hernandez, Diana Kersey, César Martínez, Michael Martínez, Martha Mood, Katie Pell, Chuck Ramirez, José Luis Rivera-Barrera, Daniel Rios Rodriguez, and Saintlorraine (the collaboration of artists and life partners Britt Lorraine and Kristy Perez).
Performance

Ariane Roesch: ​VIP

Saturday,  4.28.18   |   4–5 pm
Ariane Roesch's exhibition ​VIP addresses issues of privilege, ambition, and risk. The show looks at how the life-changing feeling of awe can be a motivator for a person's behavior. The work in the show is also "social commentary on youtube sensationalism, social media fanaticism, and the frantic display of one's importance to avoid fading into the ether."
Houston  |  Gallery Sonja Roesch

Sunday,  4.29.18

Film

Latin Wave: New Films from Latin America

Sunday,  4.29.18   |   1–7 pm
The Latin Wave Film Festival is back for its 13th year! "The festival premieres eight films reflecting the vibrant and innovative cinema scene thriving throughout Latin America, and includes special Q&A sessions with visiting filmmakers José María Cabral (Carpinteros) from the Dominican Republic, plus Samir Oliveros (Bad Lucky Goat) and Laura Mora Ortega (Matar a Jesús) from Colombia."

Monday,  4.30.18

Performance

They, Who Sound

Monday,  4.30.18   |   7:30–9:30 pm
They, Who Sound is a weekly experimental sound/music series co-presented by Lawndale Art Center and Nameless Sound.
Houston  |  Lawndale Art Center

Tuesday,  5.1.18

Friday,  5.4.18

Saturday,  5.5.18

Opening

Felipe Lopez: Ambiente Amore

Saturday,  5.5.18   |   6–9 pm
"Ambiente Amore examines our relationship with the ambiance of water and nature, and how the two collide into memorable landscapes."
Houston  |  Clarke & Associates

Sunday,  5.6.18

Monday,  5.7.18

Performance

They, Who Sound

Monday,  5.7.18   |   7:30–9:30 pm
They, Who Sound is a weekly experimental sound/music series co-presented by Lawndale Art Center and Nameless Sound.
Houston  |  Lawndale Art Center

Saturday,  5.12.18

Conversation

Dario Robleto: The First Time, The Heart

Saturday,  5.12.18   |   1–2 pm
An exhibition featuring Dario Robleto's new print series, The First Time, the Heart (A Portrait of Life 1854-1913), published by Island Press at Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri. The gallery installation will be realized in collaboration with poet Adrian Matejka who has resequenced the 50 prints into a new poetic portrait.
Houston  |  Inman Gallery

Monday,  5.14.18

Performance

They, Who Sound

Monday,  5.14.18   |   7:30–9:30 pm
They, Who Sound is a weekly experimental sound/music series co-presented by Lawndale Art Center and Nameless Sound.
Houston  |  Lawndale Art Center

Monday,  5.21.18

Performance

They, Who Sound

Monday,  5.21.18   |   7:30–9:30 pm
They, Who Sound is a weekly experimental sound/music series co-presented by Lawndale Art Center and Nameless Sound.
Houston  |  Lawndale Art Center

Monday,  5.28.18

Performance

They, Who Sound

Monday,  5.28.18   |   7:30–9:30 pm
They, Who Sound is a weekly experimental sound/music series co-presented by Lawndale Art Center and Nameless Sound.
Houston  |  Lawndale Art Center

Molly Gochman: Drenched

March 8 through April 21, 2018
An exhibition of photographs by artist Molly Gochman. The show combines three of Gochman's series, Before, Waterfalls Wept, and Surrogates, that explore how in Houston and in India the "myriad ways water works to build, destroy, connect, devour and grow."

