Queen of Peace – Volitant
Oy! Where to begin, where to begin? Sensory overload. I know the gallery is a large space, but that doesn’t mean you’ve got to fill it with everything you’ve got. After seeing everything once, my brain kinda just shut down. I didn’t even break it down into groups, it was just one big blur. I know there was a video playing in the back room and the side gallery focused on some very large, very explicit images, but nothing else stands out. I’m not confident if I even understand what was going on. BAD
The Singer Sucks, But… – MASS Gallery
I only caught the second half of the show. But the experience was wonderful. Sitting down, not worried ’bout hogging a set of headphones or standing in someone’s way. Who would’a thought that screening videos in a theater would be so successful? GOOD
Popular Hallucinations for the Home – MASS Gallery
I could see the connection between Michael Berryhill and Virginia Yount. Berryhill’s laser lines zipping around like the Tron lightcycles and objects’ shadowy residue, like a jump in hyper space are kinda sci-fi. As are Yount’s piles of computer trash as they begin to form computer rendering polygons. But Mira Dancy’s still-lives weren’t mixing well. The text in some of the paintings related more to the writing of Karen Davidson. I sez that only as a description, because I can’t remember what was written by either individual. NOT BAD
I’ll tell you ’bout what I sees.
Form of a comic book!
One of my peeps is up to no good. Help a brotha’ out and pre-order your copy. I know it’s supposed to be a parody of the Dark Knight (with a little hint of the man), but I can’t help noticing the remarkable similarity to Jabari Anderson’s (cool guy by the way) “The Night Rider“.
Form of a productive blog!
You can thank Dominick for naggin’ me ’bout the seesaws. I’ma do my best to catch up.
Form of a practical, yet effective cultural plan!
I started wondering ’bout Create Austin and what they’ze been up to. Nothing on their sites, so I decided to read their Task Force Reports (first PDF on this page). It took a while to read, but damn! You know, its definitely okay to call me out if I’m behind on the times. It looks like everything I’ve addressed about our city’s art scene is covered in this report. From collaborations, to residency programs, to funding sources. It’s like they was reading my mind. Or maybe I was reading theirs. YATTA! I have hope for the redevelopment of the Dougherty Arts Center. At least for me, it is being described in between the lines. I hope other, more influential individuals see that as well.
Form of an accurate timeline!
Okay. Further proof that by no means, should I be referred to as an ultimate source. Although, I may be the only one thinking that. I’ll get back to you on that. At Volitant, I saw Nancy Baker’s paintings and thought, “They look Byzantine with anachronisms thrown in.” Yet, when I went to write my review, I stuttered and thought some of the bodies looked kinda Jan van Eyck. That’s up north right? But Northern Renaissance came a little later didn’t it? Oh, well. I went with Early Renaissance just to be safe. Then I read somewhere describing her work as Medieval…
I probably wouldn’t make a good art historian.
I”ll tell you ’bout what I sees.
AIPP joins in the money giving party (ok technically, its not AIPP. I just heard it from them).
The City of Austin Cultural Arts Division is launching two new Cultural Funding Programs that focus on community collaborations and programming. The new “auxiliary” programs are currently accepting applications from nonprofit arts and cultural organizations. Austin City Council approved the new programs on Aug. 30.
The Community Collaborations Funding Program – up to a maximum $10,000
The Community Initiatives Funding Program – up to a maximum $3,000
Let’s not forget the $30,000 Texas Prize getting ready to be announced at Arthouse.
Found out too late about Texas State’s screening of Art:21
Haven’t heard about how AMOA’s participating.
But I did find screenings next week on UT campus.
If its Hispanic Heritage month, then why are the ladies getting all the attention?
Femme Fantastique @ Volitant
Panel celebrating 30 years of WTW
JIll is looking for some performance art help for this Saturday’s opening.
A new arts collective, Austin Video Bee, throwing a fundraiser
Hey, MASS is back.
Halloween activities at Umlauf and the Austin Enchanted Forest.
Calendar is looking healthy, check it out.
I’ll tell you ’bout what I sees.