ICOSA Collective Gallery
916 Springdale Rd, Bldg 2, #102, Austin TX
Organized in collaboration with the ICOSA Collective as part of their Window Dressing series.
Routine and structure, and the demolition of these well intentioned ideals.
Energy cannot be contained; it can only be converted into other forms of energy. Discarded household objects, old paintings from college, and paper with sensitive information make up the majority of materials used in the work of Hollie Brown and Jennifer Moore. The two artists live four hours apart and made these pieces concomitantly. Motivated by a lack of finances and a need to reuse precious resources, this work is grounded in the present time of confusion and madness.
When all else fails, take something apart and put it back together.
Hollie Brown lives in Abilene, Texas. She received her MFA from the University of California, Riverside in 2017 and was recently featured in New American Paintings, Issue # 144. Her work is process based, openly influenced by materials and subjects that are readily available or arrive by chance. For this current window dressing series, Brown used paintings by famous men, such as David Hockney or George Flegel as a jumping off point, testing out the compositional integrity a student might find in the teachings of academia.
Jennifer Moore creates videos and sculptures that hover around themes of home and body. Her preferred materials are broken furniture and old electronics. She finds these items around Austin, Texas where she lives and works in Lockhart, Texas. She received a BFA from Texas State University in 2018 and will begin her MFA at Maharishi International University this Fall.