Women & Their Work 2016-2017 Archive

Artist Talk

Liz Rodda
Artist Talk
Tuesday, February 14 at 7:30 PM

Join us, February 14th @7:30pm to hear a short talk by Liz Rodda followed by Q&A.

She will discuss her new exhibition, Heat Loss. This innovative exhibition presents new work which re-introduces the complex nature of remaking images and the instability of their meaning. Through examination of process and material, Rodda's artist talk will provide a deeper insight behind the making of Heat Loss.

Film Series: !WAR

Film Series: !WAR
Tuesday, January 31 at 7:00 PM

Join Women & Their Work for the first installment of our 2017 Film Series! !WAR, a film by Lynn Hershman Leeson, reveals how the Feminist Art Movement transformed the art and culture of our times.

Studies for Future Objects

Ana Esteve Llorens
Studies for Future Objects
November 17 - January 12, 2017

In Studies for Future Objects, Ana Esteve Llorens examines space and form through sculpture by creating an ambitious 20-foot long structure made of interlocking wooden panels that commands the gallery. In addition to defining the space, Llorens emphasizes an on-going dialog with the body by creating human sized cutout voids in the panels. Exploring ancient techniques, she also creates weavings that are hung on the wall; all made by hand on a back strap loom, they are dyed with natural pigments extracted from plants, seeds and insects. Through this process, Llorens investigates our understanding of time, place, and memory.

Neocortex Course 104: Austin Materials Marketplace

Neocortex Course 104: Austin Materials Marketplace
Saturday, November 5 at 1:00 PM

The Austin Materials Marketplace brings together businesses and entrepreneurs to create closed-loop systems in which one company's waste is another company's raw material. Calder has invited the Austin Materials Marketplace to create a pop-up marketplace within the gallery to showcase examples of the materials available on their online database and encourage a dialogue on how to reuse byproducts in Austin.

Neocortex Course 103: Wet and Wild

Neocortex Course 103: Wet and Wild
Saturday, October 29 at 1:00 PM

The City of Austin's Watershed Protection Department helps protect three species of aquatic salamander (Barton Springs, Austin Blind, and Jollyville Plateau) that occur nowhere else in the world! Celebrate these amazing creatures with art activities provided by the Watershed Protection Department and exhibiting artist, Calder Kamin.

Special guests to be announced!

Call for Entries

Call for Entries
October 7 - December 16, 2016

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 & Their Work requests applications for our 2017-2018 Solo Exhibition Series.

Plastic Planet

Calder Kamin
Plastic Planet
October 1 - November 10, 2016

Plastic is everywhere. Just how omnipresent it has become animates Plastic Planet, the ambitious new exhibition created by multi media artist, Calder Kamin. Not only just a physical object that clutters roadsides and pollutes oceans, plastic has become incorporated into the bodies of all living things. Yet nature is resilient and we all adapt. At what price remains an important question Plastic Planet examines. Kamin creates a whimsical menagerie of colorful animals made of plastic bags. The animals are playfully rendered yet that they are literally made of plastic suggests a more ominous reality.

Red Dot Art Spree

Red Dot Art Spree
September 8 - 21, 2016

21st Annual Red Dot Art Spree. In the art world, red dot means "sold".  For art lovers and party people in Austin, the Red Dot Art Spree means red-hot buys of original works of art at $750 or less and a night of creative fun at Women & Their Work.  Proceeds from Red Dot support our extensive arts education programs and year-round   exhibitions, performances and other events that we offer free to the Austin community.

Converse: Real Talk - A Spoken Word Poetry Jam

Converse: Real Talk - A Spoken Word Poetry Jam
Wednesday, July 27 at 7:00 PM

Join us for a night of inspiring and moving performances featuring Kelene Blake-Fallon, Sade Jones, Shanitra Harris, Marzai Sadler, and Sunni Soper.

Reacting to the themes presented in Ann Johnson's Converse: Real Talk, performance artists will present their work in a reflective environment.

