Cantanker Magazine: The End

Big Medium (formerly Bolm Studios)

Last Chance - December 15, 2012 through January 18, 2013

Cantanker’s latest project, an exhibition and catalog, features work exploring the symbolic, personal, apocalyptic, contemplative and humorous themes surrounding “The End”. Selecting work from an open call, Cantanker’s editorial staff has chosen work in a variety of media in consideration of inevitable demise. Including artists Shawn Camp, Terri Garland, Emma Hadzi-Antich, Hollis Hammonds, Hector Hernandez, Swava Pearl Hooks, Emilie Houssart, Ink Tank Lab, Lauren Klotzman, Willis Lee, Sebastian Miles, Shannon O'Malley, Erik Parra, Ann Pinion, Bridget Quinn, William Rosshirt, Carrie Scozzaro, Liam Sinnott, Anthony Sonnenberg, Jeffrey Stanley, Terri Thomas, Jason Webb, Alyssa Taylor Wendt, and Amelia Winger-Bearskin.

Surreal Landscapes

Gallery Black Lagoon

Last Chance - December 20, 2012 through January 19, 2013

A group show presents landscapes- actual or fancied, dreams or reminiscences, past or future- present scenarios, artifacts of space and time, by Cari Palazzolo, Ryan Davis, William Cardini, Kevin Dehan, Jess Bee, Christa Palazzolo, Cristina Vasquez, Jimmie D. Martin-Hinshaw, Rhythm Method, & Angie Steding. Gallery Viewing Hours: Saturday December 22nd & 29th 12-4pm or by appointment through Jan. 13.

Jan Heaton: line / form / color

Wally Workman Gallery

January 5 through 26, 2013

Watercolors are known for their translucent, graceful layering. The concept for these works began three years ago with an early morning discovery of tiny moving creatures near the ocean's edge.

New Works: Michael Menchaca

AMOA-Arthouse at Laguna Gloria

December 18, 2012 through February 17, 2013

Menchaca's animated video, Codex Migratus Animatus interprets current events along the U.S.-Mexico border through the exploits of a cast of cartoon animals inspired by pre-Columbian codices, Pop Art prints, Chuck Jones’ animation, and Keith Haring’s painted murals.

andy coolquitt: attainable excellence

AMOA-Arthouse at The Jones Center

September 29, 2012 through February 24, 2013

For his first solo museum exhibition, Coolquitt will recombine 60 discrete sculptures and tableaux made between 2006 and 2011 into a site-specific installation. A illustrated monograph co-published by Blaffer Art Museum and University of Texas Press accompanys the exhibition.

Texas Modernism: Origins

Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum

November 8, 2012 through February 24, 2013

University of Texas’ pioneering art department faculty between 1938-1963 features work by artists David Adickes, Kelly Fearing, Kenneth Fiske, Seymour Fogel,Constance Forsyth, Michael Frary, John Guerin, Paul Hatgil, Jeff Jeffreys, William Lester,Stephen Magada, Al Nickel, Charles Umlauf, Ralph White, and David Wiesmann.

Austin's Mexico: A Forgotten Downtown Neighborhood

Austin History Center- Austin Public Library

October 30, 2012 through March 10, 2013

Photos from the Library's Austin History Center depict Austin's early Mexican and Mexican American business and cultural community downtown between Congress Avenue and the banks of Shoal Creek. This community moved to Austin's eastside in the 1930s, largely a result of the 1928 City Plan for Austin, which suggested that the city segregate minority communities.

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Lauren Kelley working in her studio.

Interview with Lauren Kelley

Lauren Kelley creates animated videos that often feature Barbies altered by clay and confectioner’s sugar and that evoke a complex commentary on race, youth and desire. Kelley’s works also engage materiality and the craft of making miniatures. Her show True Falsetto is currently up at Women & Their Work through January 17th. I sat down [...]

Norman Bel Geddes with Futurama Diorama, Photograph by Richard Garrison, ca. 1939.  Image courtesy of the Edith Lutyens and Norman Bel Geddes Foundation / Harry Ransom Center.

“Norman Bel Geddes Designs America” at the UT Harry Ransom Center

Norman Bel Geddes’ compass always pointed forward. From his design of the Palais Royal nightclub in 1922 to his plans for a pilot television studio for NBC in 1954, Bel Geddes proved to be a fearless and imaginative dreamer who was convinced that art, design and architecture enriched people’s lives immeasurably. The exhibition I Have [...]