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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

The Animal Kingdom: A Collection of Portraits

Host: Davis Gallery, 837 W 12th St.

Dates: December 4 – 8

Over the last decade, Randal Ford has become an internationally recognized photographer. His works have appeared on the cover of Time Magazine, 20 different Texas Monthly covers, and the cover of Communication Arts, the advertising industry’s most prestigious publication. Ford’s latest series, The Animal Kingdom, will be on view for four days at Davis Gallery, between December 4th and December 8th. These compelling and intimate portraits portray an undeniable sense of power, humor, beauty and an unspoken kinship to our animal relatives. Ten percent of the proceeds generated by this exhibit will go directly to the Austin Zoo’s animal sponsorship program.

ROHIT RECORDS

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

Dates: November 30 – December 23

Opening reception: December 6, 6-9pm

Nov 30-Dec 23, 2018 Link & Pin presents ROHIT RECORDS, a record store for bands that don’t exist. Come experience an art show that mimics a record store in every way – filled with album covers, concert posters and T-shirts – but everything is created by artist, Rohitash Rao.

Each album is hand-made and one-of-a-kind; featuring bands you’ve never heard of – like Wolfdick, Fish N Chips and The Sackstreet Boys.

Artist Rao explains that ROHIT RECORDS is a tribute to all the record stores he loved growing up and is a place for all his mediums in one place: photography, design, painting, film and comedy (Yes, it’s supposed to be funny.)

Opening reception for ROHIT RECORDS will be at Link & Pin on December 6th from 6-9 PM and will feature live music (from real bands).

Open Canopy

Host: Big Medium and Canopy, 916 Springdale Road

Date: December 7, 7 – 10pm

Studios and galleries at Canopy welcome the public to view current exhibitions and studio work. Join us on Friday, December 7th, 2018 7-10 PM for this free event.

The Matter at Hand Opening Reception

Host: ICOSA Collective, 916 Springdale Rd, Bldg 2, #10

Dates: November 30 – January 5

Opening reception: December 7, 7 – 10pm

The Matter at Hand is a two-person exhibition featuring the work of Darcie Book and Sarah Hirneisen. Both artists push the boundaries of traditional art making techniques. Through materiality and process, they manipulate the familiar into unanticipated forms. Book stretches the possibilities of painting by navigating the realms between the two- and three-dimensional, while Hirneisen uses the processes of mold-making and casting to remake everyday objects into unexpected new forms.

Nacimientos: Traditional Nativity Scenes from Mexico

Host: Mexic-Arte Museum, 419 Congress Ave.

Dates: December 7 – January 8

Mexic-Arte Museum presents Nacimientos: Traditional Nativity Scenes from Mexico, an exhibition spotlighting some of Mexico’s most prominent Christmas traditions. The exhibition features traditional nacimientos, or nativity scenes, which are constructed throughout Mexico during the Christmas season and server as powerful examples of the blending of Pre-Columbian and Spanish Colonial beliefs and methods of making. Nativity scenes are made using a diverse range of materials and often depict subject matter that is uniquely Mexican, such as the cacti, livestock, market scenes, and other native plants that are constitutive of Mexico’s landscape and cultural identity. Visitors will learn about various significant days including Día de la Candelaria, Día de los Inocentes, and Día de los Reyes, the food and drinks associated with the Christmas season, and the unique cultural practices like the posada processions that are traditional to Christmas in Mexico.

Chapel Shrine: Paintings by John Patrick Cobb

Host: Mexic-Arte Museum, 419 Congress Ave

Dates: December 7 – January 8

Opening reception: December 7, 6 – 9pm

Long admired for his meticulous and exacting approach to painting and his use of old fashioned techniques, Austin artist John Patrick Cobb has created renderings of Biblical imagery for more than three decades. Cobb’s works are inspired by his travels throughout Europe and the religious paintings he encountered in European chapels. He employs gold leaf and egg tempera, classic methods that date back to Byzantine iconographers, to create paintings of Biblical characters and scenes that resemble early Renaissance portraits. 

