Gallery Scene: Opening This Week

We're excited about the new shows this week, Epecially Brent Green at DiverseWorks, Benjamin Patterson at CAMH, as well as intriguing stuff at Bering Art Collective and Nau-haus. We'll have a white wine.

Brent Green: Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then Green takes over DiverseWorks' main gallery with his site-specific exhibition "Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then." The Village Voice called Green "An emerging Orson Welles of handmade experimental cinema." The artist is known for his highly original hand-drawn, stop-motion animated films. Green's latest film and exhibition is a true story about a quest to build a strange and wonderful house that could function as a healing machine for a cancer-stricken woman. Opens Friday, November 5, 6-9 pm (Special live music performance with Donna K at 7:30 pm), DiverseWorks, 1117 East Freeway. 713-223-8346

Benjamin Patterson: Born in the State of FLUX/us A retrospective of Benjamin Patterson's career, spanning nearly 50 years. Patterson helped usher in an era of new and experimental music in the Fluxus or Neo-Dadaco style. Organized by CAMH Curator Valerie Cassel Oliver, this is the artist's first major exhibition, with annotated scores and instructions for performances, and video documentation of performances over the last five decades. Opens Friday, November 5, 7-10 pm, Contemporary Arts Museum, 5216 Montrose. 713-284-8250

William Betts: New Mirror Paintings / Richard Tuttle "New Mirror Paintings" is Betts' third solo exhibition at Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery. The MFAH recently acquired one of Betts' paintings. Opens Saturday, November 6, 11 am-1 pm, Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery, 4520 Blossom. 713-863-7097

J. Antonio Farfan: The Mathematician New works by J. Antonio Farfan in dedication to Walter Leleux. Opens Saturday, November 6, 6-9 pm, Bering Art Collective, 805 Rhode Place, Suite 500. 713-524-0101

Negativland: Our Favorite Things Negativland has been making subversive records, images and performances since the 1980s. By mixing original materials and music with mass media audio and imagery, Negativland re-arranges found bits and pieces to make them say and suggest things that they never intended to suggest. This exhibition explores their "illegal" collage and appropriation based audio and visual works. Opens Saturday, November 6, 6-9 pm, Nau-haus, 223 E 11th. 832 618-1845

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