and gallery space that first opened in 2006. That’s around the first time I moved to Austin and it has been amazing to watch their success and ambition grow over only a few short years. It consists of ten members (Carlos Rosales-Silva, Corkey Sinks, Josh Rios, Justin Goldwater, Ryan Hennessee, Nathan Green, Peat Duggins, Michael Sieben, Sterling Allen, and Tim Brown) who now live and work in Austin, Cambridge,
Chicago, and Los Angeles. Each member is a working solo artist in addition to being part of the collective.
In 2009 at PULSE Miami they turned their art fair booth, which was commissioned by Arthouse, into a convenience store complete with products, store fixtures, soundtracks, advertisements, diet pickle juice, and Okay Mountain cashiers. Everything was for sale and everything was made or altered by the collective members. The installation received both the PULSE prize and Viewer’s choice award at the fair. This over the top display of Texas talent lead to their latest endeavor Benefit Plate at Frieght and Volume in NY. It opened last Thursday and runs through September 4th.