Last week I told you all about the fabulous show opening at Laura Rathe Fine Art’s space this Saturday but don’t worry, there are plenty of other great shows opening to fill your weekend with art. Here are a few other Design District galleries I would make a plan to check out as you plan your gallery hopping.
Circuit 12 Contemporary
If one thing is certain it’s that we can always count on something delightfully contemporary to shake Dragon Street up at Circuit 12. This month it’s a solo show from Chicago-based artist Josh Reames entitled “Tripper.” The show will be a mix of Reames’ paintings, installation work and customized sunglasses (um, awesome.) Subjectivity and the fleeting nature of experience are some of Reames’ artistic inspirations and the work on display at Circuit 12’s upcoming show will merge “tropical vacation imagery, psychedelic drug culture and art historical references.” Count me in. The opening reception will be Saturday from 6pm – 10pm.
Cohn Drennan Contemporary
For a Texan-centric show you’ll want to see the new work of two Texas-based artists which will be on display at Cohn Drennan Contemporary this month. Michael Blair is a painter whose work is based in abstraction and a study of the creative process itself. The other artist who will be exhibiting is Angel Fernandez, a sculptor whose work is strongly influenced by male and female anatomy (see above). The two both create “suggestive hybrid forms that elude classification” while remaining inviting to the viewer. See the two’s work at the opening reception from 6pm to 8pm this Saturday.
If you know anything about photography you’re probably pretty familiar with William Eggleston and his elevation of rather commonplace subjects into fine art. He was one of the first artists to truly understand the use of color in what was formerly a black and white medium. On the 7th PDNB will open a show featuring the work of some of Eggleston’s contemporaries, lesser known but perhaps no less instrumental in the growth of the art form. Whether you’re a photography geek or not, you’re bound to find something to love in a show that is all about art and our collective history, especially our collective history as Southerners. The opening reception is Saturday from 5pm to 8pm and the show will run through November 9.