Austin Art Exhibitions

Opening Exhibitions

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Ongoing Exhibitions

October 27 - December 16

Big Medium

Skin Thick

Big Medium is pleased to present the inaugural Tito’s Prize exhibition featuring winner Zack Ingram. Ingram was selected by a curatorial panel including Ana Esteve Llorens, artist; Joseph Havel, Director of the Glassell School of Art and artist; Kevin McNamee-Tweed, artist and Big Medium Gallery Curator; and Bárbara Perea, Mexico City-based Independent Curator.

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October 27 - November 26

Yard Dog Art Gallery

Lost Souls: Paintings & Monoprints

Jon Langford is a Welsh artist & musician who lives in Chicago. His phantasmagorical/allegorical paintings have been a mainstay at Yard Dog for 21 years, and we’re excited to welcome him back. This show will feature monoprints and paintings. Jon is a celebrated musician with a long history in out-of-the-mainstream rock bands, including the Mekons, Three Johns, Waco Brothers, and more.

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October 21 - November 17

Art on 5th

Addressing the Melancholy

Local Austin-based artist Chris Guarino creates original cast resin sculptures augmented with found objects and mixed media elements. The work in Addressing the Melancholy is an attempt to process feelings of loss, emptiness, and pain. Only by confronting the source of our suffering directly can it be accepted and understood. These sculptures chronicle the artist’s journey from pain to acceptance, and embody the transformative effect of the creative process.

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Art.Science.Gallery.

Art.Science.Gallery.

Top Science Artists in Texas

Art.Science.Gallery. announces the opening of TX*SCI, a group exhibit and survey of contemporary fine art in Texas that is inspired by science. The objective of this exhibition is to capture the current state of the sciart movement across Texas and is set to coincide with the 2017 Texas Biennial. The exhibit will also be Art.Science.Gallery.’s featured exhibit for the 16th Annual East Austin Studio Tour (November 11-12  & 18-19, 2017). TX*SCI features artists currently working in and residing in Texas who create contemporary art inspired by any of the natural sciences as a majority of their current artistic practice. Since 2012, Art.Science.Gallery. has showcased artwork that is steeped in and reflective of scientific ideas. The gallery strives to exhibit work that exemplifies the integration of scientific knowledge and discovery with a very thorough artistic process.

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October 20th - December 30th

Flatbed Press and Gallery

Taiko Chandler | Moments in Movement

Taiko Chandler’s monotypes and monoprints are energetic explorations investigating the transience and ephemeral nature of day-to-day life. Her works are created through a process of pushing and pulling layers of color and pattern, creating serendipitous and compelling compositions.

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October 20th - November 22nd

Gallery Shoal Creek

Sound in Time / Marks in Space

When sound becomes music and marks become art we can see and feel the effect of shared experience.

Tony Saladino has always felt a deep connection between music and the art that emerges from his creative process. In a series of twelve new works on canvas, the artist explores this connectivity. The exhibition opens on Friday, October 20 at Gallery Shoal Creek with a reception for the artist and will be on view through November 22. Mr. Saladino and gallery owner Judith Taylor have worked closely together for over twenty-five years. While color has always been at the heart of Saladino’s works–whether on canvas or paper–his mark marking has evolved from highly structured to loose and gestural.

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October 20 - December 2

CAMIBAart

Margaret Smithers-Crump: SPEECHLESS

Suspended from the ceiling, the exhibit’s title work “Speechless” is inspired by coral reefs that are threatened by global warming.  The color and texture of the artwork are meant to heighten awareness of the bleaching of the coral reefs, while the positioning of it in the gallery encourages the viewer to experience the installation from many vantage points, contemplating precarious state of the coral reefs.

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October 14th – November 25th

Davis Gallery

The Afterlife of Artifacts

The Afterlife of Artifacts explores five of Austin’s best assemblage artists and their power to reanimate forgotten objects into extraordinary works of art. Barbara Irwin, John Sager, Larry Seaman, Steve Brudniak, and Steve Wiman test the limits of conventional fine art medium by incorporating everything from beautifully worn metal scraps found on the streets of Austin, to the high voltage elements of old transmitters. Working with these reclaimed objects allows these artists to directly investigate questions of life, time, decay, and rebirth.

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September 28 – November 10

Women & Their Work

Object Lessons

Through large paintings, photographs, performance and a 16mm film, Denise Prince seeks to lay bare the outsized role that fantasy plays in the construction of identity and the perception of reality. In Object Lessons, Prince establishes a bold and evocative space for psychological play that blends youthful fantasies about what adulthood will be, and adult recollections of childhood, into a mythology that is both baffling and assuring. Of great interest are the ways in which each of us becomes an object and how we as objects communicate valuation. Striding the space between childhood and adulthood is the depiction of sexuality, which marks the change between them.

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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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September 23 - January 14

The Contemporary Austin – Jones Center

WANGECHI MUTU

She gazes east across the lagoon, looking away from the approaching viewer, her ebony skin catching the sun and large tail curling behind her. Water Woman, 2017, a cast bronze sculpture by the artist Wangechi Mutu (Kenyan, born 1972 in Nairobi, lives and works in Nairobi and New York), sits perched atop a grassy mound at the foot of the amphitheater in the museum’s fourteen-acre sculpture park at Laguna Gloria. Rooted in myth and mystery, this siren figure—evocative of a mermaid—references both the dugong, an endangered relative of the manatee found in warm coastal waters from East Africa to Australia, and the East African folkloric legend of the half woman, half sea creature who entices and eludes (nguva in Swahili). The artist has said the nguva represents “bewitching female aquatic beings with powers to entrance and drown susceptible mortals.”1 In contrast to the ubiquitous Western iconography rooted in Hellenic, Nordic, and Anglo-Saxon depictions of silken-haired women with pale skin, here the siren is represented by the luminous, charcoal-colored female body, a vein of inquiry central to Mutu’s work.

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September 23 - January 14

The Contemporary Austin – Jones Center

DEAD + JUICY

The scene is set in a quintessential South Austin music club. A moody glow bathes the room in red light. Center stage stands a beautiful woman, dressed in a fitted white dress with elegant, bouffant blonde hair, her foot strapped into an oversized, shoe-shaped appendage. Like a fifties femme fatale, she sings Marlene Dietrich’s “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” alternately in English and German, her breathy voice piping through the microphone. A worm-like fabric sculpture hangs from the ceiling in front of the stage, draping outward while its square centerpiece operates as a framed viewfinder through which to watch the woman. The sparse crowd is riveted, sipping on beer and picking at stale bar pretzels. Off to the side, the bartender films the singing woman through a ramshackle handheld camera with a distorted lens, projecting the image into a barbershop across town to a delighted audience.

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September 15 - October 28

Gallery Shoal Creek

APPROACH / A Collection of Watercolors

Christopher St. Leger follows the tradition of illustrated journals as he captures “fleeting images of varied places [he] visits seasonally.” The current portfolio takes the viewer from Austin, to places distant or remote, and back to Lockhart, Texas.

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Upcoming Exhibitions

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