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."
Features examples of contemporary design, as well as vintage modern objects of the 20th century. A wide selection of curated items will be available for...Read More
Using artificial plants and computer generated photographs to stand in for living foliage, this installation simulates the maintenance of a year-round growing season in minimalist...Read More
A photographic project documenting the lives of a group of U.S. veterans who exist beneath Houston’s downtown in a series of caves, tunnels and alcoves....Read More
An exhibition of large format photographs using Polaroid positive/negative black and white film. Kurlat manipulates the negatives, allowing some to degrade. In conjunction with the FotoFest...Read More
Ike and Lucas use documentary photography and filmmaking to explore encounters with niche segments of society. This recent project consists of a photographically recorded exchange...Read More
The public is invited to help create drawings on the walls of the main gallery space at Lawndale Art Center with studio artist Shayne Murphy. The...Read More
The holidays are here and it is time to get that annual family portrait made! You know the one that your mother keeps hounding you...Read More
An installation focusing on the ideal home through prints, laser cut wool felt and their three-dimensional conversions.
Secor’s installation is in honor of her mother, using her mother’s sewing patterns, sewing machines, thread and fabric designs as inspiration.
Both artists possess an interest in materiality, the object-like qualities in painting and the seemingly banal. Laszczynski creates assemblages that reference painting while Ninci actually...Read More
Agu’s recent work focuses on collective and personal histories. Her work consists of works on paper, installation and performance.
One of Lawndale’s most popular programs, the annual Día de los Muertos exhibition of retablos returns. Come see your favorite artists in sheet metal!
2013-2014 Lawndale Artist Studio Program participants, Shayne Murphy, Jim Nolan and Emily Peacock, give an informal presentation of their work and plans for their residency...Read More
The Texas Biennial presents a special exhibition, co-curated by Michael Duncan and Virginia Rutledge, showcasing current work from Christie Blizard, Marcelyn McNeil, Tom Orr and...Read More
Photographs depicting anonymous figures covered in lush faux fur and vivid fabrics in various landscapes.
Susannah Mira employs thousands of laser cut plywood pieces in her installation titled Room Divider.
Paintings of vanishing historic 1920s bungalows.
Soundscapes drawing attention to transitional spaces in Lawndale’s building, such as the elevator, stairwells and a third-floor window.
Join Lawndale and Houston’s talented Big Show artists for short, informal presentations about their work. Come early as seating is limited. Today’s lineup: Thursday, August...Read More
The Big Show is Lawndale Art Center’s annual open-call, juried exhibition. It has been an important venue through which emerging and under-represented Houston area artists...Read More
Round 7 Lawndale Artist Studio Program Exhibition: DOMOKOS / FUTURE BLONDES 0.0.0.0., Nancy Douthey, Patrick Turk
The Lawndale Artist Studio Program is part of Lawndale’s ongoing commitment to support the creation of contemporary art by Gulf Coast area artists. With an...Read More
Lawndale welcomes attendees to the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Conference to a special reception for the exhibition REady MADE and...Read More
Hundreds of painted cardboard boxes echo the slums of Mitra’s native India and Favela shantytowns.
An installation encapsulating our surrender to comfort and consumption.
Drawings rooted in geometry.
Six artists who integrate discarded items with clay and ceramic processes.
Dimly lit screens painted with photo luminescent-pigment. A custom built green channel laser “projector” will then project graphical interpretations of the space on to the...Read More
The third phase of the rotating mural at Lawndale is a collaboration between artists Daniel Anguilu and Aaron Parazette.
Artists find consolation in the country music they grew up with. The show meditates on the role that loss and memory play in this music...Read More
Eight artists using sculpture, video and photography to explore personal narratives, featuring new works by Brittney Connelly, Shannon Dunca, Rosine Koumen, Emily Peacock, Britt Ragsdale,...Read More