Corkey Sinks: mardröm
Opening June 6, 10pm - midnight
Corkey Sinks's large-scale installation explores the nightmare and the mythology of the horrific. The artist explained to ...might be good, "I became interested in Freddy Kruger as a kind of super-meme; the character is viral and can enter peoples dreams by word of mouth. Simply knowing about Freddy can allow him into your dreams, hence multiple quarantines of teens who dream about Freddy throughout the series." Sinks's interest in the series of films about Freddy led her to an investigation of the idea of the nightmare, where she discovered the mara, a nightmare-inducing creature of Scandanavian folklore.
The Lining of Forgetting: Internal and External Memory in Contemporary Art
Opening May 30
“I will have spent my life trying to understand the function of remembering, which is not the opposite of forgetting, but rather its lining.” -Chris Marker
This exhibition investigates memory, and particularly forgetting, in the work of artists like Edgar Arceneaux, Louise Bourgeois, Rachel Whiteread, and one of ...might be good's favorites, Cody Trepte. (Trepte did a beautiful Artist's Space in ...might be good last year.)
Lizzy Wetzel: The Medicine Show
Women & Their Work
Opening June 6, 7-9pm
Lizzy Wetzel stole the show at Women and Their Work a year ago, and now she's getting one all to herself. We can't wait to see what she comes up with. (Think NeoHooDoo at the Menil & P.S.1 last year.) W&TW's blog posted some cool photos of Wetzel working on the show in her studio, too.
drawn (not quartered)
Opening June 4, 6-8pm
We're looking forward to this simple summer show of works on paper by Glenn Downing, Katie Maratta, Shawn Smith, Jared Theis, W. Tucker and Randy Twaddle.
testsite 09.3: Sheila Pepe & Elizabeth Dunbar
Opening May 31, 2-5pm
Fluent~Collaborative's very own testsite 09.3: Sheila Pepe & Elizabeth Dunbar opens this weekend, too.
Austin on View
John Mulvany & Morgan Sorne: Ghostsongs
Through June 11
Ghosts, inhabiting the East Austin landscape and armed with rifles or rosaries, materialize within John Mulvany's fiery paintings, while Morgan Sorne's colder, life-size apparitions haunt the gallery itself.
Practice, Practice, Practice
Through June 27
See Dan Boehl's review of Practice, Practice, Practice in this issue.
Nathan Green: Happy Birthday Moon
Through June 17
See Claire Ruud's review of Nathan Green: Happy Birthday Moon in this issue.
Kara Hearn: Hunger Makes a Fine Sauce
Through June 17
Nice little review of Kara Hearn's videos shown in New Orleans made it into artforum.com this month. Hearn's letter to Steve Carell, sitting crumpled on a chair at Art Palace, adds a sweet touch. I'd like to see Carell in her next video; I think they might hit it off.
Lisi Raskin: Armada
Through June 21
Lisi Raskin's installation feels like a busted-up, yet somehow sublime, landscape, or the remnants of the unfinished set for a John Cage production that lost its backers before opening night. It's easy to breeze on through on your way out of the modern and contemporary galleries, but this installation is meant to be soaked in over time, so take a few minutes to wander through the pressboard carnage and wonder at the blue mountains towering overhead.
Rex Ray, Heyd Fontenot & Alejandro Diaz
June 13, 5:30-8:30pm
This trio of shows at Conduit is killer: Rex Ray's cool, graphic design-informed collages; Heyd Fontenot's beautiful people; Alejandro Diaz's striking neon signs (Make Tacos Not War, Wetback By Popular Demand). Fabulous.
Houston On View
Jeff Forster, Cheryl Childress, Larry Robinson, & more
On view through June 25
Aaron Curry & Thomas Houseago: Two Face
Opening May 29, 5-7pm
Aaron Curry, who showed at the Hammer Museum this winter, and Thomas Houseago, whose work appeared simultaneously at David Kordansky, come together at the Ballroom this month. Both of the artists' recent bodies of work, in black, white and earthtones, appear drained of color, and thus formally befitting the stark Marfa landscape.
San Antonio Openings
Stephanie Bonham & Art Silva: Drums and Cats 4ever
Opening May 29, 7-11pm; Performance 8-9pm
You may have seen Stephanie Bonham and Art Silva's collaborations before, perhaps at CRL in 2007, where they exhibited a group of modified paintings collected from thrift stores. At Sala Diaz, they'll be showing sculpture and collage works, and on opening night, there'll be a performance from 8-9pm.
San Antonio on View
Through September 6
Look forward to a review of this show in our next issue. We haven't seen it yet, but the press release says, "Berlin-based artist Jonathan Monk is at the forefront of a generation of artists who have appropriated the strategies of American conceptual art of the 1960s and 1970s to create contemporary projects that deal with reception and reinterpretation. Filtered through the lens of the artist's own biography, his works inhabit a diverse range of media, from photography and sculpture to film and installation, where the artist, the art market, the creative process, and art's dissemination collide."