Our very own Celina went to check out the newest show by Hot Grease, an all-woman art collective based out of central Texas. Here’s what she had to say:
Step right up, its HOT GREASE.
A new Texas collective blooms with a natural fervor. Caitlin McCollom, Kellen Stanley, Brit Barton, Julie Ahearn and Shannon Gowen culminate as HOT GREASE. Their introductory exhibition opened August 7th, at 210 Studios in San Marcos to a very large reception.
Each artist represents a given material and focus. The work of the collective spans photography, video, painting, sculpture and performance. HOT GREASE brings an eclectic batch of work to the surface of the San Marcos art scene.
The performance of Kellen Stanley loomed as the main attraction for the evening with four ominously lit pies center stage. Death by pie is more gruesome than delicious. Stanley’s perky performance sadly ended in her “death”, and a rather sticky crime scene. Caitlin McCollom is the founding member of the woman run collective, and casually flashes sex and sensibility through much of her work. Ahearn’s video projection summons sensation in the deep sensitivity of our fingertips. A large hand gently lifts and skims the pages of a daunting book and the viewer can‘t help feeling like the skin of those pages as each is turned and falls.
The work of all the ladies in HOT GREASE intrigue the minds- I’m very excited for future shows, and to see how this group of ladies progress as an art force. More than a women’s collective, they are a group of great artists who happen to be women (in my opinion, all the better).