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Wednesday,  2.21.18

Reading

Mona Hatoum: Terra Infirma

Wednesday,  2.21.18   |   7–8 pm
A show featuring nearly 50 sculptures, installations, and works on paper by Beirut-born Palestinian artist Mona Hatoum. The exhibition focuses on the "artist’s interest in exploring themes of placelessness and the fragility of home in a turbulent world."
Houston  |  Menil Collection

Thursday,  2.22.18

Special event

Mona Hatoum: Terra Infirma

Thursday,  2.22.18   |   5–9 pm
A show featuring nearly 50 sculptures, installations, and works on paper by Beirut-born Palestinian artist Mona Hatoum. The exhibition focuses on the "artist’s interest in exploring themes of placelessness and the fragility of home in a turbulent world."
Houston  |  Menil Collection

Friday,  2.23.18

Opening

Havel Ruck Projects: Ripple

Friday,  2.23.18   |   5–10 pm
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
Opening

Richard Tuschman: Hopper Meditations

Friday,  2.23.18   |   6–8:30 pm
An exhibition featuring photographs by artist Richard Tuschman. The works combine photography of artist-made models with digital imaging to create painterly photographs featuring open-ended narratives.
Houston  |  Anya Tish Gallery
Opening

Misty Keasler: HAUNT

Friday,  2.23.18   |   6–8 pm
An exhibition featuring photographs by Dallas-based artist Misty Keasler. The artist's latest series, HAUNT, documents the interiors of and the characters that inhabit 13 commercial haunted houses across the US.
Houston  |  David Shelton Gallery
Opening

The Visitors

Friday,  2.23.18   |   6–9 pm
The Visitors features works by Ariel Basson Freiberg, Cassandra C. Jones, Holly Harrison, Todd Pavlisko, Rusty Scruby, and Natalia Wróbel.

Saturday,  2.24.18

Reception

Havel Ruck Projects: Ripple

Saturday,  2.24.18   |   11 am – 10 pm
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
Conversation

Michelle Matthews: Sculpted

Saturday,  2.24.18   |   2–3 pm
"Using traditional methods such as a hand formed clay coils and carving techniques, ceramic artist Michelle Matthews constructs intuitive forms that balance formal integrity and chance. For this site-specific installation, Matthews will create a large-scale, interactive work comprised of nine clay-based sculptures that will be subject to the natural effects of Houston’s environment for the duration of the exhibition."
Houston  |  Lawndale Art Center
Opening

Deb Covell & David Goerk: White Angles

Saturday,  2.24.18   |   5–8 pm
"White Angles is an exhibition that brings together the work of Deb Covell and David Goerk, which has grown out of a lengthy conversation about particular strands of contemporary painting, and the mutual ideas and approaches the artists share."
Houston  |  Gray Contemporary
Opening

MANUAL: ... and Books

Saturday,  2.24.18   |   5–7 pm
An exhibition featuring new works by MANUAL (Ed Hill and Suzanne Bloom). "The duo, pioneers in the fields of digital and conceptual photography, ply their considerable masterly skills to create one, unified vision using an impressive variety of staging and synthesizing techniques, both with and without books as their primary focus."
Houston  |  Moody Gallery
Opening

Ted Larsen: All in All

Saturday,  2.24.18   |   6–8 pm
"The seventeen small scale sculptural constructions in All In All are based on a pattern system. As Ted Larsen states about the process, 'I made geometric blocks and arranged them in ways that both the small blocks and larger form are discernible. Then another pattern is overlaying the structure. There are endless variations. Each piece starts to look like some sort of alien symbolic language, all the while being an end to itself.'"
Dallas  |  Conduit Gallery
Opening

Prince Varughese Thomas: New Works

Saturday,  2.24.18   |   6–8 pm
"Prince Varughese Thomas’s New Works exhibition consists of photo-based works, in addition to a video, that metaphorically explore the subject of death in private and public contexts. The works integrate images that are sourced from Thomas’ family archives, which includes four generations of funeral photos."
Houston  |  Hooks-Epstein Galleries
Opening

Kevin Jones: The New Pollution

Saturday,  2.24.18   |   6–8 pm
"Kevin Jones’ work challenges the blind faith in all things scientific as the predominant, contemporary credo. He is baffled by the seeming inability of scientific inquiry to explain the innermost workings of nature."
Opening

