Saturday, July 31, 2010

Upcoming @ Pump Project

The Family of Man: Natalya Kochak
Opening Saturday, August 7, 7-10 pm
Exhibition through August 21
Gallery hours 12-5 pm Wednesday & Saturday













Using a unique method combining layers of painting and silkscreen, the works in The Family of Man use the figure to express community, connection and time.
Statement from the artist:
“The body of work for The Family of Man in Watercolor is composed of two distinct series, The Bruised Fruit and A Temporal Slice. While both series embody themes particular to themselves, they both reflect the interrelationships of man, and in this sense they are one.”
Natalya Kochak is a graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has resided in Austin for the past four years and will be attending a residency at the Red Gate Gallery in Beijing, China this September.

Friday, July 30, 2010

New @ Flatbed Press

FLATBED PRESS PRESENTS

ORIGINAL ETCHINGS BY
MICHAEL RAY CHARLES
AVAILABLE NOW AT FLATBED PRESS


Michael Ray Charles, White Power, 1994


Flatbed is pleased to offer a very rare opportunity to acquire original, color etchings by Michael Ray Charles. These are signed impressions from sold-out, Flatbed editions of Black Cats Go Off andWhite Power. Flatbed's inventory also includes the artist's pair of lithographs about O.J. Simpson,Forever Free: Guilty? and Forever Free: Not Guilty? Click here for costs and contact info.

Austin-based Michael Ray Charles is one of America's most astute artistic interpreters of racial stereotypes as they have been manifested in U.S. history. His ironic confrontations of racism, such as his reversal of "white power" challenge viewers to reexamine their socio-political views.

View more prints by Michael Ray Charles atflatbedpress.com.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

A preview of the opening of The Center Space Project

GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION WEEKEND

Be the first to experience and enjoy a spectacular weekend of art, performances, discussions, tours, talks, festivities and libations as we premiere our inaugural exhibitions at the Visual Arts Center. Your participation and support will play a vital role in the growth of the VAC as a new center of our dynamic community.

Friday, September 24 COCKTAIL ATTIRE (TIES OPTIONAL)

6:00 – 9:00 p.m. $150 PER PERSON (includes admission to Opening Party afterwards)
Celebration Dinner, catered with exquisite local fare and signature cocktails, accompanied by music from the Butler School of Music. Douglas Dempster, Dean of the College of Fine Arts, John Yancey, Chair of the Department of Art and Art History, and Jade Walker, Director of the Visual Arts Center, will welcome you with a brief address to celebrate the opening of this vibrant new exhibition space.

Tickets must be purchased in advance by contacting Andrea Keene at (512) 471-9270 orakeene@austin.utexas.edu.

9:00 – 11:00 p.m. $30 PER PERSON
Opening Party, with live music from alumni DJs, previews of the inaugural exhibitions, and a special musical performance that will usher this celebratory evening to a close.

To purchase tickets in advance, please contact Xochi Solis at (512) 471-3398 or xochisolis@utvac.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.

Saturday, September 25

Closed for private function

Sunday, September 26

Noon – 9:00 p.m. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Public Programs will consist of a multitude of tours, conversations and performances to stimulate your intellect. Our student organization, Center Space Project, will serve as docents and lead tours of the exhibitions throughout the day. The Los Angeles-based Lucky Dragons, an experimental artist collective and music group made up of Luke Fischbeck and Sarah Anderson, will begin the afternoon with a Sumi Ink Club meeting. Sumi Ink Club is a drawing collective that holds regular open meetings worldwide where collaborative, topsy-turvy, detailed drawings are executed using ink on paper. The project is non-hierarchical and we invite all ages and all styles to participate. Taking over The Arcade, a unique 1,980 square foot gallery that contains multiple large video projection spaces and an open window to the rest of campus, Lucky Dragons will use this permutation of the Sumi Ink Club as a means to open and fortify social interactions that bleed into everyday life. Later in the afternoon, talks and tours will begin with an hour-long conversation in the East Gallery with artist Magali Lara, Dr. Andrea Giunta and Dr. Roberto Tejada, immediately followed by an intimate tour with artist Ry Rocklen of his site-specific installation in the Vaulted Gallery. The opening celebrations will come to a close with a performance by Lucky Dragons and a screening of videos compiled by the duo projected out onto the lawn.

