Gallery Scene: Opening This Week

This week, Montrose's SKYDIVE Art Space leaves it all on the floor; Lisa Qualls explores tribal adornment at Koelsch Gallery; The CAMH gets sculptural with radio; Aerosol Warfare hosts a kick-off party for the Graffiti Gala; and Redbud Gallery's got 'em/smokes 'em. Our picks for looking, leering and drinking this week.

Red Block Bash The University of Houston's Blaffer Art Museum hosts an open house offering sneak peeks of the college's fall arts season. Thursday, September 30, 4-7 p.m., Blaffer Art Museum, 120 University of Houston Fine Arts Building. 713-743-9530

Lisa Qualls: Strawmen and Sugarbones Series of drawings exploring tribal objects and how they're used to create an altered sense of reality. Opening reception Thursday, September 30, 6-9 p.m., Koelsch Gallery, 703 Yale. 713-626-0175

Perspectives 172: Kirsten Pieroth The Berlin-based artist utilizes books, bottles, maps, and furniture parts to find connections between commonplace things, she uncovers new opportunities for transformation and communication, particularly, in this case, the technology and history of radio and telecommunications. Opening reception Thursday, September 30, 6:30-9 p.m., Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 5216 Montrose. 713-284-8250

Floor Show A one-night-only event featuring live music, performance and visual art--all on the floor. Works by Genevieve Buentello, John Bruce Berry, Rosane Volchan O'Conor, Sasha Dela, Greg Donner, Jonathan Leach, Kristy Peet, Brian Piana, Ariane Roesch and more. Friday, October 1, 2010, 7-10 p.m., SKYDIVE Art Space, 3400 Montrose, Suite 907.

Graffiti Art Foundation It's all things graffiti at this wall-to-wall graffiti art installation curated by SKEEZ181, featuring video projections, light painting, laser tagging, and an actual graffiti-art bedroom set by GONZO247. The event kicks off the Graffiti Gala, which will occur at a later date. Saturday, October 2, Aerosol Warfare Gallery, 2110 Jefferson, Suite 113. 713-205-2528

Bill Hailey and the Hancock Brothers: Who the F*ck Knows Anything? Mixed media and silkscreen prints. Opening reception Saturday, October 2, 6-8 p.m., G Gallery, 301 East 11th St. 713-869-4770

Let's Light Up Drawings by Alex Rosa and Armita Pebdani, with an emphasis on pop/comic art. VCig will be sampling vapor cigarettes. Opening reception 6-8:30 p.m., Redbud Gallery, 303 East 11th St. 713-302-5869

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