FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 22, 2009
FOR MORE INFORMATION: contact Xochi Solis
    Assistant Director, Creative Research Laboratory
    email:crlab@austin.utexas.edu
    phone:(512) 322-2099
EXHIBITION DATES: January 23 - February 6, 2010
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, January 23, 6-9 pm
GALLERY HOURS: 12-5 pm, Tues. - Sat.

For information about the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin,
    contact Andrea Keene
    email: akeene@austin.utexas.edu
    phone: (512) 471–9270

Ideas of Mountains

A juried group exhibition emphasizing wild, large-scale experimentation in site-specific installations featuring both artists living and working in Austin, as well as students and alumni of the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin



Ideas of Mountains

This January 2010, the Creative Research Laboratory presents a juried group exhibition entitled Ideas of Mountains. Composed of 11 site-specific projects, Ideas of Mountains explores the unique atmosphere of the CRL as a malleable artist space and incubator for the creative process. Featuring both artists living and working in Austin, as well as students and alumni of the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas, this exhibition encourages a dialogue amongst a greater creative community. Each artist or collective will consider the gallery as an arena for wild experimentation across a multitude of media. This broad and open platform is a rare opportunity for artists to reach beyond the normal scope of art making and investigate the possibility of creating something epic.

Featured artists include:
Mark Aguhar
Stephanie Bonham
Jesus Benavente and Andrea Bonin
Nicholas Dertien
Anthony Garza
Megan Hoover and Megan Kincheloe
Kendra Kinsey
Christa Mares and Teruko Nimura
Misha Penton, Megan Reilly, and Divergence Vocal Theater
Peter Reichardt, Mary Rothlisberger, and Kristyn Weaver

In addition to our opening reception, we invite the public to participate in a conversation with the Ideas of Mountains artists. Please join us Thursday, January 28 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Creative Research Laboratory for an informal discussion reflecting upon the process of working site-specifically as compared to individual artist’s studio practice.

The Creative Research Laboratory (CRL) presents a year-round schedule of exhibitions, featuring work by students and faculty at The University of Texas at Austin. The CRL is located in East Austin at 2832 East Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, inside Flatbed World Headquarters. There is ample free parking and bus service available on Capitol Metro's Route 18. The activities of the Department of Art and Art History and the Creative Research Laboratory are free and open to the public.

Coming Soon
Acting as an emerging contemporary art hub, The Visual Arts Center fosters collaboration and becomes a magnetic environment for exhibition, education and research within the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin. Check the Department website for exciting updates on the growth of the University of Texas’s newest visual arts space.

Xochi Solis
Assistant Director, Creative Research Laboratory
at the Department of Art and Art History,
University of Texas at Austin
2832 East Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78702
directions: http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~crlab/map.html
phone: (512) 322-2099
email: crlab@austin.utexas.edu
url: http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~crlab/
gallery hours: Tu-Sat, 12-5 p.m