Austin Art Exhibitions

Opening Exhibitions

March 17 – April 15

CAMIBAart

Winston Lee Mascarenhas: my Music, my Heartbeat, my Mark

Opening Reception

March 17 from 6 to 8pm

Winston Lee Mascarenhas transforms the sounds and rhythms of music and dance into layered paintings with a balanced palette that is both bold and soft.  Known for his masterfully composed encaustic bas-relief artworks, Winston’s new painting ventures continue his use of emotive mark making.  A restless innovator and explorer of texture, color, and space; Winston’s ongoing experimentation continues to generate eloquently refined visual artworks.  CAMIBAart is proud to be the first stateside exhibit of artworks from Winston Lee Mascarenhas’s thesis exhibit at the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland.

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March 17 - April 15

Gallery Shoal Creek

The Aesthetics of MILT KOBAYASHI

Opening Reception

March 17 from 6 to 8pm

Gallery Shoal Creek is pleased to present a new collection of work by New York-based artist Milt Kobayashi. The exhibition opens with a reception on March 17 and runs through April 15. Time stands still in Mr. Kobayashi’s quiet moments, yet the expressive narrative ebbs and flows with a cadence of color and distinctive brushwork. Over the course of his career, he has perfected his fine art of subtlety and adopted a growing freedom in his use of color. To describe his artistic aesthetic, Mr. Kobayashi references the Russian-born painter, Nicholai Fechin: “the important thing is not the object painted, but how the canvas is filled through the filter of the artist’s creative idea.”

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March 17 – May 6

Flatbed Press and Gallery

The New Cuban Color: Works by Limonta, Mederos, and Valdes

Opening Reception

March 17 from 6 to 8pm

Flatbed Press is pleased to present New Cuban Color:  Prints by Limonta, Mederos, and Valdes in the O2 Project Gallery space. Organized by Alfredo Felipe Valdes, works in this exhibition utilize the human form as a symbolic vehicle to explore moments of human experience: birth, death, love, or the idea of origin and guilt in our Western tradition. From the intricately textured collagraphs of Isolina Limonta to the expressive and painterly monoprints of Yordanis Garmendia Mederos and Alfredo Felipe Valdes, this exhibition captures a wonderful glimpse of the contemporary printmaking happening in Cuba today.

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Ongoing Exhibitions

March 11 – April 20

Women & Their Work

GREENER PASTURES

Women & Their Work is pleased to present GREENER PASTURES, the first solo exhibition of Texas based artist, Liss LaFleur. This exhibition includes five new performances documented in photographs, video, text-based prints, neon, 3D glass and leather installations.

For GREENER PASTURES, LaFleur mines sources specifically related to the fabricated image of the cowgirl in American culture, reclaiming this narrative as a cowgrrrl, to construct a new, cohesive conceptual vocabulary around queer identity, the South, and radical feminism. Opening a space for viewers to address social conditioning, GREENER PASTURES questions the constructs of masculinity, animal empathy, futurity, fetishization, and the role of the personal archive.

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March 4 – April 2

Art on 5th

The Art of Dr. Seuss: A Retrospective Exhibition

Mr. Chase will be offering insights into Ted Geisel’s artistic life, his unique vision, and his impact on American culture. This exhibition explores the familiar as well as the relatively unknown aspects of Ted Geisel’s career, not only as a children’s book illustrator, but also his work as an editorial cartoonist, advertisement illustrator, military propagandist, poet, painter, & sculptor.

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February 25–April 1

Art.Science.Gallery.

David Martinez Retrospective

Art.Science.Gallery. is proud to feature a retrospective solo exhibition by science folk artist DAVID B. MARTINEZ (Austin, Texas), whose colorful paintings draw equally from rich cultural mythologies as well as the history of science.

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March 1 - April 3

Yard Dog Art Gallery

Fort Guerin: Old West Yarns

Yard Dog will be presenting a show of new art from West Virginia cowboy artist Fort Guerin. Early 20th Century western comic books, movies, and dime novels are his primary inspirations, that and the old west mythos he absorbed growing up in Arizona.

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February 25 – April 8

Davis Gallery

Paintings by Daniel Blagg and David Leonard

In this two-person exhibition of paintings, David Leonard and Daniel Blagg consider our changing world through their work. Leonard is known for his incredibly detailed panoramic paintings of modern American cityscapes ranging from Chicago to Boston to Austin. Similarly, Blagg also delineates American architecture, but focuses instead on the decay of once vibrant billboards, roadside strip malls, and now abandoned streets. Both artists ask through their work if the modifications we make to our landscape are for better or worse.

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February 24 – March 25

ICOSA Collective

Terra Goolsby & Anna Pederson: Under the Skin

“Under the Skin” is a collection of new works by Anna Pedersen and Terra Goolsby that feature disembodied segments drawn from traditional mythologies. These sculptural works connect aspects of the grotesque with feminine strength and sexuality while exploring the tensions between creation and destruction, growth and decay, as well as beauty and absurdity. The work alludes to darker aspects of femininity, such as the predatory and the seductive.

