Upcoming Events

 

 

TalkAbout: Treespell

 

When: Thursday, February 29, 10 am
Where: Women & Their Work, 1311 E Cesar Chavez St

 

Join Women & Their Work for a conversation between Elizabeth Chapin, whose exhibition Treespell is currently on view at the gallery, and artist Shazia Sikander, as part of their TalkAbout series.

In Treespell, Chapin delves into the natural and mythological realms to comment with dark whimsy on the transformative power of the gaze, and the interconnectedness of all living things. Her work draws on personal, historical, and imaginative elements, which she uses to alternately wield and subvert notions of viewership and voyeurism. Chapin will be in conversation with artist Shahzia Sikander on February 29th at 10 AM as part of the gallery’s ongoing TalkAbout series. Exhibition Dates: January 27, 2024 – March 7, 2024.

 

 


 

 

Opening Reception – A Mother and Her Sun

 

When: Friday, March 1, 7-9 pm
Where: Ivester Contemporary, 916 Springdale Rd, Bldg 2, STE 107

 

Ivester Contemporary is excited to announce the upcoming exhibition “A Mother and Her Sun”, featuring the latest paintings by Austin based painter, Tom Jean Webb. This exhibition marks a significant development in Webb’s artistic journey, delving deeper into themes of presence, positivity, and the artist’s relationship to his natural surroundings. The paintings in this exhibition offer an intimate experience with intricate details and vibrant mark making. The viewer is invited to spend time with each painting exploring each bursting canvas, creating space for contemplation of the scenes represented in each work. Overall color palettes presented in this show imply the dawn of a new day, a new direction, and a positive outlook about the future. “A Mother and Her Sun” serves as both an exercise in mindfulness and an homage to the power of the natural world. Exhibition Dates: March 1, 2024 – April 13, 2024.

 

 


 

 

Opening Reception – Our given distance: Erin Cunningham and Tammie Rubin

 

When: Friday, March 1, 7-10 pm
Where: ICOSA Collective, 916 Springdale Rd

 

In this exhibition, sculptors Cunningham and Rubin converse through objectness to find connections to women’s labor by delving into each of their familial lineage. Labor roles such as housekeeper, seamstress, cook, caretaker, and homemaker are common threads referenced in Our given distance. Cast iron, textiles, found objects, collaged fans, porcelain, wax, and graphite sculptures hold space for the unseen domestic labor of women. Both artists have matriarchal southern roots and shared generational labor. From varied backgrounds, Cunningham and Rubin contemplate the value and contributions of women’s labor in the workforce and the domestic space. Exhibition Dates: March 1, 2024 – March 30, 2024.

 

 


 

 

Vintage Print Trunk Show

 

When: Saturday, March 2, 12-4 pm
Where: Modern Rocks Gallery, 916 Springdale Rd

 

Join Modern Rocks Gallery for a Vintage Print Trunk Show – a collection of images of 70s, 80s, and 90s music icons from the original photographer’s original negatives. Shop music history, enjoy free cocktails and nearby open artist studios for Open Canopy. Browse work (some never-before-seen) from Chris Cuffaro, Norman Seeff, David Corio, and Alec Byrne.

 

 


 

 

Opening Reception – GARY JAMES McQUEEN: Art | Technology | Fashion

 

When: Saturday, March 2, 2-4 pm
Where: West Chelsea Contemporary, 1009 W 6th St #120
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Gary James McQueen — found at the intersection of fine art, innovative technology, and high fashion — constructs the unexpected, weaving gilded worlds of dark, fantastical beauty. Within this exhibition, West Chelsea Contemporary affords visitors the opportunity to step into the macabre and romantic realm of GARY JAMES McQUEEN. Presenting nineteen new artworks — and situated within his exhaustive body of work — GARY JAMES McQUEEN is the artist’s first exhibition in the United States. These artworks pay homage to Gary James McQueen’s rich history and significant contributions to the world of fashion, highlighting the formative relationship between the artist and his late uncle, renowned fashion icon Alexander “Lee” McQueen. Exhibition Dates: March 2, 2024 – March 24, 2024.

 

 

 


 

 

Dancing with Trees

 

When: Saturday, March 2, 3 pm
Where: Women & Their Work, 1311 E Cesar Chavez St

 

Dancing with Trees is a durational movement exploration in conversation with the mythical world of Elizabeth Chapin’s Treespell. Dancers will become part of this world, adding another layer to the conversation of the transformative power of the gaze and offering the body as a fully present, living archive.

Dancing with Trees is a BLiPSWiTCH work created in collaboration with dancers Hailley Lauren, Taryn Lavery, Alex Miller, Sarah Navarrete, and Aiden Rodgers. Treespell Exhibition Dates: January 27, 2024 – March 7, 2024.

 

 


 

 

Opening Reception – Malou Flato: Greatest Hits

 

When: Saturday, March 2, 4-7 pm
Where: Davis Gallery, 837 West 12th St

 

All artists reach a point in their career when they look back and ponder their work, their Greatest Hits.

