PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS
The Texas Biennial is pleased to announce that 80 art organizations and artist collectives across the state have joined the 2013 Biennial in celebrating the excellence and diversity of contemporary art made in Texas by participating with their own independent programming.

Participation can mean any recognition of contemporary art created by artists living and working in the state. For the Texas Biennial in 2011, the first year this program was established, participating organizations scheduled special artist talks and lectures, designated works by Texas artists on display in their permanent collections, installed temporary exhibitions of work by one or more local artists, and highlighted exhibitions featuring contemporary Texas artists.

Programming by TX★13 participating organizations will be highlighted during the run of the Texas Biennial open call group survey exhibition, September 5 through November 9, 2013. Details are available below.

 
Abilene
 
The Center for Contemporary Arts
www.center-arts.com



In Through Out: by Walker "Dub" Wellborn
Main Gallery
September 12- October 26

The Center for Contemporary Arts is a non-profit organization founded in 1989 that provides enriching and educational experiences for the region's communities through the support and promotion of artists

Our Houses of History: Portraits of Rural Texas Museums
Photography Gallery
Through September 21
, 2013

Generational Recurrences: Ceramics by Z. Miles Mayfield
Emerging Artist Gallery
September 3 – September 28
, 2013

Julia Ousley Sculpture
Gallery 3
September 12 – October 26, 2013

Undecided: paintings by Katy Presswood and Carol Mitchell
Gallery 4
September 12 – October 26, 2013


Cuba: by Mark Rowley
Photography Gallery
October 4 – November 23, 2013



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Albany
 
The Old Jail Art Center
www.theoldjailartcenter.org



Anthony Sonnenberg: Time after Time after Time
September 28 – January 19, 2013

For Sonnenberg’s installation in the museum's Cell Series, he juxtaposes four new works with four selections from the OJAC’s permanent collection. Subjects ranging from the portrayal of the human figure to concepts of beauty will be investigated through this intriguing exhibition.

ANTHONY SONNENBERG, Difficult and Without Forgiveness, 2012, hand cut and shaped brass sheeting, brass pipe, vibrators, 34 x 34 x 70 inches. Image courtesy the artist.




Ac·qui·si·tions: A Selection from the Past Ten Years
September 28 – January 19, 2013

Over the past ten years the museum has accessioned 462 objects. The vast majority has been paintings, drawings, prints, and sculpture. Artists collected in those years have included Robert Rauschenberg, Vernon Fisher, Joseph Havel, Jesús Moroles, Xiaoze Xie, James Surls, Helen Altman, Eric Zimmerman, Will Henry, Kelly Fearing, Dickson Reeder, Bror Utter, Cynthia Brants, David Brownlow, Francisco Goya and many, many others. Some of the works to be included in the exhibit will be shown for the first time since being acquired.

WILL HENRY, Marfa Lights, 2011, gouache on paper, 11 x 30 inches. Museum purchase.


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Arlington
 
The Gallery at University of Texas at Arlington
www.uta.edu/gallery

Amy Blakemore and Sarah Williams
October 14 – November 16, 2013
Opening Reception Friday, October 18, 5:30 – 8pm



Artist lecture: Sarah Williams
Thursday, October 17, 2013 12:30pm


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Austin
 
Blanton Museum of Art
www.blantonmuseum.org



Artist talk: Claude van Lingen Saturday

Saturday, September 28, 1:00pm


South Africa-born, Austin-based artist Claude van Lingen talks about the history of creativity, from Greek to contemporary art, emphasizing the connections between historical movements and artistic periods. Mr. van Lingen has taught art and creativity in Johannesburg and New York, and his students' work has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale and the Smithsonian. Mr. van Lingen's own work has been exhibited at the São Paulo Biennial, major museums in South Africa, and at the Blanton Museum of Art.

CLAUDE VAN LINGEN, 1,000 Years from Now: I Am Right and You Are Wrong, 2010, graphite on paper, 2010, 71.1 cm x 42.5 cm.


 
City of Austin, The People's Gallery at City Hall
www.austintexas.gov/department/peoples-gallery



People's Gallery 2013
February 22, 2013 – January 9, 2014

Each year the Cultural Arts Division of the Economic Growth & Redevelopment Services Office presents The People's Gallery exhibition, designed to showcase regional artistic endeavors and to encourage public dialogue, understanding, and enjoyment of the visual arts. The goal of the program is to present a series of exhibitions that reflect the artistic excellence and cultural diversity of Austin, Texas and promote the City's cultural and economic initiatives. The works presented span a range of sensibilities and materials while holding to a high standard of quality in the field. The success of this prts, galleries, collectors, and museums who generously loan their pieces to the exhibition for the enjoyment of Austin residents and visitors to City Hallogram would not be possible without the Austin artis.

ALYSSA TAYLOR WENDT, The Undisclosed Gaze, Digital C-print, 2011


 
Co-Lab Projects
www.co-labprojects.org



Furniture Music: Sam Sanford
N Space | 905 Congress
July 14 September 21, 2013
On view during open hours every Wednesday 5:30-8pm and by appointment

We must bring about a music which is like furniture, a music, that is, which will be part of the noises of the environment, will take them into consideration. I think of it as a melodious, softening the noises of the knives and forks, not dominating them, not imposing itself. It would fill up those heavy silences that sometimes fall between friends dining together. It would spare them the trouble of paying attention to their own banal remarks. And at the same time it would neutralize the street noises which so indiscreetly enter into the play of conversation. To make such a noise would respond to need." - Erik Satie

The paintings in this show are made to neutralize the noise of the default, design-by-committee built environment. They are like furniture, like the ambient music of Brian Eno - they are not meant to provoke or challenge; they are meant to be used to increase peacefulness and harmony in inhabited spaces. They do not have to be looked at to be effective. Although these paintings are visually quite different from the artist's previous photo-based process-color paintings, both bodies of work employ a physical reiteration of the mechanics of industrial technical processes - in the present case, the processes of textile manufacture.





Co-lab Projects and Russell Etchen present:
Lame, Lewd, and Depressed: Lane Hagood, Mark Flood, and Jeremy DePrez
721 Congress
September 7 - October 30, 2013
On view Wednesday-Saturday, 1-7pm
Reception:
Friday, September 6, 5-10pm

Lame Lane Hagood plus lewd, crude and offensive Mike Mark Lood Peterwebb whatever-his-name-is Flood plus Depressed (and Depressing) Jeremy DePrez… trouble in threes, three tarnished coins in life’s luckless fountain of liquid shit, three rancid jumping-beans rattling around in the tossed and wilted scum-salad at the bottom of the art-dumpster, coming to an end-of-the-world Austin exhibit all too near you.

What the fuck, why the fuck, and who the fuck cares?

Lame Lane Hagood…Once he was the legendary SARS, unidentified tagger with a difference, mopping giant monster murals along the concrete embankments of the Houston Bayou, wheat pasting cutout Batman ghosts on the abandoned doors of Montrose, inscribing SARS LOVES YOU across H-town’s loveless corporate surfaces… Now fully domesticated, a purring, career-ambitious house-cat, he creates grotesque yet cartoony canvases channeling the ghost of Guston, in large, medium and museum-size formats. A student of Nietzsche, Rimbaud and Nicanor Parra, he disguises his formidable intellectual powers so well that his paintings are often mistaken for the cry-for-help doodles of a mentally defective child.

Mike/Mark Lood/Flood… no one really cares what name this dynamic sell-out is going by today. Like a carny dazzling the crowd at a stripcenter mini-amusement park, this charlatan has somehow bamboozled the NYC art world into believing in his pathetic excuses for painting and performance, the same schtick Texas audiences unanimously and wisely rejected decades ago, with much spitting on the ground. Like all good tricks, it will probably be obvious once we figure out how Flood did it. It seems to have something to do with forging an appearance of rare and valuable Artistic Integrity, using only a punk rock pedigree as tired as it was preposterous. Anyway, expect the whore’s delight lace paintings, the strident I-am -your-conscience text paintings, and maybe even some of those I-was-doing-this-before-Photoshop-made-it-easy collages… all three rings of his famous traveling circus.

Sigh… Jeremy DePrez, a depressing miscreant living in a hole dug out by his own neurosis. Recently deprived of the academic medications that might have straightened him out once and for all, he has carried on his quest for aesthetic absolutes no further than the most unassuming articles of his own existence. DePrez painstakingly renders the nuances and subtleties of the unassumed with paint, canvas and carved up stretcher bars that make sure his images have a strange, wavering edge instead of the usual rectilinear perfection. The resulting paintings are triumphant large-scale abstractions; big, bold and haunted by questions of meaning, as in “What the fuck is this supposed to mean?”, and of purpose beyond that of decorating art shows, corporate boardrooms and collector’s guesthouses. Perhaps as a result of some fine print, which they didn’t notice when they signed their contracts with Satan to give themselves upwardly mobile art careers, all three of these inexplicably successful shitheads will soon be in a show at an abandoned warehouse posing as a gallery, right here in sweet unspoiled Austin, the Houston of the hill country.





Methods Of Medico Mechanical Gymnastics Part I: Joshua Wade Smith
Project Space | 613 Allen St
By appointment September 15 – 21, 2013
Reception: Saturday, September 14, 2013, 7-11pm


Performance Artist and Sculptor Joshua Wade Smiths will create a "work out" studio in the spirit of 19th century gymnasium with 21st century DIY materials. With an emphasis on re-purposed materials and labor, Smith's gymnasium will be a site of rejuvenation and repose, where the visitor will be invited to contemplate, interact, and test their own balance. Balance, muscular and bodily tension, and flexibility will help each visitor center themselves while navigating the minimalist sculpture course.





