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.
"The Sketchbook Project 2013 Tour" : Art House Co-op
Open Library Hours: March 8th, 4-8PM; March 9th -11th, 2-8PM
Over the course of 2013, The Sketchbook Project Tour will visit 8 cities on a cross-country journey that begins in New York at the Brooklyn Art Library, our storefront exhibition space and home to our permanent collection of more than 22,000 sketchbooks. This exhibition is the start of a unique, interactive installation that draws thousands of participants. We invite people of all backgrounds to explore and participate in the world’s largest library of sketchbooks, generating a groundswell of creative energy in communities around the world and among more than a million visitors online.
The Sketchbook Project is an interactive mobile library of artist’s sketchbooks contributed by creative people from across the globe. We encourage artists from diverse backgrounds, whether they are working artists, full-time parents, busy professionals, children or students to share their process with each other and our creative community. Participants sign up in person or online to receive a blank sketchbook, then fill it with their most amazing, inspired ideas and mail it back. The books are then cataloged in the Brooklyn Art Library’s permanent collection and exhibited at venues around the country in our Mobile Library, a custom fitted art exhibition on wheels.
Further tour stops: Atlanta, Toronto, Chicago, Portland (OR), San Francisco, and Los Angeles. See more details here: www.sketchbookproject.com
The Sketchbook Project is open for submissions. Please visit us online for details: http://www.sketchbookproject.com.
About Art House Co-op
Art House is an independent, Brooklyn-based company that organizes global, collaborative art projects. Our flagship endeavor is the Sketchbook Project: an evolving library that features more than 22,000 artists’ books contributed by creative people from over 130 countries. We operate the Brooklyn Art Library, our storefront exhibition space in the heart of Williamsburg, as a home for all of our projects.
Art House began in 2006 in Atlanta, GA and moved to New York City in 2009. Since that time, our small organization has grown into a worldwide community of more than 70,000 artists. By focusing on the intersection of hands-on art making and new technology, Art House nurtures community- supported art projects that harness the power of the virtual world to share inspiration in the real world.
"OP HAIRSY" : Chris Holloway
Reception: Saturday, March 2nd, 7-11PM, 2013
Hand Painting hair creates lines to form something new. Holloway uses collage elements to paint something not seen in nature.
Optical illusion, double imagery, pattern, surrealism, and hair are major influences Holloway uses in this series of collage and the hand painted mural at Co-Lab.
About Chris Holloway:
Chris Holloway received his fine arts degree from Texas State University, San Marcos. Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, he has been a proud resident of Austin since 1998 and has been an active member of the artistic community. His work has been shown in numerous local galleries and featured in the annual East Austin Studio Tour for the past 7 years. Working under Muralist/Artist Doug Jaques in the year 2000 encouraged Holloway to keep painting large scale murals. Starting while in college in 2003, Holloway worked for a special events company (painting scenic backdrops, faux finishing and fabricating props) and continued working there until 2009. Between 2006 and 2011 Holloway has been creating art and showing in galleries in Austin. Also in 2011 Holloway created Fuzzy Popsycle- a hand made media company specializing in hand painted murals, signs, ads, screen printing and custom furnishings. Fuzzy Popsycle is the Samsung Beautification Winner of 2012 presented by Keep Austin Beautiful.
The term heresy is from Greek Œ±·ºµœÅŒµœÉŒπœÇ originally meant “choice” or “thing chosen”, but it came to mean the “party or school of a man’s choice” and also referred to that process whereby a young person would examine various philosophies to determine how to live. The word “heresy” is usually used within a Christian, Jewish, or Islamic context, and implies slightly different meanings in each. The founder or leader of a heretical movement is called a heresiarch, while individuals who espouse heresy or commit heresy are known as heretics. Heresiology is the study of heresy.
"FOR AN ABSTRACTION" : Christopher Culver & Jeff Williams
An exhibition in two parts
Reception: Saturday, February 16th, 7-11PM
On view by appointment only February 17th - March 2nd
Sponsored by Balcones Distillery and Black Star Co-op
February 24th - April 19th
On view during open hours every Wednesday 5:30-8PM and by appointment
In presenting “for an abstraction,” Culver and Williams are interested in positioning their work within the same space to alter its meaning. The exhibition itself will function as a generative act, taking the separate practices and pairing them into a new work. Both artists investigate the relationships between materiality, abstraction and their relationship to language. Culver and Williams incorporate similar dialectics within their work, between structure and experience, distance and proximity, form and formlessness, all connected through underlying structures, whether the physical support for a canvas or the gallery architecture itself. In addition, there is a correlation in their work in regards to time and memory where the familiar becomes obscured.
