March 23–April 28
2024

Field Patterns and Test Recordings is a series of unscripted color photographs by Bill McCullough, spanning twelve years, 2008 to 2020.

March 24—April 28, 2024
Visiting hours Thursday–Sunday, 2-6pm

Artist Run Club, Wednesday, April 3, 6:30am.

Bill McCullough performs with Barry Stone & Mountains in Stars, Thursday, April 11, 4pm, part of Fusebox 2024.

Artist Talk and Happy Hour, Sunday, April 21, 4-6pm.

Closing Reception with performance by Knife in the Water, Sunday, April 28, 4-6pm.

Shot in bars, homes, subways, streets, and dances, these are not impersonal street photographs, McCullough has been allowed to each shoot by smile or nod. His camera is never hidden. Not photojournalism, McCullough keeps faith with the people he photographs. The candid details divulge nothing.

Before photography, McCullough was, and still is, a pedal steel player. The images have a music. McCullough uses illumination like recording studio microphones, finding or positioning light to balance layers of a composition like sounds in a room. Light is listening. The photos are complex with color harmonies, each realized in a shutter click akin to a clear note in the space between beats.

In the gallery McCullough arranges the prints as intimate geometries. Sequence and interplay between the photos suggest narrative patterns and under-stories, human truths beneath the surface of consciousness.

A review by Meher Qazilbash at Glasstire

Email to request a checklist of available prints.

Night Walk
archival pigment print
22×33 in, edition 4
17×25.5 in, edition 4
Blue Sky
archival pigment print
30.7×46 in, edition 4
22×33 in, edition 4
17×25.5 in, edition 4

Bill McCullough is a self taught, American photographer based in Austin, Texas. His work has been published in The New York Times Magazine, New York Times Lens Blog, New Yorker Magazine, New York Magazine,National Geographic, Virginia Quarterly Review, Rangefinder Magazine, Spot (Houston Center of Photography), Photonews in Germany, Lensculture, Photo District News, and other publications.

In 2008, his work was purchased for the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and in 2011 for the Portland Art Museum. His solo exhibitions include shows at Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, OR, and SRO gallery at Texas Tech University. He has also participated in several group shows in the U.S., France, China, Russia, Malaysia, and Czech Republic.

He has won several awards including being chosen as a Fotofest Discovery in 2012, First place at the International Festival of Photography Photovisa IV in Krasnodar, Russia in 2012.

McCullough plays pedal steel as part of Knife in the Water, the beloved Austin dark-wave country combo.

NADA Miami
Dec 5–9, 2023

Northern–Southern presents a suite of new paintings by Michelle Marchesseault, an explication on apocalypse and its souvenirs.

A pleasure city topples at the edge of a deluge. An exalted aura is crowned in laurels of pasta. A shelf of novelties swelters under pendulous sacks of full oranges. A conspirator in a neo-Roman moment is spied from above. Visions of release summon themselves, warm and shimmering.

Visit us at Booth D304.

Email hello@northern-southern.com if you would like a preview, and we’ll send you one.

Victory, 2023, vinyl paint on linen, 42¼  x  32 inches
Nov 12 – Dec 17
2023

opens Sunday, November 12

Deep quiets made solid and real. Zoo-like geometries breathe—beings equally shape and spirit.



Lit works alone and without computers. The work in Others she patiently built over two years: skeletons of wood, muscle of foam, tissue of paper clay. The forms are painted with acrylic and oil, adorned with feather-feelers of plastic or scales of dyed resin. Some sculptures are the size of rabbits. Others loom like growing trees, or coil, undulating with color.

Not to be missed.

November 12–December 17, 2023

“Others” installation view — photo by Tyeschea West
September 15–October 15
2023

Lauren Moya Ford
Evan Horn

Lauren Moya Ford guides watery ink fields into candid invocations of memory, spirit, womanhood, and the body.

Evan Horn sculpts with clay dug from Texas riverbeds. Hand-shaped ceramic forms twist like vessels imitating liquids.

Ancient springs still flow.

Read Caroline Frost’s review of The Source in Glasstire (link).

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Performance
Headfull of Bees (aka Mikki Gibson)
Sunday, October 15, 4pm

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For a checklist of available works, email (hello@northern-southern.com).

