Opening 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:
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
Opening 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.
June 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
Opening Reception, July 7th
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.
One Night Only – July 14th at 7pm
Acclaimed artist, Lucien Shapiro is traveling the country in the Fear Collecting Rituals Tour sharing his multi-part show which features a film screening and an interactive ritual. He performs in Austin at Dimension Gallery on July 14th at 7pm.
Lucien Shapiro’s art is rife with found objects, textures, cast forms, manipulations, raw substances, oddities and personalities. Treating forgotten objects and memories as treasure, he creates a kingdom under which new life is born through sculpture. Austin McManus of Juztapoz Magazine remarks, “His work (is) relatable and relevant, futuristic but still very archaic. It shows evidence of a human touch.” According to Art Enthusiast, “For Shapiro, masks, vessels, and the rituals they are used for may provide a personal, but always aesthetic shield from realities, as well as a context perhaps to process and review the at times chaotic, upending life events, and what they offer in the form of lessons, experiences, and memories of the bearer’s life path.”
His recent body of work will debut in Austin in July. The show starts with a screening of a new, three-part short film entitled The ANALECT Rituals. Created in collaboration with Shaun Roberts and scored by Edison, the film is a creative expression of “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.” Exploring a symbolic loss of speech, hearing, and sight, the film stars Lucien Shapiro and features his artfully crafted masks. As each of the senses is lost, a different mask is worn, and the wearer goes on a quest for understanding in an attempt to regain what was lost.
The performance then commences with the candles of the mask being lit. During this time Shapiro asks participants to enter the circle of light, write down their greatest fear on provided strips of wooden papyrus bark and then place it in the Relinquishing Fear Vessel. The Fear Ritual symbolizes one’s ability to relinquish the doubt and despair that prevent us from conquering and moving forward on our personal journeys.
Colin McIntyre, the gallery’s co-founder reports, “We wanted to host Shapiro’s performance because his sculptural work embodies both the aesthetic and the methodical craftsmanship we aim to ferret out. We are honored to premiere his work in Austin.”
For more information on the artist and the Fear Collecting Rituals Tour, please visit www.lucienshapiro.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/lucien.shapiro.