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UPCOMING EVENTS

ONGOING EXHIBITIONS

Saturday,  4.22.17

Sunday,  4.23.17

Performance

CounterCurrent

Sunday,  4.23.17   |   3–8 pm
CounterCurrent, the Mitchell Center for the Arts' annual performance festival, is back! For a full schedule of this year's event, and to secure your free tickets, please go here.

Monday,  4.24.17

Wednesday,  4.26.17

Artist talk

UH PDM 17 Thesis Exhibition: xiii

Wednesday,  4.26.17   |   6–7:30 pm
A show featuring works by 13 students from the UH Photography/Digital Media department. Artists include:Colby Deal Rob Gentry Mariela Henriquez Juan Jimenez Monica Kennedy Jeremy Longwell Marielle McQuitty Christelyn Nash Gisele Parra Irene Reece Jason Sham Edward Soto Debbie Stephenson
Houston  |  Alabama Song

Thursday,  4.27.17

Opening

Wura-Natasha Ogunji: House of Wahala

Thursday,  4.27.17   |   6–8 pm
A performance and art auction featuring Wura-Natasha Ogunji as auctioneer and a score by sound artist Emeka Ogboh. House of Wahala aims to "infuse the art auction with the perfect amount of spectacle, humor, and political debate."
Houston  |  Diverseworks
Opening

Orchestra Rehearsal

Thursday,  4.27.17   |   6–9 pm
An exhibition featuring works by the artists who reside in Gugging, a mental hospital outside of Vienna.
Houston  |  Koelsch Gallery
Artist talk

UH PDM 17 Thesis Exhibition: xiii

Thursday,  4.27.17   |   6–7:30 pm
A show featuring works by 13 students from the UH Photography/Digital Media department. Artists include:Colby Deal Rob Gentry Mariela Henriquez Juan Jimenez Monica Kennedy Jeremy Longwell Marielle McQuitty Christelyn Nash Gisele Parra Irene Reece Jason Sham Edward Soto Debbie Stephenson
Houston  |  Alabama Song
Conversation

ReCollecting Dogon

Thursday,  4.27.17   |   7–8 pm
An exhibition exploring the life and objects created by the Dogon peoples. From the Menil Collection: " the sculptures, masks, necklaces, and other works by “unknown” artists not only suggest the significance of art to daily life among Dogon peoples, they evoke formidable legacies of colonialism and the limitations of representing Dogon peoples through objects collected by and for foreigners."
Houston  |  Menil Collection
Film

Latin Wave: New Films from Latin America

Thursday,  4.27.17   |   7–9 pm
The 12th annual Latin Wave Film Festival presented by the MFAH. The festival features 10 films reflecting the vibrant cinema scene throughout Latin America and welcomes special guests Yanillys Pérez, director of Jeffrey, Iván Gaona, writer and director of Guilty Men, and Carlos Lechuga, writer and director of Santa & Andrés. For tickets and a full list of films, go here.

Friday,  4.28.17

Opening

Paul Ramírez Jonas: Atlas, Plural, Monumental

Friday,  4.28.17   |   6:30–9 pm
An exhibition featuring sculptures, photography, videos, drawings, and participatory works by Paul Ramírez Jonas. From CAMH: "Ramírez Jonas's work galvanizes connections between the personal, the collective, and the public, making them concrete and observable. Manifested in visually, materially, and conceptually compelling forms, Ramírez Jonas's work invigorates our cultural commons by inviting the public to reflect on and engage with public art in inventive and surprising ways."
Film

Latin Wave: New Films from Latin America

Friday,  4.28.17   |   7–9 pm
The 12th annual Latin Wave Film Festival presented by the MFAH. The festival features 10 films reflecting the vibrant cinema scene throughout Latin America and welcomes special guests Yanillys Pérez, director of Jeffrey, Iván Gaona, writer and director of Guilty Men, and Carlos Lechuga, writer and director of Santa & Andrés. For tickets and a full list of films, go here.
Performance

