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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

Kairos Creative Arts Art Show

Host: Kairos Creative Arts, 2311 Thornton Road Studio Q

Date: September 21, 6:30 – 9:30pm

Live music & Hors d’oeuvres & drinks will be served  An exhibition of paintings for purchase from the artists at Kairos Creative Arts Center. A live auction of art will be held.


Host: AFS Cinema, 6406 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd #3100

Date: September 21, 8pm

TERROR NULLIUS is a political revenge fable which offers an un-writing of Australian national mythology. This experimental sample-based film works entirely within and against the official archive to achieve a queering and othering of Australian cinema. Part political satire, eco-horror and road movie, TERROR NULLIUS is a world in which minorities and animals conspire, and not-so-nice white guys finish last. Where idyllic beaches host race-riots, governments poll love-rights, and the perils of hypermasculinity are overshadowed only by the enduring horror of Australia’s colonising myth of terra nullius.

Fall 2018 Season Opening Reception

Host: Visual Arts Center, 2301 San Jacinto Blvd.

Opening reception: September 21, 6-8pm

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

Another Green World: September 21 – October 20

Sit: Designs by Charles and Ray Eames: September 21 – October 3

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.

Austin Museum Day

Host: Austin Museum Partnership

Date: September 23

The Austin Museum Partnership announces its 21st Annual Austin Museum Day, a free city-wide celebration of art, culture, history, music, nature, and science on Sunday, September 23, 2018. More than forty museums in the greater Austin area will welcome visitors with special programming, including guided exhibition tours, hands-on activities, and more, for visitors of all ages. Organized by the Austin Museum Partnership, a consortium of Austin area museums founded in 1998, Austin Museum Day is a longstanding collaboration among Austin’s cultural institutions that invites the public to experience for the first time, or to rediscover, the dynamic, high-quality resources at museums in their community. Last year, nearly 30,000 area residents visited their community museums on Austin Museum Day.

“Austin Museum Day has become a treasured and much-anticipated ‘day of discovery’ when residents and visitors can seek out not only our flagship institutions, but also smaller hidden gems,” Austin Museum Partnership Co-Chair Lani Gonzalez remarks. “We hope that a positive Museum Day experience will plant the seed for return visits.”

Over the past few years, the Austin Museum Partnership has expanded to include museums in surrounding communities, including Cedar Park, Georgetown, and Johnson City. “Museum Day is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the truly vibrant and diverse cultural offerings of not just Austin, but the entire Hill Country region,” states Gonzalez.

A day of fun and discovery, Austin Museum Day is coordinated by a volunteer board and made possible through the support of community organizations and sponsors. Austin Museum Day’s “open house” atmosphere aims to strengthen the metropolitan area’s museum community through increased awareness and accessibility.

Austin Museum Day With Landmarks

Host: Landmarks UT Austin, Perry-Castañeda Library-East Side

Date: September 23, Noon – 2pm, every 30 mins.

Cool off with Steel City Pops and take a mini tour of the public art collection! Landmarks celebrates Austin Museum Day with 30-minute tours of public art along the newly completed Speedway Mall. Meet your docent and enjoy a free popsicle on the east side of the Perry- Castañeda Library. Tours leave every 30 minutes from noon – 2p.m. on Sunday, 23 September.

Landmarks Birthday Pop-Up: Mark di Suvero’s Clock Knot

Host: Landmarks UT Austin, 204 E Dean Keeton St.

Date: September 24, 11a.m.

What’s a birthday without cake?! Help Landmarks blow out the candles, pick up a party favor, and see how Landmarks makes campus a little sweeter. Enjoy a free slice of cake every day next week at a different Landmarks location. You can find us from 11 a.m. until the cake runs out!

Mark di Suvero is one of the most important sculptors of his generation. As a student, he was deeply engaged in studying and writing poetry and was attuned to music, from Bach to jazz. Once he began to pursue sculpture, di Suvero found an outlet for his explorations in other fields that intrigued him, including architecture, mathematics, science, engineering, poetry, and languages.

Grounded in abstract expressionism, which emphasizes the direct expression of emotion through line and color, di Suvero was energized by the spaces of New York City, especially those being torn down for “urban renewal.” From the refuse, he pioneered a new form of sculpture in which wooden beams chained together in outward-leaning constructions declared the physical forces that held them in check. The works engage space in an unprecedented manner, and this focus on space has remained a central goal throughout di Suvero’s career. In 1967 he began to build large-scale sculptures with a crane, using steel I-beams and other industrial materials. Learning to use a crane offered di Suvero a new mode of working, but it was one in which the process of composing the sculpture remained at the core of his artistic practice.

Landmarks Birthday Pop-Up: Monochrome for Austin

Host: Landmarks UT Austin, Northwest corner of 24th Street and Speedway

Date: September 25, 11a.m.

What’s a birthday without cake?! Help Landmarks blow out the candles, pick up a party favor, and see how Landmarks makes campus a little sweeter. Enjoy a free slice of cake every day next week at a different Landmarks location. You can find us from 11 a.m. until the cake runs out!

