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June 28 – July 26, 2014
Opening Reception Saturday June 28th 7-10pm

The precise mechanics of Matt Norris and imaginative compositions of John Self combine in Lifecycles to create an ecosystem of interacting assemblage creatures. Both artists give new life to discarded objects — Norris with bicycle chain, nails and sheet metals; Self with “authentic garage sale artifacts”. Their art ties together the lifecycles of organisms with those of consumer products in this dual exhibition of sculptural work.

On view Tues – Sat 12 – 6pm (Thurs 12 – 5:45pm) + by appointment.

Sponsored By Treaty Oak Distilling Co.

About the Artists

John Self (Kerrville, TX) is a sculptor making art constructed from “authentic garage sale artifacts” collected over the past 40 years. He grew up in Wichita Falls, TX where he received his BFA from Midwestern State University in painting and sculpture in 1977. With equal parts wit and skill, his current work transforms others’ castaways into new life forms that are not only charming, but often mischievous. In his own words, “No awards, no honors, no one man shows, no artist statements. I just continue to make art.” John has exhibited at 500X Gallery (Dallas, TX), AHHA Hardesty Art Center (Tulsa, OK), Art.Science.Gallery. (Austin, TX), K Space Contemporary (Corpus Christi, TX), and Tornado Gallery (Lubbock, TX).

Matt Norris (Oakland, CA) is a sculptor whose work is an appreciation of the mechanical engineering aspects of living creatures. He grew up in San Antonio, TX and studied studio art and design at the University of Texas at Austin. He is fascinated by the way animals are made to move, the articulation of their joints, and the elegant forms that evolve to perform specific functions. All of Norris’ pieces are made to be posable, with working joints that approximate the range of motion their living counterparts are capable of. Insects in particular, with their exoskeletons, are a natural fit for his metalworking techniques. Their physical forms, filtered through the limitations of his craft, are the basis of much of Matt Norris’ work. Matt has exhibited in San Antonio, TX, Austin, TX, Baltimore, MD and Oakland, CA.


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OPENING RECEPTION SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 2014 7-11PM

Four artists explore the world through the lenses of geometry, geography + geology.

Annell Livingston (Taos, NM)

Landry McMeans (Austin, TX)

Laura Moriarty (Kingston, NY)

Ruthie Powers (Austin, TX)

EVENTS

Earth Day Celebration + Art.Science.Gallery.’s GRAND OPENING! Tuesday, April 22, 2014  6-9 pm

“Geosciences + Art”, free lecture by Dr. Kathy Ellins, Institute for Geophysics at the University of Texas at Austin, Saturday May 3, 2014 3-4 pm

PRESS

March 12, 2014 Press Release for Geo______

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!


 

To The Heart, a solo exhibition of paintings and sculpture by Santa Fe artist Katey Berry Furgason will be on view from February 14 through March 23, 2014 at Art.Science.Gallery. in east Austin.

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We’re pleased to present THE TESLA PROJECT in partnership with Cathy Savage. THE TESLA PROJECT is an all-day extravaganza dedicated to celebrating the genius of Nikola Tesla, a visionary scientist and engineer whose electrical inventions transformed the world. His most famous inventions include AC power and the induction motor. He also laid the foundation for wireless communication and radio.

THE TESLA PROJECT is for all ages and open to the public. RSVP and invite your friends HERE. 

• a Tesla-inspired art show, juried by Art.Science.Gallery. and hosted at Invenio. The exhibition features the work of 15 artists: Anissa Bryant, Caroline Roberts, Debbie Buie, Eileen McKeon Butt, Emma Hadzi Antich, Inés Batlló, Jerry Seagle, Keva Richardson, Lori Hollifield, Lori Shocket, Morgan Chivers, Nicole Geary, Peggy Weiss, Roderick Hilliard and Tanya Davis.
• a collaborative portrait project of Nikola Tesla at Art.Science.Gallery.
• Robots! The LASA Robotics Team (Liberal Arts and Science Academy of Austin) and The Lady Cans Robotics Team of The Girl Scouts of Central Texas, will show off their stuff in Big Medium‘s gallery at Canopy!
• Maker Craig Newswanger will talk about how to make a Tesla Coil, as seen here in his Make Magazine article
• live screen printing by CogDut. We’ll have several Tesla t-shirt designs by Twin Villain to choose from. You’ll be able to pick out a shirt and a screen, and it’ll be screen-printed as you wait!
• film screenings throughout the day
• Tesla Motors electric vehicles will be on display
• a Tesla-era costume contest with cash prizes, judged by Big Medium
• Austin Creative Reuse with a creation station at WPA Studio
• Austin White Dove Release will have a Q&A and a release (did we mention Tesla had a thing for pigeons!?)
• Live music in the evening, including BLUESQUEEZEBOXOctant, Blair Bovbjerb on theremin and more!
• a silent auction featuring toys by Snap Circuits and Goldie Blox–perfect for inspiring the next generation of engineers
• plenty of cold food and drink vendors like Austin Eastciders and Nile Valley Teas to keep you hydrated! You can put them in your awesome color-changing commemorative Tesla Project cup!

and SO MUCH MORE! A full schedule of events can be found at theteslaproject.wordpress.com!

This year’s event will be held at Canopy, 916 Springdale, Austin. It’s FREE by the way, other than a few kid activities such as spin art and face painting. There is a charge to enter the costume contest but the money earned goes towards cash prizes.

This event is generously sponsored by Cirrus Logic, Bits, Bytes & Bots (Austin), Jay Graham, Modern Woodmen of AmericaBorg Fest, artists Steve Connor + Jim Sipowicz, InvenioTechShop Austin-Round Rock, gluu, Art.Science.Gallery.Big Medium, Nile Valley Teas, Austin EastcidersGoldie Blox and Snap Circuits!

WANT TO HELP UP SPREAD THE TESLA LOVE?

To help sponsor our event, please contact the team at TheTeslaProject@gmail.com. Want to donate your time instead? We’re also seeking volunteers.