Kith and Kin

March 17 through April 21, 2018
"Kith and Kin features the work of Flor Ameira, Steffani Frideres, and Venessa Monokian, each working with themes of women, family and their place in society."
Houston |  BOX 13 ArtSpace

Robert Ziebell: Locations

March 17 through April 21, 2018
"Robert Ziebell's Locations is an installation of three-dimensional photographic facades that serve as small monuments to the past and present."
Houston |  BOX 13 ArtSpace

Influencing Houston: Ralph Ellifrit and the Birth of Modern Houston

March 17 through April 21, 2018
"Influencing Houston: Ralph Ellifrit and the Birth of Modern Houston is a multimedia installation by David McClain, Alexander Squier, and Margaret Wallace Brown organized around selections from approximately 400 archival images made in the 1930s by Ralph Ellifrit, a Houston city planner for 24 years."
Houston |  BOX 13 ArtSpace

Reducing Landscape

March 17 through April 21, 2018
"Reducing Landscape features the work of Lance Brown, Kristy Peet, Caroline Roberts, and Krista Steinke, who use photography to alter and reduce the vast landscape into something else."
Houston |  BOX 13 ArtSpace

MFA Thesis Exhibition

April 6 through 21, 2018
UH is back with its 40th Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition. The show includes works by Charis Ammon, Heather Bisesti, Alton DuLaney, Isaac Farley, Gao Hang, Jesus Gonzalez, Jordan McGroary, Suzette Mouchaty, Hibah Osman, Jonathan Read and Donald Villemez.
Houston |  Blaffer Art Museum

-ISM

March 31 through April 21, 2018
-ISM is "a juried art show about discrimination of all kinds."
Houston |  Kallinen Contemporary

in(di)visible

February 3 through April 22, 2018
in(di)visible is an exhibition "examining immigration, the residual effects of war, and the implications of assimilation, integration, and invisibility for Asian Americans." The group show includes works by Mel Chin, Miao Jia Xin, Zeus Paredes, Judy Shintani, and Lien Truong, among others.

Discoveries of the Meeting Place

March 10 through April 22, 2018
Discoveries of the Meeting Place is an exhibition that originates from the FotoFest International Meeting Place Portfolio Review for Artists. The show includes ten artists who were selected out of FotoFest's 2016 Meeting Place Portfolio Reviews.Artists include:Marina Black (Russia/Canada) Jinhyun Cha (South Korea) Yukari Chikura (Japan) Debi Cornwall (USA) Kirk Crippens & Gretchen LeMaistre (USA) David Fathi (France) Thomas Holton (USA) Priya Kambli (India/USA) Elaine Ling (China/Canada) Dylan Vitone (USA)
Houston |  Spring street studios

FotoFest 2018 Biennial: INDIA - Contemporary Photographic and New Media Art

March 9 through April 22, 2018
FotoFest's 2018 Biennial focuses on contemporary photography and new media art from India. This year's show is curated by Sunil Gupta and Steven Evans and features works by "artists and collectives that work in dialogue with the long history and emergent future of India and its people."
Houston |  FotoFest

David J Kerr and Lou Vest: Moments in Time

March 10 through April 22, 2018
"This exhibition combines the visions of two photographers whose visits to India resulted in unique perspectives of the people, their activities and their environments. In David J. Kerr’s Traveling North in India: Peeling Back the Centuries, we experience his personal look at specific actions or aspects of the culture as seen in the daily lives of the citizens of India. In Portraits of India, Lou Vest captures the essence of several individuals in Agra, India, by highlighting their unique facial expressions and colorful couture."
Houston |  Summer Street Studios

The Billboard Campaign

March 10 through April 22, 2018
"The Billboard Campaign is an ongoing series of artist-produced billboard installations in public spaces and in art spaces. Co-opting the billboard format—a tool of political advertising—these works invite the viewer to engage critically both with the messages they present and with the medium of political advertising itself. This billboard was produced in conjunction with the For Freedoms-organized town hall discussion The Artifice of Drawn Borders. It includes an image from a series of photographs by Eric Gottesman."*The billboard is located on the PRH site in the green space on Emancipation Avenue, north of The Doshi House.
Houston |  Project Row Houses

Contemporary Views II

March 2 through April 22, 2018
An exhibition featuring works by Deborah Bay, Marti Corn, Vladimir Frumin, Martin Holmes, Torrie Groening, Jane Szabo, Lou Vest, Fikry Botros and Julia McLaurin.
Houston |  Foto Relevance

Kimono Zulu Pop-Up at the MFAH Shop

April 20 through 22, 2018
"Kimono Zulu, a creative exploration led by Tina Zulu, will host a three-day trunk show at the The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, MFA Shop April 20-22 with a special unveiling of a kimono embellished by Houston-based graffiti artist GONZO247 at the opening reception."