Balancing with improbable grace, Monochrome for Austin boasts seventy recycled aluminum canoes and small boats clustered at the end of a listing column. It deploys a sense of mass and scale that can be compared to a performer’s perfect timing, a characteristic that is ever-present in the work of artist Nancy Rubins. Her sculptures combine surpassing delicacy and indomitable strength, a polarity that is even more striking when encountered outdoors.

While still a student in the early 1970s, Rubins experimented with sculpture by using wet clay to stick coffee cups to suspended tarps; the cups popped off as the clay dried. In another project, a hybrid of sculpture and drawing, she used a small electric fan to create a work that involved graphite-covered paper spattered with red paint. More recently, an exhibition of sprawling sculptures made from vintage animal-shaped playground equipment was titled Our Friend Fluid Metal (2014), referencing the molten phase of the constituent metal. Porous boundaries between disciplines and the fluidity of the mediums themselves are qualities that appeal to Rubins.

The Color Inside

Host: Landmarks UT Austin, Student Activity Center Rooftop, 2201 Speedway

Dates: September 26 – 28, 6:45-8:15 p.m.

Rolling Ryot and Landmarks have partnered to bring you a multi-sensory, immersive sound experience inspired by the James Turrell Skyspace The Color Inside. Join Rolling Ryot and Landmarks at sunset for three performances of the hour-long show. Free reservations required. Email with your preferred date.

Can you believe that it’s been ten years since Landmarks began with 28 sculptures from the Metropolitan Museum of Art? Today Landmarks’ collection has grown to 41 works with more on the way. Celebrate our upcoming birthday by joining an event – we hope you can make it!

Landmarks Birthday Pop-Up: Circle With Towers

Host: Landmarks UT Austin, Speedway entrance to The Bill & Melinda Gates Computer Science Complex & Dell Computer Science Hall

Date: September 26, 11a.m.

What’s a birthday without cake?! Help Landmarks blow out the candles, pick up a party favor, and see how Landmarks makes campus a little sweeter. Enjoy a free slice of cake every day next week at a different Landmarks location. You can find us from 11 a.m. until the cake runs out!

Sol LeWitt, a pioneer of minimal and conceptual art, exhibited five structures in his first solo exhibition in 1965. With matter-of-fact titles like Floor Structure and Wall Structure, the rectangular black wood forms signaled his lifelong commitment to an elemental geometric vocabulary, as well as a sensitive consideration for the architectural context of his work. The wall is never merely a backdrop in LeWitt’s art; it assumes primary importance as a critical component in many of his three-dimensional structures and as the surface upon which his wall drawings are painted or drawn.

Circle with Towers is, in effect, a low circular wall capped at regular intervals by eight rectangular towers made of pale gray concrete blocks. The outdoor structure possesses a discernable logic and rhythm: the concrete towers are four blocks wide while the low walls between them are eight blocks wide—a perfect 1:2 ratio. The concrete block structures are laid by hand, one block at a time by local masons. Like many of LeWitt’s works, Circle with Towers demonstrates the artist’s generosity in welcoming others to interpret his work, including the artists and craftspeople who realize his artistic visions.

Bob Schneider: The Party’s Just Getting Started

Host: Yard Dog Art Gallery, 1510 S. Congress Ave

Dates: September 27 – October 21

Opening reception: September 27, 7 – 9pm

New collage work from Austin artist/musician Bob Schneider. Bob continues to surprise, amaze, and amuse us. His latest cut & paste pieces are funny, provocative, outrageous, and pretty dang cool.

Landmarks Birthday Pop-Up: The West

Host: Landmarks UT Austin, East of COM on Inner Campus Drive

Date: September 27, 11a.m.

What’s a birthday without cake?! Help Landmarks blow out the candles, pick up a party favor, and see how Landmarks makes campus a little sweeter. Enjoy a free slice of cake every day next week at a different Landmarks location. You can find us from 11 a.m. until the cake runs out!

Like the Dada artists of the 1910s and Pop artists of the 1960s, Donald Lipski uses ordinary objects from daily life—things easily recognized but not necessarily having a single or specific intended meaning—and assembles them in whimsical and surprising ways. He is best known for extensive arrangements of found objects that appear to have little or nothing in common, often using humorous and perplexing titles to enhance or mask meanings. Unlike formalist artists, whose goal is visual beauty, Lipski’s approach to art is primarily conceptual; that is, he seeks to express ideas and elicit viewer reactions. The visual appeal, however, remains strong and tantalizing.

The West consists of two spherical buoys, each measuring five feet in diameter. Such buoys mark deep-water shipping channels and are often used to indicate where large commercial and military ships are permitted to anchor offshore. Their typical place is floating on open bodies of water. Now situated on dry land, the buoys are no longer functional, like fish out of water. Instead of providing secure anchorage to ships, the two buoys are shackled uselessly to each other. To the surfaces of the metal buoys Lipski glued regular pennies that he deliberately corroded, alluding to the predominance of capitalism in Western values and the global reach of the American dollar.

