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Understanding Coincidence in the Multiverse

 

Host: Ivester Contemporary, 916 Springdale Rd, Bldg 2, STE 107
Dates: January 21, 2023 – February 25, 2023

Ivester Contemporary is proud to present, ’Understanding Coincidence in the Multiverse,’ an exhibition of new work by Candace Hicks. This exhibition features two of Hicks’ ongoing series; her 8“ x 10.5” hand embroidered compositions on canvas she calls Notes for String Theory as well as her multi-page hand embroidered bookworks titled String Theory. Both of these series focus on literary coincidence and Hicks’ fascination with the phenomenon of learning a new word or hearing about something in particular only to begin seeing it seemingly everywhere or reading the same unique phrase or idea in more than one book in short succession.

 


 

 

entangled portmanteau

 

Host: Ivester Contemporary, 916 Springdale Rd, Bldg 2, STE 107
Dates: January 21, 2023 – February 25, 2023

 

Artist Michael Anthony García’s experience as a Chicano in the U.S. allows him to code-switch between Mexican and U.S. identities while understanding his alienness in both worlds. It is with this cultural lens that he extrapolates to a broader map of truths or questions about reality in general.

The work presented in ‘entangled portmanteau’ teases the borders of García’s culturally specific perceptions as well as  viewers’ perceptions of the universe and their experiences in it.

 


 

 

Daniel & Marjory Johnston: The What of Whom

 

Host: Lydia Street Gallery, 1200 E 11th St
Dates: January 21, 2023 – March 19, 2023
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 21, 6-9 pm
Artist Talk with Marjory Johnston: Sunday, January 22, 3 pm

 

Lydia Street Gallery is proud to present “Daniel & Marjory Johnston: The What of Whom.” This exhibition includes numerous artworks from the collaborations between Marjory Johnston and her brother Daniel, who was a musician, artist, and Austin icon. Additionally, select pieces from Marjory’s collection of Daniel’s early work are included, showing the evolution in character development and wholly unique images. It provides a glimpse into Daniel’s mastery in drawing, pushing well beyond the superhero. Humor, darkness, joy & pain, Daniel’s honesty permeates his art.

 


 

 

Christina Moser: There–Not There

 

Host: Big Medium, 916 Springdale Rd, Bldg 2, #101
Dates: January 20, 2023 – February 5, 2023

 

Big Medium proudly presents ‘There―Not There’ by Christina Moser, a multisensory experience designed to move us internally and physically through space, emotions, and environments. Moser, who’s mostly known for her gradient paintings, and who has always leaned on abstraction, geometry, and the impossible, opens her practice to objects and installation, allowing us to accompany her on a journey of reflection through the tumultuous and transformative last few years of her life.

 


 

 

Lovebroke

 

Host: ICOSA Collective, 916 Springdale Rd
Dates: January 20, 2023 – February 18, 2023
Opening Reception: Friday, January 20, 7-10 pm
Queer Focused Social events: February 11 and 18, 2023

 

Lovebroke presents works by three artists, Annie Bissett, Curlee Raven Holton, and Roger Shimomura, addressing romance from the perspective of those who have been historically excluded from Hollywood style happy endings. Pulling from their own experience, each artist invokes traditional printmaking techniques to upend cliches of courtship.

 


 

 

PrintAustin’s 2023 5×5 Exhibition

 

Host: Link & Pin Gallery, 2235 E 6th STE 102
Dates: January 19, 2023 – February 11, 2023
Opening Reception:  Saturday, January 21, 3-7 pm
Virtual Juror/Artist Talk: Wednesday, February 1, 6-7 pm – register at printaustin.org/artist-talks

 

Link & Pin is excited to host PrintAustin’s 2023 5X5 exhibition, one of the print organization’s annual juried shows. Starting in 2021 as an online exhibit, the concept was to have artists judged on all five of the works submitted, with five artists chosen to display work, hence the name 5×5. PrintAustin added a new dynamic to their 2023 call for artists and had two jurors pulling from identical submissions, creating two exhibitions–one hosted here by Link & Pin and one hosted by Form & Concept, a gallery in Santa Fe for the new festival, Print Santa Fe.

