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"Lines Composed During A Tour" Featuring Sara Vanderbeek, Andy Coolquitt, Kristi Kongi, and Erin Curtis
Jan
12
to Feb 2

"Lines Composed During A Tour" Featuring Sara Vanderbeek, Andy Coolquitt, Kristi Kongi, and Erin Curtis

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Co-Lab Projects Presents:

Lines Composed During A Tour
Featuring Sara Vanderbeek, Andy Coolquitt, Kristi Kongi, and Erin Curtis

Dates TBD

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.

Sara Vanderbeek is a Texas-based multi-disciplinary visual artist who creates concept-driven series focused on reframing the window and vernacular of portraiture. Her brightly colored work contextualizes autobiographical experiences, appropriates visual imagery and responds to culture and politics. Her artwork has been included in several solo and group shows nationally, including the McNay Art Museum, Art Palace, The Contemporary Austin, grayDUCK Gallery, Freight Gallery, Deitch Projects, Co-Lab Projects and was included in the 2013 Texas Biennial at Blue Star Contemporary. In addition to her studio practice, she works as an independent art consultant and Director of DORF, an alternative gallery space in Austin.  She received her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 2003

Andy Coolquitt was born in Texas in 1964 and currently lives in Austin. He recently opened a solo exhibition titled “Andy Coolquitt: i need a hole in my head” at the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, in California. Coolquitt is perhaps most widely known for a house, a performance/studio/domestic space that began as his master's thesis project at the University of Texas at Austin in 1994, and continues to the present day. He has been an artist-in-residence at Artpace, San Antonio, TX; Chinati Foundation, Marfa, TX; and 21er Haus, Vienna, Austria. Recent exhibitions include the Tang Museum in Saratoga Springs, NY; The Contemporary Austin, Texas; The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Colorado; Rodeo Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey; and The Goethe Institute - Ludlow 38, New York. His work is included in the collections of the Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma; the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna, Austria; the Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington; and the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York.

Kristi Kongi (Tallinn, Estonia; 1985) is a visual artist whose paintings and site specific installations focus on the nuances of light and its effect on color. Her works use color to build and preserve narratives, memories and histories while offering a different perspective and point of view. Kristi studied painting at Tartu Art College (BA, 2004-2008) and graduated from Estonian Academy of Arts painting department (MA, 2008-2011). She’s been awarded with Young Artist Prize (2011), Sadolin Art Prize (2013) and was nominated for Köler Prize in 2016. Kongi was awarded with Konrad Mägi Prize in 2017. She is Associate Professor at the Estonian Academy of Arts painting department.

Erin Curtis is an artist living and working in Austin, Texas. Her recent work reflects an interest in geometric abstraction and its historical roots in weaving, architecture, nature and ritual. Curtis’s work combines utopic ideals of beauty and structure, with process and chance. Primarily working as a painter, she also creates, large-scale, site-specific installations and public art projects. She has received grants from the Dallas Museum of Art, the Andy Warhol Foundation, the City of Austin and the District of Columbia. Recently, Curtis had solo shows at Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX (2017), CalPoly San Luis Obispo University, California (2016), Big Medium Gallery in Austin, Texas (2015) and at Flashpoint Gallery (2015) in Washington, DC. She has created commissioned works for the Chicago Transit Authority, City of Washington DC, Facebook, Art in Embassies and The City of Austin. Curtis attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2010 and was awarded fully funded residencies at Anderson Ranch (2012) and Vermont Studio Center (2014). In 2008-2009, Curtis was a Fulbright Scholar in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Curtis graduated from Williams College with a BA in Liberal Arts in 1999 and received her MFA from the University of Texas at Austin in 2007.

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"TERROR NULLIUS" A film by Soda_Jerk
Sep
21
8:00 PM20:00

"TERROR NULLIUS" A film by Soda_Jerk

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Co-Lab Projects, hyperreal film club, and Texas State Galleries present:

TERROR NULLIUS
A film by Soda_Jerk

TERROR NULLIUS is a political revenge fable which offers an un-writing of Australian national mythology. This experimental sample-based film works entirely within and against the official archive to achieve a queering and othering of Australian cinema. Part political satire, eco-horror and road movie, TERROR NULLIUS is a world in which minorities and animals conspire, and not-so-nice white guys finish last. Where idyllic beaches host race-riots, governments poll love-rights, and the perils of hypermasculinity are overshadowed only by the enduring horror of Australia’s colonising myth of terra nullius.

Read about the film in The GuardianABC NewsThe Saturday PaperArtlinkFilmInkMemo ReviewBroadsheet, and Running Dog

Formed in Sydney in 2002, Soda_Jerk is a two-person art collective who work at the intersection of documentary and speculative fiction. They are fundamentally interested in the politics of images: how they circulate, whom they benefit, and how they can be undone. Their sample-based practice takes the form of films, video installations, cut-up texts and lecture performances. Based in New York since 2012, they have exhibited in museums, galleries, cinemas and torrent sites. Soda_Jerk was featured in the group exhibition "unrealpolitik" in the summer of 2017 at Co-Lab Projects' DEMO Gallery and will be exhibiting at Texas State Galleries September 17th-29th, 2018. www.sodajerk.com.au

Watch the trailer below:

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"It’s All True" by Object Collection
May
18
to May 20

"It’s All True" by Object Collection

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Co-Lab Projects, Sean Ripple, and Vault Fine Art Services present:

It’s All True
by Object Collection

It’s All True is an opera-in-suspension based on the complete live archives of iconic underground band Fugazi. Grounded upon the DC post-hardcore outfit’s 1987-2002 Live Archive series, the work uses only the incidental music, text and sounds; none of Fugazi’s actual songs. An obsessive leap into 1500 hours of gig detritus – random feedback, aimless drum noodling, pre-show activist speeches, audience hecklers, police breaking up gigs – form the foundation of an ear-body-and-mind-flossing 100 minutes for 4 voices/performers, 4 electric guitars/basses and 2 drummers. It’s All True is overloaded, maddening, mundane, properly funny, and a radical incitement to action.

Watch the promotional video on Vimeo
Listen to the album Here
Read about the performance in Conflict of InterestSightlines, The Austin American StatesmanThe WirePitchforkSpinThe GuardianNoisey/ViceAV ClubFact, and Bandcamp Daily

Written/Directed by Kara Feely
Composed by Travis Just
Scenography by Peter Ksander
Stage Managed by Liz Nielsen
Voice and Performance by Catrin-Lloyd Bollard, Avi Glickstein, Daniel Allen Nelson and Deborah Wallace
Drums by Shayna Dunkelman and Clara Warnaar
Electric Guitar and Bass by Dither: Taylor Levine, James Moore and Brendan Randall-Myers

Object Collection was founded in 2004 by writer/director Kara Feely and composer/musician Travis Just. Based in Brooklyn, the group operates within the intersecting practices of performance, experimental music and theater. We are concerned with simultaneity, complexity, and radicality, combining dense layers of text, notation, objects, and processes. We work to give audiences unconventional viewing experiences through our merging of theatricality and pedestrian activity. Our works upset habitual notions of time, pace, progression and virtuosity. We value accumulation above cohesion. www.objectcollection.us

This project is produced in proud partnership with Vault Fine Art Services, Stateside at the Paramount, and Fusebox Festival. Artist accommodations sponsored in part by Native Experiential Hostels.

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