Women of WEST Go East
Cloud Tree Studios & Gallery, 3411 E. 5th St.
Opening Reception: Friday, May 3rd, 6-9 PM
On view: Saturday, Saturday May 4th, 12-4p PM
A pop-up exhibition curated by Laura Lynn Johnson featuring artists in stand-alone studios participating in the WEST Austin Studio Tour. Postcards with featured artists' WEST locations will be available on site.
Participating artists include:
Nora McMillen Burke
Laura Lynn Johnson
Hallie Rae Ward
Greetings from the summer interim period! It's been almost four months since the doors at 702 Shady Lane officially closed. Since then we have been planning and preparing for the move into the new space at 1600 Pleasant Valley Road. The new space isn't ready yet so Pump will be sharing a temporary structure with neighbors Almost Real Things on site of the new location.
We are excited to have you out, visit after the interim and to host the following exhibiting artists:
Aria Brownell (562)
Maggie Kleinpeter (561)
Jeffrey Lara (656)
Kirsten Lofgren (560)
Michelle Rahbar (564)
Beth Shapiro (563)
Thank you to our donors, community and artists for the support in this interim period. We are excited about the future of Pump Project and all the opportunities we will have in the new location. However, we know many have questions about why we had to relocate from our old space at 702 Shady Lane. To learn more about the relocation, read this brief overview.
The Door by the Garden
Opening Reception: Friday, June 1st 7-10 PM
Exhibition: June 1 - 23
Gallery Hours: Saturdays, 12-5p or by appointment
For over a decade, the bright yellow warehouse has been home to Pump Project where rotating exhibitions have welcomed contemplation, experimental practice and community. Pump is overjoyed to present The Door by the Garden as the last show held in the space. Exhibition contains mature content which may not be suitable for children. Discretion is advised. A family friendly closing party will take place post exhibition.
We strip out of our hides and run wild.
Wet and bare skin rubbing against one another.
We devour ourselves and each other.
Our pelts, abandoned and willfully discarded, hang from the ceiling.
Eat us, eat from us.
They enter through the exit and run out through the entrance.
Water floods the tunnel where nothing grows.
This water that does not wash.
Let me have you, let me eat you.
Big Chicken & Baby Bird
Nat Bradford and Tsz Kam are a two-person collective working in Austin, TX. They have been collaborating on projects together since 2015. Both received a BFA in Studio Art 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