Austin Art Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibitions

“Texture of Life” Capitol Art Society

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

Date: March 22 – April 28, 2019

Opening Reception: March 23, 5-7p

Closing Reception: April 28, 2019 2-4p

Perspective varies for every person. We don’t experience the same things or see things the same way. However, when common ideas are united, with different thoughts thrown in, we can see more colors and more patterns and more of life. Here we present various images of life with our art. Some of the pieces flow and congregate while others stir and throw a punch, even suggest that you stop and think for a moment. Join us for “Life with Texture”.

Featured Artists: Jane Frederick, Sherry Fields, Carolyn Kilday, Jane Flowers, Beryl Kerwick, Jennifer Polnaszek, Jessica Fehrenbach, Kay Hughes

Capitol Art Society is the oldest active visual arts group in Austin, Texas. It is a juried organization of professional artists formed in 1965 to promote our members’ artwork through group exhibitions and to further art appreciation in Austin. Represented are all two-dimensional media. Many of our members are published and in collections worldwide as well as award winners, art teachers and art demonstrators. capitolartsociety.com

Host: grayDUCK, 2213 E Cesar Chavez

Dates: March 23 – April 14, 2019

Opening Reception: March 23, 7-10pm

Host: Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd.

Dates: March 23 – May 4, 2019
Opening Reception: March 27, 7 – 9pm
Mayuko Ono Gray’s graphite drawings hybridize influences from traditional Japanese calligraphy and are combined with Western drawing practices and aesthetic.

Katy Schmader – Terra Chartam

Host: Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd.

Dates: March 23 – May 4, 2019

Opening Reception: March 27, 7 – 9pm

Katy Schmader’s abstract landscape collages explore the connection between the tactile traces of a physical environment, and the art-historic system of landscape semiotics.

Crossing the Line: Drawings from the Mexic-Arte Museum Permanent Collection

Host: Mexic-Arte Museum, 419 Congress Ave

Dates: March 29, 2019 to June 3, 2019

Opening Reception: March 29, 6-9pm

Crossing the Line: Drawings from the Mexic-Arte Museum Permanent Collection will exhibit the works of more than forty artists who delve into these assorted techniques. Works range from functional drawings such as anatomy studies, sketches, and mural drawings, to figurative renderings and abstract works that push the boundaries of what is considered a drawing. Through these diverse genres, featured artists explore a wide array of themes including notions of identity, culture, and drawing as a method to communicate, document, and interpret our reality.

Mexic-Arte Museum’s Permanent Collection originated from the desire to share the richness of Mexican and Latinx art with the Central Texas community. Starting in 1984, the Museum began acquiring works of art for its Permanent Collection in order to fulfill its mission to collect, preserve and present Mexican, Latinx, and Latin American art and culture. The majority of artists featured in Crossing the Line: Drawings from the Mexic-Arte Museum Permanent Collection hail from Central Texas as well as artists from Mexico the Museum has worked with over time.

Into the Dirt

Host: MASS Gallert, 705 Gunter St

Dates: March 29 – May 11, 2019

Opening Reception: March 29 from 7-10p

Sara & Shane Scribner

Host: Wally Workman Gallery, 1202 W 6th St

Dates: March 30 – April 20, 2019

Opening Reception: March 30, 4-7p

On Saturday, March 30, Wally Workman Gallery will open their fourth show with figurative painters Sara and Shane Scribner in their upstairs galleries. Both accomplished realist painters in technique, their ethereally illuminated subjects occupy a space both of this world and a bit beyond. Shane Scribner focuses on abstraction within the figure using color and Sara Scribner creates an abstraction of space and time by infusing the symbolism in each of her works with a sense of magic.

Sara and Shane Scribner met at The Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA and married shortly thereafter. Both full-time painters, they share a home studio in Enid, Oklahoma and exhibit their work nationwide.

