THIRST on Lady Bird Lake
Check out Thirstart.org for all current information, #thirstart. THIRST will be on view through Dec. 17. We hope to illuminate the community wide discussion about water conservation in Texas!
This temporary art installation will be on view publicly for three months. Women & Their Work invited visual artist, Beili Liu, (as lead artist), Emily Little and Norma Yancey (architecture), and Cassie Bergstrom (landscape architecture) to collaborate and the project, THIRST, was created. This large scale, site specific installation is located on Lady Bird Lake. THIRST memorializes the loss of the over 300 million trees that died in recent Texas droughts. THIRST acknowledges the devastating impact that changes in weather patterns have had on Austin and also sounds a call to action for conservation and sustainability. Aldo Leopold, an early American environmentalis, said we must learn to “think like a mountain” when considering the balance of an ecosystem. THIRST seeks to help us learn to think like a drought. Please note, no City of Austin money was used to fund this project.
Call For Art: Solo Series 2014-2015
Open call for artwork entries for Women & Their Work's 2014-2015 Solo Series is live through December 18, 2013. You need not be nominated to apply. We would love to consider you for a solo exhibition. Apply today!
on view beginning Dec. 5:
Arcadian Rhapsody employs surreal imagery to simultaneously elicit feelings of uneasiness and empathy. Lanina paints and collages bizarre characters that come to life through mechanization, animation, and music. These modern gargoyle characters are made of parts that are not supposed to go together. They act out absurd situations in a somewhat blasé, carefree and humorous manner. They are projections of nonsensical events and possible consequences. The malformed features and the odd fitting of parts illustrate internalized trauma and torment while still engaging in the life-affirming celebration of power and its connection to the mysterious, the beautiful, and the sensual.