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August 24th – August 31st

Exciting things are happening in the Austin art community this week! Austin Art Weekly is Art Alliance Austin’s weekly arts calendar. Scroll down to view the complete calendar of highlighted, current, and upcoming events for this week and beyond. Sign up is easy, get Austin Art Weekly in your inbox each week.

Friday, August 26th


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Honesty of Rocks: Crit Group Exhibition 

Opening Reception August 26th, 7 – 10pm

The Contemporary Austin @ grayDUCK Gallery 

2213 E Cesar Chavez St

Closes September 25th

This group exhibition features work by compelling artists who participated in the museum’s Crit Group—a seven-month-long program that supports a strong artistic practice through monthly critiques of art and professional development workshops.

Saturday, August 27th


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CAMP: Cultural Asset Mapping Project for District Three

Meeting August 27th, 11am – 12:30pm

Montopolis Rec Center

1200 Montopolis Dr

CAMP, the Cultural Asset Mapping Project, wants to know what places you value as your cultural assets. With your input, CAMP will develop community-created maps of what Austinites value as important resources to their culture and creativity and help us answer the question, “Where does Austin’s culture live?” In this meeting, we will break into groups and gather around maps of your district to identify and mark cultural assets and places important to arts and culture in your district. The responses you provide in this meeting will be part of CAMP’s final culture maps and directory highlighting cultural resources in your district and will help guide future City of Austin planning efforts to support creative space development, recognize existing and potential cultural hubs, and identify culturally underserved areas where community and/or City investment could be targeted. 


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Farmer as Artist

Opening Reception August 27th, 6 – 9pm

Prizer Gallery

2023 E Cesar Chavez St

It’s almost time for Farmer as Artist! Join us for this annual show featuring the artwork of area farmers.


Femme National(e)

Opening Reception August 27th, 7 – 10pm

Pump Project 

702 Shady Ln

Closes September 25th 

Femme National(e) is a multimedia collection of works by six visual artists brought together for their vivid and reminiscent imagery, intricate processes and feminine sensibilities. French for “national women,” the show’s title seeks to capture the essence of collective and individual expression and was inspired by the desire to exhibit contemporary femininity through creative practice, color and narrative.

Additional Exhibition Openings & Events


Mass Close Encounters: Hotbox 2016 Mass Gallery //Light & Sound August 25th, 7pm; Open Studio September 2nd, 7 – 11pm // 507 Calles St

MASS is excited to be working with our 2016 Hotbox Residents, Kayle Karbowski and Leah Shirley. Each artist accepted as a Hotbox resident is obliged to participate in MASS’s public engagement series, Close Encounters. Close Encounters is a program designed to provide new methods of engaging the public’s curiosity. Open and broad, this prompt can be approached from a multitude of ways: performance based, passive, or completely radical in execution or thought. This program is a challenge to an artist’s current practice and designed to provide audiences with a new way of encountering and understanding the creative process. 


Art after Six  The People’s Gallery // Artist Discussion August 26th, 6 – 8pm // 301 W 2nd St

Artist talks begin at 6:15 pm in Council Chambers. The gallery will be open for self-guided tours 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Artworks are on display on the first three floors. Pick up a gallery guide on the first floor. Featured artists: Jennifer Idol, Kirk Marsh, Shelley Wood.


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The Wild Wild West Art on 5th // August 27th — September 25th, Opening Reception August 27th, 7 – 10pm // 3005 S Lamar Blvd

This group exhibition features unique interpretations of the quintessential American West by some of our favorite artists including Gabe Leonard and Sebastian Krüger. We will also be debuting two new artists to the gallery – Texas artist and musician Rick Steinburg, and London-based expressionist painter Ben Mosely. 


Figure / Heads: David Bae and Erin Cunningham  ICOSA // August 27th, 7pm – 10pm // 702 Shady Lane, Suite 190

ICOSA collective invites you to attend the first of a series of two-person member shows, “Figure/heads” featuring the work of David Bae and Erin Cunningham. In their respective media, the two artists present their own distinct interpretations of the physical/psychological aspects of the figure.


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Save the Studio Fundraiser Women Printmakers of Austin // August 27th, 8pm – 12am // 916 Springdale, Bldg 3 #102

Bone Black studio and Gallery is having a Rent Party Fundraiser on Saturday, August 27th from 8pm-midnight. The event will feature musical performances byNicolas Azlon and Jackie Mae.A limited number of tickets include your choice of work from amongst pieces donated by Amanda Cavazos-Weems, Veronica Ceci, Carol Hayman, SJ Navage, Tori Reynolds and other fine artists. Tickets for the performance only are also available.