Cobb’s works, however, subvert Eurocentric Biblical iconography, centering Mexican and Mexican-American subjects in his particular renderings of Biblical imagery. The Chapel Shrine series of paintings features both friends from the Austin community and people Cobb encountered in his day-to-day, effectively calling attention to the divine, not as an abstract concept, but as encountered in a real-world context. 

The Parachute Project Artist Talk

Host: Art For The People Gallery, 1711 South 1st St.

Date: December 7, 6 – 9pm

Please join Art for the People for a special night with Teodora Pogonat, photographer for our current solo exhibition, The Pink Parachute Project! Let’s Celebrate Together the Strength & Resilience of Women! Sip on a holiday cocktail while shopping our array of items created by 100+ Austin Artists. The 1960s British pink parachute that Teodora uses for The Pink Parachute Project will be at Art for the People for the event!!!

10% of all sales will be donated to BCRC (Breast Cancer Resource Center in Austin Tx)!

Thornton Road First Friday Open Studios

Host: Thornton Road Studios, 2309 and 2311 Thornton Road

Date: December 7, 5 – 8pm

Come meet the artists and see their studios and art work! Painting, Mosaics, Ceramics, Sculpture, Metalworks, Jewelry, Fantasy Art, photography, Pottery, Mixed Media. Do some Christmas shopping if you missed our Holiday Sale!

Leah Dorrian: Visions Rising Closing Ceremony

Host: Gallery Lucid, 7101 Easy Wind Dr. Suite 3101

Closing reception: December 8, 6-9pm

From insightful goddesses to Buddha’s Boombox, from toroidal unfoldings to chemical bonds; the art of Leah Dorrian is high-vibrational inspiration lovingly brushed onto canvas. Join us December 5th for your last chance to see both the artist and her original works at Gallery Lucid!
 
Complimentary refreshments include gin and elderflower tonic, hot/cold cafecito (both courtesy of Revolution Spirits of Austin), craft brew from Black Star Coop, and organic coffee and tasty vegan treats from Fat Cats Organic Coffee and Desserts.
 

Live music begins at 7pm.

All visitors will be entered into a raffle for one of Leah’s most popular prints, Buddha’s Boombox (signed by the artist).

ART TALKS and Holiday Cheer  

Host: Gallery Shoal Creek, 2832 E. MLK Blvd, Suite 3

Dates: December 8, 12 – 5pm

Join us as we hear what inspired recent projects by three area artists: Peggy Weiss, Kevin Greenblat and Erika Huddleston.
 
Traveling solo on both sides of the Rio Grande, hiking in the back-country with childhood friends, or painting large in Central Park NYC – each artist shares the behind-the-scenes experiences that guided their paintings and photographs. The installations will be on view at Gallery Shoal Creek, November 30, 2018 through January 12, 2019.
 
ART TALKS:
2:00 pm Kevin Greenblat
3:00 pm Peggy Weiss
4:00 pm Erika Huddleston

Peggy Weiss / Odyssey Remembered: Experimental Landscapes

Host: Gallery Shoal Creek, 2832 E. MLK Blvd, Suite 3

Dates: November 30 – January 12

Opening reception: December 8, 12-5pm, Artist talk at 3pm

Gallery Shoal Creek is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings by Austin artist Peggy Weiss. Stylistically, Weiss’ experimental landscapes bring to mind elements of the early mid-century modernists who accentuated a flatten perspective and saturated color.
 
“Odyssey Remembered pays homage to both the ties that bind and the ever-lasting influence of nature on our psyche,” says Weiss. “Along with four childhood friends who share a love of nature and poetry, I have hiked annually around the back-country of North America. Some thirty plus years and treks later, images of the grand places we have experienced have surfaced in my paintings.”

Posture/Gesture

Host: The Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd.

Dates: December 8 – January 5

Opening reception: December 12, 7 – 9pm

Enjoy refreshments, great conversation and a special yoga performance while exploring Laurie Lisonbee’s new exhibit, Posture/Gesture.

