Women & Their Work 2017 Archive

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Austin Museum Day

Austin Museum Day
Sunday, September 17 at 11:00 AM

Celebrate Austin Museum Day at Women & Their Work, and enjoy a special game of RED DOT I SPY! 

Red Dot 2017

Red Dot 2017
September 14 - 17, 2017

Join us for the 22nd annual Red Dot Art Spree! This year, Red Dot will feature over 150 works by some of the best contemporary artists in Texas and beyond, boldface names and up and comers alike. A silent auction will offer items and services ranging from art-inspired travel getaways to gift certificates from some of Austin’s most treasured establishments. And, of course, there will be fabulous appetizers and cocktails, making this the perfect occasion for artists, collectors, and creatives to come together for a night of artistic celebration.

Red Dot Art Spree

Red Dot Art Spree
September 14 - 21, 2017

Join us for the 22nd annual Red Dot Art Spree! This year, Red Dot features works by some of the best contemporary artists in Texas and beyond, boldface names and up and comers alike.

Please call 512.477.1064 for availability of artworks. 

Pure Imagination

Micky Hoogendijk
Pure Imagination
August 3 - September 7, 2017

Women & Their Work presents the national debut of Dutch photographer, Micky Hoogendijk's, first photo book, "Through the Eyes of Others", alongside her solo exhibition, "Pure Imagination." In her exhibition, Hoogendijk, now living in LA, presents portraiture reflecting the concealed vulnerability and beauty of her subjects. Her work is characterized by sharp iconic images that reveal the power of naked emotion and vulnerability through innovative printing technologies to create images with depth and richness. She questions existence and life by exploring themes such as religion, daily life, androgyny, and mythology. 

Gravity Is Stronger Here

Jardine Libaire & Phyllis B. Dooney
Gravity Is Stronger Here
Wednesday, June 28 at 6:30 PM

Join us for a reading, presentation, and book signing of Gravity Is Stronger Here. Award-winning photographer Phyllis B. Dooney and critically acclaimed writer Jardine Libaire will present their creative nonfiction montage made from photographs, short films, and docu-poems about looking for America in America. 

Wednesday, June 28th, 6:30 - 8pm at Women & Their Work Gallery

Where You End and I Begin

Laura Lit
Where You End and I Begin
June 17 - July 27, 2017

In her exhibition, Where You End and I Begin, Laura Lit creates portraits that capture the likeness, specific expression, and telling moments of her subjects. This series of oil paintings uses chiaroscuro and realistic detail to establish attitude and anatomy. Lit draws inspiration from a variety of sources including noir film, portrait and fashion photography, the work of Renaissance and Dutch masters, Surrealism, and psychology. Her work explores the battle between her subjects’ internal and external worlds, their sexuality, and sense of isolation.

West Austin Studio Tour

Abby Bagby
West Austin Studio Tour
May 13 - 21, 2017

Join us for both weekends of WEST 2017, May 13 & 14 and 20 & 21 from 11am – 6pm. We are stop 151 on the tour! Come view Abby Bagby's latest collection of "hair sculptures" in her innovative exhibition Kingdom

Kingdom

Abby Bagby
Kingdom
April 29 - June 8, 2017

In Abby Bagby's latest collection of "hair sculptures", she unravels and explores human psychology through the manipulation of human hair within the context of assemblage. In this exhibition, Bagby clothes the human body in order to question societal and personal understandings of feminism, ambition, and beauty through the lens of women's fashion. The abject and slightly sinister use of human hair as the preferred material - and its imitation of fibers and fabrics often seen in today's notable fashion houses - attempts to reveal the intricacy and complexity of being human through disassociation, appropriation, and camouflage. 

The Bosch Bash

The Bosch Bash
Saturday, April 22 at 8:00 PM

This year, Women and Their Work's annual spring bacchanal, The Bosch Bash, is an ode to Hieronymus and his seminal 16th century triptych, "The Garden of Earthly Delights." Inspiration abounds in this colorful panoply of animated figures, fantastical animals, oversized fruit and hybrid formations! Partygoers can expect specialty cocktails; (suggested) hedonistic attire; a triptych photo booth; Elysian performance; an animalistic art auction; and more...

House of Wahala: Art Auction

Wura-Natasha Ogunji
House of Wahala: Art Auction
Saturday, April 15 at 9:00 PM

House of Wahala–meaning trouble in Nigerian pidgin–flips the script. Artist Wura-Natasha Ogunji steps in as auctioneer and audio guru Emeka Ogboh provides the evening’s soundtrack. All works come from the primary market–that is directly from artists–to you. Featuring work from over twenty-five artists House of Wahala infuses the art auction with the perfect amount of spectacle, humor and political debate. The art auction is finally fun again!

Greener Pastures

Liss LaFleur
Greener Pastures
March 11 - April 20, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 11, 7 to 9pm

GREENER PASTURES combines kitsch, objects of consumerism, and queerness to position performance and media artist, Liss LaFleur, as a cowgirl on a new frontier. Included in this exhibition are five new performances captured in photography and video, along with leather, aluminum, glass and neon sculptures. LaFleur's work often originates with the artist creating extensions of the body as props for performances to exploit how history, language, and expectations work to etch identity into (or out of) one's existence. For GREENER PASTURES, LaFleur confronts the biological, historical, and political ideologies of the cowgirl to outline a new conceptual territory surrounding sensuality, the feminist body, and the South. 

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.

Heat Loss

Liz Rodda
Heat Loss
January 21 - March 2, 2017

Liz Rodda's work involves investing found materials, primarily video, with meanings unintended by the original maker. This process begins with a broad search online and in the physical world. After developing an archive of material to work with, her role shifts from a collector to a curator of sorts. The disparate materials she collects are then paired, manipulated, and reframed to enable new interpretations.

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.