Events by Region

Houston

Jim Roche: The Basic Rules

Art Guys World Headquarters

October 18 - 26, 2014

Before Jeff Koons and Matthew Barney, there was Jim Roche. Since his 1974 show at the Whitney, he's been steadily cranking it out. Described as "the artist as hippie dandy" and a "troublemaker," Roche will be exhibiting audio work, video work, and a brand new suite of drawings.  

DFW

Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

September 21 - January 4, 2015

A who's who of the Reganomics decade, including Laurie Anderson, Basquiat, Bleckner, Francesco Clemente, Eric Fischl, Nan Goldin, JPeter Halley, Keith Haring, Jenny Holzer, Koons, Kruger, Sherrie Levine, Mapplethorpe, Allan McCollum, Richard Prince, David Salle, Kenny Scharf, Schnabel, Cindy Sherman, Warhol, Christopher Wool and others. This is going to be fascinating, and there's a ton of programming around this show too--although the Modern is mysteriously not screening the seminal documentary Downtown 81, they've nonetheless got several of the artists involved coming in for Tuesday night lectures during the fall. Not To Be Missed.

Austin

Do Ho Suh

The Contemporary Austin

September 20 - January 11, 2015

Light box objects, a recreated golden fishing net made from tiny human figures, and one of Suh's signature architectural interiors made from translucent scrim material. Let's see what Suh can do!

San Antonio

Intimate Impressionism from the National Gallery of Art

McNay Art Museum

September 3 - January 4, 2015

70 paintings from the era when "avant-garde" and "plein-air" went together. Organized by the National Gallery of Art and drawn from the collections of Ailsa Mellon Bruce, her brother Paul Mellon, and others. See it now, else you'll have to stop in San Francisco, Seattle, Rome or Tokyo!

West Texas

Sound Speed Marker: Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler

Ballroom Marfa

February 28 - October 26, 2014

Hubbard/Birchler are two Austin-based artists who collaborate in video, photography and sculpture. This exhibition consists of three films and associated photographs that explore film's relationship to place. This is also the world premiere of the Ballroom Marfa-commissioned Giant (2014), which documents the decaying set of the Reata mansion from the 1956  film.

The Panhandle

Ulterior Motifs no. 13: The 15th Year Anniversary

The Louise Hopkins Underwood Center For The Arts- LHUCA

October 3 - November 29, 2014

A whirlwind extravaganza of paintings, drawings, and shit-kicking shenanigans. The newest reincarnation of UM  lines up a statwide roster of artists, with works ranging from the ridiculous to the sublime, all capturing the heart and soul of of Contemporary Texas Life. Participating artists include:  The Art Guys, Franklin Ackerley, Bale Creek Allen, Kelly Allison, Michael Ray Charles,James Drake, Ana Fernandez, Bill Fitzgibbons, B.C. Gilbert, Wayne Gilbert, Felice House, Luis Jimenez, Daniel Johnston, Sharon Kopriva, Leigh Merrill, Rahul Mitra, Mark Ponder, Peter Saul, Hills Snyder, Gary Sweeney, Jesse “Guitar” Taylor, Bryan Wheeler, and Jeff F. Wheeler

East Texas

The Valley