Schedule

Noon – 5:00 p.m.
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
8:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Center Space Project student docent-led tours
Sumi Ink Club meeting hosted by Lucky Dragons
Geography and Eyewitness: Andrea Giunta and Roberto Tejada in Conversation with Magali Lara
Tour of Vaulted Gallery installation with artist Ry Rocklen
Lucky Dragons performance
Fade In video program, curated by Lucky Dragons

Event Information

For additional information about the opening weekend events, please contact:

Xochi Solis, Director of Events and Public Programming
(512) 471-3398
xochisolis@utvac.org

Sponsorship Opportunities

For information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Andrea Keene, Development Officer
(512) 471-9270
akeene@austin.utexas.edu

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

1000 cranes for peace @ AMOA

1000 Cranes for Peace
AMOA- Downtown Community Room

SAHELI for Asian Families is an Austin-based non-profit organization that provide services and assistant to Asian and other immigrant families dealing with domestic violence. 1000 Cranes of Peace represent peaceful families and communities and raises awareness and funds for their services.

Come see the 1,000 paper origami cranes and make some of your own to add to travelling art installation.

http://www.thousandcranesofpeace.com/

Start Date: Tuesday, July 27, 2010
End Date: Sunday, August 1, 2010

This event does not require an RSVP. Registered users can request event reminders.
Register


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Free tour @ The Blanton

Public Tour: Symbol and Allegory: The Hidden Language of Art

Event Title:Public Tour: Symbol and Allegory: The Hidden Language of Art
Event Description:

Have you ever wondered what artists had in mind when they created an artwork? How did audiences recognize messages encoded into works of art? This illuminating glimpse into the hidden language of the artists will take you through the Europe of centuries past.

Date:Saturday, July 31, 2010 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Fees/Admission:Included with museum admission
Location:

The Blanton Museum of Art

MLK at Congress

Monday, July 26, 2010

New @ Co-Lab

JULY 31


When You Say Go Here : Errin Delperdang

Performance: Saturday, July 31, 8PM Sharp

When You Say Go Here is a dance/movement piece that deals with proximity and control. A world of claustrophobia and paranoia dissolves into a cave of solitude; a private moment becomes a public one; the connection between two people flashes from comfortable and intimate to anonymous and disconnected. The piece is surrounded by an evening of interactive sound and visual aides concocted with old tape decks, photographs, drums and carvings created by fellow performers Nicholas DeCarmine and Matthew Young.


Saturday, July 24, 2010

Last chance for Advanced Young Artists @ Okay Mountain

2010 Advanced Young Artists @ Arthouse Exhibition

July 17-31
Okay Mountain
1312 E. Cesar Chavez Street, Suite B
Austin, TX

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

Teruko Nimura + Susana Pinales
Tina Sparkles + Marissa Cantu
Christa Palazzolo + Veronica Romero
Ben Aqua + Jory Drew
Santiago Forero + Cesar Morales
Wura-Natasha Ogunji + Naima Kenny
Kristin Hogan + Ashely Love
Jules Buck Jones + Hector Romero
Annie Simpson + Jessica Tinoco

Arthouse presents a group exhibition of newly created student work, alongside the work of Austin-based Artist-mentors July 17-31, 2010, at Okay Mountain (1312 E. Cesar Chavez St, Ste B). Participants are responsible for all aspects of the exhibition, including installation and publicity, under the guidance of Arthosue staff and the Artist-mentors.

