This week brings in an array of arts events, including a screening of Coffee and Cigarettes at Brasil Houston and the opening of three exhibitions by Houston-based artists at the Galveston Arts Center.
Tuesday, August 22
At 8 pm, Brasil Houston (2604 Dunlavy) will present a screening of Jim Jarmusch’s anthology classic Coffee and Cigarettes. Consisting of 11 vignettes which share coffee and cigarettes as a common thread, the film features a plethora of stars, from Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray and Steve Buscemi to Iggy Pop, Tom Waits and Jack White. Admission is free.
Thursday, August 24
From 6:30 to 8:30 pm, Sicardi Gallery (1506 West Alabama) will host the closing reception for La Autonomía del Color, a solo exhibition of works from Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz-Diez, whose substantial contributions to color theory and practice have shaped modern and contemporary art on an international scale. The closing reception will feature a special talk by Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Assistant Curator of Latin American and Latino Art, Rachel Mohl.
Friday, August 25
From 2 to 2:45 pm, join The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (1001 Bissonnet) for a docent-led tour of Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910–1950. The exhibition charts the development of modern art in Mexico and the social, political, and cultural forces that shaped it over the course of nearly half a century. Featuring more than 175 works — including prints, photographs, books, newspapers, easel paintings, large-scale portable murals, and mural fragments — this free tour gives in-depth insights into the sprawling exhibition, which is on view through October 1.
Saturday, August 26
Opening Reception — Bradley Kerl: Greenhouse at Galveston Arts Center
From 6 to 9 pm, Galveston Arts Center (2127 Strand) will host the opening reception for Greenhouse, a solo exhibition by Houston-based painter Bradley Kerl. Ranging from works on paper to large-scale paintings, Kerl mines everyday experiences for opportunities to create vibrant floral works, from grocery store flowers to potted plants in a doctor’s office. The exhibition will be on view in the Main Gallery through October 8.
Opening Reception — Angel Oloshove: The Ocean Never Closes at Galveston Arts Center
From 6 to 9 pm, Galveston Arts Center will host the opening reception for The Ocean Never Closes, a series of ceramic totems from Houston-based artist Angel Oloshove. The artist’s totems reflect on the constant state of flux between land and environment as she uses painterly glazes to express feelings of transcendental experiences through color and form. The exhibition will be on view in the 1878 Gallery through October 8.
Opening Reception — Christopher Cascio: XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXX at Galveston Arts Center
From 6 to 9 pm, Galveston Arts Center will host the opening reception for XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXX, a solo exhibition by Houston-based artist Christopher Cascio. Through his painting and mixed media works, Cascio explores themes of obsession, compulsion and ritual, and the exhibition includes his new series of paintings that reference quilt patterns and previous works that incorporate concert wristbands. The exhibition will be on view in the Brown Foundation Gallery through October 8.
Sunday, August 27
Sunday will be the final day to visit the Houston Center for Photography (1441 West Alabama) to experience the institution’s 35th Annual Juried Membership Exhibition. Juror Dr. Rebecca Senf, Chief Curator at the Center for Creative Photography in Tuscon, selected 50 artists from 210 entries submitted from across the globe, presenting a wide variety of photography techniques and styles.