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Engaged in Conversation: Katie Maratta + Sydney Yeager Gallery Shoal Creek // 2832 E. MLK Jr. Blvd Ste 3 // Documentary Saturday August 27th, 4pm // Closes September 10th

The conversation between Sydney Yeager and Katie Maratta began in late 2015, and the enthusiasm built as the two found similarities in their visual language. Soon the duo declared, “We want to do an exhibition together.”  It was not until Sydney arrived with a set of minimally painted color fields and Katie unveiled a series of cloudscapes that I began to grasp the vision percolating in their creative minds.

Documentary Saturdays // Saturdays August 13, 20, 27, September 3, 10, 17, 2016 4pm
Art.Science.Gallery. will hosting free documentary film screenings about the Desert Southwest every Saturday at 4pm during Landry McMeans’ A River Runs Through It exhibit. A list of films will be posted at artsciencegallery.eventbrite.com on August 12th. 


Yuliya Lanina: Tales We Tell CAMIBAart // Poetry Reading August 28th, 4pm //  2832 E. MLK Jr. Blvd // Closes September 10th

Poetry Reading:  Sunday, August 28th, 4:00 pm – Poets Lisa Olstein, Cecily Parks, Susan Briante, and Taisia Kitaiskaia will read their poems written to accompany the specific works in this exhibit.  More information about these poets can be found on our website.

Performance of Not A Sad Tale:  Saturday, September 10th, 6:00 pm – A 20-minute performance about creation gone awry.  The performance is free but space is limited and requires tickets.  Visit the CAMIBAart.com to reserve seats. Performance & animation by Yuliya Lanina. Original music by Vladimir Rannev.

This exhibit features a series of paintings and small-scale mechanical sculptures based on popular folk tales.  Collectively they examine the underlying moral messages of fairy tales and their effect on child’s psyche.  Each sculpture is comprised of a painted wooden box with moving figures, as well as a wind-up mechanism that plays a melody custom-composed for each scene by composer Yevgeniy Sharlat. 


Matthew Gantt: Visual Schema CAMIBAart // Artist Discussion August 28th, 2:30pm // 2832 E. MLK Jr. Blvd // Closes September 10th

Discussion with the Artist:  Sunday, August 28th, 2:30 pm – Join us for refreshments as curator Troy Campa talks with artist Matthew Gantt about Gantt’s process, inspirations and creating this body of works.

Visual Schema is a solo exhibit in CAMIBAart’s Salon Gallery featuring the most recent works by Houston based artist Matthew Gantt. Gantt has a signature process that seems to be equal parts drawing, painting, visioning, and ritual.  With this body of work, he dives deeper to create for us a new army of archetypal characters from his subconscious world. Explained most simply, Gantt renders mythopoeic images from his subconscious by ceremoniously throwing ink onto folded paper, which he then blots.  He repeats this process until he spontaneously sees an “image” (similar to seeing something in the Rorschach Test ink blot).  He then works to render the image so that others can see what he saw in the chaos.  What began as blotted ink ends up as fully developed dreamlike characters with stories steeped in the artist’s psyche. 

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Ongoing Exhibitions


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Peter Brown Leighton: Live Snakes Photo Méthode Gallery // 2832 E Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. //  Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 10am to 5pm; Saturday: 12pm to 5pm and by appointment // Closes August 26th

The imaginary vernacular images, taken from the portfolio “Live Snakes”, are sourced from bits and pieces of discarded analog photographs acquired over the years from the dust bins of the twentieth century. They form a series of narratives composed of monochrome men fallen from grace, ambivalent women standing on the cusp of empowerment, and feral, free range children born to run, incorporating themes, introduced in Leighton’s youth, that have continued to mutate and metastasize over his lifetime.


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SCORCH AND DRAG: Prints and Sculptures by John Robert Craft // Flatbed Press // 2830 East Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard // Hours: Monday – Friday: 10am to 5pm; Saturday: 10 to 3:30pm // Closes August 27th

John Robert Craft, sculptor and printmaker, possesses an innate interest in ferrous metals, used to create an inseparable dialogue between his two and three-dimensional work. His sculptural work is abstract, solid and heavy, influenced by studies in geology and the metallurgy of his choice medium: ferrous metals. Within his printmaking practice, these solid cast-iron sculptural pieces are utilized as tools to create minimalistic abstract images that map the energy and direction of the sculpture across the printmaking substrate, iron or wood, while documenting the sculpture’s mass, movement, and form.