Landmarks Birthday Pop-Up: Square Tilt

Host: Landmarks UT Austin, PCL Plaza

Date: September 28, 11a.m.

What’s a birthday without cake?! Help Landmarks blow out the candles, pick up a party favor, and see how Landmarks makes campus a little sweeter. Enjoy a free slice of cake every day next week at a different Landmarks location. You can find us from 11 a.m. until the cake runs out!

Using industrial-grade steel plate to fabricate geometric abstract sculptures, Joel Perlman espoused the purely visual aesthetics championed by the critic Clement Greenberg (1909–1994), in which form takes precedence over subject.

Perlman’s works of the 1980s are pictorial; that is, they are essentially flat arrangements best seen from a frontal viewpoint, like a painting. He drew inspiration from the abstract compositions of the vanguard Russian artists Kasimir Malevich (1879–1935) and El Lissitzky (1890–1941). Although created in the 1910s and ’20s, their work—in which the purity of geometric forms is enlivened by being tilted on a diagonal axis—was rediscovered in the 1960s and ‘70s.


Host: Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd

Dates: September 28 – October 27

Opening reception: October 3, 7 – 9pm

Lockhart is drawn to the immediacy and spontaneity of street and documentary photography. His approach to printing images uses labor intensive, handmade methods from the 19th century. The result is a body of work which is focused on underlying style, process and the syntax of print, rather than thematic or conceptual priorities.


Host: Wally Workman Gallery, 1202 West 6th Street

Dates: October 6 – 27

Opening reception: October 6, 6 – 8pm

Artist talk: October 4, 6pm

On Saturday, October 6th, Wally Workman Gallery will open a two-person show with Mia Carameros and Holly Wilson entitled Shadows. A painter and a sculptor respectively, Carameros and Wilson’s work incorporates the idea of the shadow both literally and figuratively. Carameros creates her botanical pieces from the shadows of found foliage that she presses and preserves. These ‘shadows’ echo the complexities and beauty found in creation. Wilson’s sculptures also appear as silhouettes, each part of a narrative that cast their own shadows. These shadows are a metaphor for the secrets unspoken, sometimes benign and sometimes nefarious.

Spirit Room

Host: Wonderwall Studios,  4401 Freidrich Lane Bldg. 2 Suite 200

Dates: October 4 – November 1

Opening reception: October 4, 6 – 9pm

Based in Austin, Texas, Caitlin G. McCollom is a visual artist whose conceptual paintings are focused on notions of metaphysical searching. McCollom is compelled to visually express the unknowable span of consciousness and the beauty and wonder of encounters with the spiritual realm. Her use of water-resistant synthetic paper and high-flow acrylic that ripples and puddles results in an intentionally unique, three-dimensional piece. Visitors can expect to see her signature use of red and blue and the symbolism of the physical and spiritual realms colliding, but in new forms. In “Spirit Room,” McCollom will have original pieces displayed in acrylic shadow boxes alongside unique prints.

Seasons of Fruition

Host: Dimension Gallery, 979 Springdale, Ste. 99

Dates: October 4 – November 11

Opening reception: October 4, 7 – 10pm

Join us in October for the inaugural group show of the recently selected 2019/2020 Fellowship artists at Dimension Gallery. ‘Seasons of Fruition’ is a reflection on causality. The show takes place in the abundant fall season and embodies the synergy of this new group and all of the creative output that is to come in the next two years. The show will also reflect on the dichotomy between things and projects coming ephemerally into fruition before disappearing or transforming.

Small Works

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

Dates: October 5 – 28

Opening reception: October 12, 6 – 8pm

A juried fine art exhibit featuring a diverse collection of works in various mediums by members of the Creative Arts Society.

(Im)possibilities: A Retrospective of Dysfunction | Gareth Maguire

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

Dates: September 25 – November 3

Opening reception: October 20, 5 – 8pm

Over the course of two years at the Flatbed studio Gareth Maguire has created an expressive array of monotypes and monoprints. Steeped in his stream of consciousness approach to image making, each piece is a map of the moods, the music and the surroundings that Maguire found inside and outside the studio. This immediate and impassioned approach to image making imbues his prints with a heartbeat one can both see and feel throughout his body of work.

Nola Parker

Host: Wally Workman Gallery, 1202 West 6th Street

Dates: November 3 – 24

Opening reception: November 3, 6 – 8pm

On Saturday, November 3rd, Wally Workman Gallery will open their first solo show with painter Nola Parker. Born and raised in Vermont, Parker feels most at home in the outdoors. Her connection and love of the natural world inspires much of her work. Her current paintings explore the junction between civilization and wilderness and the interplay of man-made structures with their enduring natural environments. She works to communicate the variety of nature in shape, color, texture, and attitude, and to capture the energy that is not visible at first but can be found in all things, if observed carefully. This show includes gouache works depicting scenes from Texas as well as Vermont.

