It's not quite the dog days of summer, but with triple digit temperatures, things are slowing down in Houston considerably. The events below are just about everything happening this weekend as far as art goes (I may have missed something--if I did, feel free to mention it in the comments). Fortunately, it all looks pretty fun--fun enough to brave the soul-crushing heat to see!
my autographed copy of Do It: The Compendium
Do It: Houston with Regina
Agu, Debra Barrera, Caleb Churchill, Joseph Cohen, Jamal Cyrus, Jack
Eriksson, David Feil, Lauren Moya Ford, Joseph Havel, Rachel Hecker,
Katy Heinlein, Otis Ike, Jang Soon Im, Erin Joyce, Autumn Knight, Cody
Ledvina, Massa Lemu, Gabriel Martinez, Ayanna Jolivet McCloud, Senalka
Mcdonald, Madsen Minax, Mari Omori, Mark Harold Ponder, Davide Savorani,
Carrie Marie Schneider, Patrick Turk, and Ronnie Yates, organized by Max Fields and Olivia Junell at Alabama Song, 6 to 9 pm. Do It celebrates the 25th anniversary of Hans Ulrich Obrist's Do It project and the recent publication of the Do It: The Compendium. I'm mainly curious to see Alabama Song (with a name like that, they better have a whiskey bar). They have an Indie Go Go campaign going right now, and I want to see this show before I decide whether or not to contribute!
Salon des Refusés 2013, part 2, with Magdalena Abrego,
Jane B. Honovich,
Annette K. Palmer,
Joyce Matula Welch and
Jo Zider at BLUEorange, 6 pm. This is week 2 of BLUEorange's four week series of pop-up exhibits of artists who failed to get selected for the Big Show at Lawndale.
Denise Prince, Warm Grape Soda, photograph on acrylic, 5 x 5 inches
The 5th annual Visual Stimulus Package at GGallery, open for viewing at 11 am and then for buying at 6 pm. Apama Mackey's annual pop-up show of inexpensive artworks by well-known Houston artists is back. All art is either $50, $100 or $200. This show usually has some great stuff, and the prices are unbeatable.
Tod Bailey, Hide Out, 2013, oil on canvas, 70 x 65 inches
Open, an Artists Studio Event with Tod Bailey, Karim Alston and Richard Garcia at Summer Street Studios, 3 pm to 9 pm. Three painters show their work in this show organized by Jay Wehnert of Intuitive Eye.
A piece by Dylan Roberts
New Paintings by Brandon, Dylan, Guillaume and Isaiah (i.e., Brandon Araujo,
Guillaume Gelot and
Isaiah López) at the MAS Exhibition Space at Spring Street Studios, 6 to 10 pm. The ever-evolving Montrose Art Society has some new young members apparently--it should be a show worth checking out.
Julon Pinkston, Shirtless, Young and Catching Flesh, 2013, acrylic on wood panel, 10 x 7 x 2 inches
The Big Slide Show Artist talk: July 31 and August 1, 6–7 pm each night
at Lawndale Art Center. Every year, Lawndale gives its Big Show artists an opportunity to talk about their work. This talk is split over two nights--Wednesday's talk features John Adelman
, Kari Breitigam
Adrian Landon Brooks,
Alexine O. Stevens and
Jim Nolan window thingy
Window into Houston: Jim Nolan shifting SCALE at 110 Milam St., 8 to 10 pm. Even though the new improved Blaffer Museum is complete, they are continuing their fun series of window exhibits downtown, this time with Mr. Matter-of-Fact himself, sculptor Jim Nolan.