Wally Workman Gallery
1202 W. Sixth, Austin, 78703, 512/472-7428
Hours: Tue.-Sat., 10am-5pm
This gallery's a sine qua non of Austin's visual arts scene, featuring noteworthy contemporary artists and rarefied craftspeople in Austin and the rest of the U.S. Established by that eponymous Workman in 1980 in a century-old two-story house in the tony West Sixth district, the gallery is as agreeable and homey as it sounds. But while the work is not without a refreshing sense of whimsy, this is a serious art gallery featuring such emerging and collected talent as Will Klemm, Joyce Howell, Mallory Page, Tracey Harris, and Ian Shults.
Cara Caulkins Communications and Wally Workman Gallery present this timely talk, featuring Sara Malek Barney, Diana Greenberg, Sara Reichardt, and Joyce Howell. Bonus: Cocktails by Playa Real Tequila. Wed., Aug. 15, 6:30pm. Free, but RSVP.
Howell's palette has always been informed by nature and its flux between calm and chaos; the artist describes it as an ongoing conversation, and you can see a visual transcript, as it were, of that conversation invigorating the Workman walls in this new exhibition. Through Sept. 1.