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Exciting things are happening in 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.

Upcoming Exhibitions

 

 

Representational Abstraction

Host: Generative Art Project, 1621 East 6th, Suite 1107

Dates: March 21st – April 21st, 2019

 
 

Ordinary Time: Elijah Barrett

Host: Atelier 1205, 1205 E Cesar Chavez St

Dates: March 22 – 24, 2019

Opening Reception: March 22, 7-10p

Elijah Barrett in conversation with Chad Dawkins, Curator and Director of Exhibitions, Southwest School of Art, at 7PM

Ordinary Time is a new group of photographs by Austin-based artist Elijah Barrett. In this work, ordinary subjects—a rose vine climbing along an old wooden fence; a young man exhaling from a cigarette; a loose tangle of electrical cable overhead—in their simplicity, in their disquiet, in their wistfulness, become “stations” or halting-places for contemplating the transcendent. The exhibition features 12 photographs, in color and black and white.

“Texture of Life” Capitol Art Society

Host: Link & Pin Gallery, 2235 E 6th St. #102 

Date: March 22 – April 28, 2019

Opening Reception: March 23, 5-7p

Closing Reception: April 28, 2019 2-4p

Perspective varies for every person. We don’t experience the same things or see things the same way. However, when common ideas are united, with different thoughts thrown in, we can see more colors and more patterns and more of life. Here we present various images of life with our art. Some of the pieces flow and congregate while others stir and throw a punch, even suggest that you stop and think for a moment. Join us for “Life with Texture”.

Featured Artists: Jane Frederick, Sherry Fields, Carolyn Kilday, Jane Flowers, Beryl Kerwick, Jennifer Polnaszek, Jessica Fehrenbach, Kay Hughes

Capitol Art Society is the oldest active visual arts group in Austin, Texas. It is a juried organization of professional artists formed in 1965 to promote our members’ artwork through group exhibitions and to further art appreciation in Austin. Represented are all two-dimensional media. Many of our members are published and in collections worldwide as well as award winners, art teachers and art demonstrators. capitolartsociety.com

Host: grayDUCK, 2213 E Cesar Chavez
 
Dates: March 23 – April 14, 2019
 
Opening Reception: March 23, 7-10pm
 

Host: Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd. 

Dates: March 23 – May 4, 2019
 
Opening Reception: March 27, 7 – 9pm
 
Mayuko Ono Gray’s graphite drawings hybridize influences from traditional Japanese calligraphy and are combined with Western drawing practices and aesthetic.

Katy Schmader – Terra Chartam

Host: Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd. 

Dates: March 23 – May 4, 2019

Opening Reception: March 27, 7 – 9pm

Katy Schmader’s abstract landscape collages explore the connection between the tactile traces of a physical environment, and the art-historic system of landscape semiotics.

Host: Prizer Arts & Letters, 2023 E Cesar Chavez St.

Conversation: March 23, 2-5p 

Come sit with the the beautiful paintings in “Journeying” and at 3pm, we will have a conversation with Stella about her work, ideas and art.

Coffee, tea and light snacks will be served.
This event is free and open to all.

About the show: Progressing from Alesi’s earlier highly detailed long hand abstraction, Journeying moves in the direction of simplicity. Basic yet monumental, stacked shapes speak quietly of the lived experience and the constant micro adjustments made as a need for balance and a recognition of interconnectedness is achieved.

Cinema on the Creek

Host: Waller Creek Conservancy, 1111 Red River St

Date: March 24, 7-10p

THROUGH THE REPELLENT FENCE (2017) follows Native American art collective Postcommodity as they construct Repellent Fence, a two-mile long outdoor artwork straddling the U.S.-Mexico border a mile in each direction and suturing the region back together. A community discussion will accompany the film. Director Sam Douglas will be in attendance.

 

Artist Talk: New Monuments for New Cities

Host: Waller Creek Conservancy, 1111 Red River St.

Date: March 27, 6-8p

New Monuments for New Cities raises a number of questions about who and what has been memorialized in the past and how applying new lenses could shift that paradigm in the future. Join the dialogue as we host conversations with artists, historians, and community leaders about these themes.

Daniela Cavazos Madrigal, Teruko Nimura, and Denise Prince. Moderated by Sightlines’ Jeanne Claire van Ryzin.

Free; registration required.

