Tiny Park launches with work from Deborah Stratman and Miguel Aragon
Tiny Park, a new exhibition series and art space located in central Austin, will present contemporary art exhibitions, readings, and film screenings by local and national artists. Functioning out of the organizers’ home located at 607 ½ Genard Street, Tiny Park will also utilize outside venues for larger exhibitions and events, and will collaborate with guest curators and other galleries to present conceptually and aesthetically diverse works.
Tiny Park’s inaugural exhibition opens Friday, September 9, 2011, 7 to 11 p.m. and features the work of Deborah Stratman and Miguel Aragon. The exhibition runs through September 24, 2011, and will be available for viewing 12 to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and by appointment. Future projects include a December showing of work from Sam Prekop (frontman of the renowned music group, The Sea and Cake).
About the Artists
Deborah Stratman has exhibited in the Whitney Biennial (2004), at the Hammer Museum, and the Sundance Film Festival. For her exhibition at Tiny Park, Deborah will present an installation based on an ongoing project entitled FEAR, wherein visitors will be invited to enter a closed room and privately call a toll-free number and talk about their deepest personal fears. Calls to the 800 number, which has been operational since 2004, are recorded and will be catalogued and searchable once the line closes in 2014, after ten years of operation.
Miguel Aragon, from Juarez, Mexico, is currently in the MFA program at UT Austin. His work was recently included in New Art in Austin: 15 to Watch at the Austin Museum of Art. Miguel will present works from a series that addresses, with a quiet and ghostly beauty, the violent drug war in Juarez.
About Tiny Park
Tiny Park is organized by Brian Willey and Thao Votang. Brian received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He previously worked at Paul Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles, Jan Cicero Gallery in Chicago, and Kidder Smith Gallery in Boston. Thao earned a BA in Art History from UT Austin. She is currently pursuing a masters degree from St. Edward’s University and working on a collection of short stories.
Tiny Park is located at 607 ½ Genard Street, Austin, Texas 78751.