September 2016


Nick Cave
Here Hear, 2015
Courtesy of Cranbrook Art Museum
Production still from ART21's series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016


ART21 Season 8 Screening
Chicago: Nick Cave, Theaster Gates, Barbara Kasten, Chris Ware
Thursday, September 22, 2016
6:30 PM

Lawndale hosts a free screening of Season 8 of Art in the Twenty-First Century. Season 8 features sixteen artists from four cities—Chicago, Los Angeles, Mexico City and Vancouver—revealing how they engage the culture around them and how art allows viewers to see the world in new ways.

Next screenings::

Thursday, October 13, 2016
Mexico City: Natalia Almada, Minerva Cuevas, Damián Ortega, Pedro Reyes

Thursday, November 17, 2016
Los Angeles: Edgar Arceneaux, Liz Larner, Tala Madani, Diana Thater

Thursday, December, 15, 2016
Vancouver: Stan Douglas, Brian Jungen, Liz Magor, Jeff Wall


Houston MA+DS Home Tour
Saturday, September 24, 20166
11 AM - 5 PM
Tickets: $35 ($30 online with promo code ‘LAWNDALE’)

Modern Home Tours returns to Houston for a sixth self-guided tour of modern homes in the area this fall as the new Modern Architecture + Design Society (MA+DS), a new multi-media property that aims to create a vibrant, global community of modern architecture and design enthusiasts through multiple platforms that inspire engagement with the people, places, and things that define the “modern” movement.

The 2016 Houston MA+DS Home Tour will take place Saturday, September 24, 2016. The day-long event is a self-guided driving tour of Houston’s coolest modern architecture, designed by some of Bayou City’s greatest architects. From 11 AM - 5 PM, tour-goers can explore the inside and outside of 8 private residences in the area that are sure to wow even the most casual observer. Lawndale Art Center is the official non-profit partner of the 2016 Modern Home Tour - so spend a day checking out some of Houston’s finest modern residential architecture, and help support Lawndale Art Center!

Lawndale friends, family, and associates can use the coupon code ‘LAWNDALE’ to get $5 off each advanced ticket purchased online. Proceeds from tickets purchased with this code benefit Lawndale Art Center!

Click here for tickets.


Screening of The Way Things Go - A Film by Peter Fischli & David Weiss followed by a conversation with Trey Duvall
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
7 PM


Peter Fischli & David Weiss
The Way Things Go, 1987
Courtesy of Icarus Films


The Way Things Go - Inside a warehouse, Swiss artists Peter Fischli (b. 1952) and David Weiss (1946–2012) built an enormous, precarious structure 100 feet long made out of common household items: tea kettles, tires, old shoes, balloons, wooden ramps, etc. Then, with fire, water, gravity and chemistry, they created a spectacular chain reaction, a self-destructing performance of physical interactions, chemical reactions, and precisely crafted chaos worthy of Rube Goldberg or Alfred Hitchcock.

Fischli and Weiss have collaborated on kinetic installations since 1979. All of their work to date, whether in photography, film, drawing, or sculpture, has demonstrated a deep interest in the mechanisms that animate the universe of objects. They remove these things that surround us from their contexts in our daily lives, and then restructure their relationships to one another. The artists aim neither to glorify nor to alienate these common objects, but merely to create new references in which they might be considered.

Called "the merry pranksters of contemporary art" (The New York Times), Fischli and Weiss collaborated for 33 years, drawing worldwide notoriety and praise for taking on big questions with humble materials and a tongue-in-cheek manner.

Trey Duvall is an artist and educator. Duvall works in various forms including large-scale installations, video, performance, and traditional sculptural mediums concerning duration, stamina, humor, exhaustion, and entropy. He is also a Teaching Fellow at the University of Houston and a Masters of Fine Arts candidate. Duvall will be discussing aspects of The Way Things Go, as well as his work from Idiot Machines/Infinity Loops at Lawndale Art Center.


October 2016


Nick Cave
Here Hear, 2015
Courtesy of Cranbrook Art Museum
Production still from ART21's series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016


ART21 Season 8 Screening
Mexico City: Natalia Almada, Minerva Cuevas, Damián Ortega, Pedro Reyes
Thursday, October 13, 2016
6:30 PM

Lawndale hosts a free screening of Season 8 of Art in the Twenty-First Century. Season 8 features sixteen artists from four cities—Chicago, Los Angeles, Mexico City and Vancouver—revealing how they engage the culture around them and how art allows viewers to see the world in new ways.

Next screenings::

Thursday, November 17, 2016
Los Angeles: Edgar Arceneaux, Liz Larner, Tala Madani, Diana Thater

Thursday, December, 15, 2016
Vancouver: Stan Douglas, Brian Jungen, Liz Magor, Jeff Wall


November 2016

Opening Reception for November 11 - December 30, 2016 Exhibitions

Opening Reception
Friday, November 11, 2016
6:30 – 8:30 PM, Artist talks at 6 PM

Information coming soon...


Zine Fest Houston
Saturday, November 19, 2016
2 - 8 PM

Zine Fest Houston is excited to announce its partnership with Lawndale Art Center for ZFH 2016: Year of the Ama-Zines! This year the fest will take place on Saturday, November 19th at Lawndale Art Center. Registration for Zine Fest vendors will open on August 19th.

Zine Fest Houston is a local volunteer-based organization and annual one-day festival dedicated to promoting zines, mini-comics, and other forms of small press, alternative, underground DIY media, and art. With 72 vendors and over 1,000 attendees in 2015, the fest continues to grow apace. Since 2013 fest organizers have been diligent in seeking out, collaborating on, and creating fresh year-round programming in the form of workshops with organizations such as Art League Houston, The Houston Center for Photography, Writespace Houston, pop-up tabling events, and unique zine and creator driven events like Comix Gauntlet, and the annual ZFH compilation release.

For more information on Zine Fest Houston: zinefesthouston.org



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