The New Beginnings Farewell Fundraiser will allow alumni, gallery attendees, the Austin arts community, donors, and all of our supporters one last time to come and visit our iconic warehouse of 13 years to say farewell to friends, artists, the building, and the pump. It will also be the closing reception for The Door by the Garden. Most importantly, we'll be raising money for our relocation costs for our new location near Riverside and Pleasant Valley Rd.
We wish to thank those that contributed in the first part of our online Fundraising Campaign, we raised over $4000! Additional funding is needed to help defray the costs of moving, build-out and furnishing the new space, and will help keep arts in Austin.
You may additionally donate online here https://pumpproject.org/support
Please RSVP via Eventbrite so we can get a better idea of how many people will be attending!
Tickets are free, suggested donation at the door.
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