The Weekly Line-up: 7.1.18

Dana Brown, "Stamp"

The list of what’s good and what’s new for the week of July 1, 2018.

“From the Page to the Street: Latin American Conceptualism”
This small but fascinating exhibit draws on the Blanton’s noted Latin American collection to explore the artists in 1960s–70s who used mail art, poems, Xerox copies, publications, drawings and photographs to create a conceptually clever art that nevertheless politicized constituencies.
Through Aug. 28, Blanton Museum of Art, blantonmuseum.org/rotation/from-the-page-to-the-street/

Xavier Schipani: Chasing Desire
Public restrooms are polarizing political battlegrounds. And so Xavier Schipani turns Lora Reynolds Gallery into an immersive installation, an ersatz public bathroom filled with murals of nude men and toilet stalls covered with genderqueer positive images and graffiti.
Through Sept. 1. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Lora Reynolds Gallery, 360 Nueces St. lorareynolds.com

LAST WEEK! Ingrid Tremblay: Salty Feeling
A not to miss solo exhibit by a promising Austin-based artist. With ingenious artistic sleight-of-hand, Ingrid Tremblay captures fleeting moments and memories in subtly evocative sculpture, ingeniously using materials — like photos printed on cotton that are then cut and woven — to uncommon affect.
Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Grayduck Gallery, 2213 E. Cesar Chavez St. grayduckgallery.com/hidden/salty-feel

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“I Found You”
A quartet of artists — Dana Brown, Larry Goode, Christopher Hynes, Amy Scofield, and Laura Sturtz — all share a fondness for found objects, using them in ways both whimsical and cerebral.
Opens July 6; reception 6 to 9 p.m. July 14. Continues through July 29. Link & Pin Gallery, 2235 E. Sixth St. Gallery hours: 12 noon to 4 p.m. Friday-Sunday linkpinart.com

Austin Chamber Music Festival
Nine concerts and several free events spotlight international chamber ensembles — Emerson String Quartet — and smart local talent — Invoke Quartet — on the festival roster.
July 6-22. Multiple venues, austinchambermusic.org/2018-festival/

“All Shook Up”
The Zilker summer musical celebrates its 60th anniversary with “All Shook Up” the Elvis-inspired musical, a twist on on Shakespeare’s romantic comedy “Twelfth Night,” set in the 1950s.
8:15 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays through Aug. 18. Zilker Hillside Theatre, Zilker Park. Free. zilker.org/all-shook-up/  

Green Screen Film Series: “Daughters of the Dust”
The Contemporary Austin launches its summer outside film series with”Daughters of the Dust,” the movie Beyoncé citied as an influence for her video album “Lemonade.” Written, directed and produced by Julie Dash, it was on its release in 1991 the first feature film directed by an African-American woman distributed theatrically in the United States. Set in the early 1900s, the film follows a multigenerational family in the Gullah community on the Sea Islands off of South Carolina — former West African slaves who adopted many of their ancestors’ Yoruba traditions. “Daughters of the Dust” was restored and re-released in 2016.
7:30 p.m. July 6. Contemporary Austin-Laguna Gloria, 3809 W. 35th St. $10. thecontemporaryaustin.org/event/

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