"...On Sat., July 21, MASS Gallery brings to a close its 5 1/2-year run at 507 Calles, but don't think this 12-year-old Austin arts collective is going away for good. It's just going a little farther east, and you can help it get there if you show up for its farewell party/auction/fire sale 3-9pm...."
"...In the midst of a multi-weekend studio tour wherein Eastside artists invite you into their places of work and respite, MASS Gallery is continuing the 11-artist group show "Staycation: thresholds," the first exhibition at MASS's new location. The show invites the viewer into points of creation, though through the gallery, not the studio..."
"..."Mons Dew" feels like a natural extension of Albarn's Plastic Beach. The exhibition at MASS Gallery intends to "confuse, illuminate, and delight the senses" through sculpture, painting, and video work from five artists: Patrick Berran, Melissa Brown, Andy Coolquitt, Stacy Fisher, and Shara Hughes..."
"...Starting tomorrow (Friday, April 19) and running through May 4, MASS Gallery will transform its white-walled space into a public-access television studio...."
"...They wield the weapons of design to do so, considering the narratives told and passed along in terms of visual associations and phrases. What results is "Regional Fictions," a gallery/classroom that challenges the viewer to unlearn and relearn..."
"...The second moment is a bizarre video piece, Holograms, by Candice Lin. The video takes up its own darkened corner of the gallery..."
"...In this case, I am moved by Forster's willingness to complicate the common perception of American suburbs which, at least in the last few decades, has been one of disdain. It's easy to intellectualize the shortcomings of suburban sprawl, but in reality, as with most human endeavors, it is a far more complex – and far more interesting – matter than it may at first appear. "Richard Forster: Levittown"Lora Reynolds Gallery, 360 Nueces #50, 512/215-4965www.lorareynolds.com Through Nov..."
"...Upon entering the gallery, the viewer is confronted with the visceral mixed-media collage work of Christine Garvey. With titles like Scab, Mouth, and Strip, it's hard not to feel that the saturated, pink-hued works are bodies cut open and laid bare..."
"...Ryan Montgomery's oil painting Buttermilk Pie probably shouldn't interest me as much as it does, but even before I saw it in person, the image in the catalog for "The People's Gallery 2017" caught my attention. It's relatively simple: a photorealistic dish of mostly consumed buttermilk pie and a metallic spoon sit on what appears to be a buttermilk pie-themed tablecloth..."
"...Swec may have orchestrated the process, but ultimately she, and her collaborators, were at its mercy. That is as it should be. “Jana Swec: Congitopia”grayDUCK Gallery, 2213 E..."
"..."Well, it started in the old space, where we wanted to invite artists to have a residency in our studios with no AC during the summer. Literally, a hot box," laughs MASS Gallery founding member Jules Buck Jones as he recalls how the gallery's budding residency program was first discussed..."
"...The remainder of the works will be installed over the next five weeks. Check www.massgallery.org regularly for the latest news on what's up where...."
"...The countdown to Austin's annual hybrid arts hootenanny began in earnest Tuesday night when Fusebox Festival Artistic Director Ron Berry announced the lineup for the 2013 edition at MASS Gallery. On the bill: dance by Deborah Hay, music by line upon line, theatre by Action Hero, and film by Peat Duggins...."
"...Unfortunately, it is a reality that many galleries in Austin have had to face. There are always unique compounding factors, but Austin's lurching market continues to apply undue pressure to the decision-making of art organizers and gallery management..."
"...Solo Gallery Exhibition..."
"...MASS Gallery, 507 Calles, #108 www.massgallery.org Through Feb. 15..."
"...The structure now known as the Jones Center, located at the corner of Seventh & Congress, has been a part of Downtown since 1851, when it was young Austin's first three-story brick building. A multimillion-dollar makeover in 2010 created an open space with multiple galleries at street level, a massive main gallery on the second floor, and a 5,500-square-foot rooftop deck for film screenings and community events..."
"...If you're impressed by the sculpture suspended from the main dining room's ceiling at Mettle, Bridget Dunlap's new restaurant in the southwest corner of the refurbished warehouse complex at 507 Calles, you could walk across the wide hall to East Side Glass Studio and see what other wonders the artist Leigh Taylor Wyatt has created. You might have to scoot around a cluster of people in that art-filled gallery, though, because folks have crowded over from a beer tasting at the popular Hops & Grain Brewery just a little farther down the concrete-floored walkway..."
"...Solo Gallery Exhibition “Anthony B. Creeden: Cacti and Semaphore,” grayDUCK Gallery “Bucky Miller: Grackle Actions,” Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum “Claude van Lingen: Timekeeper,” Co-Lab Projects “Larry Bamburg: BurlsHoovesandShells on a Pedestal of Conglomerates,” UT Visual Arts Center “Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons: Notes on Sugar,” Christian-Green Gallery “Rachel Stuckey: Good Days and Bad Days on the Internet,” Women & Their Work “Raul Gonzalez: Doing Work,” grayDUCK Gallery..."
"..."Julie Moon and Rick Mansfield: Green Zone"MASS Gallery, 507 Calles #108 www.massgallery.org Through Dec. 13..."