March 17 - April 14

CAMIBAart

Orna Feinstein: A Circle in a Circle is a Tree

In this colorful exhibit, Feinstein continues her fascination and exploration of Trees and their interior geometry using a variety of mediums and processes.  Many will be familiar with her signature layering of monoprints and cut paper to create moiré patterns and visually kinetic works.  However, some will be surprised to see Orna Feinstein exploring her ideas using paint, concrete, and plaster.  This exhibit dares to present at once a wider view of Feinstein’s creative palate – as if we are allowed a small peek into what her studio must look like at any one time.  Yet, even with the wide range of materials and forms of expression, the harmony between the works is undeniable.

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March 17 - April 28

Flatbed Press and Gallery

VASCULUM | Spencer Fidler

Spencer Fidler’s practice is to collect volunteer plants from his property in Las Cruces, New Mexico and draw them daily at four times their scale. He is compelled to take only what the day offers. He quickly finds himself immersed in the complexities of the flowers and vines sorting out the veinlike leaves and blossoms. His large-scale drawings present the world as a still life in a vasculum, a vessel used for collecting and studying botanical specimens. This is a practice that has overlapped his drawings and etchings of humans. Fidler’s silhouetted humans are caught diving, falling or floating and reveal limb and torsos with tangled vascular networks that reference those of plants. Fidler is an artist/scientist from the age of Enlightenment with the eye of a Romantic now living in the age of Information.

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March 9 - April 6

Visual Arts Center

Visual Arts Center’s 2018 Senior Art Exhibition: It’s Not What You Think

The Senior Art Exhibition catalogs a pivotal moment for many young artists graduating from the Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas at Austin. The exhibition includes a range of work in print, sculpture, painting, photography, video, installation, and game design. The exhibitions include work by students receiving bachelor’s degrees in Studio Art and Visual Art Studies. Join us to celebrate their accomplishments and enjoy refreshments generously provided by Big Bend Brewing Co.

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March 23 - April 1

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Influences: Clara Newby

Opening Reception

March 31 from 4-6pm

Throughout her 60-year career, Clara Newby’s work has been shaped by a variety of external influences. In the 1960’s she began studying with prominent painter, Simon Michael, who is considered the grandfather of the Rockport art community. Later, Clara explored new techniques under the tutelage of watercolorist, Ken Hosmer. Once air travel became more accessible in the 1970s, she began traveling abroad. Her creativity was ignited by these new and foreign settings. She painted her way through Europe, Canada, and Hawaii. Even in recent years, she has continued to be influenced as an artist, experimenting with modern techniques such as alcohol ink. Influences is a journey through the external forces that have impacted Clara Newby’s work, and helped shape the outward expression of her internal artistic vision.

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April 7 - May 6

Art on 5th

Adam Scott Rote

Opening Reception

April 7 fro 7-9pm

Adam Scott Rote is an award-winning, self-taught artist whose work is influenced by architecture, fashion and classic cinema. Because of his brilliant colors and deceptively exceptional attention to detail, these paintings are often mistaken for digital art. Using only airbrushed acrylic, gouache, watercolor pencils, and his own hand, Adam is able to bring to life images of the past with an ultramodern feel. This prolific artist is perhaps best known for his celebrity portraits of music and film stars, but this exhibition will feature the full range of Adam’s work;  everything from his Serengeti Animals, Alice and Wonderland, and American Ruins series, as well as newly released editions and never-before-seen original paintings. Most collectors travel to Miami or Vegas to see this artist’s work, but you can find it right here in Austin, Texas!

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April 7-28

Wally Workman Gallery

Will Klemm

Opening Reception

April 7 from 6-8pm

On Saturday, April 7, Wally Workman Gallery will open a solo show with Austin-based painter Will Klemm, who has shown his work nationally since 1993 and is a veteran of over fifty one-man exhibitions. Klemm’s current focus is on the horizon and the soft transitions that occur above and below, lending these works a quiet sense of stratification. The exceptional light quality Klemm is known for infuses each piece with unique ethereal and meditative elements.

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February 2018 - January 2019

The People’s Gallery

The People’s Gallery 2018

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

‘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”

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)

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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