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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 NOVGOROD SPACESHIP

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

Date: October 18, roof opens at 6:30pm, film at 7:30pm

Erected during the final years of Soviet rule, Dostoevsky’s Drama Theatre mocked the ancient heritage of the city and challenged the tastes of its populace. The story of the building’s survival and its demise at the hands of bureaucrats shines light into dark corners of Russian reality.

A Memory of Place

Host: Artworks Gallery, 1214 West 6th Street

Dates: October 19 – December 14

Opening reception: October 19, 6 – 8pm

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.

London Rock: The Unseen Archive – Photography by Alec Byrne

Host: Modern Rocks Gallery, 916 Springdale Road

Dates: October 19 – December 31

Opening reception: October 19, 6 – 10pm

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.

Chiaroscuro: probing mystery, seeking clarity

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

Dates: October 19 – November 18

Opening reception: October 18, 7 – 10pm

Chiaroscuro: probing meaning, seeking clarity is the first opportunity for this year’s ICOSA collective to show together.  It’s a show of miscellanies: bits and pieces of new work or recent work, a quick glance at what is brewing, a preview of what’s to come.  Selected by Annette DiMeo Carlozzi, an Austin-based curator, the exhibition introduces new and ongoing members of the reformulated collective and some of the themes ICOSA’s 2018/19 calendar of collaborations will explore in their new space.

Miradas Profundas

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

Dates: October 20 – November 10

Opening reception: October 20, 6 – 9pm

Gallery Lucid welcomes you to experience the haunting, sweet, strange and brazen work of three local artists whose work begs a double-take. The subjects of Juan Carlos Amorrortu, Kalee Espitia and Juan Villegas gaze out at the onlooker, watching you as profoundly as you watch them.

The event will feature live violin performance by Lexi Cardenas Paynter, artists in attendance, coffee and treats by Fat Cats and refreshments.

Witches

Host: RECSPEC Gallery, 2832 East MLK Jr Blvd

Dates: October 13 – November 3

Opening reception: October 20, 5 – 8pm

The solitary witch of fable and folklore has long been feared, ostracized, and made a scapegoat for a patriarchal society. Now we bring together female artists to celebrate her, and the stories she comes from, in a curated show of multi-media art.

The pieces in this show speak of female magic and strength, fortune-telling, alchemy, folklore, and old wives tales. Fashions of a fairytale witch as a feminist icon. Scenes of eldritch empowerment. Reclaimed images of a crone. The archetype inside us all.

SHAWN CAMP /  My heaven and hell are the same

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

Dates: October 20 – November 18

Opening reception: October 20, 5 – 8pm

Having recently returned from an artist residency at the creative center in Stöðvarfjörður, Iceland, Shawn Camp presents new work influenced by the rugged terrain, glacial ice, and volcanic ferocity of the sub-arctic island nation. The experience took him in a new direction with a series of works on paper which reflect his ongoing interest in linear forms, geometric references, and reflective surfaces.
In response to the tumultuous interaction of landscape and sky, the paintings slow to a stand-still. At times dark and atmospheric, the imagery resonates a quiet ambiguity through reflective surfaces and delicate transitions of color. Linear forms are cut like broken panes of geometry through deep recesses of space, hinting at the changing states of matter formed by geological forces within the earth.

(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.

Serene Bacigalupi Opening Reception

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

Dates: October 27 – November 25

Opening reception: October 27, 7 – 9pm

New York artist Serene Bacigalupi will be exhibiting her whimsical “Monster Makeover” paintings in Austin for the first time! In this endearing and on-going series, vintage paintings are given new life with original characters added by Bacigalupi into the landscape with ink and paint pen. These makeovers have become well known for their narrative quality as well as for the recurring characters which appear throughout her work. In addition to paintings and limited edition prints, Bacigalupi has partnered with a creative team to bring her monsters, unicorns, and other lovable creatures to life. These 3-dimensional soft sculptures will be taking over the gallery space during this exhibit, just in time for Halloween!

Nothing Out There But Texas

Host: Wally Workman Gallery, 1202 West 6th Street

Dates: October 27 – November 17

Opening reception: October 27, 6 – 8pm

On Saturday, October 27th, the Wally Workman Gallery will open a show in their upstairs galleries with painter Gordon Fowler. Fowler has long been respected for his impressionist landscapes of Texas and Mexico. For this show, he has created a selection of plein air watercolors representing the Hill Country surrounding Austin. Fowler’s deft watercolor marks capture the wild beauty of the landscape as well as the dramatic shifts in our Texas weather.

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.

16th Annual Travis Heights Art Trail

Host: Travis Heights

Dates: November 3 – 4, 11 – 5pm

This two day interactive art, music and literary event is a collaborative effort that engages community businesses, schools, visual and performing artists and the public in an enriching cultural experience. The 15 stop tour will feature arts & crafts from 37 professional neighborhood artists and artist groups from Travis Heights Elementary, Ann Richards School, Christ Lutheran Church Congregation Quilt Group and Art From the Streets.