Jane Eifler: Spare Parts

Saturday,  2.24.18   |   6–8 pm
An exhibition featuring new works by Houston artist Jane Eifler. "Some works in this exhibition are paintings in the traditional sense, while others use a combination of digital printing layered with paint to form a marriage between the artist’s hand and the slickly produced print."
Opening

Julie Brook Alexander: Collecting Echoes

Saturday,  2.24.18   |   6–8 pm
"In Collecting Echoes, Julie Brook Alexander joins two images on a single page, which allows the viewer to discover the interplay between near and far vantage points as well as to see the natural world in a new way. Combining these two points of view in her diptychs shifts the impact from what may seem like familiar landscapes into someplace unexpected."
Houston  |  Hooks-Epstein Galleries
Opening

Kathryn Dunlevie: The Taxidermist’s Imaginarium

Saturday,  2.24.18   |   6–8 pm
"In Kathryn Dunlevie’s The Taxidermist’s Imaginarium, she creates photomontages by combining photographs of nature, zoos, natural history museums, and botanical gardens with those of contemporary urban settings. The works suggest disruptions in space and time and the strange bedfellows these disruptions create."
Houston  |  Hooks-Epstein Galleries
Opening

Jamey Hart: Soft Pace Time

Saturday,  2.24.18   |   6–8 pm
"Jamie Hartʼs painting practice focuses tightly on the way a thing comes into being, like a rock or a snowball, compacted and varied, shaped and affected by the strange attractions of the world itself. The work orbits the material language of abstract painting and reveals the potential therein."
Houston  |  Front Gallery
Closing

Tex Kerschen: Swine

Saturday,  2.24.18   |   7–10 pm
Swine is an exhibition by artist, musician, writer, and curator Tex Kerschen. The artist on their process: "around my house, the mail piles up on every surface. Liquefied trash whooshes out the pipes and into the estuaries. At least some of the printed garbage can be ripped-up and put to better use. These works aren’t monuments, or portraits, or symbols, or statements. They are flowers."
Houston  |  Civic TV Laboratories

Sunday,  2.25.18

Reception

Havel Ruck Projects: Ripple

Sunday,  2.25.18   |   11 am – 5 pm
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

Monday,  2.26.18

Performance

They, Who Sound

Monday,  2.26.18   |   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,  2.28.18

Thursday,  3.1.18

Friday,  3.2.18

Conversation

Dissent and Desire

Friday,  3.2.18   |   12–1 pm
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.
Opening

Barry Elkanick: Put the Painting in its Coffin​

Friday,  3.2.18   |   8–11 pm
An exhibition featuring works by Houston-based artist Barry Elkanick. "Elkanick's work combines process-based abstract painting with conceptual narratives that draw from: inner subjectivity, personal histories, and contemporary cultural phenomenon. An anti-escapist concept, Put the Painting in its Coffin explores the notion of Elkanick's disinterest in the void. The show will consist of all new works including painting, sculpture & non-functional furniture."
Houston  |  Private Eye Gallery

Saturday,  3.3.18

Workshop

Dissent and Desire

Saturday,  3.3.18   |   2–4 pm
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.
Opening

George O. Jackson: Thaumaturgy

Saturday,  3.3.18   |   5–7 pm
In his photographs, Houston artist George O. Jackson uses the sun as a light source to transform refracted color and light into colorful abstract patterns that communicate a range of expression and emotion.
Houston  |  Jung Center
Opening

AnnieLaurie Erickson: Into the Digital Mesh

Saturday,  3.3.18   |   6–9 pm
"AnnieLaurie Erickson’s work investigates the physical apparatus of the Internet and digital surveillance. Into the Digital Mesh includes photographic works from her ongoing Data Shadows series, which examines the traces of information we leave behind as we traverse the digital sea of the internet."
Galveston  |  Galveston Arts Center
Opening

Lauren Chapman: Metamorphosis

Saturday,  3.3.18   |   6–9 pm
An exhibition featuring sculptures by artist Lauren Chapman. Using found and natural objects, Chapman creates works that combine her interests in nature and the human psyche.
Houston  |  Redbud Gallery
Opening

Greg Davis: India's Kumbh Mela

Saturday,  3.3.18   |   6–8 pm
An exhibition featuring photographs by Greg Davis. The pieces in the show depict scenes from Kumbh Mela, a pilgrimage site in India.
Houston  |  Gspot Gallery
Opening

