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Courtney Egan: Superflora

NOVEMBER 18, 2021 - MARCH 4, 2022

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.

Design Shine 2021

NOVEMBER 18, 2021 - MARCH 4, 2022

The Design Shine installation series invites local Austin emerging architects, designers, and artists to design and build temporary installations within the UMLAUF Sculpture Garden + Museum. It is a collaborative effort between the AIA Austin Emerging Professionals Committee and the UMLAUF to showcase the talent of emerging professionals at one of the most well known arts destinations in Austin. 

Alison Saar, Coal Black Blues, 2017, Intaglio on cotton shop rag

©Alison Saar. Courtesy of L.A. Louver, Venice, CA.

Blood, Sweat, and Tears 


The UMLAUF Sculpture Garden will host an exhibition curated by Special Guest Curator Bale Creek Allen.

Luis Jiménez, Mesteno, 1997, fiberglass, Ground For Sculpture, © Estate of Luis Jimenez/Artists Rights Society (ARS), photo: David W. Steele

Luis Jiménez: Retrospective


The UMLAUF Sculpture Garden + Museum will organize the first-ever Luis Jiménez retrospective. 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.