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

Austin Monthly May issue by Karla PulidoHexapoda_Colby Brinkman1
“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.”