Room with a View: Adam Crosson Co-Lab Projects DEMO GALLERY // 721 Congress Ave // Hours: Thursday — Saturday: 12pm to 6pm // Closes August 27th

Adam Crosson was born in Arkansas in 1982. He holds an MFA from The University of Texas at Austin and a BARCH from the Fay Jones School of Architecture. Crosson was recently awarded a Core artist-in-residence fellowship through the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston for the 2016-17 term. In 2015, Crosson was included in group exhibitions in Providence, RI and Houston, TX. He has organized exhibitions in Texas, London, and Vermont.


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Young Latino Artists 21: Amexican@ //Mexic-Arte Museum // 419 Congress Ave // Hours: // Monday — Thursday: 10am to 6pm; Friday to Saturday: 10am to 5pm; Sunday: 12pm to 5pm // Closes August 28th 

Now in its 21st year, the Young Latino Artists (YLA) exhibition provides emerging Latina/o artists with professional-level museum experience and exposure. Guest curated by David “Shek” Vega, YLA 21: Amexican@ focuses on Latina/o artists who grew up as part of the Millennial Generation. Raised in predominantly Latina/o-populated locales, these artists have altered their way of representing traditional Latina/o works as seen from art produced in response to the Chicano Movement of the 1960s-70s.


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Changarrito Project: Selections from the Collection 2015-2016 Mexic-Arte Museum // 419 Congress Ave // Hours: // Monday — Thursday: 10am to 6pm; Friday to Saturday: 10am to 5pm; Sunday: 12pm to 5pm // Closes August 28th

Changarrito Project: Selections from the Collection 2015-2016 highlights works of art acquired during the Changarrito Residencies at the Mexic-Arte Museum. “Changarrito” is an art vending cart, conceptualized by artist Maximo Gonzalez as an alternative to the official gallery selections presented by the Mexican cultural authorities. Since 2012, the curators from the Mexic-Arte Museum have selected over 45 artists to participate in theChangarrito Project. Artists display their artworks on the Changarrito cart outside the museum; everything for sale is accessible in price, and one hundred percent of the sales proceeds go to the artists. 


To Show or Be Show Link & Pin Gallery // 2235 E 6th St, Ste 102 // Hours: Thursday – Saturday: 2pm to 6pm // Closes August 28th

To Show or Be Shown is a special CAS exhibition featuring small works from our members including pastel,s oil, watercolor, acrylics, fiber art, photography and more.


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4×4, Works by Boyd Elder Bale Creek Allen Gallery // 916 Springdale Rd., Bldg 2 #103 // Hours: by appointment // Closes August 31st

Legendary Texas multi-media artlaw Boyd Elder mounts a rare exhibition of his original “American Fetish” painted and adorned animal skulls at the Bale Creek Allen Gallery in Austin, Texas. Titled “4×4,” the exhibit features four major works — Elder’s original skulls that the Eagles used for the band’s multi-million-selling “One of These Nights” and their “Greatest Hits Volume 2” albums in 1975 and 1976, plus two rare editions of the Grammy-nominated Eagles album cover art previously unseen by the public. 


Dara Burriss + Carolyn Joe Wexel Art Gallery // 1715 Bee Caves Rd. Suite 300 // Closes September 1st

Wexel Art Displays resets their showroom every quarter, debuting a different art collection for one special evening. This Summer the showroom will feature two Texas based artists Dara Burriss and Carolyn Joe. Dara is primarily inspired by color theory, and draws inspiration from music. Each of her pieces is named after a song she hears while painting. And a sense of exploration can be felt in Carolyn’s playful use of color. She often creates custom pieces for residential & commercial space, as well as collaborating with designers for products like rain boots featured at Nordstroms. 


America Martin Wally Workman Gallery // address // hours // Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10 – 5pm // Closes September 3rd

America Martin is a Colombian-American fine artist based in Los Angeles and a rising star in the contemporary art world whose works have been shown in museum and solo and group exhibitions nationwide. America describes herself as a painting anthropologist, working primarily with paint on canvas and paper to explore the human experience – and the human form.


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Disparate Mythos: Women of Sculpture Dimension Gallery // 979 Springdale St // Hours: Saturday – Sunday 12 – 6pm // Closes September 5th

Dimension Gallery is hosting a special one month exhibition, opening August 5th, featuring women sculptors entitled ‘Disparate Mythos: Women of Sculpture’. Containing elements different from one another. The artist’s personal folklore is represented, informing the collective mythos. Patterns of beliefs diverge and reconvene. The common thread is the female experience and reflecting one’s story using dimensionality. 


