Locus, Artist Talk with Alejandra Almuelle

April 7th at 7:30pm

artist talk almuellePlease come early on Thursday night for Alejandra Almuelle’s artist talk at 7:30. She will be sharing some thoughts and inspirations on this new series, Locus.  The exploration of an idea in a piece is central to Almuelle. She works in a series until the idea is exhausted within the form. She has completed several series in which the common thread is the human shape. She usually finds herself in between the pull that lures her to work to see it in front of her and the challenge to translate into form what has an intangible shape in a corner of her mind’s eye. So while working on a piece, the piece is also working on her in a way, working as a way of revealing, making visible, bringing into light. As a base medium, she feels that clay is appropriate for expressing the human journey because it is the stuff we are made of. Clay is, in fact, the most amorphous of human forms. Alejandra Almuelle was born in Arequipa, Peru. She is a self taught ceramic artist working on this medium for the past 24 years. Before moving to the United States, she spent time with a community of potters in Pizac in the Sacred Valley of Cuzco, a major center for ceramic making in Peru. Peru is a country in which the abundance of clay has made this medium a language of artistic expression. Clay is its own idiom, and being there, she began to speak it.

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Locus, opening party

April 7th, 7 to 10pm

locusA Locus is a center of activity, attention, or concentration but also defines the location of a specific aspect of a unit in reference to its whole. In this series, each piece stands on a pole, pinpointing a specific place which is temporary but distinct in the moment, a place held individually but in relation to its context. Each piece contains the seed of the element developed further in the next, expressing a narrative pattern for understanding the place we hold at any given moment, that place right under our feet. This solo exhibition of new works by Alejandra Almuelle opened on April 7th with an opening reception at 7pm.  Thank you to Big Medium and the City of Austin Cultural Arts Division for sponsorship, and thank you to Friends and Allies Brewery and Austin Eastciders for beverages. Thank you to Al Almuelle for the photos!      
 

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Community Breakfast Studio Crawl

March 12th 2016 11am-6pm

Join Big Medium this Saturday, March 12th, for the 3rd Community Breakfast cbscStudio Crawl, a bi-monthly collaborative and community event between Bolm Studios, pump project, The Museum of Human Achievement and Canopy and us, Dimension Gallery. Complimentary breakfast will be served at Bolm Studios from 10 AM-11 AM before guests are invited to head out to see current studio work and exhibitions at the five east Austin art complexes. https://www.facebook.com/events/878156038961540/

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Birth : Rebirth, Elemental origins

March 5th – 27th

birthrebirthAustin, TX – On March 5, 2016, Dimension Gallery will make its debut with a group exhibition called “Birth: Rebirth, Elemental Origins.”  Dimension Gallery is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to exhibiting and promoting sculpture and three-dimensional art. With a recent grant from the City of Austin Cultural Arts Division and sponsorship by Big Medium, the gallery will open with a collaborative group show on March 5th titled “Birth : Rebirth, Elemental Origins.” Artists will create new works that explore the fundamental origins of their process or medium. The show will be a contemplation of origins or underpinnings of the medium or the creative process. In a shared space, the artists will define a new context as a group. By sharing a window into the elemental origins of the work or the medium, the viewer is invited to be a part of the process, envisioning the raw elements. The diversity of medium, reflecting on the diversity of this artist group, will include metal, paper, clay, wood, and found objects. The show will be on view and open to the public from March 5th through 27th, with an opening reception on March 5th. Open gallery hours are every Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 6pm. A small gift shop is also being launched on opening night and will feature art objects, prints, housewares, and jewelry from various local artists. For more information, contact the Gallery Manager Moya Khabele at info@dimension-gallery.org.  


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