Austin On View

Rapture in Rupture
On view through January 11, 2009

Rapture in Rupture, exploring the affective content of work by artists Lauren Kelley, Shiri Mordechay, Mindy Shapero and Nicolau Vergueiro, may serve as an Austin counterpart to Damaged Romanticism at Blaffer Gallery in Houston. Perhaps these exhibitions speak to our zeitgeist, in which brokeness seems inseparable from beauty and pain intimately linked to hope.

Benjamin Butler: Dark and Leafless

Lora Reynolds Gallery
On View through January 10, 2009

 New York-based painter Benjamin Butler comes back for a second solo exhibition in Reynolds' gorgeous new space.

Dallas Openings

Bert L. Long: My Daily Bread

HCG Gallery
Opens December 5, 6-9 pm

Internationally known Houston artist Bert L Long Jr. presents his earlier paintings and self made frames alongside his latest body of work entitled, "My Daily Bread". Working in a variety of mediums, the artist has gained national and international recognition throughout his career for his thought provoking art.

Dallas On View

Take your time: Olafur Eliasson

The Dallas Museum of Art
On View through March 15, 2009

This exhibition gathers works from major public and private collections worldwide and spans Eliasson’s diverse range of artistic production from 1993 to the present, including installations, large-scale immersive environments, freestanding sculpture and photography. What better way to get over your turkey hangover than to see this epic show?

Houston Openings

Gael Stack: Recent Paintings

Moody Gallery
Opens December 6, 2008 6–8 PM

Stack is currently the John & Rebecca Moores Professor of Art at the University of Houston where she has been a faculty member since 1980.

Joshua S. Goode: Beside You In Time

ArtStorm Gallery
Opens Saturday, November 29, 7- 10 PM

In ArtStorm’s first custom made installation, Texas-based artist Joshua S. Goode creates a monumental sculptural construction for ArtStorm’s back yard and a site-specific installation for the interior galleries. Also on view are corresponding drawings, prints and collages.Music at the opening reception will be provided by local experimental band The They.

Houston on View

Mequitta Ahuja, Cory Wagner and others

Lawndale Art Center
On View through January 10, 2009

Five solo shows are currently on view at Lawndale: AJ Liberto and Jesse Robinson, Cory Wagner, Ann Marie Nafziger, Mequitta Ahuja and Emily Sloan. We're especially looking forward to Wagner's Personal Panopticon and Ahuja's Flowback. After Foucault, Wagner's panopticon seems somewhat overambitious, but we're willing to hold back judgement until we've seen it. Ahuja just finished up a residency at the Core Program and her work is an evocative investigation race, gender and sex. We can't wait.

San Antonio Openings

Ben Marlan: Imaginary Landscapes

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Opens December 5, 2008, 6-9pm

New York artist Ben Marlan creates vistas that are born out of his love of bright or saturated colors and simple, peaceful forms. The trees, hills, sun and other features of the landscapes become living creatures, moving around, conversing and relating with each other, and the viewer. Curious, indeed.

New York On View

Trenton Doyle Hancock: Fear

James Cohan Gallery
On View through January 10, 2009

Houston-based Trenton Doyle Hancock is well known for evolving his absurdist narrative of the battle between good and evil executed across a wide variety of media that includes painting, collage, sculpture, print and the performing arts. The artist's densely layered works incorporate text, drawing, collaged paper, plastic, felt, fur and paint to create a collision of symbols and visual tropes that evidence Hancock's singular vision and distinctive means of storytelling.

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