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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.

Amy C. Evans: My Houston

Koelsch Gallery

April 23 through May 22, 2015

A show of work by artist Amy Evans reflecting on her childhood hometown now that she's returned to Houston after 13 years away.  

Eric Zimmerman: Elegy for Left Hand Alone

Art Palace

Last Chance - April 10 through May 23, 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.

Conditions

BLUEorange Contemporary

Last Chance - May 2 through 23, 2015

An exhibition of work by 17 student artists graduating from the UH Photography/Digital Media program, including a range of photography, video, and photo collage work.

Pool Party

Anya Tish Gallery

Last Chance - May 1 through 23, 2015

A group exhibition featuring photography, painting, sculpture, and drawing by regional and international depicting environments and objects associated with summertime. Featured artists include artists William Cannings, James Zamora, Lana Waldrep-Appl, Kristen Martincic, Daniela Edburg, and Celan Bouillet.

Riah Lee

The Art Studio

Last Chance - May 2 through 23, 2015

A show of recent paintings by South Korean artist Riah Lee exploring the female form and its connotations.

Adela Andea: Lux Aeterna

Galveston Arts Center

Last Chance - 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.

Perry House: Enigmatic

d. m. allison

May 2 through 30, 2015

An exhibition of work by Houston-based artist Perry House, including pieces from his Happyville and Helter Skelter series’ as well as pop-mystic imagery dating back to the 1980's.

Al Souza: Extinctions

Moody Gallery

May 2 through 30, 2015

An exhibition of new work by artist Al Souza exploring 19th and early 20th century books as a visceral object. The show's title is a reference to Elizabeth Kolbert's book, The Sixth Extinction.

Leamon Green

Hooks-Epstein Galleries

May 2 through 30, 2015

An exhibition of work by Houston artist Leamon Green exploring identity issues by setting characters among cultural cues from various patterns (derived from textiles, wallpapers, quilts) and objects from African cultures (staffs, stools, masks).

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..

Fabio D'Aroma: A Pound of Pursuit

G Gallery

May 2 through June 3, 2015

An exhibition featuring paintings that are part of artist Fabio D'Aroma ongoing procession project, including his "Retrocorionica" and "West of Ovest" segments, as well studies for the upcoming segment.

JooYoung Choi: A Strange Paradise

Front Gallery

May 16 through June 6, 2015

An exhibition of work by Houston-based artist JooYoung Choi merging autobiography and fantasy to create her own imaginary world she calls “The Cosmic Womb.”

In Dreams, Visions

Jung Center

May 5 through June 9, 2015

An exhibition curated by Pete Gershon showcasing paintings, drawings, and sculptures by Houston and Texas gulf coast artists–most of them self-taught–which take inspiration from the artists’ dreams.

Alex Hernández Dueñas

Octavia Art Gallery

May 14 through June 11, 2015

An exhibition of work by Cuban artist Alex Hernandez Dueñas investigating themes of societal status and privilege with images of pristine pools, manicured lawns, sleek homes, and country clubs.

Keliy Anderson-Staley: Found Unfound

Lawndale Art Center

May 8 through June 13, 2015

An exhibition by Keliy Anderson-Staley addressing themes of inheritance, lineage, and family lore, and narrative potential of photography by re-staging the artist's search for a biological father she only knew through a single faded photograph she lost as a teenager.

Liz Rodda: Total Body

Lawndale Art Center

May 8 through June 13, 2015

An exhibition of work by artist Liz Rodda incorporating a sea of collected video clips from TV, music videos, and vlogs, with spoken text by Roman philosopher and poet Lucretius.

Lovie Olivia: DaMask

Art League Houston

May 8 through June 13, 2015

An exhibition of new work by Houston-based artist Lovie Olivia featuring a series of large scale portraits of African American women and exploring the stigmas associated with minority women living with mental health disorders.

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.

The Texas Aesthetic IX

William Reaves Fine Art

May 8 through June 20, 2015

The 9th annual exhibition celebrating Texas painting features works by artists Randy Bacon, Mary Baxter, David Caton, Margie Crisp, Keith Davis, Charles Ford, Pat Gabriel, Billy Hassell, Lee Jamison, Rob Kendrick, Laura Lewis, William Montgomery, Noe Perez, Jeri Salter, and Debbie Stevens.

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.

Alchemy of Tea

Lone Star College - Kingwood Art Gallery

May 20 through June 24, 2015

An exhibition of works using tea as inspiration or medium, including tea-stained installation works, photography, and porcelain by various artists including Barbara Bartlett, Bridget Conn, Elizabeth Alexander, Jennifer Coyne-Qudeen, Mari Omori and Rodney Thompson.

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.

Líneas de la mano

Sicardi Gallery

May 12 through July 3, 2015

A group exhibition featuring artists Esvin Alarcón Lam, Ricardo Alcaide, Darío Escobar, Gianfranco Foschino, Juan Fernando Herrán, Harold Mendez, Gabriel de la Mora, Ronny Quevedo, and Ana Maria Tavares. Líneas de la mano (lines of the hand, lifelines) takes as its premise the idea that geometries connect our lives.

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).

Maryam Lavaf: Clay

Galeria Regina

May 9 through July 4, 2015

A show of new ceramics and paintings by artist Maryam Lavaf–each first inspired by a single sound.

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.

George Rodrigue

West Ave. River Oaks

April 25 through July 5, 2015

A retrospective exhibition featuring 75 works by artist George Rodrigue (1944-2013), including the artist’s dark Louisiana Landscapes, Cajun scenes, iconic “Blue Dog” paintings, and twenty works never seen publicly from the private collection of long-time friend and collector, Don Sanders.

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.”

Shane Tolbert: Fine China

Blaffer Museum's Window Into Houston

May 20 through July 29, 2015

The latest in the Blaffer’s downtown “Window into Houston” exhibition series features three large-scale, site-specific flower paintings by artist Shane Tolbert. The term “Fine China” most often refers to delicate and refined porcelain, but can also refer to female genitalia and to heroin in its purest form.

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.

Known and Underknown

d. m. allison

May 18 through September 14, 2015

An exhibition of works by Houston artists Debra Barrera, Michael Bise, Magda Boltz-Wilson, Jim Brown, Chris DiRaddo, Don Foster, Tim Glover, Jeff Jennings, Denise Liebl, Ken Little, Jesse Lott, David McGee, Dennis McNett, Kelly Moran, Tim Olson, Gordon Phillipson, Erika Pochybova, Page Piland, George Sacaris, Lisa Sacaris, Nestor Topchy, Arthur Turner, and Liz Ward.

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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