2023 Artists: Myles Calvert, Julia Curran, Mehdi Darvishi, Enrique Figuerdo, and Timothy Pauszek

 


 

 

Bob Schneider: New Paintings

 

Host: Yard Dog Art, 916 Springdale Rd, Bldg 3, STE 104
Dates: January 19, 2023 – February 12, 2023
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 19, 7-9 pm

 

We’re happy to announce that we’ll be showcasing new paintings by Austin artist/musician Bob Schneider. While we’ve shown his collage work for years, this show will focus on his oil paintings. This new work offers vague, dream-like tableaus that are strange and surreal.

 


 

 

All Kinds of Black in Tech – Part Two

 

Host: Central Library Gallery, 710 W Cesar Chavez St
Dates: January 17, 2023 – February 21, 2023
Artist Reception: Friday, January 20, 7pm-9pm

 

_OFCOLOR presents All kinds of Black in Tech – Part Two. An immersive photo exhibit highlighting the voices and images of Black professionals in the Technology workforce. Portrait subjects in the exhibit will help the audience peel back the veil of what it means to be a part of this complex ecosystem through audio interview narratives and images representing their authentic selves. These immersive aspects will be the cornerstone of what makes this photo exhibit experience unique.

 


 

 

Scott Leopold: Beautiful Disaster

 

Host: Artworks, 1214 W 6th St STE 105
Dates: January 14, 2023 – February 18, 2023
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 14, 2-5 pm

 

Artworks presents ‘Beautiful Disaster,’ an exhibition of artist Scott Leopold’s deeply personal multi-media paintings. His application of paint, objects, text and streaming thoughts create layered, thick canvases of vulnerability.

“I have no fear when I paint because I want my art to be my truth. I want my art to be a reflection of who I am and what I have experienced. To some I am a disaster and to a small few I am a beautiful disaster who’s just trying to make it through life one day at a time.” – Scott Leopold

 


 

 

Splintered Breath Between the Teeth

 

Host: Flatbed Center for Contemporary Printmaking, 3701 Drossett Dr. STE 190
Dates: January 14, 2022 – February 25, 2022
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 14, 6-8 pm

 

Kim Kei (b.1981, Corpus Christi, TX) is a multi-disciplinary Los Angeles-based artist whose practice spans sculpture, printmaking, painting, and photography to evoke sensations of vulnerability, invasiveness and tenderness towards the body. Her recent large-scale monotypes, created at Flatbed while in residency during the pandemic, will be on exhibition.

 


 

 

Kat Spears: Between You and Me

 

Host: Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd
Dates: January 14 – February 25, 2023
Artist Reception: Wednesday, January 18, 2023, 7-9 pm
Artist Talk: Wednesday, February 22, 2023, 7-9 pm

 

Between You and Me features new paintings by Kat Spears. Spears draws on images and memories of everyday experience to explore the mysteries of perception and unselfing. Through innovations and improvisation with the material of paint, interludes of abstraction, and an oblique approach to representation, these paintings encourage close and slow attention in a visual culture that increasingly favors the quick read and the distracted scroll.

 


 

 

Meagan Hofstetter: Cosmic Garden

 

Host: Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd
Dates: January 14 – March 11, 2023
Artist Reception: Wednesday, January 18, 2023, 7-9pm
Artist Talk: Wednesday, February 22, 2023, 7-9pm

 

Meagan Hofstetter’s exhibit Cosmic Garden consists of intuitive abstract art that draws the viewer in with vibrant and bold colors. These new resin pieces are interactive and seem to be ever changing depending on the lighting and distance where you view them from and are best viewed in person for the full color shifting effect.

 


 

 

Caroline Walker: Dreamscapes

 

Host: Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd
Dates: January 14, 2023 – March 11, 2023
Artist Reception: Wednesday, January 18, 7-9 pm
Artist Talk: Wednesday February 22, 7-9 pm

 

Caroline Walker captures brief scenes from the subconscious and interprets them into sculpture and photo composite pieces, inviting viewers to briefly escape their real-world issues. If only for a few moments, Walker’s work allows the audience to lose themselves in these surreal, peaceful, and whimsical otherworldly scenes.

 


 

 

B. Shawn Cox: Bouff!

 

Host: Davis Gallery, 837 W 12th St
Dates: January 14, 2023 – February 25, 2023
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 14, 4-7 pm

 

“Bouff! – The Big Tease” is B Shawn Cox’s second solo show at Davis Gallery. Backcomb your way into campy, colorful and diverse pieces that celebrate iconic Texas big hair and the women who proudly and sometimes loudly rocked it!

