Gold and Shadow

New work by Nick Schnitzer

multi-pupose-ladderGold 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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The Paved Garden

cyclicabundance-pavedgarden-4In collaboration with Big Medium and the EAST Austin Studio Tour, Dimension Gallery is allowing the stunning sculptural work that lives inside the four walls to explode into the outside. The space, which was originally an industrial food manufacturing plant from the 50’s, boasts a large outdoor paved space with a vintage industrial awning. On November 12th, the outdoor space will be filled with large scale sculpture from various heavy hitting artists, heavy being the key word. This once barren industrial complex will be transformed into East Austin’s only large scale curated sculpture garden, The Paved Garden. Visitors will be able to see the works seven days a week at any time on this busy intersection Springdale and Airport. Thanks to core funding from the City of Austin Cultural Arts Division, the installation will be a major destination for Austin art lovers and visitors from all over.  

The Paved Garden: Opening November 12, 2016 at 11am on the first day of EAST and closing September 30, 2017

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

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Cyclic Abundance

14963377_10211033339700063_5701572368241118866_nIndoors at Dimension Gallery, Cyclic Abundance, will fill the gallery space. Cyclic Abundance is a reflection on the temporal shift of the seasons, the process of decay giving way to renewed life. The 2016/2017 Dimension Fellowship Artists will each create a piece for this collaborative group show to celebrate the changing seasons, the shared artistic space, and the EAST Austin Studio Tour. The Dimension Fellowship program is unique in that these eight represented artists are provided space for two solo exhibitions, a $5,000 grant from the City of Austin Cultural Arts Foundation, and assistance with promotion and business development. This aspect of Dimension Gallery distinguishes its model from normal commercial galleries by showcasing new work while also financially aiding artists.

Cyclic Abundance Open Gallery Hours: November 12th, 13th and 19th and 20th from 11am to 6pm

Closing Celebration Music Night sponsored by Church of the Friendly Ghost: November 19th at 7pm

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Cloaked Identity: Art of the Mask

shapiromask-3aOctober 6th – 23rd

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. 

Featured artists include:

Ana Aguilar
Valerie Chaussonnet
Niv Cohen
Emily Coleman
Grant Kreizenbeck
Jasmine Johnson
Sarah McFadden
Dennis McNett
Marianne Levy
Corinne Loperfido
Scott Rolfe
Lucien Shapiro
Alyssa Taylor Wendt
Dana Younger

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 through 23rd. The work will be available for viewing by appointment until October 31st. 

“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.” – Oscar Wilde

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The Collector: New Work by Haley Woodward

the collectorSeptember 8th – 25th

“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: Women of Sculpture

Disparate mythos flyerAugust 5th – 21st

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 Wendt

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

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department and Big Medium.

Photo of ‘White Girl, Beige Girl, Brown Girl’ by Gingi Statman


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Lullabies and New Language: New Work by Terra Goolsby

Lullabies and New language flyerJuly 7th – 24th

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.

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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Circumnutation: New Work by Colin McIntyre

June 16th -27th

Circumnutation flyerGallery co-founder and local sculptor Colin McIntyre makes his Dimension debut with ‘Circumnutation’ opening June 16th.

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 site specific sculpture include Arboreal Passage at the Austin Nature and Science Center and Emergence, a Texas Biennial Award, currently on display in Art on the Llano. 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 producing solo exhibitions sponsored by the COA Cultural Arts Division and co-founding Dimension Gallery.

His work seeks to imbue a semblance of life in the medium that contrasts with its cold rigidity. Many of his pieces depict plant-life and organisms that may seem both alien and familiar at the same time. His imagined life forms stand as a counterpoint to taxonomy, our attempt to categorize and quantify life on earth.

Opening Reception – June 16th from 7 to 10pm

Gallery Hours – June 18th, 19th, 26th, and 27th from 12 to 6pm

Photo Credit: Matt Conant

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Hexapoda, a solo exhibition
by Colby Brinkman

May 12th – 29th

hexapoda flyerHexapoda 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.  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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Locus, a solo exhibition of new work by Alejandra Almuelle

Open April 7th – 24th

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA 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 will be on view during the opening reception on April 7th from 7 to 10pm and the gallery hours on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 to 6pm April 9th through 24th.

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