Behold, citizen, an exhibition of new ceramic works by Austin Community College students. And a celebration for the soon-retiring Ishmael Soto. Through Oct. 21.
1218 West Ave.
Lorena Morales, working with a visual vocabulary deeply influenced by geometric abstraction and kinetic art, creates dynamic artworks about color, shadow, impermanence of reality, the movement of time and perception of home. Through Oct. 21.
Flatbed Press, 2830 E. MLK, 512/937-5921
You know the Blanton Museum offers free admission on Thursdays, right? And on this third Thursday of October, they're featuring an all-levels yoga class with Adriene Mishler, a Nico-inspired concert by Brent Baldwin of Texas Choral Concert, a screening of Andy Warhol's Blood for Dracula, a "Perspectives" lecture by NYC-based guest Glenn O'Brien of Interview fame, and of course a close look at the current Warhol and Xu Bing exhibitions. Thu., Oct. 20, noon-9pm.
As instigated by The New School in New York, here's the first national multimedia exhibition and coordinated public dialogue to explore the history and future of mass incarceration in the United States. As it's on view at UT for only a couple of weeks., we suggest: Unjail your mind from society's quotidian comforts and see these harsher truths for yourself. Through Oct. 21..
Goldsmith Hall's Mebane Gallery, 22nd & Guadalupe
If a gallery's going to have a grand opening, which is what this 78704 is doing tonight, we reckon there can't be any better artist than Beili Liu to kick-start the joint with her creative explorations. For instance, incense drawings on paper, mounted on birch panels. In a word: Sublime.
1400 S. Congress.
which the artist Akirash (AKA Olaniyi Rasheed Akindiya) uses plastic utensils, recyclables, paper currency and other detritus of consumer existence to address the economic systems that impact daily life. Through Nov. 20.
Canopy, 916 Springdale
This year's SUMMERSCOOL program culminates in a group show featuring eight exciting young artists: Kate Barbee, Gingi Statman, John Welsh, Seth Murchison, Rowan Summers, Yamin Li, Joshua Orsburn, and p1nkstar. Through Oct. 29.
This exhibition by Roberto Munguia is based on an ancient divination practice that claims to tell the future through a careful examination of shapes created by spilling hot wax into cold water.
The Serie Project, a nonprofit Latino arts organization hosted by Coronado Studios, produces, promotes, and exhibits serigraph prints created by diverse artists. 6601 Felix, 385-3591.
Solo exhibition of new work by sculptor Tammie Rubin, who uses familiar forms to construct intricate porcelain sculptures, exploring the mysteries of the recognizable, decontextualized. Through Nov. 26.
1006 W. 31st., 512/354-0868
Stained and leaded glass and mosaics. 701 Tillery Ste. A-11, 389-2266.
The large drypoint monoprints of Jenny Robinson capture urban architecture's post-industrial decline, the decrepitude and abandonment of aging structures seen throughout her immediate environment. Through Oct. 29.
Flatbed Press, 2830 E. MLK, 512/477-9328
This solo show of new works embraces the symbolism, metaphors, folklore, and traditional icons of the artist's Mexican roots. Through Oct. 29.
Flatbed Press, 2830 E. MLK, 512/477-9328
Austin artist W. Tucker uses his non-dominant hand to create childlike line drawings on found, tattered surfaces such as book covers, scraped lumber, and odd bits of paper. Through Oct. 30.
grayDUCK Gallery, 2213 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/826-5334
The artist currently known as Forces of Dorkness presents a new collection of paintings featuring one guy’s idea of what it is to be a creature in deep space. Through Nov. 1.
Guzu Gallery, 5000 N. Lamar, 512/454-4898
Learn while they burn at this professional studio.
Richard Forster's graphite drawings are often mistaken for photographs, but their source images are actually photocopies of photographs, made with various copiers at multiple copy centers. Forster faithfully reproduces – by hand – the unique imperfections and artifacts each photocopier introduces to the original images. Through Nov. 12.
Sculpting, working in clay and paper pulp, painting with acrylics: many opportunities for learning a craft here. See website for details.
This homage to the histories of women’s material culture and feminist science fiction features works by Christina Coleman, Jane Hugentober, Candice Lin, Karen Lofgren, Christine Rebet, Alice Wang, and Chantal Wnuk – curated by Ariel Evans and C.C. Marsh. Through Oct. 22.
These works of art serve as commentary on memory, ritual, nature, socio-political issues, and personal experience around the theme of the Mexico-U.S. border. Mesoamerican, Spanish, Mexican, and Native-American elements are blended with the modern American cultural terrain and its consumer trends. Through Nov. 13.
The excellent emporium of fancy minerals and award-winning music photography, located in the bustling Canopy compound? Yes, and right now they've got an exclusive showcase of new work from that highly skilled Sarah Frankie Linder
, featuring images of Flaming Lips
, Depeche Mode
, Smashing Pumpkins
, Black Angels
, Patti Smith
, and more.
Canopy, 916 Springdale, 512/524-1488
Vintage neon, carnival banners, and other tributes to U.S. popular culture by Todd Sanders.
Originals and prints from Nelson de la Nuez, Alberto Murillo, Daniel Maltzman, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, Damien Hirst, and Jim Dine. Through Oct. 31.
Austin's prime storehouse of local cultural history unwraps the tarpaulin on this new exhibition, chronicling the funk-infused days and nights of one of Austin’s most long-lived and prolific bands – Extreme Heat, formerly Steam Heat – via an array of posters, photos, and interviews. Through Dec. 15.
Beauty in light, beauty in shadow, sublime examples of the camera's capabilities by Kate Breakey – as seen in these new examples of her gold-leaf photographic art. Through Nov. 11.
Sculptural work by Rita Marie Ross, Jacob Colburn, Daryl G. Colburn, Dorthy Crummer, and more. 2309 Thornton.
American Flags Check out this rich display of flags, original artwork, and related memorabilia from one of the most preeminent collections in the world. Also, The Power of Nazi Propaganda Remember back when that Hitler dipshit was going to, ah, make Germany great again? Remind yourself of the perils of fascism by scoping these rare artifacts from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Texas-based lenders, historic film footage, and first-person interviews. Through Jan. 8. $9-13.
The work of Mexico City-based artist Victor Pérez-Rul is featured in the multi-part exhibition "Placeholder." Also, "Moving Mountains" by Edi Hirose and Nancy La Rosa; "Everyday Ogres" by Tania Mouraud; and "Research Image/Search Asteroid" by Cory Fitzgerald and Bucky Miller. Through Dec. 10.
If you're a bird and someone's getting eye-to-eye with you, you can only hope (because hope is that thing with feathers, right, Emily?) that that someone is Carol Dawson. Because Dawson's watercolors capture these wingéd creatures as perfectly as a camera does, as gloriously as light can. Through Oct. 29.
We're fans of Calder Kamin's work in general
and are eagerly anticipating this show in which the artist addresses the complexity of both our biological environment and its human-instigated destruction with a small zoo's worth of colorful animals made from plastic bags
. Not with, like, toy-looking
animals, but realistically rendered varmints and woodland denizens
that deserve better than the treachery wrought by homo sapiens. Through Nov. 10.
Behold, right there on South Congress, a fine array of new paintings by Jon Langford, Eric Bellis, and Kevin Lycett, all three of whom are associated with the British rock band/art collective the Mekons. Through Nov. 27.
Yard Dog, 1510 S. Congress, 512/912-1613