 


 

 

Edgardo Kerlegand & Daniel Rodriguez Collazo: EXISTENCIA

 

Host: Camiba Gallery, 6448 Hwy 290 East, STE A102
Dates: January 14, 2023 – February 25, 2023
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 14, 6-8 pm

 

Camiba Gallery presents ‘EXISTENCIA,’ recent work by artists Daniel Rodríguez Collazo and Edgardo Kerlegand. The exhibit references both artists’ forms of expression as they relate to the human existence — one on the internal and physical forms of the human figure and the other on the forms that humans create and exist in.

 


 

 

Julia Lucey: Menagerie

 

Host: Wally Workman Gallery, 1202 W 6th St
Dates: January 7, 2023 – January 29, 2023
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 7, 4-6 pm

 

Wally Workman Gallery is proud to present a solo show with printmaker Julia Lucey. Lucey precisely cuts and layers her intricate aquatint etchings onto panel, creating a visually dense narrative. This new series expands her menagerie, exploring ideas of migration and invasive species amongst the plants and animals native to her home state of California. In a playful manner, Lucey’s work examines how the natural world coexists: predator vs prey, native vs invasive.

 


 

 

Renee Lai: In the Water You Become

 

Host: grayDUCK Gallery, 2213 E Cesar Chavez
Dates: January 7, 2023 – February 19, 2023
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 7, 2023
Artist Talk: Saturday, February 11, 2pm

 

“’In The Water You Become’ exhibits traces left behind by my body— silhouettes, records of movements made while swimming, a doubling of myself in a painting. These drawings and paintings render my body legible: the exact contours of my frame have been traced onto the material. However, I am strangely anonymous, my face, skin color, and other identifying characteristics obscured. In the video work, my physical body is more fully present as I swim back and forth, dragging and sinking paintings of my own body.” –Renee Lai

 


 

 

Jade Walker: Wayfinding

 

Host: Women & Their Work, 1311 E Cesar Chavez St
Dates: January 7, 2023 – February 23, 2023
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 7, 7-9 pm

 

In her large-scale installation, Jade Walker uses color, weaving, rope, tools, notions of signage, and found objects to articulate questions around how we engage with our environment and the effect that this relationship has on our society.

 


 

 

Las Hermanas Iglesias

 

Host: Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Dates: December 17, 2022 – July 19, 2023

 

Sisters Lisa and Janelle Iglesias have collaborated artistically as Las Hermanas Iglesias since 2005, alongside their individual studio practices. Working on opposite coasts, the artists produce playful work in a variety of mediums, engaging issues such as community, feminism, and cultural hybridity. Las Hermanas’ artworks draw on their identities as the children of Dominican and Norwegian immigrants and highlight relationships between family members as well as individuals in society, tying the personal to larger cultural systems and promoting cooperation and collectivity.

 


 

 

Medieval X Modern

 

Host: Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Dates: December 10, 2022 – July 9, 2023

 

Medieval X Modern (pronounced: Medieval by Modern) showcases 19th- and 20th-century works by artists across Europe and the Americas who were influenced by the styles and subjects of medieval art and architecture. Exemplary medieval works appear alongside works by Ellsworth Kelly, Marc Chagall, Robert Rauschenberg, Clare Leighton, among many other modern artists who turned to the Middle Ages for inspiration. Created during a time characterized by increased industrialization, war, and political change, the artworks reveal ideals and anxieties of the modern age.

 


 

 

The Department of the People + Process

 

Host: George Washington Carver Museum, 1165 Angelina St
Dates: November 3, 2022 – February 25, 2022

 

The Carver Museum presents The Department of the People + Process, a groundbreaking interactive art exhibition that examines questions of authority and the sovereignty of the human journey. The interactive exhibition features the work of Moyo Oyelola, a Nigerian-Texan interdisciplinary and multimedia artist known for his photography and profound storytelling by manner of large-scale multimedia installations.

 


 

 

IN A DREAM YOU SAW A WAY TO SURVIVE AND YOU WERE FULL OF JOY

Host: The Contemporary Austin
Dates: September 17, 2022 – February 12, 2023

 

The Contemporary Austin presents IN A DREAM YOU SAW A WAY TO SURVIVE AND YOU WERE FULL OF JOY, a group exhibition featuring eight artists whose work explores how narrative and storytelling shape our senses of self, community, history, and identity.

The Jones Center: 700 Congress Ave.