Presente

March 15 through April 27, 2018
"PRESENTE is an interactive textile, photographic, and community installation about latinidad, womyn of color, and education. The installation pays homage to latinx womyn and weaves together ideas between the artists, the influential mujeres photographed, and the audience to cultivate a space for dialogue.""Mujeres Malas is an artist collective of self-identifying women. We challenge ideas of latinidad and different forms of oppression without the limitations of censorship."The women of Mujeres Malas:Arely Peña Maureen Penders Natalia Barrientos Jessica González Karen Y. Martinez Leticia Contrera 
Houston |  MECA

Sandra Bland

February 3 through April 28, 2018
From the museum: "At the heart of the exhibit, curated by HMAAC CEO John Guess, Jr., is an interactive engagement allowing visitors to experience the emotions of Sandra Bland on the fateful day of her arrest, July 13, 2015 resulting from a traffic stop in Waller County. Blacks are familiar with ‘the talk,’ foreign to most whites, given to black youth with regard to how to act during encounters with police. This exhibit vividly underscores the basis for ‘the talk;’ the fear that the wrong use of words during encounters with police, which the Stanford study found more likely for minorities, can lead to escalation and result in tragedy."

35th Juried Open Exhibition

March 6 through April 28, 2018
The 35th Juried Open Exhibition is juried by Houston Chronicle arts editor Molly Glentzer and features works by Cameron Alexander, Molly Block, Daniel Brents, Cara Cansler, Shanti Conlan, Scott Cunningham, Mark Dean, Fay Deng, Kathy Drago, Alix Dunn, William Dunn, Karen Eisele, Eddie Filer, Steve Fisher, Margit Gergely, William Gerrish, Leslie M. Guzmán, Erik Hagen, Doug Hiser, Margaret Howell, Veronica Ibarguengoitia, Cedric Ingram, Ted Kurland, Austin Magruder, Silvia Majocchi, Yasuyo Maruyama, Ron Masters, Ami Mehta, Tracey Meyer, Anita Nelson, Clark Nunn, Anthony Pabillano, Jessica Phillips, Erika Pochybova, Ellen Ray, Diane Rosaz, Maria Elena Sandovici, Marlo Saucedo, Nicci Sevier-Vuyk, Barbara Shaw, Rusy Singh, John Slaby, Laura Sprague, Robert L Straight, Lyn Sullivan, Kay Tasuji, Jennifer Thompson, Penelope Warga and Terry Wheeler.

Rahul Mitra: Your Saviors Killed Your People to Build The City of Your Dreams

April 7 through 28, 2018
An exhibition of works by Houston-based artist Rahul Mitra. From the gallery: "growing up in India, occupied by the saviors and now living in America, that has built the cities of the dreams at the cost of civilizations, Mitra questions the dubious justification of the word 'Savior' in its cultural, social, economic and religious context and how it is a tool for exploitation."
Houston |  Gspot Gallery

University of Houston PDM18: Interwoven Spaces

April 14 through 28, 2018
An exhibition featuring works by UH Photography and Digital Media senior BFA candidates. Artists include: Natalia Barrientos, Wesley Burns, Kristen Coleman, Matt Flora, Jessica González, Gabriel Guerrero, Aisha Lakhani, Daniel Nolan, Dawn Ohmer, and Arely Peña. Interwoven Spaces is curated by Jason Dibley, Collections Manager of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Dissent and Desire

January 19 through April 29, 2018
Dissent and Desire features a selection of 48 photographs and companion text pieces by artists and collaborators Sunil Gupta and Charan Singh. The works explore the lives, daily routines, and homes of LGBTQ+ individuals in India. The exhibition also includes a video piece documenting the narratives of some of the individuals recurring in the photographic work.

For Freedoms: Margin and Center

March 9 through April 29, 2018
"Margin and Center brings together several artists from around the world whose work explores the edges of identities, geographies, disciplines and ideas, and identifies—through various modes of seeing—physically, psychologically and culturally constructed separations that determine where we are supposed to go and who we are supposed to be." The show includes works by Soumya Sankar Bose, Alejandro Cartagena, Cassils, Wendy Ewald, Gerard Gaskin, Omar Imam, Emily Jacir, Richard Misrach, Cristina Velasquez, and Carrie Mae Weems.