Wura-Natasha Ogunji: House of Wahala

Friday,  4.28.17   |   7–9 pm
A performance and art auction featuring Wura-Natasha Ogunji as auctioneer and a score by sound artist Emeka Ogboh. House of Wahala aims to "infuse the art auction with the perfect amount of spectacle, humor, and political debate."
Houston  |  Diverseworks

Saturday,  4.29.17

Film

Latin Wave: New Films from Latin America

Saturday,  4.29.17   |   7–9 pm
The 12th annual Latin Wave Film Festival presented by the MFAH. The festival features 10 films reflecting the vibrant cinema scene throughout Latin America and welcomes special guests Yanillys Pérez, director of Jeffrey, Iván Gaona, writer and director of Guilty Men, and Carlos Lechuga, writer and director of Santa & Andrés. For tickets and a full list of films, go here.

Sunday,  4.30.17

Film

Latin Wave: New Films from Latin America

Sunday,  4.30.17   |   7–9 pm
The 12th annual Latin Wave Film Festival presented by the MFAH. The festival features 10 films reflecting the vibrant cinema scene throughout Latin America and welcomes special guests Yanillys Pérez, director of Jeffrey, Iván Gaona, writer and director of Guilty Men, and Carlos Lechuga, writer and director of Santa & Andrés. For tickets and a full list of films, go here.

Thursday,  5.25.17

Saturday,  5.27.17

Closing

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

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

Friday,  8.4.17

Closing

Archway Goes French

Friday,  8.4.17   |   7–9 pm
A show featuring 16 artists from Archway Gallery: Barbara Able, Margaret Bock, Christie Coker, Veronica Dyer, Diane Fraser, Jane Ewen, Larry Garmezy, donna e perkins, Isabelle Perreau, Silvia PintoSouza, Shirl Riccetti, T. Smith, Becky Soria, Liz Conces Spencer, Cookie Wells, and Andrea Wilkinson.

Self Love

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

Fetish

March 25 through April 29, 2017
A show featuring works by Les Christensen, Jo Ann Fleischhauer, Joe Mancuso, Mari Omori, John Runnels, and John Salvest. All of the artists in the exhibition utilize everyday objects that, by being turned into art, become fetishized.

Casey Arguelles Gregory: Have It All

April 1 through 29, 2017
A show of works by Houston artist Casey Arguelles Gregory. The pieces in the exhibition explore issues of "feminism, gentrification, middle-class materialism and the sometimes contradictory physical landscape of suburbia."
Houston |  Gspot Gallery

ONSET

April 8 through 29, 2017
The inaugural exhibition for Forum6, a new Houston art space. The show will feature works by:Wister David Lamb Anne Jensen Marius Zgirdea Giselle Rosenthal A.M. Schaer Adrienne Wong Hedwige Jacobs Karen Brasier Susan Watt Beverly Fritsch Noëlle Mulder
Houston |  Forum6

Jesse Lott

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

Justin Earl Grant: Aprilfool

April 1 through 30, 2017
This show is native Houstonian Justin Earl Grant's first exhibition in the city after living for 10 years in South America. The show features watercolors, pastels, graphite and ink works.
Houston |  Khon's

UH PDM 17 Thesis Exhibition: xiii

April 21 through May 1, 2017
A show featuring works by 13 students from the UH Photography/Digital Media department. Artists include:Colby Deal Rob Gentry Mariela Henriquez Juan Jimenez Monica Kennedy Jeremy Longwell Marielle McQuitty Christelyn Nash Gisele Parra Irene Reece Jason Sham Edward Soto Debbie Stephenson
Houston |  Alabama Song

Clemencia Echeverri: Sin Cielo (Skyless)

March 23 through May 4, 2017
A show of works by Columbian artist Clemencia Echeverri. Since the late 90s, Echeverri has been using video and sound works to comment on the "isolation, lack of infrastructure and unchecked violence of criminal or environmental nature in her homeland."
Houston |  Sicardi Gallery

