ARTBASH at native hostel

ARTBASH at native hostel

 

ARTBASH at native hostel; November 10th, 2017

ARTBASH, Art Alliance Austin’s BIGGEST membership drive and fundraiser of the year, returned in 2017 to Native Hostel in East Austin. This event helped kick-off the East Austin Studio Tour on Friday, November 10th with the venue open to the public for the first weekend of EAST.

Art Alliance Austin teamed up with Big Medium to create an exhibition and lounge at Native Hostel. This was a unique destination for art enthusiasts, artists, and gallerists. Art Alliance Austin commissioned eight local artists to create new works that explored the idea of intersection through immersion + mobility. This addressed the experience of being consumed and/or in the action of motion. Each piece contributed to the architecture of the space by pushing the boundaries of the viewer experience.

The Art Alliance Austin at Native Hostel exhibition featured a Happy Hour with artist talks with participating artists Teruko Nimura and Suzanne Wyss. Refreshments were provided by Stella San Jac and Chef Martin Wilda.

ARTBASH is chaired by Bryan Cady of DEN Property Group and Antonio Madrid of ICON Design + Build

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ARTISTS INCLUDE:


Olaniyi Rasheed Akindiya (AKIRASH) -Olaniyi’s work focuses on moments of time, fleeting moments that can be easily forgotten or transformed. Reflecting on rural versus urban life, the accelerated pace of development, and social infrastructure, his work explores the personal and the universal, investigating the invisible systems of power that govern everyday existence. He utilizes a multitude of techniques and materials, including re-purposed objects, which may result in mixed media painting, sculpture, installation, video, photography, sound, or performance. artwithakirash.com


Rachel K Bury -Born in Eureka, CA, lives in Austin, TX. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from Humboldt State University, she continued her education with a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate from the School of the Art Institute Chicago and a Master of Fine Art from Cranbrook Academy of Art. She has shown work at grayDUCK Gallery in Austin, Lullwood Group in San Antonio, CB1 Gallery in Los Angeles, Galerie Camille in Detroit, Cranbrook Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills, MI and Sullivan Galleries in Chicago. Her work has been published in New American Paintings MFA Annual No. 105 in 2013, NAP West No. 126 in 2016 and Peripheral Vision Arts Issue 7 Salon 2017. rkbury.com


Ted Carey -B.1984 – Philadelphia, PA. Carey received his BFA at the University of the Arts and his MFA at University of Pennsylvania. Carey works with the drastic insightfulness of an absurdist poet. His elegantly distressed objects, funny and sad and oddly exquisite, undermine varied sacred cows of culture and commerce. More, they affirm the vitality and importance of the mindful eye and heart in a world that overlooks beauty and numbs the senses.” – Matt Freedman briefbird.com


Ryan Hawk is a research-based video and performance artist whose work explores alternative forms of corporeality and embodiment. Solo exhibitions of his work have been held at The Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, The Museum of Human Achievement, as well as Art League Houston. Group exhibitions Include Grace Exhibition Space; Trestle Projects; Anthony Greaney; Perform Chinatown LA; and Pioneer Works, NY. Awards included a Traveling Fellowship from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston to pursue research at the Pitch Lake in Trinidad and Tobago; the Umlauf Prize in sculpture; and the Roy Crane Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts. Hawk received an MFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin and a BFA in Studio Art from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Ryan Hawk is currently based in Austin, TX. ryanhawk.info


Alicia Link is a visual artist living and working in Austin, Texas. She is currently an adjunct lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin. Born and raised in a suburb of Philadelphia in South Jersey. Link received her BFA in painting from Boston University and her MFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin. In 2016, she was awarded a fellowship at Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont. Link has predominantly exhibited her work in Boston and Austin, but looks forward to participating in an upcoming group show in Brooklyn, New York called ATM Cigarettes Flowers Lottery / God Bless Deli 2 at both Wayfarers and Space Heater Gallery. Her paintings and installations feature characters and narratives that invite empathy while serving as proxies for anxiety and personal desire. alicia-link.com


Manik Raj Nakra is an artist living in Austin, TX. His paintings, drawings, and installations take on the possibility of addressing the ancient world as his own. Nakra’s work applies a contemporary lens onto post-colonial anachronisms, Indian iconography, artifacts from early civilizations, religious myths and folklore in order to explore themes such as egoism, lust, and self-doubt. These themes, handled with wild colors, stark compositions, and “pop” sensibilities, illuminate the historically rooted, but contemporarily relevant narratives, paranoia, and dreams of his time and place. manikrajnakra.com


Teruko Nimura is a visual artist with a diverse multi-media practice based in Austin. She received her BFA from San Francisco Art Institute and her MFA from The University of Texas. Teruko has exhibited in the U.S. and Mexico, and has completed three temporary public art installations in the last year. She is currently a member of the ICOSA art collective, a participant in the City of Austin’s Launchpad program for public art, and one of three Austin artists featured in the 2017 TX Biennial. terukonimura.net


Suzanne Wyss grew up in the Black Hills of South Dakota, she received her BFA at the University of MN Duluth and her MFA at Indiana University Bloomington. Her installation, sculpture and performance work has been shown throughout the Midwest and as far away as Osaka, Japan. She is currently working in Austin, TX. suzannewyss.com


PERFORMANCES BY:


Olaniyi Rasheed Akindiya aka AKIRASH – Olaniyi’s work focuses on moments of time, fleeting moments that can be easily forgotten or transformed. Reflecting on rural versus urban life, the accelerated pace of development, and social infrastructure, his work explores the personal and the universal, investigating the invisible systems of power that govern everyday existence.