Hallie Gluk & Andi Valentine: Relief

April 6 through 29, 2018
An exhibition featuring works by Hallie Gluk and Andi Valentine. "Rather than contain themselves within standard frames on blank walls, the pieces that comprise “Relief” seek to shape and be shaped by their environment, creating immersive spaces for artistic appreciation." The exhibition is curated by Jessi Bowman.
Houston  |  Flatland Gallery

Forrest Prince: Awake Beloved, We've Slept Too Long

April 7 through 30, 2018
An exhibition featuring works by Houston-based self-taught artist Forrest Prince. From the gallery: "Prince’s work directly deals with religious hypocrisy, social indifference and regressive politics that are so prevalent in our society. He is one of those rare humans that through self-contemplation has been able to find unity with an absolute deity. Prince has reached a state of spiritual bliss that is beyond most of our understanding."
Houston |  Redbud Gallery

Imagine New Orleans

April 7 through May 1, 2018
An exhibition featuring paintings the aim to "capture the spirit of New Orleans." The show includes works by:Karl Arntzen Vito Corriero Karen Gehse Marie Kinnear S. Lopez Diane Millikan Fanny Moy Brian Murray
Rosenberg |  BR Vino

Transformation

April 2 through May 2, 2018
An exhibition featuring lens-based works exploring the theme of "transformation." The show is juried by Kristy Peet and includes works by Andy Mattern, David McClain and Caleb Charland, Diane E. Wilson, Erica Cheung, Faith Wisner, Fikry Botros, Johanna Warwick, Kaitlin Wilson Botts, Kelly Flynn, Kendal McLaughlin, Lake Roberson Newton, Lisa J. Maione, Margaret LeJeune, Marilyn Waligore, O. Gustavo Plascencia, Peter Janecke, Ray Ewing, Shannon Randol, Steffani Frideres, and Tom Turner.

Rodrigo Valenzuela: The Unwaged

March 23 through May 5, 2018
The Unwaged is an exhibition featuring a video work by the same name created by Los Angeles-based artist Rodrigo Valenzuela. The piece addresses "unpaid labor, volunteering, and internship culture rooted in the capital market."
Houston |  Art League Houston

Cobra McVey: Makeover Kingdom

March 23 through May 5, 2018
Makeover Kingdom is an exhibition by Houston based artist Cobra McVey. The show "features found object assemblages representing the King, Queen, progeny and members of the court in a futuristic kingdom. The materials used to create the assemblages suggest new life forms mutated from orphaned thrift store objects and mass-produced consumer goods, foretelling the fallout from widespread industrialization as ruling the future."
Houston |  Art League Houston

Britt Thomas: Just Relax

March 23 through May 5, 2018
An exhibition featuring works by Houston-based photographer Britt Thomas. The show "features a selection of audio, video, and photographic components that explores issues related to infertility."
Houston |  Art League Houston

Nick Vaughan & Jake Margolin: The Scene (Houston: 1969-1981)

April 6 through May 12, 2018
"The Scene (Houston: 1969-1981) consists of eight hand-cut found road maps based on photographs of Houston Drag Queens from 1969 to 1981. The eight pieces fit together to make a large map of Houston. Based on images found in collaboration with Houston photographers, archivists, community members, and at the Special Collections in the University of Houston Libraries, The Scene provides a glimpse into Houston's diverse and thriving drag scene in the years between Stonewall and the beginning of the AIDS crisis, and reflects on the city's historic and underappreciated role as a destination and refuge for LGBTQ citizens in the Gulf Coast region."
Houston |  Devin Borden Gallery

Shang-Yi Hua: Matters of the Heart

April 6 through May 12, 2018
An exhibition featuring sculptures by artist Shang-Yi Hua. Drawing from imagery found in nature, Hua creates pieces of art that "serve as individual stories and personal meditations on life’s treasures and ideals."
Houston |  Cindy Lisica Gallery