Prince Varughese Thomas: The Space Between Grief and Morning

March 24 through May 6, 2017
A show of works by Houston artist Prince Varughese Thomas that explore the process of grief and mourning in private and public contexts. The exhibition features videos, drawings, and photographs that draw on art historical, political and personal references about death.
Houston |  Art League Houston

J. Pouwels: Dysfunctional Systems

March 24 through May 6, 2017
An exhibition by New Zealand-born and California-based artist J. Pouwels. The works in the show explore the mismanagement of water resources in Chico, California.
Houston |  Art League Houston

How Do I Say Her Name?

March 24 through May 6, 2017
A group exhibition organized by Ann Johnson and featuring works by Regina Agu, Rabéa Ballin, Ann Johnson, Lauren Kelley, Autumn Knight, Rosine Kouman, Lovie Olivia, Kaneem Smith, and Monica Villarreal. "The works in this exhibition are made in direct response to the countless number of women, specifically women of color who have been victims of violence but whose stories have been erased from the larger demonstrations and narratives surrounding state violence and the demand for a broader vision of social justice."
Houston |  Art League Houston

Spectral Light and Color

April 7 through May 6, 2017
A group exhibition of works by Heidi Spector, Sophia Dillo, María Schneider, and Tracey Adams. The artists in the show explore the use of physical light and color.
Houston |  SAMARA Gallery

Kikuo Saito

April 13 through May 6, 2017
A show of works by Japanese artist Kikuo Saito. The exhibition focuses on works created during the final stage of Saito's career, from 2010 to 2015.
Houston |  Octavia Art Gallery

Her Feet Planted Firmly on the Ground

March 3 through May 7, 2017
A show of photographs that use traditional techniques to reinterpret the genre of landscape photography. Artists in the exhibition include Ellie Davies, Susi Brister, Christa Blackwood, Jennifer Crane, Naima Green, and Laura Plageman.

The Reflection in the Sword of Holofernes

March 4 through May 13, 2017
An exhibition about "speaking your truth in the most direct way you know how." Featuring works by Mequitta Ahuja, Angela Dufresne, Hannah Rose Dumes, Dana Frankfort, Iva Gueorguieva, Kelly Klaasmeyer, Melinda Laszczynski, Tiffany Livingston, Dona Nelson, Gael Stack, Kelli Vance, Hilary Wilder

Matt Feyld: Ten Paintings

April 8 through May 13, 2017
A show of ten paintings by Montreal-based artist Matt Feyld. The pieces in the show have subtle color variations—they are white, off white, and light grey. They address themes of surface, light, material and color.
Houston |  Gray Contemporary

Debra Barrera: Menina

April 8 through May 13, 2017
A show of new photographs, drawings, and sculptures by Houston-based artist Debra Barrera. The pieces in the exhibition are inspired by Barrera's memories of her childhood home.
Houston |  Moody Gallery

Ann Johnson: You Can’t See & Desira Garcia: Unnatural Order

April 8 through May 13, 2017
Ann Johnson’s You Can’t See is a body of work that examines race, gender, and politics.In Unnatural Order, Desira Garcia explores the lost connection between the individuals of today’s society with each other—as well as with the natural world—as a result of digital advances and social media.

Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program 1942-1964

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

VADA Senior Show

April 20 through May 14, 2017
The senior show for Rice University visual and dramatic arts studio and film/photography students! Artists include: Mark Bramhill, Mallika Miglani, Devon Gerstenhaber, Meagan Dwyer, Ryan Li, Michael Robinson, Abbi Gutierrez, Edna Otuomagie, Ian Mellor-Crummey, Monique Danielle, and Caitlin Young.
Houston |  Rice University

Queer Art Series

April 6 through May 15, 2017
From Matchbox Gallery: "With the election of our new president, the importance of art within the world of activism has increased thousandfold. This show is meant as a statement of our experiences, our memories, and our strength."Artists include: Adeene Denton, Brooke English, Erin Krimian, Lenna Mendoza, Karen Navarro, and James Peterson.

