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Lane Hagood: Who Let the Dogs Out?

Cardoza Fine Art

Last Chance - April 3 through 23, 2015

A solo exhibition of new paintings by Houston artist Lane Hagood, featuring canine imagery and initially inspired by his brief friendship with a stray dog in the streets of Santiago, Chile.

Jason Villegas: Mineral Spirit

Art League Houston

Last Chance - 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

Last Chance - 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

Last Chance - 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

Last Chance - 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

Last Chance - 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

Last Chance - 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.

Amanda Smith: Lives of Rocks

BOX 13 ArtSpace

Last Chance - March 21 through April 25, 2015

A show of works by painter Amanda Smith depicting hybrid spaces and visual puns, and exploring ideas of distance and exploration.

Jade Yumang: Citations

BOX 13 ArtSpace

Last Chance - 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

Last Chance - 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

Last Chance - 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

Last Chance - 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

Last Chance - 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.

John Biggers: Maame

Redbud Gallery

April 4 through 29, 2015

An exhibition showcasing the works of influential artist (and a founding chairman of the TSU art department) John Biggers’ (1924–2001)–from his evolution as a social realist in North Carolina and Virginia to a modernist, here in Houston.

Jeri Salter: On the Trail of Frank Reaugh

William Reaves Fine Art

April 3 through May 2, 2015

An exhibition in which Round Rock artist Jeri Salter offers a tribute to the enduring legacy of great Texas painter, Frank Reaugh. Her pastel journals revisit many of the sites documented by Reaugh in his frequent forays to the West Texas range during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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.


Civic TV Collective

April 10 through May 6, 2015

An exhibition by E.S.P. TV, an artist collaborative led by New York artists Scott Kiernan and Victoria Keddie that creates televised collaborations between artists, musicians, and performers. Participating artists and musicians include Pleasure 2, Darktown Strutters, How I Quit Crack, and Future Blondes. Live taping will take place during performances at the opening event.

Kikuo Saito

Octavia Art Gallery

April 16 through May 7, 2015

An exhibition of poetic abstract paintings and works on paper by New York-based Japanese artist Kikuo Saito spanning thirty years.

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.

Rachel Schwind Gardner: Rewilding

Gallery M Squared

April 9 through May 9, 2015

An exhibition of Houston Artist Rachel Schwind Gardner’s paintings and drawings featuring wolves and other wild creatures, as well as her life-sized wolf pack made out of paper mache.

Eric Zimmerman: Elegy for Left Hand Alone

Art Palace

April 10 through May 9, 2015

An exhibition of art objects by Eric Zimmerman questioning the artifacts, evidence, and symbols we use to construct knowledge. The show’s title references a section of Don DeLillo’s novel Underworld about the byproducts of history and the figures who occupy it.

Jonathan Ryan Storm: The Mortimer Trap

David Shelton Gallery

March 27 through May 9, 2015

An exhibition of paintings by artist Jonathan Ryan Storm, whose process is a strategic mix of chance and deliberate choice. The show’s title refers to a chess strategy in which an inferior first move is intended to trick the opponent into a mistake.

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.


Avis Frank Gallery

April 17 through May 15, 2015

A show of creepy and disturbing drawings and paintings, both inside and outside, by Nicky Davis, Jessica Rice, Good Hero, Betso, and Copio.

Texas Abstract

Rudolph Blume Fine Art | ArtScan Gallery

April 18 through May 16, 2015

An exhibition of work by significant Texas artists featured in the recently released book, Texas Abstract: Modern + Contemporary. The Houston engagement is divided into simultaneous shows at Rudolf Blume Fine Art/ArtScan Gallery and Gallery Sonja Roesch.

Texas Abstract

Gallery Sonja Roesch

April 18 through May 16, 2015

An exhibition of work by significant Texas artists featured in the recently released book, Texas Abstract: Modern + Contemporary. The Houston engagement is divided into simultaneous shows at Gallery Sonja Roesch and Rudolf Blume Fine Art/ArtScan Gallery.


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.

Darren Waterston / Yuko Murata

Inman Gallery

April 10 through May 22, 2015

Two exhibitions: Darren Waterston's Pavo is a series of 36 new works on paper referencing both the opulence and decay of James McNeill Whistler's Peacock Room, while Yuko Murata’s bohemians is a group of new paintings featuring swans in dreamy, ethereal landscapes.

WET: Fresh Fictions

Williams Tower Gallery

April 16 through May 22, 2015

A group exhibition in the vast Williams Tower lobby gallery space, featuring recent work by the Art Guys, Harvey Bott, Terrell James, Beth Secor, Patrick Renner, Tara Conley, Kelli Vance, Kristen Cliburn, Lisa Qualls, Ryder Richards, Michael Macedo Meazell, Mark Harold Ponder, Steve Murphy, Juan Aaron Castillo, Mike Hollis, Michel Muylle, Bob Russell, Journey Through (Heath Brodie), Emily Peacock, and Abigail McLaurin.

Adela Andea: Lux Aeterna

Galveston Arts Center

April 18 through May 24, 2015

A site-specific installation by Romanian-born, Houston-based artist Adela Andea-a unique sensory experience created with various light sources, plastic elements, electrical components, and re-purposed technology.

Marie Orensanz ...a path to share...

Sicardi Gallery

April 14 through May 30, 2015

An exhibition of work by Argentina artist Marie Orensanz, including the artist's installation of 20 white opaline bells and a suite of mixed media works on paper from the 1970s and several marble sculptures from the 1980s.

Degrees of Separation

Station Museum of Contemporary Art

January 17 through June 1, 2015

In conjunction with Mel Chin: Rematch, this group show pays homage to the activist work of the native Houston artist with works by Wayne Gilbert, Mike Hollis, Mary Jenewein (whose large drawing with collage is pictured), the collective Sin Huellas (Without a Trace), and street art by Empire I.N.S..

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.

I perceive the other and lose myself

She Works Flexible

April 15 through June 19, 2015

An exhibition and series of performative events featuring San Francisco-based artist Sofia Cordova (AKA La Propheta), Houston-based artist Autumn Knight, and Kenyan artist Ibrahim Quraishi currently based between Amsterdam and Berlin. Presented as part of CounterCurrent 15.

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).

A Photographer’s Collection

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

April 4 through July 5, 2015

An exhibition celebrating the gift to the MFAH of more than 400 photographs from the collection of Houston-based landscape and portrait photographer Michael Marvins and his wife, Michele. The show features 60 works, including photographs by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans, Ansel Adams, and many others.

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.

Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston - CAMH

April 18 through August 2, 2015

An exhibition surveying artist Marilyn Minter’s explorations of our culture’s deepest impulses, compulsions, and fantasies, as well as the complex and contradictory ideas of the feminine body. The show includes paintings made between 1976 and 2013, video works, and photographs.

Pablo Bronstein: We Live in Mannerist Times

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

April 15 through August 23, 2015

An exhibition of drawings by London-based Argentine artist Pablo Bronstein, whose work explores our built environment from architecture to machines. Inspired by late-18th- and early-19th-century renderings, this installation includes drawings printed on vinyl and stretching from ceiling to floor to create an architectural space within the gallery.

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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