Dates: October 18 – November 10
Host: Link & Pin Gallery, 2235 E. 6th Street
Opening Reception Saturday, October 19th 6-8pm
Host: Women & Their Work, 1710 Lavaca Street
Dates: October 5th – November 14th
Opening Reception Saturday, October 5, 7 – 9pm
Host: Artworks, 1214 West 6th Street
Dates: October 5th – November 16th
Opening Reception Saturday, October 5, 2 – 5pm
Host: Mexic-Arte Museum, 419 Congress Avenue
Dates: September 13 – November 24
Opening Reception: Friday, September 13th, 7-9pm
Admission: $10 or FREE for Museum Members
This year marks the 36th Annual Día de Los Muertos & Community Altars Exhibition which incorporates community ofrendas (altars), el Día de Los Muertos inspired art from the Museum’s permanent collection, a section dedicated to Mexican Revolutionary leader Emiliano Zapata, mojigangas (large sculptures) from the Museum’s Viva la Vida Parade & Festival, and an art installation by our Artists in Residence Yocelyn Riojas and Jerry Silguero to raise awareness about immigration issues in the Borderlands.
Día de Los Muertos or Day of the Dead is an ancient, Mexican and Mexican American religious holiday, with a historically rich tradition that integrates pre-Columbian and Catholic customs. It is often celebrated in Mexico on November 1st and 2nd (dates vary by region). For many Latin American countries, it is a time to honor and greet the departed as they make their journey back to be with the living each year. These days are a time for families and friends to gather in celebration of life and death. The circle of life, rather than loss and sorrow, is embraced.
Dates: October 18 – November 24
Host: Big Medium, 916 Springdale Road
Opening Reception Friday, October 18th 7-10pm
Happiness is a Journey chronicles the daily life and art of Bear Lopez, an East Austin resident of 60 years. Artists Ivete Lucas and Patrick Bresnan met Bear at the Austin American Statesman’s printing warehouse where Lopez has been working for over 20 years without a single day off, delivering papers. Throughout his life Bear has been collecting items he comes across—creating shrines at his E 2nd St residence, in his vehicles, and his work station at the Statesman.
Dates: October 18 – November 24
Host: Yard Dog Art Gallery, 1510 S. Congress Avenue
Opening Reception Friday, October 18th 7-9pm
Host: Elisabet Ney Museum, 304 East 44th Street
Dates: September 12 – December 1
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 12th, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Magazine Release / Live Podcast: Saturday, September 14th, 2 – 4pm
POCa Madre Arts in collaboration with Co-Lab Projects & The Elisabet Ney Museum are pleased to present Mujeriego, an exhibition of photographic works by artist and independent curator Michael Anthony García.
In Mujeriego, García continues his photographic series via which he has connected with and documented fellow people of color (POC) in the city of Austin, with this iteration of the work focusing on women of color. Mujeriego translates from Spanish as “womanizer,” both a tongue in cheek take on García’s feminist values, comfort with his own feminine qualities and stronger connection to women in general, as well as the very nature of the production of the work which has the artist going from home to home, sharing personal moments in the participants closets and bedrooms.
Host: CAMIBAart Gallery, 6448 Hwy. 290 E., Suite A102
Dates: October 19 – November 11
Opening Reception Saturday, October 19th 6-9pm
Closing Reception & Artist Discussion Monday, November 11 at 1pm
For his second solo exhibition with CAMIBAart Gallery, Matthew Gantt has created a new tribe of what we are calling modern guardian totems, but that he probably prefers we simply call artworks. The artist renders his signature style by first randomly throwing ink onto folded paper and blotting it repeatedly until he spontaneously sees an image; similar to the making of the Rorschach Test ink blot. Matthew then enhance the image using painting and line work to ensure that others see what his mind first saw in the chaos.
Dates: October 19 – November 17
Host: Ao5 Gallery, 3005 S. Lamar Blvd.
Opening Reception Saturday, October 19th 7-9pm
Lone Star Wild: Margie Crisp, David Everett, Billy Hassell and William Montgomery
Host: Davis Gallery, 837 West 12th Street
Dates: October 19 – November 30
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 19th, 7-9pm
Davis Gallery, in partnership with Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center and Travis Audubon Society, is proud to present Lone Star Wild, an exhibit focused on the natural world, featuring work by Margie Crisp, David Everett, Billy Hassell, and William B. Montgomery. Each artist has fostered an impressive reputation across Texas and the United States for their mutual excellence and commitment to depictions of wildlife and their environments. Lone Star Wild is a survey of respect for Texas’ natural brilliance through four distinct lenses.