Sara Madandar: Another Birth The Courtyard Gallery, The University of Texas // 1900 University Avenue // Closes September 10th

Sara Madandar, born in Tehran, Iran, is a U.S. based artist. Her painting, sculpture, video and performance works changed after moving to the United States, when she began to explore the body and culture. She explores the relationship of humans to their bodies and covers and materializes in-between space through construction and deconstruction of the canvas, evoking a sensation of destruction and touching on the cultural displacements of corporality.


Sum You Some Me  Dougherty Arts Center // 1110 Barton Springs Rd // Hours: Monday — Thursday: 10am – 10pm; Friday 10am – 6pm; Saturday: 10am – 4pm // Closes September 10th

Felice House and Dana Younger invite you to a reception for their art exhibition “Sum You Some Me” at the Julia C. Butridge Gallery. The exhibition includes paintings, sculptures and drawings that focus on the human body and some of society’s most fundamental contrasts: masculine versus feminine, natural versus cultural and the part versus the whole. 


Yuliya Lanina: Tales We Tell CAMIBAart // 2832 E. MLK Jr. Blvd // Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 10am to 6pm; Saturday: 12 – 5pm // Closes September 10th

Poetry Reading:  Sunday, August 28th, 4:00 pm – Poets Lisa Olstein, Cecily Parks, Susan Briante, and Taisia Kitaiskaia will read their poems written to accompany the specific works in this exhbit.  More information about these poets can be found on our website.

Performance of Not A Sad Tale:  Saturday, September 10th, 6:00 pm – A 20-minute performance about creation gone awry.  The performance is free but space is limited and requires tickets.  Visit the CAMIBAart.com to reserve seats. Performance & animation by Yuliya Lanina. Original music by Vladimir Rannev.

This exhibit features a series of paintings and small-scale mechanical sculptures based on popular folk tales.  Collectively they examine the underlying moral messages of fairy tales and their effect on child’s psyche.  Each sculpture is comprised of a painted wooden box with moving figures, as well as a wind-up mechanism that plays a melody custom-composed for each scene by composer Yevgeniy Sharlat. 


Matthew Gantt: Visual Schema CAMIBAart // 2832 E. MLK Jr. Blvd // Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 10am to 6pm; Saturday: 12 – 5pm // Closes September 10th

Discussion with the Artist:  Sunday, Aug 28th, 2:30 pm – Join us for refreshments as curator Troy Campa talks with artist Matthew Gantt about Gantt’s process, inspirations and creating this body of works.

Visual Schema is a solo exhibit in CAMIBAart’s Salon Gallery featuring the most recent works by Houston based artist Matthew Gantt. Gantt has a signature process that seems to be equal parts drawing, painting, visioning, and ritual.  With this body of work, he dives deeper to create for us a new army of archetypal characters from his subconscious world. Explained most simply, Gantt renders mythopoeic images from his subconscious by ceremoniously throwing ink onto folded paper, which he then blots.  He repeats this process until he spontaneously sees an “image” (similar to seeing something in the Rorschach Test ink blot).  He then works to render the image so that others can see what he saw in the chaos.  What began as blotted ink ends up as fully developed dreamlike characters with stories steeped in the artist’s psyche. 


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Engaged in Conversation: Katie Maratta + Sydney Yeager Gallery Shoal Creek // 2832 E. MLK Jr. Blvd Ste 3 // Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 10am to 5pm; Saturday: 12pm to 5pm // Closes September 10th

The conversation between Sydney Yeager and Katie Maratta began in late 2015, and the enthusiasm built as the two found similarities in their visual language. Soon the duo declared, “We want to do an exhibition together.”  It was not until Sydney arrived with a set of minimally painted color fields and Katie unveiled a series of cloudscapes that I began to grasp the vision percolating in their creative minds.

Documentary Saturdays // Saturdays August 13, 20, 27, September 3, 10, 17, 2016 4pm
Art.Science.Gallery. will hosting free documentary film screenings about the Desert Southwest every Saturday at 4pm during Landry McMeans’ A River Runs Through It exhibit. A list of films will be posted at artsciencegallery.eventbrite.com on August 12th. 


New Work by Cameron Coffman Not Gallery // 5305 Bolm Rd Studio 8 // Hours: Wednesday: 6pm to 9pm; Saturday 12 – 6pm // Closes September 17th

In In Open Tabs, Coffman’s crayon drawings slap violently against the wall and photographs are stretched and contorted in strict barriers. The objects and surfaces are familiar. However, the legibility of the images are obscured by their display. The sculptural interventions attempt to compensate for the generic imagery. How could a chair represent both the privilege of relaxation or the urgency of work? Coffman questions how the mundane may represent the feeling of loss or longing around the disorder of the day-to-day. 