Culver was born in Miami, Florida 1985; he received his BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and is an MFA candidate at The University of Texas at Austin. He has exhibited at the Night Club in Miami, Queens Nails Annex in San Francisco, and Yautepec Gallery in Mexico City, among others. This will be his first show in Texas.
Williams was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1976. He now splits his time between Austin, TX and Brooklyn, NY. Williams has received several fellowships and residencies including The American Academy in Rome, The Core Program, Artpace, and currently at Socrates Sculpture Park. Williams exhibits his work nationally and internationally.
"CORPORATE PETTING ZOO" : Chad Hopper
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 2nd, 7-11PM, 2013
On view by appointment only February 2nd - 9th, 2013
Come one. Come all. We are opening up the gates to a zoo filled with wild metaphors and white collar crime. Prepare yourself for this once in a lifetime opportunity to have an up close and personal visit with the animals that feed on greed. They know what you had for breakfast and they will sell it to you for dinner. What a wonderful way to spend Groundhog’s Day… pointing and laughing at creatures who lurk in the shadows of giant buildings.
"Armageddon Outta Here" : Ink Tank
An End of the World/Winter Solstice/Galactic Convergence Party and Food Drive
Sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Circle Brewing
@ Project Space (613 Allen St)
December 21st, 7PM-?
It is here. It is over. The end. And there are only two ways out; together or alone. Come comets, come catastrophes, come cats and dogs, come hell or high water. Our calendar has finally been exhausted, the Long Count has run its course. Mere anarchy will be loosed upon the world. The center cannot hold and there are only two ways out.
You can hide away, solitary and despairing, doomsday’s rumor your only companion. But we, Ink Tank, choose each other.
We will band together, tune our radios, stockpile, set our jaws and square our shoulders, build our bunks, and welcome the community into our protective fold.
On December 21st, 2012, Co-Lab will be fortified and buttressed, made a haven and a refuge; a new Arc. We will be gathering resources to ride out the end. Any canned or non-perishable food items or supplies you bring that night be added into our community cache and will grant you entry into our safe zone, replete with hope, shelter, and a last supper. But should this foretold end not come to pass and we do survive, our vigilance and efforts will not go to waste; any and all goods received will be donated to local food banks in time for a fresh start, a new beginning, 2013.
Guest soundscape performances by Zac Traeger and Henna Chou
"Conspectus : Two Thousand Twelve" + "East Austin Studio Tour"
Kick-off Party/Opening Reception: November 10th, 2012, 7-11PM
E.A.S.T. Hours: November 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th 11AM-6PM
2012 Catalog/DVD Release Party: December 1st, 2012, 7-11PM
con·spec·tus noun \kən-ˈspek-təs\
1: a usually brief survey or summary (as of an extensive subject) often providing an overall view
2: outline, synopsis
A comprehensive look back at our 2012 programming year. Each artist or group of artists had the opportunity to transform our space utilizing it to express their ideas, now smaller components from each of these projects will be shown together illustrating the breadth and diversity of art we witnessed this year.
Featured Artists: Lisa Choinacky, Michael Abelman, Robert Jackson Harrington, Loring Baker, Jamie Panzer, Eric Timothy Carlson, Shawn Camp, Kollin Baker, Daniel Kliewer, Paul McLean, Alyssa Taylor Wendt, J Haley, Julia Hungerford and Lee Webster, Ben Brandt, Mark Johnson, Russell Etchen, Justin Balleza, Drew Liverman, Jules Buck Jones and Morgan Coy, Andrea Hyland, and Judy Rushin
Support our Kickstarter to fund the 2012 Catalog/DVD
October 13th - November 24th, 2012
Also on view during open hours Wednesdays 5:30-8PM and by appointment
@ Project Space (613 Allen St)
October 20th - 27th, 2012
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 20th, 2012, 7-11PM
Also on view by appointment
The Secret Social Life of Painting is an exhibition of works in two parts by Judy Rushin and is simultaneously on view at Co-Lab and N Space. The works at Co-Lab hang on and lean against the walls and stand freely in open spaces, creating an experiential environment that Rushin sees as an extension of themes developed in the 60s by artists like Blinky Palermo, Imi Knoebel, and Helio Oiticica. Like her forerunners, Rushin allows her creative process to be intuitive and her post-creation analyses to be equally fluid. Essentially though, she reduces the elements of discourse to their most basic components to establish a space for larger and more mysterious concepts to emerge. Hanging limp or connected to one another, the paintings look for new ways to be paintings… and that’s it. No neon signs, no climaxes, no imagery, no limelight. The work exists quietly, proceeds at a slow pace, and waits patiently for your attention. While the works on view at Co-Lab create a group dynamic, the works on view at N Space focus on individual pieces. Their statements are understated – they’re about the rigor of simplicity, not virtuosity for its own sake — but stripped of the anonymity of the group setting, they reveal an ability to speak confidently in their own right.