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.
This new show highlights new developments in Jeffrey Gibson’s genre-bridging practice, with 50 works made between 2014 and 2018 – including intricately beaded wall-hangings and punching bags, paintings, ceramics, garments, helmets, and a new video commissioned for this exhibition.
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.
Yippee ki yay, space cadet, it's time to head 'em off at the Pass Nebula as the State History Museum presents an exhibition that spans more than 150 years of Western and science fiction history and features 100-plus artifacts (including props from Star Trek, Star Wars, Firefly, and other skiffy media fare). And our arch-geek himself, the estimable Richard Whittaker, also a part-time Sith Lord, reviews the show for you here.
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.
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.
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.
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."