ABOUT ADVANCED YOUNG ARTISTS

Advanced Young Artists @ Arthouse partners exemplary high school art students with professional Austin area artists for a semester-long collaborative mentorship resulting in an exhibition of new work by both teens and their mentors. Advanced Young Artists @ Arthouse is supported by The Webber Family Foundation.

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

Friday, July 23, 2010

Gallery talk @ D Berman

Please join us for a gallery talk with
Faith Gay & Raymond Uhlir
this Saturday, July 24, at 1 pm

Take a break from the heat, see some great art,
and meet these fabulous artists!!

Faith Gay
Zasterous (detail), 2010
Tape, paper, wood, string, ribbon, bamboo, secret things
81 x 142 x 82 inches

Raymond Uhlir
Yeah, I'm Not Your 'Real' Father, but Don't Screw This Up. You've Seen the Future and it Lays Out There with Your Friends and Family.
Get the Band Back Together.
Whatever. It's Been a Good Ride, Old Man.

2009
Oil Enamel on Canvas
27 x 44 inches


1701 Guadalupe Street
Austin, Texas 78701

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

New @ Birdhouse

Joshua Saunders / Wizardsleeve
(read more)
Open Reception:
Sunday, July 25th
7-10 pm

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 info@birdhousegallery.com with any questions or comments!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

New @ Testsite


Your Hair Is Mine

Just Because 10.3
Michael Krumenacker

Opening: Sunday, July 25, 3-5pm
July 25 - September 5, 2010

testsite | 502 West 33rd Street | Austin, Texas 78705

Your Hair Is Mine continues Michael Krumenacker’s investigation of the ways in which visual culture—design, architecture and art—creates and reinforces structures of power and class. At testsite, Krumenacker replaces and augments the existing furniture with functional and non-functional sculptures built from scavenged and readily available materials. Krumenacker’s long-time interest in architectural maquettes and landscape painting is apparent in this work; through these references, the artist explores the relationships between real and imagined spaces—relationships that depend upon the viewer’s participation in the process of seeing and projecting into a hypothetical world.
Michael Krumenacker received his B.A. in painting from Vermont's Castleton State College in 1994 and an M.F.A. in sculpture from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2000.

Fluent~Collaborative | PO Box 49130
Austin, Texas | 78765-9130 | USA
t 512.453.3199 | f 512.453.3486

Monday, July 19, 2010

New @ Lora Reynolds Gallery

July 17- September 4th
Cordy Ryman
Spiral Wedges, 2009
Acrylic, enamel, Gorilla Glue, staples, Velcro, and fiberglass mesh on Gator board
13-1/2 x 11 x 3-1/2 inches

Lora Reynolds Gallery is pleased to announce our first solo exhibition of new works by New York based artist, Cordy Ryman, entitled Scrapple. Rooted loosely in minimalism and abstraction, Cordy Ryman's paintings and sculptures address elements of architecture with rich texture and a unique color palette. His intuitive and spontaneous process is propelled and determined primarily by the characteristics of his media. Manipulating materials such as wood, metal, Velcro, Gorilla Glue, staples and scraps from his studio floor, Ryman's assemblages convey his hand in physical and humorous ways.

A departure from traditional archetypes, Ryman's paintings possess bold sculptural surfaces and forms. In Devil Dog, Ryman hinges together two roughly cut blocks of recycled wood leaving them angled and agape at the center. On the outward surface Ryman has applied splotches of white paint to reveal the wood's inherently crude texture. The minimalist white also emphasizes a lone, residual, bent nail enflamed with a coat of red paint. Ryman considers even the back of this work, as it dons a vibrant shade of jade - casting a green glow against the white gallery wall.

