Jon Read: Notes From The Dark Ride

Domy Houston

Last Chance - December 15, 2012 through January 17, 2013

Read's Dark Ride (under construction) will take viewers through the painting in a self-powered cart in the style of Walt Disney’s “It’s a small world.".

Weihong: Teateria

Alliance Gallery- Houston Arts Alliance

Last Chance - December 13, 2012 through January 20, 2013

Weihong uses the gallery space as a meeting place for people to come, interact, and drink tea. Regular gallery hours for the interactive art performance are on Fridays from 4 – 8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 2 – 6 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to participate in the art performance, and reservations are suggested.

Devon Britt- Darby: Keepsakes From Several Occasions

PG Contemporary

January 12 through 26, 2013

Photo-paintings by Houston-based artist and writer Devon Britt-Darby who began transferring digital video stills to linen using an inkjet printer and t-shirt iron-on transfer paper in 2010. The paintings' imagery is often drawn from Britt-Darby's experiences mixed with found Internet footage. Note: this will be the final exhibition at the old PG Contemporary loation. Visit Zoya Tommy Contemporary's new space at 4411 Mpontrose.

Scandinavian Design

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

August 26, 2012 through January 27, 2013

Popular, useful minimalism from the MFAH decorative arts collection by the likes of Georg Jensen, Orrefors, Alvar Aalto, Bruno Mathsson, Kaj Franck, Timo Sarpaneva, Tapio Wirkkala, Poul Henningsen, Finn Juhl and Verner Panton.

Lynet McDonald: Intensity

Redbud Gallery

January 5 through 28, 2013

McDonald, a self-taught artist born and raised in Mexico City, started painting again in 2006. She says "It felt wonderful to once again enter that other world where anything is possible. The world where you can create whatever you want and you can be whoever you wish to be. I had forgotten about that place for many years, but thankfully, I found it again."

Birds, Grids and Other Symbols: Art by Roberta Harris

Jung Center

January 4 through 30, 2013

Harris uses a quintessentially Jung-Center mash-up of modern and primitive symbols to express and inspire hope, joy, encouragement, peace, kindness, strategy and imagination, and it works! Harris, a native Houstonian, has been exhibiting here since the 1970's, her new show is part of a recent spurt of activity, showcased in a solo show, "Step Up" at Kirk Hopper Gallery in Dallas last March.

Johnny DiBlasi: RGB

Lone Star College - Kingwood Art Gallery

January 7 through February 7, 2013

An interactive multi-channel video installation that explores digital color space(s) by UH Grad and Texas gulf coast native Johnny DiBlasi, a cofounder of {exurb}, a collective of artists and engineers who experiment at the intersection of art-making processes and engineering.

Adela Andea: Mandrágora: Liquescent Light

Anya Tish Gallery

January 11 through February 9, 2013

The Romania-born, Houston-based artist's second solo exhibition is an installation of lights, LED fans, computer hardware and fiber optics that move, surge and flow across the gallery walls. Andea was the first master’s recipient in New Media from the University of North Texas.

Robert Kinsell: Object Lessons

McMurtrey Gallery

January 12 through February 9, 2013

Narrative paintings invite the viewer to participate in a new world of the artists' making. Beautifully rendered, Kinsell transforms the traditional landscape and still life into a springboard for new conceptual associations both comical and tragic.

Maggie Taylor: No Ordinary Days

Catherine Couturier Gallery

January 12 through February 9, 2013

Following the success of her 2010 joint showing with husband/photographer Jerry Uelsmann, Maggie Taylor returns to Catherine Couturier Gallery (formerly John Cleary Gallery) for another solo exhibition, featuring images form the last fifteen years.

New Artist Group Exhibition

Hooks-Epstein Galleries

January 12 through February 9, 2013

Artists include: Gregory Michael Carter – acrylic, transfer on maps, Ann Johnson – iron relief prints, found objects, Anna Mavromatis – monotypes in folded structures, Rahul Mitra – ink on paper, Jacqueline Dee Parker – paper, acrylic, graphite on cut canvas.

Wayne Gilbert: Human Remains Paintings

14 Pews

December 30, 2012 through February 10, 2013

Gilbert, owner of G Gallery in Houston, uses the cremated remains of Americans, uncollected for various reasons, to create works of art.

Common Objects

David Shelton Gallery

January 11 through February 16, 2013

Common Objects, curated by Houston painter Shane Tolbert, brings together three painters from three coasts who modestly mine the idiosyncrasies of daily experience. Ted Gahl, from Connecticut, makes small-scale gestural paintings of dubious intentinality; Nathan Hayden, from Southern California, is an obsessive hoarder of everyday experiences, and the Good Witch of the South, Houston's Lane Hagood, celebrates beauty found in the crude, the odd, and the obscure with his accustomed wit.

