Opening Reception: Saturday, July 5 from 7:00-10:00 pm
A two person show containing work by Austinites Anna Krachey and Barry Stone.
Austin On View
On view through August 3, 2008
This is the true story of what really happens when five artists get together every week to watch Reality TV. As the artists absorb the ritualistic dazzle of So You Think You Can Dance, the surreal ceremoniousness of The Bachelor, the manifest narcissism of The Swan and an array of other televised odes to our society’s chronic oversharing, what begins as an innocent time-waster rapidly turns to guilty obsession—complete with “countless nights of screaming and yelling at the television.” Reality Show is the culmination of these countless nights. Artists Anna Krachey, Jill Pangallo, Cecelia Phillips, Laura Turner and Jamie Wentz create collaborative as well as individual pieces meticulously parsing the looking-glass effect of a fame-obsessed medium, with deadpan results.
Ping-Pong: A Collaborative Improvised Multi-Media Installation by J. Derrick Durham and Josh Rios
On view through July 6, 2008
Ping-Pong is a site-specific multi-media installation resulting from a two-week improvisational collaborative between Josh Rios and J. Derrick Durham. Building upon symbols and visual cues of an imagined ecumenically established religion, Americanism, J. Derrick Durham utilizes wall painting, video, and sound to create a test space for a future liturgical experience. Using downloadable textures designed for "do-it-yourself" 3-D animators and desktop background, Josh Rios generates a series of low-resolution, improbable landscapes.
San Antonio Openings
Artists’ Dialogue and Opening Reception: Mark Bradford, William Cordova, Marcos Ramírez ERRE
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 10 from 6:00-8:00 pm
Bring your questions for the artists’ dialogue and opening of the New Works: 08.2 exhibition, curated by Lauri Firstenberg, Director/Curator LA>ART.
NeoHoodo: Art for a Forgotten Faith
On view through June 27-September 21, 2008
For centuries, artists have wrestled with how to incorporate spirituality into their work. This question is no less relevant for artists living in today’s postcolonial, postmodern era. Co-organized by The Menil Collection and P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, the exhibition NeoHooDoo: Art for a Forgotten Faith brings together an intergenerational group of artists who address ritual in the artistic process and the wider implications of spirituality in contemporary art.