Exhibitions

Austin Openings


Slow Cooked : New Work from Kansas City

Okay Mountain
Opening Reception November 8, 7-10pm

The curatorial premise of this exhibition--an artist's patience and attention to detail--is tenuous, but the show represents a collaborative exchange between Austin and Kansas City artists that is truly exciting. Later this month, a corresponding exhibition of Austin based artists will occur in Kansas City at The Urban Culture Project. Here in Austin, Okay Mountain will exhibit work by Marcus Cain, Michael Converse, Colin Leipelt, Kacy Maddux, and James Woodfill.

Don't miss the opening night performance by the enigmatic Carnal Torpor, a Kansas City based collective. In the summer of 07, they created the CalmDome, a geodesic cave-like structure whose soundscape responded to the movements of viewers within it.

Rapture in Rupture

Arthouse
Opens November 15

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.

Dallas Openings

Marco Breuer: Principles of Extraction

Southern Methodist University Pollock Gallery
Artist talk November 6, 2008 6:30 pm; opening reception November 7, 2008 5-7 pm

This exhibition features German artist Marco Breuer's radical photographs—fascinating images created without a camera using photogrammic and other nontraditional techniques.

Dallas On View

Show #19: Lily Hanson

And/Or Gallery
Through December 6, 2008

And/Or Gallery only recently began representing artists and Lily Hanson stands out among them as one of the few whose work is not primarily in new media. This exhibition presents Hanson's soft sculptures, which, the gallery says, "hover between abstraction and pop-culture," and drawings, which appear to be studies of or for her sculptures, but are compelling in their own right.

Houston Openings

Thrive

DiverseWorks
Opens Friday, November 14, 2008 6-8 pm

Curated by Mary Ross Taylor, Thrive features work by fifteen Houston-based female artists including a recent favorite Lauren Kelly (don’t miss her at Arthouse next month!). This exhibit is organized in conjunction with the conference "Gender, Creativity and the New Longevity" at theUniversity of Houston.

Michael A. Salter: too much

Rice University Art Gallery
Opens Thursday, November 6, 2008, 5-7 pm; artist talk November 7, 2008, noon

An obsessive observer, Michael Salter finds meaning and beauty in the often, chaotic flow of information we encounter every day. At dollar stores, flea markets, secondhand stores, Wal-Marts, and countless other empires of corporate branding, Salter is attracted to logos, pictograms, and imagery that strike him as poignant, absurd, or baffling. These become inspiration for his own drawing project, an ongoing collection of graphic icons he has created in a broad range of media during the past seven years.

San Antonio Openings

Ken Adams: American Satori/Terra Lucida

Sala Diaz
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!

Taro Hanrahan: Blood, Pixels and Vinegar

Three Walls Gallery
Opens Friday, November 7, 2008 6-9 pm

This exhibition features new video works by San Antonio artist and recent alumnus of the UTSA graduate program, Taro Hanrahan.

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