What does this wild art mean now, in a New Austin too quick for memory?
Artwork will be dispersed across the city of Austin and beyond in the semi-public and overlooked spaces. In the gallery will be pieces derived from or connected to the works — sketches, parts, models — arrayed as a map on the floor and walls.
A print map to the sites will be available in the gallery and published as a pdf. PDF Maps with links to pins will be sent out when the show begins, Saturday, June 10. Sign up to receive a map below. You should be sent a confirmation email after signing up.
Mar 25–Apr 30
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.