Paho Mann & Leigh Merrill: Collections, Keepsakes, Souvenirs

Saturday,  3.3.18   |   6–9 pm
"In Collections, Keepsakes, and Souvenirs, Paho Mann and Leigh Merrill investigate our personal and cultural relationships to the objects we collect and environments we inhabit, while addressing ideas of value, memory, and desire. Observation, photographic representation, and the role of contemporary photographic technologies are central to the artists' individual practices."
Galveston  |  Galveston Arts Center
Opening

And They Walked Hand In Hand, Side By Side

Saturday,  3.3.18   |   8–10 pm
"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

Sunday,  3.4.18

On View

Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India

Sunday,  3.4.18   |   12:15–7 pm
An exhibition featuring nearly 250 objects from the kingdom of Marwar-Jodhpur, one of the largest princely states in India, in the northwestern state of Rajasthan. The show includes ceremonial objects, finely crafted arms and armor, sumptuous jewels, intricately carved furnishings and more.

Tuesday,  3.6.18

Wednesday,  3.7.18

Thursday,  3.8.18

Reading

Christopher Knowles: In a Word

Thursday,  3.8.18   |   6:30–7:30 pm
An exhibition of works by Brooklyn-based artist Christopher Knowles. The artist's work "records and reorders the everyday materials around us using incantatory rhythms and repetition. Typings of language permutations, reimagined song lyrics, interlocking blocks of raw color commonly depict family and close friends. Sculptures are precise and direct in construction: polka-dotted cones, brilliantly hued paper cutouts, Lego structures, and accumulations of wind-up alarm clocks."

Friday,  3.9.18

Opening

For Freedoms: Margin and Center

Friday,  3.9.18   |   5:30–8 pm
"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."Featured Artists: Soumya Sankar Bose Alejandro Cartagena Cassils Wendy Ewald Gerard Gaskin Omar Imam Emily Jacir Richard Misrach Cristina Velasquez Carrie Mae Weems

Saturday,  3.17.18

Reception

Christopher Knowles: In a Word

Saturday,  3.17.18   |   1–4 pm
An exhibition of works by Brooklyn-based artist Christopher Knowles. The artist's work "records and reorders the everyday materials around us using incantatory rhythms and repetition. Typings of language permutations, reimagined song lyrics, interlocking blocks of raw color commonly depict family and close friends. Sculptures are precise and direct in construction: polka-dotted cones, brilliantly hued paper cutouts, Lego structures, and accumulations of wind-up alarm clocks."

Tuesday,  3.20.18

Reception

Discoveries of the Meeting Place

Tuesday,  3.20.18   |   6–8 pm
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

Thursday,  3.22.18

Conversation

Conversations @ The Center

Thursday,  3.22.18   |   6:30–8 pm
Conversations @ The Center is a series feature contemporary artists and other arts professionals speaking about and showing images of their work, practices, professions, or discuss timely issues in contemporary visual art. The theme for this year's conversations is "Artists as Activists."
Galveston  |  Galveston Arts Center

Saturday,  4.7.18

Workshop

Dissent and Desire

Saturday,  4.7.18   |   2–4 pm
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.

Thursday,  4.12.18

Conversation

Conversations @ The Center

Thursday,  4.12.18   |   6:30–8 pm
Conversations @ The Center is a series feature contemporary artists and other arts professionals speaking about and showing images of their work, practices, professions, or discuss timely issues in contemporary visual art. The theme for this year's conversations is "Artists as Activists."
Galveston  |  Galveston Arts Center

Andrés Paredes: Eternal Spring

January 12 through February 24, 2018
Eternal Spring is an exhibition of works by artist Andrés Paredes. The pieces in the show are based on the artist's interest in the microcosms that occupy the Paraná rainforest in Misiones, Argentina.
Houston |  SAMARA Gallery

DCG: Looking Back and Beyond

February 3 through 24, 2018
DCG: Looking Back and Beyond is a group exhibition featuring paintings, drawings, mixed media, photography, sculpture and video works by artists the gallery has exhibited before.

Wondrous Worlds: Art & Islam Through Time & Place

September 23, 2017 through February 25, 2018
An exhibition highlighting the long history, geographic expanse, and diversity of works of art in the Islamic world. Works in the exhibition cover nearly all media, ranging from carpets to dress to jewelry, ceramics, glass, metal, paintings, prints, calligraphy and photographs.