Day-Glow: A mural by Christie Blizard
Project Space | 613 Allen St
On view in the yard through November
Reception: Saturday, September 28, 7-11pm


This project is an exploration of movement in space at particular times, represented by color-coded day-glow paint and lines of varying thickness and edge quality that also respond to changes of time. It will begin with the year, month, day, hours, and finally minutes of the time each line is started and move from the left side of the mural to the right side and from bottom to top. Once each layer is completed, a new layer will begin at the bottom until I run out of paint.





de/Rastra: Kyle E. Evans
Project Space | 613 Allen St
Reception and Performance: Saturday, September 28, 7-11pm
On view by appointment only September 29 - November 5

The cathode ray tube television has become a useless technology in this era of binary bits. It acts as the quintessential representation of the rise and fall of technology in our rapidly progressing society. As a child outgrows a toy, we have collectively abandoned the CRT, casting it aside to be scavenged for valued metals in the proverbial wastebaskets of our cities. In its modern character, seen as a combination of both archaic and nostalgic, the CRT is granted its greatest potential for experimentation and techno-resurrection. By way of building, bending and mutilating, de/Rastra shows the effects of altering the anatomical makeup of a CRT television, revealing the hidden potentials of the technology through the repurposing and restructuring of its own ability.

de/Rastra re-mediates a technology whose history is based in a one dimensional form of communication between broadcast material and receiver. The technology becomes repurposed as an expressive interface, breaking down the device's 'consumption only' nature, accenting the materiality of the technology over its general use as a transparent communication medium.

de/Rastra: Performance and Installation confronts the cultural atrophy of these devices in two parts; a realtime audio/video performance, which has been actively performed under the title de/Rastra since 2012, and a new installation in which the artist brings the performance concepts into a meditative sound and light environment.





Hedonic Map of Austin: Jennifer Chenoweth
Project Space | 613 Allen St
On view by appointment October 13 – 19, 2013
Reception: Saturday, October 12, 7-11pm

The artist will collect public input on locations in Austin where people have had meaningful experiences. On each map point, people can record references to the emotions felt in that place, as graphed in Plutchik's wheel of emotions. Jennifer Chenoweth will use this information to create a 3D map of Austin noting the highs and lows of our collective experience.




1000 Years From Now, Now, Now, Now, Now........: Claude van Lingen

(An exhibition in two parts)
N Space | 905 Congress
October 6, 2013 – January 4, 2014
Project Space | 613 Allen St
Reception: Saturday, October 26th, 7-11pm
On view by appointment only October 27 - November 2

Claude van Lingen has been exploring the concept 1000 Years From Now since 1978. This concept has been explored using dates, lists of names, figurative and non-figurative painting combined with TV sets and slivers of mirror that record and reflect the passing of time, well into the future. The paintings, drawings, and mixed media constructions consider not only the linear concepts of space and time, but the layering of the physical, conscious, and subconscious experiences we might have as individuals or as a global collective. In other words, these works encapsulate the events, emotions, and conditions that link the past, the ever changing present, and the unknown/anticipated future into an inextricable whole.




Whatever Lola: Katelena Hernandez
Project Space | 613 Allen St
Outdoor installation on view during the East Austin Studio Tour
November 16 – 17 & 23 – 24, 11-6pm

Intermittent Performances: Saturday, November 24, 7-11pm

In Whatever Lola, the iconic black satin gown worn by Rita Hayworth in Gilda extends to become a literal, spherical cage within which the performance takes place, lit by a single crystal chandelier; a clear view by the audience is only possible through minimal gaps in the "petals" of the sphere. The performer can share the performance with the audience by adjusting the petals, but it doesn't change that her serenade is a game of solitaire; she is ultimately tied to the heart of the enclosure and separated from connection with a wider world by the very object that transforms her into her temptress ideal. (Or he; other performers will be invited to participate in this work, changing the gender and ethnic dynamics of the piece as they do.) Songs will be pulled from appropriate films and classics of the cabaret genre. I find solid continuity of this piece within my larger body of work, since I explore themes of both creating and receiving comfort. For the performer, fantasy of transformation into an ideal -- and its more elaborate popular- and counter-culture variants hero-worship, karaoke, drag, and cosplay -- is a rich and vibrant form of self-comfort. In parallel, the audience's voyeurism has a pleasure, and a comfort, all its own.




Conspectus: Two Thousand Thirteen
Project Space | 613 Allen St
Reception and 2013 Catalog Release | November 24, 7-11pm
By appointment through November 30
On view during the East Austin Studio Tour. November 16 – 17 & 23 – 24, 11-6pm

Con·spec·tus noun \kən-ˈspek-təs\ 1: a usually brief survey or summary (as of an extensive subject) often providing an overall view 2: outline, synopsis A comprehensive look back at our 2013 programming year. Each artist or group of artists had the opportunity to transform our space utilizing it to express their ideas, now smaller components from each of these projects will be shown together illustrating the breadth and diversity of art we witnessed this year.

 
Julia C. Butridge Gallery at the Dougherty Arts Center
www.austintexas.gov/department/dougherty-arts-center

Arts and Recreation: A showcase of Dougherty Arts Center affiliated artists

September 3 – 28, 2013
Preview: August 31, 2013

Creative play helps us to recharge, reflect, interpret, reinvent and communicate as individuals, families, and a community. This exhibit in multiple mediums showcases the work of artists affiliated with the Dougherty Arts Center, Austin's first multi-cultural community arts center. Citizens at all levels of exposure to creative expression are inspired by the Dougherty artists to make and share art as a healthy means of personal and professional development. Find your own inspiration with Arts and Recreation.


 
MASS Gallery
www.massgallery.org



Texas' Longest Hammer Choir

August 23 – September 28, 2013
Opening reception: Friday, August 23, 2013, 7-10pm



Artist and Crew talk
Saturday, September 21, 2013, 7pm
Stump tournament: 6-10pm


MASS Gallery presents Andy Rihn's Texas' Longest Hammer Choir, a psychedelic worksong, film and denim-heavy installation experience. Conceived and directed by Texas artist Andy Rihn, this will be the fourth and final celebration of this mysterious psychedelic Texas happening. Texas' Longest Hammer Choir at MASS will fill the gallery with the 2 films, a film cart, the worksong Prelude to the All Night Dust Bowl, hundreds of pairs of deconstructed blue jeans and the hammers. Please refer to the artist's website www.oldmanjambox.com and visit the 'Texas' Longest Hammer Choir' page to see and hear more about this exciting project.

IMAGE CREDITS: Artist, Andy Rihn


Art of the Brew: event as part of the East Austin Arts initiative
Saturday, September 7, 2013 12 – 5pm
For more information, visit the EAA website, www.eastaustinarts.org




Young Sons

October 11 – November 16, 2013
Opening Friday, October 11, 7-10pm


MASS Gallery is pleased to present Young Sons, a selection of works by longtime collaborators Drew Liverman (Austin, TX) and Michael Ricioppo (Richmond, VA). The gallery will be packed with a frenetic selection of paintings culled from a particularly productive period in the artists' partnership. In their collaboration, rather than work alongside one another and impose two contrasting sensibilities, the artists trade turns at every stroke, at every idea—point and counterpoint from detail to composition. There is a visual rhyming here, a syncopation, perhaps even a punning. These visionary works are accumulative, energetic, omnivorous, and almost always organized into figurative pictures that flirt with but never want to wholly emerge from the zest of the painting process itself.

Drew Liverman & Michael Ricioppo, American Touch, 2012, Acrylic, oil and spraypaint on canvas, 96 x 72"


 
Mexic-Arte Museum
www.mexic-artemuseum.org

Serie Project XX
June 7 – September 8, 2013


Young Latino Artists 18: Con/Juntos
June 7 – September 8, 2013


Creating La Muerte: Jose Guadalupe Posada 100th Anniversary
September 21 – November 23, 2013


Community Altars
September 21 – November 23, 2013


 
Pump Project Art Complex
www.pumpproject.org

Transplanted: A group exhibition
September 7 – September 28, 2013
Wednesday and Saturday, 12-5pm


depARTmental: Austin Community College Faculty Exhibit
October 5 – November 2, 2013
Wednesday and Saturday, 12-5pm


 
The Contemporary Austin
www.thecontemporaryaustin.org
 



Furthest West: A solo exhibition by Erin Curtis

September 5 January 5, 2013

The Contemporary Austin (formerly AMOA-Arthouse) is pleased to present Furthest West, a solo exhibition by Austin-based artist Erin Curtis, on view in the Gatehouse Gallery. Curtis, known for her colorful and patterned aesthetic, will create an immersive environment within the gallery.

ERIN CURTIS, Cruise Left, 2013. Acrylic on paper. 30" x 22 ½" Courtesy of the artist.


 
Umlauf Sculpture Garden
www.umlaufsculpture.org

Priour: Lost Pieces and Early Drafts
September 12 – January 5, 2014
Opening reception: Thursday, September 12, 6-8pm

Studies and maquettes discovered in the studio of the late limestone and glass artist, Damian Priour. Many were three dimensional sketches for future commissions and are now being realized as full-sized pieces by the Priour Studio.


 
Visual Arts Center at the University of Texas at Austin
www.utvac.org

In Our/Their/Your Midst
Center Space
September 27 – October 26, 2013
Opening Reception: September 27, 2013, 6-9pm

Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 6:30pm, Exhibition Tour with In Our/Their/Your Midst Artists

Visual Arts Center Center Space Project invites exhibition artists Janaye Brown, Phil LaDeau, and Erik Swanson to discuss the work in In Our/Their/Your Midst. Enjoy ice cream treats while touring the exhibition and considering the subtleties conveyed in the artists' work.

Presented in collaboration with the Department of Art and Art History and in conjunction with the exhibition In Our/Their/Your Midst, on view September 27 – October 26" "In distilling mundane spaces, structures, and events to their essential forms, artists Janaye Brown, Phil LaDeau, and Erik Swanson capture and clarify subtle visual moments that might otherwise be overlooked. A change in light, the experience of time, and the slow decay of an object become subjects that are paradoxically familiar and foreign as their ephemeral states are captured and embodied by the artists. Each work invites viewers to slow both their pace and their gaze in order to recognize the quiet nuances of everyday life that so often go unnoticed.

Center Space is the VAC's student-run gallery showcasing the artistic and curatorial work of undergraduate and graduate students at The University of Texas at Austin.


Department of Art and Art History Faculty Exhibition: Part Three
Mezzanine and East Galleries
November 8 – December 7, 2013
Opening reception: Friday November 8, 6-8pm


Part Three is the final installment of the Department of Art and Art History's faculty exhibition that has been staged for several years in multiple parts. Highlighting their practices beyond their roles as educators in the department, the exhibition presents a broad and diverse set of works derived from past and present undertakings. Faculty in the exhibition include Troy Brauntuch, Michael Ray Charles, Amy Hauft, Gloria Lee, Jack Risley, Michael Smith, and John Yancey among others.

