Top Five for Sept. 18, 2014

by Glasstire September 18, 2014


Or, just read the list here:

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1. Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s
Fort Worth Modern
September 21 – January 4, 2015

The 80s are ripe to be reexamined: 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– several of the artists are coming in for Tuesday night lectures during the fall. Modern Curator Michael Auping should have been able to put together a good show of this stuff; this is his era.



2. Do-Ho Suh
The Contemporary Austin
September 20 – January 11, 2015
Opening: September 19, 2014 | 6–8 pm

Light box objects, and one of Suh’s signature architectural interiors made from translucent scrim material at the Jones Center, and a giant golden fishing net made from tiny human figures at Laguna Gloria.




3. UT VAC Fall Opening Bonanza!
University of Texas Visual Arts Center
September 19- December 6

The VAC turns into an Art Mall/Art Fair/Art Complex on Sept 19 with five openings. David Brooks: Repositioned Core, Andrew Lampert: Don’t Lose the Manual, Forces at Work (featuring Lily Brooks, Christine Collins, and Kate Greene), Your Pleasure (featuring photographer Bryan Martello, painter Annie Miller, and sculptor Anne Rogers), and Fieldwork Projects.



4. Larry Graeber: Traces
Houston Baptist University – University Academic Center Gallery
September 11 – October 17

An exhibition of oil paintings, dumpser-dive sculpture and distressed foam board pieces by the San Antonio fixture.



5. Russell Etchen: About Thirteen Hundred People, About One Hundred Rocks and Thirty More People
Test Tube, Austin
September 19 – October 10, 2014
Opening: September 19, 2014 | 7–10 pm

Drawings and sculpture based on drawings. The sculpture is somehow  a response to an Austin non-profit’s refusal to showcase artist-made pinatas earlier this year. At the newish Test Tube space- check it out.



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Tammy Cotton Hartnett September 18, 2014 - 10:51

I love Glasstire. Didn’t realize you were a non-profit. Will you include the Dallas Contemporary shows? They are fantastic.

Loli Fernandez (-A Kolber) September 18, 2014 - 11:05

Nice,keep on having fun !

Julie webb September 18, 2014 - 15:59

i just love this video commentary! makes my day.

Dan Havel September 18, 2014 - 20:30

Selfish self promotion, #6 (or is it #10, can’t remember, oh, heck go out and have fun and make us #20 when you are done), Havel Ruck Projects and Smither Folk Art Collection, Art League Houston, Friday, Sept. 19, 6-8pm

Bill Davenport September 18, 2014 - 23:11

Consider yourselves #6! Definitely not to be missed either!

Colette Copeland September 18, 2014 - 23:57

You all rocked it. I definitely have to see Do Ho Suh in Austin. How cool is that. Love his work.

Bill Bounds September 24, 2014 - 09:02

Love the video format. Great job!


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