Top Five March 10, 2016

by Glasstire March 10, 2016

Rainey Knudson, Christina Rees, and Brandon Zech on the importance of a great installation, reaction shots, and a load of sad-but-gorgeous photographs.


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1. Changing Circumstances: Looking at the Future of the Planet
FotoFest (Houston)
March 11 – April 24
Opening March 11, 7-11PM

The 2016 FotoFest Biennial. Addressing humanity’s place in the world, this year’s biennial touches on themes of climate change, urbanization, industrialization, and more. This exhibition is on view at multiple venues: Silver Street Studios, Spring Street Studios, The Silos on Sawyer, and Williams Tower Gallery.


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2. Body Talk
Mass Gallery (Austin)
March 11 – April 16
Opening March 11, 7-11PM

An exhibition of works by Johnston Foster, Irena Jurek, and Jared Theis. Each artist explores interpretations of the natural world through anthropomorphic figures, mythological beings, and fanciful models that question social and political implications of living bodies and the spaces they inhabit.


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3.1. Standpoints
Lawndale Art Center (Houston)
March 11 – April 16
Opening March 11, 6:30-8:30PM

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, images of concert fans by Sandy Carson, and assemblage video narratives by David Politzer.


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3.2. Caroline Roberts: All Things are Reflections of Other Things
Lawndale Art Center (Houston)
March 11 – April 16
Opening March 11, 6:30-8:30PM

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 film-like narrative.”


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3.3. Hillerbrand+Magsamen: Gift Shop
Lawndale Art Center (Houston)
March 11 – April 16
Opening March 11, 6:30-8:30PM

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 a rocket ship and flies into space.


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3.4. Jeanette Joy Harris: Vanishing Discotecas
Lawndale Art Center (Houston)
March 11 – April 16
Opening March 11, 6:30-8:30PM

An exhibition of installation and photography highlighting the ongoing real estate and economic developments of Houston’s East End.



3.5. The Lens Capsule: Rick Custer: Armed And…
The Lens Capsule at Lawndale Art Center (Houston)
March 11, 6:30-8:30

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 given a loaded firearm as a prop for the next exposure. On the right side, the sitter is then photographed holding the gun.”


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4.1. Marfa Myths
March 10-13

A cultural festival in Marfa featuring music, film, and visual art. Participating bands include: Connan Mockasin’s Wet Dream, Hailu Mergia, Fred & Toody (Dead Moon), Pill, Heron Oblivion, Awesome Tapes From Africa, William Basinski, Mary Lattimore, Sheer Mag, No Age, Parquet Courts, Emitt Rhodes, Maria Chavez, Weyes Blood, Raum, Quilt, and Dungen.


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4.2. After Effect
Ballroom Marfa
March 11 – August 21
Opening March 11, 6-9PM

A group exhibition featuring multimedia works from Dan Colen, Loie Hollowell, key works by Emil Bisttram, Raymond Jonson, Agnes Pelton, Florence Miller Pierce, and Stuart Walker of the Transcendental Painting Group; an animated film by Oskar Fischinger; and an installation by Arturo Bandini.


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5. Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots
Dallas Museum of Art
November 20 – March 20

An exhibition focusing on Pollock’s black enamel and oil paintings created between 1951 and 1953.

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