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January 28 – April 1

Lora Reynolds Gallery

The Haas Brothers: Animalia

Lora Reynolds is pleased to announce Animalia, an exhibition of sculpture, drawings, and a mural by the Haas Brothers—their first show at the gallery.

The Haas Brothers’ cartoon drawings—of cuddly, bug-eyed animals with conspicuously (often oversized) humanoid genitalia—are the connective tissue between all their sculptures, furniture, and paintings. Whether a furry chair with horns and feet, a ceramic vessel that looks like an underwater coral with wiggly tentacles, or a brass stool with knock-kneed legs, each object the Haas Brothers make is a goofy character from a bizarre, technicolor, alien ecosystem. Theirs is a utopian world of sexual freedom, shamelessness, gender/class/racial equality, and fun.

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January 13 - March 18

Asian American Resource Center

Sherry Xiao: Thinking of Home and Word Play

Asian American artist Sherry Xiao explores her desire to belong to the presumed Asian American identity using elements of Chinese calligraphy. Xiao plays with the word “banana,” which sounds very similar to “thinking of home” in Chinese, and is also a slang term for Asian Americans who possess yellow skin but have been immersed in Western culture. Additionally, Xiao probes the nature of internet communication in the age of Skype, presenting abstracted patches of color mimicking the way images become grids of squares during a video chat.

Word Play is a presentation of community art produced by local children transforming Chinese characters into art. Special thanks to the young artists and community members from the Asian American Cultural Center, the Gus Garcia Recreation Center, and the Austin Chinese School.

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February 25 - March 26

grayDUCK Gallery

Jana Swec: Congitopia

The process of collaborative art making feels like trying to solve a puzzle with infinite paths one could take, but they all lead to a solution. When collaborating on a piece, you do not begin with a finished product in mind; It’s about the process of perspective; It’s about weaving and integrating ideas and concepts together. There’s a freedom and palpable sense of adventure when making art this way. It teaches us how to let go of control and embrace the unknown. It surprises and forces us out of our comfort zone. It opens doors and illuminates paths that would not have been visible otherwise.

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March 4 - 25

Wally Workman Gallery

Ian Shults: Petting Zoo

Being a painter who addresses debauchery and subversive behavior, this show leans heavily on the idea of relationship: relationship between persons as well as between person and vice. Each piece is executed in Shults’ signature bold strokes with a new broadening of color palette for the artist.

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February 25 - March 19

Art on 5th

Steven Lavaggi & Gabriela Villarreal: Elemental Creation

These artists are both abstract painters who’s work evokes elemental imagery of earth, fire, water, and the heavens.  Steven Lavaggi is a prolific Austin-based artist who has been painting professionally for over 45 years. His large color field paintings contain a spontaneous energy that captivates the imagination. Mexican artist Gabriela Villarreal’s dynamic paintings capture the vitality and color of the environment where she grew up in Monterrey. Her earthy color palette is accented by delicate touches of metallic golds.

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January 13 - March 11

Flatbed Press and Gallery

Jay Bolotin: The Book of Only Enoch

Flatbed Press is pleased to present The Book of Only Enoch, a portfolio of 20 woodcut and relief etchings, and selected plates used to create the prints. Bolotin tells the story of Only Enoch, a sensitive Jewish boy from Kentucky who is named after an apocryphal book left out of the Hebrew Bible whose protagonist “went to heaven and lived to tell the tale.”

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Upcoming Exhibitions

April 8 – May 7

Art on 5th

DEPTH & DECAY – featuring Jason Eatherly and Dave Lowell

Open Reception

Saturday, April 8 from 7 to 9pm

ART on 5th is pleased to announce an exhibition featuring two Austin-based artists, Jason Eatherly and Dave Lowell. The exhibition Depth & Decay will feature original paintings and drawings from Jason Eatherly, and original five- and six-color stencils with spray paint on canvas and panel by Dave Lowell. Both Eatherly and Lowell are highly regarded street artists both locally and nationally, and are quickly making their names known in the fine art world as well.

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March 24 – April 16

Link & Pin

Doxology

Opening Reception

Friday, March 24th from 5:30-8:30pm

Link & Pin presents Doxology, a series of large-scale conscious reflex drawings by British artist Rob Pepper. Each piece in this series is a redrawing of cathedral windows Pepper found in his native England. The windows’ depiction of the Christ narrative is reimagined through the technique of conscious reflex drawing, in which the artist makes no eye contact with the paper as he draws. Pepper then used gold leaf to emphasize details of significance or reference to traditional icons.

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April 1 – 29

Wally Workman Gallery

Anne Siems

Opening Reception

April 1 from 6 to 8pm

Siems work is deeply rooted in an appreciation of the European Masters, Early American Folk Art and vintage photography. This show presents for the first time Siems exploration in mark-making, reminiscent of weaving, stitching, and mending as well as an ancient alphabet or code. These are ongoing revelations – from painting to painting, abstract surfaces, realistic faces and delicate lines move into a whole.

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