Press Release [pdf]

Evan Horn
Lauren Moya Ford
Jun 10–25
2023

Amy Scofield
Ann Armstrong
Ash Duban
Christos Pathiakis
Giampiero Selvaggio
Given McClure
Hannah Spector
Jesse Cline
Leon Alesi
Phillip Niemeyer
Rachael Starbuck
Sterling Allen
Tammy West
Ted Carey

FROM revisits Northern–Southern’s pandemic outdoor exhibitions continuing where TOOO left off now that the pandemic has been declared over.

What does this wild art mean now, in a New Austin too quick for memory?

Artwork will be dispersed outside across the city of Austin. Inside the gallery connected work is arrayed as a map of the City.

VISIT
Gallery hours: Thursday-Sunday, 2-6pm, June 10-25th.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Artist Run Club FROM Run: Mueller
Friday, June 16
6:45am—meet at the Giant Spider Sculpture
7 am—run

A casual 5k to see work by Hannah Spector in Cherrywood and Phillip Niemeyer in Seabrook. We’ll meet at the Giant Spider Sculpture at in Mueller off Berkman near Manor. There should be plentiful and free street parking. Phillip will be on the run and will talk about the work.

Artist Happy Hour:
Tammy West & Amy Scofield
Friday, June 16
4pm at Northern-Southern

A talk with two prolific wild artists, both based in Austin. Amy and Tammy each make art constantly as they roam, from the things and in the places they encounter. They will talk and visit.

Artist Walk with Christos Pathiakis
Saturday, June 17
10am meet at the Spyglass Trailhead of Barton Creek

Christos will lead us on a tour to his installation: seven lantern slide portals in the banks of the creek. Cold drinks and ice coffee served from a cooler. We’ll meet at 10am, and walk to the site at 10:30am.

Artist Happy Hour:
Rachael Starbuck, Jesse Cline, Hannah Spector, & Christos Pathiakis
Saturday, June 17
4pm at Northern-Southern

Rachael and Jesse are two of the three founders of Partial Shade, organizing wild, outdoor art, pre-pandemic and now. Hannah Spector, a conceptual artist, has a knack for searing a moment with an image-action. Christos Pathiakis shows underground tunnel installations internationally. They will talk about their work and whatever else.

Artist Run Club FROM Run: Highland
Tuesday, June 20
6:45am–meet at Reznicek Fields, off St. Johns near North Lamar
7 am—run

We’ll run the Highland and Skyview neighborhoods to see work by Sterling Allen and Jesse Cline. Sterling will run with us and talk about the work.

Artist Run Club FROM Run: Govalle Park
Friday, June 23
6:45am—meet at Govalle Park
7 am—run

We’ll run the Walnut Creek Trail to see work by Amy Scofield and Given McClure. Given will run with us and talk about the work.

Art x Bike:
12-mile ride to FROM sites led by Ash Duban
Thursday, June 22
7am meet at Northern–Southern

Ash will lead us on a mellow 12ish mile ride around Austin to see a lion’s share of the FROM sites. We’ll meet at 7am at Northern–Southern, ride at 7:30am.

Tillery Tree Tour led by Ann Armstrong
Saturday, June 24
8am at Flitch Coffee

Ann will take us on a Tree tour of the incredibly diverse trees living under the E. 7th St. Bridge at Tillery. Closed toe shoes and bug spray recommended. We’ll meet at 8am and walk at 8:30am.

Closing Reception
Sunday, June 25
4–6pm


Christos Pathiakis installation in the bank of Barton Creek.
Christos Pathiakis, installation in the bank of Barton Creek, 2021, 2023

May 18–21

NADA New York City 2023

548 West 22nd
2nd Floor
P22

The NADA New York city art fair is from May 18-21 at 548 West 22nd, near 11th Avenue, a block from the Highline.

We’ll be on the 2nd floor, P22, with new paintings by Michelle Marchesseault and Christine Heindl, and woven sculpture by Donya Stockton.

Christine Heindl
Michelle Marchesseault
Donya Stockton
April 12–16
2023

Prem Krishnamurthy

Department of Transformation

Prem Krishnamurthy‘s Department of Transformation is an endless work[as-play]shop. It will be in Austin for five days as part of Fusebox 2023, April 12-17.

What is the transformative potential of art? How can art & design both give and take? How can art & design create space for many voices?