Adam Scott Rote & Matthew Mungle

Host: Ao5 Gallery, 3005 South Lamar Blvd, Ste C-110

Opening Reception: March 30, 7-9pm

American hyper-realist painter Adam Scott Rote will be returning to Austin on March 30th, 2019. Rote will be joined by special guest Academy Award winning special effects artist Matthew Mungle, best known for his work on Edward Scissorhands and Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

This exhibit will showcase artwork from Rote’s Hollywood Legends series, and will include all new collaborative artworks featuring classic films such as The Wizard of Oz, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and new favorite DC’s Aquaman co-signed by Jason Mamoa. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet both artists at our opening reception!

Abraham Cruzvillegas: Hi, how are you, Gonzo?

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

Dates: March 30 – July 14, 2019

Bridging sculpture, conceptual art, performance, and community engagement, Abraham Cruzvillegas: Hi, how are you, Gonzo? is co-organized by The Contemporary Austin and the Aspen Art Museum. After its presentation in Austin, the exhibition will travel to Aspen in fall 2019.
Host: Ao5 Gallery, 3005 South Lamar Blvd, Suite C-110
Date: March 30 – April 24, 2019
Opening Reception: March 30, 7-10p

Mallor Page

Host: Wally Workman Gallery, 1202 West 6th Street

Dates: April 6 – 27, 2019

Opening Reception: April 6, 4-7p

Artist talk: April 4, 4-7p

On April 6th, Wally Workman Gallery will open their fourth solo show with New Orleans painter Mallory Page, A Ponderous Weight (Why did I not discover before that it was nothing). This exhibition features a new body of large-scale, abstract works and is the second installation of Page’s several part series, A Ponderous Weight, an interpretation of Kate Chopin’s The Awakening. In the gallery’s front room, a site specific installation, Initiation Room, interweaves canvas panels behind resin busts of Venus to cover walls, pool onto the floor, and envelop viewers in a sense of space. The second room of the show will feature Page’s stretched canvases. Here, she draws attention to concepts such as opposition and transformation, a meditation of sorts on the antagonistic impulses that define Chopin’s heroine as well as on the inner conflict she experiences while moving from a woman rooted in Creole society toward a life defined by sensuality and candor. Page also imagines here another more mystical transition, in which the female figure emerges from the gulf as Aphrodite, the ancient Greek goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, and procreation who was born from the sea. Recalling the slow movement of water in the Gulf, the works in this show explore lightness, transparency, motion and difference.

Austin Artists and The Russell Collection Unite: Present Artwork to Benefit Area Foster Kids

Host: Russell Collection, 1009 W 6th St

Date: April 6, 6-8p

Austin artists will unite for a purpose from April 1-6 to benefit Hopefully Sow, an organization devoted to educate, equip and mentor children in foster care. The mission of the organization is to sow seeds of love, joy and aspiration for children in foster care in the Austin area. Hopefully Sow hopes to provide the children they serve with the tools they need to succeed outside of the system. Local artists participating in the benefit include: Brad Ellis, Hayley Mitchell, John Maisano, Kevin Greer, Maxine Price and Ash Almonte.  A special gallery reception is planned for Saturday, April 6 from 6-8pm. This reception is complimentary and open to the public will all works on exhibition available for acquisition. A portion of all proceeds from this evening’s Exhibition will benefit www.hopefullysow.org. RSVP’s requested at lisa@russell-collection.com or 512-478-4440. Visit www.russell-collection.com for more info.