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Hammer/Hefner: Work by Joseph Hammer and David Hefner Davis Gallery // 837 West 12th Street // Hours: Monday – Friday: 10am to 6pm; Saturday: 10am to 4pm // Closes September 17th

Davis Gallery is proud to announce the new works by Austin based abstract artists Joseph Hammer and David Hefner. Both artists are known for an intense exploration of their own unique brand of color, repetition, and pattern. HAMMER/HEFNER will feature simultaneously, a continuation of their career pursuits, as well as new perspectives on their signature mediums.


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A River Runs Through It Art.Science.Gallery // 916 Springdale Rd. Bldg 2 #102 // Hours: Tuesday – Saturday: noon to 6pm // Closes September 17th

The exhibit features the artist’s abstract reliefs and landscapes of the American West, with new inspiration from the Colorado River. Mountain ranges become groups of simple lines and colors, reducing the contours of the natural world into three-dimensional geometric shapes. Her three-dimensional works in archival cardboard and acrylic evoke the natural history of the Southwestern deserts and native plant and animal species in a contemporary minimal style. 


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Goya: Mad Reason The Blanton Museum of Art // 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd // Hours: Tuesday — Friday 10am to 5pm; Saturday 11am to 5pm; Sunday 1pm to 5 pm // Closes September 25th

Goya: Mad Reason is an exhibition of nearly 150 prints and paintings by renowned Spanish court painter Francisco de Goya. The series of prints comprising Goya: Mad Reason—borrowed from Yale University Art Gallery’s distinguished Arthur Ross Collection—illustrate the artist’s mastery of forms and concepts as he grappled with the changing political and intellectual landscape of his native Spain in the early nineteenth century.


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The Austin Bodies Project: Works by Doc List  Art for the People Gallery // 1711 S 1st St // Hours: Tuesday – Thursday: 12pm to 6pm; Friday, Saturday: 11am to 7pm; Sunday 12pm to 6pm // Closes October 8th

Austin photographer Doc List celebrates the human body in its diverse expressions of strength and beauty in his passion project, The Austin Bodies Project. He writes, ”I’m fascinated by and involved in the fitness community in Austin. I find the human body to be beautiful and mysterious and wonderful and decided to begin a project to celebrate the human body with a focus on fitness of various kinds. That doesn’t mean that the bodies need to fit any definition of perfect. Rather, it’s about people and their journeys and the results they’ve achieved.”


The Studio in the Museum: An Interactive Recreation of Charles Umlauf’s Studio UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum // 605 Robert E. Lee Rd. // Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10am to 4pm; Saturday and Sunday 12pm to 4pm // Closes October 16th

The UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum proudly presents The Studio in the Museum (SIM), a special exhibition in honor of the UMLAUF’s 25th Anniversary. The SIM exhibition brings the studio into the Gallery, offering a preview of what visitors can expect to see once the UMLAUF fulfills its Master Plan and incorporates Charles Umlauf’s studio into the existing Garden.


Wrestling History: Points Along a Journey of Dis/covery Hidden in the Temple The New Gallery // 201 E 21st St. // Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 12pm to 5pm and by appointment // Closes December 9th

Wrestling History: Points Along a Journey of Dis/covery Hidden in the Temple brings together a diverse selection of Houston and Rotterdam based artist Angelbert Metoyer’s spiritually and politically engaged works, including paintings, sculptural installation, mixed-media collage, and video. Metoyer combines his interest in philosophy, quantum physics, and astronomy with an investigation of identity and mythology, drawing from stories within his own family heritage—the Cane River Creoles of eighteenth-century Louisiana.


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Elliott Erwitt: Home Around the World Harry Ransom Center //300 W 21st St // Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 10am to 5pm; Thursday 10am to 7pm; Saturday and Sunday 12pm to 5pm // Closes January 1st, 2017

Balancing journalistic, commercial, and artistic work over a career spanning seven decades, Elliott Erwitt has created some of the most celebrated photographs of the past century. Elliott Erwitt: Home Around the World will present more than 200 of these remarkable images, including rarely exhibited examples of his early work in California, his intimate family portraits in New York, his major magazine assignments, and his work as a filmmaker, as well as his ongoing personal investigations of public spaces and their transitory inhabitants around the world. 


