Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Nashville playing Thursday, april first @ AMOA

Nashville film
AMOA-Laguna Gloria

NASHVILLE (1975) Director Robert Altman

Thursday April 1, gates open at 7 pm, film at dark/8 pm at AMOA Laguna Gloria under the stars

$10 for Members, $15 non-Members

In conjunction with music print show currently on display:

A winner of many awards, Nashville is generally considered to be one of Altman's best films. The film takes a snapshot of people involved in the country music and gospel music businesses in Nashville, Tennessee, also home of Hatch Show Print. It has 24 main characters, an hour of musical numbers, and multiple storylines. The characters' efforts to succeed or hold on to their success are interwoven with the efforts of a political operative and a local businessman to stage a concert rally before the state's presidential primary for a populist outsider running for president of the United States on the Replacement Party ticket. In the film's final half-hour, most of the characters come together at the outdoor concert at the Parthenon in Nashville.

The large ensemble cast includes David Arkin, Barbara Baxley, Ned Beatty, Karen Black, Ronee Blakley, Keith Carradine, Geraldine Chaplin, Robert DoQui, Shelley Duvall, Allen Garfield, Henry Gibson, Scott Glenn, Jeff Goldblum, Barbara Harris, David Hayward, Michael Murphy, Allan F. Nicholls, Cristina Raines, Bert Remsen, Lily Tomlin, Gwen Welles, and Keenan Wynn.

Ticket includes free museum admission, Southern picnic fare and a drink, and live letterpress printing demo by Drive By Press.

Date: Thursday, April 1, 2010
Time: 7:00 PM

3809 West 35th Street west of Mopac

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

New show at D Berman

Lance Letscher
The Perfect Machine
1 April – 15 May 2010
Please join us for the opening reception
Thursday, April 8, from 6 - 8 pm

Book signing and gallery talk on Saturday, 24 April at 1 pm
d berman gallery is pleased to present Lance Letscher’s The Perfect Machine, an exhibition of new collages and collaged objects by this internationally-celebrated artist, in conjunction with the publication of his uniquely imaginative children’s book of the same name. Works from The Perfect Machine explore notions of locomotion, technology, and the creative impulse at the heart of human nature through intricately composed collages. Meticulously mining his vast trove of cast-off paper ephemera, such as book pages, scribbles, old magazines, and record covers, Letscher deconstructs and recombines these elements into dizzying works of colorful geometry.

REGULAR HOURS (September – June)
& by appointment

Sunday, March 28, 2010

At Flatbed Press until May 1st

January 01 - May 01, 2010
Location: Flatbed Press and Gallery

Those who have enjoyed Jerry Manson's famous tours of Flatbed are familiar with his "lagniappe" (lan-yap), a little something extra for his tourees, a small moment of their visit.

This exhibition features a selection of Manson's small works. With the artists' permission, he carefully composes each one from discarded proofs of etchings, lithographs and woodcuts from the Flatbed Studios and mounts them on 100% rag paper and/or on foam core. The hardest part, the artist says, is "going to the dumpster for the scrap foam core." But he is too modest; in every one of these miniatures he demonstrates his well-earned eye for elegant design.

Manson, who claims to be a native of North East Texas (New Jersey), retired from the U.S. Army after tours in both Korea and Vietnam. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in printmaking from U.T. Austin, and before joining Flatbed as a master printer he operated his own printing studio - Third Coast Press.

Jerry's little wonders are available to collectors at the token price of $10. Or of course, 13 for $120. It's a tiny way to support Flatbed Press. And Jerry.

Flatbed Press 2832 East MLK Blvd 78702

Saturday, March 27, 2010

At Salvage Vanguard Theater until April 9th

SVT Gallery and Hill Ma present:
Alone, Alone

Exhibition of work inspired by Kathy Dunn Hamrick's Alone, Alone


Hill Ma is a progressive ambient rock band based in Austin, TX. Known for
playing mostly at houses and cooperatives, the band creates a collective
atmosphere lending to a highly visceral experience. Their gallery show in
conjunction with *Alone, Alone*, a dance performance made in collaboration
with Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company, came out of the band’s expedition to
Enchanted Rock for a silent camping trip. The show documents their
experience of isolation and togetherness through photographs, a collective
journal, and field recordings.

