As Austin embarks on another SXSW, every space of the city offers some activity to draw you in. We thought we'd take a little different twist and highlight a few of the pop art events that you can enjoy over the next week.
Wally Workman Gallery 1202 West 6th Street Austin, TX 78703 512-472-7428
Friday, March 13 - Tuesday, March 17 with an opening reception on Saturday, March 14 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Saatchi Art presents a group exhibition show at Wally Workman Gallery that continues the online art gallery's series of pop-up shows. They will be introducing their innovative social market platform to the global tech and interactive communities gathered for the festival. Curated by Rebecca Wilson, Chief Curator and Director, Art Advisory at Saatchi Art, Western Reflections marks Saatchi Art's first exhibition in Austin, Texas. Previously, Saatchi Art has presented group shows by local artists in London, Los Angeles and Dublin.
The Contemporary Austin Jones Center, 700 Congress Ave. Austin, TX 78701 512-453-5312
The gallery is open Tuesday - Saturday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Image provided by The Contemporary.
SXSW Music returns to the Contemporary Austin as part of Tom Sachs: Boombox Retrospective 1999-2015. For three days, some of the most acclaimed and influential DJs and producers in electronic and hip-hop music-selected by SXSW music and artist Tom Sachs will use the functional, boombox-inspired sculptures in the artist's immersive installation as their instruments to create music.
This exhibition is a natural fit for collaboration with SXSW as many of the works on view incorporate boomboxes and other sound systems controlled by a central "dj booth," which is also a work of art. Full list of SXSW-related programs at The Contemporary.
Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery 1137 W 6th St. Austin, TX 78703 512-478-4440
Friday, March 13 - Saturday, March 21
Rob Prior, a famous comic illustrator who has done work with Marvel, DC Comics and album covers for the likes of Iron Maiden and Blue Oyster Cult, is coming to Austin during SXSW and will have a pop up exhibit at the Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery. Around 20-25 original works of art will be on display and available for sale. During SXSW, he will also be popping up around town at different music venues, painting live while musicians perform. Those works will also be available for purchase at the gallery. View video of Rob Prior.
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