The list of what’s good and what’s new for the week of July 29, 2018.
Cage Match Project Round VIII: “This is Everything”
Tammie Rubin upends the established notion of the solitary artist in her closed-off studio by taking her artistic practice outside and in public. Through Sept. 9, Rubin will be holding studio hours in the large, industrial caged trailer in the back parking lot of Canopy otherwise known as the Cage Match Project Gallery. Rubin will be working on new ceramic scupltures for an upcoming solo exhibit at Women & Their Work. “Working in such a visible way, along with the environmental challenges of working outdoors in the Texas summer will had a level of physical and mental endurance to my practice, as well as the elements of performance.”
Opening: 8 to 10 p.m. July 27. Studio hours: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 27-28; 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon and 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. July 31 through Aug. 4. Check the Cage Match Project website for updates.
Located in the back parking lot of Canopy, 916 Springdale Road. cagematchproject.com
“Taking it to the Streets: A Visual History of Protest and Demonstration in Austin”
Culled from Austin History Center’s collections, “Talking if to the Streets” presents a chronology of historical images that capture moments of protest in Austin that remain relevant today: human rights, environmental justice, inequality, impact of war, labor justice, and academic freedom.
Opening reception: 6:30 p.m. July 31. Exhibit continues 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, noon to 6 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 28. Free. The Austin History Center, 810 Guadalupe St. library.austintexas.gov/ahc/
A’lante Flamenco’s “Anochecer”
Expressive, original and brimming with impeccable technique, A’lante Flamenco’s newest show celebrates the seductive moments before nightfall or “anochecher.” The company includes seven dancers and four musicians.
8 p.m. Aug. 3 and 4. Ground Floor Theater, 979 Springdale Road. $18. alanteflamenco.com
Sponsored by the Contemporary Austin, eight visual artists were selected for this competitive seven-month-long program that features monthly critiques and professional development workshops. The final exhibit is the result of that critical process. Exhibiting artists are Adrian Aguilera, Christa Blackwood, Christine Garvey, Ron Geibel, Jenn Hassin, Landon O’Brien, Dawn Okoro and Rachel Wolfson Smith.
Opening: 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 4. Exhibit continues through Sept. 2. Grayduck Gallery, 2213 E. Cesar Chavez St. Free. thecontemporaryaustin.org/event/
“Meg Aubrey: Surface”
There’s an intriguing disquiet to the hyper-perfect suburban landscapes and equally perfect suburban inhabitants found in Meg Aubrey’s crisp, brightly colored and highly realistic paintings.
Opening: 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 4. Exhibit continues through Sept. 6. Women & Their Work Gallery, 1710 Lavaca St. Free. womenandtheirwork.org
Road worthy: Exhibits around Texas
“NKAME: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón,” through Sept. 3. Station Museum of Contemporary Art, 1502 Alabama St., Houston. stationmuseum.com
“Multitude, Solitude: The Photographs of Dave Heath” through Sept. 16, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, cartermuseum.org/exhibitions/
“Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg” through Sept. 16, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, themodern.org/exhibition/