Monday, June 30, 2008


Just a warning that you might want to plan a few quick roadtrips up to Dallas for an awesome video series curated by Carolyn Sortor, Charles Dee Mitchell, and Bart Weiss. Artists include some of our favs: Ryan Trecartin, Kalup Linzy, Shana Moulton, and more!
"The new, video art + other media-based art exhibition series to be shown at Conduit, called THE PROGRAM, starts July 26: 5 shows over 5 weeks, with openings on 5 consecutive Sat. nites, after-parties, etc. etc."

Anyways, sounds pretty awesome.

Friday, June 27, 2008

THE MOUNTAIN IS ALIVE an okay mountain fundraiser

Please join us on Saturday, June 28th starting at 5pm for an opportunity to get a good deal on your new favorite piece of artwork, help us to continue running our favorite gallery, and have fun all at the same time.
We will have a silent auction for original artworks and other amazing prizes from local businesses and the closets and garages of the Okay Mountain staff. There will also be door prizes and raffle tickets sold for additional items. Raffle prizes will range from the exciting to the very exciting (including AVB Failure DVDs) so don't miss out on an exciting chance to win the exciting prize of your dreams. In addition, we will have some good bands playing, food and cold beverages to consume, as well as many more goofy ways to spend five bucks.

Schedule of events
Silent Auction: 5pm-8pm
Music: 8pm (Mother Falcon) 9pm (Pataphysics)
Games & Raffles throughout the night!

Participating Artists Include:
jacques louis vidal, jason villegas, robert dale anderson, andy coolquitt, rebecca ward, kevin bewersdorf, william hundley, travis millard, mel kadel, mike aho, jesse greenberg, jenny hart, benito laren, elaine bradford, zach mcdonald, heyd fontenot,, anthony romero, eric gibbons, dylan reese, leona scull-hons, daniel heimbinder, adam schreiber, basim magdy, shea little, joseph phillips, sam sanford, jana swec, barry stone, andy mattern, evah fan, ryan lauderdale, raymond uhlir, jesse butcher, carlos rosales silva, hana hillerova, erick michaud, ivan lozano, joe biel, jesse butcher, bryan de la garza, matt rodriguez, monica vidal, anna krachey, dave bryant, jonathan marshall, tim brown, sterling allen, nathan green, ryan hennessee, justin goldwater, josh rios, peat duggins, corkey sinks, michael sieben

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Reality Show

Organized by Jill Pangallo
Anna Krachey, Jill Pangallo, Cecelia Phillips, Laura Turner and Jamie Wentz
Opening June 26, 6 - 8 pm

This is the true story of what really happens when five artists get together every week to watch Reality TV. As the artists absorb the ritualistic dazzle of So You Think You Can Dance, the surreal ceremoniousness of The Bachelor, the manifest narcissism of The Swan and an array of other televised odes to our society’s chronic oversharing, what begins as an innocent time-waster rapidly turns to guilty obsession—complete with “countless nights of screaming and yelling at the television.” Reality Show is the culmination of these countless nights. Artists Anna Krachey, Jill Pangallo, Cecelia Phillips, Laura Turner and Jamie Wentz create collaborative as well as individual pieces meticulously parsing the looking-glass effect of a fame-obsessed medium, with deadpan results. Taking familiar memes from reality show rituals and applying them to painting, photography, video and collage, Reality Show explores the frequently bizarre side effects of living in a culture that can no longer discern the difference between reality and “reality.”

Monday, June 16, 2008

Events this weekend (if you're trying to plan ahead and/or looking to sell some art)

Saturday, June 21, 2008, 7pm
810 East 13th Street
Austin, Texas

The Mercado is an anarchic open market where artists and collectors can connect directly, with live music and refreshments. Our goals are to make art more affordable, to help artists make a living, and to provide a venue for ephemeral and noncommercial art.

if you want to show/sell your work or do an installation or performance, write to

P.S. Ivan Lozano will have an installation up for the event!

Saturday, June 21, 2008, 8pm
1312 E. Cesar Chavez Suite B (behind the pinata shop)
Austin, TX

A note from Dan Boehl:
"Dear Friends, Family, and Distinguished Enemies,

Please join me, Erin Vaughan, Jeff Daily, Josh Rios, and Christopher Savage for a poetry reading spectacular held at Okay Mountain, June 21st at 8pm.

There will be free beer and the Kings of the F**king Sea will be showing slides of their summer vacation where they engaged and destroyed the forces of their arch rivals, the Cobra Sombrero.

Friends and Family, hope you can make it. Enemies, did you see the new Rambo movie? Yeah, be prepared.


Dan Boehl"

I Luv You Kalup!


Kalup Linzy does it again. Ew, how I love picturing them fancy art people watching this in the gallery...

scroll to the bottom to see the video

And he has one of them new-fangled wikipedia entries, too:

Kalup Linzy (born July 23, 1977) is an American video and performance artist currently living and working in Brooklyn. Born in Clermont, Florida, Linzy graduated from the MFA program at the University of South Florida in 2003. He also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture video art workshop, and in 2005 received a grant from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation. Recently, he was named a Guggenheim fellow for 2007-2008. Linzy's best known work is a series of video art pieces satirizing the tone and narrative approach of television soap opera.[citation needed] Linzy performs most of the characters himself, many of them in drag. Linzy also performs on stage using many of the same characters. His work has been reviewed in The New York Times, Art in America, and Artforum.

Performance Artist Riddles

Q: How many performance artists does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
A: I don't know. I left.

Q: Why did the Performance Artist stare at frozen orange juice can for 2 hours?
A: Because it said 'concentrate'.

Q: What did the Performance Artist say to the hot dog vendor?
A: Make me one with everything.

Q: How do Performance Artists go through the forest?
A: They take the psychopath.

Q: What did the Performance Artist get on his I.Q. test?
A: Drool

Q - what has two legs and bleeds a lot?
A - Half a performance artist


Sunday, June 15, 2008

Notes on Net Art

The Floating Island, Jeff Baij

Marcin Ramocki wrote an amazing list of talking points about Net Art 2.0, trying to delineate the thing or give it some structure or something. It's still a very uncharted practice in that the edges are completely blurred and there's still so many possibilities in the "medium." Critical writing about it is a double-edged sword in that it both helps those who haven't immersed themselves in it to understand the appeal and "catch up" with what's going on while helping artists solidify what they are trying to do either in relation or in opposition to a set of constraints. And that's the negative part of charting this territory, that in doing so, categories become fixed, the edges become more defined, and the crazy anything goes attitude it has held so far runs the risk of transforming into a strict model, or template for what Net Art is.

Monday, June 9, 2008

California Video

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New American Talent is a national all-media competition open to artists living and working in the United States. This year 2 bees are included in the show: Jill Pangallo & Anna Krachey. Awesome.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Congratulations to Jill!

One of our Bees, Jill Pangallo, was chosen as Best Artist by the Austin Critics Table Awards 2007-2008, and her video/performance/installation Note To Self was voted Best Work of Art.
Check out the rest of the awards here.