Top Five August 6, 2015

by Glasstire August 5, 2015

Brandon Zech and Rainey Knudson count ’em down, with a special bonus appearance by veteran Houston gallerist Barbara Davis at the end!

real show old jail

1. The Real Show
Old Jail Art Center (Albany)
June 6 – September 6

A group exhibition exploring unique depicted realities beyond “realistic” rendering. Includes works by Seth Alverson, Daniel Blagg, Dennis Blagg, Julie Bozzi, Jason Cytacki, Ann Ekstrom, Patrick Faulhaber, Pat Gabriel, Marshall K. Harris, John Hartley, Kirk Hayes, Rachel Hecker, Tim Liddy, Kim Cadmus Owens, Ryder Richards, Erick Swenson, and Sarah Williams.


donald lipski whisky

2. Donald Lipski: Whiskey River
Barbara Davis Gallery (Houston)
June 19 – August 15

An exhibition featuring a series of new Scotch filled glass creations made over the last year by artist Donald Lipski with glass artisans at The Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA; Wheaton Arts in Millville, NJ; and at his Red Hook, Brooklyn studio.


tsuchigama project

3. Archaeology and Art: Tsuchigama Project
Fort Worth Contemporary Arts
August 8, 9 AM – 5 PM

A free, one-day symposium on ancient Japanese ceramic arts and the collaborative project of Japanese sculptor Tadashi Hirakawa and a team of archaeologists whom have uncovered ancient tsuchigamas (dirt kilns) and have been working for several years to recreate the ancient kiln type.


third coast national 2015

4. Third Coast National
K Space Contemporary (Corpus Christi)
August 7 – September 18,
Opens August 7, 5:30–9PM

The 8th annual, juried Third Coast National exhibition features 46 works by 35 artists from around the country–including photography, painting, drawing, and sculpture.


ryann slauson ambition

5. Ryann Slauson: Ambition
Scott Charmin Gallery (Houston)
July 11 – August 16

An exhibition of works images and objects by artist Ryann Slauson representing personal memories, family mythologies, and scraps of popular culture.


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Ginny August 6, 2015 - 12:46

Thank you for the cities! There was even one I didn’t know existed in Houston.

Steve Brudniak August 6, 2015 - 12:48

babs, stay out of the lipsky whiskey! and you have been in the biz longer than 30 years my dear. best interview ever. xoxoxo – s

Second preparator August 13, 2015 - 09:53

Ha, this is great. Good ole Barb, “glasstire doesn’t know anything”. Then when asked to collaborate, “I love glasstire”. And so the dance goes


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