Austin Art Exhibitions

Opening Exhibitions

May 26 – June 25

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Jim Dougherty

A Retrospective

Reception

June 9 from 5:30-8 pm

Sharp-eyed, long-time readers of the Austin American-Statesman newspaper will remember’s credits under fabulous photos. They were art. This retrospective is composed primarily of black and white selenium-toned gelatin silver prints.

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May 26 – June 23

Art on 5th

Salvador Dalí Exhibition

Opening Reception

May 26th & 27th from 7-9pm.

This year, Art on 5th is curating the exhibition to showcase only the most popular and rare pieces from the collection such as the Biblia Sacra series, the Alice & Wonderland series, and the fascinating decomposition woodblock prints illustrating Dante’s Divine Comedy.  Salvador Dalí used traditional woodblock techniques to create his Divine Comedy series.  In these unique decomposition prints, viewers can see how each ink layer is carefully laid down one color at a time to create the image.  These are prints that were created and signed by Dalí during his life, and each piece comes with a certificate of authenticity from Mr. Bruce Hochman, author of the official guide to the graphic works of Salvador Dalí, and the director of the only gallery devoted exclusively to authentic works of this great artist.  ART on 5th is thrilled to bring these exciting pieces to Austin for fans and collectors alike.

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Ongoing Exhibitions

May 19 – July 22

CAMIBAart

Rebecca Rothfus Harrell: Atlas

Rebecca Rothfus Harrell’s works embody the natural world of evolving landscapes, oftentimes alongside human interventions.  Her drive to travel and explore, along with her fascination with rock and crystal formations, provides rich source material for her creative mind.  Her visual experimentation with form, color, structure and space elicit feelings of surreal foreign environments. Rebecca’s approach to dimensionality flattens time, confusing the viewer as to whether these fractured spaces exist or if they are stylized ruins of a time passed.  CAMIBAart is honored to present Atlas, Rebecca’s latest exploration into structure and space.

Atlas draws inspiration from mineralogist Victor Goldschmidt and his line diagrams created for the nine-volume “Atlas der Krystyalformen” (Atlas of Crystal Formations) published in 1913. Each artwork in this exhibit is inspired by one of Goldschmidt’s mineral diagrams. Goldschmidt’s analytical approach is meant to clarify and define these minerals while Harrell purposefully confuses, distorts and abstracts the structures.  About half of the exhibit is made up of black and white monochrome works successful in visually flattening the various planes.  The remaining works have the addition of colored Flashe vinyl paint, adding a matte, velvety, opaque color finish, which aids in flattening the forms even further.

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May 19 – July 29

Flatbed Press and Gallery

Landscapes: Transformed/Transfigured

Through installation, sculpture and printmaking Sean Caulfield’s work considers the ways our environment is transformed by forces of urban and industrial growth. The visual images and environments he creates blur boundaries between the biological and the technological, the organic and the mechanical; they challenge viewers to consider the implications of this merging.

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May 5 – June 3

Pump Project

Scry

rom reading signs in the dirt to looking through the darkest skies, our engagement with the landscape has always led to a temporary cultural understanding of who and where we are in relation to it.

This inherent urge to look out, in order to ground our presence, resonates with our cultural obsession with the photograph as a form of reality. Before photography’s ability to fix light, various objects were used as a means of mediation between scientists and artists with the intention of producing an idea of truth. The photograph, record or artifact as an object is void and empty. However, our ability to afford these objects power to transcend our cultural perception interests me deeply.

SCRY – the act of looking into an object to see visions; is a collection of sites, field notes, and observations of our presence within the landscape. Responding to our intentions of utilizing the land as a point of departure and looking through it as a means of understanding and discovery.

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April 29 - June 8, 2017

Women & Their Work

Abby Bagby: Kingdom

In Abby Bagby’s latest collection of “hair sculptures”, she unravels and explores human psychology through the manipulation of human hair within the context of assemblage. In this exhibition, Bagby clothes the human body in order to question societal and personal understandings of feminism, ambition, and beauty through the lens of women’s fashion. Touching on inspiration from surrealism, Bagby’s work is sure to entice curiosity.