Department of Art and Art History Faculty Exhibition: Part Three is funded in part by the Carole and Charles Sikes Fund of the Austin Community Foundation and is presented in collaboration with the Department of Art and Art History. Coordinated by Robin Williams


Echoes of Form
Center Space
November 8 – December 7, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday November 8, 2013, 6-8pm


Layering objects, meanings, and processes, the artists Andrea de Leon, Mira Coquina Dickey, and Shalena White remind viewers of their own intricate connection to each other and their surroundings. By multiplying seemingly disparate materials with a ritualistic approach, the presented works convey an intense and rhythmic sense of harmony. Each artist builds upon these part-to-whole relationships by creating work rich with symbolic, mystic, and metaphysical qualities.

Center Space is the VAC's student-run gallery showcasing the artistic and curatorial work of undergraduate and graduate students at The University of Texas at Austin. All exhibitions and related programs are overseen by the student arts organization.


 
Women & Their Work
www.womenandtheirwork.org




Still: Leigh Merrill
October 5 - November 21, 2013
Artist Talk at Opening Reception, Saturday, October 5, 2013, 7-9pm


Leigh Merrill, Still, video still, HD looping video, 2013, (Photo courtesy of Leigh Merrill)


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Corpus Christi
 
Art Museum of South Texas
www.artmuseumofsouthtexas.org



Greg Reuter: For the Record
July 14 – September 29, 2013
Special Program: September 6, 2013, 7pm

Art Museum Galleries

Dr. Greg Reuter, professor of art at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, will present a gallery talk and demonstration of his sculpture-making processes. Free and open to public." Metal art dates almost as far back as archeologists can record. The art form plays a crucial role in understanding our history and the development of creative minds. Artist Greg Reuter, Professor of Art at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, has been working with sculpture-making processes for over 40 years. During this time he developed unique ways of capturing textures and images from nature and molding them into sculptural forms. This exhibition was organized by artist Greg Reuter and Deborah Fullerton, Curator for the Art Museum of South Texas.

GREG REUTER, Beach Ball. Bronze casted relief, 13 x 13 x 13 inches




Corpus Pluralis: TAMU-CC Art Faculty Exhibition

October 15 – December 29, 2013
Special Program: October 4, 2013, 7pm

Art Museum Auditorium

Dr. Carey Rote, art history professor at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, will present a talk and slide presentation on the Faculty Exhibition, "Corpus Pluralis." Free and open to public.

The Art Museum of South Texas is featuring Corpus Pluralis TAMU-CC Art Faculty Exhibition, October 15 – December 29, 2013, an exhibition by the full-time Art Department Faculty at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Recent works will be accompanied by a four-color publication, designed by instructor Nicholas McMillan, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design and participating artist, with an essay by Amber Scoon, Assistant Professor in Drawing and participating artist. Each artist working in diverse media bring their area of expertise to bear. Exhibiting several works of art, the exhibition allows for a collective plurality and individual perspective. This presentation is the second of a biennial art faculty exhibition presented by the Art Museum of South Texas. The full time art faculty participating this year includes Jack Gron, Chairman of the Department of Art, Greg Reuter, Louis Katz, Joe Pena, Amanda Garcia, Ryan O'Malley, Amber Scoon and Nicholas McMillan. Dr. Carey Rote will provide a lecture during the course of the exhibition.

AMBER SCOON, Untitled, 2013, wool, wood, string, 5 x 5 x 3"


 
K Space Contemporary
www.kspacecontemporary.org

LOTERIA!
November 2 – November 22, 2013

LOTERIA! is an invitational exhibition based on the popular Mexican Bingo game of the same name. Invited artists are re-designing cards from the Loteria deck, and on occasion, substituting icons of the Texas Coastal Bend. All works are the same size and will be installed in grids to create giant "tablas" or bingo sheets in the gallery. This will be a spectacular show of over 100 works of art by Texas artists. LOTERIA! opens with our annual Dia de los Muertos Festival.


 
Weil and Islander Galleries at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
www.cla.tamucc.edu/art/index.html

Chris Melia
On view in the Weil Gallery
September 5 – October 5, 2013



Texas Photographic Society Members Only Show
On view in the Islander Gallery
September 13 – October 13, 2013



Kevin Ramler: MFA Exhibition
On view in the Islander Gallery
October 10 – October 24, 2013



Alex Rubio
On view in the Islander Gallery
October 20 – November 27, 2013



Chadbourne & Mattson
On view in the Weil Gallery
October 31 – November 29, 2013



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Dallas
 
Dallas Museum of Art
www.dallasmuseumofart.org



Concentrations 56: Stephen Lapthisophon
On view at the Hoffman Galleries
October 27, 2013 – March 30, 2014
Opening Reception, October 27, 2013.

In his first U.S. museum solo show, Dallas-based artist Stephen Lapthisophon investigates how language and mark-making are linked to the formation of self-identity. His installations incorporate everyday objects such as furniture and foodstuffs as a means to break down the barriers between the work of art and daily life. The inclusion of food materials such as rosemary, saffron, or bacon fat mixed with pigments challenges ideas of permanence, skill, and process as they relate to art making. For Stephen Lapthisophon: Concentrations 56, the artist will create a series of tableaus incorporating anachronistic objects with more recent works on paper. The gallery will feature architectural elements inspired by his studio space: exposed wood beams and drywall create a visual layering of space and materials. The DMA's Concentrations series began in 1981 and presents project-based solo exhibitions by international emerging artists.


 
Nasher Sculpture Center
www.nashersculpturecenter.org



Target First Saturday
September 7, 2013, 10-12:30pm
Artist Demonstration: Michael O'Keefe, September 7, 2013, 10-12:30pm


Bring out your children's artistic talents and broaden their understanding and appreciation of the world around them. Target First Saturdays are designed especially for children in preschool to elementary school and feature a line-up of activities that encourage creative thought through a monthly "Big Idea".


Nasher XChange
October 20 – February 16, 2013

For their 10th anniversary, the Nasher Sculpture Center will present Nasher XChange, a dynamic public art exhibition consisting of 10 newly - commissioned sculptural installations by contemporary artists at sites dispersed throughout the city of Dallas. Covering a diverse range of sites and approaches to sculpture, Nasher XChange represents the first citywide, museum-organized public art exhibition in the United States. The artists invited to participate in Nasher XChange — Lara Almarcegui, Good/Bad Art Collective, Rachel Harrison, Alfredo Jaar, Liz Larner, Charles Long, Rick Lowe, Vicki Meek, Ruben Ochoa, and Ugo Rondinone — represent a range of sculptural practices in contemporary sculpture locally, nationally, and internationally.


Clay Workshop - Local Artist Demonstration

October 22



360: Artists, Critics, Curators Speaker Series
November 9, 2013

Featuring Janeil Engelstad, Vicki Meek, Frances Whitehead, Matej Vakula | The Nasher's ongoing speaker series features conversations and lectures on the ever-expanding definition of sculpture and the minds behind some of the world's most innovative artwork, architecture and design. We hope you will join us for new insights, perspectives and stimulating ideas. Seating is limited.

 


 
Richland College Galleries

www.richlandcollege.edu/artoncampus

Ex. 11
September 6 – October 4, 2013
Friday, September 6, 2013, 6-8pm


Artists include: Jesse Morgan Barnett, C.J. Davis, Randall Garrett, Vince Jones, Lucy Kirkman, Stephen Lapthisophon, Lauralee Pope, Francisco Moreno, Ludwig Schwarz
, Jeff Zilm and Sonja Lowery


Kevin Ruben Jacobs: INFORMANT
On view in the Brazos Gallery
October 11 – November 8, 2013



 
South Dallas Cultural Center
www.dallasculture.org/sdculturalcenter



Spirit Birds: New works on paper by David Connolly
July 13 – October 26, 2013

DAVID CONNOLLY, Diamond Death Runaround, 2013, mixed media on paper. Photo credit: Janice Connolly.


  
The Art Foundation & The Reading room
www.theartfoundation.net
www.thereadingroom-dallas.blogspot.com



Asteroid Belt of Trash Blocking Transmissions of Love
An installation by The Art Foundation hosted by The Reading Room
September 5 – November 2, 2013
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 14, 2013, 7-9pm


Drawing inspiration and content from Jonathan Lethem's novel Chronic City The Art Foundation will create a series of broadsides referencing the slow revelation of layered truths embodied within a city. Utilizing pop-culture, esoterica, and cinematic reference the works will be layered series of pasted graffiti style "advertisements" covering the walls of the gallery. Considering the city as a willful entity, often suppressing transparency of intent behind emotive distraction and conspiracy, the exhibit introduces far-flung fragmented ideas as the channel from which truth is revealed, though often mistaking fanciful simulacra for the real and reality for myth.


 
The McKinney Avenue Contemporary
www.the-mac.org



David Graeve: Social memory #3, Conversation with Sophie, Target MAC drawing

September 14 – October 26, 2013
Opening reception: September 14, 2013, 5:30-7:30pm


Social memory #3, Conversation with Sophie, Target MAC drawing is a site-specific work utilizing media of film, photography, sculpture and performance time-based action art to develop source material dealing with the individual, psychological, social/political state. This work reflects a humanitarian approach frequently found in Graeve's creative process blurring the lines between art and life, fact and fiction, by suggesting what we believed to constitute "reality" matters more in the human action and behavior than any social codes of conduct.

The installation will consist of a series of three video projections strung together to be projected through a composition of varying size balloons ranging from 2' to 12' in diameter. This environmental installation will question the viewer with a visceral experience that tests the phenomenology of space through complex spatial relationships and images.

David Graeve, Social memory #3, Conversation with Sophie, Target MAC drawing, Installation Concept Image, 2013


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Denton
 
East | West Galleries, Department of Visual Arts, Texas Woman's University
www.twu.edu

Borderland Collective: Wurzbach Manor & Booth 50 Photographs
September 30 – October 23, 2013
Exhibition reception: Tuesday, October 1, 2013


Borderland Collective: Wurzbach Manor - Reflecting San Antonio's diversity and growing multiculturalism, Wurzbach Manor tells the story of three families living in the Wurzbach Manor apartments in North San Antonio, Texas. This exhibition is the result of the participatory art collaboration between the Niyonkuru, Day, and Paw Moo families (displaced from their native homes of Tanzania, New Orleans, and Burma) and artist Joey Fauerso, writer Jenny Browne, educator Ryan Sprott, and photographer Jason Reed. Booth 50 – Photographs and book made during the SPE conference in 2013. The student photography group set up a booth at the annual Society for Photographic Education conference and photographed attendees to the conference. The photographs show the range of people who attended the conference and the socio/economic range from beginning students to accomplished professionals.