Barbara Hines: A Celebration of Survival

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

In Residence

March 31 through May 20, 2017
An exhibition of works by Houston Center for Contemporary Craft resident artists. The show features works by Susan Budge, Jonathan Clark, Madison Creech, Terry Fromm, Julia Gabriel, Rene Lee Henry, Younha Jung, Wen-Dan Lin, Sarah S. Mallory, Gary Schott, and Carolyn Watkins.

Marco Villegas: Immigrant Waves

April 21 through May 20, 2017
A show of works by Houston-based artist Marco Villegas. The pieces in the exhibition reference waves of migration, the politics of identity, and the issue of immigration.

David Simpson: Interference Paintings

March 25 through May 27, 2017
A show of paintings by American artist David Simpson. To create his works, Simpson mixed iridescent interference pigments with acrylic paint that allowed his surfaces to shift in light and color.
Houston |  Gallery Sonja Roesch

Emilie Duval: Order from Chaos

April 21 through May 27, 2017
A show of works by Houston artist Emilie Duval. The pieces in the exhibition have a strong sense of place in their references to Houston's bayous, and they also examine issues of society and economy.
Houston |  Cindy Lisica Gallery

Sandy Ewen: Photograms

March 18 through May 28, 2017
A show of photograms by Houston artist Sandy Ewen. The works are created using slide projectors, multiple exposures, plants, feathers, lenses, water, & melted plastics.
Houston |  Civic TV Laboratories

Jules Buck Jones: Gardens and Graveyards

April 22 through May 28, 2017
A multimedia installation by Austin-based artist Jules Buck Jones. The show will feature the artist's paintings, drawings, and sculptures combined with backdrops and props from his Animal Facts Club performances.
Galveston |  Galveston Arts Center

Calder Kamin: Plastic Planet

April 22 through May 28, 2017
Calder Kamin sculpts animals using colored plastic bags. In addition to her sculptures, this exhibition will have an educational component, the Neocortex Classroom, that aims to educate viewers on the topics of pollution and extinction.
Galveston |  Galveston Arts Center

James Talambas: 2,524 Earthquakes This Past Year

April 22 through May 28, 2017
2,524 Earthquakes This Past Year is a sound installation that references the seismic activity caused by fracking in Oklahoma and North Texas between January 1 and September 12, 2016. Fort Worth-based artist James Talambas employs technology, improvisation, and space into the pieces he composes, creating site-specific, and musician-specific electro-acoustic works.
Galveston |  Galveston Arts Center

Ron Mueck

February 26 through May 29, 2017
A show of thirteen works by hyperrealistic sculptor Ron Mueck. Via the MFAH: "Assembled from public and private collections around the world, the exhibition focuses on Mueck’s treatment of the stages of life, and addresses our collective fascination with the nature of physical existence and the ambiguity of the unknown."

Ron Hartgrove: Untitled

April 22 through May 30, 2017
An exhibition of works by Ron Hartgrove. Ibsen Espada and Richard Stout curated this exhibition by culling through images of works Hartgrove created during his 45-year career.
Houston |  Hartgrove Galleries

Cinema Judaica

April 12 through May 31, 2017
Cinema Judaica is an exhibition of iconic Hollywood film posters and memorabilia from 1939-1971. The show aims to "illustrate how the motion picture industry countered America's isolationism, advocated going to war against the Nazis, influenced post-war perceptions of the Jewish people and the founding of the State of Israel."