Paintings of the human figure are juxtaposed with found objects that are repurposed, constructed, and transformed into object-paintings. East meets west in gold-leafed surfaces surrounding meticulously painted human figures and Mudra-like gestures hint of vows, rituals, and meditations, revealing narrative and identity.

Night Vision Winter Group Show

Host: Davis Gallery, 837 W. 12th St.

Dates: December 15 – January 12

Opening reception: December 15, 7 – 9pm

Davis Gallery is pleased to announce Night Vision, a winter group show celebrating the artist’s ability to see things many others seem to overlook. This exhibit focuses on spaces shrouded in darkness, the energies that lie beyond the visual spectrum, and allows the viewer to imagine what could exist “in between”. Each artist has either created new work for this show, or carefully chosen work from the past, which uniquely recognizes Night Vision‘s concept. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, December 15th, from 7-9 pm.

Artist Talk: Nic Nicosia

Host: The Contemporary Austin – Laguna Gloria, 3809 W 35th St.

Date: December 15, 12pm

Artist Nic Nicosia has enjoyed acclaim for his staged photographic work over a four-decade career. More recently, the artist has turned to sculpture, bringing the uncanny figures of his photographs into three-dimensional space. Come hear how sculpture fits into Nicosia’s practice and take a walk with him to see his new outdoor sculptural commission, the twins, 2018. 
 
Come early and enjoy refreshments in the Driscoll Villa ballroom, which will be served beginning at 11:30A. Talk begins at 12P.

Eliza Thomas Opening Reception

Host: Wally Workman Gallery, 1202 West 6th Street

Dates: January 5 – 26

Opening reception: January 5, 4 – 7pm

On Saturday, January 5th, the Wally Workman Gallery will open a new show with Austin-based painter Eliza Thomas. Working with ink on kozo paper, Thomas explores the beauty of decay. She has found a nuanced strength present in deterioration and the quiet moments that result from its study. It is this dynamic of strength and unexpected calm that dominates Thomas’ large scale works.

Eliza Thomas, who lives and works in Austin, received her B.A. from Barnard College and attended the School of Visual Arts and the Parsons School of Design in New York.  In addition to Wally Workman Gallery, Thomas’ artwork has been shown in solo and group exhibitions across the country. Her work is represented in public and private collections.

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.

Forest for the Trees

Host: Wally Workman Gallery, 1202 West 6th Street

Dates: January 19 – February 9

Opening reception: January 19, 6 – 8pm

Julia Lucey reveres nature. With arches and a pre-raphaelite attention to detail in this body of work, Lucey presents nature as sacred. Her process of collaging aquatint etchings allows each plant or animal to be meticulously depicted and elevated to the symbolic. She has taken inspiration from fables and woven them into what otherwise could be seen as solely scientific native plant etchings, emphasizing the wonder embedded in the natural.

A resident of Fairfax, California, Julia Lucey got her BFA in printmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute and the inspiration for her art from her years spent backpacking and working in the Western United States. As an Artist-in-Residence at Kala Art Institute, Julia has focused on traditional etching techniques and aquatint to create images dealing with the evolving issues of wildlife, its dissolution, and the attempt by many to direct its path. She has exhibited her work throughout the United States.

Current Exhibitions

 

Fall 2018 Season Opening Reception

Host: Visual Arts Center, 2301 San Jacinto Blvd.

Lan Tuazon: In the Land of Real Shadows: September 21 – December 7

Exploring the Arctic Ocean: September 21 – December 7

Like the lonely traveler: María Magdalena Campos-Pons in Collaboration with Neil Leonard: September 21 – December 7

Enjoy refreshments and conversation as you view Lan Tuazon: In the Land of Real ShadowsExploring the Arctic OceanLike the lonely traveler: María Magdalena Campos-Pons in Collaboration with Neil LeonardAnother Green World, and Sit: Designs by Charles and Ray Eames.

Refreshments generously provided by Big Bend Brewing Co.

Sutures

Host: UT Austin Visual Arts Center, 2300 Trinity St.

