Austin Art Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibitions

Adreon Henry’s World

Host: CAMIBAart Gallery, 6448 Hwy 290 E, Suite A102

Dates: May 23 – June 29, 2019

Opening Reception: May 23, 6-9p

NEGATIVE SPACE (and other planes of there)

Host: ICOSA, 916 Springdale Rd

Dates: May 24, 2019 – June 22, 2019

Opening Reception: May 24, 2019, 7-10 pm

A little accident, like any other

Host: MASS Gallery, 705 Gunter St

Dates: May 24 – July 6, 2019

Opening Reception: May 24, 7-10p

Artist Talk: May 25, 1-2p

Diane Rosaz

Host: Ao5 Gallery,

Dates: May 25 – June 23, 2019

Opening Reception: May 25, 7-9p

METROmorphosis

Host: Davis Gallery & Framing, 837 W 12th St

Dates: June 1 – July 13, 2019

Opening Reception: June 1, 7-9p

Patrick Puckett

Host: Wally Workman Gallery, 1202 W 6th St

Dates: June 1 – 23, 2019

Opening Reception: June 1, 4-7p

Ethereal

Host: Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery, 1009 West 6th Street

Opening Reception: June 1, 6-8p

The Memory Palace: Rehab El Sadek

Host: Big Medium, 916 Springdale Rd

Dates: June 7 – July 6, 2019

Opening Reception: June 7, 7-10p

Loves in my Life

Host: Old Bakery & Emporium, 1006 Congress Ave

Dates: June 6 – July 3, 2019

Opening Reception: June 7, 5-7p

Jennifer Ling Datchuk | Truth Before Flowers

Host: Women & Their Work, 1710 Lavaca St.

Dates: June 15 – July 25, 2019

Opening Reception: June 15, 7-9 pm

Miscellanea: Still Lifes

Host: Wally Workman Gallery, 1202 W 6th St

Dates: June 29 – July 27, 2019

Opening Reception: June 29, 4-7p

Creative Currents

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

Dates: June 21 – July 21, 2019

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 29, 6-8 pm

Closing/artist talks: Thursday, July 18, 6-8 pm

Jeffrey Gibson: This is the Day

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

Dates: July 14 – September 29, 2019

On Water: Elizabeth Chiles

Host: Austin Central Library, 710 W Cesar Chavez St
Dates: July 16 – August 16, 2019
Opening Reception: July 19, 7-9p

Current Exhibitions

Hero Ready: 2019 Studio Art MFA Thesis Exhibition

Host: Visual Arts Center, 2300 Trinity St

Dates: May 10 – 25, 2019

Opening Reception: May 10, 6-8p

Yuliya Lanina | Misread Signs

Host: grayDUCK Gallery,
Dates: April 26 – June 2, 2019

Performance Dates: May 17 & May 18, 7pm & May 19, 3pm

Host: CAMIBAart Gallery, 6448 Hwy 290 East, Suite A102
Opening Reception: May 9, 7-9p

Niche Construction

Host: Dimension Gallery,

Dates: May 23 – June 22, 2019

Opening Reception: May 23, 7-10p

Artist Talk: June 1, 11a-12p

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

Horizonland: Rosa Nussbaum

Host: Women & Their Work, 1710 Lavaca St.

Dates: April 27 – June 6, 2019

Opening Reception: April 27, 7-9p

Dimension Gallery Sculpture Garden opens

Host: Dimension Gallery, 980 Springdale

Date: April 27, 4-7p

Artists include: David Wright, Tom Bandage, Andrew Light, Roger Bruce Colombik, Kevin Stanford, Haley Woodward, Colby Brinkman, Rachel David, Zach Lihatsch, Colin McIntyre, Steve Parker. Suzanne Wyss, Cat Quintanilla

Tom Russell’ The Ballad Of Western Expressionism: New Paintings

Host: Yard Dog Art, 1510 S. Congress Ave
Dates: May 3 – June 2, 2019
Opening Reception: May 3, 5-7p
Tom Russell makes music and paintings with equal skill and fervor. He’s newly transplanted to Austin but a long-time Yard Dog mainstay, and we’re excited to share his latest paintings.

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.

McCallum Fine Arts Academy Spring Show

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

Dates: May 3-12, 2019

Opening Reception: May 3, 6-8p

What a Mess: Calder Kamin

Host: Austin Central Library, Main Gallery, 710 W César Chávez St.

Dates: April 16 – May 24, 2019

Opening Reception: April 19, 7-9p

Artist Talk/Workshop: May 16, 6-8p

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.

‘Toon in ATX!

Host: Ao5 Gallery, 3005 S Lamar Blvd, Suite C 110 B
Date: April 19, 6-8p

The Originals

Host: Yard Dog Art Gallery, 1510 S. Congress Ave
Dates: April 19 – May 26
Opening Reception: April 19, 7 – 9p
Yard Dog just held a show of Nate Otto’s work, now he’s curated a show of work by 15 artists of whom he’s a fan. Artists featured are: Tony Fitzpatrick (Chicago), Yulia Kuznetsova (Chicago), Casey Sass (Austin), CZR PRZ (Chicago), Julie Murphy (Chicago), Chris Silva (Chicago), Anthony Lewellen (Chicago), Sam Kirk (Chicago), Dirt (Chicago), Gunner Fox (Los Angeles), Vero Boisel (France), Travis Millard (Los Angeles), Tiffany Jan (Los Angeles), Kiel Johnson (Los Angeles), Margie Criner (Los Angeles), and Nate Otto (Chicago).

Noisy Lullaby: Philip Durst

Host: Davis Gallery,  837 W 12th Ave 

Dates: April 20 – May 25, 2019

Opening Reception: April 20, 7-9p

Davis Gallery is pleased to present “Noisy Lullaby” a solo exhibit featuring new work by Philip Durst.

His newest collages might resemble the quilts of your childhood, but his vibrant use of multicolored candy wrappers and cardboard soda boxes certainly aren’t conducive to a good night’s sleep. Durst‘s mastery of design and craft, mixed with his own brand of satire and spontaneity radiate playfulness and optimism.
Davis Gallery will donate ten percent of all proceeds from this exhibit to Casa Marianella’s legal clinic to provide pro bono legal services for asylees, asylum seekers, other immigrants, and their families.

Yuliya Lanina | Misread Signs

Host: grayDUCK Gallery,
Dates: April 26 – June 2, 2019
Performance Dates: May 17 & May 18, 7pm & May 19, 3pm

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.

Work for Progress: 2019 Design MFA Thesis

Host: Visual Arts Center, 2301 San Jacinto Blvd
Dates: April 12 – 26, 2019
Opening Reception: April 12, 6-8 PM
A musician, an interaction designer, a bike advocate and a museum lover walk into a design program: two years later, their work in progress is all work for progress. This exhibition not only shows the final outcomes of their thesis work, but also the iterative processes they used to craft their responses to complex social problems.

Future Tense: 2019 Design Thesis

Host: Visual Arts Center, 2301 San Jacinto Blvd
Dates: April 12 – 26, 2019
Opening Reception: April 12, 6-8 PM
 
Future Tense adheres to no linear timeline, design ethos, or destination. The designers of this exhibition gather here to engage with questions of the present while the road ahead hides from sight. There is no answer to what the future holds, but we continue to experiment, explore, and interact with uncertainty to converge what is with what could be. Future Tense challenges us to envision an extraordinary future for ourselves and each other.

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

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.

Host: Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd.

Dates: March 23 – May 4, 2019
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

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

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

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.

“Texture of Life” Capitol Art Society

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

Date: March 22 – April 28, 2019

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

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.

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.

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.

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.