Angel Cabrales, a devotee of science, sci-fi, and his own cultural heritage based in El Paso, creates alternate worlds that are more playful than the serious and broken one we live in.
Cannupa Hanska Luger melds past and future in an Amarillo Museum of Art exhibition that pays tribute to millions of massacred Plains bison.
In (RE)CONTEXT at the Rubin Center in El Paso, ten contemporary artists integrate text into their practices, recontextualizing and reappropriating words to create tools of social change.
Ho Baron: Gods for Future Religions at the El Paso Museum of Art is an uncanny blend of maximalism, surrealism, the ascetic, and the interstellar.
Trey Burns of Sweet Pass Sculpture Park explores the manufactured landscape of North Texas and its echo natures.
Borna Sammak’s exhibition america, nice place at Dallas Contemporary conceptually and materially questions popular American archetypes and the redundancies of cultural consumerism.
At Sweet Pass Sculpture Park, Brook-Lynne Clark finds signs of her life on the Blackland Prairie in Big Tex is Burning, which tracks her relationship with embedded histories of Dallas.
Laura August joins the Rubin Center and builds on a program that nurtures connections between art and artists in Ciudad Juárez and El Paso.
Curator Yvonne Force Villareal inaugurates Brite Force, a new arts initiative in Marfa, Texas, with an exhibition of surreal Western paintings by Will Cotton.
Kinfolk House’s entry to social practice art is meant to investigate community, culture, and isolation in the venue’s neighborhood of Polytechnic Heights and beyond in Fort Worth.
Drawing on public and private archives and fifty years of personal documentation, Anne Elise Urrutia’s book Miraflores brings to life her great-grandfather’s San Antonio garden in unmatched detail.
A book series diving into historical and current alternative art establishments in major stateside cities visits Texas in Impractical Spaces: Houston. Here are five current H-Town favorites from the book.
El Paso, Texas-based Juntos Art Association tackles the power of place and the “who is heard” component of storytelling in its multi-faceted project, Icons and Symbols of the Borderland.
Houston curator Suzanne Zeller uses their curatorial platform to promote underrepresented queer narratives in contemporary photography.
Writer and poet Laura Neal visits Theresa Chong's Dallas exhibition dedicated to the organization of grief, and finds the power in the familiar and heavy emotion.
Presa House Gallery in San Antonio, Texas focuses on Latinx artists across south Texas, the Rio Grande region, and Mexico—and skirts that whole "artists-must-make-sales" model.
Internationally renowned Oaxacan artist Carlomagno Pedro Martínez uses folk iconography to restage moments of Mexican history in barro negro (black clay) at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas in Beaumont.
Artists in The Dirty South at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston work with materials and subject matter that reflect a century-long tradition of regional dialogue between Black visual art and music.
Ciara Elle Bryant’s installation Server: Love Ta, Love Ta Love Ya at McKinney Avenue Contemporary collages photographs to create a visual bibliography while building a physical space for Black representation.
Gaku Tsutaja: Enola’s Head at UTEP’s Rubin Center recreates the aircraft that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima—and tells a different history of the victims and survivors of nuclear warfare.
Molly Zuckerman-Hartung discusses her work and process on the occasion of her survey exhibition Comic Relief at the Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston.
The 2021 Texas Biennial explores cross-sections of identity and project optimism in A New Landscape, A Possible Horizon across five venues in San Antonio and Houston.
Dawolu Jabari's large-scale drawings in Lessons from Above: Constellation Quilts at Galveston Artist Residency embed Black history, mythology, and folklore into the fabric of the cosmos.
The San Antonio Museum of Art celebrates its fortieth anniversary with an exhibition showcasing the global and chronological breadth of its permanent collection.
Houston creatives and artists discuss the influence of climate change on their individual practices and possibilities for creative responses to climate crisis.
Emerging choreographer Alexandra Honchell’s journey from company dancer to independent artist is reuniting her mind with her body.
San Antonio artist Michael Menchaca’s Artpace exhibition, The 1836 Project, is an immersive video installation employing poppy animation to take aim at “the colonial fantasies of the Texas creation myth.”
Matthew Bourbon: Hive at the Fort Worth Community Art Center challenges us to settle our buzzing brains through bold color, composition, and paint-manipulation strategies.