"Unmentionables" Scott Proctor+ + + + +
Project Space (613 Allen) On view during events and by appointment only
Reception: Saturday, September 27th, 7-11PM
Unmentionables...... Work initially inspired by my favorite pair of Juicy Couture sweats; they leave much to the imagination while at the same time not quite so subtly alluding to what we are all thinking about..... butts, balls, boobs, blobs, and sweat stains..... right? Or is it just me? right?
Scott Proctor is an artist living in Austin TX. Scott received his MFA from the University of Texas at Austin in 2007. Scott has shown his work extensively throughout Texas as well as the United States, including Austin's, "20 To Watch" exhibition in 2009. Proctor is one of the founding members of MASS Gallery in Austin and continues his position there. Scott is the head of the Ceramics and Sculpture Department at Temple College, Temple TX. He continues to maintain a studio in east Austin.
"Migration wisdom, chalk lines, tracings, and undertow" Ryan Cronk+ + + + +
N Space (905 Congress) On view during open hours every Wednesday 5:30-8PM and by appointment
Waters of sorrow and tranquility. Havoc, movement, and finally suspension. Layers of sediment from a lake, from dry riverbeds, from buildings under construction, from dust settling on the paper in my studio. These aren’t creationist works. Well, they might be. Tsunamis, lichen sent to Mars to check for water, walleye and bass my granddad caught in Arkansas, the same granddad who served in Okinawa. B-29 overhead. Black rain. What does radiation feel like underwater?
These works are culled from personal narratives that reflect on universal narratives of disaster and transformation. This work is curious and foolhardy. It’s a reaction, a question, an archive, and a collection of reinterpretations that consider an uncertain present and future. Orderly and absurd, these works reflect on our existence in this floating world.
Ryan Cronk was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, but grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He received his BFA from the School of The Museum of Fine Arts Boston in 2000. He received his MFA in printmaking from the University of Texas at Austin in 2010. He currently lives and works in Austin, TX.