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    Northern-Southern: Un-Verb

    And here Matthew Steinke, local master of audiotech deconstruction and disruptive methods of music appreciation (via robotics, sculpture, animation, instrument building, puppetry, and computer programming), reveals his newest project in Downtown's coolest gallery. Bonus: Tyeschea West's "Drawing Conclusions" show of new photographic and multimedia portraits in the gallery's annex.
    Through June 12. Thu.-Sun., 2-6pm
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    Ao5 Gallery: Burner

    This new show features works from globally renowned street artists Banksy, Zero Gradient, Harry Bunce, KEF!, Dalek, Pure Evil, and other famous image-makers.
    Through June 10
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    Big Medium: The Constructed Self

    Karen Navarro transforms traditional prints into three-dimensional objects by cutting and incorporating tactile elements – wood, paint, and resin. This series of portraits uses collage to represent the intersections of identity, self-representation, race, gender, and belonging within first, second, and third-generation American immigrants.
    Through June 4. Thu.-Sat., noon-6pm  
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    Blanton Museum of Art: MemWars

    Many artists work in multiple mediums, but for Lubbock-raised Terry Allen, music, performance, writing, and visual artwork are truly all part of the same practice. As a visual artist, he often creates immersive sculptural installations with an aspect of performance, incorporated through projections and video. For this ninth installment in the Blanton’s Contemporary Project series, Allen reveals a three-channel video installation and a related group of drawings.
    Through July 10  
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    Camiba Gallery: Im/perfect Home

    Lorena Morales’ artistic practice is concerned with the idea of home, specifically our memories of home. Here she faces the reality that home is not always perfect.
    Through May 21
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    Canvas Gallery: DeComposure

    This is Nate Szarmach’s second solo show in Austin, celebrating the artist's technique, the breakdown and dismantling of his approach, and the inspiration he draws from the work of masters.
    Through June 2
    Canvas Gallery, 1601 E. Cesar Chavez #101
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    Carver Museum: Peace to the Queen

    The photographer, humanitarian, and educator Jamel Shabazz presents a career retrospective spanning four decades of work, featuring candid portraits of women of color – as curated by Ja’nell Ajani. "At a moment when Black and Brown women are more visibly leading the charge around movements for racial and economic justice, this exhibition has materialized and aligned at a critical moment in American history and Shabazz’s career."
    Through Sept. 17
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    Christian-Green Gallery: Not Only Will I Stare

    UT's Art Galleries at Black Studies presents this new exhibition, curated by Dr. Simone Browne, drawing attention to the interventions made by artists whose works explore the surveillance of Black life.
    Through May 21. Wed.-Fri., noon-5pm; Sat., 11am-2pm  
    ​​201 E. 21st
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    Cloud Tree Gallery: In-Between

    In which curator Laura Lynn Johnson brings together eight artists who "abstract natural elements into peaceful spaces, both familiar and unfamiliar, real and fantastical, bold and colorful, known and unknown." In this show the artists are Rory Foster, Shawn Camp, Abi Daniel, Jason Brooks, Ann Flemings, Jana Swec, Court Lurie, and Blair Gallacher.
    Through May 22
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    Davis Gallery: Calm: A Journey

    "My focus the past five years has been how line, color, and form can alter our sense of well-being," says the Austin-based artist Jan Heaton, whose newest watercolors saturate the walls of this excellent gallery with visual wonders that will alter your own sense of well-being, too – for the better. This exhibition reveals a journey illuminated by gentle, enticing beauty, a pigmented path forged with expertise and passion.
    Through May 28
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    Flatbed Press: Apertura

    Here's an exhibition of large, abstract monotypes – in square and rectangular formats, some as large as 60” by 42” – created by Dominican artist Pepe Coronado, as curated by Flatbed's Katherine Brimberry.
    Through May 21
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    ICOSA: Points of Convergence

    Erin Cunningham, Andrea De Leon, Mai Gutierrez, Deanna Pastel. Four women, four approaches: Steel and glass; iron and silver; stone and steel paintings; coppersmithing and found objects.
    Through May 14
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    Laguna Gloria

    This local treasure of a venue, run by those Contemporary Austin folks who also bring us the Jones Center shows Downtown, is all about the outdoors – which is perfect for these trickily navigated times of ours, n'est-ce pas? Recommended: Stop by and breathe in the air, enjoy the lawns and gardens and the many examples of world-class sculpture arrayed across the property, and (as Frankie used to say) r-e-l-a-x.
    Thu.-Fri., 9am-noon; Sat.-Sun., 9am-3pm
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    Link & Pin Gallery: Me and Mom

