Co-Lab Projects Presents:
Lines Composed During A Tour
Featuring Sara Vanderbeek, Andy Coolquitt, Kristi Kongi, and Erin Curtis
Co-Lab Projects @ Springdale General
1023 Springdale Rd, Suite 1B, Austin, TX 78721
Culled from a few of our favorite recent exhibitions, this selection of work focuses on materials, movement, pattern, color, and light. Each of these artists employ very different techniques, often utilizing textiles, iconography, flora, found objects, “sloppy” geometry and fabrication; but all elicit reverential humor for the commonplace and the banal objects of everyday life. Their use of color and pattern unify their collective voices while offering entry points into their individual practices. While each of the four artists pull references from a variety of sources, histories, and contexts the formal qualities of the works offer moments of connectivity and reciprocity, engaging in playful dialog with one another and the exhibition space itself.
CURRENT #bitres ARTIST
I use drawing and collage to construct images of the male body from a female lens. When I find a beautiful body I put it to work, if another is better from behind then I take it. The collages and drawings that I make are a sifting through of various ideas and prejudices about masculinity from a female perspective. The specific images I chose and how they are put together create figures that are full of opposites trying to coexist. Is the figure hiding or exposing, cocky or demure, covering up or jerking off, ideal or grotesque, fragmented or whole? There is multiplicity of readings with these figures and that allows an engagement with the male body that challenges deeply rooted cultural expectations.
My name is E. Schwinn and I live and work as an artist in Austin, TX. I earned my MFA from the University of Texas and my BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. I have exhibited work in Austin, TX, Richmond, VA, New York City, NY, Glasgow, Scotland and my mother's house.