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Disparate Mythos: Women of Sculpture

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Dimension Gallery is hosting a special one month exhibition, opening August 5th, featuring women sculptors entitled ‘Disparate Mythos: Women of Sculpture’.  Containing elements different from one another. The artist’s personal folklore is represented, informing the collective mythos. Patterns of beliefs diverge and reconvene. The common thread is the female experience and reflecting one’s story using dimensionality.

The exhibition features:
Alejandra Almuelle
Holly Bobisuthi
Valerie Chaussonnet
Erin Cunningham
Rachel David
Andrea DeLeon
Jennifer Hill
Magdalena Jarkowiec
Laura Latimer
Sarah McFadden
Amy Scofield
Gingi Statman
Alyssa Taylor Wednt

Including a special performance art piece by Magdalena Jarkowiec

Opening Reception: August 5th from 7-10pm
Gallery Hours: Saturdays and Sundays from 12-6pm, August 6th – 21st

Curated by Moya Khabele


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Lullabies and New Language

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July 7th – July 24th

Lullabies and New Language entails a self reflexive examination that draws upon mythologies and realms such as, mysticism, science fiction, religious lore, and psychology. Revealing an acute interiority through visual narrative and material verse, these sculptures are an intentional individual inspection of creation myth. Literary and visual references such as The Hunt of the Unicorn, Renditions of Biblical Creation, and Cherokee Earth-Diver Myth ignite illusory reconciliations that are surveyed through studio processes that consist of a permutation of traditional mediums.

Opening Reception: July 7th from 7 to 10pm
Gallery Hours: Saturdays and Sundays from July 9th – 24th

Terra Goolsby is a Texas based artist and curator living and working in Austin, Texas. She attended the Rhode Island School of Design where she acquired a MFA in Sculpture and remained a Presidential Scholar for the duration of her stay. She also conducted independent research at Brown University where she identified her obsession with de-construction of traditional myth. She also attended the University of Texas at Austin where she earned a BFA in painting and sculpture.

She has been an artist in residence at West Dean College of Sussex University in Chichester, England, Vermont Studio Center, and I-Park Foundation in New Hampshire. Her work has been exhibited in Texas, England, New York, Rhode Island, Boston, and Connecticut. Venues include The Dallas Contemporary Museum, Studio 107 Gallery, Open Doors Downtown, and the Harvard Natural History Museum. She is currently a member of ICOSA gallery, an artist run space In Austin, Texas. She continues to work in Austin, where she lives with her husband, Jaime Cano and two children, Aponi and Se-Lu. Her recent trajectory into motherhood has inspired her current concentrated inspection of creation myths.

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Circumnutation: New Work by Colin McIntyre

June 16th -27th

Circumnutation flyerGallery co-founder and local sculptor Colin McIntyre makes his Dimension debut with ‘Circumnutation’ opening June 16th.

Darwin defined the concept of circumnutation in 1865 to describe the motion of growing stems and tendrils. Climbing plant species seeking supports, reaching up and reaching down for connection. Forms leading into each other, pulsing with the tension of one thing almost touching another.

‘Circumnutation’ is a brief moment of gravity, anticipation, weight and weightlessness. Suspension. An ode to the creeping and climbing plants of this world. Intertwining tendrils reach for each other. Lightness and physical engagement are inevitable.

Since establishing his full time professional studio practice in 2001, McIntyre has received three public art grants to create large-scale monumental works. His most notable accomplishments of site specific sculpture include Arboreal Passage at the Austin Nature and Science Center and Emergence, a Texas Biennial Award, currently on display in Art on the Llano. His work has been featured in the Museum of Vordingborg, Denmark, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, and the People’s Gallery at Austin City Hall, among many others. His recent work has been focused on producing solo exhibitions sponsored by the COA Cultural Arts Division and co-founding Dimension Gallery.

His work seeks to imbue a semblance of life in the medium that contrasts with its cold rigidity. Many of his pieces depict plant-life and organisms that may seem both alien and familiar at the same time. His imagined life forms stand as a counterpoint to taxonomy, our attempt to categorize and quantify life on earth.

Opening Reception – June 16th from 7 to 10pm

Gallery Hours – June 18th, 19th, 26th, and 27th from 12 to 6pm

Photo Credit: Matt Conant

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Circumnutation, An Exhibition of New Work by Colin McIntyre

12439354_852097324915766_7109762876618156558_nOpening Reception – June 16th from 7 to 10pm

Darwin defined the concept of circumnutation in 1865 to describe the motion of growing stems and tendrils.  Climbing plant species seeking supports, reaching up and reaching down for connection.  Forms leading into each other, pulsing with the tension of one thing almost touching another.  

‘Circumnutation’ is a brief moment of gravity, anticipation, weight and weightlessness.  Suspension.  An ode to the creeping and climbing plants of this world.  Intertwining tendrils reach for each other.  Lightness and physical engagement are inevitable.

Since establishing his full time professional studio practice in 2001, McIntyre has received three public art grants to create large-scale monumental works.  His most notable accomplishments of large-scale site specific sculpture include Arboreal Passage at the Austin Nature and Science Center and Emergence at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. He was awarded a grant from the Texas Biennial in 2009. His work has been featured in the Museum of Vordingborg, Denmark, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, and the People’s Gallery at Austin City Hall, among many others.  His recent work has been focused on two solo exhibitions funded by the COA Cultural Arts Division, ‘Shrine of Inevitable Forces’ and ‘Last Depot Before Desolation.’

