Austin Art Exhibitions

Opening Exhibitions

January 21 – March 2

Women & Their Work

Liz Rodda: Heat Loss

Opening Reception

Saturday, January 21, 7 to 9pm

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 21 – February 19

grayDUCK Gallery

Erin Neve & Sarah Sudhoff: Not Original to its Location

Opening Reception

Saturday, January 21 from 7 to 10pm

This exhibition brings together two photographers who dive into the human body through surgeries, implants and medical waste. Erin Neve uses her own experience with surgery to create her still lifes. Sarah Sudhoff explores the material that is discarded after an important history.

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January 20th - February 15th

Art on 5th

A Wandering Disposition

Opening Reception

Saturday, January 21st from 7 to 9pm

ART on 5th will be showing a group exhibition of printmakers during PrintAustin 2017. This exhibit includes six artists who work in traditional print media ranging from etching, stone lithography, and silkscreen printing. “A Wandering Disposition” is a collection of work reflecting on humankind’s relationship to the world around us, and the ways in which our subconscious mind may experience it.

Artists include: Liz Hermanson, Brian Johnson, Catherine Prose, Coco Rico, Aftyn Shah, Brandon Snow.

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January 21 - February 18

Wally Workman Gallery

Elvia Perrin: Works on Paper

Opening Reception

Saturday, January 21 from 6 to 8pm

Perrin’s intaglio and monoprints explore the repetitiveness of multiplicity and the organization of patterns and surfaces through overlaying ink. Destruction becomes construction as Perrin cuts up, reassembles, reorganizes and prints on top of drawings, paintings, prints or photographs to find a new order. With a quiet minimalist approach, her work finds order through the layering of textures and pattern as well as a balance of the femininity and masculinity of process and print.

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January 13 - March 11

Flatbed Press and Gallery

Jay Bolotin: The Book of Only Enoch

Opening Reception: Friday, January 20 from 6 to 8 PM

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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Ongoing Exhibitions

January 13 - February 11

CAMIBAart

Orna Feinstein: Treetopia

Treetopia is Orna Feinstein’s second solo show with CAMIBAart and features her newest artworks from three concurrent series. The Seeds and Seductions series is the most two-dimensional works in the show, but don’t be fooled, they are still very layered works. They consist of prints (often of the mono-print variety) on many different materials with hand colored details by the artist.

The largest three-dimensional works of the show are from the Translucentree series.  These works consist of black prints on Plexiglas materials that are either heat formed into domes or bent into organic shapes.  Combining black lines with deformed and layered Plexiglas results in works alive with never ending Moiré effects.

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January 3 - 29

Yard Dog Art Gallery

Jad Fair & David Fair: 100% Fine

Brothers Jad & David Fair are due up for a post-holiday art show, featuring Jad Fair’s cutout paintings of album covers and David Fair’s ghost paintings. The Fair Brothers are founding members of the indescribably different rock band Half Japanese and long-time artists.

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January 14- February 18

Davis Gallery

Taylor Winn and Dony Wynn: Metallic + Rust

Davis Gallery is proud to present the work of Taylor Winn and Dony Wynn. Each artist creates stunning abstracts, full of movement and color. Taylor’s flowing paintings, and Dony’s magnified tight-shot photographs create dynamic, vibrant compositions.
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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-February 18

Gallery Shoal Creek

Karen Kunc + Monika Meler

A spectrum of color and light connects Karen Kunc’s woodcuts and Monika Meler’s relief prints in this two-person exhibition. The span of time is central to both artists’ imagery. For Kunc, the natural world is where she finds inspiration; Meler draws on place—referencing memories of her childhood in Poland and her immigration to the U.S.  Strong visual imagery and technical fluency have brought each artist international recognition in printmaking.

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December 9 - January 19

Art on 5th

Universes United: Featuring the Fine Art of Marvel & DC Comics

See all of your favorite superheroes from Marvel, DC Comics, and Disney, united together in one exhibition! This fantastic collection will include original works on canvas, limited edition works on paper, vintage film posters, and other hand-signed collectibles by Stan Lee, Alex Ross, Bruce Timm, Christopher Clark and more! RSVP Required to attend reception.

