An ongoing exploration of self manifests in the paintings of these two artists. Both creators are attentive to the memory of figurative forms, a landscape rooted in personal history, and a lifelong, almost diaristic dedication to similar subject matter (including four-legged creatures, shadowy silhouettes, and irregular patterns).
As good as this group show is – and it's damned good, to be sure, featuring gorgeous contemporary still lifes by MaryBeth Karaus, Scott Kiche, and James Andrew Smith – don't forget that there are two stories to this Westside gallery and you don't want to miss the treasures upstairs.
Witness here an array of life-sized and larger works recently created by Meena Matocha, the artist having wielded charcoal, ashes, soil, acrylics, and wax to create paintings that "combine abstraction and figuration, exploring the space between grief and joy, the place where heaven and earth converge."
Ground Floor Theatre and Deaf Austin Theatre are holding auditions for this Tony-winning musical, to be directed by Lisa Scheps and Brian Cheslik for performances in December. This production will be fully deaf inclusive, with each character double-cast with a deaf actor and a hearing actor (some characters are deaf and some hearing). See website for details and appointments.
Mon., July 29, 6:30-10pm (hearing); Tue., July 30, 6:30-10pm (deaf)
This Rosario I. Granados-curated exhibition features a selection of maps – known as Mapas de las Relaciones Geográficas, created by indigenous artists around 1580 – to expand our perspective on what happened when Spanish explorer Hernando Cortés invaded Mexico.
Founding members of the Austin-based Black Mountain Project – Adrian Aguilera, Betelhem Makonnen, and Tammie Rubin – debut a new body of work in sculpture, photography, text, and video. Also on display at the Carver: "Re-Membering Is the Responsibility of the Living," an installation by Taja Lindley.
This new show features works by Annie Darling and David Elliott, the paintings and sculpture on display here offering each artist's own vision – always colorful, sometimes dazzling – of our quickly expanding and changing city.
Here's a new and detailed look at the history of the Arts and Crafts movement in Britain and America, showing how it transformed the homes and lives of ordinary people and how it continues to influence modern design.
"By integrating elements of ritual (responsive readings, conversation and reflection, 'communing' over tacos & libations) into the way we gather, we seek to create an experience that is participatory and dynamic rather than passive and transactional." Mmmm … tacos.
This 24th annual exhibition is, as ever, dedicated to the professional development of emerging Latina/o/x artists and curators, with Tatiane Santa Rosa bringing together the works of eleven Latina/o/x artists defining Buen Vivir.
The Prague-based alternative performance group Post Industrial Artyšok is coming to Austin to host a weeklong workshop exploring the task-based system of devising used by students and alumni of the Academy of Performing Arts Theatre Faculty for creating new works.
July 8-13. Mon.-Fri., 10am-1pm and 4-8pm; Sat., noon-7pm. $30-200.
This is a new show by Kate Breakey, including hand-colored images printed on silk and embroidered with thread, a variety of unique quail eggs, and much more: powerful in its beauty, nigh on devastating in its delicacy, and highly recommended.
It's the city's best cinematic tie-in, we're thinking, as 19 amazing artists pay graphic tribute to Godzilla, the king of the kaiju, the master of all monsters – and his fiercest foes and greatest allies. Originals and prints available among many monstrous machinations.
This new solo exhibition of two-dimensional and sculptural works by Brooklyn native Kambui Olujimi, now on view in the Blanton's Contemporary Project gallery, will revitalize your awareness of what's coordinated and universal. And, listen, the Blanton now stays open until 8pm on Fridays – through July 26.
Abraham Cruzvillegas’ vibrant artistic practice begins with the concept of autoconstrucción, an idea rooted in transformation, exchange, and play. During the exhibition, a series of site-specific sculptures will be enlivened through music, performances, workshops, cooking, storytelling, artmaking, skateboarding, and more, in activations led by the artist’s collaborators from Mexico City and community partners from Austin. See our feature article for more.
Here's the 15th annual exhibition at Austin City Hall, presenting a wide array of painting, sculpture, drawing, and other media by 113 local artists. This year, the exhibition includes a special selection of photographs: The Bold Beauty Project of Texas, featuring images of Texas women with disabilities taken by photographers from across the state.
The New York-based theatre company Thinkery & Verse, in partnership with Canopy Theatre Company and Teatro Vivo, will be auditioning for two original productions (Dionysus in America and A Latino Veteran Story) that will be part of the inaugural Austin Veteran Arts Festival this fall. Performers will be compensated. See website for details.
If you're standing at the crossroads of wood and sculpture, one of the talented giants you'll see landmarking that intersection is James Surls. If you're at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum for this new show, you'll be amazed by more than 30 of that maestro's works – his iconic, surrealistic wooden creations as well as a few of his giant steel and bronze structures. Note: This is, surprisingly, Surls' first solo exhibition of sculptures in Austin.
Jennifer Ling Datchuk disentangles histories and traumas through objects (teacups, dinnerware) culturally associated with womanhood, using porcelain "to speak in dualities – especially of fragility, resilience, and ultimately the struggle between diversity and the flawless white body."