New Work by Shea Little
About Us is an exploration of hypothetical effects our culture has on the world. This exploration is primarily concerned with the layering of human activity and extruding abstract ideas about the artifacts we are adding to the strata for future generations to unearth. Our understanding of past civilizations is expanded and redefined by examining their excavated artifacts, we too will leave a story behind that tells others about us.
The exhibition kicks off with an opening reception on August 24th from 7 to 10pm and will be open on Saturdays from 12 to 5pm from August 26th through September 30th.
Shea Little received his BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City in 2000, and in 2015 he completed an Arts Management Certificate from the Texas Executive Certificdate Program at the University of Texas at Austin. Shea co-founded Bolm Studios, Big Medium, the East Austin Studio Tour, the West Austin Studio Tour, and the Texas Biennial. He has been serving as Executive Director of Big Medium since 2007. He currently serving as board chair of the Austin Creative Alliance and as a board member of Generous Art. Shea also co-founded Cantanker Magazine, a print and online publication dedicated to weird art projects and critical conversation. He is an artist and has exhibited throughout Texas as a part of a three person collaborative group called Sodalitas. Currently Sodalitas is finishing a large scale sound project commissioned by Art in Public Places on Brazos Street in downtown Austin. This exhibition at Dimension Gallery will be Shea’s first solo exhibition as an individual artist.
Tribeza Magazine – August 2016
On Aug. 4, Art Alliance members were able to get an exclusive preview of Disparate Mythos: Women of Sculpture, an exhibit consisting of work by 13 female sculptors. Members were also able to enjoy drinks alongside Austin artists responsible for shaping the art scene in the city.
July 7th – July 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.