Lot's of performance this weekend, and distant art outposts like Galveston and Kingwood are demanding our attention. Here are a few of the shows we'll be checking out this weekend. Let us know what you're looking forward to seeing.
Johnny DiBlasi: RGB at Lone Star College - Kingwood Art Gallery, opening at 12:30 am to 2:30 pm and 6 to 8 pm, running through February 7. Part of the Exurb collective, DiBlasi has created an immersive interactive video environment for Kingwood. If you're in far northeast Houston Thursday, you have two opportunities to check it out--lunch time and after work.
Kathryn Kelley's installation in progress
Kathryn Kelley, The uncontrollable nature of grief and forgiveness (or lack of) at the Art League Houston, 6 pm with an artist's talk at 6:30 pm; show runs through March 8. We love Kelley's huge rubber hanging installations, so we are eager to see what she does at the Art League.
Christine Cook and Sway Youngston mop the floor from the first installment of the Continuum Live Performance Series
Continuum Live Performance Series at Avant Garden, 7 pm. Continuum's back with its latest installment in its performance residency at Avant Garden. Past performances have been shocking, emotionally raw, humorous and/or perplexing. We expect more of the same (but all new) on Friday.
Autumn Knight, Here and Now, 7 pm at Project Row Houses. Autumn Knight continues her Futz performance series with Here and Now. The description is a little vague (words like "experimental experiential art forms" and "group behavior" are bandied), so expect the unexpected.
Curtis Gannon, Closure Construction #5 from his exhibit at ARC in 2012
Curtis Gannon, Never Enough at the Galveston Art Center, 6:30 pm; runs through March 3. When I ponder superhero comics from the past three decades, I can hardly imagine a more fitting fate for them than to be sliced up and turned into formalist artworks. And that's what Curtis Gannon has done with the work in this exhibit.