*Alone, Alone* will be performed at Salvage Vanguard March 25th-27th 2010

Gallery exhibition will run through April 9th 2010

Hours of operation:
7pm - 11pm; Thurs thru Sat
or by appointment

2803 Manor Road
Austin, Texas 78722

Telephone: (512) 474-SVT-6 (474-78

On Display at St. Edward's until April 1st

Photocommunications Senior Exhibition
Mar. 5–April 1

Fine Arts Gallery

Gallery Hours
Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

ARTS Building (Need Directions?)
St. Edward’s University
3001 S. Congress
Austin, Texas 78704

The gallery is located in the Fine Arts Center on the northwest corner of the campus. Take the South Congress entrance onto the campus. Take the first left. The gallery is located at the entrance of the Fine Arts Building on your right.

Friday, March 26, 2010

On disply at the Dougherty until March 28th

Reclaimed Office
March 4 – 28
This corporate-dominated office was ready to be reclaimed by two artists, Lana Chu and Adela Andea where they stripped the traditional office space and anchored the space with new interpretations of office materials. Installations include layers of sculptural computer components, eye catching multicolored LED lights, whimsical plastic water bottles where no discarded office supplies are left behind!

Monday - Thursday
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM

10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sunday - closed
1110 Barton Springs Road.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Sunday, March 28th @ Birdhouse Gallery

Pornsaints Art Show

Pornsaints is an artistic approach to porn, a pornographic approach to art, a pornoartistic approach to religion.

Painting, drawing, mixed-media photography and film works by Naomi Arton, Ida
Belogi, Francesco D'isa, Jeff Faerber, Katelan Foisy, Michael Forbes, Zoe Lacchei,
Steven Leyba, Danny Malbeouf, Robert Morris, Van Rijn, Natalie Shau, Ellen Stagg,
Pamela Tait, Nathalie Winans
and Kris Wlodarski.

Artworks are based upon the idea that porn stars may be "sanctified" by their performances.
The Porn Church is the art side of porn and the porn side of art. It's a porn-art community, a new wave from internet's gutters, raising to consecrate underground stars. Art needs something naughty, porn need something classy, and here we are.??As D'Isa wrote in his essay "Pornsaints - a brief essay about pornography and transcendence", the definition of a Pornsaint is inspired by many religious concepts and beliefs. It's closer to Mystic and Oriental definitions (Taoism most of all) more than Christian. If God is the most unreachable concept, the saint, being closer to God, renounces human features and identity. A cool separation from the world, like an extreme behavior, is one way to overstep humanity. "...the pornsaint dwells in the house of the saints, but got there traveling a different way, and came in knocking at another door." ??We are the Porn Church and we make the Porn Culture. Everything classy is welcome at - vulgarity included.?
Company/organization info:?Founded by the artist Francesco D'Isa in early 2007, Pornsaints is based in Italy, and made up of artists from around the world working in an array of mediums ranging from digital video to oil and canvas. Porn stars featured in Pornsaints pieces have included Madison Young, Kylie Ireland, Stoya, Sasha Grey, Kimberly Kane, Charlotte Stokely and Katsuni. Other artists have included Molly Crabapple, Zak Smith, Marguerite Sauvage and many others.

Opening Reception:
Sunday, March 28th

This exhibit is intended for mature viewers.

1304 E. Cesar Chavez in Austin, TX 78702.

BiRDHOUSE is a exhibition space owned and run by independent artists that is dedicated to supporting our eclectic and emerging independent art scene here in AUSTIN and globally.
contact with any questions or comments

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Free lecture at The Blanton, Tonight, Wednesday the 24th

Artist Talk: R.H. Quaytman

Event Title:Artist Talk: R.H. Quaytman
Event Description:

R.H. Quaytman is a painter and former director of Orchard, a collaborative, artist-run gallery in New York. Since 2001 she has structured her work as a “book of paintings,” with the story unfolding via exhibitions, the paintings themselves, and the viewers’ place before them.

