“Kelly O’Connor: Last Resort.” San Antonio based artist Kelly O’Connor — whose collage-based work mashes up memory, fantasy and fiction — will create a huge geodesic dome in the Women & Their Work gallery. O’Connor’s surreal cave will offer an homage to that still-omnipresent American tendency to create a mythology of its past. Opening: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Exhibit continues through May 9. Women & Their Work, 1710 Lavaca St. Free. 477-6064. www.womenandtheirwork.org.
Richard Forster and Ewan Gibbs. British artists Richard Forster and Ewan Gibbs met when both were included in the 2011 exhibit “Drawn from Photography” at New York’s Drawing Center and quickly discovered their shared practice. Both employ photography, found imagery on the Internet, graphite pencils and paper to create hyper-detailed drawings that probe the nature of looking and the medium of photography itself. For this exhibit, Forster offers drawings that juxtapose 1920s magazine images of women with geometric patterns and obscure Austin-based architectural diagrams to look like a taped together collage. For his part, Gibbs — whose masterly, obsessively rendered, highly detailed drawings have shown three times at Lora Reynolds Gallery — offers drawings from his latest series based on his photographs taken of Arlington National Cemetery. Opening: 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Artist talk at 7 p.m. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Exhibit continues through May 11. Lora Reynolds Gallery, 360 Nueces St. Free. www.lorareynolds.com.