Laguna Gloria: 809 W 35th St, Austin

 


 

 

Wura-Natasha Ogunji: earth, body, spirit

 

Host: Art Galleries at Black Studies – Idea Lab, 210 W 24th St, Gordon-White Building 2.204
Dates: August 25, 2022 – February 23, 2022

 

Wura-Natasha Ogunji: earth, body, spirit provides a glimpse of the artist’s lyrical, dreamlike landscape. In the drawings and video, lines, colors, shapes, and figures convey much more than can be understood through a quick glance. By working with African and African diaspora knowledges to blur the often rigid Western dualism between body and spirit, Ogunji makes the unseen visible and eternal.

 

 

 

 

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The Circling Sky: Works By Jason Brooks And Gordon McCloud

 

Host: Cloud Tree Studios & Gallery, 3411 E 5th St
Dates: January 27, 2023 – January 29, 2023
Opening Reception: Friday, January 27, 7-11 pm

 

New oil paintings by Jason Brooks and painted Japanese masks by Gordon McCloud.

 


 

 

Will Klemm: Seance

 

Host: Wally Workman Gallery, 1202 W 6th St
Dates: February 4, 2023 – February 26, 2023

 

On Saturday, February 4th, Wally Workman Gallery is opening Will Klemm’s solo show ‘Seance.’ This show is organized into two contrasting sections: the monochromatic and the brightly colorful. Klemm’s works are either filled with allusions and quotations from nineteenth century painters, or are subjects taken from the artist’s daily life. He explores how the art of the past continues to communicate, influencing the art of today.

 


 

 

I C U: New Works by Heyd Fontenot

 

Host: Cloud Tree Studios & Gallery, 3411 E 5th St
Dates: February 10, 2023 – February 26, 2023
Opening Reception: Friday, February 10, 7-10 pm
Artist Talk: Sunday, February 26, 3-5 pm

 

Longtime Austin resident and interdisciplinary artist Heyd Fontenot returns to Texas after a lengthy artist’s residency on the Atlantic coast of Newfoundland, Canada, bringing with him a collection of freshly minted drawings and large scale paintings never before exhibited in Austin. Fontenot’s stylized nude portraits are prized for their beautiful draftsmanship and unexpected humor and his artwork focusing on the human figure has been widely exhibited for more than 20 years.

Within the sex-saturated psyche of American culture, the artist combats both religious dogma and conservative hypocrisy to celebrate humanity in all of its lovely imperfection.These paintings and drawings present a political argument in favor of bodily autonomy as the artist lays claim to territory for queerness.

 


 

 

Day Jobs

 

Host: Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Dates:  February 19, 2023 – July 23, 2023

 

The first major exhibition to examine the overlooked impact of day jobs on the visual arts, Day Jobs is dedicated to demystifying artistic production and upending the stubborn myth of the artist sequestered in their studio, waiting for inspiration to strike. The exhibition will make clear that much of what has determined the course of modern and contemporary art history are unexpected moments spurred by pragmatic choices rather than dramatic epiphanies. Conceived as a corrective to the field of art history, the exhibition also encourages us to more openly acknowledge the precarious and generative ways that economic and creative pursuits are intertwined. Day Jobs includes approximately 75 works in a broad range of media by emerging and established artists such as Emma Amos, Larry Bell, Mark Bradford, Jeffrey Gibson, Tishan Hsu, Ragen Moss, Howardena Pindell, Chuck Ramirez, Robert Ryman, and Fred Wilson, among many others.

Day Jobs will be accompanied by a catalogue featuring artist essays as well as a podcast.

 


 

 

Diana Greenberg

 

Host: Wally Workman Gallery, 1202 W 6th St
Dates: March 4, 2023 – March 26, 2023
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 4, 6-8 pm

 

On Saturday, March 4th Wally Workman Gallery will open their eighth solo show with abstract painter Diana Greenberg. The work in this show is most influenced by Havana, Cuba. Specifically, Havana Viejo’s (Old Havana’s) architecture and color. Greenberg is struck by the juxtaposition of the color and specifically the boldness of the color families within one building, or a series of neighboring buildings. Of Cuban heritage, Greenberg is intrinsically inspired to explore the visual sense of living there.

While working on the small oil and mixed media works for this show, Greenberg was also influenced by Ikebana, or Japanese flower arranging. She loves the sculptural quality of the arrangements in Ikebana and wanted to create portraits of their forms. She continues with the Heron series, which mimics the concentric lines embroidered on a kimono.

 

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