Unusual Kinships: Magdalena Jarkowiec

Host: Dimension Gallery, 979 Springdale, Ste. 99

Date: April 11th – May 18, 2019

Opening Reception: April 11, 7-10p

Magdalena Jarkowiec presents, ‘Unusual Kinships’, her first solo show of soft sculpture in Austin.  The work is a continuation of her ‘imaginary clothing’ series and deals with the intersection of the self with the things and people it must negotiate with daily.  Magdalena is interested in the way the specific (and arbitrary) personalities of our partners and domestic spaces are irreducible and demand we contend with them. She sees a kind of personhood in her home and its objects that is felt through its unique smells and sounds but also through the way it choreographs her daily actions and makes demands of her body.  Every space makes us reach for and rummage for things in a unique way, has its own awkward corners that must be navigated, it’s own frustrating inconveniences.  In her pseudo-animist worldview, Magdalena nevertheless perceives a benevolence in the objects that she lives with and a kinship between her human intimacies and her object intimacies. We anticipate the particularity of our stuff like we know the sound of our partners sleeping at night.  The show will describe these intimacies with human/object hybrid forms, dollhouse-esque installations, hanging portraits of lovers and friends, and Magdalena’s characteristic humor and inventiveness.

Ultima Thule: Alyssa Taylor Wendt & Kate Csillagi

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

Dates: April 12, 2019 – May 11, 2019

Opening Reception: Friday April 12, 2019, 7-10 pm

Ultima Thule is an exhibition of new works by Alyssa Taylor Wendt and Kate Csillagi, who have joined forces for the first time to bring us a journey into secret transitional spaces using drawing, sculpture, photography and other collaborative ventures. Through intuitive processes and investigations into genetic memory and planes of non-reality,  these two Austin-based artists use motifs of spiritual cartography, pageantry, textile and mercurial materials to dissolve predictable margins of observation.

MOHAMMAD ALI BHATTI – OPENING RECEPTION

Host: A05 Gallery, 3005 South Lamar Blvd, Suite C-110

Dates: April 13 – May 8, 2019

Opening Reception: April 13, 7-9p

Unity of Opposites

Host: Big Medium, 916 Springdale Rd Bldg 2, #101
Dates: April 19 – May 18, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, April 19, 7–10p
Unity of Opposites, featuring artists Blasto and Ernesto Walker, explores nature and how humans decide to interact with it. Inspired by alchemy, technology, and numbers, Blasto focuses on earth, the visible and tangible; Walker the invisible, immaterial and divine. By taking opposite ends of the spectrum, they create pieces that connect only by the tension within their subjects.

GABRIELLA VILLARREAL – OPENING RECEPTION

Host: Ao5 Gallery, 3005 South Lamar Blvd, Suite C-110

Dates: April 27 – May 26, 2019

Opening Reception: April 27, 7-9p

Diana Greenberg

Host: Wally Workman Gallery, 1202 W 6th St

Dates: May 4 – 26, 2019

Artist Talk: May 2, 6p

Opening Reception: May 4, 4-7p

On Saturday, May 4th Wally Workman Gallery will open their fifth solo show with painter Diana Greenberg. Nature has inspired much of this show, botanical forms appearing in many of these abstract works. Prisms of color break through solemn gray to create a feeling of light and hope, joy and serenity. A series of atmospheric paintings are also included, each a grid representative of a place or time.

Diana Greenberg lives and maintains her studio in Austin, Texas.

Established in 1980 and located in a 100 year old historic house in Austin’s art district, the Wally Workman Gallery specializes in emerging and collected talent. The gallery has two stories of exhibition space where one can view the 55 artists currently represented.

Current Exhibitions

constant escape

Host: George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center, Angelina St

Dates: March 7, 2019 – July 27, 2019

Founding members of the Austin based Black Mountain Project Adrian Aguilera, Betelhem Makonnen, and Tammie Rubin will debut a new body of work in sculpture, photography, text, and video, at the George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center from March 7, 2019 – July 27, 2019.  This collaborative exhibition, constant escape, provides a sensory prescription for resisting absolute definitions of culture and identity. The concept for this exhibition is inspired by text from Fred Moten’s, Black and Blur (Duke University Press, 2017)

Constant escape is uneasy. It demands the blinking intermittence, the radical flight, of a certain experience of constraint that will have been best understood as sustained, unflinching fantasy, as a look through or away, listening to and playing over, under. Perhaps constant escape is that which is what we mean when we say freedom.