No Me Olivdes: Artist Talk

Host: Big Medium, 916 Springdale Rd, Bldg 2 #101

Date: March 28, 6-7p

Please join us for a talk with the artists of No Me Olvides. All eight participating artists will reflect on being a Latino artist in Austin, share their experience producing art here, and how the city and creative landscape has changed through the years.

Artists include Alejandra Almuelle, JC Amorrortu, Cecilia Colomé, Fidencio Durán, Carlos Lowry, Peter F. Ortiz, and Elvira Sarmiento.

Crossing the Line: Drawings from the Mexic-Arte Museum Permanent Collection

Host: Mexic-Arte Museum, 419 Congress Ave

Dates: March 29, 2019 to June 3, 2019

Opening Reception: March 29, 6-9pm

Crossing the Line: Drawings from the Mexic-Arte Museum Permanent Collection will exhibit the works of more than forty artists who delve into these assorted techniques. Works range from functional drawings such as anatomy studies, sketches, and mural drawings, to figurative renderings and abstract works that push the boundaries of what is considered a drawing. Through these diverse genres, featured artists explore a wide array of themes including notions of identity, culture, and drawing as a method to communicate, document, and interpret our reality.

Mexic-Arte Museum’s Permanent Collection originated from the desire to share the richness of Mexican and Latinx art with the Central Texas community. Starting in 1984, the Museum began acquiring works of art for its Permanent Collection in order to fulfill its mission to collect, preserve and present Mexican, Latinx, and Latin American art and culture. The majority of artists featured in Crossing the Line: Drawings from the Mexic-Arte Museum Permanent Collection hail from Central Texas as well as artists from Mexico the Museum has worked with over time.

Into the Dirt

Host: MASS Gallert, 705 Gunter St

Dates: March 29 – May 11, 2019

Opening Reception: March 29 from 7-10p

 

Sara & Shane Scribner

Host: Wally Workman Gallery, 1202 W 6th St

Dates: March 30 – April 20, 2019

Opening Reception: March 30, 4-7p

On Saturday, March 30, Wally Workman Gallery will open their fourth show with figurative painters Sara and Shane Scribner in their upstairs galleries. Both accomplished realist painters in technique, their ethereally illuminated subjects occupy a space both of this world and a bit beyond. Shane Scribner focuses on abstraction within the figure using color and Sara Scribner creates an abstraction of space and time by infusing the symbolism in each of her works with a sense of magic.

Sara and Shane Scribner met at The Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA and married shortly thereafter. Both full-time painters, they share a home studio in Enid, Oklahoma and exhibit their work nationwide.

 

Adam Scott Rote & Matthew Mungle

Host: Ao5 Gallery, 3005 South Lamar Blvd, Ste C-110

Opening Reception: March 30, 7-9pm

American hyper-realist painter Adam Scott Rote will be returning to Austin on March 30th, 2019. Rote will be joined by special guest Academy Award winning special effects artist Matthew Mungle, best known for his work on Edward Scissorhands and Bram Stoker’s Dracula

This exhibit will showcase artwork from Rote’s Hollywood Legends series, and will include all new collaborative artworks featuring classic films such as The Wizard of Oz, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and new favorite DC’s Aquaman co-signed by Jason Mamoa. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet both artists at our opening reception!

Abraham Cruzvillegas: Hi, how are you, Gonzo?

Host: The Contemporary Austin – Jones Center, 700 Congress Ave

Dates: March 30 – July 14, 2019 

 
Bridging sculpture, conceptual art, performance, and community engagement, Abraham Cruzvillegas: Hi, how are you, Gonzo? is co-organized by The Contemporary Austin and the Aspen Art Museum. After its presentation in Austin, the exhibition will travel to Aspen in fall 2019.
 
Host: Ao5 Gallery, 3005 South Lamar Blvd, Suite C-110
 
Date: March 30 – April 24, 2019
 
Opening Reception: March 30, 7-10p
 

Grounded In Culver: Anika Cartterfield

Host: Co-Lab & Partial Shade, 5419 Glissman Rd

Dates: March 30 – May 4, 2019

 

Opening Reception: March 30, 5-9pm

Paperfields: Artist Talk

Host: Atelier 1205, 1205 Cesar Chavez St
 
Date: March 31, 2p
 

Abraham Cruzvillegas: Evolving Sculpture

Host: The Contemporary Austin – Jones Center, 700 Congress Ave

Date: April 2, 12-1 pm

Percussionist and sound artist Diego Espinosa Cruz González and choreographer Nadia Lartigue from Mexico City perform an evolving sculpture, transforming and interacting with a set of sculptural materials in the exhibition through body and sound.

