The Inaugural Opening at Tiny Park in Austin, Texas, is this Friday, September 9, 2011, from 7 till 11 p.m. The exhibit will feature the works of Deborah Stratman and Miguel Aragon. The exhibition runs through September 24, 2011, and will be available for viewing 12 p.m. till 5 p.m. on Saturdays and by appointment. Tiny Park is located at 607 ½ Genard Street, Austin, TX 78751.
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 Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, is currently in the MFA program at UT Austin. Prior to this, he was a Lecturer at the Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juárez. His current body of work addresses the Mexican Drug Cartel Wars. It deals with perception and memory, and explores what it means to see, live and cope with images of incomprehensible violence. His work was recently included in New Art in Austin: 15 to Watch at the Austin Museum of Art.
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.