2213 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/826-5334
This standalone Eastside gallery shows work by a diversity of locally progressive and nationally acclaimed artists who tend toward the more academic end of the spectrum but usually provide as much candy for the eyes as food for thought. Jill Schroeder's the affable jefe grande of this wonderfully wood-bedecked space that boasts 17-foot-high ceilings and 1,500 square feet of exhibition space and which also frequently hosts readings, live music, and other community presentations.
Multidisciplinary artist Suchitra Mattai
presents installations, mixed media drawings and paintings, collages, and video in leveraging land as a catalyst for the exploration of identity. There's so much going on in each piece, a person can't really sum it in a simple blurb. But, just visually? Gorgeous – and a perfect complement to this elegant Eastside gallery. Through Dec. 23.