Disturbance of Distance 3

BOX 13 ArtSpace

January 12 through February 16, 2013

The third in a continuing series of juried exhibitions connecting Houston to the surrounding arts communities brings together artists from the Houston and San Antonio, curated by Kimberly Aubuchon, Director of Unit B (Gallery) in San Antonio. Including works by San Antonio artists Holly & Bryson Brooks, Nate Cassie, Más Rudas Collective, Justin Parr, Kristy Perez, Jeremiah Teutsch, Ethel Shipton, and Gary Sweeney; and Houston artists Christina Carfola, Monica Foote, Janine Hughes, Nyssa Juneau, Melinda Laszczynski, Kia Neill, David Politzer, and Preetika Rajgariah.

The Bridge Club: Still

Art Palace

January 11 through February 16, 2013

Photographs connect the spaces, objects and roles occupied by The Bridge Club's temporal performance works.

Nina Rizzo: Yard Dweller

Art Palace

January 11 through February 16, 2013

Using her direct experience with a place, event or object as a catalyst, Rizzo abstracts, invents and explores new realities in painted space and form.


Station Museum of Contemporary Art

October 27, 2012 through February 17, 2013

Eight significant Houston artists: Daniel Anguilu, Robert Pruitt, Prince Varughese Thomas, Forrest Prince, Lynn Randolph, Fabio D’Aroma, Serena Lin Bush, and Floyd Newsum.

Perspectives 180: Unfinished Country: New Video from China

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston - CAMH

November 1, 2012 through February 17, 2013

Eleven young artists from China using video, featuring artists are Chen Qiulin, Chen Zhou, Hu Xiaoyuan, Huang Ran, Jin Shan, Li Ming, Li Ran, Lu Yang, Ma Qiusha, Sun Xun, and Yan Xing. As a second component of the exhibition, a selection of cinematic shorts will screen at Asia Society Texas Center on December 2 and January 6, both at 5pm. Curated by James Elaine, an independent curator who has lived and worked in China since 2008.

Mac Whitney

Gallery Sonja Roesch

January 5 through February 23, 2013

A solo exhibition of steel sculptures and paintings by Texas-based Artist Mac Whitney, including the recent Linked Sculpture Series, in which an interlocking chain of shapes ise welded upright into a vertical sculpture.

Ted Kincaid: Earth, Sea And Sky

Devin Borden Gallery

January 11 through February 23, 2013

Photographically-based work explores digitally manufactured realties. Intimate nocturnal landscapes are fabricated from scratch, lunar images dissected and reconfigured and tumultuous seascapes are punctuated with struggling vessels from the artist's imagination.

Harun Farocki: Art/Work and the Invisible Hand

Glassell School of Art

December 14, 2012 through February 24, 2013

Harun Farocki is a German filmmaker, critic, editor, and curator who turned his attention to video and installation in the 1990s. Art/Work and the Invisible Hand explores the impact of automation on human interaction—work, culture, and war. Organized by Gabriel Martínez and Mary Leclère.

Project Row Houses: Round 37

Project Row Houses

October 20, 2012 through March 3, 2013

Six new art projects in the historic shotgun houses on Holman St. in Houston's Third Ward. Artists Miguel Amat, Jason Griffiths, Autumn Knight, Maurice Roberts, and In Situ from the UK (Paul Hartley, Kerry Morrison and William Titley) and Question Bridge: Black Males (Chris Johnson, Bayeté Ross Smith, Hank Willis Thomas and Kamal Sinclair).

Tony Feher

Blaffer Art Museum

October 12, 2012 through March 17, 2013

Blaffer's first exhibit since its renovation! The first-ever retrospective look at the 20-year career of American sculptor Tony Feher will showcase Feher's notably unpretentious and intriguing approach to art, which typically involves generic commercial materials like jars, bottles, and packing materials.

The Progress Of Love

Menil Collection

December 2, 2012 through March 17, 2013

The Menil, The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts and the Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos, Nigeria join together to explore the changing modes and meanings of love in today’s global society, as seen by more than two dozen contemporary artists from Africa and a few of their counterparts from Europe and America.


Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts

January 12 through April 28, 2013

7 innovative ceramic artists from across the United States, presented in conjunction with the National Council for Education on the Ceramic Arts 2013 Conference held in Houston, March 20-23, 2013. Featuring works by Barbara Frey, Meredith Host, Liz Howe, Tsehai Johnson, Katherine Taylor, Cheryl Ann Thomas, and Merrie Wright.

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