For Malou Flato that time is now – time to remix, remaster and reimagine her quintessential works on a grand scale. Looking back over forty years in the arts, Malou Flato has taken ten of her most popular acrylic paintings and revisited them in the oil medium. Increasing their canvas size to a breathtaking 60 x 72, she brings out the depth and intricacies of her favorite subjects: Texas Bluebonnets, Sage, Tasjillo, and Ocotillo. Breathing wonderful new life into their natural abstraction and delicacy, they are vibrant and dynamic with the spirit of the Texas landscape. Exhibition Dates: March 2, 2024 – April 6, 2024.

 

 


 

 

Opening Reception – Ian Shults: Common Drugs and the Fantasies They Produce

 

When: Saturday, March 2, 5-7 pm
Where: Wally Workman Gallery, 1202 W 6th St

 

On Saturday March 2nd, Wally Workman Gallery will open their 7th solo show with local painter Ian Shults. Taunting societal taboos with bold brushstrokes and sly editing skills, Shults’ figurative paintings are lusciously cinematic. Each piece is broken up by planes and layers of paint, causing an asymmetry that serves to break up the painting’s space as well as the layers of time captured. Shults’ paintings recall a bygone era when the sheen of the American Dream dulled; his focus, the dynamic between the patriarchy and feminism. This show, filled with lust, loss and libations, conveys a sense of unabashed mischief. Exhibition Dates: March 2, 2024 – March 31, 2024.

 

 


 

 

Artist Talk – Thin Spaces

 

When: Wednesday, March 6, 7-9 pm
Where: Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd

 

Thin Spaces offers a unique perspective on how our relationships with the natural world can serve as a conduit to a deeper understanding of the ethereal, revealing the subtle magic when nature and spirit intertwine. Rebecca Bennett, through the sensual qualities of oil, uses her alchemist skills to create layered abstractions that delve into the interplay of color, line, and texture. Her intention is to encourage viewers to interpret their own experience within the artwork rather than merely observing the work itself. Leslie Kell employs her own distinctive technique to create her unique visuals, blending elements of design and photography. She seamlessly weaves her photographs into the intricate spaces and patterns of her drawings, unraveling hidden depths within each composition. Elena Lipkowski, in a fusion of digital collage and hand-embroidery, explores the inherent dualities of the Thin Space encounter. Here, long vistas coexist with intimate details in a dialogue between digital and tactile, pixel and thread, technology and tradition. Exhibit Dates: February 3, 2024 – March 9, 2024.

 

 


 

 

Why Black Museums: Exhibitions and Relations

 

When: Thursday, March 7, 10:30 am – 3 pm
Where: William C. Powers Student Activity Center 2.120 or Virtual
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AGBS is excited to announce the second symposium in their multi-year program Why Black Museums, an annual series that honors and examines the cultural contributions of Black and ethnically specific museums. This program series asks: how do Black museums create their own imaginative ways of being museum spaces? This year’s symposium, “Why Black Museums: Exhibitions and Relations,” features acclaimed curators Dr. Bridget R. Cooks and Dr. Kellie Jones, and Austin-based historians and curators Carre Adams, Ulili Emore, and Dr. Jacqueline Smith-Francis.

“Why Black Museums: Exhibitions and Relations” explores the connections among past and present exhibitions of Black art and historical objects. Examining the myriad ways that Black individuals and communities have developed for collecting, preserving, and exhibiting art and well-made objects, “Exhibitions and Relations” considers how these ways shape contemporary museum practice.

 

 


 

 

Opening Reception – Field Notes on Augury: ISTI MIRANT STELLA

 

Where: Flatbed Center for Contemporary Printmaking, 3701 Drossett Dr. STE 190
When: Saturday, March 9, 4-6 pm

 

Flatbed is pleased to present a selection of works by Serena Perrone spanning printmaking, ceramics, glass, photography, and text. Often taking cues from literature and art history, her varied bodies of work are unified by the use of color and recurring symbols, relying heavily on process, workmanship, and decoration. The works in this exhibition record instances of both wonder and trepidation when confronting the landscape and natural phenomena. Isti Mirant Stella (“they marvel at the star”) is a nod to the auspicious appearance of Halley’s Comet as depicted in the Bayeux Tapestry of 1066, as Perrone proposes the possibility of reading the past and gleaning clues to the future through close attention to the terrestrial and celestial realms. Exhibition Dates: March 9, 2024 – April 20, 2024.

 

 


 

 

Artist Reception – Kathy McCarty & David Thornberry: Apotheosis

 

When: Friday, March 15, 6-9 pm
Where: Lydia Street Gallery, 1200 E 11th St
With a musical performance by Kathy McCarty & a poetry reading by David Thornberry

 

One of Austin’s creative couples is back for their exhibition, appropriately titled, “Apotheosis” as they are certainly at their peaks. It signifies profound transformation into one’s highest or truest form. While they may not be turning into gods, they have most definitely developed their respective visions.

Thornberry’s paintings are “about shapes, shadows, and light.” McCarty allows for a paradox in technique and theme – from studied pictorials of beauty to her more emotive musings referencing her life, her musical visions, and her dreams. Exhibition Dates: February 24, 2024 – March 31, 2024.

