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Fresh Paint

Work from Sydney Yeager's art class at the Art School, AMOA/Arthouse. Sun., Feb. 3, 2-5pm. 512 Navasota.



North Hills Gallery: Beyond Limits

New paintings by Greta Olivas. Through Feb. 3. 7050 Village Center,




Nick Cave: Hiding in Plain Sight Oh, those strange and glorious Soundsuits! Through Dec. 30. Andy Coolquitt: Attainable Excellence The relentlessly inventive Austinite attains some excellence, alright. Both shows: Extended through Feb. 24.

The Contemporary Austin, 700 Congress, 512/453-5312

AMOA/Arthouse at Laguna Gloria: New Methods of Drawing

"ShapeShifting: New Methods of Drawing" is a two-person show by Austin's own Bethany Johnson and Ann Tarantino of Pennsylvania, two artists who use elements of chance to explore the intricacies of systems in their works. Through Feb. 17.

Laguna Gloria, 3809 W. 35th, 512/458-8191

Creative Arts Society: Mardi Gras Group Show

Jan. 24-March 14.

Cypress Grill, 4404-L W. William Cannon, 512/358-7474

Davis Gallery: No Moral Judgment Stands Alone

Contemporary collage artist and civil-rights attorney Philip Durst showcases a new body of work in this solo exhibition. Tell you what: If the man's lawyering is as good as his artwork, the people are in for good news. Through March 2.

Davis Gallery, 837 W. 12th, 512/477-4929

Gallery Shoal Creek: Katie Maratta + Jill Lear

Maratta uses graphite and ink to render extraordinary depictions of Texas horizons in black and white, often a few feet long but only one inch tall. Lear presents a mixed-media series featuring vivid abstractions of trees in urban landscapes. Recommended. Through Feb. 16pm.

Gallery Shoal Creek, 2832 E. MLK, 512/454-6671

GrayDUCK Gallery: If You Love It, Let It Do

The artists of California's Crim City Collective – Will Grant, PJ Maracle, and Ross Yates – don't so much display works within a venue as take that venue over with a site-specific installation created via a fast-paced, impulsive working style that explores ideas of major action, instant information, and free association. You know how grayDUCK's space is usually all spare and elegant? We reckon it's gonna look like something highly creative asploded in there – and we look forward to seeing that. Through Feb. 17.

grayDUCK Gallery, 2213 E. Cesar Chavez, 826-5334,

Keepin' Weird Down By The Riverside

Aralyn Hughes, watercolorist Carmen Shanfield, and photographer Hershall Spradley are the featured artists in the Old Bakery Gallery this month. Through Feb. 7. 1006 Congress, 477-5961.

Lora Reynolds Gallery: A Zone of Reduced Complexity

Here's a solo show of the work of Swedish artist Carl Hammoud, comprising graphite drawings, watercolors, oil paintings, and paper sculptures – all of which are superlative, all of which inhabit, we daresay, a zone of increased sublimity. Scenes and objects from laboratories, museums, libraries, archives, offices, and classrooms are captured via the artist's array of methods; your appreciation will be captured, too. Through March 16.

Lora Reynolds Gallery, 360 Nueces #50, 512/215-4965

MACC: Art Classes

Sculpting, working in clay and paper pulp, painting with acrylics: many opportunities for learning a craft here. See website for details.

Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River, 478-6222

MASS Gallery: Scott Eastwood and Scott Gelber

This two-man exhibition is also the rebirth of MASS Gallery, featuring Eastwood's "They Never Die They Just Go To SLeep One Day" and Gelber's "DOOM II: Hell on Earth." Through Feb. 23. 507 Calles #108.

Mexican-American Community Center: Heaven & Earth

Here's a compelling reason to visit the MACC: An exhibition of new paintings by Fidencio Duran. Also, in the Community Gallery there: The Big Red Bus, a retrospective by music legend Oscar Martinez. Through March 30.

Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River

Studio L Gallery

Sculptural work by Rita Marie Ross, Jacob Colburn, Daryl G. Colburn, Dorthy Crummer, and more. 2309 Thornton.


Texas Biennial: Call For Art

Open to all artists living and working in Texas. Submissions for TX13 are now being accepted. See website for details. Deadline: Feb. 28.

The Russell Collection: Confluence

Michael Kessler's biomorphic and exquisitely textured paintings are matched with Matt Devine's superb metalworks in this two-man exhibition. Through Feb. 28.

Russell Collection, 1137 W. Sixth, 512/478-4440

Up Collective: Most Folks

Marcus Mataga draws almost exclusively from photographs, using ballpoint pens and highlighters to render his Instagram-popular portraits. This show features selections from more than 300 of his works. Through Feb. 22. 2326 E. Cesar Chavez.


Wally Workman Gallery: Through the Looking Glass

Malcolm Bucknall’s imaginative drawings and paintings feature mash-ups of anthropomorphic creatures that inhabit Elizabethan courts and Wild West brothels alike: It's as if some Old Master in 1600s Rotterdam had tried to render the possibilities of genetic engineering and PhotoShop in traditional pigments. Weirdly beautiful and recommended. Through Feb. 23.

Wally Workman Gallery, 1202 W. Sixth, 512/472-7428

Women & Their Work: Look to the Left

This new solo show by Houston's Wendy Wagner presents "a distinctive make-believe world using painting, drawing, ceramic, soft sculpture, and animation," inspired by childhood, pets, family, and fantasy. Through March 14.

Women & Their Work, 1710 Lavaca, 512/477-1064

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