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Best of the Arts: Aug. 7-13

Jeanne Claire van Ryzin
Jeffrey Dell, “Paradise Ranch,” 2015, screen print. At Flatbed Press and Gallery.

Friday

“Sightings: New Work by Jeffrey Dell.” Things get shifty in the masterly-made new screen prints and collages by Jeffrey Dell. Head of the printmaking program at Texas State University, Dell investigates the photographic nature of our very visually saturated contemporary world. His images are deceptively simple: color sheets of curled or folded paper rendered against a stark white background. But colors shift, forms are in flux and Dell’s images emerge as illusions of three-dimensionality. Opens Friday and continues through Oct. 17. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Flatbed Press and Gallery, 2832 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Free. 512-477-9328, flatbedpress.com.

“Frank Reaugh: Landscapes of Texas and the American West.” Called the “Dean of Texas Artists,” Frank Reaugh sketched from the saddle as a young man in the 1880s, riding with trail drivers during the heyday of epic cattle roundups. The vast Lone Star landscape and the Texas Longhorn cattle quickly became Reaugh’s lifelong artistic inspiration. With more than 200 artworks from the University of Texas’ Harry Ransom Center’s collection, the sweeping exhibit surveys the life and work of the distinguished landscape artist. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday (Thursday until 7 p.m.), noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through Nov. 29. Harry Ransom Center, 300 W. 21st St. Free. 512-471-8944, hrc.utexas.edu