Mona Hatoum: Terra Infirma

October 13, 2017 through February 25, 2018
A show featuring nearly 50 sculptures, installations, and works on paper by Beirut-born Palestinian artist Mona Hatoum. The exhibition focuses on the "artist’s interest in exploring themes of placelessness and the fragility of home in a turbulent world."
Houston |  Menil Collection

The Color Condition: Premium Quality

January 13 through February 25, 2018
An exhibition featuring works by the Dallas-based collaborative duo The Color Condition (Marianne Newsom and Sunny Sliger). Premium Quality "explores a symbolic collision of the internal and external components of their installations, done and undone, to reveal their hidden woven structures."
Galveston |  Galveston Arts Center

Cary Reeder: Impermanence

January 13 through February 25, 2018
An exhibition featuring paintings and cut-paper works by Houston artist Cary Reeder. The pieces in the show explore themes of loss and renewal through nature and are informed by Reeder's 2014 diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis.
Galveston |  Galveston Arts Center

Michael Golden: 0 – Connected

January 13 through February 25, 2018
0 – Connected features collages created from images Houston artist Michael Golden has collected over the past 30 years of his studio practice. The pieces draw on the artist's life experiences, personal associations, and "play with visual metaphor through imagery pulled from science, nature and geometry."
Galveston |  Galveston Arts Center

They, Who Sound

February 5 through 26, 2018
They, Who Sound is a weekly experimental sound/music series co-presented by Lawndale Art Center and Nameless Sound.
Houston |  Lawndale Art Center

Mary Wilbanks: Standing Stones

February 1 through 27, 2018
An exhibition featuring paintings by artist Mary Wilbanks. The works in the show continue Wilbanks' exploration of rock formations from around the world.
Houston |  Jung Center

Tex Kerschen: Swine

January 20 through February 28, 2018
Swine is an exhibition by artist, musician, writer, and curator Tex Kerschen. The artist on their process: "around my house, the mail piles up on every surface. Liquefied trash whooshes out the pipes and into the estuaries. At least some of the printed garbage can be ripped-up and put to better use. These works aren’t monuments, or portraits, or symbols, or statements. They are flowers."
Houston |  Civic TV Laboratories

Sandra Bland

February 3 through 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."

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

February 3 through 28, 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 Special Collections 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."

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

February 3 through 28, 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 Special Collections 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."

58th Annual Faculty Exhibition

January 29 through March 2, 2018
An exhibition featuring works by SHSU faculty members. Artists include: Martin Amorous, Chris Cascio, Lauren Clay, Melissa Glasscock, Shaun Griffiths, Patric Lawler, Tudor Mitroi, Edward Morin, Valerie Powell, Heather Joy Puskarich, Jessica Simorte, and Edie Wells.
Huntsville |  Gaddis Geeslin Gallery

Dana Frankfort: there was a stone

January 19 through March 3, 2018
An exhibition of new paintings by artist Dana Frankfort. Frankfort's pieces use letters and words as figures, grounding the otherwise abstract paintings in a communicable, though sometimes obscure, narrative.
Houston |  Inman Gallery

Matthew Kelly Debbaudt: a hole

January 27 through March 3, 2018
Matthew Kelly Debbaudt's exhibition a hole is an "adventure journey exploration story expedition investigation excursion show featuring new animations" by the artist.
Houston |  BOX 13 ArtSpace

Mac Whitney: Sculptures and Paintings

January 13 through March 10, 2018
An exhibition featuring Mac Whitney's steel sculptures and oil paintings. The artist's sculptures explore forces of tension and release, and his paintings were created with a metal chain, recalling Whitney's hands-on approach to sculpting steel.
Houston |  Gallery Sonja Roesch

Retrospective

January 18 through March 10, 2018
An exhibition celebrating SEAD Gallery's fifth anniversary. The show includes works by David Sites, Hailey Herrera, Scott McDermott, Dawn Winter, Mirka Hokkanen, Inari Krohn, and Marie-Renée Hoeks.
Bryan |  SEAD Gallery

