As SXSW invades Austin during the month of March, here’s seven exhibitions to take you away from the fray.
Positively Third Street
Opening: 6 to 8 p.m. March 4. Exhibition continues through April 15. Flatbed Center For Contemporary Printmaking, 3701 Drossett Dr. flatbedpress.com
The address was 912 West 3rd Street. It was a 19th century 2000 square foot railroad warehouse. When Katherine Brimberry and Mark L. Smith went looking for a place to park Brimberry’s press and operate their newly formed Flatbed Press in 1989, an acquaintance sent them to the Third Street warehouse. This exhibition does homage to the work of the printers, the artists and publishers who were a part of the first 10 years of Flatbed Press.
Eamon Ore-Giron: Competing with Lightning / Rivalizando con el relámpagoan
Opening: 7 to 9 p.m. March 3. Exhibition continues through Aug. 20 Contemporary Austin Jones Center, 700 Congress Ave. thecontemporaryaustin.org
This exhibition brings together paintings from the last twenty years by artist, musician, and DJ Eamon Ore-Giron; from his Southwest and Peruvian-inspired figurative works from the 2000s, to his paintings in the 2010s that engaged elements of both figuration and abstraction, including an ongoing series focused on Mesoamerican deities, to his most recent Infinite Regress series.
Sketches for Three Voices: Francesca Fuchs, Joanna Klink, and Annette DiMeo Carlozzi
Opening 3 to 5 p.m. March 5. Exhibition continues through April 16. Testsite, fluentcollab.org
“Sketches for Three Voices” is an exhibition of new work by artist Francesca Fuchs and a writing collaboration with the artist, poet Joanna Klink, and curator Annette DiMeo Carlozzi. In Fuchs’ new paintings and sculptures, female subjects echo and iterate, their imagined arenas ranging from the indeterminate to the fantastic, from domesticity to revolution. The exhibition offers generous suggestions for potential narratives and challenges the collaborators to find new language. Together, they explore Fuchs’ luminous works and the interior and exterior worlds they conjure.
Shawn Smith: Ommatidium
Opening: 7-10 p.m. March 4. Exhibition continues through April 16. Grayduck Gallery, 2213 E. Cesar Chavez. St. https://grayduckgallery.com/
With “Ommatidium,” Smith explores our complicated relationship with the insect world. The show investigates the darkly humorous marketing of chemical agents to safely annihilate, the extreme championing of aesthetically pleasing and useful insects over all others, the strangely macabre methods of measuring insect population density, and the overlooked beauty of their complex architecture.
Discards Vessels Fragments: Jason Webb, Benjamin McVey, & Rebecca Rothfus Harrell
Artists talk: 6 to 7 p.m. Opening: 7 to 8:30 p.m. March 4. Exhibition continues through April 15. Camiba Gallery, 6448 Hwy 290 E., Suite A102. camibagallery.com
This show brings together work from three Texas artists who examine objects in our everyday lives.
Opening: 7 to 9 p.m. March 4. Exhibition continues through March 18. Women & their Work, 1311 E. Cesar Chavez St. womenandtheirwork.org
With clay as their medium, Alejandra Almuelle, Jennifer Ling Datchuk, Terra Goolsby, Pat Johnson, Tammie Rubin, and Ariel Wood create fictional narratives, offer social commentary, and construct objects that defy easy categorization. “Clay Matters” reflects the remarkable diversity that the material offers including its mythologies, socio-political implications, ancestral traditions, and practical functionality.
Opening: 6 to 8 p.m. March 4. Exhibition continues through March 26. Wally Workman Gallery, 1202 W. Sixth St. wallyworkmangallery.com
Greenberg’s newest paintings take inspiration from the architecture and color in Havana’s Old Town.