Top Five: March 17, 2022

by Glasstire March 17, 2022

Glasstire counts down the top five art events in Texas.

For last week’s picks, please go here.

A white wall with red trim around the top, bottom, and holes in the wall.

Installation view of “Sterling Allen: The Maximum Utilization of Available Space”

1. Sterling Allen: The Maximum Utilization of Available Space
Dusty (Austin)
February 26 – March 21

A solo exhibition featuring work by Sterling Allen. To schedule an appointment to see the show, click here.

A small donkey-looking form made of futuristic elements.

Artwork by Angel Cabrales

2. Angel Cabrales: Uncolonized: A Vision in the Parallel
The MAC (Dallas)
March 19 – April 30
Reception March 19, 6-9 PM

From the MAC:
“The MAC is proud to announce Uncolonized: A Vision in the Parallel by Angel Cabrales. El Paso based sculptor and mixed media artist Angel Cabrales uses science fiction to relay social commentary through his work. In Uncolonized: A Vision in the Parallel, Cabrales explores his vision of the Western Hemisphere untouched by European colonization. This body of work centers around a re-imagined legacy of the Indigenous peoples of Latin America and expands on their achievements in culture, science and technology had they been unhindered by colonial invasion. This exhibition is a celebration of ethnic heritage and the rich cultural history of the Indigenous people of Latin-America.”

A painting of a woman in a pink dress, holding a mylar balloon.

Ana Laura Hernández, Spring Chicken, 40 X60 inches, oil, acrylic, imitation gold leaf on panel

3. Ana Laura Hernández: Code Switching
Laredo Center for the Arts
March 4 – April 1

From the artist:
“Having been born and raised in the US-Mexico border, my work is suffused with the iconography, traditions, and customs that characterize this hybrid space. Hybridity is key to my work. My practice, which includes murals and sculpture as well as works on canvas, blends elements from the border with motifs from American and Mexican popular culture and art history. By fluidly combining these elements, I present a layered carnivalesque atmosphere underscored by textures and a wide palette of colors.”

A circular sculpture leaning up against a wall. The piece looks like it is made of metal that has been fanned out.

Artwork by Naomi Wanjiku

4. NYFA Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program Exhibition
Centro de Artes (San Antonio)
January 26 – July 3

From Centro de Artes:
“This exhibit is inspired by the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program, which pairs emerging foreign-born or first-generation artists with experienced artists for mentorship, development, and encouragement. The multi-disciplinary exhibition explores the unique and lived experiences of 34 San Antonio-based artists connected to the program and includes partnership with local organizations Blue Star Contemporary, San Antonio Art Museum and SAY Sí, which collaborated with NYFA to implement the mentorship program. The NYFA Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program Exhibition – Round 2 is a continuation of the first round of the exhibit, held at Centro de Artes in 2019.” See a full list of exhibition artists and organizers here.

A photograph of an art gallery, featuring multiple artworks hung on white walls.

Installation view of “Jeffrey Dell: Terraplane” at David Shelton Gallery

5. Jeffrey Dell: Terraplane
David Shelton Gallery (Houston)
February 12 – April 9

From David Shelton Gallery:
“For his inaugural exhibition at David Shelton Gallery, Terraplane, Jeffrey Dell features screenprints from 2021 that continue an abiding interest in perception, space, color and pattern recognition. He pays great attention to the mechanics of how to mentally construct forms from a two-dimensional rendering. The screenprints in the exhibition are printed on translucent, frosted Yupo paper, and each work actually consists of two prints: a primary image in front, and a secondary image behind that is very gently visible in the negative spaces. We read into images as much for depth as for symbols, clues and promises of pleasure. Mixing flat patterns with illusionistic depth, Dell shows how ‘seeing’ is a result as much or more of the mind projecting as receiving visual stimuli.”

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