Sign up at fuseboxfestival.com

Opening Night Talk – Wednesday evening at the Carver

Generosity – Thursday lunch at Kinda Tropical

Juxtaposition – Friday afternoon at Northern-Southern and the Lady Bird Lake Trail

Bumpiness – Saturday night at Ani’s Day and Night

Cook-out – Sunday day at Föda

hosted by Föda and Northern-Southern

Mar 26 – Apr 30
2023

Michelle Marchesseault

Twists and Riverscapes. Picnics in ancient places. Memories tumbled with magic. Vulnerable practices, explosions of sunlight. Change and comfort.

Green Eyes are new paintings by Michelle Marchesseault, her second solo show with Northern–Southern.

Visiting hours Thursday to Sunday, 2-6 pm.

Special events to be announced.

Michelle Marchesseault

Michelle Marchesseault

Tuesday, Mar 14
2–6 pm

Keyheira Keys
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Cranky Granny's
Kicking It ATX
RDC World
Hera Rum

“Running a business, particularly a small business takes creativity that is shown in the product, the story, and the people behind it. The first KBDB is a tribute to the art of the entrepreneur. A retail as art exhibit that showcases Austin-based businesses and highlights black culture. It blends the lines of art and consumerism and begs the question of art and how we define it for ourselves.

“In the midst of SXSW, one of the most popular times of the year for the city, we want to pay homage to that creative business owner and allow them a space to share their art with those in town.”

— Keyheira Keys

Mar 4-5
2023

Katherine Vaughn & Ryan McKerley

Woo Nerk is a scored duet performance for dance and ceramics.

Katherine Vaughn & Ryan McKerley make new work before the audience at the moment of exhibition. They collide and integrate.

Woo Nerk brings shape from earth and body. It is a celebration of creation at its instance.

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Saturday Performance, March 4
8pm

complimentary cocktails by Phillip Niemeyer
limited seating
PURCHASE TICKETS

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Saturday Rehearsal Matinee, March 4
3pm
free

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Sunday Matinee, March 5
4pm
free

Katherine Vaughn is a dancer and performance artist. Ryan McKerley is a potter. They are friends and former roommates.

Jan 20–Feb 19
2023

Alyssa Taylor Wendt
Charles Degeyter
Christos Pathiakis
Emma Hadzi Antich
Jaime Zuverza

GOING DOWN delves passage to counter places and underworlds. In painting, photography, sculpture, taxidermy, and games the artists seek to rebalance the spirit and the flesh; to synthesize myth and experience.

an art show about hell holes
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press:
Of Portals and Peepholes: Northern-Southern’s ‘Going Down’ — Barbara Purcell for Glasstire

Photos by Tyeschea West

Nov 30–Dec 3
2022

Laura Lit at NADA Miami

Northern-Southern’s first art fair. Laura Lit at NADA Miami. Email if you would like a preview, and we’ll send you one.

Laura Lit, NADA booth, in the center:
“Crumbcatcher”, 2022, wood, foam, paper, cardboard, paperclay, resin, acrylic, oil, 5’x4’x6″
Nov 11–Dec 18
2022
Virginia Fleck, Moth, 2022, post consumer can-tabs, safety pins, woven backing mounted on wooden substrate, 38” x 76” x 2”

Virginia Fleck fills the gallery with shimmers of sound and light, strings of tens of thousands of aluminum can tabs. From salvage and discard, Fleck weaves a tour de force of serenity, wonder, and peace.

photos by Tyeschea West:

SHIMMER opened 11-11 on 11:11 am.

Press Release [pdf]

Sep 23–Oct 23
2022

Brad Tucker, Transmountain

New art by Brad Tucker: cheerfully complex, savvy, optimistic, funny, reflective, and beautiful. It no longer matters what they are; they resemble painting-sculptures.

Transmountain design is italo-modern by way of El Paso. They embed critical reflections into luxurious forms, using material as grammar.

read more:
Outer Middle ‘zine [pdf]

Press Release [pdf]


photos by Tyeschea West:

Aug 11–Sep 10
2022

Drew Liverman’s new paintings are immediate and oddly refined. Thin layers of summer-intense color soak into the canvas, or float above it. The compositions breathe with yin, and sear with eye-burn emotion and thought.

The subject matter: hot doom, the joys of love, bike rides, Olaf from Frozen, Goya’s covens, and scraps of what could be something for a place to live, for a time.

