Reception: Saturday, July 20th, 7-11PM @ Project Space (613 Allen)
On view by appointment only July 21st - 27th, 2013
July 14th - September 21st @ N Space (905 Congress)
On view during open hours every Wednesday 5:30-8pm and by appointment
"The Nature of Order: An Introduction to the Work of Christopher Alexander" A Closing Talk/Presentation by Sam Sanford: September 21st, 6PM Sharp
Reception: Saturday, July 6th, 7-11PM @ Project Space (613 Allen)
On view by appointment only July 7th - 13th, 2013
Reception: Saturday, June 22nd, 7-11PM @ Project Space (613 Allen)
On view by appointment only June 23rd - 29th, 2013
Reception: Saturday, June 8th, 7-11PM @ Project Space (613 Allen)
On view in the yard through August 2013
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 1st, 7-11PM @ Project Space (613 Allen)
On view by appointment only June 2nd - 8th, 2013
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 18th, 7-10PM, 2013 @ Project Space (613 Allen)
On view by appointment only May 19th - 25th, 2013
"SIDE EFFECTS" : Olaniyi Rasheed Akindiya
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 4th, 7-11PM, 2013
On view by appointment only May 5th - 11th, 2013
As an interdisciplinary artist, my work looks at moments, time, place, and people within their environment. In this exhibition I look at an issue which has become untouchable. We react to it the moment it happens, but in 2, or 3, or 7 days we forget it again. It returns again and again in massive disasters, but we never take action about it. How can we build a life out of fear? Every day on the radio, on the television, in the newspapers, someone somewhere receives the call of last breath without notice. When parents drop their kids to school, they don’t know if that goodbye kiss is the last one. When husbands, wives, dads, and mums say bye in the morning, who knows if that is the last time you will set your eyes on and feel the heart beat of your loved ones again. We are all living in fear when our loved ones do not return at the usual time he/ she gets back from work. The statistics say 30,000 souls die and 60,000 are injured from guns every year in our America. How many have heard the last call through a gun shot in the world, and yet we continue to say GUNS DON’T KILL!!! Should we say it is the BULLETS that kill? Or is it people? Are we ourselves our own enemy? We invent these weapons of destruction. Some of us have the power to stop it, but we do not because this is the source of our wealth. The authorities we give our votes to in order to protect us refuse to enforce law on the spreading of GUNS in every corner of our nation and world.
Join me as I explore the side effects of GUNS in this solo exhibition installation and performance, and sign the petition with me.
Olaniyi Rasheed Akindiya a.k.a. Akirash was born in Lagos- Nigeria. He now lives in Austin TX. Olaniyi has received several Awards, fellowships, grants and residencies including the Commonwealth Foundation Award UK, Pollock K. Foundation grants, Triangle Art Association NY, Vytlacil Campus of the Art Student League NY, Vermont Studio Center, Nafasi Art Space Tanzania, Thami Mnyele Foundation Netherlands, Bluesky Project Chicago. Olaniyi exhibits his work nationally and internationally.
April 27th - June 30th @ N Space (905 Congress)
On view during open hours every Wednesday 5:30-8pm and by appointment
"Fade Grid" : Carlos Rosales-Silva
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 20th, 7-11PM, 2013
On view by appointment only April 21st - 27th, 2013
Sponsored by Tito’s Vodka, Hotel San Jose, Cine Las Americas, Big Green House Presents, and Dos Equis
Fade Grid is Carlos Rosales-Silva’s first Texas exhibition of new work since relocating to New York City. Spanning several mediums, Rosales-Silva’s brightly colored, darkly humorous work is representative of the larger cultural and social structures Americans occupy in both the physical and digital realm. Different art historical modes are leveraged and instilled with new relevancy when filtered through the exchanges, histories, and visual cues of urban communities.
Carlos Rosales-Silva is an artist living and working in New York, NY. Rosales-Silva attended the University of Texas at Austin where he received his BFA in Studio Art in 2010. In 2008 he became a member of the Okay Mountain Collective and Gallery. Most recently he mounted a year long solo project at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art. His favorite activity is watching the sunset. His favorite biome is the desert.
"Naturalia" : Beverly Penn and Barry Stone
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 6th, 7-11PM, 2013
On view by appointment only April 7th - 13th, 2013
Sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka
Beverly Penn and Barry Stone examine how we picture nature. Through digital and mechanical manipulations, Penn and Stone alter otherwise faithful representations of the natural world. Reprocessing their works either by rearranging the digital code in Stone’s photographs or performing a type of reverse-engineering to Penn’s sculptural works via 3-D modeling or casting, the traditional schema of what we perceive as natural or artificial is put into question.
Beverly Penn was born in Baltimore and now lives and works in Austin. She is the recipient of numerous fellowships including a Rockefeller Foundation residency in Bellagio, Italy; a Connemara Conservancy Artist Grant; grants from the Texas Commission on the Arts and a Fulbright Fellowship in Barcelona. Her work is represented in many private, corporate and public collections, most notably the Cooper Hewitt in New York, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Racine Art Museum, and the Austin Museum of Art.
Barry Stone was born in Lubbock, Texas, and earned an MFA in Photography from the University of Texas at Austin (2001) and founded the lens based artists collective, Lakes Were Rivers. His work is represented by Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery in New York and Art Palace Gallery in Houston. Stone lives in Austin, with his wife and two daughters and is an Assistant Professor and the Coordinator of the Department of Photography in the School of Art and Design at Texas State University-San Marcos.
"THE CELL PHONE PHOTO GALLERY" : Joseph R. Reeves
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 23rd, 7-11PM, 2013
On view by appointment only March 24th - 30th, 2013
TEXAS RESIDENTS, SUBMIT YOUR CELL PHONE PHOTOS HERE: http://www.thecppg.com/?q=node/3
The Cell Phone Photo Gallery is a conceptually focused exhibition which aims to utilize cell phone photography as a means to playfully undermine the officious value systems that judge what art is, by confronting viewers with the shameless suppositions of what art typically is not.
In broader context, The CPPG project means to document, explore, and question the rising sense of sociocultural awareness that is occurring in part from the universal accessibility of simple technological mediums such as the Camera Phone. Not since the advent of pens and pencils has an entire generation suddenly had almost universal access to such a simple and effective new tool for documenting their experiences and expressing their thoughts at any given moment. The CPPG means not to champion or challenge the debatable worth of this technological shift, as much as it does to instigate a dynamic new conversation about its implications.
Because the camera phone has become so readily accessible to so many people, the cell phone photograph in itself tends to be dismissed artistically as a shoddy comment upon “real” photography. The CPPG refutes this notion ardently by organizing and assembling large scale, city-specific, cell phone photo exhibitions that call upon the every day citizen for their own unique interpretation of art, photography, and meaning. The massive collection of cell phone photos are gathered through direct, alternative, and above all, creatively-focused submission strategies, and are then anonymously displayed in a spectacular arrangement within the space.
The final product amounts to a gallery space transformed by several hundred cell phone photos that when viewed as a whole, compellingly reveal a truly magnanimous image.