February 2018 - January 2019

The People’s Gallery

The People’s Gallery 2018

Opening Reception

February 23 from 6-9pm

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 ArtUniversity of Texas at Austin) John Sager; and artist and Professor of Art, St. Edward’s University Tammie Rubin.

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February 23 - March 18

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Seascapes by Anissa Bryant

Opening Reception

February 23 from 6-9pm

‘Seascapes’ is an exploration of the intrinsic loneliness of humanity, the vastness of the oceans, and the interconnectivity of life with water.  This series taps into those subjects and intends to distill the essence of a moment in time and elicit an emotional reaction.   The pieces are deeply influenced by geological forces at work such as the breaking of ice caps and movements of the oceans. They explore the feeling of loneliness and how insignificant one can feel in a vast ocean.

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February 24 – April 1

Yard Dog Art Gallery

Nate Otto “Imagined Cities”

Opening Reception

February 24 from 7-9pm

Nate Otto is an artist from Chicago whose work explores urban landscapes and architecture filtered through his own vision.  Mapping, gentrification, development, decay, and the inherent and ongoing change in the urban space are among the ideas he tries to tackle with his graphic, stylized, and simplified drawings, paintings, and murals.  Nate has had several solo art shows in Chicago and he has shown his art all over the world.  As an illustrator he has contributed at Basecamp, DNA Info, NPR, and many others.  He has done murals for Nike, Facebook, interior Define, VML, and many more.  He is a graduate of Columbia College in Chicago and he has been a full time artist since 2012.

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February 24 - April 1

grayDUCK Gallery

Photo/Montage (12×12)

Opening Reception

February 24 from 7-10pm

Photo/Montage (12×12) invites established, local artists to step out of their usual boundaries to engage in a complex dialog with a given concept. Each participating artist worked with the same set of twelve prints from Pizzi’s recent photography to create a unique collage/assemblage using at least one element from all the twelve images, with no other restrictions or guidelines about form, size or aesthetic purpose. The collaborators involved are diverse in background and vision, and include visual artists Catherine Lee, Michael Anthony Garcia, Shawn Smith, Maya Lawrence, w. tucker, Peggy Weiss, and Steve Wiman; composer Graham Reynolds; graphic designer DJ Stout; architect Emily Little; writer Teresa Elliott; and photographer/filmmaker Robert Ziebell.

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February 16th – March 10th

CAMIBAart

Lorena Morales: Glimmers of Time

CAMIBAart Gallery is pleased to present Glimmers of Time, an exhibition featuring new multi-dimensional paintings and installations by Venezuela-born, Houston-based artist Lorena Morales.  Glimmers of Time marks Morales’ second solo exhibition with the gallery.

Continuing her exploration of memories and the effect time has on them, Morales has filled the gallery with vibrant colored rods.  Set in groups along the walls, these clear rods are painted to become glimmering lines, some solid, some gradients, and others speckled with contrasting colors.  While there are rods grouped on metal plates, there are others mounted directly to the wall.  As the viewer approaches the works, the color appears and then disappears much like memories.

In the center of the gallery are gatherings of freestanding sculptures, set in conversation with each other – sharing memories – maybe memories of home or of times past.  Visitors are encouraged to weave through these freestanding sculptures and gaze deeply into them.  Each is a memory to be told.  Do the colors, shapes, or images spark a memory?  Memories often feel like fragile fleeting things. The simplest smell, sight, sound, or thought can spark a memory, while the lightest wind can blow it out.  With this exhibition, Lorena Morales encourages us to share our memories – to give them life.

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February 9-23

Visual Arts Center

Untitled

Join the Visual Arts Center for the opening reception of Untitled, an exhibition from the Undergraduate Art History Association exploring the relationship between contemporary art and the theory of the past.

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January 26 - February 23

Visual Arts Center

I Think We Meet Here

Each of the artists in the exhibition I Think We Meet Here is currently in their second year of the Core Residency Program at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. With varied approaches, these artists use video installation to investigate mediated encounters between people.

