Top Five: June 11, 2015

by Glasstire June 11, 2015

And here it is! We got hard-hitting Latinos, clever women and a late-blooming name changer:


1. Luis Jimenez: Prints, Drawings, and Sculptures

Moody Gallery
Through July 2, 2015

An exhibition of work by Luis Jimenez made between1968 and his death in 2006. Held in conjunction with PrintHouston.


2. José Torres-Tama: Aliens, Immigrants & Other Evildoers
The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center
Performances: June 19 & 20, 8–9 pm
Lecture: June 21, 2–3 pm

A series of workshops, performances, and a live hybrid lecture by Ecuadorian-born performance artist José Torres-Tama, held during his week-long residency. His “Aliens, Immigrants & Other Evildoers” is a sci-fi Latino noir one-man show that satirizes the status of immigrants as “extraterrestrials” and exposes the hypocrisies of a system that vilifies the same people whose labor it exploits.


3. Carolyn Sortor: Infrathin 29.401248 x -98.485324
Epitome Institute
June 13 – July 11, 2015
Opens June 13, 6–9 pm

An exhibition of work by Carolyn Sortor based on the “infrathin” conceived of by Marcel Duchamp and adapted by Kenneth Goldsmith for exploring location, national and other boundaries, and the distinctions among various dimensions.


4. Sara Frantz: The Pleasure Seekers
David Shelton Gallery
Through July 4, 2015

An exhibition of the latest gouache and graphite landscapes by artist Sara Frantz.


5. Zeke Williams: Heat Check
Erin Cluley Gallery
June 13 – July 11, 2015
Opens June 13, 6–8 pm

An exhibition featuring a series of large-scale paintings by Dallas-based artist Zeke Williams inspired by the intersections of contemporary fashion, the female form, and technology.

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