Justin Berry: Road Trips

April 6 through May 12, 2018
An exhibition of photographs by Justin Berry. Some of the images in the show are captured from within video games, exploring concepts of how we perceive virtual worlds versus reality.
Houston |  Barbara Davis Gallery

Rebecca Gilbert: Last Year

April 6 through May 12, 2018
An exhibition featuring sculptures and photographic collages by artist Rebecca Gilbert. The works continue the artist's "experimentation in materiality and authorship."
Houston |  Barbara Davis Gallery

Lauren Salazar: Ties that Bind

April 7 through May 12, 2018
An exhibition of weavings by artist Lauren Salazar. In addition to exploring the cultural history of their medium, Salazar's works echo the language of sculpture and painting.

Paweł Dutkiewicz: Afterimage

April 6 through May 12, 2018
An exhibition featuring large-scale oil paintings by Polish artist Paweł Dutkiewicz. The works are explorations of light and color, creating "a quiet luminosity that is akin to an afterimage."
Houston |  Anya Tish Gallery

Group Exhibition

April 7 through May 12, 2018
An exhibition featuring works by Robert Dunne, Robert Erickson, Jamey Hart, Lael Marshall, Yoella Razili, and John Tallman. The show is focused on "the playfulness and experimentation of building a visual language with materials by combining painting and sculpture."
Houston |  Gray Contemporary

Teresa Baker: Return

April 7 through May 12, 2018
An exhibition featuring works by Teresa Baker. Using common materials, like yarn and Astroturf, Baker creates artworks that are inspired by her background and her upbringing.
Houston |  Gray Contemporary

Jean Carruthers Wetta: Paintings

April 7 through May 12, 2018
An exhibition featuring oil paintings by artist Jean Carruthers Wetta. The pieces in the show were created between 2001 and 2018 and portray classic subjects like landscapes and still lives.
Houston |  Moody Gallery

Beatriz Zamora: El Negro

April 6 through May 12, 2018
An exhibition of paintings by artist Beatriz Zamora. Zamora's work "tries to make an introspective effect to learn about human kindness and the cosmos, stating that every human is a son of the universe."
Houston |  guerrero-projects

Paul Lee: In My Room

April 6 through May 12, 2018
An exhibition of works by Brooklyn-based artist Paul Lee. "Using combinations of constructed wooden forms, stretcher bars, canvas, panes of glass, and tambourines, Lee’s new body of works spans painting, collage, and sculpture."
Houston |  David Shelton Gallery

2018 Core Exhibition

April 19 through May 12, 2018
"The 2018 Core Exhibition features work by MFAH Core program artists-in-residence Maria Bang Espersen, Shana Hoehn, Devin Kenny, Yue Nakayama, Felipe Steinberg, Elizabeth Webb, and Peng Zuqiang. Core critics-in-residence Kate Green, Ruslana Lichtzier, and Laura A. L. Wellen contribute essays based on their independent research to the publication Core 2018, issued in conjunction with the exhibition."
Houston |  Lawndale Art Center

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.

Light Charmer: Neon and Plasma in Action

February 9 through May 13, 2018
Light Charmer: Neon and Plasma in Action is a group exhibition "featuring artists who create a spectacle of light, color, and movement through neon and plasma sculpture and performance." The show includes works by:James Akers (Arlington, TX) Sarah Blood (Alfred, NY) Michael Flechtner (Los Angeles, CA) Eric Franklin (Portland, OR) Mundy Hepburn (Old Saybrook, CT) Kate Hush (Brooklyn, NY) Hannah Kirkpatrick (Norfolk, VA) Lily Reeves (Phoenix, AZ) Aaron Ristau (Loveland, CO) Ashlin Williamson (Austin, TX)

Gods in the Western Midlands: The Immortal Achievements of Wedgwood, Woodall & Webb

February 23 through May 13, 2018
"The exhibition, guest curated by TAMU Associate Professor of English Susan B. Egenolf, pairs works by 18th century potter Josiah Wedgwood with those of 19th century cameo glass artists Thomas and George Woodall who worked for the firm of Thomas Webb & Sons. These decorative artists worked in the British West Midlands some fifty miles and about 100 years apart, reproducing classical methods and forms in the midst of the Industrial Revolution."
College Station |  MSC Forsyth Center Galleries