The Femme Abstract

Host: East Austin Studio Tour, 1300 E. 5th

Dates: November 9 – 17

Opening reception: November 9, 7-10pm

Artist panel and talk: November 17, 12pm

The Femme Abstract is an exhibition opening at 1300 E. 5th this November, exclusively featuring local female abstract artists. Curator Moya McIntyre has selected a core group of artists to be the featured group and is currently processing a city-wide open call to recruit artists for the group exhibit areas. This open call ends August 27th and details on how to apply can be found at McIntyre expects a group of 30 to 50 female artists represented in this 20,000 sf space.

Featured artists include Stella Alesi, Caitlin G McCollom, Rebecca Bennett, Cherie Weaver, Vy Ngo, Terra Goolsby, and Brooke Gassiot. The exhibition will take place in a 20,000 sf warehouse just blocks from downtown Austin and will be featured during the EAST Austin Studio Tour.

Five Skin Ten Skin

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

Date: November 15 – January 5

Opening reception: November 15, 7-10pm

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.

Current Exhibitions

Naomi Schlinke, Alexandra Robinson & Rebecca Harrell: Three Kinds of Order

Host: Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd.

Date: August 25 – September 22

The quiet cross-fade between the abstraction in the works of Alexandra Robinson, Rebecca Rothfus Harrell, and Naomi Schlinke, takes place in the spaces between heartbeats, in the pause. The work that they present in Three Kinds of Order uses their own dialects of abstraction, communicating different approaches, but from the same root language. -Michael Anthony Garcia

Sarah Janece Garcia Opening Reception

Host: Art on 5th Gallery, 3005 S. Lamar Blvd.

Dates: August 25 – September 23

Sarah Janece Garcia is a Dallas-based artist working primarily in watercolor to create unique wildlife portraits. Sarah’s work springs from her attraction to color, and love for nature’s beauty. She masterfully captures the energy and movement of her subjects through her vivid color palette, and a focus on intricate detail work.

Sarah was previously featured in Austin as a finalist in our 2016 Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series competition. Since then, her paintings have been showcased at festivals and galleries throughout the United States as well as internationally in London, Johannesburg, Paris, and Helsinki.

Dan Pham, Lauren Chai and Matthew Koshmrl Opening Reception

Host: Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron Rd.

Date: July 13 – September 23

The Asian American Resource Center is proud to host an exhibit reception featuring works from artists Dan Pham (The Banana’s Identity Cookbook), Lauren Chai (A Place in this World), and Matthew Koshmrl (Dokdo, Lone Island). Exhibitions on display July 13th to September 23rd. Refreshments and light snacks will be served. Free and open to the public.

Black Rainbow by Terra Goolsby

Host: Dimension Gallery, 979 Springdale

Date: August 16 – September 29

Black Rainbow is an exhibition of new sculptural works by multi media artist Terra Goolsby. Utilizing a variety of sensual materials including, porcelain, fur, and quartz, this collection of objects deconstructs accounts on idolatry and it’s association with sculpture. Abstracted figures forge an unadulterated homage to formal elements by exploring surface, tactility, and form. Slick reflective exteriors coupled with tactual interiors establish associations with attachment and materiality.

Terra Goolsby is a multi-media artist that draws upon mythologies, mysticism, science fiction, religious lore, and psychology. Her work connects old narratives and new cultural assessments of female sexuality while investigating the integration of creation and destruction, interiority and exteriority, collectivity and singularity, as well as strength and vulnerability. It’s beauty and politics delve into darker aspects of femininity that lie concealed, dormant or just beneath the surface such as the predatory and the seductive. With a focus on the uncompromising, unbridled and primordial nature of characters and settings, her work harbors an aesthetic that is both dangerous and sensual.

Terra Goolsby holds an MFA in Sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design. She has been an artist in residence at several institutions including West Dean College of Sussex University in Chichester, England, Vermont Studio Center, and I-Park Foundation in New Hampshire. Her work has been exhibited through out Texas, nationally, and internationally. She continues to work and live in Austin, Texas.

 Jill Lear + Katie Maratta Opening Reception

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

Dates: August 18 – September 29

Jill Lear first showed with Gallery Shoal Creek in 2008. Over the course of ten years, we have followed the gradual evolution of the arist’s mapping experiences in nature and the formal way in which she approachs the interpretive narratives of the magnificant trees that she shares with the viewer. Central to the artist’s thinking is the question: “How do we process the world around us?” For Lear, the investigation has always started with the particular-the place itself-identified with the longitude and latitude followed by a study of the topography, proportions, negative space and positive forms.

In creating her “horizonscapes,” Katie Maratta acknowledges an apparent contradiction. While the literal picture plane is incredibly small, the visual space it suggests is vast. The technique is understated and monochromatic, but the elements of the composition retain their weight and authority. Upon moving to Texas in the mid 1990s, Maratta was struck by the rich visual experience of West Texas. While these wide-open expanses and long lonely highways may be the stuff of clichéd country songs and western movies, they still evoke wonder for the Princeton educated artist who calls Austin home.