 
University of North Texas Art Gallery in the College of Visual Arts and Design
gallery.unt.edu

Beyond Natural
September 19 – November 2
Reception: Thursday, September 19, 5-7 pm
Artist Lecture with Beverly Penn | September 19, 4-5 pm Art Building Room 219

The eight artists in Beyond Natural communicate obsession with nature and the environment. These contemporary artists from around the nation delve into and deconstruct nature, landscape, and botanical forms in all of their chaos, growth, human cultivation, decorative aspects, and fantastic artificiality. Through their artworks, these artists explore the constantly changing role of human to nature as well as our immeasurable and focused impact on the landscape and the environment. This exhibition is made possible by the UNT Fine Arts Series, College of Visual Arts and Design, CVAD Visiting Artist and Scholar Series, and by grants from the Texas Commission on the Arts and Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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El Paso
 
El Paso Museum of Art
www.elpasoartmuseum.org



Contemporary Texas Prints

March 31 – September 15, 2013
Gateway Gallery

DAVID BATES, Full Moon, 1992, mixed media & woodcut, 45 1/4 x 38 1/4 inches. Purchase with funds of anonymous donors 2005




An Expansive Regard: Selections from the Collection of Juan Sandoval

September 22 – February 16 , 2013
Thursday October 10, 2013, 5-8pm

Artist Open House with Juan Sandoval for the public and museum members.


FRANCISCO DELGADO, Carnales ("Buddies") gouache on paper. Collection of Juan Sandoval


 
Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts
www.academics.utep.edu/Default.aspx?alias=academics.utep.edu/visualarts

State of the Arts: El Paso/Marfa/Juárez
Panel discussions with artists and arts professionals in the Rubin Center Auditorium
September 4, 2013 6pm : El Paso
September 11, 2013 6pm : Marfa
September 18, 2013 6pm : Juarez

The Rubin Center invites you to join us throughout the month of September as we take a closer look at the arts scene in our region. Three different panels of artists and arts professionals – from El Paso, Marfa and Juárez—will present a recent history of contemporary art in their respective cities, highlighting innovative practices and emerging opportunities for contemporary artists and their collaborators. These informal conversations are a unique opportunity to take a look at how contemporary artists are living and working in these three very different contexts. Each talk will be followed by a social event at a nearby venue to give participants a chance to make contacts and share ideas.



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Fort Worth


 
The Carillon Gallery at Tarrant County College South Campus
www.tccd.edu




Brent Kollock 'The Genesis of Melancholy
October 10 – November 7, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 10, 2013, 6-8pm
Artist Lecture: Thursday, October 10, 7pm

My pictures are an attempt to come to terms with the world around me. I often feel as if I am living in a world dreamed up and written by a satirist or a sadist. These pictures are my grasping at straws to either understand where I am and how I got here or to staving off complete despair and disbelief of the world round me. In them, I hope that others find the same mirage of understanding and its dissolving in the face of a harder, closer look. Melancholy may be the product of time destroying itself inside each of our hearts and minds, these are simply my reactions to the reality that indeed we are all made of time, and we cannot escape its dominion. www.brentkollockart.com

BRENT KOLLOCK, The Prow of Progress, 2012, mixed media on panel, 36x48 inches.


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Galveston
 
Galveston Arts Center
www.contemporaryartgalveston.org

Lawrence Lee: Recent Drawings
August 24 – September 29, 2013
Fantasy works with text about the quest for love in this Dallas based African-American artist's life.


Michael Bise: Large Scale Drawings
August 24 – September 29, 2013
Autobiographical drawings by Bise from Houston.


David Politzer: When You're Out There
October 5 – November 24, 2013
Color photographs taken near parks and monuments by this Houston artist.


Emily Peacock: You, Me and Diane
October 5 – November 24, 2013
Black and white photographic self-portraits replicating images produced by Diane Arbus in the 1960's by this Houston based artist.


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Houston
 
Art Car Museum
www.artcarmuseum.com



in-DEPTH: Texas Sculpture Group
September 7 – November 15, 2013
Opening Reception: September, 7, 7-10pm

Selected member exhibition from the Texas Sculpture Group.
www.texassculpturegroup.org


 
Art League Houston

www.artleaguehouston.org



2013 Texas Artist of the Year Exhibition: Rachel Hecker
2013 Lifetime Achievement Award Exhibition: Kermit Oliver

September 27 – November 15, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, September 27
, 2013

Art League Houston Annual Gala honoring Rachel Hecker, Leigh & Reggie Smith and Kermit Oliver October 18, 2013 at Hotel ZaZa, Houston TX Art League Houston (ALH) proudly announces the selections of Rachel Hecker as the 2013 Texas Artist of the Year and Leigh and Reggie Smith as Texas Patrons of the Year. In 2013 ALH will be celebrating its 65th Anniversary as an arts organization and the 30th Anniversary of its Texas Artist of the Year Award. In recognition of this occasion, ALH will award artist Kermit Oliver with a Lifetime Achievement Award in the Visual Arts for his outstanding contribution to the world of visual art in Texas and beyond. Annually, Art League Houston honors those whose work or patronage has had a significant and positive impact on contemporary visual art in Texas. For more information: www.artleaguehouston.org/tay.html


 
Aurora Picture Show
www.aurorapictureshow.org




Open Screen: Stop & Go 3-D

September 13, 2013, 7:30pm
Curator and Filmmaker Sarah Klein in Attendance September 13, 7:30pm

Aurora Members Free, Non-members $10

Stop & Go 3D features a new series of stop-motion animations by 27 contemporary visual artists and filmmakers from around the world. The program dramatically plays with our visual senses through the artist's use of strobing effects, afterimages, anaglyphic experiments, optical elements and three-dimensional spoofs. The animations in this program were chosen from a world-wide open call for submissions and by invitation. Four of the animations in the program require the audience to wear red/cyan-colored glasses to fully engage with the work. Filmmakers include Jeanne Stern, Sarah Klein, Santiago Caicedo de Roux, among others.
Sarah Klein is a San Francisco Bay Area artist, curator and educator. Her art practice includes live action and stop-motion animation. She has screened her work widely including General Public in Berlin, The Glasshouse in Tel Aviv, Institute of Contemporary Art in San Jose and the Mill Valley Film Festival. In 2008 she began the touring curatorial project Stop & Go that features stop-motion works by visual artists and filmmakers. Currently she is looking for work for the fourth installment of the show called Stop & Go: Made From Scratch. More information about Klein's work and projects can be found at www.sarahklein.com and www.stopandgoshow.com

SARAH KLEIN & DAVID KWA, Spektralanalyse


 
Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston
www.blafferartmuseum.org

Window into Houston: Jim Nolan shifting SCALE
July 31 – November 6, 2013
Opening Reception: Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 8-10pm
Artist's Talk: 8.30pm

Free street parking after 6 pm; paid parking available in lot across the street

Jim Nolan is known for creating seemingly off-handed sculptures and installations made of quotidian materials and objects procured at Home Depot or the 99 Cent Store that marry a formalist impulse with an overt love for material kitsch and a punk rock spirit.

In shifting SCALE, Nolan responds to the fact that the exhibition, while physically housed in a private residence, takes place in the public realm, with the work being visible only from the street by passersby both on foot and in cars. Riffing on the concept and role of public art, Nolan creates a shifting tableau of sculptures that, from one window to the next, morph in scale from table-top to life-size. Model railroad figures create the illusion of a fantastical sculpture park in miniature on one side, which is immediately subverted by the addition of actual size discarded clothing, beer bottles and plastic flowers on the other. While alluding to the sort of uninvited collaboration that often inserts itself into public settings, these elements add to the confusion around scale and setting that lies at the heart of shifting SCALE.

Jim Nolan has a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA and a MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA. He is the recipient of a 2002 Aljira Emerge Spring Fellowship, Newark, NJ, and a 2003 Webspace Artist of the Month recipient from Artists Space, NY. Recent solo exhibitions and collaborations include Low Impact (Resistance to Flow / ThisIsBobDylanToMe) Subject to Change, a collaborative project with Linda Post at Lawndale Art Center, Houston, 2012; Today Is Tomorrow, Art Palace Gallery, Houston, 2011; (v)=Variable Project, Houston, a site specific project w/ Mick Johnson, 2010; A Powerful Hankering, artMoving, Brooklyn, NY, 2005; JIM NOLAN WORKS, NoName Exhibitions at the Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN, 2002. He lives in Houston. Window into Houston is made possible with generous support from Jim Petersen, Jr.

Launched in 2011, Window into Houston is a series of site-specific exhibitions commissioned by Blaffer Art Museum. Housed in the storefront windows of a historic building turned private residence, Window into Houston takes contemporary art to the street. This highly public setting provides artists a unique platform for the creation of new work in response to the site and offers passersby fresh perspectives on contemporary art made in and for Houston. For more information about exhibitions and programs, please visit www.blafferartmuseum.org.



 
BOX 13 ArtSpace
www.box13artspace.com



WordPlay
September 7 – October 19, 2013
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 7th, 7:00-9:30pm
Curated by Sapphire Willliams. Artists include: Logan Sebastian Beck, Harry Dearing III, Sebastian Forray, Jorge Galvan, Geneva Gordon, Matthew Gorgol, Jordan Johnson, Lillie Monstrum, Darcy Rosenberger

JORGE GALVAN, This Land Was Made, 2011, mixed media, dimensions variable

...mistress
Regina Agu
September 7 – October 19, 2013
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 7th, 7:00-9:30pm

The New Black
Angela Malchionno
September 7 – October 19, 2013
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 7th, 7:00-9:30pm

Boxtober Fest
October 19, 2013
Boxtoberfest float parade through the East End, 2-5pm


 
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
www.camh.org

Outside the Lines
On view in the Brown Foundation Gallery
October 31, 2013 – March 23, 2014
Opening Reception Thursday, October 31, 6:00

October 11, 7pm, join us for a special performance by acclaimed composer William Basinski and artist James Elaine. Basinski will performing a sound score accompanied by live projections by Elaine in the Brown Foundation Gallery.

