Hollis Hammonds questions consumerist culture, depicting complex accumulations of objects frequently expressed as the debris piles resulting from natural and man-made disasters. Her current work, including large-scale drawings and found object installations, is derived from what she terms the “collective consciousness”. Gleaning images from the Internet and objects from street corners, she reconstructs her own childhood memories. Hammonds’ Blanket of Fog is at once a personal story, a conjured memory, and a projected social fantasy.
Michelle Ellsworth: Fusebox Festival
Two Nights Only!:
Women & Their Work in conjunction with the Fusebox Festival, is proud to present Michelle Ellsworth's new work, Preparation for the Obsolescence of the Y Chromosome, at the Ground Floor Theater (979 Springdale Rd, 78702). Two night's only, Wed. April 8, 7pm and Friday April 10, 7pm. Free with your RSVP to the Fusebox Box Festival.
Preparation for the Obsolescence of the Y Chromosome attempts to prepare (both on a micro and macro level) for the end of men. Simultaneously committed to conservation and archival efforts, Ellsworth works in the tradition of folklorist Alan Lomax. Using web technology, replacement apparatus (including a male gaze simulator), choreography (including gratitude-inspired token gestures), and the latest data from the Whitehead Institute at MIT, this work both combats and fuels rumors about the implications of the Y Chromosome’s reputed shrinkage.
IGNITE THE NIGHT 2015 Benefit Bash
We invite you to help us continue our creative work by supporting our IGNITE THE NIGHT 2015 Benefit Bash like these fine Sponsors. This year, Kim and Tim Dowling will host us in their beautiful central Austin home on Saturday April 18th from 7-10pm. This smart and dazzling place inspires us not only visually with its remarkable design and vibrant art collection, but also functionally as it produces most of its own power through the use of solar energy. Our spring benefits are also known for their energy (deemed the Best Art Fundraiser by Stephen Moser of the Austin Chronicle and Gatsbyesque by Michael Barnes in the Austin American-Statesman) and this night will be no exception.