No American Talent 4: Bayanihan
Opening Reception, April 18, 7-10pm
Bayanihan, the fourth installment of our international “No American Talent” series, is a new show of artists from the Philippines curated by Mountaineer Tim Brown. The title refers to a term with many meanings—Bayanihan can be a place, like a town, state or nation, but it can also be a spirit of community shared between people that literally means “being a hero to one another.” In this show, we present a varied group of 9 emerging artists who address this complex word and the relationship they share with their families, their city, their country, and each other.
Megan Geckler: Straddle the line, in discord and rhyme
Opening Reception, April 11, 6-8 pm
Each of Geckler's site-specific installations are unique and are created in direct response to the space and its architecture. They are crafted on-site and are never duplicated. The work remarkably resembles Austin's very own wunderkind Becca Ward, and we're feeling a little protective of our own...but hey, what do we know.
Austin on View
Do you Believe in Art?
Through April 19
Domy Books presents Andrew Jeffrey Wright's first solo show in the state of Texas. With Do You Believe in Art?, Wright continues to utilize all the available creative avenues that successfully express his original concepts, interpretations of culture and questions for the universe. The exhibition will consist of paintings, drawings, videos, collage, photography and screen prints.
Dallas on View
Susan kae Grant, Paul Greenberg & Kate Rivers
Through April 25
Susan Kae Grant's shadow pictures are eerily playful. For her show at Conduit, she has transformed the entire gallery through an installation of large scale digital images, cast shadows and "psycho-acoustic" sound. Like a haunted house for grown-ups.
Meanwhile, Paul Greenberg presents a series of panoramic views of museum interiors, focusing on the museum guards who inhabit each gallery. Finally, Conduit's project space displays collaged nest forms by Kate Rivers.
Through April 11
Tomorrow is the last day to see Darryl Lauster's work at Barry Whistler. Last week, Franklin Sirmans listed Lauster as one of eight Texas-based artists who deserves broader recognition. So if you're in the Metroplex, get your butt over there.
Far from the Madding Crowd
Closes April 18
A group show including tons of great artists, Far from the Madding Crowd explores the dislocation of self, both geographically and psychologically. Plus, we've heard through the grapevine that Thomas Feulmer, one of the included artists and a long time fixture in Dallas, has recently been making work with fresh vitality. Go see and let us know.
Fort Worth on View
Focus: Rosson Crow
Through May 17
What's going on between The Modern in Fort Worth and Deitch Projects? A few weeks ago Nicola Vassell, a director at Deitch gave a talk at the museum, and last weekend The Modern opened the first ever solo museum exhibition given to Rosson Crow, an artist included in Vassell's show Substraction last year. Now that she has a museum show under her belt, Deitch can snap her up and sell...
Through April 18
Nina Katchadourian? My Barbarian? Exploring the meaning of progress and its implications on civilizations of the past and present while offering theoretical solutions for humanities’ relationship to change and progress? Hot. Don't miss this before it closes.
Houston On View
Marlene Dumas: Measuring Your Own Grave
Through June 21
This exhibition will be the first mid-career survey of the critically acclaimed painter’s work to be mounted in the United States. The show will include approximately 65 paintings and 25 drawings and will be installed thematically in order to emphasize the serial nature in which the work was conceived and realized.
Houston on View
Robert Rauschenberg: The Lotus Series
Through May 9
The Lotus Series were Rauschenberg's last original prints before his death in May 2008. Don't miss these stunning works.