ON VIEW: JANUARY 23 - AUGUST 2020
ON VIEW: NOVEMBER 20, 2019 - JUNE 2020
Courtney Egan: Superflora
SEPTEMBER 17, 2020 - JANUARY 10, 2021
Courtney Egan is best known for painstakingly translating photographs she takes of botanical forms into video-based sculptural installations that call into question the distinction between the natural and technological worlds. The central work in the UMLAUF exhibition will be Metaflora, a large interactive video projection. As viewers move along the walls, the floral imagery blossoms and fades, responding to their presence. Superflora will also feature Egan’s Sleepwalkers, a wondrous installation in which a bed of flowers is projected into a real clawfoot bathtub that reminds us of the role of nature as an essential human stimulus for relaxation; and a single video of undulating flowers on the exhibition’s entrance wall.
Bob "Daddy-O" Wade Pop Up
POSTPONED UNTIL 2021
With the help of Daddy-O's family, friends, and Texas A&M Press, we are honored to host a book signing event & pop-up show in conjunction with the release of the Texas A&M Press book Bob Daddy-O Wade. Originally scheduled to release on September 10, 2020, the book will now be released in 2021. Upon this release, the UMLAUF will host a pop-up exhibition celebrating the zany work and wacky world of Bob "Daddy-O" Wade (1943-2019). A former student of Charles Umlauf, Daddy-O Wade holds a Guinness World Record and a Texas-sized reputation for iconic, over-the-top sculptures. Daddy-O also gave a wonderful oral history interview as part of the Baylor Institute for Oral History grant.
Special Group Exhibition Curated by Bale Creek Allen
JANUARY 21 - JUNE 2021
The UMLAUF Sculpture Garden will host an exhibition curated by Special Guest Curator Bale Creek Allen, opening in January of 2021. More details to come soon.
Rebuffed: Reconceiving Umlauf's Failures
JUNE - AUGUST 2021
Rebuffed presents Charles Umlauf's "failed" projects and rejected commissions. Viewers can see first hand how failure is sometimes a crucial component to success. This show features never-before-seen sculptures and drawings taken from the UMLAUF's vast archives and collection.
UMLAUF Prize Expanded 2021
SEPTEMBER 2021 - JANUARY 2022
The UMLAUF Prize Expanded is a juried solo exhibition awarded to an emerging artist in any media from the Greater Austin area, and was organized by the UMLAUF to address Austin’s ongoing need for emerging artist support. In addition to providing a professional venue for regional emerging artists, the UMLAUF Prize Expanded is awarded to artists who investigate themes most pertinent in contemporary art.
Luis Jiménez, Mesteno, 1997, fiberglass, Ground For Sculpture, © Estate of Luis Jimenez/Artists Rights Society (ARS), photo: David W. Steele
Luis Jiménez: Retrospective
JANUARY - JUNE 2022
The UMLAUF Sculpture Garden + Museum will organize the first-ever Luis Jiménez retrospective, to open in January 2022. Luis Jiménez (1940-2006) was one of the most visionary, celebrated, and controversial American artists of the 20th century. Famous for his monumental polychrome fiberglass sculptures, he blended Chicano working class sensibilities with acute sociopolitical awareness.
The UMLAUF Sculpture Garden contains 58 sculptures by Charles Umlauf. Umlauf’s sculptures range from haunting expressionism, to detailed neoclassical realism, to lyrical abstraction.