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THIS MONTH’S MUST-SEE EXHIBITS 1 1. RUSSIAN CULTURAL CENTER, OUR TEXAS | 2337 Bissonnet | 713.395.3301 VEIL. Born in Moscow into the family of artists, Catherine Bubnova features her work in photography, digital collages and spatial installations of contemporary materials. As part of FOTOFEST 2016, this exhibit shows her rich and expressive photographic collages displaying personal freedom, about space of memory, which is beyond control in its flow. www.ourtexas.org 2. UNIX GALLERY | 4411 Montrose Blvd. Suite C | 713.874.1770 ONCE UPON A TIME A solo exhibition of paintings from American artist Ingrid Dee Magidson, highlights Magidson’s distinct layered approach to painting as well as new abstract works. Magidson reveals the energy within her work: first through her well-known mixed media paintings on multiple transparent layers; then through her newest works of constructed layers of images, objects, fabrics and resin; and here, for the first time, exhibiting her brand new abstract canvases. In her three-dimensional, enigmatic portraits of kings, queens, nobility and courtiers from centuries past, Magidson brings back to life her subjects and re-imagines these individuals, immortalizing them in time. Their focus may be royalty from the past, surrounded by the trappings of wealth and privilege, but the story is a reflection of the viewer, the human collective and our inherent nobility of spirit. www.unixgallery.com 3. CINDY LISICA GALLERY | 4411 Montrose Blvd. Suite F | 713.807.7760 With BPLASTICS Travis K. Schwab focuses on ideas of past, present and future technology and continues to examine our image-based and digital society through stunning photorealist oil paintings. The results are mysterious and provocative, as he addresses questions of identity and attitudes toward the future of humanity with insight, compassion, curiosity and even dark humor. The unknown faces and figures he depicts become strangely familiar, and, when recognizable or famous, they can be elusive and spectral. www.cindylisicagallery.com 4. THE JUNG CENTER | 5200 Montrose Blvd. | 713.524.8253 In WOMAN AND HER SYMBOLS, Becky Soria ponders whether the female taps into the same or a potentially different collective unconscious than her male counterpart. She also raises the question of whether the archetypal symbols of the collective unconscious undergo mutation or variation. Soria presents the evolutionary possibility of a collective unconscious struggling to evolve itself in a deconstructive technological epoch. www.junghouston.org 32 L O C A L | may 16 2