Department of Art and Art History Performance

Alumni curate and participate in Gently Fried: An Exhibition in Three Parts

Tue. May 5, 2015

los outsiders artist collective logo next to fried flour cut into text

Los Outsiders curatorial collective presents Gently Fried: An Exhibition in Three Parts. The collective includes: Jaime Salvador Castillo (BFA in Studio Art, 2005), Michael Anthony García, Robert Jackson Harrington, and Hector Hernandez.

From the press release:

At its heart, "Gently Fried" is about the rapidly changing face of Austin and the  voices that are transformed by its growth. Los Outsiders aim to foster a dialogue within the city and its art scene, to both activate voices that are part of an essential conversation and start a creative cross pollination in the scene in Austin.The main themes explored in the exhibition are change, relationships, house/home, and community.

The exhibition will be on view April 18 – June 13, 2015 and a symposium will take place on May 23, 2015.

Alumni presenting work in the exhibition include Jill Bedgood (MFA in Studio Art, 1983); Candace Briceno (BFA in Visual Art Studies, 1994); Susi Brister (BA in Studio Art, 2001); Megan Stroech (BFA in Studio Art, 2008); and James Huizar (BFA in Studio Art, 2007) and Claudia Zapata (BA and MA in Art History, 2005/2009) of Puro Chingon Collective.

Professor Michael Smith included in three day multi-disciplinary project curated by Centre for Style

Thu. March 19, 2015

white overlapping hexagonal and cube shapes on green background

Professor Michael Smith presents work in Boulevard, a three day, multi-disciplinary project curated by Centre for Style. Boulevard will take place at Gertrude Contemporary March 17–19, 2015.

Ezra Masch presents installation at Crane Arts

Mon. December 15, 2014

blurred image of drum set and people in room in front of sunny windows
Image courtesy of the artist.

Ezra Masch (MFA in Studio Art, 2012) presents an audio/visual installation at Crane Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Performances will take place December 18–20, 2014.

Michael Smith performs at Frieze London

Wed. October 29, 2014


Image courtesy of the artist and gallery Dan Gunn (Berlin)

For the Focus section of the 2014 Frieze Art Fair in London, Smith restaged his Government Approved Home Fallout Shelter Snackbar installation from 1983. The installation, presented by Dan Gunn Gallery (Berlin), is one of Smith’s most important and earliest installations and its first exhibition outside of the US.

This year’s themed section, “Live,” was organized by curators Raphael Gygax and Jacob Proctor and dedicated to ambitious performance-based installations.

Smith's performance received praise and mentions in The Art Newspaper, The Guardian, Complex, and Art Forum and was listed at the 10 of the best works at Frieze London by Artspace.

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