Dates: November 2 – December 7

The Visual Arts Center and Center Space Project are pleased to announce the opening reception for Sula Bermudez-Silverman’s Sutures on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 from 6–8 p.m. Refreshments generously provided by Big Bend Brewing Co.

Sutures features the work of artist Sula Bermudez-Silverman and surveys her long-term practice of portraiture. Bermudez-Silverman mines her own family lineage and image archive to convey the complexities of identification, in particular the role and interplay of religion, race, ethnicity and nationality. The works featured in the exhibition attest to the tension between inherent versus constructed identity. Underlying Suturesare elements of textile sculpture, with artworks woven, sewn, crocheted, spun and embroidered alongside the use of found and cast materials. Bermudez-Silverman’s recent venture into video work further pushes the boundaries of portraiture as the abstracted bodies of her and her family command space beyond the traditional edges of the frame. In Sutures, Bermudez-Silverman challenges societal pressures to categorize the self, instead displaying her and her family’s identities as expansive and inextricably-linked.

Staycation: Thresholds

Host: Mass Gallery, 705 Gunter St.

Dates: October 26 – December 8

To mark their Grand Opening, MASS will open the doors of their new space in East Austin with STAYCATION: thresholds, an exhibition featuring ten Austin-based artists. A threshold refers to a symbolic and physical boundary of: space, feeling, geography, or surface. This exhibit presents a diverse group of Austin-based artists, whose works explore the theme of thresholds, by examining the mystery and magic between the layering of objects, surfaces, time, and experience. Artists include Sunday Ballew, Emily Cross, Bug Davidson, Levi Dugat and Simone Thornton, Andrew Hulett, Marisa LaGuardia, Alicia Link, Betelhem Makonnen, and Stephanie Concepcion Ramirez.

A Memory of Place

Host: Artworks Gallery, 1214 West 6th Street

Dates: October 19 – December 14

Austin artist Julie Fritz captures her memories of our local scenic treasures in her unique oil and cold wax landscape paintings.  Please join us at the opening reception to celebrate these breathtaking views that we all love, and to hear the artist speak about her process.

Priscilla Robinson Artist Talk

Host: Wally Workman Gallery, 1202 West 6th Street

Dates: December 1 – 22

On Saturday, December 1st, Wally Workman Gallery opens an exhibit with the most recent work from Austin and Taos-based artist Priscilla Robinson, titled Water and Fire. Robinson works with water and fiber to create handmade paper and fire and sand to make glass. These elements also inspire the shapes and compositions within her work. In this way, the work is not only about nature, it is nature. She uses yucca, flax, abaca, kozo and gampi. With the abundant loss of the organic in our modern urban environments, Robinson’s work softens and warms our angled surroundings.

Landfall

Host: grayDUCK gallery, 2213 E. Cesar Chavez

Dates: November 9 – December 23

This exhibition explores land as a catalyst for the exploration of identity. The places I create are born from memory, history and imagination. Through installations, mixed media drawings and paintings, collages, and video, I explore how our natural environment(s) shapes personal narratives, ancestral histories and constructions of “home.” I want my work to be both intimate and vast. Landscape allows me a wide visual lens within which to situate intimate cultural artifacts and discuss the inextricably intertwined relationship of the natural and human worlds.

Alba Corral: Thoughts In Action

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

Dates: November 30 – December 30

Generative Art Project is proud to present two new videos, a video slideshow, and five related prints by Alba Corral of Barcelona, Spain.

Corral’s sensual lines dance across the screen generating her abstract visions with such eases one imagines each move has been meticulously choreographed. Yet many of her videos, such as Hoth, are spontaneously created while the artist is performing live on stage responding to musicians. This visual control is a testament to her creative talent, coding skills, and technical knowledge of the rapidly evolving generative art movement.

John Maisano Opening Reception

Host: Russell Collection, 1009 West 6th Street

Dates: December 1 – 31

The holiday celebration will feature local artist John Maisano and his sculptures, both large and small, along with our large catalogue of local and global artists. Join us for festive beverages, sweet treats and beautiful art, including small pieces perfect for gift giving.

