#solidfriends Opening Reception

January 5th from 6 to 9pm

“We had once called out hello into the cauldron of the world and then run away before anyone could respond.” 
-Miranda July


Is the correlation between friendship and time spent physically together still relevant? Our carefully filtered presentation of self, delivered through social networks, manipulates reality and shields us from vulnerability. Can we truly know people who have only shown us a curated part of themselves? 

Sculptor Dana Younger uses portraiture to explore the changing nature of friendship in contemporary society. His path of process, through digital and physical investigations, is woven into each sculpture as a proxy for our experience of friendship in the digital age. Whether rendered with the immediacy of a selfie, or carefully modeled like a long-term friendship, these sculptures reflect variations in our relationships.

#solidfriends asks us to consider friendship and the effect of the digital filters through which we present our lives.

This exhibition will be open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 to 6pm from January 7th through the 22nd. This project is supported in part by the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

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Gold and Shadow

Opening Reception – December 1st from 7 to 10pm

15203246_887412804694823_6170084937896733796_nGold and Shadow, an upcoming exhibition of sculpture from Austin artist Nick Schnitzer, takes a look at our dark side. On second thought, perhaps it’s better to say that the artist offers viewers the chance to look at their own shadows, a term borrowed from Swiss psychologist Carl Jung which concerns the aspects of ourselves that we hide, repress, or deny, in order of becoming whole, fully integrated beings. The gold, representing those parts of us that we are proud of and therefore willing to show, also have a place in the work. There are many mirrors and reflective surfaces in this show, along with industrial materials, some moving parts, and dark cavities to explore. Gold and black appear somewhere in every piece, reminding the viewer that these elements co-exist at every level of being.

Opening Reception – December 1st from 7 to 10pm
Open Gallery Hours – Saturdays and Sundays from 12 to 6pm, December 3 – 18

This project is supported in part by the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

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An Evening of Artful Sound

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Join us for an outdoor evening of sound at Dimension Gallery and celebration of two sculpture exhibits! 

E.A.S.T. Austin Studio Tour will be going on all around Austin this weekend and we will create an audio environment with friends in the outdoor area at 979 Springdale Rd. Austin, TX 78702.

9 PM: Thomas Bey William Bailey

8 PM: Lisa Cameron and Alex Keller

7 PM: brekekekexkoaxkoax (Jeff Dahlgren and Josh Ronsen)

6 PM: Brent Fariss

This event is to celebrate the opening of “The Paved Garden”, a large-scale outdoor sculpture exhibit and “Cyclic Abundance”, an indoor exhibit of the eight fellowship artists at Dimension Gallery, stops 209 and 210 on the EAST map. This project is supported in part by the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

This event is “L” on Big Medium’s Partner Program roster for this year’s tour – http://east.bigmedium.org/part/part_L.html

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Cloaked Identity: Art of the Mask

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Masks fabricate new identities, giving the wearer the opportunity to watch other people without being watched. Wearers can become animals or mythical creatures, or act in a way that is not expected. They can hide behind the mask or use it to reveal a hidden truth. People use real masks to transform into something completely different or use metaphorical masks to present a different personality. We can become a concept, something totally different, other worldly. Anything can happen.

Cloaked Identity: Art of the Mask is a one month exhibition during October that showcases masks that are venerable works of art. Each piece is a sculpture in its own right, speaking to the viewer through its aesthetic while inspiring the viewer to wonder what it would feel like to wear it. The show begins with an opening reception on October 6th from 7 to 10pm and is open to the public during gallery hours on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 to 6pm, from October 8th to 16th. The work will be available for viewing by appointment until October 31st. 

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The Collector, New Work by Haley Woodward

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“The Collector” is a loose narrative about a robot, or a mech, a self portrait collecting unique examples of ornamental morphology in steel. 

“The Collector” begins with an opening reception on September 8th at 7pm and will be open to the public during weekend gallery hours from September 10th through the 25th on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 to 6pm.

After achieving his BFA in Sculpture from Guilford College and his MFA in Blacksmithing from Southern Illinois University, Woodward has traveled the country creating and displaying his metal sculpture. Woodward’s work is generated by an exploration of working properties of metal, specifically iron, steel and brass. He applies traditional and modern techniques to these materials, to create sculptural forms. At the same time, Woodward makes sculptural forms as a means to work with and better understand metal. Iron, steel, and brass give a pallet of colors, textures, and physical properties that allow a variety of options when making work. These materials come with their own histories within the context of the human experience. Starting as technical challenges and investigations into the process of blacksmithing, new forms and process become illuminated, and new sculptural ideas tend to follow. More often then not, this leads to more technical challenges and the drama continues. Technique inspired by the work, and work inspired by technique.

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Disparate Mythos Movie Night

bourgeois_keyAugust 24th, 7 to 10pm

Join us for a movie night at Dimension Gallery during the ‘Disparate Mythos: Women of Sculpture’ show. ‘Disparate Mythos’ features 13 different women sculptors featuring metalwork, ceramics, mixed media, textiles and wearable sculpture. The common thread is the female experience and reflecting one’s story using dimensionality.

In honor of this beautiful display of powerhouse lady artists, we are showing the documentary, “Louise Bourgois: The Spider, The Mistress, and The Tangerine.” This 2008 documentary details her process, shows the artist in her studio and with her installations, and brings to light her inspirations. “Bourgeois reveals her life and work to be imbued with her ongoing obsession with the mysteries of childhood.”

There is a suggested donation of $5 to $10 at the door. DJ EPZ will spin records from 7 to 8:30 and the movie will start around 8:30.  We will have movie concessions, snacks, and beer for sale as well. We have seating at our picnic tables, but if you’d like something more comfortable, please bring a cushion or a chair.

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Disparate Mythos: Women of Sculpture

whitegirlbeigegirlgreygirlOpening Reception, August 5th from 7 to 10pm

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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Circumnutation, An Exhibition of New Work by Colin McIntyre

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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

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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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