Austin Art Exhibitions

Opening Exhibitions

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Ongoing Exhibitions

February 25–April 1

Art.Science.Gallery.

David Martinez Retrospective

Art.Science.Gallery. is proud to feature a retrospective solo exhibition by science folk artist DAVID B. MARTINEZ (Austin, Texas), whose colorful paintings draw equally from rich cultural mythologies as well as the history of science.

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March 1 - April 3

Yard Dog Art Gallery

Fort Guerin: Old West Yarns

Yard Dog will be presenting a show of new art from West Virginia cowboy artist Fort Guerin. Early 20th Century western comic books, movies, and dime novels are his primary inspirations, that and the old west mythos he absorbed growing up in Arizona.

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February 25 – April 8

Davis Gallery

Paintings by Daniel Blagg and David Leonard

In this two-person exhibition of paintings, David Leonard and Daniel Blagg consider our changing world through their work. Leonard is known for his incredibly detailed panoramic paintings of modern American cityscapes ranging from Chicago to Boston to Austin. Similarly, Blagg also delineates American architecture, but focuses instead on the decay of once vibrant billboards, roadside strip malls, and now abandoned streets. Both artists ask through their work if the modifications we make to our landscape are for better or worse.

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February 24 – March 25

ICOSA Collective

Terra Goolsby & Anna Pederson: Under the Skin

“Under the Skin” is a collection of new works by Anna Pedersen and Terra Goolsby that feature disembodied segments drawn from traditional mythologies. These sculptural works connect aspects of the grotesque with feminine strength and sexuality while exploring the tensions between creation and destruction, growth and decay, as well as beauty and absurdity. The work alludes to darker aspects of femininity, such as the predatory and the seductive.

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January 28 – April 1

Lora Reynolds Gallery

The Haas Brothers: Animalia

Lora Reynolds is pleased to announce Animalia, an exhibition of sculpture, drawings, and a mural by the Haas Brothers—their first show at the gallery.

The Haas Brothers’ cartoon drawings—of cuddly, bug-eyed animals with conspicuously (often oversized) humanoid genitalia—are the connective tissue between all their sculptures, furniture, and paintings. Whether a furry chair with horns and feet, a ceramic vessel that looks like an underwater coral with wiggly tentacles, or a brass stool with knock-kneed legs, each object the Haas Brothers make is a goofy character from a bizarre, technicolor, alien ecosystem. Theirs is a utopian world of sexual freedom, shamelessness, gender/class/racial equality, and fun.

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January 13 - March 18

Asian American Resource Center

Sherry Xiao: Thinking of Home and Word Play

Asian American artist Sherry Xiao explores her desire to belong to the presumed Asian American identity using elements of Chinese calligraphy. Xiao plays with the word “banana,” which sounds very similar to “thinking of home” in Chinese, and is also a slang term for Asian Americans who possess yellow skin but have been immersed in Western culture. Additionally, Xiao probes the nature of internet communication in the age of Skype, presenting abstracted patches of color mimicking the way images become grids of squares during a video chat.

Word Play is a presentation of community art produced by local children transforming Chinese characters into art. Special thanks to the young artists and community members from the Asian American Cultural Center, the Gus Garcia Recreation Center, and the Austin Chinese School.

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January 27 - February 25

MASS Gallery

Will Gaynor and Adam Young: Rural Kingdoms

Rural Kingdoms, an exhibit of all new paintings and other works from Will Gaynor and Adam Young, is a collection of work that seeks to expand the visual implications of both the words “rural” and “kingdom” – to imply that rural is more than just a place outside of town, but can be somewhere far away from even the slightest constructs of a traditional landscape – a place you can only get to from traveling your own thoughts. Maybe your kingdom has no castle – or maybe it’s in a butterfly sanctuary, or a knot in an old tree – maybe it’s a desert hallucination or it could just be a broke down barn on the side of two lane highway.

In addition to their paintings, Gaynor and Young are collaborating with Austin florist and artist, Erin Knipp, on a large scale, immersive walk-in installation within the gallery. The structure will combine the unique imagery and aesthetics in the artists’ works in an effort to create an ethereal sanctuary, befallen to, and at the same time, glorified by nature.

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February 4 - February 25

Pump Project

Suzanne Wyss: Similar not the Same

Searching for uncommon materials in common places, Wyss hunts out lush textures, repetition, and organic movement while reusing or recycling whenever possible. The hundreds of VHS tapes that make up this jungle installation are enough movies to get completely lost in.