Outside the Lines, with curatorial contributions by Bill Arning, Valerie Cassel Oliver, and Dean Daderko, kicks off CAMH's 65th anniversary season with a nod to the Museum’s past and an eye to what's next. Inspired by the popular CAMH exhibition Abstract Painting, Once Removed (organized by Dana Friis-Hansen, 1998), and the curatorial experimentation of Changing Perspectives (1995), Outside the Lines delivers an evolving series of exhibitions that consider the present and future of abstract painting.


 
DiverseWorks
www.diverseworks.org

The Eleventh Hour
September 7 – October 16, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, September 6, 7-9pm

Talks, performances, and other arts events, every Wednesday through the run of the exhibition, 6-8pm
In an effort to uncover various narratives, artistic queries, and genealogies of the complex history of DiverseWorks and its origins as an artist-run space, The Eleventh Hour presents a series of past performance projects that continue to resonate through their adventurous contemporary ideas. These archival pieces will be presented along with previously un-exhibited works by established Houston-based artists who have contributed to the tone of DiverseWorks' programs over the course of its 30+ year history. The Eleventh Hour takes its title from Rachel Hecker's 1992 painting, Eleventh Hour, created in response to a series of censorship and abortion issues that were an important part of the political and social fabric of the nineties. Eleventh Hour has since been destroyed, with all that remains the representational image.

RACHEL HECKER, Eleventh Hour, 1992, acrylic on wood, 120 x 80 inches, Courtesy the artist


 
FotoFest
www.fotofest.org
www.hcponline.org



Moving/Still: Recent Photographic Work by Texas Artists

September 20 – November 3, 2013
Opening Receptions: Friday, September 20, 2013, 6-8pm at Fotofest
Saturday, September 21, 2013, 6-8pm at Houston Center for Photography

Featured Artists: Armando Alvarez (Edinburg, TX), Miguel Amat (Houston, TX), Keliy Anderson-Staley (Houston, TX), Megan Badger (Houston, TX), Jessie Morgan Barnett (Dallas, TX), Susi Brister (Austin, TX), Elizabeth Chiles (Austin, TX), Hector Hernandez (Austin, TX), Paho Mann (Dallas, TX), Linarejos Moreno (Houston, TX), Barry Stone (Austin, TX), Jeremy Underwood (Houston, TX)
Co-presented by FotoFest and HCP.
Curated by Kerry Inman (Inman Gallery, Houston, TX).

 
Glassell School of Art, The CORE Program at the Museum of Fine Arts
www.mfah.org/fellowships/core-program

Why a Texas Biennial?
A public panel
Saturday, September 7, 2013, 4pm

The Glassell Studio School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston will host "Why a Texas Biennial?", a public panel moderated by Glassell Studio School Associate Director Mary Leclere, with speakers David Pagel, Dario Robleto, Virginia Rutledge, Michelle White, and Clint Willour.

 
Houston Art Alliance's Alliance Gallery
www.houstonartsalliance.com/gallery

Constructing the Praxis of Interactivity
Thursday, August 29 – Friday, September 27
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 29, 6 - 8 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Wed - Fri, 3:30 - 5 p.m. and by appointment at 713.581.6120

Alliance Gallery presents Felipe Lopez’s first solo exhibition, featuring monoprinted sculptures, paintings, and installation work—all operating in the realms of nature, neuroscience and notation. Studies of synesthesia, the “Mozart Effect,” synapses, and thermochromism weave in between the works, which beckon viewers to interact/react with the pieces as they share the threads of interactivity. The use of 3D glasses and the artist's multiple perspective theory add to the interactive quality of the exhibition.

Presented by Houston Arts Allliance. Visit www.houstonartsalliance.com for more information.


 
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
www.crafthouston.org



The Maker's Archive
October 4 – January 19, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, October 4, 5:30-8pm
Artist Talk: 5:30pm

Featured in the Artist Hall at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC), ceramist and former Midwestern State University (Wichita Falls, TX) instructor, Tybre Newcomer, will introduce a new body of work, entitled The Maker's Archive. Along the alcove spaces and walls, Newcomer's series pays homage to craftsmen and their tools. Stemming from interviews with various craftspeople, this body of work communicates the traditions and rituals ingrained in the professional practice of each individual. Reverentially, this exhibition will call visitors to reflect on the sacred relationship between tool and maker.

TYBRE NEWCOMER, Reverence, 2013, ceramic, gold leaf, vintage Stanley #9 ½ block plane. Photo by John H. Clarke.


 
Houston Center for Photography
www.fotofest.org
www.hcponline.org



Moving/Still: Recent Photographic Work by Texas Artists

September 20 – November 3, 2013
Opening Receptions: Friday, September 20, 2013, 6-8pm at FotoFest
Saturday, September 21, 2013, 6-8pm at Houston Center for Photography

Featured Artists: Armando Alvarez (Edinburg, TX), Miguel Amat (Houston, TX), Keliy Anderson-Staley (Houston, TX), Megan Badger (Houston, TX), Jessie Morgan Barnett (Dallas, TX), Susi Brister (Austin, TX), Elizabeth Chiles (Austin, TX), Hector Hernandez (Austin, TX), Paho Mann (Dallas, TX), Linarejos Moreno (Houston, TX), Barry Stone (Austin, TX), Jeremy Underwood (Houston, TX)

Co-presented by FotoFest and HCP.

Curated by Kerry Inman (Inman Gallery, Houston, TX).

BARRY STONE, 2012, Best General View, Wonder World, San Marcos, TX, 2012. From the series Many Worlds if Any. Courtesy of the artist


 
Houston Community College Central Art Gallery
www.central.hccs.edu



Eduardo Portillo: New Work
August 30 – September 28, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 5, 2013, 5-7:30pm

Eduardo Portillo challenges preconceived notions of painting and sculpture by allowing both forms to play a pivotal role in each new work. Providing unity to the works is his interest in analyzing systems of identity that are composed by groupings of abstract and organic shapes. His work takes him back to when he first experienced the circus, memories that became unforgettable and consequential in his mind.

EDUARDO PORTILLO, Untitled, 2013, mixed media on shaped canvas, dimensions variable





Melanie Millar: New Work

August 30 – September 28, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 5, 2013, 5-7:30pm

Melanie Millar's long term fascination with ornamental motifs and decorative form has more recently turned toward historic textiles as the source for inspiration. The implicit grid behind the work echoes the warp and weft that are the basic structure of textile manufacture. Pattern and color are explored on and in the grid of the structure. These unapologetically decorative paintings are built up in layers of transparent and semi-transparent glazes, giving the work a visual depth that contradicts the two-dimensional nature of textile and elevates the work beyond surface decoration.

MELANIE MILLAR, Silk Road 2, 2013, acrylic and oil on paper, 44 x 30 inches


 
Museum of Printing History
www.printingmuseum.org

Freeing the World in Small Spaces
September 19 – December 21, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 19, 2013
An exhibition of work by Women in the Visual and Literary Arts.


Messengers of the Posada Influence
October 17, 2013 – February 8, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 17, 2013, featuring spoken word performance by the Amazing Hancock Brothers.


 
Orange Show Center for Visionary Art

www.orangeshow.org



The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, featuring a live original score by Two Star Symphony Saturday
October 19, 2013 - 7pm
Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door.
Tickets can be purchased at www.orangeshow.org/events/140/

Houston's acclaimed string ensemble, Two Star Symphony, will perform their own original score to the classic german expressionist film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. The group has performed it at the Orange Show once before, as well as at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston and Diverseworks - each time with rave reviews. The group will perform on the main stage while the film is shown behind them, allowing you to experience the magic of the movie, the score, and the Orange Show Monument all at once. It's an unforgettable experience that you will not want to miss! DJ Esteph will spin spooky tunes to set the mood. Food trucks will be on site. Sponsored by Saint Arnold Brewery.
About the Cabinet of Dr. Caligari: In one of the most influential films of the silent era, Werner Krauss plays Caligari, a sinister hypnotist who travels the carnival circuit displaying a somnambulist named Cesare (Conrad Veidt). In one tiny German town, a series of murders coincides with Caligari's visit. When the best friend of hero Francis (Friedrich Feher) is killed, the deed seems to be the outgrowth of a romantic rivalry over the hand of the lovely Jane (Li Dagover). Francis suspects Caligari, but he is ignored by the police. Investigation on his own, Francis seemingly discovers that Caligari has been ordering the somnambulist to commit the murders, but the story eventually takes a more surprising direction. Caligari's Expressionist style ultimately led to the dark shadows and sharp angles of the film noir urban crime dramas of the 1940s, many of which were directed by such German emigres as Billy Wilder and Robert Siodmak.



 
Project Row Houses
www.projectrowhouses.org

Summer Studios 2013

August 17 – September 15, 2013


Round 39

October 5, 2013 – March 2, 2014


 
The Menil Collection
www.menil.org

Permanently on view.
Highlights from the permanent collection, including Texas artists.


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Longview
 
Longview Museum of Fine Arts

www.lmfa.org

Tejano: Contemporary Latin American Artists of Texas
September 14 – October 26, 2013


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Lubbock
 
Charles Adams Studio Project

www.center-arts.com
www.facebook.com/centerforarts



Recompense: New Works by Ryder Richards

September 6 – September 27, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, September 6, 2013

Charles Adams Studio Project in the 5&J Gallery presents Recompense, a solo exhibition of works created during Ryder Richards’ time at the Roswell Artist­in-Residence Program. Drawing from historical paintings and sculptures the work offers abstracted representations of aggression and victimization.

RYDER RICHARDS, Commensurate 2013 graphite, acrylic, wood 70"x48"x24



 
Land Arts of the American West, College of Architecture, Texas Tech University

www.landarts.org

2013 Texas Biennial Field Reports

Late August through late October, 2013

Land Arts of the American West at Texas Tech participants will be submitting special field reports for the 2013 Texas Biennial that can be found online at: http://landarts.org/category/exhibitions/2013-texas-biennial/
 


 
Landmark Arts, Texas Tech School of Art, Texas Tech University

www.landmarkarts.org



New West Texas Sky Project
Folio Gallery – School of Art Building
August 26 – September 22, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, September 6, 2013, 5-7pm

The New West Texas Sky Project, organized by Zach Nader, is an investigation into collective image making, image ownership, and distribution. The archive of the New West Texas Sky Project (www.thenewskyproject.com), presents the 642 uploaded images collected Septermber 29, 2012 in West Texas (defined as on or west of 99° W Longitude, roughly Abilene, TX, and within the Texas border).


