February 7, 2023

The Line-up: Nine exhibitions to see in November


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

“Intaglio: Prints & Drawings by Lance Letscher”
Through Nov 30. Artist reception and talk 6-8 p.m. Nov. 13
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,
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,
 A collection of photo/collage/paintings and prints filled with nostalgia and West Texas.

“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,
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.


“Human, Nature”
Nov. 5-21, Opening: 7 to 10 p.m. Nov. 5. ICOSA Gallery,
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: Far In”
Nov. 5- Dec. 18, Northern-Southern,
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.


“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,
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: Superflora” & “Design Shine 2021”
Nov. 18, 2021 – March 6, 2022, Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum,
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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