A good week for art!

In the last week, Kelly O’Connor’s beautiful and interesting show opened here at the gallery, the Landmarks program at UT introduced two new Sol LeWitt pieces at The Bill & Melinda Gates Computer Science Complex & Dell Computer Science Hall, and Nina Katchadourian flew through town.


Last Resort, Kelly O’Connor
In view: Monument (EPCOT), Twirl, Untitleds (Endless columns), Ruin

O’Connor presents a multimedia exploration of geometry, organics, color fields and environment. Stand inside the geodesic dome and see the reflection of hexagons that emanates from the gold paint-dipped wasps’ nests onto the found image collages on the wall. How many sides do you see and can you name the movie the haunting soundtrack comes from? O’Connor’s show will be up until May 9.


Sol LeWitt‘s pieces on campus provide the fabulously-structured new computer sciences building with a little aesthetic counterpart, in a poetic pairing befitting of the center for analytics and logistics. LeWitt, a minimalist and conceptual artist, died in 2007 leaving thousands of “wall drawings” and geometric puzzle structures. 


Wall Drawing #520: Tilted forms with color ink washes superimposed

The wall drawings inside the computer sciences building were created by local artists following a very detailed set of instructions, as is the case for all of LeWitt’s wall pieces, down to the order in which the colors are applied to the wall with what kind of brush. Outside the front entrance at 24th St. and Speedway, a circular, concretestructure invites the public to touch and sit and rest among the carefully constructed spires, also by local masons following an instruction guide. These collaborative, integral pieces complement the computer sciences architecture and function and are an impressive addition to the Landmarks collection. 


Buckleheads, from Seat Assignment


Lavatory Self-Portrait in the Flemish Style, from Seat Assignment

As part of the welcoming events for the pieces, Veronica Roberts, the new curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Blanton, gave a dynamic and engaging lecture about LeWitt’s process. Roberts ended by tying LeWitt’s inclination to use whatever materials best fit a project to contemporary artist Nina Katchadourian, who had just given a talk to students.

Katchadourian’s art has made a few rounds in the Facebook meme world with her Lavatory Self-Portraits in the Flemish Style, for which she spent hours in airplane bathrooms dressing herself quite convincingly with paper towels and toilet seat covers. Katchadourian, realizing she was spending more time on airplanes than in the studio, just turned the airplane into a studio, using only materials provided on the airplane, from foodstuffs to Sky Mall and taking photos with  her iPhone. The entire body of work, called Seat Assignment, includes videos, landscapes, and portraits. Katchadourian’s solution to being a traveling, working artist does truly push the boundaries of studio process! Rumor has it Katchadourian spent some time at testsite, though there’s no word yet on what has come of it…

Here’s to another week full of some art inspiration! 




About Women and Their Work Gallery

Known for its pioneering spirit, embrace of artistic innovation, and commitment to Texas audiences and artists, Women & Their Work Art Space is a one of a kind statewide non-profit organization. Voted “Best Gallery” numerous times in the Austin Chronicle Readers Poll, Women & Their Work Gallery showcases exhibitions of contemporary art throughout the year and presents performances, readings, film screenings and educational outreach programs.
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