Austin Art Exhibitions

Opening Exhibitions

February 2018 - January 2019

The People’s Gallery

The People’s Gallery 2018

Opening Reception

February 23 from 6-9pm

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 ArtUniversity of Texas at Austin) John Sager; and artist and Professor of Art, St. Edward’s University Tammie Rubin.

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February 23 - March 18

Link & Pin

Seascapes by Anissa Bryant

Opening Reception

February 23 from 6-9pm

‘Seascapes’ is an exploration of the intrinsic loneliness of humanity, the vastness of the oceans, and the interconnectivity of life with water.  This series taps into those subjects and intends to distill the essence of a moment in time and elicit an emotional reaction.   The pieces are deeply influenced by geological forces at work such as the breaking of ice caps and movements of the oceans. They explore the feeling of loneliness and how insignificant one can feel in a vast ocean.

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February 24 – April 1

Yard Dog Art Gallery

Nate Otto “Imagined Cities”

Opening Reception

February 24 from 7-9pm

Nate Otto is an artist from Chicago whose work explores urban landscapes and architecture filtered through his own vision.  Mapping, gentrification, development, decay, and the inherent and ongoing change in the urban space are among the ideas he tries to tackle with his graphic, stylized, and simplified drawings, paintings, and murals.  Nate has had several solo art shows in Chicago and he has shown his art all over the world.  As an illustrator he has contributed at Basecamp, DNA Info, NPR, and many others.  He has done murals for Nike, Facebook, interior Define, VML, and many more.  He is a graduate of Columbia College in Chicago and he has been a full time artist since 2012.

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February 24 - April 1

grayDUCK Gallery

Photo/Montage (12×12)

Opening Reception

February 24 from 7-10pm

Photo/Montage (12×12) invites established, local artists to step out of their usual boundaries to engage in a complex dialog with a given concept. Each participating artist worked with the same set of twelve prints from Pizzi’s recent photography to create a unique collage/assemblage using at least one element from all the twelve images, with no other restrictions or guidelines about form, size or aesthetic purpose. The collaborators involved are diverse in background and vision, and include visual artists Catherine Lee, Michael Anthony Garcia, Shawn Smith, Maya Lawrence, w. tucker, Peggy Weiss, and Steve Wiman; composer Graham Reynolds; graphic designer DJ Stout; architect Emily Little; writer Teresa Elliott; and photographer/filmmaker Robert Ziebell.

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Ongoing Exhibitions

February 16th – March 10th

CAMIBAart

Lorena Morales: Glimmers of Time

CAMIBAart Gallery is pleased to present Glimmers of Time, an exhibition featuring new multi-dimensional paintings and installations by Venezuela-born, Houston-based artist Lorena Morales.  Glimmers of Time marks Morales’ second solo exhibition with the gallery.

Continuing her exploration of memories and the effect time has on them, Morales has filled the gallery with vibrant colored rods.  Set in groups along the walls, these clear rods are painted to become glimmering lines, some solid, some gradients, and others speckled with contrasting colors.  While there are rods grouped on metal plates, there are others mounted directly to the wall.  As the viewer approaches the works, the color appears and then disappears much like memories.

In the center of the gallery are gatherings of freestanding sculptures, set in conversation with each other – sharing memories – maybe memories of home or of times past.  Visitors are encouraged to weave through these freestanding sculptures and gaze deeply into them.  Each is a memory to be told.  Do the colors, shapes, or images spark a memory?  Memories often feel like fragile fleeting things. The simplest smell, sight, sound, or thought can spark a memory, while the lightest wind can blow it out.  With this exhibition, Lorena Morales encourages us to share our memories – to give them life.

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February 9-23

Visual Arts Center

Untitled

Join the Visual Arts Center for the opening reception of Untitled, an exhibition from the Undergraduate Art History Association exploring the relationship between contemporary art and the theory of the past.

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January 26 - February 23

Visual Arts Center

I Think We Meet Here

Each of the artists in the exhibition I Think We Meet Here is currently in their second year of the Core Residency Program at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. With varied approaches, these artists use video installation to investigate mediated encounters between people.

The title, I Think We Meet Here, describes a proposition not yet resolved, a disorientation in location, a confession of doubt – a collaboration. Though these artists met by chance in the Core Program, their practices have dovetailed in process. In each work, the artists are engaged in a search – for freelance animators, participants on dating/meeting platforms, and monsters. Their videos explore the relationships that emerge as a result of their searches.

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February 3-24

Wally Workman Gallery

Malcom Bucknall

On Saturday, February 3rd, Wally Workman Gallery will present a solo show by renowned artist Malcolm Bucknall. Bucknall’s absurdist surrealism muddles Old Masters with tid-bits of cartoons, films, home photography and many other fascinations to create his anthropomorphic creatures. Bucknall feels that our observation of animals, as with art, is from the outside. In them we see predator devour prey, lovers join with unembarrassed abandon; we see birth, nurturing, the feathering of nests, death all at a remove from ourselves yet mirroring our own deepest libidinous instincts, hopes and fears. Human-animal imagery has been a constant in art, folklore, religion, daydreams, and masquerade. It takes us quickly and easily to what is deep and difficult in ourselves. Bucknall aims directly at this sweet spot, a concoction of visual imagery that sums up common experience – love, fear, gawkiness, triumphalism, self-recognition.

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September 23 - ongoing

The Contemporary Austin – Jones Center

THE DAY TO DAY ACCUMULATION OF HOPE, FAILURE AND ECSTASY

Conceived as a way of engaging with artists whose practices include live time-based events, Learning in Public is a series of discrete public performances, collaborations, and community engagements taking place in the gallery from September 22 to October 28, 2017.

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Upcoming Exhibitions

April 7-28

Wally Workman Gallery

Will Klemm

Opening Reception

April 7 from 6-8pm

On Saturday, April 7, Wally Workman Gallery will open a solo show with Austin-based painter Will Klemm, who has shown his work nationally since 1993 and is a veteran of over fifty one-man exhibitions. Klemm’s current focus is on the horizon and the soft transitions that occur above and below, lending these works a quiet sense of stratification. The exceptional light quality Klemm is known for infuses each piece with unique ethereal and meditative elements.

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