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Arts picks: Best of the week, June 15-21

Jeanne Claire van Ryzin
Margo Sawyer’s site-specific installation “Reflect” is on view at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum through Oct. 19.

“Margo Sawyer: Reflect.” Museum hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Exhibit continues through Oct. 19. Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, 605 Robert E. Lee Road. Admission is free through Aug. 31.

For the first time in its history, the Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum invited an artist to transform its gallery with a site-specific installation, choosing celebrated Austin artist Margo Sawyer to do so.

In addition to a floor installation of mirror block and tiles interspersed with thousands of stainless steel balls, Sawyer created four outdoor site specific installations using re-purposed vintage bricks and tiles sourced from historic buildings in Elgin, where the artist and longtime University of Texas art professor has lived and maintained a studio for many years.


“Flatbed Summer Selections.” Since 1990 Flatbed Press has worked with more than 200 artists to create etchings, lithographs, relief prints and monotypes. Featuring works from recent and past collaborations, the summer exhibit includes Lilianna Porter, Randy Twaddle, Dan Rizzie, Liz Ward, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Billy Hassel, Lee Smith, Keith Carter, Dennis Fagan, Frank X Tolbert 2, Mary McCleary, Luis Jimenez, Ken Hale, Sandria Hu, Pete Duggins, Sterling Allen, Celia Muñoz, Joan Winter, Ann Conner, Robert Levers, James Surls and others. Opening reception: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Exhibit continues through Sept. 13. Flatbed Press and Gallery, 2832 E Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Free. 512-477-9328.

“Undetermined Matter: Raul Gonzalez and Julon Pinkston” Raul Gonzalez collages his paintings with materials such as bits of plastic, cardboard and strips of duct tape. And in his paintings, Julon Pinkston creates replicas of those materials. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Exhibit continues through July 6. Grayduck Gallery, 2213 E. Cesar Chavez St. Free. 512-826-5664.