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

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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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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The Fear Collecting Ritual by Lucien Shapiro

One Night Only – July 14th at 7pm

aphonic-mask-shapiro-roberts-72dpiAcclaimed 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.

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Dimension at Art City Austin

Friday, April 29, Saturday, April 30, & Sunday, May 1, 2016

DANA_YOUNGER_Melted_Army_MenWe are delighted to announce that Dimension Gallery will be featured as part of the Art City Austin festival this year.  We will have an indoor booth with works from Colin McIntyre, Alejandra Almuelle, Colby Brinkman, and Haley Woodward.  In addition to our indoor space, we will also be installing an outdoor exhibit in front of the Palmer Events Center.  These large-scale sculptures will draw from the bodies of work of Dana Younger, Haley Woodward, Colin McIntyre, and Nick Schnitzer.

The Palmer Event Center

900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin TX 78704
Friday, April 29; noon – 10pm, Collectors Reception: 6pm – 7:30pm & Art City Reception: 7:30pm – 10pm // Saturday, April 30; 10am – 6pm // Sunday, May 1; 11am – 6pm
See the photo gallery below for shots of our outdoor and indoor exhibition….

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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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