 

Abraham Cruzvillegas: Arrhythmia

Host: The Contemporary Austin – Jones Center, 700 Congress Ave

Date: April 2, 5:30-7p

Using instruments, objects in the exhibition, and the human body, Diego Espinosa Cruz González and Nadia Lartigue perform a dynamic exploration of the concept of the “arrhythmic,” a term referring to an irregular beat. Here the concept of arrhythmia becomes a tool to modify space and transform time through movement and sounds that clash, coexist, and influence each other, both inside and outside the human body.

 
 

REMEDY

Host: DORF, 5701 Lewood Dr.

Date: April 4, 7-10p

Poetry Reading: April 4, 8p

This event weaves together a wide range of Austin communities working towards a common cause: Bat City Review; current and former students from the University of Texas School of Law’s Capital Punishment Clinic; local poets, writers, zine-makers; and locally sponsored food and drink. This event is made possible by the generosity and social dedication of our city. Street parking will be limited so please consider rideshare travel if possible

Mallor Page

Host: Wally Workman Gallery, 1202 West 6th Street 

Dates: April 6 – 27, 2019

Opening Reception: April 6, 4-7p

Artist talk: April 4, 4-7p

On April 6th, Wally Workman Gallery will open their fourth solo show with New Orleans painter Mallory Page, A Ponderous Weight (Why did I not discover before that it was nothing). This exhibition features a new body of large-scale, abstract works and is the second installation of Page’s several part series, A Ponderous Weight, an interpretation of Kate Chopin’s The Awakening. In the gallery’s front room, a site specific installation, Initiation Room, interweaves canvas panels behind resin busts of Venus to cover walls, pool onto the floor, and envelop viewers in a sense of space. The second room of the show will feature Page’s stretched canvases. Here, she draws attention to concepts such as opposition and transformation, a meditation of sorts on the antagonistic impulses that define Chopin’s heroine as well as on the inner conflict she experiences while moving from a woman rooted in Creole society toward a life defined by sensuality and candor. Page also imagines here another more mystical transition, in which the female figure emerges from the gulf as Aphrodite, the ancient Greek goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, and procreation who was born from the sea. Recalling the slow movement of water in the Gulf, the works in this show explore lightness, transparency, motion and difference.

REBRIS

Host: Northern – Southern, 1900-B East 12th St

Date: April 6, 6-9p

REBRIS presents two contemporary Austin-based artists working with discarded, post-consumer materials: Virginia Fleck and Ted Carey.

The ready-made is a tradition at least a century old. In recent decades the medium has matured into one open with possibility and edged with relevance. Human-made debris is the omnipresent material of our times. Fleck and Carey operate in a cultural sphere where re-use as art is no longer a novelty. Freed from shock, they arrange with nuance: Koi ponds of junk.

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Lossy Process: Sean Ripple

Host: Co-Lab Projects at Springdale General, 1023 Springdale Rd, Suite 1B

Dates: April 6 – 27, 2019

Opening Reception: April 6, 7-11pm

Performances during Fusebox Festival: April 17, 18, 19, and 20, 2-2:30pm

Austin Artists and The Russell Collection Unite: Present Artwork to Benefit Area Foster Kids

Host: Russell Collection, 1009 W 6th St

Date: April 6, 6-8p

Austin artists will unite for a purpose from April 1-6 to benefit Hopefully Sow, an organization devoted to educate, equip and mentor children in foster care. The mission of the organization is to sow seeds of love, joy and aspiration for children in foster care in the Austin area. Hopefully Sow hopes to provide the children they serve with the tools they need to succeed outside of the system. Local artists participating in the benefit include: Brad Ellis, Hayley Mitchell, John Maisano, Kevin Greer, Maxine Price and Ash Almonte.  A special gallery reception is planned for Saturday, April 6 from 6-8pm. This reception is complimentary and open to the public will all works on exhibition available for acquisition. A portion of all proceeds from this evening’s Exhibition will benefit www.hopefullysow.org. RSVP’s requested at lisa@russell-collection.com or 512-478-4440. Visit www.russell-collection.com for more info.

 

Landmarks Bike Docent-led Bike Tour 

Host: Landmarks – UT, 27th Street Garage; 109 W. 27th Street
 
Date: April 7, 11a-1p

The two-hour, two-mile adventure will begin at OBP’s headquarters in the ground floor of the 27th Street Garage. The group will bike through campus with a guide and a Landmarks Docent and explore public art at The University of Texas at Austin. This tour is a fun way to see campus, talk about art, and enjoy the weather. The ride will be at a leisurely pace!

