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Donna E. Perkins: Shimmer

Archway Gallery

Last Chance - March 7 through April 2, 2015

A show of new work by painter Donna E. Perkins, created by the layering of metallic and phosphorescent acrylic paints. During the run of the show, Jhon R. Stronks and Kristen Frankiewicz will each create dance performances in response to the work.

Sensational Landscape

She Works Flexible

Last Chance - January 16 through April 3, 2015

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

Project Video 2015

Sicardi Gallery

Last Chance - February 24 through April 4, 2015

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

Urban Ecologies

Galveston Arts Center

Last Chance - February 28 through April 7, 2015

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

Mapped: A Survey of Contemporary Jewelry and Metalwork

The Gallery at HCC Central- Houston Community College

Last Chance - March 2 through April 8, 2015

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

VAA Open Exhibition

Williams Tower Gallery

March 11 through April 11, 2015

For the 32nd VAA Juried Open Exhibition, curator Sally Sprout has selected 58 works from the hundreds of submissions from around the country.

Adrienne Elyse Meyers: Hierophany

Next Wall Gallery

March 12 through April 12, 2015

“Hierophany: The Sacred Breaking Point” is an exhibition of new digitally printed photomontages by Houston artist Adrienne Elyse Meyers, also serving as Meyers’ UH Senior Honors Thesis.

Through the Lariat’s Loop

Total Plaza

January 26 through April 14, 2015

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

Jason Flowers: 8 Ohms

Lawndale Art Center

March 13 through April 18, 2015

In artist Jason Flowers’ interactive installation, eight cassette decks sound harmoniously together  until a viewer approaches one of the individual decks and "distracts" it to fall out of tune.

Roberta Harris: 1972 - 2014

Kcam - Katy Contemporary Art Museum

February 21 through April 19, 2015

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

Jason Villegas: Mineral Spirit

Art League Houston

November 14, 2014 through April 24, 2015

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

2015 Core Exhibition

Glassell School of Art

March 13 through April 24, 2015

An exhibition of work by current Core Program artists-in-residence Julia Brown, Jason Byrne, Danielle Dean, Anahita Ghazvinizadeh, Harold Mendez, Ivor Shearer, and Rodrigo Valenzuela. Core critics-in-residence Nicole Burisch and Andy Campbell contribute essays based on independent research for the Core 2015 publication, issued in conjunction with the exhibition.

Texas Czechs: Rooted in Tradition

Czech Center Museum

January 24 through April 25, 2015

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

Patrick Renner: Cabinet of Curiosities

Gallery Jatad

March 5 through April 25, 2015

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

Edward Kelley: abutment

BOX 13 ArtSpace

March 21 through April 25, 2015

A show featuring artist Edward Kelley’s playful works concerning both personal histories and larger human history.

What Ought to Be: Envisioning the Impossible

BOX 13 ArtSpace

March 21 through April 25, 2015

A group exhibition of artists’, architects’, and designers’ proposals for impossible projects and ideas. Curated by Kim Cook, the show features work by Javier Fadul, Sherman Finch, John Forse, Candace Hicks, Daniel McFarlane, Falon Mihalic, Caroline Parks, Beth Reitmeyer, Nathan Sapio and Krista Steinke.

Jade Yumang: Citations

BOX 13 ArtSpace

March 21 through April 25, 2015

A show of works by artist Jade Yumang that trace and abstract imagery of gay male archetypes in erotica–the prime source of the series being a particular issue of the gay erotic magazine My-O-My that was at the center of scandal in 1972.

Michael Bise: New Drawings

Moody Gallery

March 28 through April 25, 2015

A show of new, large-scale graphite drawings by Houston artist Michael Bise. Loose autobiographical narratives are conveyed through a meticulous process of image-making. Supported by a 2014 Houston Arts Alliance Individual Artist Grant.

Marcelyn McNeil: Compact Fictions

Anya Tish Gallery

March 28 through April 25, 2015

An exhibition featuring Houston artist Marcelyn McNeil’s newest body work, including both large-scale abstract oil paintings and intimate, multilayered works on paper.

Jeff Jennings: New Works

d. m. allison

March 25 through April 25, 2015

A show of new work by Houston artist Jeff Jennings, who paints interacting man-made structures and natural environments.