Funding provided by the Carolyn Harris-Hynson Centennial Visiting Professorship in Fine Arts

Media sponsor: ArtLies magazine

Date:Thursday, March 25, 2010 | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Blanton Museum


Blanton Auditorium (EAS)


The Edgar A. Smith Building is located at the intersection of Brazos and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.


Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and MLK.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Wednesday Drawing Sessions at Satellite Studios

We have Jodi back with us again this Wednesday evening at the Pump Project Satellite space, 1109 Shady Lane, from 7 – 9 pm.

We are back in the regular space so there’s plenty of room for everyone and with the new lighting installation we have some new light to work with. The weather should be perfect so come down and take advantage of it while it’s not too cold and not too hot.

“Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence.” ~ Henry Matisse

LIVE NUDE : Roseanne Black, Saturday, April 3, 7-11PM @ Co-Lab

Per-formative Installation :Saturday, April 3, 7-11PM

Sex is everywhere: TV, news, magazines, movies... Without argument, sex bares its head most dominantly in advertisements. The average American is subjected to 10,000 ads daily, at least one third pertaining to sex. Often, sex is graphically displayed with nudity and replication of the act in images; it is also used on us through the power of suggestion. An open mouth, carefully positioned fingers, even make-up worn by the model can be incredibly sexually stimulating evoking an emotional response from the viewer, now potential customer. Why is nudity illegal when it remains the greatest marketing tool used on the public? Is sexuality kept a dirty thing in society so that it remains profitable? How does sex influence our purchases? Do we actually make a sincere internal connection between sex and unrelated products, or are we simply responding to our natural desires to attract and connect? Perhaps it would be more fulfilling to focus our sexual energies toward becoming better lovers than savvier consumers? Becoming lovers willing to be more interested in the other person than are worried about interesting that other person in our appearance. Sexuality should be a joy, not a competition. Experience this plastic world of sex in print, and let it inspire you to fearlessly embrace your own deep and organic desires without considering how fashionable you look when you fuck.

A New Media Project Space
+ Community Garden

613 Allen St.
Austin, TX 78702

Monday, March 22, 2010

On Display at Okay Mountain, March 19-April 17th

Temple of Booom

Okay Mountain proudly presents "Temple of Booom," a collaborative installation by the artist-run alternative space, Cinders Gallery from Brooklyn, NY. Artists Kelie Bowman, Kyle Ranson and STO will create a site-specific installation that combines paintings, prints, drawings, murals and sculpture. Exploring places of worship, rituals, shrines, music, and congregation, Cinders will build their own place of spiritual assembly based not on any one religious faith but on the faith of a loose-knit community of artists, performers, experimenters, and musicians.

Happening concurrently with the SXSW music festival, Temple of Booom will feature a specially curated series of performances inside the installation that will act as a welcome alternative to the usual bar and club venues during the festival and will connect the often disparate crowds of music and art under one beautiful makeshift roof.

Featuring artwork by Molly Colleen O Connell, Edie Fake, Noel Friebert, Maya Hayuk, Isaac Lin, Sam, Mcpheeters, Allyson Mellberg, Shawn Reed, Jeremy Taylor, Jessie Rose Vala, Erin Womack, and Andrew Jeffrey Wright

Gallery Hours: Wednesday 7-9pm and Saturday 12-5pm
Location: 1312 E Cesar Chavez St. Ste B Austin, Texas 78702

Saturday, March 20, 2010

The Pretend You Are Rich Art Auction Saturday, March 27, 7-10 pm

pump project
art complex
a 501(c)3 non-profit organization

The Pretend You Are Rich
Art Auction
Saturday, March 27, 7-10 pm
Auction Preview Sat. March 20 & Wed, Mar 24, 12 - 5 pm

This is the most fun art auction in town -
Bidding starts at $3000 and every winner gets a $3000 instant rebate!

Pretend You Are Rich 2010
Bid on works by well-known local artists
and don't forget, you are rich!The entertainment for this soiree into faux wealth will be provided by "Pretend You Are Rich's" founding mastermind, J. Haley. He will don the guise of the Fabulous Mr. Auction and remind everyone to pretend they are rich and bid like mad as he auctions the work of 20 amazing local artists. Special guest and co-emcee will be none other than Richard Anthony Guerra and the event will include an aerial dance performance and custom t-shirts by Twin Villain. Everyone will be encouraged to snack on treats fromWhole Foods & sip delicious concoctions by Tito's Vodka as bidding begins at $3000- but the highest bidder gets an instant $3000 rebate!