Birds, Bears, & Bones

Host: Yard Dog Gallery, 1510 S. Congress Ave

Dates: December 1 – 31

Gala Art opening with live MUSIC. Jon Dee Graham, Jesse Sublett, & Larry Seaman, are Austin music legends. In the late 1970s, The Skunks (Jesse & Jon Dee) and Standing Waves (Larry, + Yard Dog founder Randy Franklin), changed the way Austinites listened to music, and changed the way the world thought about Austin. As visual artists, these three musician/artists are still changing the way you see the world. Jesse takes flight with BIRDS; Jon Dee brings us the unique POV of BEARS; Larry shows us the gears and clock springs and the stripped bare BONES at the grind box of Life.

Ericka Walker | Influence

Host: Flatbed Press and Gallery, 2830 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.

Dates: November 10 – December 31

This exhibition presents recent work by Nova Scotia based artist Ericka Walker. Her large-scale multi-color lithographs draw on the vibrant history of propaganda, printed ephemera, and advertising from twentieth century Europe and North America, exposing nostalgia as an ongoing rhetorical device in a contemporary sociopolitical climate that clings savagely to destructive birthrights and colonial residues. As a self described “Daughter of Colonialism,” Walker looks to the history of her parent nation, her host country, and to her own family’s involvement in settlement, agriculture, industry, and military service as enterprises that are far more complex than any slogan or advertisement can extol.

Ericka Walker was born in Hartford, Wisconsin, USA. She received a BS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an MFA from the University of Tennessee- Knoxville. Her work has been included in numerous domestic and international exhibitions and biennials, as well as public, teaching, and private collections in Canada, the United States, Europe, and Asia. She holds the position of Associate Professor in the Fine Arts Division at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.

Martin Mazorra’s Language of Flowers

Host: Flatbed Press and Gallery, 2830 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.

Dates: November 10 – December 31

This exhibition presents Brooklyn based, West Virginia native, Martin Mazorra’s botanical woodcut and letterpress prints that continue the Victorian tradition of the language of flowers. Historically, flowers were a means to send coded messages that were otherwise not spoken in public. Specific flowers communicated specific postures or sentiments. In Mazorra’s Language of Flowers, the choices of single flowers or bouquets, along with provocative text is a contemporary interpretation to this tradition of cautious exchange. 

Martin Mazorra is a Brooklyn based artist originally from West Virginia. He works chiefly in the medium of woodcut and letterpress, in a range of scales from small books, prints on paper, prints on canvas, to site specific print-based installations. He is the founder of Cannonball Press, formed in New York in 1999.

Born in Morgantown, WV, 1972. Martin teaches at Pratt Institute and Parson’s School of Design in New York City. He has been invited to speak at distinguished institutions including the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and has been a visiting artist at numerous universities and colleges nationally and internationally. He has been the recipient of a NYFA Fellowship in Printmaking, Drawing and Artist Books, a United States Artists Ford Foundation Fellow, and the Marie Walsh Sharpe Studio grant. His work is in the collections of the Yale Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Taubman Museum, the Fort Wayne Museum of art, and others.

London Rock: The Unseen Archive – Photography by Alec Byrne

Host: Modern Rocks Gallery, 916 Springdale Road

Dates: October 19 – December 31

Byrne’s career began at the age of 17 when he was put under contract to capture live acts for the British music press. He was interested in photographing the emerging stars of British music during an incredible period of musical history, describing his schedule as, “The Who on Thursday, The Rolling Stones on Saturday, Led Zeppelin on Monday’. From Mick Jagger’s explosive live performances to tender portraits of a young David Bowie, Byrne worked with a wide range of musicians, revealing their distinctive characteristics in each shot. His intuitive approach was of a rock n’ roll mind-set, favoring candid photography over a studio setting. Byrne’s desire to capture the most powerful imagery saw him battling to the front of crowds and racing home from performances to develop his work through the night.

The show will feature a display of framed silver gelatin prints, including some stunning large format prints, and also a collection of one-of-a-kind, original vintage silver gelatin prints, all available to purchase. Alec Byrne will be in attendance on the night, with the show running up until the end of the year.