Earth and Light

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

Caitlin G. McCollom: Fruits of Solitude

April 21 through June 3, 2017
A show of works by Austin-based artist Caitlin G. McCollom. In her work, McCollom is inspired by "the unknowable span of consciousness and the beauty and wonder of encounters with the spiritual realm."
Houston |  Capsule Gallery

Georgina Spengler: Cisterns and Wells

April 21 through June 3, 2017
A show of works by Georgina Spengler, an artist based in Rome. From the gallery:"In this body of work, the artist explores verses from poetry by Giorgos Seferis. Spengler’s paintings investigate what is not physically visible through words, creating visual emotion and personal understanding of poetry."
Houston |  SAMARA Gallery

Marc Swanson: Inclinations

April 21 through June 3, 2017
An exhibition of works on paper and plaster sculptures by Marc Swanson. The pieces in the show blend images of the natural world and urban environments to explore themes of gender identities, theatricality and self-presentation.
Houston |  Inman Gallery

Robert Ruello: Fuzzy Models

April 21 through June 3, 2017
A show of paintings and works on paper by Robert Ruello. From Inman Gallery: "Ruello's vivid coloring and imagery evoke a laboratory or a screen, as his paintings present the effects that technology and media have on our habits of seeing."
Houston |  Inman Gallery

Barry Stone: Daily, In A Nimble Sea

April 21 through June 3, 2017
A show of photographs by Barry Stone. The works in the exhibition juxtaposes ten images of a deserted shore with one of the artist's daughter: "The cyclical, infinite grandeur of the ocean is cunningly matched against the temporal narrative of past, present and future. DAILY, IN A NIMBLE SEA materializes the idea that fantasy and reality yield to each other in perpetuum."
Houston |  Art Palace

Rain: Magdalena Fernández at the Houston Cistern

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

Round 46: Black Women Artists For Black Lives Matter

March 25 through June 4, 2017
"Black Women Artists for Black Lives Matter (BWAforBLM) is a collective of Black women, queer, and gender non-conforming artists formed in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement." For this exhibition, the collective "will utilize the seven art houses on PRH’s site as a platform for public dialogue. By engaging the Third Ward and greater Houston community, they hope to create a space to discuss issues that impact the lives and movement of Black people."
Houston |  Project Row Houses

Gisela Colon: ATMOSPHERES

April 20 through June 17, 2017
A show of works by Los Angeles-based artist Gisela Colon. Inspired by Minimalism, Op-Art, and the Light and Space movement, Colon creates freestanding sculptures and biomorphic pod works that appear to generate light.
Houston |  McClain Gallery

ReCollecting Dogon

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

Modern Twist: Contemporary Japanese Bamboo Art

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

Decorative Arts in the Age of Victoria

March 11 through July 30, 2017
An exhibition of decorative artworks created during the reign of Queen Victoria (1837–1901). The show features porcelain, glass, miniatures, wallpaper, and furniture works that "illustrate the dual drives of the British to historicize and modernize their world."

Archway Goes French

April 7 through August 6, 2017
A show featuring 16 artists from Archway Gallery: Barbara Able, Margaret Bock, Christie Coker, Veronica Dyer, Diane Fraser, Jane Ewen, Larry Garmezy, donna e perkins, Isabelle Perreau, Silvia PintoSouza, Shirl Riccetti, T. Smith, Becky Soria, Liz Conces Spencer, Cookie Wells, and Andrea Wilkinson.

Sangram Majumdar

April 22 through September 10, 2017
A show of works by Indian-born artist Sangram Majumdar. The pieces in the exhibition "refer to the cyclical nature of history and the catalytic connections between major cultural centers in Asia and the west."

Diana Thater: The Starry Messenger

February 24, 2017 through February 1, 2018
Diana Thater's nine-monitor video work The Starry Messenger nods to Houston's role in space exploration. The piece, which was filmed in the Griffith Observatory Planetarium in Los Angeles, documents the changing view of the Milky Way Galaxy.

The Fabiola Project

May 21, 2016 through May 13, 2018
An exhibition of paintings, wood carvings, ceramics, jewelry, needlepoints, and more depicting 4th-century Roman Saint Fabiola. The works in the show are copied from a 19th-century depiction of the Saint by French artist Jean-Jacques Henner and were collected by Belgian artist Francis Alÿs.
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