Wave Hill chose originality and diversity of artistic approach to frame Returning to the Source. Now a decade old, the Winter Workspace program is known for bold experimentation and for artists forging novel connections to nature. Reconnecting with former artists for the exhibition was exciting and meaningful. Bringing the artworks together now underscores the breadth of exploration that happens here.
On view is an incredible range of media, including animation, video, performance, works on paper, sculpture, textiles, painting and mixed media.
Exhibiting artists are Whitney Artell, Michele Brody, Sindy Butz, Julian Chams, Elisabeth Condon, Dennis RedMoon Darkeem, Francisco Donoso, Dahlia Elsayed, Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful Espejo, Gwen Fabricant, Beatrice Glow, Sabrina Gschwandtner, Asuka Hishiki, Elizabeth Hoy, Nova Jiang, Yeon Jin Kim, Tamara Kostianovsky, Jessica Lagunas, Nick Lamia, Amy Lincoln, Robyn Love, Next Epoch Seed Library (Anne Percoco & Ellie Irons), Paloma McGregor, Naomi Reis, Yelaine Rodriguez, Jessica Rohrer, Linda Stillman, Austin Thomas, Michael Kelly Williams and Ezra Wube.
1275 MINNESOTA ST / MUNICIPAL BONDS / GALLERY 200
Opening Reception: September 7th | 5pm–8pm
Municipal Bonds is delighted to announce our inaugural exhibition Openness, presenting four important female artists: Austin Thomas, Bara Jichova Tyson, Danielle Dimston, and Yvette Taminiau.
Openness features complementary bodies of work, wherein each artist investigates a singular direction, inspired by materials and their consequences: Austin Thomas with ghost marking monoprints; Bara Jichova Tyson with analog collages; Danielle Dimston with chiaroscuro watercolors; and Yvette Taminiau with associative newsprint paintings.
2642 NY Route 23
This winter, Glyndor Gallery at Wave Hill, a public garden in the Bronx, transforms into a studio space for Austin Thomas, giving her the opportunity to develop new work and offer opportunities for public interaction in the context of the garden.
Austin Thomas is a cultural producer and artist who is interested in making connections between current art-making practices and art historical ideas. Thomas views the world around her as a creative space and utilizes her sketchbook as a portable studio that she fills with drawings and collages. During the Winter Workspace Thomas will continue this process by using her travel time to draw en route to Wave Hill, developing a body of work that begins on the subway and expands to the garden. She will start new larger work - colleges and paintings - as well as small-scale installations or three-dimensional models inspired by her commute drawings. Thomas intends to look at plants and incorporate what is observed at Wave Hill into her work, linking abstractions to the real world. The work will be a meditation on the dichotomies of small and large, nature and city, shadow and colorful forms, abstraction, and real life.
Saturday, Feb 10 - 12:00PM-3:30PM
A luminous suite of small monoprints hangs, salon-style, in a corner painted pink for the occasion. Looking at the overlapping shapes in translucent colors feels a bit like listening in as the artist hums happily to herself. Thomas made the prints using craft foam and templates she borrowed from a metalwork shop; the results have an improvisational buoyancy. In one piece, a black semi-ellipse (made from a template used to shape ducts) sails vertically across magenta, orange, and pale-blue circles, tipping back slightly, as if reeling from the force of their current.
534 W. 24th St.
Morgan Lehman Gallery presents recent drawings and print work by Austin Thomas. Created while in residence at Guttenberg Arts these new prints employ a unique collagraphic process whereby collaged forms are loaded with ink, which is then transferred in layers onto found paper.
July 22, 2016 · New York City Department of Cultural new Percent for Art commission: Artist Austin Thomas' "Plaza Perch" is now installed and ready for visitors to use. The bench is made entirely from reclaimed wood from Coney Island. Pictured here: the first percher. Visit this permanent public art piece in Humboldt Plaza, Brooklyn.