Space is limited! Reserve your spot by Friday, 4 April at landmarks@austin.utexas.edu.

 

Unusual Kinships: Magdalena Jarkowiec

Host: Dimension Gallery, 979 Springdale, Ste. 99

Date: April 11th – May 18, 2019

Opening Reception: April 11, 7-10p

Magdalena Jarkowiec presents, ‘Unusual Kinships’, her first solo show of soft sculpture in Austin.  The work is a continuation of her ‘imaginary clothing’ series and deals with the intersection of the self with the things and people it must negotiate with daily.  Magdalena is interested in the way the specific (and arbitrary) personalities of our partners and domestic spaces are irreducible and demand we contend with them. She sees a kind of personhood in her home and its objects that is felt through its unique smells and sounds but also through the way it choreographs her daily actions and makes demands of her body.  Every space makes us reach for and rummage for things in a unique way, has its own awkward corners that must be navigated, it’s own frustrating inconveniences.  In her pseudo-animist worldview, Magdalena nevertheless perceives a benevolence in the objects that she lives with and a kinship between her human intimacies and her object intimacies. We anticipate the particularity of our stuff like we know the sound of our partners sleeping at night.  The show will describe these intimacies with human/object hybrid forms, dollhouse-esque installations, hanging portraits of lovers and friends, and Magdalena’s characteristic humor and inventiveness.

Beth Campbell Opening and Q&A

Host: Landmarks – UT, ART Building, 2301 San Jacinto Boulevard, Room 1.102

Date: April 11, 5:30p

Copy: Join Landmarks to celebrate the opening of Beth Campbell’s newest commission, Spontaneous future(s), Possible past with a free Q&A with the artist, moderated by theorist Timothy Morton.

Ultima Thule: Alyssa Taylor Wendt & Kate Csillagi

Host: ICOSA, 916 Springdale Rd, Bldg 2 #102

Dates: April 12, 2019 – May 11, 2019

Opening Reception: Friday April 12, 2019, 7-10 pm

Ultima Thule is an exhibition of new works by Alyssa Taylor Wendt and Kate Csillagi, who have joined forces for the first time to bring us a journey into secret transitional spaces using drawing, sculpture, photography and other collaborative ventures. Through intuitive processes and investigations into genetic memory and planes of non-reality,  these two Austin-based artists use motifs of spiritual cartography, pageantry, textile and mercurial materials to dissolve predictable margins of observation.

MOHAMMAD ALI BHATTI – OPENING RECEPTION

Host: A05 Gallery, 3005 South Lamar Blvd, Suite C-110

Dates: April 13 – May 8, 2019

Opening Reception: April 13, 7-9p

Unity of Opposites

Host: Big Medium, 916 Springdale Rd Bldg 2, #101
 
Dates: April 19 – May 18, 2019
 

Opening Reception: Friday, April 19, 7–10p

Unity of Opposites, featuring artists Blasto and Ernesto Walker, explores nature and how humans decide to interact with it. Inspired by alchemy, technology, and numbers, Blasto focuses on earth, the visible and tangible; Walker the invisible, immaterial and divine. By taking opposite ends of the spectrum, they create pieces that connect only by the tension within their subjects.

 

Q&A with Casey Reas and Bob Sabiston

Host: Landmarks – UT, ART Building, 2301 San Jacinto Boulevard, Room 1.102

Date: April 26, 5:30-6:30p
 
Join Landmarks for a Q&A with Landmarks artist Casey Reas, and Austin filmmaker Bob Sabiston on the topic of rotoscoping, a technique where artists trace photographic images to create an animation.

GABRIELLA VILLARREAL – OPENING RECEPTION

Host: Ao5 Gallery, 3005 South Lamar Blvd, Suite C-110

Dates: April 27 – May 26, 2019

Opening Reception: April 27, 7-9p

 

Paper Fields

Host: Gallery at Atelier 1205, 1205 East Cesar Chavez

Dates: February 16 – April 28, 2019

Closing reception: April 28, 2- 5p

 

Diana Greenberg

Host: Wally Workman Gallery, 1202 W 6th St

Dates: May 4 – 26, 2019

Artist Talk: May 2, 6p

Opening Reception: May 4, 4-7p

On Saturday, May 4th Wally Workman Gallery will open their fifth solo show with painter Diana Greenberg. Nature has inspired much of this show, botanical forms appearing in many of these abstract works. Prisms of color break through solemn gray to create a feeling of light and hope, joy and serenity. A series of atmospheric paintings are also included, each a grid representative of a place or time.