2013 Annual MFA Candidate Group Show

Studio Gallery – School of Art Building
August 30 – September 29, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, September 6, 2013, 5-7pm

This annual exhibition staged at the beginning of the academic year presents the current creative research of thirty Studio Art MFA candidate in the School of Art. Works presenting various subjects and addressing various contents are made in various media including ceramics, painting, photography, video, printmaking, sculpture, and metals.




2013 Annual Art Faculty Exhibition

Landmark Gallery – School of Art Building
September 6 – October 13, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, September 6, 2013, 5-7pm

This annual exhibition presents recent creative research by faculty members in the School of Art. New work by faculty in Studio Art, Visual Studies, and Communication Design are included in the exhibition.

Installation view of Texas Tech School of Art Annual Art Faculty Exhibition.


 
Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts (LHUCA)
www.lhuca.org



THE JOHNSONS – NEW WORK: James W. Johnson and Erika Pochybova Johnson paintings
On view at the Christine DeVitt Exhibition Hall
Opening Reception: September 6, 2013 6-9pm

“The Johnsons” are a married couple who live in Lubbock and work as full-time studio artists. Acrylic and oil painting are their primary media. James and Erika mostly focus on their individual artworks but also paint some collaborative pieces together. Erika is a self-taught artist who has developed a very unique style of painting that uses elaborate combinations of brightly colored dots, shape and lines. Her imagery varies widely and includes many animals, flowers, landscapes and abstraction.

In 2012, Erika Pochybova Johnson was chosen to paint to 2 large, public art commissions for the University Medical Center in Lubbock, TX (the new East Tower Building). Erika's paintings have been included in over 35 exhibitions nationally and she received a Silver Merit Award in a New York City based national competition. Erika also won a 2nd place Award in the “Texas National” competition that was juried by nationally-recognized artist Mel Chin and a 2nd place Award in the Houston-based “Texas Art 2009” juried by Shelly Langdale, Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings in Philadelphia Museum of Art. In 2010, Erika was a selected finalist for the "Hunting Art Prize" in Houston, won 3rd place in International Landscape Competition, and was selected for a national juried exhibition "System Failure", curated by Sarah Tanguy; an independent curator, arts writer & critic, and a curator for the Art in Embassies Program in Washington, DC. In 2011, Erika's work was featured in the “Artist Portfolio Magazine”. Her artwork has also been featured in the Slovakian national publication, New Time Sunday, in 3 issues of the national publication Creative Quarterly, and in the 2010 Winter issue of ARTNEWS Magazine.

James W Johnson holds a BA degree from The State University of New York at Oswego and an MFA from Texas Tech University. While being primarily a painter, James has produced a large and complex body of work which includes over 2000 unique pieces in a wide variety of mediums such painting, drawing, sculpture, etching, digital, mixed media, video, and furniture. James has participated in over 170 exhibitions worldwide and has over 700 pieces included in more than 200 public and private collections on five continents. In 1998, James was featured on the cover of the national publication “New American Paintings”. His latest paintings make use of a variety of techniques and imagery. The subject matter of his new pieces include animals, food, abstractions, skyscapes, and combinations of the above.

One aspect that the Johnsons' new paintings have in common is that they both are trying to make paintings that are positive and visually pleasing. The Johnsons exhibit regularly at the Charles Adams Gallery in Lubbock and at commercial galleries in Houston, Santa Fe and Tulsa.

JAMES W. JOHNSON: Big Red Rooster, Oil & crylic on canvas 2012, 51" x 39"




Maisie Marie Alford: Obscured Portraiture

November 1 – December 21, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, November 1, 2013

This exhibit will consist of woven and sliced photograph collages, installation, and small found object assemblages. The Lubbock based artist alters found photography and objects to create uncanny juxtapositions of expression and anatomy.


Fun with Collage
Classes will meet November 4, 11, and 18, 2013.

Maisie will instruct a collage course that will meet weekly during the duration of the exhibition on the LHUCA campus. This course will focus on collage techniques in contemporary art, progressively making one artwork per week. "Fun with Collage" is designed to build expertise in contemporary collage making through experimentation.

MAISIE MARIE ALFORD, Cookie Cutter, 2013, altered photographs. 6 x 4 inches


 
Farm 2 Markets Arts at the LHUCA Studio Projects
www.lhuca.org



NEWFANGLED NOTIONS #54: New Work by Jeff F. Wheeler

Reception: Friday, September 6, 2013, 6-9 pm

Newfangled Notions #54 was culled from over 300 paintings, collages, drawings and objects created since the beginning of 2012. While some of this work bears the unmistakable Wheeler stamp, much of it will surprise even those who are familiar with Jeff’s oeuvre. Most recognizable are the often large-scale painting/collages. These utilize his trademark fractured West Texas landscapes littered with disturbing and hilarious collusions/collisions between Norman Rockwell-era banalia, truck-stop Chinese restaurants, big-bootied women in hot tubs, historical and art historical figures, and clarifying and complicating text—all towards narratives that refuse easy interpretation. But here, too, are several dozen restrained, in fact minimalistic, collages constructed from the detritus of his studio practice in one 24-hour period during a Taos residency last summer. These mix with innovative compositions and configurations in two and three-dimensions, art historical mash-ups, color field paintings that don’t mind being called landscapes, bi-gendered bobble-headed football players and brides, and automatist designs. Running through these disparate strands of Jeff’s practice are themes of identity, place, and religion and an approach that is at once celebratory and critical.

JEFF F. WHEELER, Somewhere Near Happy, Texas, 2013, oil/charcoal on board, 20 x 24 inches


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Marshall
 
Michelson Museum of Art
www.michelsonmuseum.org



Texas Biennial: Selections of the Work of Don Brown and Max Cole
October 8 – December 20, 2013

Joseph Stella said: "Don Brown belongs to none of the schools of painting, is limited by none of their theories and, with enthusiasm, zeal and exactitude, rendering things as he sees them in a magnificent pictorial form. Free from any academic taint, he does not copy nature coldly, does not set up a camera and press a shutter, but paints with warmth of feeling for color and with an original, unfettered brush." Max Cole began his career painting box cars for the T&P railroad, moved on to painting murals for the dining cars and eventually became well-known for scenes of Caddo Lake, western landscapes, and historical events of the Southwest.

DON BROWN, Near the Cypress Trees, watercolor on paper


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McAllen
 
International Museum of Art & Science
www.imasonline.org

Arte de la Frontera II
September 26, 2013 – January 12, 2014
Panel discussion #1 Sept. 26, 2013
Panel discussion #2 Nov. 7, 2013
Panel discussion #3 Jan. 9, 2014

Multiple panel discussions will be held during the exhibition. The current and previous participating artists, along with the museum staff, will be invited to discuss such issues as commonality of themes in each other’s works and the effect of art on the region, education, information and creativity. Others invited to participate in these panel discussions will include the directors of educational institutions and the media.


 
South Texas College Visual Arts Program Gallery
www.southtexascollege.edu



Nepantla: Art from the Four Corners of the Valley - El Corralon, Las Garritas, Muros, y Puentes (The Camp, Checkpoints, Walls, and Bridges)

August 26 – October 3, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 19, 2013, 6-8pm
Art Talks, Workshops, Studio Visits: September 16 20, 2013

Celeste de Luna’s works examine several related themes: the migrant/border experience of women, children, and families throughout generations in the context of the larger American experience. A migrant can be defined as a person who physically moves from one country to another. As a child of migrants, she sees herself as a migrant moving back and forth through multiple conceptual worlds. Her work is a search for an accounting with the many languages, traditions, medicine, and spiritualties experienced in the ‘migrant state’. Elements of spirituality are evident as she re-purposes religious iconography: halos on Saints nobody has ever heard of, forms which emanate mysterious rays of light, sacred hearts, and seers. Often these elements are juxtaposed with political issues which can result in a reluctant sainted mother, a crucified migrant child, or a lovers-as-opponents holy card.


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Midland
 
Museum of the Southwest

www.museumsw.org

Claudia Zapata: The Chicano Art Landscape
Artist Lecture: Business of Art Sunday, October 13, 2013, 2:30pm

Why is the diversification of individuals in the creative field necessary and vital to understanding the ever-changing contemporary art landscape? Claudia Zapata does not have all the answers, but she is game for answering some questions and telling her experiences thus far as an entrepreneur, curator, editor, and visual artist. Claudia Zapata is the Curator of Exhibitions and Programs at the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, Texas. She received her B.A. and M.A. from the University of Texas in Art History, specializing in Pre -Columbian and U.S. Latino/Chicano art. She has curated over a dozen exhibitions as Curator of the Mexic-Arte Museum in addition to other Texas arts institutions including the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, Mexican American Cultural Center, Benson Latin American Library, and the Orun Cultural Center. Zapata recently received the Mexican American Cultural Center Award of Excellence, Service in the Latino Cultural Arts, and her recent projects include the co-founding of ChingoZine, a Latino art zine and the Puro Chingon Collection, a Latino art collective.



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San Angelo
 
San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts
www.samfa.org

Para La Familia: Paintings by Ricardo Hernandez and Fidencio Duran
September 19 -November 10
Artist Talk: Friday, September 20


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San Antonio
 
Artpace
www.artpace.org

Julia Barbosa Landois
September 12 – December 29, 2013

Inspired by the toil and tunneling of the generations of ants on display in an ant farm, artist Julia Barbosa Landois presents an installation in Artpace’s Main Avenue storefront windows referencing the paths of one’s ancestors migrating upward through history and geography. Accompanying the installation will be a live performance at the exhibition opening on September 12, featuring dialogue about a transcendent experience in ant farming, accompanied by musician Erik Sanden on guitar.
Julia Barbosa Landois is a San Antonio-based installation, performance, and video artist. She received her MFA from Sculpture/New Media from the University of Pennsylvania in 2007, and a BFA from the University of Texas San Antonio in 2003. Her work has been shown internationally and has been included in such recent exhibitions as The more you honor Me, the more I bless you, Box 13, Houston (2012); Culo de Oro/The Golden Ass, Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, San Antonio (2011); New Media, Sex, and Culture in the 21st Century, Detroit Museum of Art (2010); Julia Barbosa Landois/Shingo Yoshida, Galleri Babel, Trondheim, Norway (2009); and Points of Departure: Inner and Outer Journeys of Contemporary Art, Fox Gallery, Philadelphia, (2007).