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January 7-28

Wally Workman Gallery

Mallory Page

The Wally Workman Gallery presents a solo show with New Orleans painter Mallory Page. Page works with color, composition and technique to deliver a purely visual interpretation of her interests in the push and pull of cognitive dissonance. The paintings show strong elements of design, fascinations with light, color, and layering. The works nature is to create an environment from within.

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September 17 – January 29

Mexic-Arte Museum

Icons & Symbols of the Borderland

Now more than ever, the U.S./Mexico Borderland has become the focus of an international audience. The icons and symbols of the region have been vital in providing a framework for ideals, emotions, philosophy, and patterns of behavior. The Icons and Symbols of the Borderland exhibition is an embodiment of the landscape and cultural legacy of this terrain in respect to a global community.

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November 11-January 29

UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum

The UMLAUF Prize 2016 and Retrospective Exhibition

Opening and Insights on November 11, 6-8 pm, presents UT-Austin MFA graduate Elizabeth McClellan’s performance-based installation “EnchidaLabs” featuring science and the art of genetic modification. When museum visitors walk onto the set of EnchidaLabs they will learn about genetic skin modifications and explore the possibilities of using viral biomes to decorate the skin through a series of videos, brochures, photographs and human interaction with the EnchidaLabs staff. Former Crystal Bridges Executive Director, Don Bacigalupi, awarded McClellan this year’s UMLAUF Prize, and the exhibition continues until January 29, 2017, also featuring new works from previous Prizewinners such as Gracelee Lawrence & Ryan Hawk (2015), Adam Crosson (2014), Stephanie Wagner (2007), Katalin Hausel (2006), Mark Schatz (2005), and Holly Fisher (2004).

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February 2016 - January 2017

The People’s Gallery

The People’s Gallery

The 2016 People’s Gallery exhibition features over 100 works from Austin-area artists, galleries, museums, and arts organizations displayed throughout the first three floors of City Hall.

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June 19th, 2016 – January 22nd, 2017

Blanton Museum of Art

Xu Bing: Book from the Sky

Regarded as one of the masterpieces of twentieth-century Chinese art, Book from the Sky ushered in the avant-garde movement in post-Mao era China. It also won Xu Bing international recognition, including the prestigious MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Award. Since its completion in the early 1990s, this profound meditation on the nature of language has been exhibited globally, a testimony to its provocative power and ability to engage viewers beyond its original context.

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October 16th - January 29th

Blanton Museum of Art

Warhol by the Book

The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin presents Warhol By the Book, the first museum exhibition in the United States to examine Andy Warhol’s career-long work in books—an overlooked and important aspect of the artist’s life and career. The exhibition presents nearly all of Warhol’s book projects from his early days as a student in Pittsburgh and commercial illustrator in New York to his years as a Pop art pioneer and superstar celebrity.

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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

January 28-February 12

Link & Pin

Print Austin Invitational Exhibit

Opening Reception

Saturday, February 4 from 6 to 9 pm

Under the big tent called “Art”, find many forms. Art flows from far more than a brush. Art encompasses many techniques.

The next Link & Pin showing features the Print Austin Invitational Exhibit with select members from PrintMatters in Houston. Artists include Andis Applewhite, Luisa Duarte, Helen Gerritzen, Cathie Kayser, Suzanne Manns, and Anna Mavromatis.

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January 27 – February 24

Visual Arts Center

Elizabeth Bick: Performances

Spring 2017 Season Opening Reception

Friday, January 27 from 6-9pm

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

Spring 2017 Season Opening Reception

Friday, January 27 from 6-9pm

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

Spring 2017 Season Opening Reception

Friday, January 27 from 6 to 9pm

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

Spring 2017 Season Opening Reception

Friday, January 27 from 6 to 9pm

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

Opening Reception

Saturday, February 4 from 6 to 8pm, Preview + Artist Talk Thursday, February 2nd at 6pm

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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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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