Diana Greenberg lives and maintains her studio in Austin, Texas.

Established in 1980 and located in a 100 year old historic house in Austin’s art district, the Wally Workman Gallery specializes in emerging and collected talent. The gallery has two stories of exhibition space where one can view the 55 artists currently represented.

Artists in Conversation: New Monuments for New Cities

Host: Waller Creek Conservancy, 111 Red River St

Date: May 16, 6-8p

Featuring Nicole Awai and Vincent Valdez
Free; registration required.

New Monuments for New Cities raises a number of questions about who and what has been memorialized in the past and how applying new lenses could shift that paradigm in the future. Join the dialogue as we host conversations with artists, historians, and community leaders about these themes.

Ebony Reprinted: Dana Robinson

Host: Co-Lab Projects at Springdale General, 1023 Springdale Rd, Suite 1B

Dates: June 1 – 29, 2019

Opening Reception: June 1, 7-11pm

Current Exhibitions

 

James Surls: With Out, With In

Host: Umlauf Sculpture Garden, 605 Robert E. Lee Road
 
Dates: March 5 – August 18, 2019
 
 

constant escape

Host: George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center, 1165 Angelina St

Dates: March 7, 2019 – July 27, 2019

Founding members of the Austin based Black Mountain Project Adrian Aguilera, Betelhem Makonnen, and Tammie Rubin will debut a new body of work in sculpture, photography, text, and video, at the George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center from March 7, 2019 – July 27, 2019.  This collaborative exhibition, constant escape, provides a sensory prescription for resisting absolute definitions of culture and identity. The concept for this exhibition is inspired by text from Fred Moten’s, Black and Blur (Duke University Press, 2017)

Constant escape is uneasy. It demands the blinking intermittence, the radical flight, of a certain experience of constraint that will have been best understood as sustained, unflinching fantasy, as a look through or away, listening to and playing over, under. Perhaps constant escape is that which is what we mean when we say freedom.

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Taja Lindley: Re-Membering is the Responsibility of the Living

Host: George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center, 1165 Angelina St

Date: March 7, 7-9p

The Carver Museum & Cultural Center will present the work of New York-based, multi-disciplinary visual and performing artist Taja Lindley. Her mixed media installation, “Re-Membering is the Responsibility of the Living,” will be on view from March 7, 2019, to July 31, 2019. Moved by the non-indictments of the police officers responsible for the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, Lindley draws parallels between discarded refuse and the violent treatment of Black people in the United States. The artist uses re-purposed trash bags to re-member, honor and value the Black lives that have been lost due to state-sanctioned violence. In this post-Ferguson moment, Lindley is imagining how to recycle the energy of protest, rage, and grief into creating a world where, indeed, Black Lives Matter.

Taja Lindley is the founder and managing member of Colored Girls Hustle, a feminist small business creating dynamic products and presentations of bold self-expression. She is a healer and an activist, creating socially engaged artwork intended to transform audiences, critique mainstream culture, and move people to action. She uses movement, text, installation, ritual, burlesque, and film to create works that are concerned with freedom, healing, and pleasure.

This program has been made possible due to the generous support of allgo, Six Square, Capitol View Arts, FUSEBOX Festival, and private supporters.

Rights of Passage: Rejina Thomas

Host: Austin Creative Art Center, 1605 W 6th St

Dates: March 7 – May 31, 2019

Down in the Valley

Host: Artworks Gallery, 1214 W 6th St

Please join us for Down In The Valley at Artworks Gallery in Austin ,TX. The show is a collection of 25+ works spanning the last few years. 

EVERY THING EVERY TIME

Host: Brush Square Park, 409 E 5th St

Dates: March 8 – 15, 2019

With the support of Arts Council England and produced by British Underground, the Future Art and Culture program will participate in this year’s South By Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival with a variety of programming, including a public art installation, VR and mixed reality experiences and in-depth discussions around the convergence of creative innovation and technology. At the forefront of this program will be EVERY THING EVERY TIME, an art installation created by Naho Matsuda with FutureEverything. EVERY THING EVERY TIME will be open to the public and SXSW attendees during a week-long exhibition in Brush Square Park in downtown Austin starting Friday, March 8 through Thursday, March 15. In addition to this installation, the Future Art and Culture program will also put on a variety of programming exclusive to SXSW badge holders.