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February 25 - March 26

grayDUCK Gallery

Jana Swec: Congitopia

The process of collaborative art making feels like trying to solve a puzzle with infinite paths one could take, but they all lead to a solution. When collaborating on a piece, you do not begin with a finished product in mind; It’s about the process of perspective; It’s about weaving and integrating ideas and concepts together. There’s a freedom and palpable sense of adventure when making art this way. It teaches us how to let go of control and embrace the unknown. It surprises and forces us out of our comfort zone. It opens doors and illuminates paths that would not have been visible otherwise.

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February 17 – March 11

CAMIBAart

Zoë Shulman: Circuit Topology

Zoë Schulman’s colorful approach fuses traditional analytical ideologies with imaginative expression. Fascinated with the scholarly as much as with the creative, Zoë‘s nonconformist inspiration derives from theory, chaos, and circuitry. Observing the progression of her artistry through her unique presentation of painting, design, sculpture and installation, one can’t help but recognize Zoë’s undeniable talents! CAMIBAart is honored to introduce Zoë Schulman and her first solo exhibit, Circuit Topology.

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February 25 - March 19

Art on 5th

Steven Lavaggi & Gabriela Villarreal: Elemental Creation

These artists are both abstract painters who’s work evokes elemental imagery of earth, fire, water, and the heavens.  Steven Lavaggi is a prolific Austin-based artist who has been painting professionally for over 45 years. His large color field paintings contain a spontaneous energy that captivates the imagination. Mexican artist Gabriela Villarreal’s dynamic paintings capture the vitality and color of the environment where she grew up in Monterrey. Her earthy color palette is accented by delicate touches of metallic golds.

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February 11 - March 12

Art on 5th

Trá Slaughter: I Am # 1, I Am No One

Houston-based artist Trá Slaughter uses portraiture to examine the modern human condition. His work explores the outward expression of our inner emotions in today’s time of social media, where everybody is somebody but we are all really nobody.

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January 27 – February 24

Visual Arts Center

Elizabeth Bick: Performances

Dancers and performers of all types increasingly find themselves in museums and galleries, so it may be surprising to see “performances” as the title for a photography exhibition. Performances stems from the idea that the divisions between the arts are not distinct, and that a true division between art and life is hard to find. Elizabeth Bick photographs both performers and pedestrians to expose the blurry division between street and stage and highlight the roles that looking and being looked at play in both contexts. She brings to this exhibition portions of three bodies of work that document and construct performances: Street Ballet, Every God, and Coda.

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January 27 – February 24

Visual Arts Center

Omnibus Filing

Omnibus Filing showcases a new approach to innovation that combines arts, sciences, and engineering in a fully collaborative process. Treating The University of Texas at Austin as an innovation hub, artists have worked with researchers, scientists, engineers and emerging companies to import some radicality and creative disruption into the laboratory environment.

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January 27 – February 24

Visual Arts Center

Two Christmases and a Half-Birthday

The complexities of tradition, of being situated within or without it, differ for every individual. The artists of Two Christmases and a Half-Birthday challenge notions of stability associated with the image of “The Home,” taking ownership over and embracing liminality within identity, not belonging to one side or the other.

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January 27 – February 24

Visual Arts Center

Ann Hamilton: ONEEVERYONE

Ann Hamilton created portraits of more then 500 local volunteers during three residencies in Austin. Her photographs were taken through a semi-opaque membrane that focuses each point where the body makes contact, extending a tactile experience into a visual form. Landmarks commissioned the project as a public art project for the Dell Medical School, where full-sized renderings will be on long-term display. Hamilton’s exhibition at the VAC includes smaller panels and working studies, as well as a 900-page book available to the public for free.

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February 4-25

Wally Workman Gallery

Jen Garrido: Solo Show

Wally Workman Gallery is opening its first show with painter Jen Garrido in February. Garrido’s work depicts nature-based forms and rhythms while weighing ambiguity with representation. Her process is that of adding and subtracting, abstracting and transforming. Using gouache and watercolor, Garrido’s translucent gestures appear to evolve across each work’s negative space, inspiring a sense of lightness and life.

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January 21 – March 2

Women & Their Work

Liz Rodda: Heat Loss

Liz Rodda’s work involves investing found materials, primarily video, with meanings unintended by the original maker. This process begins with a broad search online and in the physical world. After developing an archive of material to work with, her role shifts from a collector to a curator of sorts. The disparate materials she collects are then paired, manipulated, and reframed to enable new interpretations.