Down in the Valley

Host: Artworks Gallery, 1214 W 6th St

Please join us for Down In The Valley at Artworks Gallery in Austin ,TX. The show is a collection of 25+ works spanning the last few years.

Bumin Kim: Walk the Sky

Host: Women & Their Work, 1710 Lavaca St.
Dates: March 9 – April 18, 2019
In Walk the Sky, Kim’s work examines the nature of line beyond the two-dimensional surface into three-dimensional space. While thread and string are usually synonymous with the utilitarian actions of weaving and stitching, here they emphasize the energy, delicacy, and grace found in painting. These works shift, undulate, and pulse towards us, declaring themselves as entities emancipated from the confines of flatland, and now poised and vibrating just above the surface. The exhibition will be on view through April 18.

Driving South in a Mostly Straight Line

Host: ICOSA, 916 Springdale, bldg 2, #102

Dates: March 1 – March 30, 2019

Driving South in a Mostly Straight Lineis the first phase of an art exchange between Rosalux Gallery, an art collective based in Minneapolis, Minnesota and ICOSA collective of Austin, Texas. Selected by Andrea Mellard, the exhibition introduces Austin to the 20 members of Rosalux. In turn, Rosalux will be presenting the work of ICOSA collective’s 20 members in Minneapolis in May. The first exhibition of this two-city art exchange is comprised of a diverse of artmaking practices including painting, mixed media sculpture, watercolor, photography, printmaking, drawing, and collage. While 1,176 miles separate the two artist collectives, the common goal to support their fellow artists and share their community’s creative output brings them together.

No Me Olvides (Do Not Forget Me): Curated by Fernando Muñoz

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

Dates: March 1 – 30, 2019

No Me Olvides presents stories told by eight local established Latino artists. Through art, music, poetry, and food, these stories build a narrative of happiness, melancholy, sadness, and hope. Curated by Fernando Muñoz, No Me Olvides examines issues of migration, displacement, family, memories, and the importance of belonging.

Featuring artists Alejandra AlmuelleJC AmorrortuCecilia ColoméFidencio Durán,Carlos LowryPeter F. OrtizElvira Sarmiento, and Liliana Wilson.

Elizabeth Chapin

Host: Wally Workman Gallery, 1202 West 6th Street

Dates: March 2 – 31, 2019

On Saturday, March 2nd, Wally Workman Gallery will open their 3rd solo show with figurative painter Elizabeth Chapin. Chapin’s large scale works reference her Southern upbringing and the conflicted nostalgia surrounding the gentility and graciousness of the South. Chapin views much of this culture as made possible largely by graceless and dark systems. This obfuscation of ugliness and the worship of appearance is the theme that runs throughout her new body of work. Using the idea of lace as a metaphor for this experience and referencing historical religious painting, she explores beauty as safety for both the oppressed and the worshiped and idealized. Halos of fabric, acrylic and neon surround Chapin’s paintings. Some of the pieces are stuffed like giant decorative pillows, epitomizing the comfort of beauty. With these works, Chapin has exposed Southern portraiture as a pre-instagram status symbol and examines the pleasure and willful ignorance derived within it.

City & Sky: Nate Otto

Host: Yard Dog Art, 1510 S. Congress Ave

Dates: March 2 – April 14

Nate Otto is an artist, illustrator, and muralist based in Chicago.  His work occupies its own lane somewhere in between the worlds of folk art, street art, lowbrow art, and contemporary fine art.  His paintings and drawings are ruminations on urban life and landscape and stylistic explorations into what Nate dubs “whateveriwanttodoism.”  In 2018 alone Nate did over fifteen murals in five different cities and he has done recent client work for Apple, Vans, Goose Island, and many others.  City and Sky is Nate’s second show at Yard Dog.