“EVERY THING EVERY TIME will be a piece of real-time digital writing, drawing from the many ‘things’ and ‘events’ and changes of ‘status’ that are constantly happening in Austin during SXSW,” said artist Naho Matsuda. “In EVERY THING EVERY TIME I turn data streams into poems. The work interrogates where data comes from, who owns it and how it’s used. SXSW is the work’s first international showcase, so I’m very excited to see the stories generated from Austin’s data.”

2019 Senior Art Exhibition

Host: Visual Arts Center, 2301 San Jacinto Bvld

Date: March 8, 6 pm

The Senior Art Exhibition catalogs a pivotal moment for many young artists graduating from the Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas at Austin. The exhibition will be on view through March 29.

 

FROM 20: Andy St. Martin

Host: Cloud Tree Studios & Gallery, 3411 East 5th St.  

Date: March 9 – 22, 2019

Andy St. Martin is a fixture of abstract painting, who is often found on east 5th and Springdale Road. St. Martin’s large works and charming limited pallets combine with his expressively edited gestures and general lust for life. At Cloud Tree Studios & Gallery founder Brian David Johnson may believe whoever makes the most art wins. Old friends are the best friends, community matters, please join us for this show of paintings old and new.

Bumin Kim: Walk the Sky

Host: Women & Their Work, 1710 Lavaca St. 
 
Dates: March 9 – April 18, 2019
 
In Walk the Sky, Kim’s work examines the nature of line beyond the two-dimensional surface into three-dimensional space. While thread and string are usually synonymous with the utilitarian actions of weaving and stitching, here they emphasize the energy, delicacy, and grace found in painting. These works shift, undulate, and pulse towards us, declaring themselves as entities emancipated from the confines of flatland, and now poised and vibrating just above the surface. The exhibition will be on view through April 18.
 
 

Exquisite Corpse

Host: Recspec Gallery, 2832 East Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.

Closing Reception & Farewell: March 30, 5-8pm

Join us as we say farewell to our beloved home in Flatbed Press for our final show in the building. Featuring over 15 past artists who will transform the entire space into the most beautiful corpse, before its gone forever.  
 
Featuring work by Alanna Loosen, Bayo, Christa Blackwood, Gigi Grinstad, Grace Gibson, Katie Cowden, Lindsay Eyth, Tim Kerr, Thor Harris, Vy Ngo & more TBA.
 

UNESCO Media Arts Exhibition

Host: Austin Central Library, 710 W Cesar Chavez St.
 
Dates: March 9 – 17, 2019
 
A show featuring media art installations by artists from Austin; Linz, Austria; Guadalajara, Mexico and Lyon, France.

Artists in the show include:
Adrian Aguilera and Betelhem Makonnen (Austin)
Shawn Camp (Austin)
Dadageek: Lisa Woods, Barna Kantor and Jerome Martinez (Austin)
Sonya Gonzalez (Austin)
OSSMO: Cesar Axel Aguilar Rodriquez, Carlos Andres Zenteno Pineda and Jorge Armando Vargas Bravo (Guadalajara, Mexico)
Steven Parker (Austin)
qujOchÖ: Thomas Philipp, Davide Bevilacqua and Eva Maria Dreisiebner (Linz, Austria)
Scenocosme: Gregory Lasserre & Anais met den Ancxt (Lyon, France)
Mila Sketch (Austin)

Lines Composed During a Tour

Host: Co-Lab Projects at Springdale General, 1023 Springdale Rd, Building 1

Dates: March 9 – 30, 2019

An exhibition featuring Sara Vanderbeek, Andy Coolquitt, Kristi Kongi, and Erin Curtis. From Co-Lab Projects: “Culled from a few of our favorite recent exhibitions, this selection of work focuses on materials, movement, pattern, color, and light. Each of these artists employ very different techniques, often utilizing textiles, iconography, flora, found objects, ‘sloppy’ geometry and fabrication; but all elicit reverential humor for the commonplace and the banal objects of everyday life.”

 

Where is Here?

Host: Northern Southern, 1900-B East 12th St

Dates: February 28 – March 15, 2019

Opening Reception: February 28, 6-8p

Where is Here is an attempt to photograph at least one person of every age—newborn to the most senior—of the people who live, work, grew up in, are from, or frequent the thereabouts of East Austin around East 12th Street.