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January 13-February 24

Photo Méthode Gallery

Sally Weber: Fractured

A new series of digital photographic works by Sally Weber will be featured in “Fractured.” These images respond to the broken remnants torn or separated from the whole.

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January 13 - March 11

Flatbed Press and Gallery

Jay Bolotin: The Book of Only Enoch

Flatbed Press is pleased to present The Book of Only Enoch, a portfolio of 20 woodcut and relief etchings, and selected plates used to create the prints. Bolotin tells the story of Only Enoch, a sensitive Jewish boy from Kentucky who is named after an apocryphal book left out of the Hebrew Bible whose protagonist “went to heaven and lived to tell the tale.”

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March 2016 – February 2017

On View at 74 Trinity Street, Near the Boathouse at the Mouth of Waller Creek

Orly Genger: Hurlyburly

Hurlyburly, Orly Genger’s new installation on Waller Creek in Downtown Austin, comes from this series of works created using repurposed lobster rope. Giving these recycled materials new life, Hurlyburly is a massive outdoor piece of painted and hand-knotted rope that stretches across an area directly adjacent to the mouth of Waller Creek. Recalling the languid flow of the river, the undulating, woven structure is expected to become a focal point in downtown Austin, inviting visitors to interact with each other, with the work, and with the surrounding parkland.

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Upcoming Exhibitions

March 17 - April 15

Gallery Shoal Creek

The Aesthetics of MILT KOBAYASHI

Opening Reception

March 17 from 6 to 8pm

Gallery Shoal Creek is pleased to present a new collection of work by New York-based artist Milt Kobayashi. The exhibition opens with a reception on March 17 and runs through April 15. Time stands still in Mr. Kobayashi’s quiet moments, yet the expressive narrative ebbs and flows with a cadence of color and distinctive brushwork. Over the course of his career, he has perfected his fine art of subtlety and adopted a growing freedom in his use of color. To describe his artistic aesthetic, Mr. Kobayashi references the Russian-born painter, Nicholai Fechin: “the important thing is not the object painted, but how the canvas is filled through the filter of the artist’s creative idea.”

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April 1 – 29

Wally Workman Gallery

Anne Siems

Opening Reception

April 1 from 6 to 8pm

Siems work is deeply rooted in an appreciation of the European Masters, Early American Folk Art and vintage photography. This show presents for the first time Siems exploration in mark-making, reminiscent of weaving, stitching, and mending as well as an ancient alphabet or code. These are ongoing revelations – from painting to painting, abstract surfaces, realistic faces and delicate lines move into a whole.

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March 17 – May 6

Flatbed Press and Gallery

The New Cuban Color: Works by Limonta, Mederos, and Valdes

Opening Reception

March 17 from 6 to 8pm

Flatbed Press is pleased to present New Cuban Color:  Prints by Limonta, Mederos, and Valdes in the O2 Project Gallery space. Organized by Alfredo Felipe Valdes, works in this exhibition utilize the human form as a symbolic vehicle to explore moments of human experience: birth, death, love, or the idea of origin and guilt in our Western tradition. From the intricately textured collagraphs of Isolina Limonta to the expressive and painterly monoprints of Yordanis Garmendia Mederos and Alfredo Felipe Valdes, this exhibition captures a wonderful glimpse of the contemporary printmaking happening in Cuba today.

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March 4 - 25

Wally Workman Gallery

Ian Shults: Petting Zoo

Opening Reception

Saturday, March 4 from 6 to 8pm

Being a painter who addresses debauchery and subversive behavior, this show leans heavily on the idea of relationship: relationship between persons as well as between person and vice. Each piece is executed in Shults’ signature bold strokes with a new broadening of color palette for the artist.

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March 12–June 11

Blanton Museum of Art

Nina Katchadourian: Curiouser

Artist Talk

Saturday, March 25: 4pm

The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin presents Nina Katchadourian: Curiouser. This mid-career survey will explore approximately ten major bodies of work by celebrated Brooklyn-based artist Nina Katchadourian (b. 1968), including video, photography, sculpture, sound art, and a live performance. Nina Katchadourian: Curiouser is organized by Blanton curator of modern and contemporary art, Veronica Roberts, and will be the first touring museum exhibition of Katchadourian’s work. Accompanying the exhibition is the first substantial catalogue devoted to the artist’s career, to be published in partnership with UT Press.

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