Narrative connects artists brought together by Mass Gallery


Narrative connects artists brought together by Mass Gallery

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A quilled paper collage by Edward Lane McCartney is part of the exhibt “Chromatic Fantasy” at Camiba Art Gallery.

There are lots of arts happenings around Austin this fall. Here are our some of our top picks.

“Understory.” Opening: 7 to 11 p.m. Friday. Continues 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 10. Mass Gallery, 507 Calles St. Free.

Narrative is the thread that connects four artists brought together by Mass Gallery for “Understory.” Lee Baxter Davis is 77-year-old East Texas native who in densely packed drawings chronicles a singular world that is both comic and metaphysical. Hollis Hammonds depicts the destruction of man-made and natural disasters in epically scaled drawings. In a celebrated career, Trenton Doyle Hancock has constructed a fantastical narrative, merging comic style with vivid abstraction. And Alyssa Taylor Wendt’s highly stylized and staged photographs present enigmatic scenes.

“Edward Lane McCartney: Chromatic Fantasy.” Continues 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday through Dec. 3. Camiba Art Gallery, Flatbed building, 2832 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Free. 512-937-5921,

Houston artist Edward Lane McCartney creates vibrant, visually kinetic collage-like works of art from ordinary paper.

Carlos Estévez: Wakefulness.” Opens Friday. Continues 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday through Dec. 4. Georgetown Art Center, 816 S. Main St. Free. 512-930-2593,

In his highly detailed watercolor-and-ink drawings, the Miami-based Cuban artist reveals a personal visual mythology that is inspired by classical scientific imagery and illustration. A new exhibit features a breathtaking 151 drawings.

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