Carol Dawson

Host: Wally Workman Gallery, 1202 West 6th Street

Dates: September 8 – 29

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 well as botanicals as her subjects. She depicts the birds on a human-like scale. The effect not only captures their immediate beauty but lends each an inescapable presence. As iconic as birds have been throughout human cultural development–occupying an archetypal place in our psyches—they are often seen as small, distant creatures, forever flitting beyond reach. However, in Dawson’s work, they confront the viewer eye-to-eye, ensuring a new consideration. Dawson hopes that the viewer will perhaps feel as if he or she is facing an equal–a bird meeting another bird on its own ground–and remember that the conservation of this dwindling population is of primary importance to us.


Host: Paris In A Bite, 3801 N Capital of Texas Hwy, Suite D-180

Dates: September 13 – 30

Opening reception: September 13, 5:30 – 8pm

Dreamscapes is an exhibit of colorful new work in glass and light by artist Karen Woodward. Magical, neurological landcsapes and other delightfully fun works in ceramic and glass will be exhibited.

Synthetic Aesthetic Exhibition

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

Dates: September 1 – 30

Generative Art Project presents Synthetic Aesthetic, a group exhibition that runs September 1-30, 2018. The show will feature a selection of videos, digital prints, and video slideshows by artists Simon Russell, David Bennett, James Pricer, and Sean Capone.

Synthetic Aesthetic refers to the computer-driven generative process that stretches the visionary potential of its human co-creators and viewers alike with its alien sensibilities. Additionally, we’re stretching the boundaries of domestic art by offering videos that play on TVs. With their lively motion, corresponding music, and conceptual purpose, the videos develop a kind of sentience. They activate the surrounding environment and enliven near-by static art creating new interpretations with each encounter. The combination of generative imagery and video offer a new approach to making, viewing, and living with art.

Heroines + Warriors + Goddessess

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

Dates: September 1 – 30

Link & Pin Gallery presents three Austin Painters, expressing their individual impressions of the ordinary to the extraordinary historically courageous womanhood.Though difficult to choose a single example, there is a remarkable history of women rising above their circumstances to excel beyond even their own expectations. These artists bring their own unique interpretations of courage in the feminine.

HUNT SLONEM: World of Hunt Slonem

Host: Russell Collection, 1009 West 6th Street

Dates: September 8 – 30

Slonem has had over 300 one-man shows in galleries and museums internationally. His work is also in the permanent collections of 250 museums including the Guggenheim, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney, and the Miro Foundation and is part of private collections all over the world, including those of Jennifer Lopez, Sharon Stone, Brooke Shields, Kate Hudson and Julianne Moore.

Quick and Quiet

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

Dates: September 7 – October 6

Quick and Quiet is a solo exhibition featuring Galveston-based artist Ann Wood. Quick and Quiet explores domesticity, death, and attraction as a reaction to visual cues combined with a Rococo and Baroque aesthetic.

We Can See Through Time

Host: ICOSA Collective Gallery, 916 Springdale Rd. Building 2, #102

Dates: September 7 – October 6

ICOSA Collective presents We Can See Through Time, an exhibition of 3-D drawings by Matt Rebholz and Rachel Wolfson Smith. In their second collaboration, they transform rocks, plants, and urban detritus into fantastic landscapes. Found objects, construction materials and star charts are cropped, collaged and reimagined as layered red and blue drawings. Audience members will be issued a pair of 3-D glasses that act as a point of entry into these disorienting spaces. The glasses allow viewers to explore forgotten ruins and possible futures within these playful and theatrical environments. The experience reinforces a sense of individual location within time and Space. We Can See Through Time is the first two-person show at ICOSA’s new gallery space at the Canopy Complex. It reasserts the Collective’s core goals of collaboration and experimentation.


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

Dates: September 15 – October 6

With a future that feels so uncertain for many, “Dreamscapes” is a show about how our historical past and memories can shift with time and emotionality into a world unrecognizable even to ourselves. Through exploring the depths and layers of those unfamiliar landscapes, it gives hope in discovering the evanescent beauty of all things and that focusing on the present moment will only bring more infinite possibilities.

Aim Carefully: Gabe Leonard

Host: Art on 5th Gallery, 3005 S. Lamar Blvd.

Dates: September 8 – October 7

Gabe Leonard is an internationally known California-based artist, formerly an annual participant in Austin’s Pecan Street Festival. His cinematically staged paintings of sharpshooters, gangsters, gamblers, and musicians are in the collection of Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. This year’s exhibit will feature new work from his recently released “Grit” series. Original oils, hand-embellished artist proofs, and limited edition giclees on canvas will be available for collection. Don’t miss this highly anticipated exhibition from one of our most popular artists.


