Women & Their Work 2018 Archive

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Benefit Bash

I Am Art
Benefit Bash
Saturday, April 14 at 8:00 PM

I AM ART is the magnificent 40th anniversary bash on April 14th for Women & Their Work to celebrate the women artists who persist by creating a place in the art world, using their own bodies and lives as inspiration and material for their work.

Please join us on Saturday, April 14, as we pay homage to these heroes at a hidden idyll in Central Austin.

2407 Harris Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

VIP and sponsor pre-party catered by Uchiko: 7 – 8pm 

Open to all ticket holders: 8 – 11pm 


Saturday, April 7 at 2:00 PM

Held in conjunction with the exhibition Paved Paradise, join us for a conversation about the suburban architecture with Julie Libersat, Scott Gleason, and R. Eric McMaster.


Friday, March 30 at 11:00 PM

CALL FOR ENTRIES

Women & Their Work seeks artists who create inventive, high-caliber contemporary art that breaks new ground or proposes innovative approaches to form and content.

Women-identifying artists residing in Texas who have not had a solo exhibition at Women & Their Work within the past ten years are eligible. Recently created work in all media will be considered.

Darkness

TalkAbout:
Darkness
Saturday, February 17 at 11:30 AM

This event is in conjunction with Gail Chovan's No Trace of Now Will Remain, which is on view in the gallery through March 1st.

Exhibiting artist Gail Chovan will discuss her work, influences and inspiration with artist Alyssa Taylor Wendt and collaborator Alton DuLaney. Also joining the conversation will be theatre-maker Sam Provenzano and chain mail designer Abe Heath.

TalkAbout is a new program that facilitates casual Saturday morning conversations with artists and the people who inspire them.

This event is free and open to the public. Coffee, drinks, and breakfast snacks provided. 

 

Printmaking & Technology

TalkAbout:
Printmaking & Technology
Saturday, February 10 at 11:00 AM

In partnership with Print Austin, artists Evelyn Contreras and Hiba Ali will discuss how technology has influenced printmaking to create a multidisciplinary art form. 

TalkAbout is a program that facilitates casual Saturday morning conversations with artists. This event is free and open to the public. Chameleon Cold Brew coffee, Quack's 43rd St. Bakery teabreads, and vodka & orange juice cocktails provided.

 


Bronx Gothic

Okwui Okpokwasili
Bronx Gothic
Sunday, February 4 at 7:00 PM

Austin Film Society is screening a documentary on 2/4 and 2/7 about Bronx Gothic, a show presented by Fusebox Festival and Women & Their Work in 2016. The film follows Okwui Okpokwasili and her family as she prepares for the final tour of Bronx Gothic. The film weaves together interviews, glimpses of rehearsals, and excerpts of the performance to create a beautiful and deeply personal portrait of an incredible artist and her process.

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No Trace of Now Will Remain

Gail Chovan
No Trace of Now Will Remain
January 20 - March 1, 2018

Associated program: TalkAbout: Darkness Saturday, February 17 at 11:30 AM - 1 PM

Inspired by the writings of Rimbaud and Victorian mourning attire, Gail Chovan gives exaggerated form to the long deceased by adorning apparitions in hyper-stylized garments and accessories from the past. Chovan uses fragments and fabrication to enshroud memories, gives form to absence and celebrates remnants as potent vehicles for resuscitation.

the Internet

TalkAbout:
the Internet
Saturday, January 6 at 11:30 AM

A conversation about art and the internet with Good Days & Bad Days on the Internet artist, Rachel Stuckey, plus guest artists Melanie Clemmons, Rachel Weil, Bug Davidson, and Sean Ripple.

Good Days & Bad Days on the Internet

Rachel Stuckey
Good Days & Bad Days on the Internet
November 18 - January 11, 2018

In Good Days & Bad Days on the Internet, Rachel Stuckey dissects the emotional pull of technology using video, site-specific projection, and custom software. Stuckey takes inspiration from 1980s computer ephemera, passionate YouTubers, and unusual content found on the deep web.

Thematically, the exhibition addresses the ways we engage with technology, including the seduction of a glossy phone and the heartache of a shattered screen, therapeutic use of "oddly satisfying" videos, dependency, fears of having personal data compromised, and obsessive repetition through memes. The work shifts tonally from parody to dark abstraction, moving from superficial web use to deep, uncharted territory.