Xu Bing: Book from the Sky // Blanton Museum of Art // 200 E Martin Luther King Jr. St. (MLK at Congress) // Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 10am to 5pm; Saturday: 11am to 5pm; Sunday: 1pm to 5pm // Closes January 22nd

Regarded as one of the masterpieces of twentieth-century Chinese art, Book from the Sky ushered in the avant-garde movement in post-Mao era China. It also won Xu Bing international recognition, including the prestigious MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Award. Since its completion in the early 1990s, this profound meditation on the nature of language has been exhibited globally, a testimony to its provocative power and ability to engage viewers beyond its original context.


The People’s Gallery 2016 Exhibition Austin City Hall // 301 W. 2nd St. // Hours: Monday – Friday 8am to 5pm // Closes January 2017

The 2016 People’s Gallery exhibition features over 100 works from Austin-area artists, galleries, museums, and arts organizations displayed throughout the first three floors of City Hall.


Orly Genger: Hurlyburly Waller Creek Boathouse // 74 Trinity St. // Closes February 2017

Set to change the landscape of public art in Austin, Waller Creek Conservancy and The Contemporary Austin today announced a new partnership that will serve as a catalyst for creating new public art initiatives. The first exhibition will feature a new, large-scale interactive art installation by internationally renowned artist Orly Genger, near the mouth of Waller Creek.


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Spirit Animals: Art by Patrick Hobbie Austin Art Garage // 2200 S Lamar Blvd Ste J // Hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 11am to 6pm; Sunday: noon to 5pm 

What’s your spirit animal? Patrick Hobbie has many. In this new series, Hobbie uses ink and watercolor to capture the spirit of an animal and the energy that surrounds it. While he paints, he thinks of the impression of his subject’s form and the life-force that drives it, resulting in an image that becomes alive. Patrick Hobbie’s work represents a form of controlled chaos that truly captures the expression and spirit within. 


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Lullabies and New Language  Dimension Gallery // 979 Springdale St // Hours: Saturday – Sunday: 12 – 6pm  

Lullabies and New Language entails a self reflexive examination that draws upon mythologies and realms such as, mysticism, science fiction, religious lore, and psychology. Revealing an acute interiority through visual narrative and material verse, these sculptures are an intentional individual inspection of creation myth. Literary and visual references such as The Hunt of the Unicorn, Renditions of Biblical Creation, and Cherokee Earth-Diver Myth ignite illusory reconciliations that are surveyed through studio processes that consist of a permutation of traditional mediums.

Upcoming Exhibitions & Events


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Living Wall: Collaboration + Fabrication Mebane Gallery in Goldsmith Hall // August 31st — September 23rd, Opening Reception August 31st, 5pm // 22nd Street and Guadalupe St

In May 2016, the Living Wall project was installed along the façade of Goldsmith Hall, home to UT Austin’s School of Architecture. An investigation of the role of ecology in architecture, the 20 x 25 foot structure is comprised of a patent-pending honeycomb design and native flora specially selected to attract local fauna. Five years in the making, the project tests the limits of what’s possible with green walls through ongoing research and data analysis. Living Wall: Collaboration + Fabrication charts the progression of the project’s cross disciplinary collaboration and multiple fabrication efforts that assisted in its development and research. The exhibition is curated by Associate Professor Danelle Briscoe, one of the lead Project Investigators since its inception in 2010. The Living Wall is a collaboration with the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center.


On The Bright Side Modern Rocks Gallery // September 2nd — September 7th, Reception Friday, September 2nd 7 – 10pm // 916 Springdale Rd

Austin-based photographer, Sarah Frankie Linder’s new “On the Bright Side” collection shines a light on the high-speed art of live music photography. Using photos taken at music festivals and venues around Austin, TX, Linder allowed the elusiveness of a blurred, auto-focus effect to create the foundation of each image. The color of each was manipulated, while retaining selected elements of the original, resulting in a new, fresh atmosphere captured in time. By revitalizing these archived photographs in “On the Bright Side,” Linder invites the eye to explore a unique representation of the live music experience that is vibrant, curious, and thought-provoking. The visually stunning collection features Sarah’s alternative views on bands and artists, including Flaming Lips, Depeche Mode, Savages, Smashing Pumpkins, Rush, Black Angels, Atoms for Peace and Patti Smith.


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David Lyle: Formative Years Bale Creek Allen Gallery // September 2nd — October 1st // Opening Reception September 2nd, 7 – 10pm // 916 Springdale Rd Bldg 2 #103

David Lyle states, “My paintings are inspired by found photographs. I feel that to find a lost photo, and paint it allows the photo or “memory” to have a second life. I make a collage from found photos and then I use the collage as a reference to paint from and I use only black paint on a white gessoed panel. Most of my subject matter in the paintings are satirical commentaries of things going on in or around my life.”