Learning Curve

Houston Center for Photography

February 27 through April 26, 2015

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

Oriental Influences

International Modern Art Gallery

March 2 through April 30, 2015

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

Degrees of Separation

Station Museum of Contemporary Art

January 17 through May 1, 2015

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

Christoph Hueppi: Alter Deus


March 28 through May 3, 2015

Zurich-based painter Christoph Hueppi's latest body of work inspired by microscopic organisms, molecular sciences, and developing technologies. Hueppi will be reside in Houston for the duration of his 5-week exhibition and work with the gallery and local artists.

Love Street - META

Houston City Hall

January 1 through May 5, 2015

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

The Art Guys: The Tunnel of Love

One Allen Center Gallery

February 12 through May 9, 2015

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

Plant People

Galveston Artist Residency

February 28 through May 9, 2015

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


Fresh Arts

March 27 through May 9, 2015

A group exhibition explores the relationship between art and science, featuring performance, video, photography, sculpture, and mixed-media work by Gretchen Freitag, Cassandra Hanks, Morgan Jenks, Erica Malone, Laura Murphy, Emily Oswald, Talie Pittman, Amy Richards, Tiffany Sanchez, Justin Sheehy, Mallory Snell, and James Storey.

Arielle Masson / Cat Snapp / Samara Rosen: Progressions

Hunter Gather

March 26 through May 9, 2015

A group exhibition featuring recent works by Houston-based Belgian artist Arielle Masson, Seattle-based printmaker and book artist Cat Snapp, and recent Cranbrook MFA graduate Samara Rosen–each investigating the patterns in our lives that reflect time, emotion, stasis, or change.

FotoFest: SENSOR


March 26 through May 9, 2015

A new exhibition of works from an international mix of artists and activists exploring the issues around the growing use of drones for intelligence gathering, war, and more. The show features works by artists Lisa Barnard, David Birkin, James Bridle, Mahwish Chisty, Trevor Paglen, and Pitch Interactive.

Spectacular Rubens

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

February 15 through May 10, 2015

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


Rice University Art Gallery

January 30 through May 17, 2015

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

Peter Leventhal: Lamed Vav (Thirty Six)

Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston

April 1 through May 20, 2015

An exhibition of a series of paintings by New York artist Peter Leventhal celebrating the good that exists quietly in our midst. The artist, who suffers from Parkinson’s Disease, was inspired by the story from the Talmud that his grandfather would tell him about the thirty-six righteous souls–the Lamed vav–whose goodness kept the world from ending.

Becoming Modern

The Menil Collection

February 27 through June 14, 2015

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

Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller: The Infinity Machine

Byzantine Fresco Chapel

January 31 through June 19, 2015

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

Round 42: The One and the Many (A Self-Portrait in Seven Parts)

Project Row Houses

March 28 through June 21, 2015

Project Row Houses’ Round 42 exhibitions are guest curated by former PRH/Core fellow Sally Frater and feature the work of artists from Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, and the United States. Participating artists include Alexandre Arrechea, Erika DeFreitas, Delio Delgado, Nathaniel Donnett, Kenya Evans, Ayanna Mccloud, and Nicole Miller.

Rienzi Library: Highlights from a House

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

February 28 through June 28, 2015

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

Design Now: Houston

The Printing Museum

March 13 through July 4, 2015

The Printing Museum and AIGA Houston present this showcase for the best of Houston-made design, juried by Matteo Bologna (founder and principal of Mucca Design, New York City), Ellen Lupton (Author and educator, Baltimore) and Claudia De Almedia (Designer and lecturer, San Francisco).

For a New World to Come

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

March 7 through July 12, 2015

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

Takis: The Fourth Dimension

The Menil Collection

January 24 through July 16, 2015

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

Barnett Newman: The Late Work

The Menil Collection

March 27 through August 2, 2015

An exhibition focusing on works created by artist Barnett Newman (1905 –1970) in the last five and a half years of his life. In this ambitious period before a planned MoMA show, Newman completed his series The Stations of the Cross: Lama Sebachthani as well as making 22 other paintings and the majority of his sculptures.

The Art of Gaman

Holocaust Museum Houston

January 30 through September 20, 2015

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

Jonathan Leach: Ghost Grid

Lawndale Art Center

March 13, 2015 through January 9, 2016

Houston artist Jonathan Leach has transformed Lawndale Art Center‘s large, north-facing wall with his brand of bright colors and geometric lines and angles.

Arts of Islamic Lands

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

January 31, 2015 through January 30, 2016

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

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