 

 


 

 

Opening Reception – Alejandra Almuelle: Circular Body

 

When: Saturday, March 23, 7-9 pm
Where: Women & Their Work, 1311 E Cesar Chavez St

 

The focus of Alejandra Almuelle’s work is the human form. The body not only carries our genetic memory, but it is the biological archive of experience. We are historically shaped and conditioned by the environment and by the same socioeconomic structures we have participated in creating. The human body is both witness and event, as well as the field where these two aspects are at play. Her work points to this juncture. Through the human form in its different iterations, Almuelle shifts attention beyond form to what is implicit: the event, the experience that has taken place.

For this new body of work, Almuelle has incorporated clay, graphite, beeswax, paper, resin, gold and silver leaf. Circular Body consists of eight installation pieces in which the circle is the base component, with a ninth piece placed symbolically as the point, the center of the circle. This geometrical shape evokes our notion of time, cycles and motion, like the rotation of planets and galaxies around a center. The circle, as an abstraction of the sphere, is present from the eye to the telescope; from ovule to earth. Exhibition Dates: March 23, 2024 – May 9, 2024.

 

 

 


 

 

Artist Reception – Scent of Austin: Ziesook You

 

When: Wednesday, March 27, 7-9 pm
Where: Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd

 

Ziesook incorporates symbolism inspired by Broq-pa floral traditions to capture intimate, multi-layered portraits. She began working with this theme in 2016, taking photos of her twin daughters, and has since expanded her subjects to include single mothers, seniors, and people with multi-cultural backgrounds. Since moving to Austin two years ago, Ziesook has begun work on her “Scent of Austin” series, utilizing flora and fauna from central Texas in her photographs of Austinites. Exhibition Dates: March 23, 2024 – April 20, 2024.

 

 


 

 

Artist Talk/Closing Reception – Kathy McCarty & David Thornberry: Apotheosis

 

When: Friday, March 31, 4-6 pm
Where: Lydia Street Gallery, 1200 E 11th St
With a musical performance by Kathy McCarty & a poetry reading by David Thornberry

 

One of Austin’s creative couples is back for their exhibition, appropriately titled, “Apotheosis” as they are certainly at their peaks. It signifies profound transformation into one’s highest or truest form. While they may not be turning into gods, they have most definitely developed their respective visions.

Thornberry’s paintings are “about shapes, shadows, and light.” McCarty allows for a paradox in technique and theme – from studied pictorials of beauty to her more emotive musings referencing her life, her musical visions, and her dreams. Exhibition Dates: February 24, 2024 – March 31, 2024.

 

 


 

 

Opening Reception – Jen Garrido: Shapes That Listen

 

When: Saturday, April 6, 5-7 pm
Where: Wally Workman Gallery, 1202 W 6th St

 

On Saturday, April 6th, Wally Workman Gallery is pleased to open their 5th show with San Francisco based painter Jen Garrido, Shapes That Listen. Each of Garrido’s compositions has an internal gravity that develops as she works. She draws out forms that tangle, touch, and overlap; that sit, lean and lay. She pays attention to shapes that climb or melt, slither or are filled with air; shaping ridges, platforms, grooves, and soft spaces woven through the layers. No composition is planned. Each choice is influenced by the ones that came before, working shape by shape, layer by layer. The power of color and her intuitive use of shape combine to form emotive vessels that communicate an ever-changing internal and external growth- to which we all can relate. Exhibition Dates: April 6, 2024 – April 28, 2024.

 

 


 

 

Dorian Wood | Canto de Todes

 

When: Wednesday, April 10, 11 am – 11 pm
Where: Women & Their Work, 1311 E Cesar Chavez St
Tickets on sale: Friday, February 9, 11 am

 

Women & Their Work is proud to present Canto de Todes, an immersive 12-hour composition and installation in partnership with Fusebox and the Museum of Human Achievement. Inspired by a lyric of the late Chilean singer and songwriter Violeta Parra, the Creative Capital-awarded project emphasizes the urgency of folk music as a vessel for social change. Canto de Todes is an ode to the folk music Wood was brought up listening to. The idea that music could simultaneously provide comfort and inspire social change has been inspirational. The connections that artists like Violeta Parra, Victor Jara, Mercedes Sosa, and Inti-Illimani made with their communities was crucial in inspiring social and political change in Chile and Argentina as well as throughout Latin America.

 

 


 

 

Artist Reception – Scent of Austin: Ziesook You

 

When: Wednesday, April 17, 7-9 pm
Where: Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd

 

Ziesook incorporates symbolism inspired by Broq-pa floral traditions to capture intimate, multi-layered portraits. She began working with this theme in 2016, taking photos of her twin daughters, and has since expanded her subjects to include single mothers, seniors, and people with multi-cultural backgrounds. Since moving to Austin two years ago, Ziesook has begun work on her “Scent of Austin” series, utilizing flora and fauna from central Texas in her photographs of Austinites. Exhibition Dates: March 23, 2024 – April 20, 2024.

 

 

 

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