December 4 - January 3, 2021
“There is disruption. We cannot physically interact, connect, or share experiences, so where does that leave the act of performance? Transmissions is a platform of investigation: What’s performance without the expectations of the traditional “live” shared experiences? How to create intimacy and connection mediated through limited audiences, projected, and virtual transmissions? Is it possible to trigger an emotive response through distance? By removing the audience from making, what will artists explore? Artists Terra Goolsby & Tammie Rubin posed the questions and the following artists answered the call; Urethra Burns, Veronica Ceci,Antonio Cueto, Chloe Curiel, Michael Anthony García, Jay Roff-Garcia, Ryan Hollaway, Delilah Rose Knuckley, Yuliya Lanina, Brendan Lay, Andrea Muñoz Martinez, Pamela Martinez, Gesel Mason Performance Projects, Teresa Moralez, Jessamyn Leigh Plotts, Alexandra Robinson, LaRissa Rogers, Ivy Roots, and St Celfer. Transmissions is an exhibition of diverse concepts and responses that encompass “performance.”
Exhibition: December 4th – January 3rd, 2021
Gallery Hours: Fridays and Saturdays, 12pm-6pm
Special morning performance December 4th from 6:30am-10:30 am
Special evening performances December 4th, 11th, 12th, 18th from 7pm-9pm
Special twilight performance December 31st at 10pm – January 1st at 3am
Special Sunday performance January 3rd from 12pm-6pm
For Appointments: Use Eventbrite link or the ICOSA website, facebook, or instagram pages
For questions: email at [email protected]
Location: ICOSA, 916 Springdale Rd, Bldg. 2, #102, Austin, Texas 78702
Performance Formats: No contact, socially distanced, virtual, projected performances, & by appointment
Transmissions performances are a mix of ICOSA exhibition hours by appointment, Zoom live streaming and pre-recorded performances, ICOSA window performances, and limited contact open exhibition hours. Please check the ICOSA website, Instagram, and Facebook for updates and links, every day will be different. All performances are free. We will provide links if you would like to donate directly to an individual artist or ICOSA Collective Gallery. Please join us on this new adventure.
Transmissions Artists: Urethra Burns, Veronica Ceci, Antonio Cueto, Chloe Curiel, Michael Anthony García, Jay Roff-Garcia, Ryan Hollaway, Delilah Rose Knuckley, Yuliya Lanina, Brendan Lay, Andrea Muñoz Martinez, Pamela Martinez, Gesel Mason Performance Projects, Teresa Moralez, Jessamyn Leigh Plotts, Alexandra Robinson, LaRissa Rogers, Ivy Roots, and St Celfer.
Terra Goolsby is a Texas-based artist and curator living and working in Austin, Texas. She attended the Rhode Island School of Design where she acquired an MFA in Sculpture and remained a Presidential Scholar for the duration of her stay. She also conducted independent research at Brown University where she identified her obsession with de-construction of Meso American and contemporary mythologies. She also attended the University of Texas at Austin where she earned a BFA in painting and sculpture. She has been an artist in residence at West Dean College of Sussex University in Chichester, England, Vermont Studio Center, and I-Park Foundation in New Hampshire. Her work has been exhibited in Texas, England, New York, Rhode Island, Boston, and Connecticut. She continues to work out of her studio in Austin, Texas.
Tammie Rubin is an artist whose sculptural practice considers the intrinsic power of objects as signifiers, wishful contraptions, and mythic relics, while investigating the tension between the readymade and the handcrafted. Artworks explore the commingling of historical, familial, biographical, and fictional narratives paired with objects denoting time, transformation, and identity. Using intricate motifs, Rubin delves into themes involving ritual, domestic and liturgical objects, mapping, migration, magical thinking, and sensual desire. Rubin has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions across the United States, and her sculptures are part of public and private collections. A recipient of grants from Cultural Arts Division Austin, Artist Trust Grants for Artist Projects Seattle, and an Artist Project Grant from the Illinois Arts Council. Her work has received reviews in online and printed publications such as Artforum, Art in America,Glasstire, Sightlines, fields, Conflict of Interest, Arts and Culture Texas, Ceramics: Art & Perception, and Ceramics Monthly. Born and raised in Chicago, Rubin lives in Austin, Texas, where she is an Associate Professor of Ceramics & Sculpture at St. Edward’s University.
Artist talk: November 23, 2020
916 Springdale Rd, Bldg 2, #10
Austin, 78702 Texas