Current and Upcoming
Michael Villarreal, Whitetail
Opens June 17 2017
Villarreal takes materials that are common for the construction of houses — such as pink insulation foam, joint compound, latex paint, and spray paint — and gives them a new identity. The objects he makes are depictions of items brought into his home when he was child, and are grouped to create both an interior and exterior version of a domestic environment. The three-dimensional forms create a conversation with his past work as a painter — most objects he makes have a relationship with the wall against which they are placed or hung and others mimic the idea of oil paint’s materiality. Some forms resemble minimal sculpture, leading the viewer to reinvestigate how we perceive the household item.
Michael Villarreal was born in Austin, TX and raised in Lockhart, TX. In 2013, he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Texas State University, and in May 2017 a Master of Fine Arts at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He has exhibited his work nationally at multiple commercial art galleries and art centers. Among these include: Art Palace Contemporary Art Gallery and Barbara Davis Gallery in Houston, TX, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha, NE, LA Artcore: Brewery Annex Gallery in Los Angeles, CA, and Art + Literature Laboratory in Madison, WI. In 2014, Villarreal was invited for solo exhibition at Art Palace Contemporary Art Gallery in their Project Gallery. He has been in several publications, online and in print, such as Huffington Post for a group exhibition in Los Angeles and in Issue No. 126 of New American Paintings which was release in October 2016. He has participated in several curatorial endeavors such as a show titled Conduit at Tugboat Gallery in Lincoln, NE which featured three artists from three different regions of the nation. Recently, he was awarded with the 39th Mayor’s Arts Awards in Lincoln, NE and the Francis William Vreeland Scholarship Award. In July, he will be an artist in residence at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska City.
Life Drawing and Painting
On the 1st–4th Thursdays of each month
Seth Anderson, UrbanSeens
Apr 1 – Jun 10 2017
Seth Anderson has been fascinated by photography since he was a small boy, and has been diligently taking photographs for over twenty years. One of his favorite pastimes is strolling in diverse neighborhoods, camera on hip, seeking the poetry contained in urban milieus, as seen in all four seasons. His work explores the intrinsic beauty of shared public spaces, from the dust of the pavement, to the delight of architectural patterns.
Kate Schneider, We, the Heartland
Jan 6 – Mar 25 2017
Photographs of the Keystone XL route. Kate Schneider is a Toronto-based photographer and educator. Her work is based in the traditions of documentary storytelling and ethnography, and her most recent works focus on the impact that land and the socialized landscape have on individual and cultural identity in North America.
Alex Beriault, Paralleled
Oct 22 – Dec 31 2016
Two-channel video installation. Alex Beriault has developed a practice where the objects and circumstances that she creates manifest as purgatorial experiences for herself and for the viewer. She functions as a catalyst within her installation practice.
Pop Up, Group show
Aug 6 – Oct 7 2016
Central-Texas arts and crafts group show featuring tables by local artists, craftspersons and friends of the gallery.
Elana Langer, We are all in this together
Apr 27 – Jul 10 2016
Exhibition of participatory installations
Poly-style, Group show
Mar 25 – Apr 23 2016
Lockhart youth group show
Honoria Starbuck, Flaneuse
Jan 16 – Mar 20 2016
An exhibition of small-format paintings
Abigail Brown, Pottery
Nov 23 2016
Janet Christian, Artist talk
Jul 16 2016
An evening of art and conversation
Hayden Yates, Artist talk
Feb 20 2016
An evening of art and conversation
New Year, New Color!
Jan 23 2016
A family-friendly art-making experience