Opening Reception: April 25, 6-8pm
Jennifer Remenchik is an Austin-based installation artist. It's still a mystery what she's showing at 1305.
A Legacy of Change
Opens May 1
A Legacy of Change features artwork from Mexic-Arte's permanent collection, highlighting the genesis and evolution of the museum and artwork.
Austin on View
Birth of the Cool
Through May 17
See Katie Geha's review of Birth of the Cool in Issue # 119: The Dirty Cheap Made This City.
No American Talent 4: Bayanihan
Through May 23
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
Through May 28
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.
Spencer Fidler: Fault Lines
Closes April 29
Printing life-sized gold figures on Japan paper, Spencer Fidler conveys the sense of falling bodies and geological fault lines in a series of over-sized etchings.
Show #22: YTMND
Closes April 25
In recent years, relatively massive online communities have formed that make art embracing limitations of current internet technology. The YTMND (You're The Man Now Dog) community makes simple websites that consist of a tiled image or image sequence, a sound loop, and sometimes text formatted in a specific way. Each piece in the show is simply a website, selected from the 500,000 websites that the YTMND community has created so far.
Enjoy Paul Slocum's presence in the Big D while you can...
Dallas on View
Susan Kae Grant, Paul Greenberg & Kate Rivers
Closes 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.
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...
Sterling Allen: The ABC Project
Open Reception April 25, 6-8 PM
Mr. Allen's everywhere these days, and we couldn't be prouder. Fresh off the boat from its illustrious Volta premier, Art Palace brings Sterling Allen's ABC Project to Optical Project. The project features 26 creepy-cute alphabet sculptures, from which Allen is generating a six-painting phrase that will read: "big fjords vex quick waltz nymph" (get it? It's got every letter!). Don't miss our hometown boy.
Katrina Moorhead: a darkling plain
Opening Reception, April 24th, 6 - 8pm
a darkling plain will be Moorhead's second solo exhibition with the gallery and her first since winning the 2007 Texas Art Prize. Moorhead's practice, encompasses drawing, sculpture and installation present tableaux that reconsiders our relationship to nature, to a richly-layered past, and to a precarious present. The work explores the unusual collision of geological destiny and human desire, in a poignant presentation which underscores the duality of simultaneous discovery and loss.
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.
San Antonio Openings
Dave Bryant: Don't Get Caught
April 24 - May 24
Not a clue about this one, but if you know Dave and you know Sala Diaz, you know it's gonna be a wild ride. Sala Diaz, will you ever get a website? What's the deal?!
Rex Hausmann: Revisitation
Opening Reception, April 30 6 - 8 pm
Constructed for Blue Star, REVISITATION is currently Rex Hausmann's largest and most ambitious work-to-date. A wall-to-wall, ceiling-to-ceiling riot of thought and colour inspired by The Last Supper, this maximalist tableaux represents the artist as both circus ringleader and its own human cannon ball.
Opening Reception April 30, 6-8pm
George Elliot, a sculptor with a 30 year career under his belt, has spent much of that career in Texas. The press release doesn't say anything about his work, so you'll have to go to the opening to find out.