Langston and Daniel both grew up loving nature. Daniel in her Wisconsin woods, now painting the wild Texas landscapes. Langston, who grew up in Canada pairs her past with her present home in Italy. Both artists explore how we inhibit nature and how it influences us as individuals, our ideals and fears. Some works are serene and calming, others look into the mystical sides of our dreams, our fantasies and ourselves.
Martin’s art and personality encapsulates a sense of enthusiasm and hope. While born in the USA, the roots of America’s Colombian heritage deeply penetrate her work. People are Martin’s dominant subject. They are large in size, vivacious and accessible, and seem to burst out of the limits of each canvas or sculpture. Within this pulsating interplay of color, texture, line, and shapes, there is always America’s signature expression that identifies each work as an America Martin.
Now in its fifth installment, the Texas Biennial is the longest running state Biennial in the U.S. The event will have exhibitions in Dallas, San Antonio, Austin and Marfa. There is an open call for art made by artists residing in Texas. For more information please visit the website below.
The Sum of Its Parts
New collage and mixed-media works by:
Lisa Beaman and Joseph Hammer
Circles, squares, triangles, grids and lines – all our played and re-played in the dynamic works of Lisa Beaman and Joseph Hammer. Beaman, pulls from her 20 year experience as a master quilt artist. She works with found objects and antique papers to create both whimsical narratives with animals and characters while also creating introspective works regarding the human condition. Hammer loves history – you can tell the moment you become lost in his collages built from faces and spines of once-loved books. The stories emerge through his compositions and hint at adventures, mysteries and tales of old. His works create new stories as they live together in their newly arranged home.
Howell lives and works in Kingsland, Texas on the Colorado River, providing ample opportunity to observe color changes relating to atmosphere, temperature, wind, time of day and season. Howell feels even the most pastoral scene, when observed carefully, is riotous in color, texture, pattern and value. Observation of these elements affected by depth, wind, light and shadow are played out with paint in the studio and come to life throughout her current body of work.
“Bumps in the Night” : Thomas Jack Hilton
I am enchanted by memories and this work is the embodiment of that; they haunt me.…and they fascinate me. I become perturbed by the way they swirl around in my head, fading and mixing with other occurrences. Did I experience that? Perhaps I heard it or saw it on TV twenty years ago. In a way it’s gone. The memory no longer belongs only to me but has become a part of the collective energy. It cannot be insulated from anything else and all things must be affected by everything. This work seeks to tidy that up in my own way, which may confound the casual observer. It’s ultimately about control. The white space is my laboratory where time does not exist on its own but must be added. Like time, I work creating and destroying and re-creating from that which was destroyed. An echo runs throughout the process and images may re-appear in other forms. I want to keep the feeling of tenuousness because that is one of the most interesting things about a memory; it’s what makes them so precious or turns them into apparitions. In the end it will be packaged down to a final photograph, a memory, frozen in time.
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Three distinctly different artists confer, through paint and plane, the modernity and complexity of living in an ever-evolving city. Leonard expertly captures “man’s working monuments in the 21st century with a focus on the juxtaposition of the natural and the fabricated”. Burns plays with texture and color to encompass a city’s vitality, motion and heartbeat - giving us a sense that the streets give off a rhythm, a pulse. And St. Leger expresses the everyday extraordinarily, deftly creating ethereal scenes, both town and country, of our own modest and monumental environments.
It's that time again to showcase and celebrate local artists + photographers on July 11th! Join us for a night of art, complimentary wine + cheese and hanging out with cool Austin folks.
We are happy to announce that guest curator Luis Angulo will be putting together an amazing show featuring the following artists:
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Fjords Furl, a knitting rift” : Frederick Follmer
In my work I am exploring time in relation to, space, systems and orders, and the ethos of what it is being human, having dreams that are connected externally to something greater than that of the self. My work is about understanding the complexity of life through self discovery and an inventive process. An internal self vs external ideal, the birth of inspiration.
Show on view from July 7th-July 13th by appointment only.
On Saturday, July 6th, Wally Workman Gallery will open its first solo show with young Austin painter Patrick Puckett. Figurative work on canvas, Puckett’s paintings evoke warm and timeless Southern summers. His technique of working dark to light gives the paintings the feeling of bright sunlight and warm bodies, engaging the viewer in a moment full of sunshine and still summer air.
“Passing Baby Cousin With Four-rail Fence”, is a compilation of work investigating ego and personhood in its transformation from the singular to the plural. Through photography, video and performance this exhibit seeks to explore identity in negotiation with materiality, interpersonal relationships and sacrificial acts of community.
Blair Bogin is an artist who works across media. Abstract documentation and collaboration is central to her process.
Show will be on view from June 23rd through June 29th by appointment only.
Sponsored by Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Back in February Austin-area artists were challenged to create work that incorporates facial hair somehow. On June 22, over 50 artists will exhibit their own personal twists on the beard theme. See their clever and creative work yourself, and cast your vote for People’s Choice award.
Arrive early and give yourself enough time to browse paper mustaches and beard earrings at the craft booth. Drink beer. Proudly don your own beard, natural or otherwise.
Meet local talent including Scott Rolfe, Jennifer Balkan, Sam Hurt, Dave Mead, and Magna Sayeg. Mingle with members of Austin Craft Riot, Austin Facial Hair Club, and Rocksalt Magazine. Enjoy the mixin’s of DJ Freedom Rock, DJ Dugan, and special guests.
Doors open at 6pm. Early birds get free treats. Party ends at midnight, with awards announcements sometime in between.
Pat Snow & Matthew John Winters
This exhibition combines narrative oil paintings by Pat Snow with mixed media constructions by Matthew John Winters to examine the process of revisiting and reworking captured images. Whereas Pat Snow is exploring the effects of translating images into different mediums, the work by Matthew John Winters is about the voyage from image to final product.
The Ben Davis gallery will be hosting a retrospective for artist Dianne Grammer. The opening reception will take place from 7-9pm on June 1st, 2013 and the show will run from June 1st through July 6th. For more information please visit the link below.
Party Animals is our third solo show with local painter Ian Shults. Being a painter who addresses debauchery and subversive behavior, what happens when Ian gets a hold of seemingly even keeled people? This show answers that question. Lets just say it involves trespassing. And a lingerie dance party.