The Moment before a Pause: Narrative Translations
Opening Reception: Friday, February 16, 7-10p
Exhibition: February 17-March 17, 2018
Hours: Saturdays, 12-5p or by appointment
As a culture we are bombarded by images.
We live visually, digesting imagery from various media in addition to real life encounters, both public and private. I’ve noticed how much of our cultural life exists in virtual reality, a hologram.
Taking a note from this holographic experience and my love affair with technology, I have crafted screenshots of cinematic stills and my own photos into digital drawings. From these digital sketches I begin the work of distilling content into the physical expression of painting.
I use technology as a means to viscerally push images back into the hand.
It is my experience that as a culture we are lonely for the touch of real objects. Long live actual paint.
My current body of work invites the viewer into a work of both intimate and public responses that my characters’ experience. In turn, both the painted figure and viewer bear witness to a particular yet open ended story.
Cheryl Finfrock is a native Texan from Dallas, and a San Francisco transplant presently painting in Austin. She has enjoyed traveling and exhibiting in New York City, the West Coast, and in several European cities, including Berlin, Paris, and Sofia.
A Trinity University graduate in both art and literature, she explores the figure in its awkwardness, anonymity, and universality, creating a narrative steeped in the tradition of Texas storytelling.
Please join us to celebrate the opening of Rachel Wolfson Smith’s completed public art commission!
Rachel was commissioned by AIPP as an artist-in-residence to create permanent artwork for Austin Fire Department (AFD) that reflects their mission to create safer communities. This exhibition features the six artworks that will be installed at six Austin fire stations, as well as ink-wash drawings that were created during her residency.
Opening reception: January 20, 2-4pm
Exhibition on view: January 27, 12-5pm and by appointment with Pump Project
Swing State: Cody Bubenik
Opening Reception: Friday, January 5, 7-10pm
Exhibition: January 5 - 13, 2018
Hours: Saturdays, 12-5pm or by appointment
Swing State is a collection of drawings, paintings, and sculptures that spans two years. It includes reflections and reactions to the changing culture, political, and geographical trends that make up the state in which I live. These observations are broken up into two series: Red State and Blue State. Shown together, they represent one of the most rapidly changing periods of our cultural history.
Cody graduated with a B.F.A. in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin. His work focuses on the intersections of politics, storytelling, and cultural image making. Since graduating, he dedicates his time to observing Texas culture and how it impacts the world.