This installation by Austin artist collective Okay Mountain playfully mocks the brochure stands found in hotel lobbies and tourist centers with 100 different irreverent and absurd rack cards available for museum visitors to take. In conjunction with its exhibition, the Blanton has also commissioned the collective to create an outdoor mural.
Artist talk: April 4, 2015 | 2–3 pm
Lecture with all nine current members of Okay Mountain.
Reception: April 15, 2015 | 6–9 pm
Opening reception for the new mural by Okay Mountain at the public art wall at Frank (4th and Colorado).
A series of collaborations between artists Jeff Gibbons and Gregory Ruppe, “Necrotic Black Black Swimming Pool With A Heavy Mossy Surface Film” is inspired by the writings of Philip K. Dick, the Kübler-Ross model, ghosting, Henri Bergson’s concept of duration, and a grocery store lobster tank.
An exhibition showcasing the extraordinary work of artist and retired TSU professor Harvey Johnson, including more than 30 paintings and works on paper. A native of Port Arthur, Johnson renders poetic imagery of his upbringing, African American culture, Negro spirituals, folklore, and religious symbolism.
Work by blind artist Gerardo Nigenda (1968-2010), who lost his sight at age 25 and began taking photographs at 32 with a camera given to him by documentarian Mary Ellen Mark. He described his photos as reflections of “what I smell, touch, and listen to,…the feeling I had when I took it.”