Refreshments by Austin Eastciders with cocktails crafted by ShillingCrafted thanks to Uncle Billy’s Smokehouse & Brewery.

Down In Houston

Host: Texas Folklife Gallery, 1708 Houston St.

Dates: October 11 – December 31

Texas Folklife invites you to join us for an exhibit opening of “Down in Houston” at the Texas Folklife Gallery.  This exhibit features photography by James Fraher and text by Roger Wood who have been documenting the blues in Houston since 1995 in their book “Down in Houston: Bayou City Blues.” Their work tells the story of the musicians who gave voice to a working-class community, a still ongoing conversation about good times and hard times, smokin’ Saturday nights and blue Mondays.

The event will feature live music performance by Andrea Dawson, The Sassy Soulstress of Blues, and commentary by exhibit curators.  We hope you will join us for a taste of Bayou City Blues at the Texas Folklife Gallery!

The Matter at Hand: Darcie Book & Sarah Hirneisen

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

Dates: November 30 – January 5

The Matter at Handis a two-person exhibition featuring the work of Darcie Book and Sarah Hirneisen. Both artists push the boundaries of traditional art making techniques. Through materiality and process, they manipulate the familiar into unanticipated forms. Book stretches the possibilities of painting by navigating the realms between the two- and three-dimensional, while Hirneisen uses the processes of mold-making and casting to remake everyday objects into unexpected new forms.

Five Skin Ten Skin

Host: Dimension Gallery, 979 Springdale Rd., Ste. 98

Date: November 15 – January 5

Ian Ingram has stood in front of a magnifying mirror for more than 20 years. He makes enormous self portraits with gobsmacking mastery of charcoal and oil paint. His aim has consistently been to focus the flame of self-observation and render what is seen and what happens while seeing. What does happen to a psyche under that kind of self-scrutiny? The work in this collection shows the quicksilver wiggle of a consciousness that refuses to be pinned down, defined, or contained.  Ingram’s portraits ask, “who or what am I?” and this body of work approaches an answer: Space. Air. Void. The in-between.  The work in this show is one self portrait, pulled apart, dissected into six separate pieces.  Dimension Gallery is proud to show Ingram’s first sculptural work as it climbs out of the picture plane and begins to share that Space and Air with its viewers.

Five Skin Ten Skin opens at Dimension Gallery, a contemporary sculpture gallery in East Austin, on November 15th. The show will be open to the public during the second weekend of the EAST Austin Studio tour through January 5th. For those few folk in Texas who know of Ingram’s work, it is with great pleasure that Dimension Gallery can finally answer the refrain, “what is he doing in there?!?” He walks into his studio, shuts the door, covers the windows and looks into a mirror.

Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design

Host: Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E Martin Luther King Blvd

Dates: October 14 – January 6

Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design showcases the work of over 120 artists and designers and illustrates how African design accompanies and fuels economic, social, and political change in the continent. Through sculpture, prints, fashion, furniture, film, photography, apps, maps, digital comics, and more, the exhibition presents Africa as a hub of experimentation that generates innovative design approaches and solutions with worldwide relevance.

Everything You Ever

Host: Women and Their Work, 1710 Lavaca St.

Dates: November 17 – January 10

The wispy tendrils of the native Texas ball moss serves as a signifier of gathering chaos, conclave connections, concentrated confusion, a labyrinth of values, and growing will. Sculptures are constructed of knots and tangles of twine and rope, embedded with steel wool and cotton, and armatures of wire. These forms are then overwhelmed with porcelain slip, covering, drowning, distorting and obscuring the original. What will be lost? What will remain?

The People’s Gallery 2018 

Host: Austin City Hall, 301 W. 2nd Street

Date: February 2018 – January 30

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 1,300 entries were submitted by more than 320 local artists. The 2018 selection panelists were arts educator and artist Teruko Nimura; artist and Preparator (Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin) John Sager; and artist and Professor of Art, St. Edward’s University Tammie Rubin.