Host: The Gallery at Atelier 1205, 1205 East Cesar Chavez Street

Dates: September 8 – October 7

Within the Stand, Under the Habit is an exhibition focusing on trees, with works by Cade Bradshaw, Charles Heppner and Madeline Irvine. The title suggests the relationship of people to the physical form of trees. Within the Stand sets viewers in the protection of a stand of trees: a contiguous community of trees. Under the Habit places the viewer under the habit of the tree, or characteristic form in which a species of trees grows. Each artist transforms their experience with trees and forests, creating new ways of seeing the familiar. Within the Stand, Under the Habit asks us to include ourselves as part of the dialogue between the built environment, nature, and environmental change.

Upon Hearing the #News

Host: Crabtree Roth Gallery, 2830 E MLK Jr. Blvd.

Dates: September 15 – October 9

Crabtree Roth Gallery proudly presents a solo show resulting from social impact artist Chad Rea’s visceral responses to the endless flood of absurd news headlines that we can no longer ignore or escape.
Chad Rea’s social media feeds have been hijacked by politics. What used to be a source of light entertainment is now a source of anxiety and pent-up anger.
Using a putty knife instead of a brush, he dragged and scraped bold and bright colors into a frenzy without having an end goal except perhaps to purge. Then the faces started to emerge. Shocked and disturbed. Wide-eyed and mouth agape. Suspended and often self-medicated. A stark contrast to the seemingly optimistic color palette he had gravitated towards.
In 172 days, Rea had painted over 100 reactions to what he believes are visceral responses to the endless flood of absurd news headlines that we can no longer ignore or escape.
Continuing the exhibition theme and name from his solo show at GSD&M during SXSW, Rea continues to add to the ongoing series with new pieces almost as regularly as the news does.

Loved To Death | Polly Morwood and Annalise Gratovich

Host: Leona Gallery, 1700 E. 12th Street

Dates: September 7 – October 12

Loved To Death is an exhibition of collaborative works on paper created over the past year by Polly Morwood and Annalise Gratovich. Utilizing copper plate etchings and embroidery, each handmade piece was pulled from a manual printing press in the Flatbed Press printshop of East Austin and completed in each artist’s respective studio. This new body of work explores innocence and tragedy, desire and sexuality, femininity and violence, and the boundaries in-between.

Polly Morwood is an Australian artist living in Austin, Tx, where she relocated after receiving her BFA from The Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne. During her time in Texas her studio practice has distilled into what it is today- a vibrant portfolio of illustration and works on paper centered around the female body and feminine identity. The addition of hand-embroidery to her works on paper is the most recent innovation in her studio, developing from a background in fashion design and illustration. She has worked in local galleries and arts businesses, and was an integral member of the artist-run gallery and art-making space Lion’s Nest. She has clients both in the US and abroad in Australia.

Annalise Natasha Gratovich lives and works in Austin, Texas. She is the Associate Director of the fine art print publisher Flatbed Press and a member of the Board of Directors of PrintAustin. Gratovich exhibits extensively nationally and internationally, most recently in New York, NY, Denver, CO, Dawson City, Youkon, and Buggenhagen, Germany. She is a sought-after visiting artist and speaker throughout the state of Texas and was most recently a guest at New Leaf Editions in Vancouver, B.C. She has work in numerous private and public collections, the most recent acquisition going to the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.


Host: Slantspace, 5116 Heflin Ln, Austin, TX 78721

Dates: September 15 – October 13

In a truly interdisciplinary presentation, artist J. Johari Palacio (MA, Columbia College Chicago 2013) explores the boundaries and intersections of the Metropolis and fantasy slants in his only Austin show with Gravitas.  Delving into his formative background and tenets in graffiti and Hip-Hop while investigating the Afrosurrealist/Afrofuturist, sometimes abstract narrative. A live DJ/Selector set (jazz, dub, soul, noise, funk, hip-hop) will commence at certain parts of the evening in conversation with both the work and the patrons of the event.

Texas Photographic Society 31st Annual Members’ Show

Host: Artworks Gallery, 1214 West 6th Street

Dates: September 7 – October 13

Artworks is proud to host the 31st annual members exhibit for the Texas Photographic Society.  The jury for this show selected members’ best snaps of the year and awarded prizes for outstanding work.  Please join us for the opening reception as we take in this wonderful collection of Texan photography.

Edward Lane McCartney: Holding Patterns

Host: CAMIBAart Gallery, 2832 E. MLK Jr. Blvd., Suite 111

Dates: September 15 – October 13

Artist Discussion & Catalog Signing: October 6, 1 – 3pm

CAMIBAart is excited to present Edward Lane McCartney’s second solo exhibit with the gallery.  Following a 2016 adventure with a Hopi pottery collector through the Southwest, McCartney returned to his studio inspired to explore the concepts of landscape and topography.  Spanning two years and dealing with these concepts, the works in this exhibit fall into four main series: Typecast, Canyon Suite, Arabesques, Formations.

Merging Perspectives: Collaborative Art Show

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

Dates: September 8 – October 14

There’s something unsettlingly magnetic about a work crafted by two or more artists – a sense of tension and cooperation that makes the finished pieces stand apart from solo works. The release of control when working with a fellow artist opens the door to insight and enlightenment so very different from what an artist achieves on their own.