No Me Olvides (Do Not Forget Me): Curated by Fernando Muñoz

Host: Big Medium, 916 Springdale Rd, Bldg 2, #101

Dates: March 1 – 30, 2019

No Me Olvides presents stories told by eight local established Latino artists. Through art, music, poetry, and food, these stories build a narrative of happiness, melancholy, sadness, and hope. Curated by Fernando Muñoz, No Me Olvides examines issues of migration, displacement, family, memories, and the importance of belonging.

Featuring artists Alejandra AlmuelleJC AmorrortuCecilia ColoméFidencio Durán,Carlos LowryPeter F. OrtizElvira Sarmiento, and Liliana Wilson.

 
Host: Bale Creek Allen Gallery, 916 Springdale Rd #103
 
Opening Reception: March 1, 7-9p
 
 

Driving South in a Mostly Straight Line

Host: ICOSA, 916 Springdale Rd

Dates: March 1 – 30, 2019

Driving South in a Mostly Straight Line is the first phase of an art exchange between Rosalux Gallery, an art collective based in Minneapolis, Minnesota and ICOSA collective of Austin, Texas. Selected by Andrea Mellard, the exhibition introduces Austin to the 20 members of Rosalux. In turn, Rosalux will be presenting the work of ICOSA collective’s 20 members in Minneapolis in May. The first exhibition of this two-city art exchange is comprised of a diverse of artmaking practices including painting, mixed media sculpture, watercolor, photography, printmaking, drawing, and collage. While 1,176 miles separate the two artist collectives, the common goal to support their fellow artists and share their community’s creative output brings them together.
 
 

Opening Celebration for New Monuments for New Cities

Host: Waller Creen Conservancy, 

Join us for a free, family-friendly opening celebration of New Monuments for New Cities featuring artist-led walking tours of the exhibit, live music from Big Wy’s Brass Band, and hands-on activities with partner organizations – Anti-Defamation League of Austin, AIA Austin, Mexican American Cultural Center, and Austin History Center. At noon, hear remarks from Cecilia Alemani, the Donald R. Mullen, Jr. Director & Chief Curator of High Line Art.
 

Elizabeth Chapin

Host: Wally Workman Gallery, 1202 West 6th Street

Dates: March 2 – 31, 2019

On Saturday, March 2nd, Wally Workman Gallery will open their 3rd solo show with figurative painter Elizabeth Chapin. Chapin’s large scale works reference her Southern upbringing and the conflicted nostalgia surrounding the gentility and graciousness of the South. Chapin views much of this culture as made possible largely by graceless and dark systems. This obfuscation of ugliness and the worship of appearance is the theme that runs throughout her new body of work. Using the idea of lace as a metaphor for this experience and referencing historical religious painting, she explores beauty as safety for both the oppressed and the worshiped and idealized. Halos of fabric, acrylic and neon surround Chapin’s paintings. Some of the pieces are stuffed like giant decorative pillows, epitomizing the comfort of beauty. With these works, Chapin has exposed Southern portraiture as a pre-instagram status symbol and examines the pleasure and willful ignorance derived within it.

 

 

City & Sky: Nate Otto

Host: Yard Dog Art, 1510 S. Congress Ave

Dates: March 2 – April 14
 
Nate Otto is an artist, illustrator, and muralist based in Chicago.  His work occupies its own lane somewhere in between the worlds of folk art, street art, lowbrow art, and contemporary fine art.  His paintings and drawings are ruminations on urban life and landscape and stylistic explorations into what Nate dubs “whateveriwanttodoism.”  In 2018 alone Nate did over fifteen murals in five different cities and he has done recent client work for Apple, Vans, Goose Island, and many others.  City and Sky is Nate’s second show at Yard Dog.
 

A Shared Vision

 Host: Davis Gallery, 837 W. 12th St
 

Dates: March 2 – April 13, 2019

Artist Talk: March 30, 2p

Davis Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibit of new works by Austin-based painters, Denise M. Fulton and Sam Yeates. A Shared Vision will feature allegorical canvases marked by vivid color and rich with symbolism. Both artists are known for their heavily studied realism and dedication to traditional imagery.

