After years of exhibiting work in a Bolm Road warehouse that it had renovated to provide affordable studio space for artists, the nonprofit art collaborative known as Big Medium – best known for helping promote contemporary art across the city and state through the annual East and West Austin Studio Tours and the juried Texas Biennial – was invited to consult on a nearby development called Canopy, a three-building complex of artists' studios, galleries, offices, and other creative outlets. In Building 2, the creative powerhouse claimed one of the high-ceilinged spaces for itself as a sister space to Big Medium at Bolm, and it's a good spot to catch work by some of the rising stars on the local art scene.
's new show – based on family history and relationships, domesticity, and personal loss and tragedy – explores the entanglements of intimacy via videos and photographs. Through Oct. 7.
The boundary-breaking trio
begins a new season with this concert of work by four composers – Rick Burkhardt
, Jason Federmeyer
, Michelle Lou
, and Laura Steenberge
– who earned their doctorates in the Golden State. Experience the Big Medium Gallery
as you never have before, as the three pioneers unleash a flow, a barrage, a complex manifestation of sounds
that only the sonically savant can imagine. Sept. 29-Oct. 1. Fri.-Sun., 8pm. $15.