Gallery Row: A Seasonal Spotlight on Six Texas Galleries


grayDUCK Gallery

Featured show: Katherine Brimberry | Chronicles: a Retrospective, Aug. 24–Oct. 6

Many readers are familiar with Austin’s collaborative publishing workshop Flatbed Press and its vital role in promoting the medium in Texas and beyond. This summer, grayDUCK is proud to present Chronicles: a Retrospective, a survey of work by Katherine Brimberry, Flatbed’s founder and Co-founder, Director, and Senior Master Printer of the Flatbed Center for Contemporary Printmaking. The exhibition showcases Brimberry’s more than 40-year career as an artist and her interest in the natural world and found objects, including visual relationships between the two. “My underlying intention,” she says, “is creating images that spark epiphanies about time and space, life and death, past and future.”

Ivester Contemporary

Featured show: Encounters in the Garden, May 31–July 13

Josias Figueirido’s Encounters in the Garden, the artist’s first exhibition at Ivester Contemporary, features paintings, animated models, and augmented reality that explore friendship and the magic of discovery. Two fictional main characters, Piri the Dreamer and Flying Coyote, lead viewers through a fantastical world, making themselves visible only when they feel safe, otherwise camouflaging into their surroundings as common plants and animals. Analog and digital tools expand not only Figueirido’s creative freedom but also the impact of his visual storytelling—sharing narratives of the immigrant experience that connect people cross-culturally.


Craighead Green Gallery

Featured show: New Texas Talent 31, July 20–Aug. 24

This summer marks the thirty-first presentation of Craighead Green Gallery’s New Texas Talent, an annual juried exhibition “designed to introduce and promote emerging visual artists in the commercial market.” The show attracts hundreds of submissions each year, and it garners media attention and additional exhibition opportunities for numerous artists. New Texas Talent 31 was juried by Fort Worth artist and educator Jessica Fuentes, whose support for the arts is evidenced through her work as the founding director of Kinfolk House, news editor for Glasstire, board member of Make Art with Purpose, and as a 2023 recipient of The Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant.

Conduit Gallery

Featured show: 40th anniversary exhibition, July 13–Aug. 10

When founder Nancy Whitenack opened Conduit Gallery in Deep Ellum in 1984, she began building relationships with artists who felt like family. Her gutsy (and wise) decision to move the gallery to Dallas’s Design District in 2002 helped change the landscape of the city’s contemporary art galleries. This summer marks Conduit’s 40-year stint as a pillar of Dallas’s contemporary art community by asking gallery artists to select work for exhibition by an artist they admire. The result is a gallery-wide show of approximately 30 artists, presenting a range of aesthetics and materials as rich as the gallery’s history itself. Come for the art, stay for the 80s-themed dance party after the opening reception.


Anya Tish Gallery

Featured show: The “I” in Immigration, July 12–Aug. 3

For four weeks, Colombian-born, Houston-based artist Tatiana Escallón will essentially take over Anya Tish Gallery’s exhibition space for her exhibition The “I” in Immigration, which features all new works, stemming from her artist residency at The Asia Society Texas Center. Escallón creates multi-media abstract paintings and works on paper, using paint, rubber, thread, wood, graphite, and more to express her immigration experience, inspired by the historic colonial architectural structures of Bogotá. She explains that she wants her art to prompt conversations about “the transformative impact experienced by migrants and the contributions they make to their new environments.”

San Antonio

Presa House Gallery

Featured show: Millicent Alvarado: Behind Four Eyes, Behind Four Walls, July 13–August 10

Presa House Gallery hosts San Antonio’s debut exhibition of Corpus Christi-based multidisciplinary artist Millicent Alvarado, whose predominantly three-dimensional works on paper reflect her life experience. Some readers may recognize her contributions to the new Meow Wolf Houston. As the gallery explains, Behind Four Eyes, Behind Four Walls features an “immersive installation that channels the artist’s vivid imagination in creating absurd scenarios with theatrical imagery, depicting a range of emotions associated with the loss of relationships, feelings of isolation, and confusion stemming from the mind’s games.”