Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Year-end accolades for bees!

2009 is like 5 hours away!!!!
It's gonna be gr99999999999 around here. We have a new collection of videos for everyone, a fancy new website, and new members in the works!

But the end of the year obviously also means looking back at what's happened, and this year two of our bees have gotten some shout-outs from the internet:

Despite labeling AMOA's "20 to Watch: New Art in Austin" their WORST#4, Glasstire declares Jill Pangallo the standout of the show:
Pangallo’s work is smart, funny, highly original and kinda creepy. Let’s hope for more finds like her in the next show.

And let's not forget that that piece, Note To Self, won best work of art award in the 2007-2008 Austin Critics Table Awards!

Also, the fabulously fantastic Andy Campbell, in the Austin Chronicle's Gay Place blog decrees that Ivan Lozano's FANTASY VISION MEDITATION (IN COLOR) was the #2 best gay thing in Austin this year:
Everything from the archival material (Fred Halsted pornos) to the soundtrack (a glacially paced disco anthem) not to mention the heaps of glitter piled up on mirrors like so much glam blow, was truly spectacular. It was an ache and an elegy. Gorgeous.

Campbell also gives a shoutout and a co-#2 spot to Bee fwend Ben Aqua's " incredible photos of his friends in their domestic interiors." Hooray for gay!

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