Opening Reception: Saturday, Dec. 9th, 4pm–7pm
Join us in the Goodluckhavefun driveway for the opening of Care/Take
Austin Does Austin is an exhibit highlighting the links between the artists who call or have called Austin home. Five artists who have previously exhibited at Goodluckhavefun were asked to invite one additional artist to share their work with us. Each of the ten artists then contributed one work to the show.
The result is ten recently created works that span from the figural to the abstract. Although this show provides only a small snapshot of the Austin art scene, we think you'll enjoy discovering the links between these various artists and their works.
Daniel is a geometric abstraction/minimal artist from Austin, Texas. His art is done with the intention of pushing perception as far as possible with as little as possible. Daniel brings a mathematics background into his art using precise calculations, scale, algorithms, and measurements to express his exact intention. Daniel's minimalist 3D illusions are an extension of his values of simplicity, challenging perceptions, and a little bit of amusing himself by confusing people.
Christina Moser primarily works with airbrush, creating in a liminal landscape of surrealism and digital aesthetics. Born in Houston, she earned her BFA in design from the University of Texas at Austin in 2012. Moser's design background greatly influences her process, jumping between the digital and physical. Her work examines ambiguity and transitional space(s), with the suggestion of spirituality. Color plays an important role in its ability to evoke mood through subtle shifts. In addition to her own practice, Christina is the lead designer and web developer at the nonprofit gallery Big Medium.
Natalie Keuss is an artist based in Austin, Texas who creates minimalist paintings and installations inspired by light. Natalie graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2017 with an engineering degree. This background influences her structured style and interest in exploring the physical world. In the years since graduating, she has focused her energy on studying art and discovering her unique artistic practice.
Molly Knobloch works with acrylic paint, oil pastels, and pencil on canvas. She uses mark making and line work to create spaces with dimension and depth that the viewer can enter, enjoy, and rest within.
She is based in Austin, with a studio at Contracommon in Bee Cave, TX.
Combining the formal rigor of Hard-edge painting, the comic book Surrealism of the Chicago Imagists, and Pop Art’s repurposing of commercial product design with a fascination for occult symbolism, Matthew Langland’s paintings explore abstraction’s potential to bypass shared assumptions of images and offer thoroughly unique experiences instead.
Originally from Chicago, Langland earned an MFA from UT Austin in 2001. He lived in Brooklyn for 15 years and returned to Austin in 2016. He has exhibited work in New York, Austin, Chicago, and Los Angeles.
Bradley Peterson was born in Glendale, California. He received his BFA in Drawing and Painting in 1970 from the Art Institute of Chicago and his MFA from the University of Georgia in Athens in 1975. He taught for 36 years in the Art Department at the University of Texas at Austin. Bradley exhibited his work extensively in group and solo exhibitions across the United States, from Chicago, Illinois to Atlanta, Georgia, including the McNay Museum in San Antonio, Texas, in 2017.