The abject and slightly sinister use of human hair as the preferred material – and its imitation of fibers and fabrics often seen in today’s notable fashion houses – attempts to reveal the intricacy and complexity of being human through disassociation, appropriation, and camouflage. Oscillating between the obscure and the functional, viewers will enjoy getting lost in Bagby’s unique Kingdom.

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April 29th – May 28th

Art on 5th

The Way Things Get Done

Gabe Leonard will be returning to Austin for his 4th exhibition at ART on 5th, titled The Way Things Get Done, on display Sat, April 29th – Sun, May 28th.  His cinematically styled oil paintings of outlaws, sharpshooters, and desperados are always a crowd favorite.  Leonard is based in California, and exhibits his work internationally.  His paintings can be found in the collections of Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino.  This exhibition will include new original work on canvas, oil studies on paper, and hand-embellished limited edition giclees on canvas.
The artist will be in attendance at the opening reception, Saturday, April 29th from 7-10pm.

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May 2nd – June 11th

Yard Dog Art Gallery

The Blue Green Grass Of Home

Bill Miller is a collage artist who has been using vintage linoleum flooring as his medium for almost 20 years and currently lives in Pittsburgh PA.  Linoleum was the ultimate interior medium, present in all aspects of 20th century life from Grandma’s kitchen to the corner drug store and neighborhood school. Miller’s innovative work is recognized for pictorial assemblages that rely only on the flooring’s found surface, with no added paint, to render his subjects. Miller’s images range from bucolic landscapes to surrealistic, fiercely political pieces that draw on iconic news and pop culture images that have informed society’s common memory. His unexpected use of familiar patterns taps into the medium’s nostalgic qualities, imparting a sense of personal history and rediscovery within each piece.

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May 6th – May 27th

Wally Workman Gallery

Joyce Howell Solo Show

On Saturday, May 6th, Wally Workman Gallery will open their 5th show with Texas abstract painter Joyce Howell. Howell lives and works in Kingsland, Texas on the Colorado River, providing ample opportunity to observe color changes relating to atmosphere, temperature, wind, time of day and season. Howell feels even the most pastoral scene, when observed carefully, is riotous in color, texture, pattern and value. Observation of these elements affected by depth, wind, light and shadow are played out with paint in the studio and come to life throughout her current body of work.

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May 19 – June 24

Gallery Shoal Creek

Spontaneity within Structure

Jill Lear is known for her large-scale mixed media renderings of magnificent trees identified by their coordinates. In these, she expresses the landscape as a particular, defined and measured.

“It starts with a single tree in the landscape, assigned its latitude and longitude,” notes the artist. “Then the investigation begins. A transcription of not only the experience of being in and thinking about Nature, but also about the way in which we process the world around us, literally.”
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May 20 – June 18

grayDUCK Gallery

Collectors Show

Collectors Show is a celebration of local collectors that champion art on a personal level. grayDUCK has invited several local collectors to share artworks from their private collections, offering the public the opportunity to view works signifying a lifelong commitment to the arts, and the artists that have ignited their passion for collecting.
Participating Collectors: Ann Berman & Shawn Smith, Mike Chesser, Anastasia & Jay Colombo, Shalini Ramanathan & Chris Tomlinson, Elisa & Joel Sumner
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April 21 – June 3

Flatbed Press and Gallery

Constructed Atopia

For Heather Parrish the issue of inhabitation – what it means to be embodied, and how this embodiment exists in relation to the world – is an interest that fuels her work. This heightened sensitivity to ‘self’ and ‘surrounding’ is rooted in her culturally nomadic childhood. “I am fascinated by our ongoing negotiations to establish a sense of belonging and our complex experience as inhabitants, embodied, housed, navigating the flow of ever-changing relative relationships between interior and exterior.”