The title, I Think We Meet Here, describes a proposition not yet resolved, a disorientation in location, a confession of doubt – a collaboration. Though these artists met by chance in the Core Program, their practices have dovetailed in process. In each work, the artists are engaged in a search – for freelance animators, participants on dating/meeting platforms, and monsters. Their videos explore the relationships that emerge as a result of their searches.

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February 3-24

Wally Workman Gallery

Malcom Bucknall

On Saturday, February 3rd, Wally Workman Gallery will present a solo show by renowned artist Malcolm Bucknall. Bucknall’s absurdist surrealism muddles Old Masters with tid-bits of cartoons, films, home photography and many other fascinations to create his anthropomorphic creatures. Bucknall feels that our observation of animals, as with art, is from the outside. In them we see predator devour prey, lovers join with unembarrassed abandon; we see birth, nurturing, the feathering of nests, death all at a remove from ourselves yet mirroring our own deepest libidinous instincts, hopes and fears. Human-animal imagery has been a constant in art, folklore, religion, daydreams, and masquerade. It takes us quickly and easily to what is deep and difficult in ourselves. Bucknall aims directly at this sweet spot, a concoction of visual imagery that sums up common experience – love, fear, gawkiness, triumphalism, self-recognition.

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January 24-February 25

Art on 5th

Kenneth Tom Olsen

Olsen is a Danish artist who has been painting since his youth, however, it was not always his primary career path. Following his service in the Danish Air Force, Olsen worked in the telecommunications business for more than 20 years. He recently left a position as CEO of a successful company in order to paint full time. His drive to follow his passion is apparent in his work. Come out to the gallery before the exhibition opens to watch him paint for yourself!

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January 24 – February 18 // Opening Reception:

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PrintAustin 2018 Invitational: flux

Guest-curated by Paloma Mayorga, the PrintAustin 2018 Invitational: flux examines contemporary manipulations of traditional serigraphy techniques. Featured artists include Essentials Creative, Mirjam Dijkema, Nansi Guevara, and Michael Menchaca. All offer local and international perspectives on the versatility of this medium.

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January 26 – May 27

Mexic-Arte Museum

Desert Triangle Print Carpeta

Produced in fourteen different studios across the Southwest, the Desert Triangle Print Carpeta exhibition will feature the work of 30 printmakers dealing with themes pertinent to the region, including diverse cultural narrative, border identity, and popular culture. Additionally, three prints on display will incorporate augmented reality through Augment El Paso’s self-titled application, which animates the respective works of art.

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January 26 – May 27

Mexic-Arte Museum

Fotografía y Nuevos Medios: Selections from the Permanent Collection

Amassed over the last 35 years, Mexic-Arte Museum’s upcoming exhibition, Fotografía y Nuevos Medios: Selections from the Permanent Collection, explores the plurality of resistance, highlighting varied lineages of Latinx and Latin American resistance. Selected works will reflect upon a range of issues including race, gender, identity, community, civil rights, and cultural praxis. Through different mediums and approaches, these works shift beyond binary paradigms, speaking to the fluidity of life.

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January 26 – February 23

Visual Arts Center

Gold Tape

Gold Tape, a show featuring new work from Print students at The University of Texas at Austin, experiments with introducing and interlacing new forms of media with traditional printmaking techniques. Gold Tape will include colorful, curious and interactive printed matter on clothes, sculptures, canvas, pillows, plants. The exhibition will feature a ‘Zine Screen,’ a wall divider of hanging artist magazines that viewers can flip through, read and enjoy.

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January 26 – February 23

Visual Arts Center

Almost Doesn’t Count

Relatability, alienation, and the desire to categorize the individual body frames the conversation of Almost Doesn’t Count. Drawing from both their Asian and white backgrounds, Rachel Henson and Emily Lee explore the endless in-between-ness of identifying oneself.

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January 26 – February 23

Visual Arts Center

Just Press Print

Just Press Print is an international, traveling group exhibition that explores the introduction of 21st century technologies within the discipline of printmaking. The exhibition highlights artistic planning, collaborative practices, and the broadening possibilities for the graphic artifact in the digital age. The exhibition features published prints evolved from collaborations between fourteen selected artists, including the organizer, Paul Laidler, at the Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR) as part of CFPR Editions.

