Artist: Joseph Phillips
"Relay" Hector Hernandez + Joseph Phillips + + + +
Project Space (613 Allen) On view during events and by appointment only
During a relay race, members of a team work together by take turns performing for prescribed portion of a race. One person performs and then “passes the baton” for the other person to take over. In our case, Joseph and I decided to work towards our shared artistic goals by relaying throughout the creation process. We accomplished this by taking turns in leading the creation of pieces, one person making a creative decision and then passing the metaphorical baton to the other to continue in the next creative step. In this way, we were each able to make decisions that were wholly from our own perspectives and aesthetics, yet still explore new directions and end up in unexpected places. Both Joseph and I believe that it is very important to share information and ideas throughout the creative process. Creating Relay has developed a strong sense of mutual trust and respect between us.
Hector Hernandez was born in Laredo, Texas. His practices involve Photography, Sculpture and Installation. He is founding member of Los Outsiders art collective, recipient of the 2012 Austin Critics Award for best group show curation. He currently lives and works in Austin, Texas. http://www.hernandezarts.com
Joseph Phillips is an artist based in Austin, Texas. After receiving a degree in Art and Art History from Skidmore College in 2000, Phillips returned to Austin where he was a founding partner of the non-profit gallery and studio complex Big Medium, the East Austin Studio Tour, Sodalitas Collaborative Art Group, and The Texas Biennial. He has exhibited his work throughout the U.S., with shows in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Kansas City. His work has been included in numerous collections and museum shows, and has been published in multiple national publications. http://www.josephphillipsart.com