February 7, 2023

The Line-up: Seven exhibitions to see in May

What to see in Austin galleries


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


Shawn Camp
Shawn Camp, “Everything Beautiful Is Far Away,” 2021

Through May 22
Cloud Tree Studios & Gallery, 3411 E. Fifth St.
New work by eight Austin artists who share a penchant for using natural elements in their abstract paintings: Rory Foster, Shawn Camp, Abi Daniel, Jason Brooks, Ann Flemings, Jana Swec, Court Lurie and Blair Gallacher.


Ascent: New paintings by Christopher Cascio

IvesterThrough May 28
Ivester Contemporary, 916 Springdale Road,
Houston-based artist Christopher Cascio describes his new work as hard-edge abstract painting, inspired by traditional quilting designs and infused with positive energy.


Karen Navarro: The Constructed Self

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Karen Navarro, ‘The Constructed Self.” © Karen Navarro

Through June 4
Big Medium, 916 Springdale Road,
Houston-based artist Karen Navarro presents a series of portraits that use collage to visually represent the intersections of identity, self-representation, race, gender, and belonging within first, second, and third-generation American immigrants.


Doom and Bloom

Emma Rossoff
Emma Rossoff

May 7-28; Opening 7 to 10 p.m. May 7
Co-Lab Projects, 5419 Glissman Road,
Clever responses to current events come in an exhibition of drawings, prints, sculpture, and new media by Alex Boeschenstein, Anthony Rundblade, and Emma Rossoff.


Jules Buck Jones: Circles and Cycles

Jules Buck Jones
May 13-June 10; Opening: 7 to 10 p.m. May 13
Grayduck Gallery, 2213 E. Cesar Chavez St.
Jules Buck Jones creates vivid, dense paintings and drawings — and sometimes room-size installations — of fantastic happenings in nature, blending mythology and natural science in glorious, strange scenes. It’s been a while since the busy artist had a solo exhibition in Austin. We can’t wait to see this one.

Un-verb: Matt Steinke

Matt Steinke
May 13- June 12
Northern-Southern, E. 5th and Brazos streets,
Composer and conceptual artist Matt Steinke use modular kinetic and musical sculpture and new music to examines the implausibility of stillness in our contemporary world.


Hysteria: Molly Sydnor

Molly Sydnor

May 16-June 18
Contracommon, 12912 Hill Country Blvd.
Dallas artist Molly Sydnor uses colorful fiber material in an installation that plays with the idea of “women’s work” and “girly things” questioning what terms like “girly” or “feminine” mean.


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