September - November Shows

Sterling Allen: Backdrop & Blocker
September 22 - October 22, 2017
O'Quinn Gallery

In this solo presentation by Sterling Allen, the Austin-based artist creates a site-specific sculpture-based installation that activates sight lines, architectural relationships, hanging conventions, and spatial connections, all while celebrating pop, the handmade, function, failure and the cheap illusion.

Essay by Betsy Huete.

Untitled, 2017
Mixed media on paper
15 5/8 x 22 inches

Katherine Trimble: Touch box
September 22 - October 22, 2017
Project Space

When does a sound become music? When does language break down into sound? What happens to live music if you can't see the performer? Houston-based artist and musician, Katherine Trimble asks her audience to contemplate the breakdown of sounds in an immersive site-specific installation entitled Touch Box.

Essay by Melissa Warak, Ph.D.

Touch Box, 2017
Custom room, tactile transducers, microphone, custom software
8.5’ x 6’ x 8.5’ / Dimensions variable

Lynn Randolph: Between Worlds
Curated by Susie Kalil
October 6, 2017 – January 21, 2018

Between Worlds responds to Randolph’s ongoing work with palliative care patients at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Comprised of approximately twenty drawings, these painstakingly rendered works deftly combine elements of the weird and scientific with acute psychological and metaphoric realism and builds bridges to the spiritual.

A Beloved’s Touch, 2015
Graphite on paper
18 x 24 inches

Dia de los Muertos
October 27 - November 2, 2017

Butch Jack: Playing in the Sandbox Too
November 17, 2017 - January 7, 2018
O’Quinn Gallery

Layla Luna: I Saw Nobody Coming, So I went Instead
November 17, 2017 – January 21, 2018
Cavnar Gallery

Between Love and Madness: The Art of Mexican “Micro” Comics
Organized by Chris Sperandio
January 18 - April 8, 2018
O'Quinn Gallery

Wildly popular in Mexico, the art of micro-cuentos, or “mini-tales,” are little known internationally. Beginning in the 1960s and continuing through the mid-seventies, these idiosyncratic Mexican comic books, measuring three by four and a half inches, present genre stories that carry subtle political critique. Between Love and Madness is comprised of approximately 380 works, including original interior art, original painted cover art, and ephemera.

Jamal Cyrus x Jamire Williams: Boogaloo & The Midnite Hours
February 9 - April 8, 2018
Horton Gallery

This two-person collaboration between Houston-based Jamal Cyrus and Los Angeles-based Jamire Williams explores the connection between sound and sculpture and is informed by the history of musical instruments within Black music.

Dani Antelo
February 9 – April 8, 2018
Project Space

2018 Artist Studio Program Exhibition featuring Regina Agu, Shannon Crider, and thehtxpeopleproject
May 4 - June 17, 2018
Lawndale Art Center - O'Quinn Gallery

This annual exhibition showcases the work of Lawndale’s Artist Studio Program participants. The Artist Studio Program is a nine-month program that supports three artists annually with an honorarium, project grant, studio space, and curatorial support.

Elaine Bradford + Sara Cress: Routine Fables
May 4 - June 17, 2018
Horton Gallery

Routine Fables is a year-long collaboration between writer Sara Cress and artist Elaine Bradford in which they create weekly “sculpture poems.” Taking place over the course of 2017, each week Bradford will create a sculpture that Cress responds to with a poem, culminating in this 2018 exhibition featuring all 52 works.



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