A Shared Vision

 Host: Davis Gallery, 837 W. 12th St

Dates: March 2 – April 13, 2019

Artist Talk: March 30, 2p
Davis Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibit of new works by Austin-based painters, Denise M. Fulton and Sam Yeates. A Shared Vision will feature allegorical canvases marked by vivid color and rich with symbolism. Both artists are known for their heavily studied realism and dedication to traditional imagery.

SWAARMS

Host: Dimension Gallery, 979 Springdale Rd, 99

Dates: February 21 – April 7, 2019

SWAARMS is the latest installation by Suzanne Wyss at Dimension Gallery open from Feb 21st – April 7th. Her new body of work is focused around the visual representation of working together to create something beautiful and bigger than the self, complete with thread growth machines and a site specific environment. This installation will be growing and changing throughout the time of the exhibition.

 

 

Words/Matter: Latin American Art and Language

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

Dates: February 17 – May 26, 2019

Words/Matter highlights the depth and breadth of the Blanton’s Latin American collection, featuring approximately 150 works in a variety of media, dating from the 1930s to the present. The exhibition will also debut recent gifts to the museum, including several works donated to the museum by the late Jacqueline Barnitz, an internationally recognized scholar of Latin American art and UT Professor Emerita, and a group of Chicanx prints given to the Blanton by Gilberto Cardenas, a collector of Latinx and Chicanx art and professor at UT from 1975 to 1999.

Denise Elliott Jones: Does it Match the Sofa

Host: Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd.

Dates: February 13 – March 17, 2019

A lighthearted look at the relevance of art, how it tells a story, makes someone feel good, connects to a memory, or how it matches (or doesn’t!) the sofa.

Larry Akers: Fluid Patterns

Host: Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd.

Dates: February 2 – March 17, 2019

Illumination, color, and patterned, permeable or reflective materials are used by Akers to create kinetic sculptures where the only moving part is the viewer.

Amber Kaiser: Women Of Our History

Host: Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd.

Dates: February 2 – March 17, 2019

Kaiser creates a body of work that pays homage to the brilliant and brave women who have inspired so many.

Kambui Olujimi: Zulu Time

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

Dates: January 26 – July 14, 2019

The Blanton Museum of Art presents a solo exhibition of new work by Kambui Olujimi, a Brooklyn native whose multi-disciplinary practice calls attention to the assumptions that underlie our understanding of the world at large. In Kambui Olujimi: Zulu Time, the artist explores, among other concerns, the interlocking systems of power and invisible hierarchies that impact our daily lives. Mobilizing a broad range of artistic mediums and approaches, from glass blowing to wheat pasting, Olujimi paves the way for us to engage in an open dialogue about how we see and experience the world and each other.

 

Janine Antoni and Anna Halprin: Paper Dance

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

Dates: January 23 – March 17

The Contemporary Austin–led by Executive Director and CEO Louis Grachos–presents an exhibition by artists Janine Antoni and Anna Halprin at its downtown Austin venue, the Jones Center at 700 Congress Avenue. On view January 23 through March 17, 2019, Janine Antoni and Anna Halprin: Paper Dance is a retrospective of work from the past thirty years by New York-based artist Janine Antoni (Bahamian, born 1964 in Freeport, Grand Bahama), including sculptures and photographs. The exhibition also includes a solo dance performance by Antoni developed collaboratively with the pioneering dancer and choreographer Anna Halprin (Ameri-can, born 1920 in Wilmette, Illinois).

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.

 

The People’s Gallery 2018

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

Date: February 2018 – January 31

The People’s Gallery is designed to showcase the work of regional artists and to encourage public dialogue, understanding, and enjoyment of visual art. Each year, the Cultural Arts Division issues a call for artworks to Austin-area artists, galleries, museums, and arts organizations. This year, approximately 1,300 entries were submitted by more than 320 local artists. The 2018 selection panelists were arts educator and artist Teruko Nimura; artist and Preparator (Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin) John Sager; and artist and Professor of Art, St. Edward’s University Tammie Rubin.