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Saturday arts picks: New exhibits at Davis Gallery & Art Science Gallery

Jeanne Claire van Ryzin

“X Marks the Spot”

Quantitative or categorical, discrete or continuous, dependent or independent — variables allow scientists of every discipline to measure and describe the world. And variables can inspire artists. With a mixture of whimsy and seriousness, work by eight artists creatively illuminates variables gathered through personal record-keeping or scientific experimentation. Featured artists: Carrie Crane, Laurie Frick, Megan Hildebrandt, Elizabeth McClellan, Mark Nystrom, Cathryn Rowe, Francesca Samsel and Ele Willoughby.

Opening reception: 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday. Exhibit continues through Nov. 23.

Art Science Gallery, Canopy, 916 Springdale Road, artsciencegallery.com

“Constructs: Gladys Poorte and Hollis Hammonds”

Ideas of order and disorder, construction and destruction ricochet through art work of Gladys Poorte and Hollis Hammnod in a variety of media: oil paintings on board, intricate pen and ink drawings on mylar, intimate three-dimensional constructions or large swirling installations.

Opening reception: 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Exhibit continues through Dec. 6.

Davis Gallery, 837 W. 12th St.  www.davisgalleryaustin.com