As the analog world is replaced by the digital, imagine transferring the scribbles in your journals into your laptop, or up into the cloud. Artist Annette Lawrence has long been interested in the written word as object and idea, and for her upcoming exhibition at Conduit Gallery (1626 Hi Line Drive) she took her writings from years past and rendered them into a large-scale installation. Standard Time will represent 25 years of journaling, marking the presence or absence of words in her life. By chronicling these patterns in grids, she records publicly the presence of words without revealing the content and also creates a pattern, which is described as reminiscent of labyrinths, celestial charts and the pre-Colombian calendar. The opening reception for this exhibition, as well as concurrent exhibitions by artists Austin Eddy and Liss LaFleur, takes place from 6-8 p.m. Saturday. More at conduitgallery.com.
Celia Eberle's The Mythology of Love
Love comes in all shapes, sizes and media. This weekend, artist Celia Eberle's newest work will be the subject of a solo exhibition at Cris Worley Fine Arts (1845 Levee St., No. 110). In it, she explores the concept and mythos of one of the most discussed phenomena in our human world: love. Her work references songs, poetry, movies, music, animals, scents and even the love goddess. See the work in an opening reception at 6 p.m. Saturday. More at crisworley.com.
Bogdan P. K. Perzy?ski.
Polish artist Bogdan P. K. Perzy?ski lives and works in Austin. His work stretches across discipline, often consisting of installation works that incorporate sound, video and photography in interactive ways. For the first exhibition of his work at Liliana Bloch Gallery ( 2271 Monitor St.), two major works by the artist will be on display: a large-scale photographic installation, TABLE, and a video work shot with an unmanned aerial vehicle, 32° 47' 56.6678'' N, 96° 50' 9.5598" W. The opening reception will take place from 6-9 p.m. Saturday. More at lilianablochgallery.com.
500X Member Shows
If you want to see some of the city's freshest talent, the first exhibitions of the New Year at 500X are a good place to start. This weekend four members, Clint Bargers, Bernardo Cantu, Jose Rueben Melendez and Jennifer Seibert will be the subject of a show in the main gallery. Elsewhere throughout the space there will be a collaboration between Sheryl Anaya and Randy Guthmiller, work by Kalee Appleton and Glenn Rust and a collaboration between Dru B Shinin and M. Kate H. Shark. The opening reception is from 7-10 p.m. Saturday. More at 500x.org.
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You’re invited to venture below the surface. Opening for the first time this weekend is a door into the earth. Underneath the street you’ll find a hole, a Culture Hole, filled with artwork and managed by artists Jeff Gibbons and Gregory Ruppe. The coordinates are 32°47’04.2”N + 96°46’16.3”W, which Google Maps knows as 3816 Commerce St. Descend a metal ladder to discover the work of German-American artist Lana Paninchul in Deutsche Liebeslieder. The artist will sing love songs to a seated male from 10 p.m.-12 a.m. Friday. Upon viewing, you will climb back up and out of the Culture Hole and carry on with your night. More at culturehole.org.