    Never-before-exhibited drawings and watercolors by Melanie Hickerson will be included in this show, alongside artwork from her mother, Geraldine Clark Hickerson.
    Through June 4
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    MACC: Entropy

    Recent works by Venezuelan artist Mery Godigna Collet, revealing the artist’s ability to transform deep research into profoundly moving works of art.
    Through June 22
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    Martha's Contemporary: Hokey Pokey + What You See Is What You Get

    Here's a two-person exhibition that features painting, installation, videography, and sculpture by Moll Brau and Wes Thompson. It's a deep dive into a pool of loneliness, triumph, and rebirth. It's a forest of mazes where fireflies provide the light. It's a show of creations from a pair of terrific, hardworking local artists and you don't want to miss it.
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    Mexic-Arte Museum: Chicano/a Art, Movimiento y Más en Austen, Tejas,1960s to 1980s

    This exhibition serves as a primer on the rich and understudied Chicano art movement in Austin, presenting a variety of mediums, themes, and artists, bringing together revolutionary artwork with abstract, conceptual, and commercial art, to show the breadth of creativity these artists achieved.
    Through June 19
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    Old Bakery Gallery: Paths of Light

    Andrea Loomis' kiln-formed glass work focuses on the emotional strength of light. Larry Akers' artworks in patterned materials and illumination generate highly kinetic moire effects that respond to a viewer's movements and shifts of focus.
    Through May 28  
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    Pastel Fest

    This is the Austin Pastel Society's spring members show, with more than 20 artists showing 41 pieces.
    Through June 11
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    The Blanton Museum: Invisibilia

    This is the first retrospective of Colombian artist Oscar Muñoz's work in the United States. The exhibition includes 40 exemplary works from his most evocative series created between the 1970s and today, wherein the artist has "turned photographic processes inside out to underscore the intrinsic fragility and transient nature of the image," revealing "how the act of opening the aperture to light instantaneously transforms the present into the past and life into memory."
    Through June 5
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    The Blanton: Fantastically French! Design and Architecture In 16th- to 18-Century Prints

    Drawing primarily from the Blanton’s extensive holdings of French prints, this exhibition invites you to look closely at exquisite details, marvel at fantastic forms, and take delight in ornate embellishments that celebrate the creativity of imagination across three centuries.
    Through Aug. 14
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    The Contemporary Austin: The Whisperers

    Tarek Atoui is a Paris-based artist and composer whose work explores the medium of sound through a highly collaborative process that generates networks of community involvement. The dynamic installations on view in this exhibition are both sound environments and spaces for activation through occasional live performances.
    Through Aug. 14
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    The Museum of Natural & Artificial Ephemerata

    This place, ah, it's one of our favorite places in the entire city; and of course they're properly corona-closed. But check 'em out online right now – it's a rich, wonder-filled website – to whet your appetite for when things get back to … uh … are we still calling it "normal," these days?
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    Umlauf Sculpture Garden

    The Umlauf's famed Garden features expertly wrought sculptures, the bronze or stone cynosures from Charles Umlauf and others anchoring sight among the bright foliage and tree-towered paths.
    Tue.-Fri., 10am-4pm; Sat.-Sun., 11am-4pm
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    UT Idea Lab: Never Alone

    This is the first public exhibition of the work of Kendrick Mitchell and Christopher Williams, who are serving life sentences at the same maximum-security prison in southeast Texas.
    Through July 1. Tue.-Fri., noon-5pm
    210 W. 24th
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    Wally Workman Gallery: Daydreamers

    The excellent Patrick Puckett returns with a plethora of portraits in his gorgeous neo-Fauvist style, brightening 1) the walls of the Workman Gallery and 2) the lives of all who see these colorful wonders.
    Through May 29
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    Women & Their Work: Delimitations

    Through the use of Morse code, semaphore, and the flag form Alexandra Robinson appropriates symbols of American exceptionalism, which are informed by her upbringing and familiarity with military family life, and American ideals. The work in this exhibition is steeped in ideas of identity and signifiers that question place and how one exists in that place.
    Through June 2
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    Wyld Gallery

    This is Ray Donley's gallery of art by Native Americans, located in that company of artistic glory called Canopy and resplendent with creations from the original people of our struggling country.
    Call for appointment
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