Lisa Hein and Bob Seng: Nimbuslingus
Opens October 18, 2008 6-8 pm
Located in the heart of East Austin, 1305 Position is a new gallery specializing in installation projects. With Nimbuslingus, New York artists Lisa Hein and Bob Seng respond to the space's assertive overhead architecture, as well as a wave of current events.
Peat Duggins: Black Room
Opens October 18, 2008, 8-10 PM
Black Room provides the back-story of Hickory Ridge, a fictitious community that has been the focus of Duggins’ work for the past five years. Featuring eight woven tapestries, the work in the show is a meditation on history itself, specifically the ebb and flow of human progress as set against the perennial, natural world.
FUTURE PROLOGUES: The Compression of Post-Pop Narratives into Non-Space and Pre-Time
Opens October 18, 2008, 6-9 pm
This collaborative exhibition features the multimedia work of the Totally Wreck Institute, an Austin artist collective. Concerned with perceptions of reality and time, the artists aim to create a multimedia odyssey through culture, mythology, and technology. The group will do a series of live performances throughout the opening reception.
William Steiger: Destination
Opens Saturday, October 18th, 2008 5 to 8 p.m.
William Steiger continues to explore topics of landscape, architecture and the early 20th century in this series of new oil paintings and works on paper.
Fahamu Pecou: Stunt’d Like My Daddy
Opens October 18, 2008, 5 to 8 PM
Working as a graphic illustrator for various rap and hip-hop acts in Atlanta, Fahamu Pecou became interested in the self-marketing and persona building antics of music and television celebrities. Stunt’d Like My Daddy focuses on these themes of self-promotion and identity, specifically confronting "the imposition of stereotypes on the black male in the media, art and society."
Also make sure to catch Franco Mondini-Ruiz's installation, The Powder Room: new paintings & porcelains, will be composed of sculpture and paintings that are arranged in the gallery in a site-specific “botanica” setting similar to the folk-medicine markets that pervade his native San Antonio, Texas.
Andrew Bennett: Chasing the Dragon
Opens Saturday, October 18th, 2008 6 to 8 pm
Marty Walker presents new soot and smoke paintings by former Dallasite Andrew Bennett. Taking cues from paisley textile prints made popular in the late 1960’s, Bennett intuitively erases through smoke stained panels, reworking the natural pattern into his own intricate design. Fire + art? Excellent.
While you're there, be sure to check out German artist Marc Lüders’ first US exhibition outside of New York in Walker's smaller gallery space.
Fort Worth Openings
of multiple existence: Robert Boland, Jared Steffensen and Erick Michaud
Friday, October 17, 2008, 6 pm
Austin alumnae triumvirate Robert Boland, Jared Steffensen and Erick Michaud get down and dirty for this somewhat mysterious show. It'll be great, we promise!
Fort Worth on View
Hubbard/Birchler: No Room to Answer
On View through January 4, 2009
This exhibition features photographs and videos by the collaborative team of Swiss/American artist duo Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler, their first major survey in an American museum.
In a career of more than fifteen years, they have become known for their picturesque, color-saturated photographic series and their deliberately slow-paced video installations, which feature slow pan shots, endless loops, and puzzling plot lines.
Opens Friday, Oct. 17, 2008 6:30-8:30 pm
This exciting exhibition features rare work by Chuck Close, Robert Rauschenberg, Jenny Holzer and Robert Longo. Don't miss this one!
VIEWFINDER: New Images from Texas Artists From the Talent in Texas Series
November 6, 2008 6-9pm at FotoFest, November 7, 2008 6-9pm at Houston Center for Photography
FotoFest and Houston Center for Photography (HCP) join together in a first-ever exhibition collaboration to commission and present a new show of emerging Texas photographic artists. Curated by Austin wunderkinds Arturo Palacios and Risa Puleois, this exhibit features 15 artists from across the state, the third in the Talent in Texas series.
Houston on View
Perspectives 163: Every Sound You Can Imagine
On View through December 7, 2008
Experimental musical scores are considered as works of visual art in Perspectives 163: Every Sound You Can Imagine. The exhibition traces the evolution from the first wave of experimental notation in the 1950s through its resurgence in the late 1990s, when musical notation sprang off the page and into video, photography, sculpture, and new media.
San Antonio Openings
Ken Adams: American Satori/Terra Lucida
Opens Friday, October 31, 2008 7-11 PM
According to the artist, this exhibition features a collection of "psychedelic pictograms presented as digital animation and prints."
Of special note will be the first public screening of Terra Lucida (World of Lights). Terra Lucida is a high definition, animated digital painting developed around recently recovered 'trance recordings' of psychedelic theorist/performance artist, Terence McKenna. We're dying to know more!