The concept and imagery for this print and video installation exhibition grew out of a collaboration with Brooklyn-based scientist Dr. Elizabeth Henaff. The subject of her study is the Gowanus Canal, an EPA superfund site which is the urban industrial ruin of decades of toxic waste dumping. This canal is the simultaneously feared and beloved defining feature of a vibrant Brooklyn community. Dr. Hennaff studies the microbiome that inhabits the eleven feet of toxic sludge layered on the waterway’s bottom. Through genetic analysis, she has found that these organisms, shaped by their environment, have evolved to break down the toxicity in a hopeful example of bio-remediation. Parrish uses this metaphorically rich dynamic of reciprocity to reflect on the interconnectedness of bodies of water, humans, and the urban environment.

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April 21 – June 3

Flatbed Press and Gallery

Structural Utopia

For decades, Ann Conner has employed the use of “ready-made” patterns and objects in her drawings and woodcuts elevating them to fine art using color and carefully orchestrated arrangements. The world in which Conner discovers these “ready-mades” might be the visual jumble of a craft store or the utilitarian tools of architectural templates. Singly these ready-made shapes can be seen as idealized post-modern forms but grouped, carved and printed by Conner, the final works reach for a visual Utopia.

Structural Utopia will include the four Starwood woodcuts, Flatbed’s newest work with Conner. Starwood Suite tracks the visual narrative of LA to Old Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. Columns of stars, “choo-choo” train and baby dinosaur shapes are arranged up and down the wood grain. Colors reflect the glam of Hollywood Boulevard, animated films, and also the hues of Sunset Strip. The newest suite of work, Dream Lover, takes its color choices from Ann’s fascination with automotive candy like colors evident in the California car culture.

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April 15 - May 20

Davis Gallery

New Work by Malou Flato

Malou Flato returns to Davis Gallery to present her latest body of work. In this newest series, the artist depicts elegant scenes of water. Delicate ripples and forceful flow are conveyed through the artist’s well-known detailed layering and strong use of color.
Over the course of her career, Malou’s distinctive style has accumulated national acclaim. It is rare that an artist can move gracefully from dominating, large-scale canvases to more contemplative works. Bright pops of color are often amplified by subtle, muted washes and precise shifts between light and shadow. Malou’s newest series of paintings, Water, is expected to continue to impress.
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April 14th - June 11th

CAMIBAart

LAKEY: Chaos to Orders

CAMIBAart is pleased to present the artwork of Lakey in a solo exhibit titled “Chaos to Order”.  Spanning 8 years, Chaos to Order is a visual survey of Lakey’s artworks.  On display in this exhibit is the development of an artist finding meaning in life and finding his voice.

Both a visual and literary artist, Lakey is in every way a non-conventional artist.  Almost as if conducting his own social experiment, Lakey enjoys exploring places and engaging with people as he creates; traveling and oftentimes using the street as his studio.  During the last 8 years, he has created and exhibited his artworks in over 25 cities including, to name a few, Albuquerque, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Memphis, New York, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco, & St. Louis.

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April 8, 2017 – June 25, 2017

Mexic-Arte Museum

SEBASTIÁN: THE GEOMETRY OF SPACE AND TIME

Sebastián: The Geometry of Space and Time examines his artistic practice in relation to mathematical concepts and their overlap with his designs and sculptures. He often combines the brilliant colors of Pop art with the abstract forms of minimalism and are at the same time gestural and emotionally expressive.

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Upcoming Exhibitions

July 8 – July 29

Wally Workman Gallery

Mary Case

Opening Reception

Saturday, July 8 from 6 to 8pm

On Saturday, July 8th, Wally Workman Gallery opens its first solo show with Houston-based artist Mary Case. Her work interprets organic forms with subtlety and spontaneity. Both intimate figure drawings and large abstracted landscape paintings are included in this exhibit, displaying the breadth of Case’s technique and skill.

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June 3 – July 1

Wally Workman Gallery

Diana Greenberg

Opening Reception

Saturday, June 3 from 6 to 8pm

On Saturday, June 3rd Wally Workman Gallery will open their third solo show with local painter Diana Greenberg. Greenberg’s work is an exploration in color and emotion. Both patterns from nature and figurative paintings are morphed into abstracted color field studies. Prisms of color break through solemn gray to create a feeling light and hope, joy and serenity.

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