Lawndale Art Center
September 9 - October 22, 2016
A multi-faceted project developed by Rino Pizzi. The show explores the effect biography has on the public perception of an artist's work:"Ten writers were invited to write about ten fictional Texas artists supposed to be living and working any time between the 1940's and the early 1980's. Ten actual artists responded by creating work that could be attributed to the imagined artists, and ten actors sat for photographic portraits of the fictional personas. Ten actors studied the biographies and impersonated the artists for photo sessions in photographic styles current with their time and consistent with their personas."Participating writers: Robert Faires, Steve Harrigan, Kirk Lynn, Janis Bergman-Carton, Kurt Heinzelman, Katie Robinson Edwards, Pete Gershon, Saundra Goldman, Mary Mikel Stump and Edward Carey, Annette DiMeo CarlozziParticipating artists: Sydney Yeager, Jules Buck Jones, Steve Wiman, Liz Ward, Caroline Wright, Stella Alesi, and Rick Mansfield, Brett Brookshire, Leon Alesi and Amy MorrowParticipating actors: Nadine Mozon, Jeff Mills, Jason Phelps, Florinda Bryant, Cami Calys, Teresa Elliott, William Tucker, Jennifer Balkan, Van Harrison, William Hoover and Amy Morrow
February 27 - January 16, 2017
Etchen says the mural "represent[s] Us, You, Me. How so many of our lives have been distilled to one box or another. How individualism is an illusion. How we're parts of a bigger whole. How we've actually become digital heads-in-a-box-The Profile Picture. An avatar on screen. Floating EYES looking at everything."
Lawndale hosts a free screening of Season 8 of Art in the Twenty-First Century. Season 8 features sixteen artists from four cities—Chicago, Los Angeles, Mexico...Read More
An exhibition of works by UH Sculpture MFA candidate Trey Duvall. The works in the show use humor to show the underlying futility and pointlessness of...Read More
An exhibition of new collages by artist Joe Wooten. In his works, Wooten uses dyed and cut paper to create cartoonish figures that confront the viewer.
An exhibition curated by James Scheuren. For the show, Scheuren reached out to artists he knows and asked them to “propose one artist with whom they have...Read More
A multi-faceted project developed by Rino Pizzi. The show explores the effect biography has on the public perception of an artist’s work: “Ten writers were invited to...Read More
Lawndale’s annual open-call juried show. This year’s jurors were Tina Kukielski, Executive Director of ART21 in New York, and Apsara DiQuinzio, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art...Read More
An exhibition by Michelle Chang.
An exhibition by Alex Goss. The show aims to transform the gallery into a space referencing public restrooms, challenging the viewers to navigate unfamiliar surroundings.
An exhibition of works by Samantha Persons & Christopher Wallace. The two artists use hand-drawn images and patterns to create drawings that explore notions of narrative, pattern and...Read More
An exhibition featuring works by Lawndale Artist Studio Program participants Bradly Brown, Cobra McVey and Anthony Sonnenberg.
“A new program initiative that re-envisions Lawndale’s “Speakeasy” series that took place from 1993-2002. This series will cast a reflexive eye on Lawndale’s historical relationship...Read More
A picnic and t-shirt sale of the new Lawndale t-shirt designed by Rene Cruz.
A new series of photographs by Rick Custer. “On the left side of the diptych, the sitter is depicted empty-handed yet knowing they will be...Read More
An exhibition of installation and photography highlighting the ongoing real estate and economic developments of Houston’s East End.
An exhibition of consumer items and memorabilia from Hillerbrand+Magsamen’s Higher Ground project. Higher Ground is a video commissioned by the Houston Airport Systems in which a suburban family builds...Read More
An exhibition of painterly cyanotypes by Caroline Roberts. The show features works on paper and fabric that “extend through the gallery to represent an immensity in a...Read More
An exhibition of works that explore various sub-cultures and events. The show is curated by Britt Thomas and features photographs of Wild West reenactments by Jeremiah Ariaz,...Read More
Etchen says the mural “represent[s] Us, You, Me. How so many of our lives have been distilled to one box or another. How individualism is an...Read More
A “performance-art-sculpture” installed on Lawndale’s lawn. “The project will involve the creation of numerous small-scale structures each one timed, designed and tuned to attract, interface,...Read More
An exhibition of drawings and inkjet prints by Georgia Carter. For the works, Carter digitally alters photos of grisaille, french decorative wallpaper, and then re-draws the pixelated...Read More
A tableau by artist Jorge Galván Flores. The piece “thinks about the connections between citizenship and sexuality, specifically how personal desire might be linked to self-preservation...Read More
An exhibition of works by Almendra Castillo, Cinthia Gomez & Yma Luis. The show is process-based: the artists attempted “to recreate a single body of work...Read More
An exhibition of sculptural print installations by artist Randy Bolton. By distressing and reassembling objects, Bolton attempts to create a story using unrelated images.
NIGHT WALK is “immersive installation charting the open-ended experience of nocturnal exploration into overlooked urban spaces. Large hanging textiles, domestic and theatrical in nature, provide...Read More
An exhibition of work inspired by a chapter from Raymond Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles. “The various pieces in the exhibit process the Bradbury story through a range...Read More
An exhibition that asks the viewer to solve clues and find the solution to the puzzle within the show. The works consist of optical illusions...Read More
“Emily Fleisher’s work highlights potential moments of spirituality and meditation within the home – specifically focusing on the bathroom and kitchen. Imagery is appropriated from...Read More
Almost three decades ago, Lawndale started handing out small 8 x 10” tins and inviting artists to create small works inspired by the traditional Latin...Read More
A solo exhibition in which Camille Warmington uses family photos to regain her memory after the death of her mother.
An exhibition of paintings by Kay Sarver that offers a window into the lives of Houston artists. Sarver highlights individual creators, showing that they are a vital part...Read More
A collaborative project between Harold Mendez and Ronny Quevedo. The artists will spread water and graphite over the floor of the gallery, from which sculptures and...Read More
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.