Austin Events

Experimental Reading and Installation by Andy Rihn

Domy Books
Saturday, December 4, 2-6pm

For those who missed Andy Rihn's gonzo installation at the Monofonus compound – which featured, among other things, a pigeon room and readings by a vibrating pile of denim – Andy's installing a reconstruction on December 4. It's all in celebration of Andy's first book, The Tiger's Last Tooth, available at Domy and through the Monofonus website now. (The book is also available to read in its entirety here.)

Stars and Hearts For Lyric

Birdhouse Gallery
Sunday, December 5, 7pm

Birdhouse Gallery hosts a benefit at the Scoot Inn (E. 4th) for Lyric Grossman, a tiny new baby in need of several heart surgeries. There will be live music and a silent art auction. Click here for deets.

Houston Events

Rice/Menil Lecture Series: "Comic Modernism"

Menil Foyer, 1515 Sul Ross
Monday, December 6, 7 pm

Michael Leja studies the visual arts in various media, primarily in the United States, in the 19th and 20th centuries. The author of Reframing Abstract Expressionism: Subjectivity and Painting in the 1940s (1993), and Looking Askance: Skepticism and American Art from Eakins to Duchamp (2004), he has taught American Art at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia since 2005.

Conversation with Mark Dion

Houston Arts Alliance
Monday, December 6, 7-8:30pm

Mark Dion's work goes against the grain of dominant culture to challenge how rational scientific methods and subjective influences shape our understanding of the natural world. By locating the roots of environmental politics and public policy in the investigation of knowledge about nature, he questions the authoritative role of the scientific voice in contemporary society.

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