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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Birth : Rebirth, Elemental Origins – Photo Album

First collaborative group show a success!

Austin, 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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