December 8, 2021

The Line-up: Nine exhibitions to see in November


Our picks, in chronological order, for what’s freshest in November.

Letscher, Continuous Line, etching with viscosity relief roll, image 36 x 48 inches, 2021
Letscher, Continuous Line, etching with viscosity relief roll, image 36 x 48 inches, 2021

“Intaglio: Prints & Drawings by Lance Letscher”
Through Nov 30. Artist reception and talk 6-8 p.m. Nov. 13 flatbedpress.com/gallery
Austin artist Lance Letscher, widely known for his collage work, began experimenting intaglio printmaking techniques in 2020. The results is straight-foreword and unpretentious prints that play with color, line, style, vision.

Rachel Wolfson Smith Summer Carries Your Name, 2021 Graphite and Colored Pencil on Cradled Panel 8 x 10 in
Rachel Wolfson Smith,
“Summer Carries Your Name,” 2021. Graphite and colored pencil on cradled panel. Courtesy Ivester Contemporary

“Everything is Everything: New Drawings by Rachel Wolfson Smith”
Through December 4, Ivester Contemporary, https://ivestercontemporary.com/
New drawings by sometimes-Austinite Rachel Wolfson Smith attempt to untangle the complexities of interconnected thoughts in the artist’s mind in the nine months before and after the birth of her first child.

“Marie Ely: Ongoings”
Through Jan. 9, 2022, Elisabet Ney Museum, austintexas.gov/elisabet-ney-museum
 A collection of photo/collage/paintings and prints filled with nostalgia and West Texas.

Hollis Hammonds
Hollis Hammonds, “Alone in the Dark,” large scale drawing. Courtesy the artist.

“Awake in the Dark: Hollis Hammonds and Sasha West”
Nov. 1-Dec. 2, Opening: 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 6, Austin Central Library Gallery, library.austintexas.gov
Hollis Hammonds’ visceral, large-scale, detailed drawings and stunning found-object installations join with poet Sasha West’s gently piercing words to question both individual and societal contributions to the environmental crisis.


Laurence Unger, Frozen Still Life, 2019, digital photograph, 18 x 24 inches
Laurence Unger, Frozen Still Life, 2019, digital photograph, 18 x 24 inches, from ‘Human, Nature’

“Human, Nature”
Nov. 5-21, Opening: 7 to 10 p.m. Nov. 5. ICOSA Gallery, icosacollective.com
Blanton Museum assistant curator Claire Howard selected this open-call group show which reflects on the shifting relationships to our bodies, each other, and the environment many have experienced during this time of public health and climate crises.

Laura Lit
Laura Lit, “Transfusion,” 2020, wood, foam, paperclay, acrylic, oil. Courtesy Northern-Southern

“Laura Lit: Far In”
Nov. 5- Dec. 18, Northern-Southern, northern-southern.com
Twelve of Laura Lit’s new animal-sized painted wall reliefs of wood, resin, and clay suggest sentience. She jigsaws wood skeletons, sculpts molds, fine brushes oils, pours dyed resins, until something on the wall lives.


St. ed's Letitia Huckaby
Letitia Huckaby, “See Saw/Haskell Place,” 2021. Pigment print on fabric with embroidery hoop. Courtesy Talley Dunn Gallery

“Letitia Huckaby: A Tale of Two Greenwoods”
Nov. 6-Nov. 29. Lecture: 5:30 p.m. Nov. 6; Opening: 6:30-8 p.m. Nov. 6, St. Edward’s University Fine Arts Gallery, stedwards.edu/fine-arts-gallery
This project documents two residential blocks. One block is located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Haskell Place in a neighborhood adjoining historic Greenwood, site of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. The other residential block is located on St. Charles Street in the town of Greenwood, Mississippi — the namesake of the Tulsa district and the birthplace of the artist’s father.


Courtney Egan’s interactive video ‘Metaflora’ will be on view at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum

“Courtney Egan: Superflora” & “Design Shine 2021”
Nov. 18, 2021 – March 6, 2022, Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, umlaufsculpture.org
Courtney Egan is best known for painstakingly translating photographs she takes of botanical forms into video-based sculptural installations that call into question the distinction between the natural and technological worlds. The central work in the UMLAUF exhibition will be “Metaflora,” a large interactive video projection. As viewers move along the walls, the floral imagery blossoms and fades, responding to their presence. The “Design Shine” installation series features the work of Austin emerging architects, designers, and artists.


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