Introspective, with a funny gloom, these are paintings for an infinite summer.’

email to request a list of available works

read more:
Drew Liverman: MICE ELF, AGAIN ‘zine-[pdf]

photos by Andrea Calo:

Jun 25–Jul 24
2022

Stella Alesi

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Momo
Michael W. Hall
Michelle Marchesseault
Evan Horn

spirit forms, continuous and ever-changing
& describes Alesi’s art and practice: flowing always to new forms and new reasons. Alesi works in a series:, each an era in a moment, marking the emotional time of the making. They seldom revisit a series. Alesi moves to the next one, and the next, and the next. And, and, and.

a solo show as a community
& is a Stella Alesi solo show as a community. Alesi invited four artists to contribute­—friends and those they admire from afar. All searching abstractionists, seeking to make a spirit material. Each artist balances rigor with freedom, finding the eternal in the moment of making: Momo, Michelle Marchesseault, Michael W. Hall, and Evan Horn.

email to request a list of available works

read more:
Stella Alesi & Momo, Michelle Marchesseault, Michael W. Hall, Evan Horn ‘zine [pdf]

photos by Stella Alesi:

May 13–Jun 12
2022

Matt Steinke

Matt Steinke‘s second solo show at Northern-Southern, un•verb defies the illusion of still life. Robotic musical objects chant and chat with each other in an aspirational din.

Matt Steinke’s work is—in turns and all-at-once—music, robotics, sculpture, animation, instrument building, puppetry, and computer programing. Steinke gives objects voice and identity. Mechanical sound sculptures mimic the behaviors and personalities of animals, people, plants, and machines. The objects discourse, chant, and interact in group ruminations on consumerism, morality, transcendence, ecology, health, and neurodiversity.

email to request a list of available works

read more:

Matt Steinke-un•verb ‘zine [pdf]

press:
Tyeschea West and Matt Steinke interviewed by Mike Lee on Austin Public Radio

May 19–June 18
2022

Tyeschea West was one of the principle photographers of Where is Here, photographic portraits of the people of East Austin, ages 0-100.

For Drawing Conclusions, West expands her palette. Vivacious layers of painting and photography overlay on translucent sheets. Photo-like images defy photography, each angle of viewing reveals a new way to see a human face. The title of each piece is a statement made by the real or imagined subject.

email to request a list of available works

read more:
Tyeschea West: Drawing Conclusions ‘zine [pdf]

press:
Drawing Conclusions reviewed by Barbara Purcell for Glasstire

Tyeschea West and Matt Steinke are interviewed by Mike Lee on Austin Public Radio

Tyeschea West-Naima
“I have to remember, I’m more than enough, even if most of society has been brainwashed into believing differently”, composite image showing one angle of the original.
“I have to remember, I’m more than enough, even if most of society has been brainwashed into believing differently”
“Where there is peace, happiness always follows”
Mar 25–Apr 30
2022

Rachael Starbuck‘s work imagines touch and its absence. Ceramic pots bulge like bags with soil. Brass rods lithely support the stems of living plants. The plants, nurtured by Starbuck, are descended from cuttings from her childhood home in Florida. Hand-sized and pit-fired ceramic “handholds” echo the feel of Starbuck’s holding hands as if they were yours.

Michael Muelhaupt sculptures are functional furniture. With some, he Frankensteins surplus furniture parts into witty pastiches, like a ’00s Droog designer. Other pieces lovingly tease modernism, upholstering pirated classics with white socks or Starbuck’s father’s old leather belts. Gentle startles, the sculptures are comfortable in unexpected ways.

Jesse Cline‘s sculptures are puzzles as formal meditations. Tactile, oblique, and hypnotic, the pieces are answers without questions.

FITTING is Texas late-Covid, an earth-toned punk. Subversive by being kind, gentle, crafted, warm, life-scale. Their hands make homes.

read more:
Fitting: three zines, one by each artist [pdf]

“Sit and Stay Awhile” by Lauren Moya Ford for Glasstire


Photos by Alex Boeschenstein:

Mar 13
2022

Drew Liverman
J. Johari Palacio
live painting
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Katherine Vaughn
dance

Drew Liverman and J. Johari Palacio painted live between 11am and 5pm. Katherine Vaughn danced, unexpectedly between around 3pm. Palacio also DJ’d.

The one day party coincided with the SXSW music festival. Downtown Austin was perfect and bonkers Sunday, March 13, 2022, 11am–5pm.

Food provided by Baby Greens. Drinks sponsored by Jack Daniels. Big thanks to them!

WATCH PAINT DRY was organized by Keyheira Keys and Phillip Niemeyer.