Hazel Meyer: Muscle Panic objects

January 26 through March 10, 2018
Muscle Panic objects is a site-specific installation by Toronto-based interdisciplinary artist Hazel Meyer. The exhibition is part of the artist's ongoing, multifaceted project Muscle Panic, which explores the relationship between artistic and athletic practices.
Houston |  Art League Houston

Sherman Finch: Perceptual Perpetual

January 26 through March 10, 2018
An exhibition featuring new works by Houston artist Sherman Finch. The show includes sonic sculptures, wall assemblages, and a mechanized drawing performance; the pieces rely on audience participation to influence the works.
Houston |  Art League Houston

Gao Hang: Good Times, Bad Times, Give Me Some of That

January 26 through March 10, 2018
An exhibition featuring paintings by Chinese-born and Houston-based artist Gao Hang. "The exhibition features an installation of small scale watercolors from the artists’ diary highlighting his moments of culture shock upon arrival to the United States."
Houston |  Art League Houston

Texas Aviary

February 17 through March 10, 2018
An exhibition featuring artworks that depict birds. Artists in the show include Frank X. Tolbert 2, Margie Crisp, Billy Hassell, Jonathon Paul Jackson, E. Dan Klepper, and William Montgomery.

Portrait

January 18 through March 15, 2018
Portrait is a selection of works by artists Geraldo de Barros, Antonio Berni, Mariano Dal Verme, Dias & Riedweg, Marco Maggi, Gabriel de la Mora, Oscar Muñoz, Claudio Perna, Liliana Porter, Armando Reveron, Miguel Angel Ríos, Miguel Ángel Rojas and Pedro Tyler.
Houston |  Sicardi Gallery

WAR-TOYS: Israel, West Bank, and Gaza Strip

January 29 through March 15, 2018
For the past seven years, artist Brian McCarty has been working to tell the stories of anonymous children who hail from areas affected by armed conflict. Working with an art therapist, he asks the children to create pictures of their lives in an attempt to understand their stories and validate their experiences. McCarty then finds toys locally and recreates the children’s drawings in photographs, turning their marker doodles into equally harrowing images of bomb raids and bus fires.

Anton Vidokle: Immortality for All: A Film Trilogy on Russian Cosmism

February 16 through March 24, 2018
"In Immortality for All: A Film Trilogy on Russian Cosmism by Anton Vidokle, the artist explores Russian Cosmism’s influence on the 20th century and its relevance to the present day. Combining ideas from the Western Enlightenment, Eastern philosophy, Russian Orthodox religion and Marxism, this utopian philosophy inspired a wide range of thinkers until it was driven underground by Stalinism in the late 1920s."
Houston |  Blaffer Art Museum

The Future Is Certain; It’s the Past Which Is Unpredictable

February 17 through March 24, 2018
"The Future Is Certain; It’s the Past Which Is Unpredictable is an exhibition about the perception of time and history, about how the past can reassert itself in the present and the future." The exhibition includes work by the artists and collectives Tacita Dean, Felix Kalmenson. Maria Loboda, Jonas Mekas (with Johnston Sheard and Justė Kostikovaitė), Deimantas Narkevičius, Robertas Narkus, Emily Newman, Goda Palekaitė and Monika Lipšic, Jura Shust, Emilija Škarnulytė, Slavs and Tatars and Juan Pablo Villegas.
Houston |  Blaffer Art Museum

Christopher Knowles: In a Word

December 15, 2017 through March 25, 2018
An exhibition of works by Brooklyn-based artist Christopher Knowles. The artist's work "records and reorders the everyday materials around us using incantatory rhythms and repetition. Typings of language permutations, reimagined song lyrics, interlocking blocks of raw color commonly depict family and close friends. Sculptures are precise and direct in construction: polka-dotted cones, brilliantly hued paper cutouts, Lego structures, and accumulations of wind-up alarm clocks."

Between Love and Madness: Mexican Comic Art from the 1970s

January 18 through March 25, 2018
Between Love and Madness: Mexican Comic Art from the 1970s features original interior art, cover art, and ephemera related to the micro-cuentos (mini-tales) that were popular in 1960s and 70s Mexico. This show is organized by Christopher Sperandio in collaboration with students from Practical Curation at Rice University.
Houston |  Lawndale Art Center

Augusto Mora: ¿A Dónde Nos Llevan? (Where Are They Taking Us To?)

