Back From The Dead: The Hidden Agenda
This week brings in Día de los Muertos programming at Lawndale Art Center, exhibition openings at Inman Gallery, Rice Media Center, Art Palace and Capsule Gallery, and a Halloween-themed zine-making workshop at DiverseWorks.
Tuesday, October 25
Clarify: Houston, TX at Bevy Lab
As part of a series of exhibitions and conversations centered around social issues relevant to the upcoming election, Clarify explores the interaction of art, music and health care. Featuring work by artist and musician Hisham Akira Bharoocha, as well as a talk by writer Rob Mitchum and guests, the event runs from 6:30 to 10:30 pm at Bevy Lab (1310 Nance).
Wednesday, October 26
Opening Reception — Garrett Marsh: Sunprint Landscapes: Photographs of Honey Creek Ranch at Rice Media Center
From 5:30 to 7:30 pm, Rice Media Center (6100 Main) is hosting the opening reception for Garrett Marsh’s exhibition Sunprint Landscapes. The exhibition by the Houston-based artist features Marsh’s eerily beautiful long-exposure photographs of landscapes, crafted using a unique process that requires days or even weeks worth of exposure. The exhibition will be on view through December 1.
Thursday, October 27
Discussion — Artist Susie Rosmarin with Senior Curator Valerie Cassel Oliver at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
At 6:30 pm, join the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (5216 Montrose) for a conversation with artist Susie Rosmarin with exhibition curator Valerie Cassel Oliver to discuss Rosmarin’s storied career making art, her relationship to materials and process, and the development of the work featured in the exhibition Lines and Grids: The Lost Decade and Beyond, one of three exhibitions as part of Right Here, Right Now: Houston, Volume 2. The event is free and open to the public.
Pablo Gimenez-Zapiola: Eastext at BOX 13 ArtSpace
As the final installment of three live projection performances, multimedia artist Pablo Gimenez-Zapiola presents Eastext at BOX 13 ArtSpace (6700 Harrisburg) from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. The event takes place outside with text projections on the building’s façade from a moving vehicle, followed by an artist talk and recitations by local poets. By literally using the East End as a canvas for his poetry, Gimenez-Zapiola seeks to promote the integration, engagement and enrichment of the community with its various cultural identities. Check out FPH’s interview with Gimenez-Zapiola to find out more about the project and his creative process.
Discussion — Micro-Lecture: Unintended Art Spaces at Rudolph Blume Fine Art / ArtScan Gallery
From 7 to 8 pm, Rudolph Blume Fine Art / ArtScan Gallery (1836 Richmond) is hosting a lecture by Jo Ann Fleischhauer as part of the programming for Sculpture Month Houston. Fleischhauer, an installation artist whose work explores the intersection of art, architecture, history and science, will discuss her work and her involvement with the Houston sculpture community.
Opening Reception — 2016 Día de los Muertos: Retablo Exhibition and Silent Auction at Lawndale Art Center
From 7 to 10 pm, Lawndale Art Center (4912 Main) is hosting an opening reception and silent auction for their 2016 Día de los Muertos program. The exhibition features work by approximately 150 Houston artists and will be on view through November 5. The event features “an abundance of tequila” as well as Mexican-style bites from Cuchara. Tickets to the event are $50 for non-members and $35 for members with the proceeds supporting the Día de los Muertos programming and Lawndale’s 2023-2017 exhibition season.
Friday, October 28
Opening Reception — Christa Blackwood: Prix West at Capsule Gallery
From 6 to 8 pm, Capsule Gallery (3909 Main) is hosting the opening reception for Austin-based artist Christa Blackwood’s solo exhibition Prix West. The exhibition showcases Blackwood’s photographs taken around Texas and across New Mexico, Colorado and Utah as she “stages the nude male body within the majesty of North America’s gorgeous western landscape, and situates it in a genealogy of classical photographic studies of the human figure.” The exhibition will be on view through December 3.
Opening Reception — Jamal Cyrus: STANDARDZENBLŪZ at Inman Gallery
From 6 to 8 pm, Inman Gallery (3901 Main) is hosting the opening reception for Jamal Cyrus’ solo exhibition STANDARDZENBLŪZ. “Drawing on the languages of collage and assemblage, as well as the cultural politics embedded within Black American music, Jamal Cyrus’ work pursues sculpture as a series of metaphysical encounters.” The exhibition will be on view through December 30.
Opening Reception — Deborah Roberts: Coarse Coil Twist Re-twist at Art Palace
From 6 to 8, Art Palace (3913 Main) is hosting the opening reception for Deborah Roberts’ solo exhibition Coarse Coil Twist Re-twist. As her second solo exhibition at the gallery, her work continues to address Black women’s progression through centuries of socially-constructed limits on beauty and power. Using mixed-media portraits, each is a conscious remark about inclusion and dignity in contemporary culture. The exhibition will be on view through December 17.
Saturday, October 29
Hallow-Zine Making Workshop at DiverseWorks
From 4 to 6 pm, join Zine Fest Houston organizers and artists María-Elisa Heg, Anastasia Kirages and Sarah Welch at DiverseWorks (3400 Main) for a Halloween-themed zine-making workshop. The workshop will focus on DIY publishing techniques and the use of collages in zines, and will feature a variety of hands-on exercises. Optional materials to bring include any personal writing or artwork, magazines, newspaper articles, photography and more. Refreshments and basic supplies like paper, pens, scissors and glue sticks will be provided. Admission is free but space is limited, so RSVP by emailing email@example.com to reserve your spot.
Sunday, October 30
Reception — Brilliant Disguise at El Bambi
From 6 to 9 pm, El Bambi (4721 North Main) is hosting Brilliant Disguise, the second installment of their monthly Sunday art shows. Curated by Eric Castorena, the Halloween costume-themed group exhibition features work by Castorena, Molly Clark, Marcia Hoang, Josh Higgins, Amir Kasem and Jade Young.