Women & Their Work will be hosting their annual spring fundraiser, The Bosch Bash, on Saturday, April 22. Marking the 500th year since Hieronymus Bosch's death, the theme explores his seminal work, "The Garden of Earthly Delights." The piece I'm donating to the auction flips the Garden of Eden script as Eve knowingly schools the serpent.
Please drop by Photo Method Gallery on Saturday, June 11, from 2-5 for bubbles and art!
“Nancy Mims: The Passed Looms Present.” On many of her morning walks, artist Nancy Mims wanders the grounds of the Elisabet Ney Museum, the historic home and studio of the German-born sculptress whose regal statuary of notable state leaders stand in the Texas Capitol.
During her walks, Mims snaps photos with her iPhone, capturing striking portraits of individual flower blooms.
Now, for a site-specific temporary installation, Mims has printed her flower portraits on large swaths of linen that will hang from the trees on the museum grounds.
Mims will also set up three large looms between the trees. With string, ink, found objects and strips of photo-printed fabric, visitors will be able to weave and reconstruct images of flowers.
“The Passed Looms Present” is a part of Print Austin, the artist-run monthlong roundup of fine art printmaking happenings. Mims’ installation will take place rain or shine this weekend. “In this case the weather is part of the printmaking process,” she says.
February 13 and 14, 2016
The Elisabet Ney Museum’s landscape, both north and south of the bisecting Waller Creek, becomes a medium along with enormous photographs printed on cloth, found objects, and thread in this site-specific participatory installation created by Nancy Mims. A tree-bound loom will be the epicenter, on which a print piece will come together with the help of strings, air, and hands. Visitor activities will be featured; there will be an artist’s talk at 2PM both days. Reception to be held from 4 to 6 Saturday evening.
Full AAS picks for this weekend's East Austin Studio Tour here.
“The Sky Looms.” Utility Research Gardens, 638 Tillery St.
Last year, Nancy Mims used the wondrous green space of the Utility Research Gardens for a singular installation of her enormous photographs printed on cloth. For “The Sky Looms,” Mims again uses large swaths of fabric on which she prints her poetic images of the sky — images that she captures on her daily neighborhood walks. Cutting her fabric photographs apart and then weaving them back together, Mims quixotically attempts to assemble and organize the infinite expanse of the sky, using the verdant and manicured gardens and greenhouses as a backdrop.--Jeanne Claire van Ryzin
This year, I'll be showing my work in two locations during EAST. I'll have a large-scale hand-embroidered photograph on Belgian linen plus a few prints on paper in Photo Méthode Gallery. I'll be showing the bulk of my most recent works, The Sky Looms, in the Utility Research Garden, 638 Tillery Street, Austin, 78702. This year, I'll be creating an installation in the greenhouses toward the back of the property, which you can access through the alley street perpendicular to Tillery. EAST runs November 14-15 & November 21-22, from 11-6 each day. My EAST number is #436. Check my instagram (@nancymims) for any updates about weather. See you there!
A big thank you to the Austin Critics Table (Austin-American Statesman and the Austin Chronicle) for nominating Leavings in the Work of Art: Independent or Public Project category for the 2015 awards! Learning I was nominated was a wonderful surprise and welcomed validation: knowing my work resonates with others makes it all worth it.
Next month, I'll be showing some of my large-scale photographs (printed on linen and hemp) in a beautiful urban oasis on Tillery Street during the East Side Studio Tours. My stop is #336. Please come by, say hi, then meander.