In it’s 16th year, this grassroots art show tour is one of longest running in Austin. Each year, this city gem showcases some of the city’s longest practicing artists as they open up their homes and studios to the public. “It’s not just about selling art. It’s a community event – showing the community how artists live. Attendees get to come into the artist’s home or backyard studio and see how and where they work,” Charlotte Bell, Director Travis Heights Art Trail. The Trail has become an area tradition, with thousands of fans walking along the beautiful and historic streets of the Travis Heights neighborhood.

The Art Trail also promotes the Travis Heights Elementary School young artists program by providing students with a place to show children’s art and raise funds for their art program. New in 2018, the trail will feature the work of talented young artists from the Ann Richards School and gives a voice to the homeless artist from Art From the Streets.

SoundSpace: BioSounds

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

Date: November 4, 2 – 4pm

The 20th occurrence of the Blanton’s acclaimed program will feature performances and original compositions focused on the theme of the human body. Inspired by corporeal sounds and processes as well as medical procedures and biological data, BioSounds will feature works that incorporate heartbeats, brainwaves, pacemakers, and a variety of biological sounds.

“This program examines how we can use sound to expand our awareness of the body,” said Steve Parker,SoundSpace Artistic Director and Austin-based musician, artist, and curator. “By translating biological processes, triggering neurological functions and memory, or communicating vast amounts of data, in this context, sound can act as a tool for empathy.”

Landfall

Host: grayDUCK gallery, 2213 E. Cesar Chavez

Dates: November 9 – December 23

Opening reception: November 9, 6 – 10pm

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.

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 www.moyamcintyre.com. 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.

Ericka Walker | Influence

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

Dates: November 10 – December 31

Opening reception: November 10, 6 – 8pm

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

Opening reception: November 10, 6 – 8pm

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.

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

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.

Gravitas

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.

ROHIT Records Pop-Up

Host: Rohitash Rao, 1701 Evergreen Ave.

Dates: October 4 – 14

ROHIT RECORDS is a record store for bands that don’t exist. It is an art show that mimics a record store – filled with album covers, concert posters and band tshirts – but everything is created by artist, Rohitash Rao. Each album is hand-made and one-of-a-kind.

ROHIT RECORDS is also a live music event. Rohitash has assembled musicians to create fake bands and they play live at the shows.

ROHIT RECORDS just released its first 12” vinyl record filled with fake one-hit wonders. “ROHIT RECORDS GREATEST HITS VOLUME 1” has all the hits by the bands you’ve never heard of – like Wolfdick, Fish N Chips and The Sackstreet Boys. You can find all this music on Spotify under “Rohit Records.”

Edward Lane McCartney: Holding Patterns

Host: CAMIBAart Gallery, 2832 East MLK Jr. Blvd.

Dates: October 6 – October 15

Join us for light bites, refreshments, and a casual discussion with the artist Edward Lane McCartney.  He will sign copies of his limited edition catalogs, which are now available and for sale at the gallery.

ERWIN MEYER EUROPEAN WORK

Host: Erwin Meyer Studio, 5930 Bold Ruler Way

Dates: October 5 – 15

German artist Erwin Meyer continues his visual exploration and obsession with color, shapes, tension, rhythm, energy and harmony in his latest work of 33 oil paintings created after his return from an extended European trip.

This third studio show is in an ultra modern house in the hills between Davenport Ranch and Rob Roy in Austin. The show features four new series. The ¨Palettes¨ series concentrates the colors of Venice, Saint-Tropez, Nice and Berlin to return you subliminally to these wonderful places each time you view them. ¨Color Stripes¨ are bright combinations that activate individually and together. The ten canvases in the ¨Details¨ series, created by only 3-6 lines within a square, provide points of tension and perspectives. The eight ¨Color¨ canvases punctuate spaces with small jewels of intriguing color.

¨Berlin Reichstag¨ abstracts the interior vortex of the landmark dome above the seat of the German Parliament. ¨Triangulation No. 4¨ is a striking composition of energy among black/white/red/grey.

De/Construction

Host: Davis Gallery,  837 W 12th Ave.

Dates: September 15 – October 20

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.

Bob Schneider: The Party’s Just Getting Started

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

Dates: September 27 – October 21

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.

Handmade

Host: Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd

Dates: September 28 – October 27

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.

Shadows

Host: Wally Workman Gallery, 1202 West 6th Street

Dates: October 6 – 27

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.

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.

Small Works

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

Dates: October 5 – 28

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

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.

THE DAY TO DAY ACCUMULATION OF HOPE, FAILURE AND ECSTASY 

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.

denial.of.service

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

Dates: October 5 – 28

Our first denial.of.service solo exhibition will feature six generative videos and twenty-one digital prints.

