"Nancy Mims: The Passed Looms Present" at the Elisabet Ney for PrintAustin

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. 

(via PrintAustin.org)

Austin American-Statesman Critic's Pick for E.A.S.T. 2015

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

East Austin Studio Tour 2015

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!  

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Save the Date

Photographs from my Gravitational Collapse series will be exhibited in SPACE EXPLORATION, a group show at AgavePrint, from May 2 until June 12. My work will be shown alongside space-themed collages by Dan Winters and Lauren Jaben. The opening reception at Agave will be held May 2 from 7-10.