Mass Close Encounters: Hotbox 2016 Mass Gallery // Open Studio September 2nd, 7 – 11pm // 507 Calles St

MASS is excited to be working with our 2016 Hotbox Residents, Kayle Karbowski and Leah Shirley. Each artist accepted as a Hotbox resident is obliged to participate in MASS’s public engagement series, Close Encounters. Close Encounters is a program designed to provide new methods of engaging the public’s curiosity. Open and broad, this prompt can be approached from a multitude of ways: performance based, passive, or completely radical in execution or thought. This program is a challenge to an artist’s current practice and designed to provide audiences with a new way of encountering and understanding the creative process. 


Will Klemm Wally Workman Gallery // September 10th — October 1st, Preview Happy Hour + Artist Talk September 8th, 6pm; Reception September 10th, 6 – 8pm // 1202 W 6th St

Austin, Texas-based artist Will Klemm has shown his work nationally since 1993 and is a veteran of over fifty one-man exhibitions. His upcoming show at Wally Workman Gallery is an evolution and an exploration. His well-known landscapes will be coupled with a figurative as well as still life direction, painting man and big skies with equal reverence. Klemm’s new work focuses on a gentle white; paint on a quiet barn, frothy surf, wisps of smoke. The exceptional light quality Klemm is known for is retained, infusing each piece with unique ethereal and meditative elements. 


Schema, Scale and Construction: Drypoint Etchings and Monoprints by Jenny Robinson Flatbed Press and Gallery // September 13th — October 29th, Opening Reception, September 16th, 6-8pm // 2830 MLK Jr Blvd

The large scale architectural drypoint monoprints of Jenny Robinson capture the urban postindustrial decline, decrepitude, and abandonment of aging structures seen throughout her immediate environment. They are dynamic and vivid vignettes of the infrastructure on the periphery of one’s vision, hidden either by design or obsolescence. Robinson relocated from London to San Francisco in 2001, developing a fascination for decaying structures surrounding her new studio. Long imbued with strength and solidity, they are now threatened by the passage of time to ultimate defeat by corrosion and decay. This architecture is initially immortalized in passing, with graphite or watercolor, onto the pages of a sketchbook to be revisited in the artist’s studio. “My work is concerned with depicting how these giant structures appear, not through a sense of romantic yearning for the past, but by responding to location and documenting how they appear to me, now, in the moment.” 

 


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The Blanton’s Third Thursday Blanton Museum of Art // September 15th // 200 E MLK Jr Blvd

Join us for art and activities at the Blanton’s Third Thursday! Admission is free and the museum stays open through 9pm for a variety of exciting public programs. 

12 pm Yoga in the Galleries: Adriene Mishler from Yoga with Adriene leads a free all-levels yoga class in the Blanton atrium. No mat or experience necessary! We recommend arriving early to secure a spot in the class.
5:30 pm Beat the Rush: Beat the Rush is a series of gallery concerts in which musicians perform in response to the paintings, drawings, and sculptures on display. This month, Guitarist Chad Ibison performs a set of solo compositions inspired by Francisco Goya. Co-presented with Austin Classical Guitar.
6:30 pm Perspectives: Roundtable discussion of Goya: Mad Reason
6:30 pm ARTiculamos: El Blanton ofrece visitas guiadas en español basado en las colecciones permanente y exposiciones especial. A Spanish language tour designed around variable themes or special exhibitions.
7:30 pm Slow Looking: An in-depth examination and discussion of select artworks.

 


Far Out Films #5 for River Runs Through It Art.Science.Gallery // Screening Saturday, September 17th, 7pm // 916 Springdale Rd. Bldg 2 #102

FREE with RSVP at artsciencegallery.eventbrite.com
New for 2016! We’re closing each show with a rad science movie night! Join us for this screening as Art.Science.Gallery. closes Landry McMeans’ A River Runs Through It exhibit with short films inspired by the desert Southwest. Enjoy popcorn and movie candy while you take in tonight’s films! Seating is limited to 40 guests.


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Community Altars: A Celebration of Life Mexic-Arte Museum // September 17th —November 13th, Opening Reception September 16th, 6 – 9pm // 419 Congress Ave

Admission: $10 or Free for Museum Members

Artists, community groups, and individuals will create altars that will be displayed from September 17 – November 13, 2016 and during the Museum’s Annual Viva la Vida Festival on October 29, 2016. These commemorative altars celebrate the lives of influential figures who have served the Austin community, as well as loved ones who have passed. 


