Austin Openings


Opens September 6, 2008

Guest curated by Paul Slocum and Marcin Ramocki, RESET/PLAY is an exhibition attempting a critical exploration of contemporary art inspired by video games. Questioning the history, control mechanisms, political and art-historical implications of electronic games, RESET/PLAY assembles a formidable group of international artists who made a significant impact on this growing post-game artistic sub-genre. Artists include Cory Arcangel, Michael Bell-Smith, Brody Condon, Alex Galloway, JODI, Guthrie Lonergan, Kristin Lucas, Joe McKay, Michael Smith, and Eddo Stern.

Elaine Bradford & Seth Mittag: Fictitious Realities / Realistic Fictions

Art Palace
Opens September 6, 2008

This double-exhibition features work by Elaine Bradford (whose 2006 show at Okay Mountain was excellent) and Seth Mittag (whose computer drawings come highly recommended by Bill Davenport).

Harvest: Ryan Lauderdale, Dylan Reece, Anthony Romero and Corkey Sinks

Mass Gallery
Opens Saturday, September 6th 2008 10pm - 12am

Harvest is a group exhibition of Austin-based artists Ryan Lauderdale, Dylan Reece, Anthony Romero, and Corkey Sinks' recent work. If this crew were a gang in The Warriors, they'd be the Punks.

Dallas Openings

William Lamson: ACTIONS

Marty Walker Gallery
Opens September 6, 2008, 6-8 pm

Marty Walker Gallery presents ACTIONS, an exhibition featuring new video and photography by Brooklyn artist William Lamson.Lamson’s video Actions depicts 33 short video performances involving the artist, black balloons and low-tech yet carefully calculated machinations designed to perform a variety of feats, both humorous, yet comically sinister. In the new series Interventions, Lamson photographs mundane humorously altered urban settings staging commonplace objects in unexpected, poetic, arrangements.

Houston Openings

Ben Tecumseh DeSoto: Understanding Poverty

Opens Friday, September 12, 2008, 6-8pm

After many years of documenting life on the streets of Houston, photographer Ben Tecumseh DeSoto seeks to tell the stories of the homeless and working poor, the “broke and the broken,” with his exhibit Understanding Poverty, which will kick off DiverseWorks 08-09 season with an opening reception on Friday, Sept. 12, 2008.

Damaged Romanticism

Blaffer Gallery
Opens Friday, Sept. 12, 2008, 6-8 pm

This exhibition features 15 internationally recognized contemporary artists working in painting, sculpture, installations, photography and video (including New York favorite Wangechi Mutu). Curated by Terrie Sultan, David Pagel (!), and Colin Gardner.

San Antonio on View

The Art Guys: Cloud Cuckoo Land

UTSA Art Gallery
On view through October 12, 2008

This exhibition features the visual, performance and conceptual art of the Houston artist team of Michael Galbreth and Jack Massing who have worked collaboratively under the name The Art Guys since 1983. The exhibition originated at the Galveston Arts Center last year and includes drawings, maquettes, ephemera, and documentation from twenty-five years of projects, proposals, failed schemes, and pipe dreams.

Leslie Raymond: LANDSCAPES

Blue Star Contemporary Art Center
On view through September 28, 2008

LANDSCAPES will feature nine video loop compositions that focus on the classic painterly subject through the lens of time-based media.

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