 
McNay Art Museum
www.mcnayart.org



Catherine Lee: Alice

Opening August 2013 (ongoing)

The second in a series of long-term wall works presented in the McNay’s AT&T Lobby, Catherine Lee’s Alice (2009–2010) is an expansive installation consisting of 105 red glazed raku ceramic elements and named for the artist’s mother. The ensemble, recalling archaic forms, symbolizes five generations of Lee’s family. While the repeated pattern gives the work a sense of uniformity, each individual unit is unique, further emphasizing the artist’s recollection of familial personalities.

Born in Pampa, Texas, in 1950, Catherine Lee spent over thirty years in New York before returning to the Texas Hill Country. Her abstract sculptures include elements of painting and installation art, and are comprised of materials including metal, clay, concrete, and fiberglass. She currently lives and works outside of Wimberley, Texas.

CATHERINE LEE, Alice (detail), 2009–2010. Glazed raku ceramic, stainless steel wire, 105 unites. Courtesy of the artist.


 
Neidorff Art Gallery at Trinity University
web.trinity.edu



Something Lost

September 12 – October 12, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 12, 5-7pm

The work of the nine artists included in this exhibition explores the notions of loss and longing and elicits an awareness of our incompleteness and shared state of perpetual want. These artists suggest that states of loss or longing are worth savoring as they reveal bittersweet truths that help us better understand ourselves and the world around us. The exhibition has been curated by Phil LaDeau, MFA candidate at University of Texas at Austin and Trinity alumnus (2011).

Artists: Lily Brooks, Janaye Brown, Adriana Corral, Christopher Culver, Jieun Beth Kim, Phil LaDeau, Sara Madandar, James Scheuren, Erik Swanson

JAMES SCHEUREN, Red Room, 2012, dye pigment print, 50 x 40 inches

 
Sala Diaz
www.saladiazart.org


Megan Harrison: Atramentite
Guest Curator: Anjali Gupta
September 13 - October 13, 2013

 
San Antonio Museum of Art
www.samuseum.org



Spotlight on Texas Contemporary Artists in the SAMA Collection
Ongoing

In recognition of the 13th Texas Biennial, the San Antonio Museum of Art is highlighting works by 25 Texas contemporary artists, currently on view in the Contemporary Galleries. The artists are: Terry Allen, Albert Alvarez, Susan Budge, Raul Castellanos, Danville Chadbourne, Michael Ray Charles, James Cobb, James Drake, Jorge Garza, Adan Hernandez, Luis Jimenez (deceased), Marilyn Lanfear, Ken Little, Alberto Mijangos (deceased), Franco Mondini-Ruiz, Katie Pell, Mario Perez, Chuck Ramirez (deceased), Dario Robleto, Angel Rodriguez-Diaz, Ed Saavedra, Gary Schafter, Henry Stein, Vincent Valdez, and Lloyd Walsh. Three docent led gallery talks on “Texas Biennial Highlights” will be presented during the course of the Biennial. Additionally, David S. Rubin, The Brown Foundation Curator of Contemporary Art, will interview artist Lloyd Walsh in a conversational format on Tuesday, October 8, at 6:30 pm The conversation is supported by SAMA Contemporaries and will be videotaped and posted on YouTube.

LLOYD WALSH, Untitled, 2002, oil on canvas, 48 x 42 inches. San Antonio Museum of Art, Gift of Michael D. Maloney, 2010.28.3. Photo: Peggy Tenison


Curator's Choice-San Antonio Imagists
Tuesday, September 3, 2013 6-6:25pm
Meet at Front Desk. Free

Imaginative Imagery in Works by James Cobb, Katie Pell, Gary Schafter, and Lloyd Walsh by David S. Rubin, Curator for Contemporary Art


A Conversation with Lloyd Walsh
Tuesday, October 8, 6:30pm

David S. Rubin, The Brown Foundation Curator of Contemporary Art, will interview artist Lloyd Walsh in a conversational format on Tuesday, October 8, at 6:30 pm The conversation is supported by SAMA Contemporaries and will be videotaped and posted on YouTube.



 
Southwest School of Art
www.swschool.org



Alice Leora Briggs: La Linea

September 5, 2013 – November 10, 2013

Alice Leora Briggs exhibits woodcuts, sgraffito drawings and an installation portraying human behavior on the edge. In the Mexican border city of Juarez, which has been at the heart of the drug wars, she visits asylums, rehabilitation centers, cartel death houses, and the city morgue filled with unidentified victims. Her visceral works symbolically document extreme situations and highlight everyday choices that people make in the face of these atrocities. Briggs resides in Laredo, Texas and received her MA and MFA from the University of Iowa and her BFA from Utah State University. She has had numerous solo exhibitions including those at Mesa Contemporary Arts, Arizona; Etherton Gallery, Tucson, Arizona; El Paso Museum of Art, Texas,; International Museum of Surgical Science, Chicago, Il; Joseph Gross Gallery, University of Arizona, Tucson, and the Tucson Museum of Art, Arizona. Nearly 200 of Brigg's drawings were reproduced in a non-fiction book, Dreamland, The Way Out of Juarez, published in 2010 by University of Texas Press. A 2011 Fulbright scholar and recipient of many grants, Briggs has had recent residencies at the Anderson Ranch and Art Center, Snowmass, Colorado; the Jentel Foundation, Banner, Wyoming; and the Serie Workshop Residency, Austin, Texas. She will be a resident artist in the Southwest School of Art printmaking studio during the fall 2013 semester.

ALICE LEORA BRIGGS, ABCedario de Juárez (detail), 2010, sgraffito drawing with acrylic ink on panel, 43 x 79 inches




Rigoberto Gonzalez: Baroque on the Border (Barroco en la Frontera)

September 5, 2013 – November 10, 2013

Rigoberto Gonzalez exhibits large scale paintings that combine a dramatic baroque aesthetic with the stories of violence told in corridos (Mexican folk ballads). The paintings depict challenges affecting life on the USA / Mexico border and the brutality associated with drug cartels and illegal immigration. Gonzales was born in Reynosa, Mexico and resides in Harlingen, Texas. He received a MFA from the New York Academy of Art and a BFA from the University of Texas Pan American. Recent solo exhibitions of Gonzalez's work include the Roswell Museum and Art Center, New Mexico; the Rubin Center at the University of Texas at El Paso, the Harlingen Heritage Museum, Texas and the Mexican American Cultural Center, Austin.

RIGOBERTO GONZALEZ, Se Los Cargo La Chingada (Beheading), oil on linen, 7 x 7 feet


Artist Talk: Briggs and Gonzalez
Saturday, October 19, 2013 2:00pm, Russell Hill Rogers Lecture Hall

Join artists Alice Leora Briggs and Rigoberto Gonzalez for a lively discussion on Texas-Mexico border issues and their art works' unflinching portrayal of a life with violence, drugs and hardships. Moderated by David Martin Davies, news director for Texas Public Radio and host of Texas Matters.




Rebecca Dietz: Wonder Worlds

September 5, 2013 – November 8, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, September 5, 2013, 5-8pm
Fotoseptiembre Event: Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 7-9pm

REBECCA DIETZ, Thrill Seeker, 2012, gelatin silver print



 
The Lullwood Group
www.facebook.com/thelullwoodgroup



1st Annual Disposable Camera Auction
Saturday, September 14, 2013, 6-10pm

The Lullwood Group presents their 1st Annual Disposable Camera Auction in partnership with the Texas Biennial 2013. Eleven Texas contemporary artists have been provided with disposable cameras, with which to shoot a collection of images portraying their process, inspiration, or whatever moves them. These cameras will be exhibited on Saturday, September 14, 2013 (6pm - 10pm) along with the name of the artist. Each camera will be available for purchase through silent auction, with 50% of the proceeds going to the artist, and 50% going to The Lullwood Group in support of their mission of promoting and exhibiting contemporary art in San Antonio, Texas. Only once the auction has ended will the cameras be sent for developing. Lullwood will provide a digital preview of the camera's images to the winning bidder who may then choose to purchase up to one (1) print of each image. Participating artists include: Nate Cassie (San Antonio, TX), Ethel Shipton (San Antonio, TX), Katie Pell (San Antonio, TX), Ana Fernandez (San Antonio, TX), Gary Sweeney (San Antonio, TX), Carlos Donjuan (Dallas, TX), Wayne Gilbert (Houston, TX), Ken Little (San Antonio, TX), Cathy Cunningham (San Antonio, TX), Margarita Cabrera (El Paso, TX), and Mat Kubo (San Antonio, TX). This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit facebook.com/thelullwoodgroup.


 
Unit B
www.unitbgallery.com



Katie Pell: Charming Are Your Unformed Wishes

September 21 – November 2, 2013

Katie Pell wants to know where genuine living and role-playing intersect. Some of us build our own creation mythology out of our environment, our desire, and our own furious defiance at our genetic mediocrity. Pell wants her work to ignite or describe the excitement of our pointless and forgettable lives; and reaffirm the value of our gorgeous desperation. Sure we know about nature/nurture, but free will is where the action is.

KATIE PELL


 
UTSA Art Gallery and Satellite Space
www.art.utsa.edu



What Is Important Is

September 4 – October 4, 2013
Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 4, 2013, 6-8pm

What Is Important Is includes the work of artists whose practices document contemporary engagement with objects and events that are evidence of changing contexts and the complex character of how the past lives in current and future circumstances. Susan Mullally's (Waco) project What I Keep, Portraits and Choices is a collaboration with members of The Church Under the Bridge, a multi-cultural Christian church, whose members meet under the I-35 bridge in Waco. Mullally asks individuals what they keep and why they keep it. Kurt Gohde and Kremena Todorova's (Lexington, Kentucky) project, Discarded, includes images of discarded furniture and those who once owned it or those who live nearby. In her series, Desperate Signs and Signs of the Times, Liz Maugans (Cleveland) considers popular sayings and examples of text used to re-sell objects by attracting "new owners." Maugans re-positions these objects and their unique histories for new audiences.