 

Lance Letscher – Flowers

Host: Stephen L Clark Gallery, 1101 West 6th St
 
Date: March 2 – April 13, 2019
 

 

Eternal Odyssey: Lyle Adair

Host: Link & Pin Gallery 2235 E. 6th St. #102

Dates: February 22 – March 17, 2019 

Opening Reception: February 23, 6-8p

Eternal is that which exists outside time with no beginning or end. Odyssey is a long wandering voyage with many twists and turns. Adair says that his pathway through the art world has taken him on a similar journey.

Lyle Adair’s copper odyssey began in 1998 when he started working at an art gallery in South Austin, Texas. He apprenticed there with an internationally recognized artist. He was taught the tools of the trade, using hammers, chisels, and an oxygen acetylene torch to burn, anneal, bend, fuse, and shape copper. His eyes were opened to the vast opportunities copper has to offer. Adair is an award-winning sculptor and has exhibited both nationally and internationally.

The People’s Gallery 2019

Host: Austin City Hall 301, 301 W 2nd St

Dates: February 22, 2019 – January 1, 2020, M-F 8a-5p

The People’s Gallery is designed to showcase the work of regional artists and to encourage public dialogue, understanding, and enjoyment of visual art. Each year, the Cultural Arts Division issues a call for artworks to Austin-area artists, galleries, museums, and arts organizations. This year, approximately 1,250 entries were submitted by more than 350 local artists. A diverse panel of three local visual arts professionals served as the jury this year: Vy Ngo, Ric Nelson, and Stephanie Sandoval. This year, the People’s Gallery exhibition will include a special selection of photographs— Bold Beauty Project Texas. Featuring images of Texas women with disabilities by a range of photographers from across the state, the presentation aims to break down the stigma associated with disabilities and encourages all to recognize the beauty of the courageous women featured. Images: (left to right) Jennifer Idol, Greg Davis, Larry Akers, Sean Lott

Robots in Rowboats: Lauren Briére

Host: Art For The People

Ongoing Exhibition beginning: February 9

SWAARMS

Host: Dimension Gallery, 979 Springdale Rd, 99

Dates: February 21 – April 7, 2019

SWAARMS is the latest installation by Suzanne Wyss at Dimension Gallery open from Feb 21st – April 7th. Her new body of work is focused around the visual representation of working together to create something beautiful and bigger than the self, complete with thread growth machines and a site specific environment. This installation will be growing and changing throughout the time of the exhibition.
 

Denise Elliott Jones: Does it Match the Sofa

Host: Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd.

Dates: February 13 – March 17, 2019

A lighthearted look at the relevance of art, how it tells a story, makes someone feel good, connects to a memory, or how it matches (or doesn’t!) the sofa.

 

Paper Fields

Host: Gallery at Atelier 1205, 1205 East Cesar Chavez

Dates: February 16 – April 28, 2019

Closing reception: 2pm – 5pm, Sunday, April 28

Words/Matter: Latin American Art and Language

Host: Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. MLK Jr. Blvd

Dates: February 17 – May 26, 2019

Words/Matter highlights the depth and breadth of the Blanton’s Latin American collection, featuring approximately 150 works in a variety of media, dating from the 1930s to the present. The exhibition will also debut recent gifts to the museum, including several works donated to the museum by the late Jacqueline Barnitz, an internationally recognized scholar of Latin American art and UT Professor Emerita, and a group of Chicanx prints given to the Blanton by Gilberto Cardenas, a collector of Latinx and Chicanx art and professor at UT from 1975 to 1999.

Scenes: Martha Hughes

Host: OLA Gallery, 201 E 5th St #104

Opening Reception: February 15, 6-9p

OLA is proud to introduce artwork by Martha Hughes. Deriving from Marfa, Texas, these paintings in the Scenesseries depict everyday, prosaic interiors and landscapes, with ambiguous, vertiginous spaces that reflect Hughes’sense of never feeling quite at home in the world. Hughes reflects, 

Works in this series were initially influenced by children’s tempera paintings, which are typically colorful, flat, and simple. I often find inspiration from glossy interior design and architecture magazines, with their strange, carefully staged photographs of impossibly pristine, impossibly beautiful houses, gardens, and pools.

 

Larry Akers: Fluid Patterns

Host: Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd.

Dates: February 2 – March 17, 2019

Illumination, color, and patterned, permeable or reflective materials are used by Akers to create kinetic sculptures where the only moving part is the viewer.

Amber Kaiser: Women Of Our History

Host: Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd.

Dates: February 2 – March 17, 2019

Opening Reception: February 13, 7 – 9pm

Kaiser creates a body of work that pays homage to the brilliant and brave women who have inspired so many.