Fri. September 26, 2014
Scott Proctor (M.F.A. Studio Art, 2007) shows new work in Unmentionables at Co-Lab Projects. The exhibition will be on display September 27 – October 4 with reception on September 27. Proctor has shown his work extensively throughout Texas as well as the United States, including Austin's "20 To Watch" exhibition in 2009. Proctor is one of the founding members of MASS Gallery in Austin and continues his position there. Scott is the head of the Ceramics and Sculpture Department at Temple College, Temple, TX. He continues to maintain a studio in east Austin.
Fri. September 26, 2014
Threshold, is a new site-specific performance developed for the 2014 Nuit Blanche Toronto Festival. The performance takes place in Toronto City Hall's Council Chambers and will engage live performance and video projections edited in real time. Combining the feeling and pace of C-SPAN with the occasional up-tempo breaks featured in the five o’clock news, Smith’s video and performance persona’s overlapping narratives depict Mike and Ikki attempting to do their civic duties against the backdrop of Toronto’s legislature. Lost in their own worlds, the fumbling everyman offers a stark contrast to the ageless toddler, unmoored and eager to experience everything within reach.
Threshold is presented in conjunction with Performance Anxiety, curated by Heather Pesanti for Nuit Blanche Toronto. The performance will occur on October 4.
Wed. September 24, 2014
Clara Shin (M.A. Art History, 2006) has launched a new app/IT startup that provides a social network service for emerging artists, BBuzzArt. Shin completed a MBA after her graduate studies at UT Austin and has worked in auction houses, contemporary art galleries, and as a business consultant before starting BBuzzArt.
Mon. September 22, 2014
R. Eric McMaster presents work in An Imperfect Force at Press Street's Antenna gallery. In his work, McMaster features "themes of obedience, vulnerability, resistance, and eventual acceptance. While all of these traits are apparent in sporting events, they can also be found in societal situations; as such his work mixes both easily read, ever-insistent sport regulations and the veiled societal interactions that manipulate humanities’ natural first response."
The exhibition will be on display September 13 through October 5. McMaster will give an artist's talk on October 2.