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.
also by Margaret Meehan
- People in Your Neighborhood: Karen Weiner - May 10th, 2013
- Similar But Different #30: Art As Digestion - March 14th, 2013
- Yayoi Kusama: Princess of the Polka Dots - July 19th, 2012
- Seventeen Hundred Seeds: Cultivating Community As Art - June 2nd, 2012
- Similar but Different #29: The Rainbow Connection - May 23rd, 2012