2832 E. MLK, 512/477-9328
Since 1989, Flatbed Press has been creating multiple original prints of contemporary art works in collaboration with artists. Ten years later, founders Katherine Brimberry and Mark L. Smith, co-owner Gerald Manson, and architect Samantha Randall transformed a vast, bland concrete bunker on the Eastside into an exciting arts incubator with space to house not only their own operations but gallery, office, and studio space for other artists as well. The 18,000 square-foot facility is surprisingly warm, fed by the sound and feel of industrious creativity. Flatbed routinely exhibits art by present and past masters, with special attention to neglected Texas artists, and the huge printmaking shop in the back offer an enthralling glimpse at art made and in the making.
The pieces in this new show – curated by Katie Cowden
and Laurel Barickman
– speak of "female magic and strength, fortune-telling, alchemy, folklore, and old wives' tales. Fashions of a fairytale witch as a feminist icon. Scenes of eldritch empowerment. Reclaimed images of a crone. The archetype inside us all
." Here are works of beauty, if sometimes eerie beauty, by 15 artists. Among those displayed: Katy Horan
, Magda Boreysza
, Alanna Loosen
, Cam Damage
, Darla Teagarden
, Lys Santamaria
, Emily Ding
, Roshi Krautheim
, and more. Through Nov. 3. Free, but RSVP for the reception.
Over the course of two years at Flatbed, Gareth Maguire
has created an array of monotypes and monoprints, each piece a map of the moods, the music, and the surroundings that he's experienced inside and outside the studio. Reception: Sat., Oct. 20, 5-8pm.