The sophisticated use of technology, loaded imagery, layered inquiry, and rhythmic compositions are a hallmark of the d.o.s style. Using math, myth, code, software, human psychology, and alien aesthetics the videos slice through cultural barriers and trigger the amygdala releasing a cascade of memories and emotions.

Though the delivery is direct, nothing about the work is obvious or easy. It takes weeks, sometimes months, to construct the musical, scientific, political, and cultural references that drive the overarching concepts. The abstract works defy simple explanation and must be experienced over time to fully appreciate.

Past and Present

Host: CAMIBAart Gallery, 2000 East 6th Street

Dates: September 8 – October 28

Past and Present showcases artists 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 artists to meditate and express themselves through their practice.

Join us for an afternoon of conversation with artists John Cruz, Annalise Gratovich, Dave McClinton, and Andrea Munoz Martinez! We’ll have drinks, snacks and great company.

D I V E R S I T Y : The Yuns & Rimi Yang

Host: The Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery, 1009 West 6th Street

Dates: October 6 – 31

Three artists with Eastern roots blend ancient techniques with Western influences have come together to reveal a highly curated collection of art that goes deeper than the canvas. In Jeong-Choon Yun’s case, the canvas is actually bark from Dak trees in South Korea where the couple annually returns to gather the material and put it through a 2,000-year old process of boiling, beating, cleaning, drying and ultimately creating tapestries that are organic and time honored. Rimi Yang’s artistic style also bridges the East and the West by incorporating ancient Japanese block print and 19th century portraiture as well as bold abstract color and energy.

A beautifully balanced exhibit will be on display at the Russell Collection Fine Art gallery October 6-31, 2018 with a unique opportunity to witness the paper making process on Saturday, October 6th from 11am–1 pm, followed by a completion of the art in a “Meet the Artists” reception from 6-8 pm with all three artists in attendance.

COUNTENANCE

Host: Paris in a Bite, 3801 N Capital of TX HWY, Suite D-180

Dates: October 31

Focused on the theme of expression, her series called COUNTENANCE is on display during the month of October 2018.

“This series is meant to take the viewer back to the basics of joy; the core of pleasure and the opportunity to enjoy the tactile materials used. These materials, in combination with our emotions, evoke a direct connection to what we as people experience as palpable in other words a positively expressive outcome.” – Lieve Saether

Spirit Room

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

Dates: October 4 – November 1

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.

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.

FORCES

Host: OLA Gallery, 201 E 5th St #104

Dates: October 12 – November 3

Life Lessons and Hattie Smith Lindsley are excited to announce Forces, an exhibition in which artists Scott Ferguson and Lili Jamail invite you to look at bodies—of water, of land, of people—in remarkably sublime and lonely surroundings. Ferguson and Jamail each have a unique interest in photographing spaces in nature, where the texture is a stinging focal point. Each has selected a collection of five photographs that showcase the cyclical movement between the environment and human lives, from locations ranging from Texas to Iceland and beyond.

In shots of complete stillness or caught mid-action, they capture specific moments of nature and its mimesis that demonstrate the cycle of life. Their photographs are meditations on the common kinetic energy between touched and untouched landscapes, between the wave of a hand and a sheep in a standoff with the viewer. Each work shares an element of potential, a present force.

Candace Hicks: Many Mini Murder Scenes

Host: Women & Their Work, 1710 Lavaca St.

Dates: September 29 – November 8

Candace Hick’s Many Mini Murder Scenes features a series of rooms constructed in miniature and vignettes created from cut paper. Hicks reproduces tableaux plucked from crime fiction and offers viewers the experience of playing a detective searching for clues. A guidebook and tools enables us to decode the exhibition like an investigator, but rather than solving the crime, we have the opportunity to assess the significance of the popularity of murder mysteries in American culture, including the depiction of race, gender, age and mortality itself.

Dave Lowell Opening Reception

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

Dates: October 13 – November 9

Native Austinite Dave Lowell has been making his mark on the streets of Austin and around the country for nearly a decade. Widely recognized as one of the top graffiti and mural artists in the United States, his work has been exhibited from Los Angeles to Miami and Washington D.C. Lowell’s punchy graphics are deconstructed into patterns of light and shadow, and then sprayed through layers of intricately hand-cut stencils onto canvas or found objects.

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.

Uncanny Nocturnes

Host: The Gallery at Atelier 1205, East Cesar Chavez St.

Dates: October 13 – November 11

Uncanny Nocturnes is a colorful exploration of the night, a time and a state of being that provokes peculiar creativity in its ominous mystery, the occasion for behavior shunned by the sunlight, and the challenges imposed by the cover of darkness.” The show features works by Beck Seitsinger, B. Shawn Cox, Richard Ashby, and Scott Rolfe.

Seasons of Fruition

Host: Dimension Gallery, 979 Springdale, Ste. 99

Dates: October 4 – November 11

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.

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.

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

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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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