Joseph Henry Sharp: Visions of the Past

February 23 through May 13, 2018
"Known for his use of rich color, light and emotionally evocative compositions, Joseph Henry Sharp produced works which froze in time moments in the lives of Native Americans in a wholly uncommon way. He painted traditional portraits, interior scenes, exterior tableau and landscapes; all of which are well represented in the Runyon Collection works in this exhibition."
College Station |  MSC Forsyth Center Galleries

Frames of Mind

March 29 through May 13, 2018
An exhibition featuring floral designs created by Texas A&M student teams "who have incorporated picture frames into their designs to express a particular emotion."

MaMa: Women in the Arts

April 13 through May 13, 2018
MaMa explores diversity through the lens of photography, textile, design, painting, and sculpture. The show is curated by Rabéa Ballin and features works by Houston artists Brittney Anele, Julie DeVries, Shannon Duncan, Noélle Mulder, Preetika Rajgariah, and Lovie Olivia.
Houston |  The Union

And They Walked Hand In Hand, Side By Side

March 3 through May 15, 2018
"In honor of Women's History Month, the exhibition explores femininity, beauty, cultural identity and its relationship to our understanding of modern feminism. Featuring Texas' emerging student artists from across the state who are actively enrolled in and pursuing a fine arts degree from a Texas College or University."The show includes works by: Josie Del Castillo Billi London-Gray Carolina Alamilla Sahar Fahati Jesus Maria Perez Jane Ponte Supér Flaké
Houston |  Aether Space

Pile the Wood High!

February 2 through May 19, 2018
Pile the Wood High! is a new exhibition of sculpture, drawing, and collage organized by Rice Professor Lisa Lapinski that celebrates generational influences and enduring connections among art students and teachers who are also working artists. Three generations of artists are represented, including noted California sculptor Hirsch Perlman, chair of UCLA’s Department of Art; Lapinski, who was a graduate student of Perlman’s at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena in the 1990s; and Anna Helm, Lapinski’s student at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles."

rEfaSH/Zantage/Coldspot

April 13 through May 19, 2018
A show of artist-curated clothing and goods. The show will also feature air conditioner paintings by Galveston artist Teresa Megahan.
Houston |  Bill's Junk

FotoFest 2018

March 3 through May 20, 2018
An exhibition featuring works by German photographer Ricarda Redeker and Swiss-American artist John Bernhard.
Houston |  Art Car Museum

Tami Merrick & Nicola Parente: Color Bursting Hermann Park

March 25 through May 20, 2018
An installation by Houston artist Tami Merrick and Nicola Parente. From the artists: "Drawing inspiration from Edgar Degas’ ballet dancers and Kenneth Noland’s contemporary concentric circle paintings, playful vinyl tree skirts alternate with ribbons in vivid rainbow colors wrapped around live oaks along the Marvin Taylor Trail. The skirts will “dance” in the breeze leading walkers on a prismatic display of rainbow colors."
Houston |  Hermann Park

Gustavo Díaz: Fuzziness: Thinking on Paper

April 5 through May 24, 2018
An exhibition of new works by Gustavo Díaz. "Merging the discrete domains of art and science that have been understood at opposite ends of an epistemological divide, Gustavo Díaz invites us to an extraordinary journey of image-making and knowledge-producing through the simple means of drawing."
Houston |  Sicardi Gallery

Scott Andreson: Marked and Mended

April 19 through May 25, 2018
"Marked and Mended is an exhibition of collage and mixed media artworks exploring the theme of repair. Scott Andreson uses a variety of material processes where each piece goes through the separate stages of construction, deconstruction and reparation. Through the methodical act of repair, the artist seeks to create wholeness."
Houston |  Octavia Art Gallery

Ariane Roesch: ​VIP

March 24 through May 26, 2018
Ariane Roesch's exhibition ​VIP addresses issues of privilege, ambition, and risk. The show looks at how the life-changing feeling of awe can be a motivator for a person's behavior. The work in the show is also "social commentary on youtube sensationalism, social media fanaticism, and the frantic display of one's importance to avoid fading into the ether."
Houston |  Gallery Sonja Roesch