Gallery Lucid is celebrating the growing trend of collaboration within a work of art with several local and Texas-based artists creating surreal, visionary or altered-perception works. Opening reception will feature artists in attendance, refreshments and live music.

Throughout the Merging Perspectives show, Gallery Lucid is very proud to be donating 10% of all art sales to Art from the Streets, a non-profit organization whose gallery and studio provides a safe and encouraging environment in which the positive spirit of homeless and at-risk people is nurtured through artistic expression, and provides them with a source of pride and income through the sale and display of their work.

Escape Your Kind: New Paintings

Host: Yard Dog Art Gallery, 1510 S. Congress Ave.

Dates: September 8 – October 14

Harry Underwood is a self taught painter living in Nashville Tennessee. Florida born and raised, his early adulthood included short stints in New Orleans and Austin before he eventually settled in Nashville. His paintings feature nostalgic characters and a soft, muted palette that remind one of old postcards and advertising. They also feature pencil-written musings that say things like “You ought to periodically annihilate the structure of your orbit,” or “Moments stack together and build forever and ever.” The idea is to grab the viewer at a distance then pull them in to examine the details up close.

Wide Open Spaces

Host: Submerge Gallery, 513 W 6th St.

Dates: September 12 – October 14

Submerge Gallery is thrilled to present Wide Open Spaces by Gay Gaddis. The exhibition is the artist’s fourth solo show, following two successful shows in New York and a widely acclaimed show in Houston. It runs from September 12, 2018 to October 14, 2018.

The paintings included in this exhibition feature stunning Texas Hill Country landscapes inspired by Gay Gaddis’ working Texas Longhorn ranch, The Double Heart, nestled in the grasslands and canyons between the towns of Marble Falls and Burnet.

The Double Heart is Gaddis’ home, pride and open-air studio. It serves as inspiration to capture the essence of the Texas countryside and the symbolism of the Double Heart brand—enduring passion, forging new trails, safe passage and journeys motivated by love. In Gaddis’ landscapes, these themes are captured as nature’s elements collide in bursts of color and layers of brush strokes to create the feeling of big and ever-changing skies.


Host: Davis Gallery,  837 W 12th Ave.

Dates: September 15 – October 20

Artist talk: September 29, 2-4pm

Davis Gallery is pleased to announce De/Construction, a three-person exhibit featuring the work of Austin based artists Joseph Hammer, Chun Hui Pak, and Gabe Langholtz. This exhibit focuses on each artist’s unique ability to dismantle his or her subjects and re-imagine them into new, fascinating compositions.

Wet, Wild, & a Wee Bit of Whimsy

Host: Art for the People Gallery, 1711 S 1st St.

Date: June 27 – October 20

What better way to describe summer in Austin than Wet, Wild & a Wee Bit of Whimsy! Our curators injected a whole lot of “Woo-Hoo” into Art for the People’s summer 2018 exhibition. We had a massive and magnificent open call for artwork, the result of which showcases 60+ Austin artists, 35 of whom are brand new to Art for the People. We are so very grateful to the all the artists who submitted artwork.

Featured artists: Aimée Everett, Alicia Philley, Alison Pilon, Andrea Speed, Anna Mallum, Brian Imler, Bryan Macilko, Carol Aaron, Carol Hayman, Catherine Hicks, Celeste Garvey-Petsch, Chaos Woods, Chris Celusniak, Chris Landry, Christy Stallop, Connor Teseny, Courtney Cavaliere, Dane Gudde, Elizabeth Howard, Eris Gentle, Flaw’d, Gerardo Rodriguez, Hallie Rae Ward, Hilary Christensen, Hunter Saltzgiver, J Sam Frankel, Jamie Stephens, Janis Fowler, Jennifer Brazell, Jessica Timko, Juan Villegas, Julene Franki, Julia Bowman, Katie Cowden, Katie Dunkle, Kerry Hugins, Kimmothy Cole, Kristin Moore, Lacy Lichtenhan, Laura Ackerman, Laura Lee Romaine, Linda Murray, Meg Rainwater, Melanie Farris, Mike Bayer, Nathan Wood, Rachelle Penny, Rakhee Jain, Rebecca Klier, RJ Armstrong, Robert Page, Rosemarie Good, Rosemary Allen, Sarah Beth Elkins, Shawna Stroup Billet, Soledad Fernandez-Whitechurch, Stacey Miller (Kaijuju Designs), Stacy Canion, Stephanie Estrin, Stephen Fehér, Tad Daigle, Teodora Pogonat, Teresa Daugherty, Terri McGee, Theodocia Autumn Mae, Tiny Happy Clay, Ute Walker, Valerie Bentley, and Wendy Gilbert.

