Opening Reception: Saturday, Dec. 9th, 4pm–7pm
Join us in the Goodluckhavefun driveway for the opening of Care/Take
Goodluckhavefun is pleased to announce Care/Take, an exhibition featuring new work by Austin-based artists Christine Garvey and Annie Miller.
Care/Take explores the dialectical tension of the mothering body, its vulnerabilities, and the cultural expectations placed on mothers as primary caretakers. Delving into the intricacies of motherhood, Garvey explores contemporary motherhood's power through reimagined myths, including Greek and Roman narratives. In her paintings, she captures the transformative vigor that emerges when individuals embrace their animated selves. On the other hand, Miller employs abstraction in large-scale works to portray the tension between awkwardness and stability in her nursing body, reflecting on cultural expectations tied to femininity, fecundity, and aging. Through distilled elements, Miller's art provides a nuanced exploration of desire, touch, and the challenges of realization within societal norms.
Care/Take runs through January 27th, 2024.
Annie Miller is an Austin-based artist whose work explores the cultural expectations of femininity, fecundity, and aging. Miller holds an MFA in Studio Art with a concentration in Women and Gender Studies from The University of Texas at Austin and a BFA in Painting and Drawing from California State University Fullerton. Exhibition of her work includes: FL3X Space Gallery, MASS Gallery, Cage Match Project at The Museum of Human Achievement, The Courtyard Gallery, and CoLab Projects (Austin); WANUSAY (Montreal); McSweeney’s Believer Logger; and Icebox Project Space (Philadelphia). Miller is a full-time lecturer in the School of Art and Design at Texas State University.
Christine Garvey is an artist based in Austin, TX. Her paintings and installations have been exhibited internationally, including exhibitions with Galerie Circulaire (Montreal), Sur La Montagne Galerie (Berlin), Jules Maidoff Gallery (Florence), International Print Center (New York) and The Contemporary Austin.
Garvey’s work has been recognized with a Fulbright Research Grant (2016), a Fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center (2020), and an Artist Relief Grant from The Foundation for Contemporary Arts, United States Artists, and Creative Capital (2021). She’s taught at the University of Texas at Austin, School of The Art Institute of Chicago, and Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation.
She writes and speaks about ideas that impact contemporary artists, including scarcity, endurance, and financial stability. Her work has been featured in Creative Mornings Global, Brooklyn Magazine, and The Creative Independent.