There is no entry fee to the "Pretend You're Rich" Art Auction, however, bidding is highly encouraged.

Come for dinner and stay for the evening: Hosteria Verde Supper Clubwill host a delectable meal before the auction!
Tickets $25 for Pump Project Members and $35 for non-members, available at For more information: 512.632.8400.

2010 ARTIST LIST: Hank Waddell, Cherie Weaver , Joelle Geisler , Mark Johnson , Bart Berggren, Lance Bradley, Matthew Winters, Joshua Saunders, Jessica Erickson, Debra Broz, Jan Roset, Gerardo Arellano,
Cody Scrogum and more...

Pump Project Art Complex is located near intersection of East 7th St. & Airport Blvd close to 183
at 702 Shady Lane, Austin, Texas 78702

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Currently on display at The Blanton, until April 25th


February 5 - April 25, 2010

Desire Public Programs

Interactive Feature

Mapping Desire, an interactive web-based counterpart to the exhibition, is organized by a group of students from UT’s Department of Theatre and Dance in the College of Fine Arts and the Department of Computer Science.

Marilyn Minter
Crystal Swallow, 2006
Enamel on metal

About the exhibition:

Desire is a complex human emotion and a driving force in our lives from childhood through old age. We all can recall examples of literature, film, and music that are rife with expressions of desire. But how do contemporary visual artists portray desire, and all its attendant psychological states—anticipation, arousal, longing, regret, and so on? This spring The Blanton presents a major exhibition of recent works in all media by an international roster of contemporary artists who have investigated notions of desire.

Works of art can illustrate or represent ideas, but they also suggest and evoke concepts without being literal. The range of works inDESIRE spans that spectrum, exploring the capacities of painting, video, sculpture, drawing and other contemporary mediums to express direct emotion. One provocative aspect of these works is not their imagery, per se, but the manner by which many of them take intimate experiences and translate them into public expression. Marilyn Minter's Crystal Swallowwould seem to capture a private moment of visceral response, yet in such detail and exaggerated scale that it becomes a grotesque advertisement for arousal. Glenn Ligon's series, Lest We Forget, commemorates those flickers of romantic fantasy that sometimes occur while people watching. In this little-known work, Ligon made monuments to fleeting moments of attraction, conflating community interest, even history, with daydreaming. And Tracey Emin'sYou Should Have Loved Me reminds us of love letters, though it transmits the accusation of a lover scorned in the neon light of public signage as if to broadcast raw feeling to an uncaring world. Did we really want to know all that? And yet, how fascinating, evocative, and familiar…

These three charged and multivalent works join recent investigations by Bill Viola, Isaac Julien, James Drake, Petah Coyne, Gajin Fujita, Georganne Deen, Adam Pendleton, Peter Saul, Valeska Soares, Danica Phelps, Miguel Angel Rojas, Mads Lynnerup, Rochelle Feinstein, Richard Prince, Laurel Nakadate, Jesse Amado, Isabell Heimerdinger, Kalup Linzy, William Villalongo, Olaf Breuning, Alejandro Cesarco, Eve Sussman, Robert Kushner, Luisa Lambri, Chris Doyle and a dozen others that together constitute an engaging multi-generational exploration of desire. In addition, an informed selection of works of art from The Blanton's print collection will add a historic counterpoint to the contemporary works on view.

DESIRE, the exhibition's accompanying illustrated catalogue, contains texts by art writers, writers of fiction and romance fiction, poets, visual artists, all written in direct response to the contemporary works of art in the exhibition. DESIRE is curated by Annette DiMeo Carlozzi, The Blanton's curator of American and contemporary art and director of curatorial affairs.

Desire is organized by the Blanton Museum of Art. Funding for the exhibition is provided in part by Melissa Jones a grant from Houston Endowment Inc. in honor of Melissa Jones for the presentation of contemporary art at The Blanton. The accompanying publication is made possible by Michael Chesser.

Located at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Congress Avenue, the museum is across the street from the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum and is adjacent to downtown Austin.