Gallery Scene: Opening This Week
The Aurora Picture Show wants you to turn on your cellphones; Domy Books presents a freakshow film; and the Menil unveils never-before-seen precious objects. Here's where we'll be looking at art and swilling free wine this week.
A still image from Darrin Martin's interactive video
Darrin Martin: "Fragments"
Presented by Aurora Picture Show, check out this series of video projects by New York-based filmmaker and artist Darrin Martin. And bring your cell phone--it's interactive! Friday, August 13, 7 pm (One night only), DiverseWorks, 1117 East Freeway, (713) 223-8346. $7 (Free for Aurora members & Bayou Buddies)
Trash Humpers- A film by Harmony Korine
Gummo director Korine's latest freakshow apparently involves a band of poverty-stricken old people (at least their faces have been cosmetically aged) who like to practice frottage with refuse receptacles, smash televisions and make porn. From the looks of the trailer, Korine is at his nihilistic best, injecting images of disturbing behavior with bizarre humor. Friday, August 13, 9 p.m. (One night only), Domy Books, 1709 Westheimer., 713-523-3669. $10
Objects of Devotion
A wide range of devotional objects from the Menil's permanent collection, many of which have never been seen on display. Opening reception Friday, August 13, 7:30 p.m., on view through October 31, Menil Collection, 1515 Sul Ross, 713 525-9400
GONZO247: Modern Art Graffiti
Supersoaker by Will Bryant and Rand Renfrow
New works that fuse modern design and graffiti art, by Gonzo247 of Aerosol Warfare Gallery . Opening reception Saturday, August 14, 6 p.m.- 9 p.m.; Designs Within Reach, 1956 W Gray, 713-522-3609
Will Bryant and Rand Renfrow: "Summer City"
A light-hearted collaboration inspired by the "dependency on technology, laziness, and negative energy." Opening reception Saturday, August 14, 7 p.m. -9 p.m.; on view through September 16, Domy Books, 1709 Westheimer. 713-523-3669