HUMA BHABHA: OTHER FORMS OF LIFE

Host: The Contemporary Austin, 700 Congress Ave.

Dates: September 15 – January 13

Other Forms of Life is a survey of recent work by the New York–based artist Huma Bhabha (American, born 1962 in Karachi, Pakistan), showcasing key moments in her varied artistic practice from the past decade, including examples in sculpture, photography and collage, drawing, and printmaking. As part of this exhibition, a bronze work, God of Some Things, 2011, is on view outdoors at the museum’s fourteen-acre sculpture park, Laguna Gloria.

Let’s Take A Walk

Host: Art For The People Gallery, 1711 S. 1st St.

Dates: October 27 – January 26

Let’s Take A Walk through space, along a beach, in Barcelona, and Let’s Take A Walk with the limitless possibilities of an artist’s imagination!!! Art for the People has selected 49 Austin Artists via our second open call for artwork! Come and have a fabulous adventure at Art For The People!

The Pink Parachute Project

Host: Art For The People Gallery, 1711 S. 1st St.

Dates: October 27 – January 26

The Pink Parachute Project is an uplifting women’s empowerment image series created by Austin based photographer Teodora Pogonat. It explores women’s issues and strengths through symbolic environments. The photographer uses an actual 30 lb. pink 1967 British parachute throughout the series, to symbolize the struggles and gender issues women face throughout their lifetime. The images explore women’s uphill battles and strength when confronted with various disparities,  even as they are expected to appear graceful, feminine, and owning their beauty.

Subwaves: An Installation by Eto Otitigbe

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

Dates: October 18 – February 28, 2019

“From ocean waves to acoustic waves extracted from protest music, SUBWAVESexplores both the physical and ideological shape of currents. Using sculpture, performance, sound, and abstract sketches, Eto Otitigbe creates public art installations that probe the intersections of race, power, and technology.”

There and Back

Host: OLA Gallery, 201 E. 5th St. No. 104

Dates: November 2 – January 28

Opening reception: November 2, 5 – 9pm

OLA is thrilled to present our next show featuring Leslie Wilkes. On November 2nd we will present her paintings as well as some of her gouaches, which serve as color and composition studies for her larger works.

Wilkes assembles psychological, psychedelic works that experiment with color and momentum. Leslie Wilkes currently conducts her art practice in Marfa, TX.

After receiving her MFA at the School of Art Institute in Chicago, Wilkes has shown in Dallas, Chicago, Milan, Albuquerque, San Antonio, and San Francisco. Come welcome Leslie back to Austin!

Artists in Conversation: Jessica Stockholder & Robert Davidson

Host: The Contemporary Austin -Jones Center, 700 Congress Ave.

Dates: September 15 – March 3

In just two weeks, The Contemporary Austin will unveil a brilliant new exhibition by acclaimed Chicago-based artist Jessica Stockholder. Bringing painting into three-dimensional space through the use of everyday objects, Relational Aesthetics, explores how form, color, abstraction, and relationships – between things, or even between artists – may generate meaning. In this spirit, Stockholder has invited the renowned First Nations sculptor, painter, and printmaker, Robert Davidson to exhibit a selection of works on paper.

As part of our opening weekend celebrations, we are delighted to host a conversation between Jessica Stockholder and Robert Davidson on Saturday afternoon, September 15. It is my pleasure to invite you to hear these celebrated artists speak together about their concurrent new exhibitions, Stockholder’s Relational Aesthetics and Davidson’s U and Eye, curated by Jessica Stockholder.

JESSICA STOCKHOLDER: RELATIONAL AESTHETICS

Host: The Contemporary Austin, 700 Congress Ave.

Dates: September 15 – March 3

This exhibition of the work of Chicago-based artist Jessica Stockholder (American-Canadian, born 1959 in Seattle, Washington, and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia) will span both of The Contemporary Austin’s venues. At the entryway to Laguna Gloria, Stockholder has created a new outdoor sculpture commission, Save on select landscape & outdoor lighting: Song to mind uncouples, 2018, which will be on view in late 2018.

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