Much of his work has dealt with imagined species of plant and marine life. These works analyze taxonomy, the science of cataloguing species of life. McIntyre grew up steeped in the academic sciences, which greatly influenced the aesthetic perspective of his work. 


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Live Ambient Night at Circumnutation

13339623_780750985361006_4709216927521861341_nJune 23rd from 6 to 11pm

Holodeck Records and Dimension Gallery are proud to present a special night of music to accompany Colin McIntyre‘s new exhibition ‘Circumnutation’. Aster and Cheap Spirits are solo musicians from Memphis that will be joining some local favorites for an amazing bill of ambient and electronic artists.

EARLY SHOW – Doors at 6. $5 BYOB

10:30 – Dylan Cameron

9:45 – Aster (Memphis)

9:00 – Cheap Spirits (Memphis)

8:15 – Jt Whitfield

7:30 – JU4N

6:45 – TV Honest

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Lullabies and New Language

Opening Reception, July 7th

Terra72dpiLullabies and New Language entails a self reflexive examination that draws upon mythologies and realms such as, mysticism, science fiction, religious lore, and psychology. Revealing an acute interiority through visual narrative and material verse, these sculptures are an intentional individual inspection of creation myth. Literary and visual references such as The Hunt of the Unicorn, Renditions of Biblical Creation, and Cherokee Earth-Diver Myth ignite illusory reconciliations that are surveyed through studio processes that consist of a permutation of traditional mediums.

Opening Reception: July 7th from 7 to 10pm
Gallery Hours: Saturdays and Sundays from July 9th – 24th

Terra Goolsby is a Texas based artist and curator living and working in Austin, Texas. She attended the Rhode Island School of Design where she acquired a MFA in Sculpture and remained a Presidential Scholar for the duration of her stay. She also conducted independent research at Brown University where she identified her obsession with de-construction of traditional myth. She also attended the University of Texas at Austin where she earned a BFA in painting and sculpture.

She has been an artist in residence at West Dean College of Sussex University in Chichester, England, Vermont Studio Center, and I-Park Foundation in New Hampshire. Her work has been exhibited in Texas, England, New York, Rhode Island, Boston, and Connecticut. Venues include The Dallas Contemporary Museum, Studio 107 Gallery, Open Doors Downtown, and the Harvard Natural History Museum. She is currently a member of ICOSA gallery, an artist run space In Austin, Texas. She continues to work in Austin, where she lives with her husband, Jaime Cano and two children, Aponi and Se-Lu. Her recent trajectory into motherhood has inspired her current concentrated inspection of creation myths.

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Dimension Gallery: Hexapoda

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Here’s the second solo show at the sculpture-focused Eastside gallery that’s just a couple blocks away from Canopy, and it’s a gorgeous display of works by blacksmith Colby Brinkman, a man who delights in forging metal into large and stunning insectoid shapes: Somewhere between speciated realism and the abstract idea of creepy-crawly is where his solid brilliances dwell. Reception: Thu., May 12 – Sun., May 29Thu., May 12, 7-10pm.

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“Bugging Out: Dimension Gallery’s fellowship program aids artists”

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“Nestled in the emerging East Austin art district, newcomer Dimension Gallery, which opened in March, is a space that solely showcases three-dimensional art and sculptures. This month, the venue’s second solo show, Hexapoda, features work from local metal artist and blacksmith Colby Brinkman. Since 1995, Brinkman has harnessed his passion for metal work into an art form, smashing and welding architectural ornaments to create art installations. This exhibit features insect and trilobite creations of all sizes, along with a large-scale daddy longlegs sculpture and feather horn beetle-inspired antenna sculpture. Brinkman and seven other artists will present one solo show a year until December 2017, as part of the gallery’s fellowship program. Co-founder Moya Khabele uses her experience in the nonprofit sector (she founded The Khabele School) to guide artists in applying for grants. She, along with the space’s co-owner, metal sculptor Colin McIntyre, hope to inspire East Austin with the exposure of art in a new dimension.”

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Artist Talk with Colby Brinkman

artist talk brinkmanOn May 12th, the opening reception for Hexapoda will kick off with an artist talk by Colby Brinkman.  He will share his thoughts on his inspirations on bending metal into larger than life insects.  The talk takes place in the outdoor courtyard at 7:30pm.  This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department and Big Medium.
 

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Hexapoda Opening Reception

May 12th from 7 to 10pm

Hexapoda_Colby Brinkman 2Hexapoda is an exhibition of new works by metal artist, Colby Brinkman…. Icons of the underfoot underworld. A study of dissection and acts of fabrication, Hexapoda is a making in praise of the scorned, ignored, and underappreciated. The grass groomers, cave dwellers, sky crawlers, and tree huggers. The weavers, dobbers, and dung rollers. Those that keep our world revolving, even as we squish, spray, and exterminate. A simple celebration for the vast universe of the many legged creatures whose tireless work and selfless sacrifice brings food to our tables and clothes to our backs. Colby Brinkman began his training as an artist and blacksmith in 1995. He spent two years as a journeyman under master smiths in Czech Republic, Italy and Spain. Since returning to Austin and opening Metal Mantis in 2005, Brinkman has applied his traditional blacksmithing to making metal sculptures, primarily larger-than-life insects — hence the name Metal Mantis. Brinkman is a founding member of the Austin Metal Authority, a collective of metal artists and blacksmiths. This exhibition begins with an opening reception on May 12th from 7 to 10pm and will be open to the public during the Dimension Gallery hours on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 to 6pm from May 14th through May 29th.

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