Gallery Scene: Opening This Week

Astroworld model, 1967
Astroworld model, 1967

On Friday (tonight) we recommend the triple-opening on the 3900 block of Main--CTRL, Art Palace and Inman are each kicking of new shows. And for nostalgia's sake we have to see the Astroworld model and (just cuz) hit the Joannex Saturday night.

Emilio Perez / Myungjin Song Two exhibitions by artists Emilio Perez and Myungjin Song. New paintings and works on paper from Perez. Myungjin Song's show involves her trademark "finger people" that form out of pink paste. CTRL gallery Opens Friday, October 29, 6-8 pm Through December 23. 713 523-2875

It's better to regret something you have done... Works by Jillian Conrad, Nathan Green, Kara Hearn, Jim Nolan, Linda Post and Barry Stone. Inspired by the punk-rock sentiment that it's better to regret something that you've done than to regret something you haven't. Opens Friday, October 29, 6-8 p.m., Art Palace, 3913 Main. Through January 8. 512 496-0687

Untitled, Yuko Murata
Untitled, Yuko Murata

Yuko Murata: Coconut tree and deer Murata's exhibition "Coconut tree and deer" consists of small oil paintings of spare landscapes or solitary animals painted in a muted palette and focusing on deceptively simple subject matter. Opens Friday, October 29, 6-8 p.m., Inman Gallery, 3901 Main. 713 526-7800

Upcoming Events

Astroworld 1968 It'll be the exact five-year anniversary of AstroWorld's closing as Optical Project honors the Houston landmark by presenting the re-assembled original model of the park, built in 1967. Found in a warehouse in 2009 while the park was being torn down, the model had been sawn into six irregular pieces and left to collect dust. Opens Saturday, October 30, 5-7 p.m., Optical Project, 1125 E 11th. Through December 11.

It'll scare the Schwitters out of you The Joanna invites you to come dressed like your favorite or least favorite modern/contemporary art person ... or whatever really. They promise music, food, fun, art, and of course conversations. One night only! Friday October 29, 8 p.m.-12 a.m., The Joannex, 1401 Branard. 713-825-1803


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