Eschewing easy categorization, Ryman's works at once straddle sculpture, painting and installation. For this exhibition a few of Ryman's painted sculptures will engage elements of the architectural space that are often unconsidered. Referencing artist Carl Andre, Blue Brick Brace, is composed of uniform units of wood that systematically line the gallery floor and wall. Yet, in contrast to Andre's austerity, Ryman's medium is primarily an aesthetic combination of painted and unpainted wood. These intentionally hand-made and imperfect works are each beautiful, engaging, playful and art-historically rooted; yet they stem from Ryman's unique perspective.

Cordy Ryman was born in New York City, and received his BA from the School for the Visual Arts. He has received the Rhodes Family Award for Excellence and the Helen Foster Barnett Prize. Exhibited widely both nationally and internationally, Ryman was recently included in a four-person exhibition at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas. His work resides in public collections such as the Microsoft Art Collection, the Rubell Family Collection and the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, among others. Recently, Ryman has been featured in many publications including Art in America, Sculpture Magazine and the New York and Los Angeles Times.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Next week @ Women And Their Work

Karen Mahaffy
Persistence of Moment
July 22 - September 2, 2010

Opening Reception
Thursday, July 22, 6 to 8pm

In addition to presenting ephemeral time-based video works, several sculptures in the exhibit were inspired by Mahaffy’s recent Research Fulbright to Estonia and her snowy residency there. In Drift/Felt, Mahaffy presents wool in two states. In Drift, two “blocks” of carded wool reference both snowy landscape and the act of aimless wandering; in Felt, two felted insoles were created over two months by walking through the streets of Tallinn, Estonia. The work suggests the change in material via each step taken as well as the emotion and act of walking through the city.

Through video, sculptural and drawn works, Karen Mahaffy creates reminders of the exceptional contained among the ordinary and reifies our capacity to recognize it. Articulating the elements between familiar spaces, objects and experiences she investigates how place and time can become manifest. The works in Persistence of Moment collectively address the seemingly insignificant, singular act or event. These tiny acts accumulate to create a new aggregate visual artifact. The video artifact may replace the act itself; like the way single footsteps create a pathway; the single touch can collect to shine a spot on a surface. The collection of the tiny act accumulates to a degree that it - the accumulation- becomes more recognizable than the act itself.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Last chance @ Domy Books

Domy Books is pleased to present

THE CARTOON UTOPIA
new work by Ron Regé, Jr.

Saturday, June 19, 2010 at Domy Books, Austin
913 E Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX 78702
7-9pm, FREE ADMISSION

Exhibition runs June 19–July 29, 2010
Bottle Signing and Beer Tasting at Whole Foods Market, Lamar - June 19, 3-5pm
Artist talk and slide show on June 20
The Cartoon Utopia began in early 2008 as a series of 60 small drawings focused on ideas relating to a futuristic “utopian” world. After attending Alchemical lectures in Los Angeles, the project was expanded to include larger drawings, and longer comics pieces relating to aspects of the the present “consciousness” movement, as well as taking inspiration from older esoteric traditions.

Ideas inspired by TheosophyGnosticism, andHermetic Alchemy presented in The Cartoon Utopia relate mainly to the basic Alchemical tenet “As Above So Below” and attempt to draw relation between a variety of schools of thought, from the idea of “grand unification” in physics, to the basic concepts of Ying & Yang in eastern religions. Although an ongoing project, work from The Cartoon Utopia will be edited and collected into book form, sometime in the next year.



Ron Regé, Jr.
 began drawing and self publishing his comics in the early 1990s in Cambridge, MA. His first book Skibber Bee~Bye was published by Highwater Books in 2000. His most recent book Against Paincollects short works from 1986-2006 and was published by Drawn & Quarterly in 2008. His work has been exhibited across the United States, including shows at The Phoenix Museum of Art, andThe Slought Foundation in Philadelphia. Illustration clients have included Nike, Sony, Tylenol, HP,McSweeney’sThe New York Times, and Canada’sNational Post. Ron currently lives in Los Angeles. This show is the third annual exhibit of drawings from his ongoing project, The Cartoon Utopia.