Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Last chance @ Testsite

Just Because 10.2 ~ After Icebergs with a Painter

Ben Ruggiero

June 6 – July 11, 2010

Ben Ruggiero

After Icebergs with a Painter references the romantic impulse realized by the painter Frederic Edwin Church in his Arctic paintings. Through a series of photographs, artist Ben Ruggiero examines the intentionality and the pursuit of the exotic in Hudson River School paintings and considers how those impulses inform representation and materiality in contemporary photographic practice and aesthetics.

Ben Ruggiero currently teaches Photography at Texas State University. He received his MFA from The Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College.

testsite, located at 502 West 33rd Street, is open to the public on Sundays from 2-5 pm and by appointment

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Last chance @ D Berman

1701 Guadalupe Street
Austin, Texas 78701

Gladys Poorte: Unavoidable Outcome
Sarah Greene Reed:
On the Dot

ends on Saturday, July 3!
Don't miss the opportunity to see this incredible show
before it comes down!

Gladys Poorte
Unavoidable Outcome, 2008
Oil on Wood
60 x 14 1/2 inches

here to view works from Unavoidable Outcome

, from the On the Dot Series, ed.1/10, 2010
Archival Pigment Prints of Digital Collage
11 x 11 inches

here to view works from On the Dot
Gallery Hours:
Tues-Sat 11-6, or by appt.

Monday, June 28, 2010

New show @ Pump Project

Very Hot Prints Show:
Women Printmakers of Austin

Opening Thursday, July 1, 6-9 pm

Enjoy a variety of printmaking styles and subjects at theWomen Printmaker’s Hot Prints Show! Participating artists: Jill Alo, Beatrice Baldwin, Jean Caffeine, Veronic Ceci, Julie Gilberg, Amy Guadagnoli, Gail Gwinn, Carol Hayman, Lynne Hubner, Anna Kinbar, Natalya Kochak, Jo Lagattuta, Amanda McInerney, Junanne Peck, Kathleen Pitman, Susan Randle, Ashley Salinas, Cathy Savage, Catherine Small, Kelly Tankersley.
Exhibition runs through July 31. Gallery hours Wednesday and Saturday, 12-5 pm and by appointment.
Artwork above Beatrice Baldwin, Lynne Hubner, Gail Gwinn, Julie Gliberg, Cathy Savage, Anna Kinbar, Susan Randle
The Tesla Project: A Celebration of Music & Art for Tesla's Birthday
One Day Event! Saturday, July 10, 2-10 pm
Pump Project Satellite, 1109 Shady Lane

Celebrate Nikola Tesla's Birthday in style with art, music, film and creation! 20 artists will exhibit work about Tesla, poet Lyman Grant will participate with Tesla-related poems. We will be showing the documentary All About Tesla directed by Michael Krause. The line up of bands will include ArcAttack, a performance-based act that uses musical Tesla coils. For a list of activities and musical offerings, please visit The Tesla Project on Facebook, or
Co-curated by artists Cody Scrogum of Twin Villain and Cathy Savage

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Co-Lab's 2nd birthday

> JULY 3

Co-Lab's 2nd Birthday / Independence Day Celebration!
Event: Saturday, July 3, 2-11PM
America turns 234, Co-Lab turns 2.
Come celebrate two years of programming, 4th of July style. Come BBQ and play outside with us. Bring stuff to throw on the grill, games, super-soakers, decorations, family, friends, and strangers!
Over the past two years Co-Lab has presented over 100 unique exhibitions, performances, and screenings. Many of these artists and bodies of work have gone on to win awards, travel the country, or take on new and greater forms. Join us as we enter our third year of programming - another round of new media and collaborative projects.


Cantanker Presents ISSUE 10: MISINFORM

Release Event: Saturday, July 3, 2010 7-11PM

Join us at Co-Lab for the release of ISSUE 10: MISINFORM and interactive installations that explore the creation and alteration of information.

"The boldness with which we proclaim our ill-informed ideas and opinions to others is a sort of social lubricant akin to booze or cash. Loaded with faulty knowledge, we share and judge imperfectly until some bigger kid busts us for being incorrect or off in some fundamental way… this is a world-turning phenomenon and to the extent that society gets by on such silliness, we should be grateful. While talk is cheap, this doesn’t mean one should completely abandon a humbler sense in favor of nothing but the brazen… I mean everyone needs to spell check from time to time, right?" - Sean Ripple

Contributors: Clarke Curtis, Suzanne Koett, Joshua Saunders, Mouths by, Sean Ripple, Justin Cox, James Huizar, Katherine Kunze, Richard Fetchick, Thax Douglas, John Mulvany, 6th Grade Art Students of the Khabele School, Michael Merck, Jana Swec, Mark Johnson, Josh Dihle, Cherie Weaver, Debra Broz, Ben Pickle, Shea Little, Sean Gaulager, Amber Shields, Julie Johnson, Austin Nelsen, Katie Rose Pipkin, Lance McMahan

613 Allen St.
Austin, TX 78702

Friday, June 25, 2010

New show @ Birdhouse


A group show centered around the theme of adoration, represented in the works of:
Jennifer Lynn Remenchik, Tony Sonnenberg, Teruko Nimura and Sharon Malka Hartman.

