January 27, 2023

The Line-up: Eight Austin exhibitions to see in June


The best and freshest of what to see in Austin galleries this month.

I Believe in Things I Cannot See: Darcie Book & Tammie Rubin

ICOSA collective

Through June 25. ICOSA, 916 Springdale Road,
With an enormous sculpture of blue paper, ICOSA collective members Darcie Book and Tammie Rubin offer a meditation on the color blue, and its symbolic, metaphysical, and metaphorical power — and turn the collective’s gallery into an object.


Jen Garrido

Jen Garrido
Jen Garrido, “Earthtones-A4C,” 2022.
mixed media on paper.

Through July 2. Closing reception with the artist 5 p.m. June 30. Wally Workman Gallery, 1202 W. Sixth St.
The power of color is Garrido’s central focus for her current paintings. Her shapes form emotive vessels of pigment built upon one another, filled with love, sadness, passion, exhaustion, grief, joy and even magic.


Ipinya: An installation by Olaniyi R. Akindiya

June 4 – July 9, Ivester Contemporary, 916 Springdale Road,
Olaniyi R. Akindiya, known internationally as Akirash, started work on his installation “Ipinya” during the 486 days the artist spent in isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some 192 panels covered in hand-cut paper figures blanket the gallery walls, the color shifting to represent the rising and falling statistics global COVID-19 infections and deaths.

Bing Wright: Blow-up 

Lora Reynolds Gallery
Bing Wright, “Blow-Up / Flower Braids,” 2019. Two inkjet prints mounted on rag board. Courtesy Lora Reynolds Gallery

Through July 16. Lora Reynolds Gallery, 360 Neuces St.
The New York-based artist combines digital technology and traditional collage to test the physical limits of image production. His layered and re-photographed images toy with depth of field, scale, surface and materiality.


Adreon Henry: Auspicious Premonition 

Adreon Henry
Adreon Henry, “Mind Bender,” 2022. Acrylic, sealer, industrial grade vinyl, wood panel. Courtesy Camiba Gallery.

Through July 16. Artist talk 11 a.m. June 18. Camiba Gallery, 6448 Hwy 290 East,
In collages made of industrial grade vinyl and wood, Adreon Henry creates a new series that investigates the relationship between the power of the mind and talismans, superstitions, and luck.


A Transient Nature: Perceptions in Abstraction

Dameon Lester

June 10-July 17. Artist reception: 4 to 6 p.m. June 11. Artists’ talk 2 p.m. June 12. Georgetown Art Center, 816 South Main St., Georgetown,
Three Austin artists — Dameon Lester, Shawn Camp and Shannon Faseler — take an intellectual approach to abstraction in paintings and wall sculpture.

Seeing out the other eye: A view through Waller Creek

Heather Parrish
Heather Parrish, “Scar”, polymer photogravure, image: 8 x 22 in., Paper: 22 x 30 in

June 12-July 26. Opening reception 2 to 5 p.m. June 12. Flatbed Center for Contemporary Printmakin, 3701 Drosset Dr.
Bearing the name of Austin’s first city planner, this cretaceous limestone waterway is inscribed with legacies of racialized division and displacement. As an Austin native with family traces to the city’s founding, artist Heather Parrish explores these threads through historical layers of terrain and urban development. Her exhibition at Flatbed uses images sourced from historic photographs of Waller Creek, remembered (sometimes forgotten) as a dividing border line that runs through the city of Austin.


Summer Strut

Clara Newby
Clara Newby, “Wistful”

Through August 28. Opening 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. June 11. Link & Pin, 2235 E. Sixth St. #102,
For the summer, Link & Pin is rounding up its favorite artists for a big group show.
Artist talks will be held at 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. most Saturdays.

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