The Hidden Agenda: Everything All the Time
Matt Kleberg, “Caterwauler,” 2023 (detail)
This week in Houston brings in an incredible array of can’t-miss events, such as a $300-or-less art sale by BLUEorange Contemporary and nearly half a dozen openings, including receptions at Inman Gallery, Art Palace and Hiram Butler Gallery.
Wednesday, July 6
Screening — Rushmore at Market Square Park
Fight the mid-week blues with Alamo Drafthouse‘s free screening of the off-kilter prep school dramedy Rushmore at Market Square Park (301 Milam), starting at 7:30 pm. With Houston as the backdrop for Wes Anderson’s classic, not to mention some of the most memorable performances by Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman, this is one screening you won’t want to miss.
Thursday, July 7
Opening Reception — Visual Voices at Spring Street Studios
Visual Voices, an exhibition of new work from resident artists at Spring Street Studios (1824 Spring), features an opening reception from 6 to 9 pm. Curated by local gallerist Hans Payan Geler, the exhibition focuses on a dialogue between the artist and viewer and the visual dialogue between the works on view. The opening reception includes remarks by Geler at 7 pm and the exhibition will be on view through September 17.
Friday, July 8
Opening Reception — Homelife: A Group Exhibition at Inman Gallery
From 6 to 8 pm, Inman Gallery (3901 Main) is hosting the opening reception for Homelife, a group exhibition featuring selected works by 16 artists. Painters Dana Frankfort and Gael Stack, who organized the show for the gallery, stated: “The work chosen for this show is emblematic of ‘homelife’, the danger that lurks there, and the precariousness and variety of it all.” The exhibition will be on view through August 20.
Opening Reception — Rebecca Marino: The Best Available Evidence at Art Palace
Initially inspired by a found document compiled to prove the existence and legitimacy of UFOs, Rebecca Marino’s exhibition, The Best Available Evidence, is the Austin-based artist’s way to play with the idea of proof and to question personal thresholds of belief through her manipulation of various mediums. From 6 to 8 pm, Art Palace (3913 Main) is hosting the opening reception for Marino’s exhibition, which will be on view through August 13.
Opening Reception — THIRST at Capsule Gallery
Capsule Gallery (3909 Main) is hosting the opening reception for THIRST, a group exhibition celebrating “the vessels that facilitate our enjoyment of summertime libations.” The exhibition features both functional and decorative pieces with the aim to encourage the support of craft and design, as well as to help offset the impact of single use beverage containers. The opening reception takes place from 6 to 8 pm and the exhibition will be on view through September 10.
Cheap Date: A $20 Art Show and Market at East End Studio Gallery
Check out Cheap Date, a one-night-only art show and market at East End Studio Gallery (708 Telephone) from 7 to 11 pm. Work by nearly 50 artists will be featured, including Michael C. Rodriguez, ACK!, Ned Gayle and Blake Jones — who helped organize the event — and all art at the event is $20 or less and is ready to take home that evening.
Saturday, July 9
Second Saturday Open Studios at Washington Avenue Arts District
The studios in the Washington Avenue Arts District — including Silver Street, Winter Street and Spring Street Studios, as well as The Silos at Sawyer Yards — are opening up to the public for their monthly second-Saturday event. The repurposed warehouses, which feature dozens of studios for artists of every medium, will be open from 2 to 5 pm, giving visitors the opportunity to get up close and personal with local artists and their work.
PrintMatters Summer Invitational at Nicole Longnecker Gallery
PrintMatters, a local nonprofit dedicated to promoting traditional and non-traditional printmaking, is hosting its inaugural Summer Invitational at Nicole Longnecker Gallery (2625 Colquitt) from 5 to 8 pm. The exhibition showcases the juried works of Texas artists and printmakers and works utilize lithography, relief, intaglio, monotype and screen printing.
Opening Reception — Leslie Fenn: Wikipedia says that Cottage Grove is a community in Houston, Texas at Aker Imaging Gallery
Leslie Fenn’s new exhibition at Aker Imaging Gallery (4708 Lillian), Wikipedia says that Cottage Grove is a community in Houston, Texas, takes a look at the transformation of a neighborhood. Fenn spent the last three years dedicated to exploring the community, understanding how it’s changed and photographing the area’s original residents, as well as the newcomers to the neighborhood. The opening reception for Fenn’s exhibition takes place from 6 to 8 pm.
Sunday, July 10
Yart Sale at BLUEorange Contemporary
From 3 to 9 pm, BLUEorange Contemporary (1208 West Gray) is hosting a “Yart Sale,” a gathering of talented emerging and established artists in the Houston area to encourage the appreciation for and acquisition of local fine artwork, all set in the casual environment of a yard party. All works — of which mediums include painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramic and jewelry — are priced at $300 or less, opening the doors of art collecting to those who may not have thought it possible.