Artist: Claire Ashley

Gently Fried: An Exhibition in Three Parts


Gently Fried is about the rapidly changing face of Austin and the voices that are transformed by its growth. Los Outsiders aim to foster a dialogue within the city and its art scene to both activate voices that are part of an essential conversation and to start a creative cross pollination in the art scene. The main themes explored in the exhibition are change, relationships, house/home and community.

This first component of Gently Fried is comprised of performance based works, presented in conjunction with Fusebox Festival at the MACC’s Plaza and South Lawns. Artists performing are: Claire Ashley (Chicago), Jimmy James Canales (San Antonio), The Color Condition (Dallas), Katelena Hernandez Cowles (Austin), Sarah Hill (Austin), Autumn Knight (Houston) and Irvin Morazan (NYC).

Installation: Sam Coronado Gallery, The MACC. Sat April 18 – Sat June 13, 2015 Opening Reception: Sat April 18 Gallery Hours: Mon-Thurs @ 10am-6pm, Fri @ 10am-5.30pm, Sat @ 10am-4pm

Featuring the work of: Claire Ashley (Chicago), Jill Bedgood (Austin), Candace Briceno (Austin), Susi Brister (Austin), Jimmy James Canales (San Antonio), The Color Condition (Dallas), Katelena Hernandez Cowles (Austin), Sarah Hill (Austin), Jenny Kendler (Chicago), Autumn Knight (Houston), Irvin Morazan (NYC), Puro Chingón Collective (Austin), Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz (Winter Park, Florida), Deborah Roberts (Austin), Gil Rocha (Laredo, TX), Megan Stroech (Chicago) and Jason Villegas (Houston).

Symposium: Black Box Theater, The MACC. Sat May 23 @ 12-2pm The final portion of Gently Fried is a symposium including various Austin cultural producers, as well as voices from other cities having similar changes transpiring across their creative landscape. Questions will be raised about; cost of living and work spaces, the prominence of the academic community within the art scene, limited representation of visual art mediums, and the decline in racial diversity’s (concurrent with the booming population of the city as a whole). The symposium will also include Pecha Kucha / Slide Jam to share with a larger audience the work of other Austin artists not in the exhibition, especially styles and genres that rarely receive press or exposure in a city that is known for being a hotbed of creativity.

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