War Games | Robert Levers

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

Dates: September 8 – October 27

War Games features drawings, prints, and paintings by Robert L. Levers a distinguished and well-loved University of Texas art professor who died in 1992. Selected works, culled from the artist’s private collection, trace his stylistic evolution from zany cartoons of soldiers created during the Vietnam War to a dramatic and skillfully rendered series of hapless terrorists inspired by the Gulf War. The game of football, with its pomp and ceremony and violent interplay, was also fair game to Levers’ critical eye. Included in the exhibition are his madcap cast of collegiate characters —cheerleaders, referees and fans in the stands— attempting to flee The University of Texas’ burning Memorial Stadium. A master draftsman and painter who anchored his work in satire and historical antecedents, Levers skillfully employed the human figure, along with a healthy dose of humor, throughout his long and successful artistic career.

Serene Disturbance

Host: grayDUCK Gallery, 2213 E. Cesar Chavez St.

Dates: September 15 – October 28

Scattered along the shores of a growing lake, small volcanic rocks disintegrate from endless fractures. Left behind in the wake of a glacier’s now constant recession, these scarred tokens from the mountain show an array of colorful shards between their dark crevices. “Serene Disturbance,” is the exploration of one such rock. One randomly picked rock from thousands, a perfect example of a broken cycle, a remnant of a pattern now askew.

Emphasizing the trajectory of this disturbance, I made a geometric pattern of the little rock, and carefully returned it to its resting place. From this pattern, I further deconstructed the rock by separating its twelve faces. Each face, each fragment distinguished by surface, line, and color takes shape and floats away as a new sculpture marking the rock’s slow return to basic elements. From there, large-scale sculptures create glacial forms calving off the wall just on the other side of the gallery floor. On closer inspection, the cracks and crevices themselves become black outlines, drawings of what once was a solid and foregone conclusion.


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

Date: Present – October 28

Conceived as a way of engaging with artists whose practices include live time-based events, Learning in Public is a series of discrete public performances, collaborations, and community engagements taking place in the gallery from September 22 to October 28, 2017.

Past & Present

Host: Sixth Street Gallery, 2000 E 6th St.

Dates: September 8 – October 28

Past and Present showcases artist who are using old mediums to have current conversations and present mediums to continue old conversations. The works included in this exhibition range in media and depict different narratives and realities. Pulling from different histories, perspectives and concepts allows for the artist to mediate and express themselves through their practice.

Ghost House

Host: Givens District Park, 3811 E. 12th St.

Date: September 1 – November 1

As the housing crisis in Austin is one of the most pressing matters facing our city, my project seeks to gives voice to marginalized voices which play a vital role in the creative landscape of Austin at a moment when raising awareness and support is most critical. I would love to discuss the possibility of working with you to assist in these efforts. I’ve attached a short pdf of the project and links to my work.

Thomas Cook: Nocturne

Host: Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd.

Date: September 1 – November 10

“Nocturne is a journey that views the world through the lens of night. Thomas reflects on our relationship with nature and the world we have built around us. With development expanding the urban landscape and nature disappearing, we search for beauty in our surroundings. The images turn introspective, as beauty and happiness are recalled in relationships and experiences of the past. Drawing on landscapes and images of the city, Thomas’ surreal compositions look for moments of clarity as we wait for sunrise.”

Blair Gallacher: Sound & Vision

Host: Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd.

Date: September 1 – November 10

Inspired by synesthesia, Blair Gallachar’s work examines the crossover between senses and the ways in which we interpret, understand, and feel consciousness.

Viva la Vida: Celebrating 35 Years of Mexic-Arte Museum’s Día de los Muertos

Host: Mexic-Arte Museum, 419 Congress Ave.

Dates: September 14 – November 25

Mexic-Arte Museum presents Viva la Vida: Celebrating 35 Years of Mexic-Arte Museum’s Día de los MuertosOn view from September 14 through November 25, 2018, the exhibition presents the Museum’s 35-year quest to share and expand the public’s knowledge about Day of the Dead. Día de los Muertos is a holiday with a historically rich tradition that integrates pre-Columbian and Catholic customs. It is celebrated in Mexico on November 1 and 2 in connection with the Catholic All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day. It is a time to honor and greet the departed as the spirits make their journey back from Mictlan (the underworld) to be with the living each year. Día de los Muertos is a time for families and friends to gather in celebration—a time when the cycle of life and death, rather than loss and sorrow, are embraced.

Danzas Matlachines: Tesoros y Patrimonio Cultural, Las Tradiciónes Continúan

Host: Mexic-Arte Museum, 419 Congress Ave.

Dates: September 14 – November 25

Mexic-Arte Museum is pleased to present Danzas Matlachines: Tesoros y Patrimonio Cultural, Las Tradiciónes Continúan (Matlachine Dances: Treasures and Cultural Patrimony, The Traditions Continue), on view from September 14 through November 25, 2018. The exhibition examines the Matachine dance traditions from the state of Coahuila in northern Mexico and highlights the continuing cultural practice in Austin, Texas. Danzas Matlachines is organized in conjunction with the commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Austin-Saltillo Sister Cities collaborative relationship that was established in 1968.

The People’s Gallery 2018 

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

Date: February 2018 – January 2019

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.


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.

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.


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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