Host: Russell Collection, 1009 West 6th Street
Dates: November 2 – November 30
Inspired by nature and his 60 pet birds, Hunt Slonem is renowned for his distinct neo-expressionist style. He is best known for his series of bunnies, butterflies and tropical birds, as well as his large-scale sculptures and restorations of forgotten historic homes. Slonem’s works can be found in the permanent collections of 250 museums around the world, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the Whitney, the Miro Foundation and the New Orleans Museum of Art.
Host: Wally Workman Gallery, 1202 West 6th Street
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 2nd 4 – 7pm
Dates: November 2 – December 1
Janson expertly manipulates the wire into subtle shapes alluding to the human figure. What appears to at first be a tangle of wire quickly reveals itself to be face, a hand, a foot. The pieces seem to dance between two and three dimensions as they cast shadows on the wall, further complicating as well as explaining their form.
Host: grayDUCK Gallery, 2213 E. Caesar Chavez
Opening Reception: Friday, October 25th 7 – 10pm
Dates: October 25 – December 15
Bruisers is an exhibition about the nature of little boys and the men that they become. It is an exhibition I made in an attempt to be a better mother and to create a safer world for my son.
Host: Ao5 Gallery, 3005 South Lamar Blvd.
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 9th 7 – 10pm
Dates: November 9 – December 10
Ao5 Gallery is thrilled to bring a new and exciting collection of work by Salvador Dalí, spanning four decades of this eccentric artist’s career. This exhibition will showcase a rare and original color lithographs, woodblock prints, & etchings from series including Dalí’s Alice in Wonderland, Biblia Sacra, Dante’s Inferno, and more.
Sylvia Benitez: Recalling Memory/The Interior Lay
Host: Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Road
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 16th 1 – 3pm
Dates: November 12 – January 3, 2020
Artist Talk: Wednesday, December 11th at 7pm
Sylvia Benitez is a nationally awarded artist and founder of GAGA, a nonprofit that serves South Texas women artists, whose new body of work will be on display at the Dougherty Arts Center. Be it the flight of wind, the roll of grass or the ripple of water, Artist Sylvia Benitez tries to capture what she recalls of the Texas landscape from memory. Following in Ash Can School Artist Robert Henri’s tradition, she paints from a trained visual memory, allowing compiled visual observation to be captured onto her canvases.
Host: Link & Pin Gallery, 2235 East 6th Street
Dates: November 15 – 24th
Artists working in all genres translate their unique and personal vision through a wide variety of mediums and techniques. This exhibit highlights a wildly exciting collection of works by six Texas based artists.
Host: ICOSA Collective, 916 Springdale Rd., Bldg. 2 #102
Opening Reception: Friday, November 15th 7 – 10pm
Dates: November 16 – 24th
Untitled (Open Space) plays with space, its contradiction, and the walls from which it attempts to break. Defining openness requires a container from which to rebel, a thing contrary to the idea of space itself, something that both lives and contradicts its own definition. For EAST 2019, I have gathered work by 14 artists following an open call format. From over 300 submissions the 14 participating artists were selected based on work that formally and playfully challenged the notion of space and how to interact with it.
Host: Austin Central Library, 710 W. Cesar Chavez Street
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 21 6 – 9pm
Chlorophyll Printing Workshop – Friday, November 22 10am – 12pm; RSVP here
Dates: November 21 – December 21
The Central Library presents New England and Hawaii-based Artist Megan Bent’s photography exhibition exploring her experiences living with an invisible disability. She uses chlorophyll printing, an alternative photographic process, which uses UV light to print on leaves.
Host: Women & Their Work, 1710 Lavaca Street
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 23rd 7 – 9pm
Dates: November 23 – January 9, 2020
Betelhem Makonnen and Stephanie Concepcion Ramirez’s artistic research converges in the exhibition, the meaning wavers, which explores immigration, transnational identity and the impact of silence on our perception of history. Makonnen reconfigures images, accounts, and official documents from her own experiences to shift perspectives on how life stories are told and understood. Ramirez examines the gaps in her Salvadoran-American family and cultural history to create artworks that disrupt existing narratives of Central American migrants. Both artists use photo, video, and installation to create an exhibition tracing two journeys toward new perspectives on the untold.