February 27 - May 22, 2021
To register for the Texas Talks Art event with Sterling Allen and Patrick Kelly on March 23, 2021, go here.
From the Old Jail Art Center:
“For the last few years Austin-based artist Sterling Allen has been creating outside the confines of the typical “white cube” of a gallery or museum space, and even his studio. After strategically locating an urban building site that is often ignored or forgotten, he places his own sculptural works with objects and materials he finds on-site into an outdoor exhibition. Responding to the location and architectural elements, he creates a uniquely temporary exhibition that he quickly photographs. This documentation becomes an important aspect of his work as Allen admits, “This idea of the photos standing in for the experience or objects (sculpture) is troublesome and something I find endlessly interesting to engage with.” His artworks and selected discarded materials found on-site are utilized again in a more formal “art” setting; referencing the documentation as a guide within a new environment. The OJAC invites viewers to see Allen’s response to the challenging and contextual jail cells.
The 2021 Cell Series is generously supported by McGinnis Family Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas, Kathy Webster in memory of Charles H. Webster, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional funding from Jenny & Rob Dupree.”
On View: February 27, 2021 | 12:30–4:30 pm
Artist talk: March 23, 2021 | 12–1 pm
Texas Talks Art: Sterling Allen with Patrick Kelly. See event description for registration.
201 S. Second
Albany, 76430 TX