A Guide For Touring Performing Artists

Doin' It On The Road
A Guide For Touring Performing Artists
Monday, May 9 at 6:00 PM

Are you stymied by contracts and what it takes to tour your work? This free workshop will provide information about opportunities for performing artists who are interested ready and have the capacity to tour, have already toured regionally or are want to expand touring their work. 

You will have a chance to meet other local touring performing artists, presenters from the region, National Performance Network staff, as well as receive valuable resources.

Converse: Real Talk

Ann Johnson
Converse: Real Talk
May 7 - August 18, 2016

Ann Johnson wants to have face-to-face conversation. This installation resembles an outdoor park. Visitors are invited to sit and discuss words in her tree sculptures such as Ferguson and immigration. Johnson brings her experimental process that includes intaglio on sycamore leaves, text prints, transparencies and found objects. She addresses African American genealogy, folklore and legacy. Her delicate sensitivity to texture & uniquely combined elements create moments that feel intimate while simultaneously addressing broad social issues. Johnson’s exhibit will entice and provoke.

Benefit Bash

Rose is a Rose is a Rose
Benefit Bash
Saturday, April 16 at 7:00 PM

This year’s Benefit Bash theme, Rose is a Rose is a Rose, is a nod to two early twentieth century artists: writer and art patron Gertrude Stein, who memorialized the phrase in her poem “Sacred Emily,” and Rose Sélavy, artist Marcel Duchamp’s glorious alter ego whose name is a play on the French phrase "arroser la vie," which translates to one of our favorite directives: Make a toast to life!

Artist Talks & Bronx Gothic

Okwui Okpokwasili Fusebox Performance
Artist Talks & Bronx Gothic
April 7 - 10, 2016

Okwui Okpokwasili: Fusebox Waffle Chat
Friday, April 8 from noon – 1pm
At Women & Their Work, 1710 Lavaca St.

Join us for waffles, coffee and a conversation with Okwui Okpokwasili, Annie- B Parson, co-founder of Big Dance Theater, David Neumann, founder of the Advanced Beginner Group, and Brian Rogers from The Chocolate Factory Theater, who will moderate the discussion.

Papellibrium

Orna Feinstein
Papellibrium
March 12 - April 28, 2016

Over the past nine years, Orna Feinstein has collected tens of thousands of art exhibition invitations and she has repurposed them to create her new installation, Papellibrium. Combining the cards on the floor of the gallery in swirling patterns that make powerful use of the different palettes on the cards-one side black text, the other, colorful image- Feinstein breathes new life into these humble materials. The organic, curving shapes Feinstein creates on the floor simultaneously reference a field of flowers and a cross section of vascular cambium that could be straight from a plant anatomy book. Feinstein leads viewers through the unorthodox installation and challenges notions of positive and negative space incorporating the gallery architecture itself into the work. Papellibrium calls to mind the concept of equilibrium in which all biological systems survive, co-exist, and function.

Elemental

Sally Weber
Elemental
January 23 - March 3, 2016

Join us Wednesday, March 2nd from 6-8pm for a closing reception with Sally Weber.

Sally Weber uses holographic works, video, sculpture and photography to create experiential environments. She examines ways of knowing inspired by the Archimedes Palimpsest, a 13th century codex in which 10th century Greek translations of Archimedes' geometric proofs were overwritten with Orthodox Christian prayers. Weber is interested in lost and found knowledge, the fundamental elements, alchemy and concepts of infinity. Her exploration of how formative scientific thought and spiritual thought coexist reveals a complicated inquiry into the nature of reality that continues to this day.

Alyssa Taylor Wendt

HAINT Screening Q&A
Alyssa Taylor Wendt
Wednesday, January 13 at 7:00 PM

Screening of HAINT by Alyssa Taylor Wendt and Chamber/Antechamber Productions

Compartments of Desire

Alyssa Taylor Wendt
Compartments of Desire
November 19 - January 14, 2016

Compartments of Desire features new work that explores sexuality, fetishism, power, and, naturally, desire. Using a variety of media, Wendt challenges our notions of gender and taxonomy, in work that reflects her interest in myth, ritual and interactive performance. Check out this 6 minute Artist Talk with Alyssa Taylor Wendt.