Top Five: October 28, 2021

by Glasstire October 28, 2021

Glasstire counts down the top five art events in Texas.

For last week’s picks, please go here.

Wayne Thiebaud art exhibition at the McNay Museum in San Antonio

Wayne Thiebaud, Boston Cremes, 1962. Oil on canvas, 14 x 18 in. Crocker Art Museum PUrchase, 1964.22. Copyright 2021 Wayne Thiebaud / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

1. Wayne Thiebaud 100: Paintings, Prints, and Drawings
McNay Art Museum (San Antonio)
October 28 – January 16, 2022

From the McNay:

“Steeped in memories both personal and cultural, the art of Wayne Thiebaud is comfortingly familiar and evokes reflection on our own experiences with the people, places, and foods we love. Thiebaud is best known for his tantalizing paintings of desserts and has long been associated with the Pop Art movement. Wayne Thiebaud 100: Paintings, Prints, and Drawings celebrates the artist’s 100th birthday through 100 works representing the artist’s achievements in all media through an array of subjects.

Wayne Thiebaud 100: Paintings, Prints, and Drawings is organized at the McNay Art Museum by René Paul Barilleaux, Head of Curatorial Affairs; and Lauren Thompson, Assistant Curator.”

Installation view of The Arts of Oppression at Pollock Gallery. Photo: Kevin Todora

2. The Arts of Oppression
Southern Methodist University Pollock Gallery (Dallas)
September 11 – October 30
Read our review here.

From Pollock Gallery:

“The Pollock Gallery of SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts, in collaboration with Dallas-based nonprofit Miles of Freedom, hosts The Arts of Oppression, an exhibit and auction of more than 180 works by people currently or formerly in prison

The exhibit will feature pieces from the collection of the Darkwood Gallery, a San Angelo gallery devoted to showcasing creative works by current and former inmates, as well as historical references to the issues of mass incarceration, human rights and the criminal justice system. Co-curators of the exhibit are Sofia Bastidas, Pollock Gallery director, and Aidan Ellis, SMU Curatorial Minds Lab student fellow.”

Houston Texas Orange Show art exhibition

Image: The Orange Show

3. UNREAL ESTATES: Houston’s Visionary Art Environments
Flatland Gallery (Houston)
October 8 – November 4

From The Orange Show:

“The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art, in collaboration with University of Houston Libraries Special Collections, is proud to present UNREAL ESTATES: Houston’s Visionary Art Environments.

As a way to celebrate the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art’s fortieth anniversary, Unreal Estates collects photographs, objects and ephemera telling the stories of the Orange Show, the Beer Can House, Smither Park, and the Houston Art Car Parade, as well as several lost Houston environments.

Artist and Archivist Cody Ledvina has spent the past year sifting through and cataloguing four decades of photos, artifacts, and hand-written notes in the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art’s archives, resulting in a dazzling array of previously lost and never-before-seen items that showcase both the evolution of the organization and Houston’s creative communities.”

Mural by Amarillo artist Jon Revett

4. Jon Revett: Five Murals
Invisible Genie (Amarillo)
October 1 – November 24

From Invisible Genie:

“The Invisible Genie presents Five Murals, an exhibition of prints and drawings by Jon Revett. This show features a selection of the work prior to and as a result of his recent mural work. Revett took a one year hiatus from painting, which resulted in works made in a myriad of media, including drawing, screen printing and digital work. The murals, collectively dubbed The Rural Mural Project, are executed in small towns across the Texas Panhandle, and all are site specific geometric abstractions.”

sculpture by Texas artist Angelica Raquel Martinez

A sculpture by artist Angelica Raquel Martinez

5. Angelica Raquel Martinez: Sueños (Dreams)
Studio Comfort Texas
October 20 – December 30

Sueños (Dreams), features a variety of media including rug hook hangings, soft sculptures that incorporate rug hook and felting, as well as drawings and paintings. The works reference the artist’s dreams, rich with metaphors and punctuated by the folklore of her family and culture, particularly the artist’s beloved grandfather. The animal world, the land, vast skies of stars inform the stories she weaves and illustrates in her work.

Angelica Raquel Martinez is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in San Antonio, Texas. She earned her MFA from The University of Texas at San Antonio and a BFA from Texas State University. Angelica was born and raised in border city Laredo Texas, where much of her passion for Folklore and storytelling was kindled.”

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Roman Guardiola December 8, 2021 - 10:56

That lamb looks seriously amazing, almost like a taxidermy. (is it?) super realistic


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