January 18 through March 25, 2018
Where Are They Taking Us To? is an exhibition based on the eponymously titled graphic novel by Augusto Mora, a comic artist based in Mexico City. Where Are They Taking Us To? attempts to create a timeline of and framework for understanding the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of 43 students in Iguala, Guerrero, on September 26, 2014, and the subsequent demonstrations around the world that demanded justice for the victims and their families."
Houston |  Lawndale Art Center

Jamal Cyrus x Jamire Williams: Boogaloo & The Midnite Hours

February 9 through March 25, 2018
In this exhibition, Jamal Cyrus and Jamire Williams "artistically mine the most generative phases of Black musical evolution. Pulling from their respective disciplines of the Visual Arts and Sound, Cyrus and Williams delve into the graphic, sculptural, and sonic possibilities inherent within the tradition of Black music, mixing aspects of the past, present, and future into their recombinant formulas."
Houston |  Lawndale Art Center

Dani Antelo: Intersections and Interactions on Language

February 9 through March 25, 2018
"Intersections and Interactions on Language is a performance-based video work documenting nine separate interactions between Dani Antelo and nine strangers. Documented over a five-month period in 2017, the work examines the ways that communication can be forged when there is no common language to rely upon."
Houston |  Lawndale Art Center

Michelle Matthews: Sculpted

February 9 through March 25, 2018
"Using traditional methods such as a hand formed clay coils and carving techniques, ceramic artist Michelle Matthews constructs intuitive forms that balance formal integrity and chance. For this site-specific installation, Matthews will create a large-scale, interactive work comprised of nine clay-based sculptures that will be subject to the natural effects of Houston’s environment for the duration of the exhibition."
Houston |  Lawndale Art Center

Floyd Newsum: A Retrospective from 1970 to 2018

February 8 through March 29, 2018
An exhibition featuring works by artist Floyd Newsum. "From his early 1970s realist portraits of African American acquaintances to his recent more abstract art, Newsum’s paintings contain undercurrents that are deeply spiritual and socially acute."

JM Design Studio: The Other Border Wall

February 17 through March 30, 2018
An exhibition featuring concepts behind JM Design Studio's proposal for a US-Mexico border wall. JM Design Studio is a collective featuring Pittsburgh-based artists and designers Tereneh Idia, Leah Patgorski, and Jennifer Meridian.
Houston  |  Flatland Gallery

re:construction

January 27 through March 31, 2018
"re:construction is a group exhibition that explores and encourages the dialogues between form and function, art and design, abstraction, extraction and representation by bringing together three-dimensional works by Donna Green, Sheila Hicks, Bo Joseph, Julia Kunin and Thaddeus Wolfe; paintings and works on paper by Ruth Asawa, Nicolas Carone, Claire Falkenstein, Leon Polk Smith, André Lanskoy and Julian Stanczak; with furniture by Marcel Gascoin."
Houston |  McClain Gallery

Roberto Cortázar: A 30-Year Survey

January 13 through April 2, 2018
An exhibition featuring works from Mexican artist Roberto Cortázar's 30-year career. The sculptures, photographs, paintings, and assemblages are executed within a Mexican tradition and perspective, merging figuration with abstraction.
Houston |  Clarke & Associates

Joseph Cohen: Looking at a flower

November 16, 2017 through April 8, 2018
A solo exhibition featuring works by Houston-based artist and scientist Joseph Cohen. This show follows Cohen's Rice Public Art residency in the Weisman NanoEngineering laboratory of the Department of Chemistry. "Under the guidance of Dr. Bruce Weisman and his colleagues, Cohen’s research will focus on the use of carbon nanotubes to produce paintings, photos, prints, and new sound works that both address and illustrate the unique optical and physical properties of the material."

Conversations @ The Center

January 25 through April 12, 2018
Conversations @ The Center is a series feature contemporary artists and other arts professionals speaking about and showing images of their work, practices, professions, or discuss timely issues in contemporary visual art. The theme for this year's conversations is "Artists as Activists."
Galveston |  Galveston Arts Center

Over There Some Place

February 3 through April 14, 2018
Over There Some Place is a group exhibition curated by Dominic R. Clay and featuring works by Vernon Akili, Blake Bean, Mack Bishop, Lee Carrier, Lakita Costner, Christie Leday, Romeo Clay Robinson and Farrah Smith.

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.

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.

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)

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."

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."

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."

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."
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