SUSAN MULLALLY, Tindall Herndon, Viet Nam Veteran, Homeless, diagnosed with 4th stage lung cancer, 2012



The XVI Biennial Faculty Art Exhibition
October 16 – November 22, 2013
Opening Reception: Monday, October 14, 2013, 6-8 pm

This exhibition features the work of faculty at The University of Texas at San Antonio. Art works represent all media, ranging from traditional techniques to new, interdisciplinary methods. Subjects include events and experiences in today's social and cultural climate, investigations into aesthetic possibilities, and experiments with creative thought and practice.


 
X Marks the Art

www.xmarkstheart.com
www.publicartsa.com



Light + Technology
September, 2013 - January, 2014
Reception and Guided Walking Tours (TBD) Details will be posted on our site as they become available.

"Light + Technology" highlights new installations from San Antonio based artists and collectives who are activating vacant spaces downtown with a series of light and technology based art projects. Installations explore innovative uses of interactive systems, social media, lighting, and sound in the context of the busy downtown pedestrian experience. Featured artists and collectives include: Jimmy James Canales + Ruben Luna; Sarah Castillo + Roberto Marquez; Jenelle Esparza + Rigo Luna; Kristin Gamez + Mari Hernandez; The Lullwood Group; Mark Menjivar; and Taeg Nishimoto. The exhibition is funded by the City of San Antonio, Texas and organized by Public Art San Antonio, a Division of the Department for Culture and Creative Development.


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San Marcos
 
The University Galleries 1 & 2 at Texas State University
www.txstgalleries.org



Comfort Sessions by Katelena Hernandez, a part of a group exhibition, M PATH

Lecture: September 16, 2013, 2pm, Joann Cole Mitte Building, Room 2121
Daytime Performance: September 17, 2013, 12-2pm, Gallery 1
Evening Performance: September 19th, 7-10pm, Gallery 1

Austin based performance and installation artist, Katelena Hernandez, brings her Comfort Sessions project to The University Galleries as part of a group exhibition titled M PATH. Comfort Sessions, is a performance and installation that continues the artist’s focus on the concept of comfort: how it is created, how it is perceived, and the complexities of the politics of how it is shared among people who know one another and between strangers.
In this variation of Comfort Sessions, a project based on comforting through the singing of lullabies, Hernandez wears a dress made from 100 yards of red polyester fleece, bound into bundles with ribbon surrounded by a “nest” formation comprised of 180 pillows on which participating viewers rest. Hernandez sings lullabies and comforts participants for up to three hours at a time, covering and comforting listeners with the bundled fleece during the performance.

Singing from a personal collection of over 180 lullabies from many ethnic and musical traditions, the names of these are printed on the long white gloves the artist wears during the performance for reference.
Comfort Sessions seeks to explore and mitigate the dichotomy of awkwardness and intimacy. In the work, the textures are important, as is the blurred line that Hernandez creates between clothing and object; object and performer; and that of gallery space and personal space.

KATELENA HERNANDEZ, still from Comfort Sessions, photo by Co-Lab Projects




Eric Zimmerman: West of the Hudson
Gallery 2, Joann Cole Mitte Building
October 8 – November 14, 2013
Opening Reception: October 8, 2013, 5-7pm
Lecture: October 9, 2013, 3:30pm, Joann Cole Mitte Building, Room 2121

Eric Zimmerman's work is concerned with the search for, and creation of, objects, symbols and images that intersect with one another and when taken together, act as a form of visual evidence. Through graphite drawings, small sculptural objects, publications, diagrams, research, writing and collage, Zimmerman reaches multiple points where empirical data is displaced and the viewer is instead met with a series of fragmented narratives and overlapping meanings. At the core of this investigation lie questions revolving around the nature of evidence, the process though which meaning is created, and the systems of knowledge upon which each is built. Zimmerman's work finds its roots in its exploration of historical evidence, our systems of knowledge, and the deeper human desires that motivate these methods of trying to perceive the world. Longing for the unknown, and crafting objects that embody it, while striving to come to terms with our place and actions within this world are distinctly human qualities, which the work hopes to address.

For his exhibition at The University Galleries at Texas State University, Eric Zimmerman utilizes the Native American myth of the bobcat (fog) and the coyote (wind) as his specific point of departure. Within the narrative framework is the theme of duality, opposites, contradiction and his interest in establishing a series of open meanings, rather than closed propositions. In so doing, Zimmerman also references in a variety of ways something from another time— something potentially romantic—and a specific point in North American history, which precedes industrialization and Western Capitalism.

ERIC ZIMMERMAN  Mars, As Viking Sees It (Black & White), 2013, collage on paper, 15.5 x 12.5 inches
ERIC ZIMMERMAN The Logger, 2013, graphite on paper, 15.5 x 12.5 inches




13th Annual Alumni Invitational
August 28 – September 28, 2013, Gallery 2, Joann Cole Mitte Building

Each year, The University Galleries at Texas State extends an invitation to selected alumni, who exhibit works in each of the areas of discipline in our studio art program. The resulting survey exhibition is comprised of a variety of media and creative approaches that reflect the diversity found within our Art and Design alumni.


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Temple
 
Temple College Art Gallery

www.templejc.edu



A Call to Arms

September 21 – November 4, 2013

A curated celebration of the bracelet as an art object. An invitational exhibition curated by Dr. Wynona Alexander. Featuring the works of Wynona Alexander, Dave Hansen, Marianne McGrath, Chad Hines, Michael Donahue, Erin Cunningham, Hershall Seals, Gail Allerd, Nancy Isett, Vikki Kern, Linda Knicely, & Berry Rodriguez.


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Victoria
 
The Nave Museum

www.navemuseum.com
www.facebook.com/TheNaveMuseum

McKay Otto: Ever About Ever
September 5 – October 20, 2013

Utilizing light, sound and the work of McKay Otto, The Nave will be transformed into a space for meditation and contemplation. In consideration of the dimensional relationships that exist between drawing, painting, and sculpture, this work is concerned with freeing two-dimensionality in painting. The specially formulated transparent nylon "canvas" provides the opportunity to work within and transform the traditional support of painting. The implementation of the grid serves as a drawn formal structure that both stabilizes the surface of the art object while simultaneously creating passages for the viewer to literally see beyond. This current body of work may serve as a metaphor for humanity's capacity to transcend itself.



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WICHITA FALLS
 
The Juanita Harvey Art Gallery at Midwestern State University

www.finearts.mwsu.edu/art/gallery


Dirk Fowler: Posters
On view in the main gallery
September 13 – October 18, 2013

Posters is an exhibition by Dirk Fowler, associate professor of art at Texas Tech University. Fowler is an internationally recognized graphic designer, poster artist, letterpress printer. His work has been honored by The Society of Publication Directors, Type Director's Club, American Advertising Federation and the American Poster Institute. His letterpress posters have been featured in design periodicals, Communication Arts, STEP Inside Design, PRINT, NOVUM and numerous books including New Masters of Poster Design: Poster Design for the Next Century, The Art of Modern Rock and Swag 2: Rock Posters of the 90s and Beyond, for which he co-wrote the forward. He has also exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide and lectured nationally. He curated the 2004 exhibition, Graphic Content: Art of the New Music Poster, which toured in the US in 2005 and 2006.


DIRK FOWLER: Water Liars, letterpress

2013 Texas Sculpture Symposium
November 1 – 3
Keynote speaker: Arthur Ganson, Boston/Chicago
Outdoor Sculpture/performance: Hironari Kubota, Japan
Presentation and Workshop: Tara Conley, Houston and Joe Edd Barrington, Throckmorton, TX
Iron Casting: Texas Atomic Iron Commission
For more information call: (940) 397-4389 or e-mail Suguru.Hiraide@mwsu.edu


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Statewide
 
Pastelegram
www.pastelegram.org



French Leave
September – October, 2013

Delving into a closet in the late Chuck Ramirez's home, "French Leave" explores five brooms packaged and mailed to Ramirez for his then-ongoing photographic series of broom heads. He placed the oddly shaped packages in his closet, and never came to use them. Yet this online issue addresses them directly—as well as other items contained in this closet including photographs, hard drives, posters and unpublished journals—in order to create a speculative archive. Co-conceived and edited with Anjali Gupta of Casa Chuck, "French Leave" will suggest new ways to study the artist's photographs as well as consider how unintended works affect the construction of an oeuvre after the artist's demise.


 
Texas Sculpture Group

www.texassculpturegroup.org


TSG@ACC/Process:  Drawings, Maquettes and Proposals
Austin Community College Rio Grande Campus Gallery | 1218 West Avenue Austin, TX
September 5 – October 10, 2013
Opening reception Thursday, September 12, 6-8pm



This is an exhibition concerning the process of generating ideas during the creation of making sculpture. The exhibition includes concept development using a variety of methods and materials for the eventual construction of a three-dimensional object and shows how studies are often used by the artist to simply work through solving an artistic three-dimensional problem whether conceptual or technical. We see examples of proposals for private and public commissions that may be translated into a much larger scale as well as examples of sculpture that in their construction alone inform the viewer of the process used in the actual making of the piece.
Whether using drawings, computer generated visuals, maquettes or written descriptions, this exhibition shows us the importance of the process in the development of ideas in making sculpture. Whatever method is used to get from one point to the other, the exhibition gives us an inside glimpse of the artist's thoughts while making sculpture. The exhibition features works by 16 artists who are members of the Texas Sculpture Group, a relatively new organization comprised of contemporary sculptors and supporters of the arts in Texas The TSG is also a Participating Organization of the Texas Biennial, 2013. The exhibition was curated by Gary Webernick, a board member serving on the Exhibits Committee, Texas Sculpture Group and Department Chair of the Art Department, Austin Community College. For more information about the TSG organization, including how to join, visit their website at www.texassculpturegroup.com




in-DEPTH
Showing at the Art Car Museum, Houston, TX
September 7 – November 15, 2013
Opening Reception: September 7, 7-10pm

Selected member exhibition from the Texas Sculpture Group.

BERT LONG JR. Thin Ice at Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas Multicolored Ice 8' x 15' x 4.5'


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