Just Press Print draws the attention of the audience to significant, yet often overlooked elements of the printing process. Sketches, correspondence, and draft editions highlight the importance of the relationship between artist and master printer, the iterations necessary to achieve the final print, and the archiving and recording process that accompanies the artists’ work. The works on view suggest the evolving nature of digital technology and its potential influence upon established definitions and practices within the field of printmaking.

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January 26 – February 23

UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum

The Codex Borgia

The hand-painted reproduction on artisan-made bark paper presented at the Visual Arts Center is the result of a decades-long project by artist Richard Lee Gutherie with Gisele Diaz and Alan Rodgers. The original manuscript, inaccessible for many years until recent digitization, is known to most scholars and Mesoamerican enthusiasts through a 1993 Dover edition reproduction by the same team. These never before exhibited folios, all 76 pages of The Codex Borgia, debut at the Visual Art Center on Jan. 11, 2018 in conjunction with the UT Austin Mesoamerica Meetings conference.

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January 26 – February 23

Visual Arts Center

I Think We Meet Here

Each of the artists in the exhibition I Think We Meet Here is currently in their second year of the Core Residency Program at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. With varied approaches, these artists use video installation to investigate mediated encounters between people.

The title, I Think We Meet Here, describes a proposition not yet resolved, a disorientation in location, a confession of doubt – a collaboration. Though these artists met by chance in the Core Program, their practices have dovetailed in process. In each work, the artists are engaged in a search – for freelance animators, participants on dating/meeting platforms, and monsters. Their videos explore the relationships that emerge as a result of their searches.

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January 5-21

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Artifacts of Human Trafficking

You are invited to shine a light into the darkness through art, as you explore the pervasive sex trafficking industry in the United States, through Artifacts of Human Trafficking, an installation created by Austin artist, Amie Stone King with accompanying, juried, 2-D mixed media works from artists around the world based on the themes of desperation, isolation and deceit.

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January 6-27

Wally Workman Gallery

Juan Luis Jardí

On Saturday, January 6th, Wally Workman Gallery will open their first show with Barcelona based artist Juan Luis Jardí. A mix of magic realism with certain influences of Pop Art and surrealism, Jardí’s figures and themes illustrate the contrast is our lives and the doubts we are faced with as humans. He strives for his work to provoke feelings: nostalgia, melancholy, loneliness and a sense of uneasiness as well as feelings of euphoria and calm. Jardí’s paintings offer a vintage perspective much like a trip into the past.

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December 2 - January 13

Davis Gallery

Botanical Eclipse

Over the course of his career, Matthew Fuller has demonstrated the rare ability to navigate various styles and methods. His versatility allows him to accommodate his most current concept. Fuller’s unusual skills, his endless progression, and his ability to maintain complete control of his photographic process have enabled him to remain among the best photographers in Austin for the past thirty years.

In his latest series, Botanical Eclipse, Fuller represents the constant, interconnected cycle of life forces flowing through our universe. The magnified images allow the viewer to contemplate the most delicate details of earthly life, while the use of vibrant color alludes to boundless cosmic events. A dramatic compositional orb present in each image, reminiscent of a full solar eclipse amplifies Fuller’s powerful concept.

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November 30 - December 31

Yard Dog Art Gallery

Odd Pottery

Yard Dog presents a collection of new work by Waxahachie potter Carl Block. With his face jugs, musician jugs, and wall platters, Block takes the Southern folk art face jug in a very contemporary direction, equal parts Appalachian tradition and tattoo shop irreverence. Carl will be at the opening with his Dinky Jug Machine, which for $20 a pop dispenses palm-size face jugs, chicken jugs, pig jugs, and the Lucky Skull (wins a free turn). All are wheel turned, hand sculpted & decorated.

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December 2 - 23

Wally Workman Gallery

Light

On Saturday, December 2nd, Wally Workman Gallery will open a group show with new works from over 30 of their artists based on the idea of light. Always evolving, this includes artists that have been with the gallery for decades as well as those that were just signed this year. Participating artists include local figurative painters Ian Shults and Honora Jacob as well as abtract artist Diana Greenberg and landscape painter Will Klemm.

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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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