Open Reception:
Sunday, June 27th
6-10 pm

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Leah Devun talk rescheduled

The community discussion scheduled for: Thursday, June 24th at 7pm has been rescheduled to take place Wednesday, June 30th at 7pm.

Wednesday, June 30th at 7pm "A Brief History of Queer Space"
Join us for a conversation with artist Leah DeVun and Dr. Lisa Moore, Associate Professor of English and Women's andGender Study at UT. She is the author of the forthcoming "Sister Arts: Lesbian Genres and the Erotic Landscape" (Minnesota 2011).

Leah DeVun
Our Hands on Each Other
June 3 - July 15, 2010

Viewers are invited to actively construct a new collective women's space (in the form of a wood structure) as a performance and installation piece. Tools and materials are available. In addition to her series of photographs and portraits of women, DeVun has made light boxes that include images inspired by vintage photographs of street marchers and protesters. These photographs are political and anthemic, an homage to the impressive energy of feminists in the 1970s. DeVun’s exhibit draws its title from a quotation from “Lesbian Land,” published during the 1970s and 1980s. It is a compilation of writing by lesbians who founded or lived in women’s intentional communities, sometimes called “womyn’s lands.” DeVun's work combines documentary and staged photography in an effort to collapse and interweave the different generations of lesbian/ transgender/queer people who have been involved in the creation of feminist space, as well as to picture the relationship between utopian ideals and hard-fought reality.

Go to to read more about the art and see preview images. Read reviews of the show: and here

Women & Their Work, 1710 Lavaca Street, Austin, TX 78701, 512-477-1064, Mon. – Fri. 10am – 6pm, Sat. noon – 5pm

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Recipes needed for Arthouse exhibit


Jason Middlebrook:
More Art About Buildings And Food

For the inaugural exhibition in Arthouse's new second floor gallery, New-York based artist Jason Middlebrook will transform detritus from the building renovation into sculpture and functional dining furniture that will evoke both the history of the Jones Center and its longstanding importance as a gathering place for Austin's community. Elaborating upon ideas of community, history, and creativity, Middlebrook will also make a massive drawing that will incorporate family recipes submitted by you! Some of the recipes will also be featured in a communal potluck dinner held at Arthouse on Saturday, November 20, 2010.

For his project, Middlebrook is seeking your family recipes.

To Submit*
Email your recipe
Mail it to Arthouse
PO Box 160490
Austin, TX 78716

* All entries must include your name, phone number, and email address.
Deadline for submissions is July 31, 2010

About Jason Middlebrook
Jason Middlebrook was born in Jackson, Michigan in 1966 and lives and works in Hudson, New York. His work, which has been shown extensively in the United States and Europe, typically features found and recycled everyday materials that are redeployed to reveal practices of overconsumption and the points at which culture and nature collide.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Currently @ Flatbed Press


Flatbed Press 2832 East MLK Blvd 78702

Monday, June 21, 2010

Art meets dance

Califa Arts Collaborative Presents 'Dance Meets Arts Meets Music'

[JUNE 18TH & 19TH, 6:30 AND 9:00PM]

Califa Arts Collaborative is a collection of artists inspiring unity in the
Austin art world. We are being driven by the desire to make art more
accessible to everyone. Four FREE shows performed on June 18 and 19 (6:30
pm and 9:00 pm both nights) will include three original new works of dance inspired by both music and visual art. The first piece, titled “The Greatest of These”, features the collaboration between choreographer Reginald Harris and composer Catherine Davis. The second piece,
choreographed and performed by Lisa del Rosario and titled “Home with Yellow Fever”, is inspired by the music of Yellow Fever and the visual artistic talent of Alyson Fox. The evening will conclude with a large scale collaboration between choreographer Michelle Thompson, visual artists Caroline Wright, and musicians Jordan Moser, Lex Land, Jarrett Killen, and
Nicholas Walker. The piece, titled “Hiding Places”, will feature a live performance by the musicians as well as projections by artist Caroline Wright. The show will include dancers from all over Austin, including your local ballet company, Ballet Austin.

Admission: Free! **(donations greatly appreciated)

Friday, June 18, 2010

New Works @ AMOA

Also on view, New Works, featuring contemporary fresh work by local artists. Known for her functional ceramicsSUNYONG CHUNG pushes into new territory with two monumental sculptures. A nine-foot circular solid covered in porcelain tiles and a suspended pendulum of steel and paper explore the cosmic, the earthly, and the everyday human experience.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Talk @ The Blanton

Gallery Talk: New Works for the Collection

Event Title:Gallery Talk: New Works for the Collection
Event Description:

Collectors Mike Chesser and Faith and Dewayne Perry join Blanton curators in the galleries to discuss the works they recently donated to The Blanton. This gallery talk takes place during Third Thursday, our free evening of art and activities.

Date:Thursday, June 17, 2010 | 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Blanton Museum of Art


Blanton Museum of Art


The Blanton 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. Parking is $3, bring yout ticket with you to the museum.