Rainey Knudson and Christina Rees on vintage photos from Tornado Alley, an artist who trusts the social contract, and really fast paintings that should be awful but work like a charm.
1. Paul Ramírez Jonas: Atlas, Plural, Monumental
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
April 28 – August 6
An exhibition featuring sculptures, photography, videos, drawings, and participatory works by Paul Ramírez Jonas. From CAMH: “Ramírez Jonas’s work galvanizes connections between the personal, the collective, and the public, making them concrete and observable. Manifested in visually, materially, and conceptually compelling forms, Ramírez Jonas’s work invigorates our cultural commons by inviting the public to reflect on and engage with public art in inventive and surprising ways.”
A four-day film festival featuring films at various venues across Marfa. For a full schedule, please go here.
3. FOCUS: Katherine Bernhardt
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
April 8 – July 9
A show of paintings by artist Katherine Bernhardt. Bernhardt’s works often reference consumer culture and depict everyday objects in a flat, gestural style.
4. Frank Gohlke
Wichita Falls Museum of Art
5. David Simpson: Interference Paintings
Gallery Sonja Roesch (Houston)
March 25 – May 27
A show of paintings by American artist David Simpson. To create his works, Simpson mixed iridescent interference pigments with acrylic paints that allow his surfaces to shift in light and color.