Adreon Denson Henry
Amanda Julia Steinback
David R Head Jr
photographed by Bill McCullough
Installed across the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, CARRY ONS was a show of contemporary Texas art and design. In small cases lining the concourse, were displays of art/design objects small enough to be toted under a seat or in an overhead compartment. In some instances, the objects could themselves be considered luggage (sacks, baskets, skateboards). Posters accompany the objects as advertisements for non-commercial, often oblique, thoughts.
In two large display cases on opposite sides of the concourse, Mike Reddy and Lisa Choinacky installed twenty-plus feet long drawings on the experience of travel. Mike Reddy’s Between Gates is a warm observation of the commuter crowd. Lisa Choinacky’s Air Routes is a set of ten connected ink drawings, visualizations of human-scale jet streams.
Before the closing, Bill McCullough photographed the show focusing not on the art as much as the travelers who stopped to look.
CARRY ONS was curated by Phillip Niemeyer & Rachel Freeman with Audrey Molloy of ABIA. Design and Installation by Phillip Niemeyer, Cory Hurless (ABIA), Audrey Molloy, Allie Mattson and Ethan Lee Odness.