Somehow, I don't feel comfortable
Apr 5 - May 20, 2018
Momoyo Torimitsu’s Somehow, I Don’t Feel Comfortable features two giant, smiling pink bunnies facing off and pitching forward within a confined space. The work initially appears to be quite fun and whimsical, but is it? Known for addressing social issues, Torimitsu cramps the adorable bunnies into tight spaces to communicate her displeasure for what she calls “the cuteness syndrome” propagated by her native country, Japan’s Hello Kitty culture. The oversized bunnies look down on the viewer and at first glance seem cute, like Hello Kitty, but with closer consideration they are a bit disturbing with sociopolitical undertones.
Somehow, I Don’t Feel Comfortable is traveled by Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA.
June 8 - Aug 26, 2018
This Museum curated show will celebrate Texas artists. The exhibition will highlight individuals who have changed the course of fashion and have dresses some of most well-known people. Additionally, the exhibition will showcase important Texas artists from 1880 to 1940. Works include paintings by Tom Lea (El Paso), Furniture by Johann Jahn (New Braunfels), Sculpture by Elisabet Ney (Austin), Ceramics by Wilson Pottery Brothers (Seguin) and Prints by Merritt Mauzey (Clifton).
Annual Permian Basin Juried Art Exhibition
May 31 -June 29, 2018
This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Annual Permian Basin Juried Art Exhibition, which aims to highlight the talent of artists in and around the West Texas region. For this year's exhibition, artists are encouraged to explore the theme METAMORPHOSIS. Juror, Laura Huckaby, is the Assistant Director of the San Angelo Museum of Fine Art. She has a Master’s in Art History from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
This exhibition is hosted by the Ellen Noël Art Museum in partnership with the Odessa Art Association.
May 7 • 5pm • Work Submission Deadline
May 31 • 7pm • Reception and Awards
Chick here for exhibition Entry Form.
Cut Up/Cut Out
July 19 - Oct 14, 2018
Cut Up/Cut Out, an exhibition of local, national and international artists who explore the captivating method of decorating piercing and cutting, using a wide range of media from paper and plastic to metal and rubber.