Open Call: January 15 – February 15, 2019
Big Medium’s 8th annual West Austin Studio Tour is May 11-12 & 18-19, 2019. The free, annual, self-guided art event provides opportunities for the public to meet the artists of Austin in their creative spaces.
Host: CAMIBAart at Sixth Street Gallery, 2000 E 6th St
Dates: January 19 – February 23, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 19, 5:00 – 8:30pm
Society lives in flux, constantly in a state of struggle between here and there, this or that. This exhibition showcases six artists who are observing the between. Be it through material, mode, or meaning; these artists exist in a liminal space. Featuring Artists: Alicia Philley, GD Wright, Steven Eggert Rabbitt, Vy Ngo, Andrea Hyland, Carmen Izurieta, Sarah Presson.
Host: Ao5 Gallery, 3005 S Lamar Blvd, suite C110-B
Dates: January 19 – February 17, 2019
Opening Reception: January 19, 7-9pm
Paul Kolazinski’s distorted hand-stretched canvases break the flat plane of traditional paintings. Geometric compositions highlight the canvas form and allow the drama of the work to happen at the edges of the canvas, rather than within the field. These unique works must be seen in the round to be fully appreciated.
Host: Wally Workman Gallery, 1202 West 6th Street
Dates: January 19 – February 9
Opening reception: January 19, 4-7pm
Julia Lucey reveres nature. With arches and a pre-raphaelite attention to detail in this body of work, Lucey presents nature as sacred. Her process of collaging aquatint etchings allows each plant or animal to be meticulously depicted and elevated to the symbolic. She has taken inspiration from fables and woven them into what otherwise could be seen as solely scientific native plant etchings, emphasizing the wonder embedded in the natural.
A resident of Fairfax, California, Julia Lucey got her BFA in printmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute and the inspiration for her art from her years spent backpacking and working in the Western United States. As an Artist-in-Residence at Kala Art Institute, Julia has focused on traditional etching techniques and aquatint to create images dealing with the evolving issues of wildlife, its dissolution, and the attempt by many to direct its path. She has exhibited her work throughout the United States.
Host: Davis Gallery, 837 W. 12th St.
Dates: January 19 – February 23
Opening reception: January 19, 7 – 9pm
Davis Gallery is pleased to announce Past and Present, a retrospective exhibit that surveys nearly four decades of Randall Reid’s prolific career as a visual artist. Throughout his life, Reid has measured and interpreted the elemental qualities of his surroundings. As a boy, he would record his local weather, the temperature, and linear distances in the wide-open prairies and grasslands of Northern Texas. As an artist, Reid has continued to ask the same questions that captured his imagination when he was young, choosing to translate his findings into work characterized by simple line and form, and impressive control of a wide range of media.
Yard Dog is celebrating the new year with a show of art by brothers Jad & David Fair. Featured will be Jad Fair’s cutout paintings of album covers and David Fair’s silly tribute paintings. The Fair Brothers are founding members of the indescribably different rock band Half Japanese and long-time artists. Jad, who lives in the Austin area, will be in attendance for the opening. David, who lives in Maryland, will not.
David Fair: https://www.yarddog.com/
Host: Women & Their Work, 1710 Lavaca Street
Dates: January 19 – February 28
Opening reception: January 19, 7 – 9pm
“Everything I do starts from a drawing” says Hedwige Jacobs. In her newest body of work, Jacobs presents a series of stations, each a separate work, and each emerging from her drawing practice. For Jacobs, drawing is at once an honest and direct mode of communication and a way of making sense of the world.
In her Corner Room installation, Jacobs covers domestic furniture—rocking chairs, throw rugs, television, curtains, lamps, side tables—in a black and white, hand-drawn, woven pattern. The weaving starts at one point on the object, encapsulating it and ending with a knot, which allows the weave to suggest new visual relationships and perhaps a cognitive dissonance for her viewer. With these obsessive drawings, she is touching on the overabundance of choices and obsessiveness of our lives as consumers. These imperfect weaves wander and meander across surfaces, leaving the viewer off-balance and in an ambiguous, yet familiar, space.
Host: The Contemporary Austin – Jones Center, 700 Congress Ave.
Dates: January 23 – March 17
Performances: January 23 – March 2, 2019
Artist talk: February 5, 7pm
Mid Century Print Making Exhibition
Host: Russell Collection Fine Art, 1009 W 6th St
Dates: January 5 – 31, 2019
Opening Reception & Lecture: January 19, 6-9p
The Russell Collection presents this gallery exhibition as part of PrintAustin, held annually January 15-February 15: a month-long event celebrating the art of original printmaking and educating the public about the traditions of printmaking, as well as showcasing the innovations of the contemporary approach.
PrintAustin’s mission to the Austin art community and galleries is to share our enthusiasm for printmaking by helping galleries curate, exhibit, and promote works on paper and to engage a wider audience through in-house artist talks, signings, panels, printmaking demonstrations, and print-focused art happenings.
Host: CAMIBA art, 2000 East 6th Street
Traveling to both national and international destinations, CAMIBAart Tours explores the world with an eye on the artistic side of life.
Our excursions give tour goers an intimate glimpse at the process behind the masterpiece as well as the artists themselves.
If you love casual, exciting, enlightening travel and you love art, these are the tours for you.