Dario Robleto: The First Time, The Heart

April 6 through May 26, 2018
An exhibition featuring Dario Robleto's new print series, The First Time, the Heart (A Portrait of Life 1854-1913), published by Island Press at Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri. The gallery installation will be realized in collaboration with poet Adrian Matejka who has resequenced the 50 prints into a new poetic portrait.
Houston |  Inman Gallery

They, Who Sound

February 5 through May 28, 2018
They, Who Sound is a weekly experimental sound/music series co-presented by Lawndale Art Center and Nameless Sound.
Houston |  Lawndale Art Center

Jewish Leading Ladies of Bollywood Film: Images from the Collection of Kenneth X and Joyce Robbins

March 15 through May 31, 2018
"This exhibition presents 30+ pieces that spotlight Jewish female stars of the Bollywood screen including photographs, posters, postcards and fan magazines meticulously collected, researched and maintained by Dr. Kenneth X Robbins. Nadira, Sulochana and Pramila – three of the most famous Jewish leading ladies of Bollywood - dominated Indian movies for decades. These pioneering and alluring Baghdadi actresses are featured during the prime of their careers, along with other “greats” of the Indian silver screen."

Josiah McElheny: Island Universe

February 2 through June 2, 2018
Josiah McElheny's Island Universe is "a monumental installation of five sculptures inspired by the multiverse scenario of eternal inflation, an extension of the big bang theory. Made of chromed metal, transparent handblown glass, and light, the structures are modeled on an iconic midcentury design object: the chandeliers of the Metropolitan Opera in New York made by J. & L. Lobmeyr in Vienna in 1965."

The Black Chamber

April 13 through June 18, 2018
"The Black Chamber is a collaborative installation of new drawings, paintings, artist-made publications, and video works by Houston-based artists, Phillip Pyle II, Stephen Wilson, and Gregory Michael Carter. The exhibition asks the questions: How does society understand black and how is it quantified, measured and valued? Where is black produced and what are the limitations of black; when is it too black, can black not be colored? How can we redefine black?"
Houston |  Wedge Space

3 Explorations in Luminosity

April 19 through June 30, 2018
3 Explorations in Luminosity is a group exhibition of encaustic artworks by artists Pamela Beverly-Quigley, Danny Setjo and Douglas Smith.
Houston |  LCD Gallery

Zheng Chongbin: Clusters of Memory

October 28, 2017 through July 8, 2018
"Artist Zheng Chongbin fuses western abstraction with the Chinese calligraphic tradition in works of ink and acrylic on paper, finding contemporary relevance from earlier forms of Asian ink art. Zheng’s works examine themes of time and memory, and their cumulative effects on both humanity and the natural world."

In Residence: 10th Edition

April 20 through July 14, 2018
In Residence is the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft's annual exhibition celebrating its Artist Residency Program, which has supported makers in the field of craft for more than 16 years. This year's show features works by Jessica Andersen, Rebecca Braziel, Vivian Chiu, Lisa Hardaway, Rebecca Lynn Hewitt, Amber Smith, Anthony Sonnenberg, Eric Stearns, Jenna Wright, and Shiyuan Xu.

Never A Dull Moment: The Art of Grace Spaulding John (1890-1972)

January 20 through July 20, 2018
Never A Dull Moment features works by artist Grace Spaulding John. During the 1930s, John spend time painting in Mexico and the American Southwest. This exhibition is presented by the Rosenberg Library in partnership with the Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art (CASETA).
Galveston |  Rosenberg Library

Leo Villareal: Particle Chamber

February 2 through December 31, 2018
Particle Chamber is an immersive new installation by Leo Villareal. Utilizing the latest projection technology to create dynamic points of light across a hemisphere of screens, Villareal enables visitors to encounter an ethereal chamber of ever-moving pixels algorithmically programmed to form infinitely new patterns."

Havel Ruck Projects: Ripple

February 23, 2018 through June 6, 2019
An installation by Havel Ruck Projects (Dean Ruck and Dan Havel) . For this site-specific piece, the artists used the Cherryhurst artist-in-residency house as a raw material to "explore forms and ideas related to the power of nature."
Houston |  Cherryhurst House
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