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Richard Forster: Levittown Lora Reynolds Gallery // September 17th – November 12th, 2016, Opening Reception September 17th, 6-8 pm // 360 Nueces St, Ste 50

It took 17 minutes to erect a Levittown prefab: 70 years later, Richard Forster has spent months painstakingly resurrecting that American Dream in pencil. Description courtesy of The Guardian. 


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Icons & Symbols of the Borderlands Mexic-Arte Museum // September 17th — November 13th, Panel with Dr. John Morán González, Gaspar Enríquez, Diana Molina September 17th, 1 – 3pm  // 419 Congress Ave

Icons & Symbols of the Borderlands, embodies the landscape and cultural legacy of the U.S./Mexico borderland. The works of art presented are by artists living on and/or informed by the U.S./Mexico Border.


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Austin Museum Day: Day of the Dead Mexic-Arte Museum // September 18th, 12 – 4pm // 419 Congress Ave

Austin Museum Day is a free family event for families and children of all ages to participate in an interactive art activity. The art activity offered will teach children about the images and history of the Day of the Dead celebration in Mexico and the U.S. Visitors will make a project that they can use in Mexic-Arte Museum’s annual Day of the Dead Parade, Viva la Vida, which will take place on Saturday, October 29th, 2016.


Art after Six The People’s Gallery // September 30th, 6 – 8pm // 301 W 2nd St

Artist talks begin at 6:15 pm in Council Chambers. The gallery will be open for self-guided tours 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Artworks are on display on the first three floors. Pick up a gallery guide on the first floor. Featured artists: Brent Baggett, Mery Godigna Collet, Teruko Nimura.


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States of Incarceration: A National Dialogue of Local Histories Mebane Gallery in Goldsmith Hall // October 5th — October 21st, Opening Reception October 10th, 5pm // 22nd Street and Guadalupe St

A traveling exhibition created by a national community of over 500 people in 20 cities, States of Incarceration investigates mass incarceration and immigrant detention in the United States, and encourages viewers to consider the implications of our country’s current system. With research contributions from university students— including several from the University of Texas at Austin— the exhibition features: interviews with formerly incarcerated people, corrections officers, and policy advocates; images capturing the evolution of crime and punishment in different contexts; and data demonstrating the explosive growth of incarceration and its impact on American society. States of Incarceration also includes a web platform, statesofincarceration.org and a podcast series. In a section of the presentation entitled Asylum Seekers, students from UT’s School of Architecture mapped the physical locations, architectural forms, and building history of detention centers in Texas (and the stories of those who had been held in them) to create visual narratives of the migration journeys and experiences of detainees from the state. The exhibition is organized by the Humanities Action Lab, a collaboration of 20 universities led by The New School in New York, and including The University of Texas at Austin 


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Eye to Eye: The Private Lives of Birds Wally Workman Gallery // October 8th — October 29th, Preview Happy Hour and Artist Talk October 6th, 6pm, Opening Reception October 8th, 6 – 9pm // 1202 W 6th St

Dawson aims to transform the perception of commonplace natural scenes into one of new wonder. She demonstrates how a small piece of our everyday world is filled with detail and life, turning the micro into macro. In this body of work, Dawson employs birds as her subjects and depicts them on a human-like scale. The effect not only captures their immediate beauty but lends each an inescapable presence.


Warhol by the Book Blanton Museum of Art // October 16th — January 29th // 200 E MLK Jr. Blvd

The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin presents Warhol By the Book, the first museum exhibition in the United States to examine Andy Warhol’s career-long work in books—an overlooked and important aspect of the artist’s life and career. The exhibition presents nearly all of Warhol’s book projects from his early days as a student in Pittsburgh and commercial illustrator in New York to his years as a Pop art pioneer and superstar celebrity. 


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The Catrina Ball The Four Seasons Ballroom // Saturday, October 22nd, 5:30pm // 98 San Jacinto Blvd

The Catrina Ball is a spirited fundraising event that reminisces the past and recognizes our present accomplishments in visual art and culture. The event benefits Mexic-Arte Museum’s exhibition and education programs. Following the remarkable debut of the Catrina Ball in 2015, the Mexic-Arte Museum and the 2016 Catrina Ball Co-Chairs and Committee are thrilled to keep the spirits alive with the 2nd Annual Catrina Ball! Inspired by José Guadalupe Posada’s famous 1913 zinc etching La Calavera Catrina (“The Elegant Skull”), guests are invited to show off their dramatic Calavera/Día de los Muertos makeup, lush rose crowns, and other inspired couture.