Meh – danced and adapted by Kelsey Oliver and Hunter Sturgis // original music by Aundre Wesley and Chip Dolan // initially choreographed by Kelsey Oliver and Zach Khoo


Montopolis performs uniquely Texan ambient classical music featuring string trio, pedal steel guitar, and piano.  Their debut album, “Music for Enchanted Rock”, will be released at a multi-media event at the North Door on Sunday, Nov 12.  With influences ranging from Bob Wills to Arvo Part, Montopolis performances have been called “stunning and “transcendent” by the Austin Chronicle.


DJ Zetroc – Homegrown in the desert of southwest Texas; Zetroc spent most days experimenting with turntables, scanning for new techniques, and mastering his skill and sound. An avid record collector and explorer, he was influenced by Dj’s such as Roc Raida, DJ AM, The Beat Junkies, & DJ Jazzy Jeff. Zetroc’s musical abilities excelled with his studies & formal training in Recording Arts at Media Tech Institute in Austin Texas. Roc has DJ’d & toured with Austin based Hip-Hop groups, MDK & Riders Against The Storm, completing 3 Tours hitting cities: Atlanta, New Orleans, Denver, Dallas, Houston & more. Throughout his early career, Zetroc has performed alongside nationally recognized artists such as: Murs, Talib Kweli, Mobb Deep, Guilty Simpson, & Funk Master Flex.


ACTIVATION ARTISTS:


Ryan Hawk is a research-based video and performance artist whose work explores alternative forms of corporeality and embodiment. Solo exhibitions of his work have been held at The Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, The Museum of Human Achievement, as well as Art League Houston. Group exhibitions Include Grace Exhibition Space; Trestle Projects; Anthony Greaney; Perform Chinatown LA; and Pioneer Works, NY. Awards included a Traveling Fellowship from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston to pursue research at the Pitch Lake in Trinidad and Tobago; the Umlauf Prize in sculpture; and the Roy Crane Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts. Hawk received an MFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin and a BFA in Studio Art from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Ryan Hawk is currently based in Austin, TX.


Matthew Shields is a Canadian born tap dancer and artist residing in Austin, Texas. After returning from a six month tour of Canada and many parts of Europe, Shields returned to Austin and joined Zach theatre for the third time, joining the cast of Singing in the Rain for the final three performances. Shields has most recently been recognized for his work with Zach Theatre in the production of Mary Poppins; directed by Dave Steakley. Shields was the lead tap dancer and part of the ensemble that won a B. Iden Payne award for outstanding work as an ensemble. Mr. Shields also appeared at Zach Theatre in the Duke Ellington musical review; Sophisticated Ladies starring Jennifer Holiday. Shields & partner Tony Merriwether received the Austin Critics Table Award for outstanding duet performance and were also nominated for a B. Iden Payne musical theatre award for their role in this production. Shields is also the Artistic Director of Hyperfeet Productions and HYPE; Hyperfeet Youth Performance Ensemble which has produced youth ensembles in Austin and Dallas, Texas.


Alicia Link is a visual artist living and working in Austin, Texas. She is currently an adjunct lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin. Born and raised in a suburb of Philadelphia in South Jersey. Link received her BFA in painting from Boston University and her MFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin. In 2016, she was awarded a fellowship at Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont. Link has predominantly exhibited her work in Boston and Austin, but looks forward to participating in an upcoming group show in Brooklyn, New York called ATM Cigarettes Flowers Lottery / God Bless Deli 2 at both Wayfarers and Space Heater Gallery. Her paintings and installations feature characters and narratives that invite empathy while serving as proxies for anxiety and personal desire.


p1nkstar, your fav electr0nic pop superstar! and/or pop queen of the post-queer-takeover future, performs futuristic multimedia live sets which include video transitions, projection mapping, hologram illusions, lights and choreographed numbers with backup dancers, outfit changes, guest performers, etc., all while singing catchy electropop songs about partying or being cute or sex! Sculptural environment will be provided by artist Sasha Fishman.


April Garcia is a multi-disciplinary artist living in Austin, Texas with a creative passion for soft sculpture and installation art. For eighteen years she has been concentrating and exploring different ways of creating with fabric. Her sewing, weaving and knotting process she has developed give her soft sculpture style a very organic-abstract feel, inspired by nature. Recently, she has returned to acting on stage at the Scottish Rite Theater on a number of shows. This has helped her explore her strengths as a performance artist and continue her journey.


Dominique Davis a creative technician that deals with light and space to create interactive installations and stage designs. I love exploring the questions of how we experience things and crafting ways for other to explore this question by using cutting edge technology. I craft these works mainly for live events and single day happenings to create intimate moments.


Nat Bradford and Tsz Kam are a two-person collective living in Austin, TX. They have been collaborating since 2015. Both received a BFA from The University of Texas at Austin. Their work centers around the experience of shifting between girlhood and womanhood within the ambiguity of gender. Their work stages fantastical scenes of domestic comfort in which objects and figures become characters with inevitable roles to play in seduction and repulsion./column]


Thank you to our Partners & Sponsors:

 
This project is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Growth & Redevelopment Services Office/Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.
 

Thank you to media donor, The Austin Chronicle.
Special thanks to Joel & Elisa Sumner.

Sponsors interested in supporting ARTBASH and Art Alliance Austin should contact Andrea Hyland, at ahyland@artallianceaustin.org


This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City  of Austin Economic Development Department.