507 Calles Street
Austin, TX 78702
Friday: 5-8 pm
Saturday: 12-5 pm
Sunday: 12-5 pm
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This project is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Growth & Redevelopment Services Office/Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.
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MASS Gallery impacts the creative culture of Austin by cultivating a physical space for open engagement with a multiplicity of interests and acts of art making.
Founded in 2006, MASS is a collectively run nonprofit gallery and project space based in Austin, Texas. Consisting of a cast culled from Austin’s rich community of artists, writers, musicians and educators, MASS members jointly contribute to the daily operations and strategic planning of exhibitions, programming and events.
From 2006 to 2010 MASS existed as part of the Blue Theater complex, behind what is now Big Medium at Canopy and adjacent to the current Museum of Human Achievement. During this period, MASS presented more than forty exhibitions and indescribable events, establishing its reputation as an art space with a true sense of curiosity, always amenable to the risk of providing its space and energy in support of the unknown. MASS’s stint at the Blue Theater was characterized by large scale installations that dramatically transformed the space, notably House Painting by Erin Curtis, Stalemate of the Boozefox, and Panopticon by Dustin Kilgore. MASS also became an associated venue and partner with Austin art events like Fusebox, EAST and The Texas Biennial.
Between 2010 and 2013, MASS utilized a two year nomadic period to create public art projects and pop-up exhibitions around town. MASS teamed up with CoLab to mount 2 exhibitions: Monolith Pass by Anthony Garza and Vortexas Brainsaw Massacre, a haunted house/installation staged by the MASS staff. We also did the Totally Wreck show at Big Medium and a group show, Methods of Entanglement at the UT ACES building.
In November 2013, MASS established itself in its new location within the vibrant 507 Calles Street complex, consisting of a 1,500-square foot gallery space, five large work studios and a unique retail space.
Xochi Solis is an Austin, TX based artist sharing her studio time between Texas and Mexico. Her works include multi layered, collaged paintings constructed of paint, hand-dyed paper, vinyl, plastics, and images from found books and magazines. She received her B.F.A. in Studio Art from the University of Texas in 2005. Recent exhibitions include: We must build as if the sand were stone, South Texas College Library Gallery, McAllen, TX (2016); Rivers of our Vision, Lawndale Art Center in Houston, TX (2013); Summer Invitational, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York City, NY; Flatlander, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO (2015); New Art in Austin: 20 to Watch, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX (2008); and currently Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO (2017). In 2016, Solis held a residency at Pele Prints in St. Louis, MO and in 2013 was a resident artist at Arquetopia in Oaxaca, MX learning to work with natural pigments. Solis is one of 30 artists featured in the book Collage: Contemporary Artists Hunt and Gather, Cut and Paste, Mash Up and Transform (Chronicle Books, 2014). In addition to her studio practice, she spins records with the Chulita Vinyl Club and has been an active member of MASS Gallery since 2008. xochisolis.com
Drew Liverman is an artist and designer living in Austin, Texas. Drew received his B.F.A. in painting and printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2002. Drew’s drawing, painting, screen-printing, video/animation, and installation work has been featured in Beautiful Decay Magazine and shown in The Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasgow, Scotland; Atelier als Supermedium Artists Space for Contemporary Art Den Haag/Rijswijk, The Netherlands; and the Lawndale Art Center in Houston, Texas. In addition to his personal work, Drew contributes to the Austin, Texas based art collective, Boozefox and has been an active MASS member since 2007. drewliverman.org
Erin Gentry is a native of Mexico, was raised in the United States, and has been living and working in Austin since the late 1990s. Erin has extensive professional experience in youthwork, bilingual education, and program design and project management, and has been involved in the creation and development of several small non-profit organizations, where she specialized in strategic planning, organizational development, and meeting facilitation. Her nationally recognized work for Arthouse at the Jones Center’s youth education programs impacted the lives of hundreds of young artists and educators. Erin holds a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies from St. Edward’s University, in Austin, TX, and a master’s degree in American Culture Studies from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, where she wrote about intersections of gender, contemporary art, and urban space. She has also completed graduate coursework in museum studies and information studies. She has been an active member of MASS Gallery since 2011.
Jules Buck Jones is a practicing artist living and working in Austin, Texas. Jules received his B.F.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia in 2005 and received his M.F.A. from the University of Texas at Austin in 2008. Over the years Jules has developed a body of work dealing primarily with animal imagery and thoughts on biology, ecology, mythology, and transformation. He participated in the Austin Museum of Art’s 20 to Watch show in the spring of 2008 and was the Artist in Residence in Everglades National Park in May and June of 2009. In 2011 Jules completed residencies at the Vermont Studio Center in Vermont, the Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture in Maine, Buoy Gallery, Maine, and received a fellowship for a residency on Fisher’s Island, New York. Jules shows extensively throughout Texas with solo shows in Dallas, Austin, and Houston. Jules is also part of Boozefox, a collaborative team practicing large scale installations and has been an active member of MASS Gallery since 2006. julesbuckjones.com
Emily Kelly is an arts educator currently living and working in Austin, Texas. As the Coordinator of Educational Outreach and Visitor Engagement at the Visual Arts Center, Kelly seeks to increase curricular use of exhibitions and enhance visitor experiences by providing opportunities for engagement. Kelly holds a B.S. in Marketing and Fine Arts from the University of New Orleans and a M.A. in Art Education with a specialized portfolio in Art and Cultural Management and Entrepreneurship from The University of Texas at Austin. She has been an active member of MASS since 2016.
Richard P. Mansfield is a practicing sculptor, living and working in Austin, Texas. He was born and raised in the Northwest receiving his B.A. in Sculpture from Central Washington University and his M.F.A. in Sculpture from California State University, Fullerton. He has shown in Washington, Arizona, California, Texas and most recently in Chicago at the Nicole Villeneuve Gallery. While being an active artist he also works at the University of Texas at Austin as a Lecture and Sculpture supervisor. Richard is also an active member of MASS Gallery, a non-profit, artist run gallery in Austin, Texas. richardmansfield.net
Teruko Nimura is an Austin-based artist with a diverse multi-media practice. She did her undergraduate studies at San Francisco Art Institute and received her M.F.A. from University of Texas at Austin. She is inspired by the traditions of Asian and Indigenous cultures, and explores issues of interconnectedness, memory, cultural and feminine identity, ritual and multiples. She is a member of MASS gallery, ICOSA art collective, and serves as an Arts Commissioner for the City of Austin. She has shown throughout Texas, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, and California and is a former fellow and resident of OXBOW school of Art and A.C.R.E. residency. She recently completed a public art project funded by Art Place America that culminated in an outdoor participatory ceremony and installation for the community. Teruko has been an active member of MASS Gallery since 2016. terukonimura.net
George Pasterk was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada and has been living and working in Austin, Texas since 2007. He has a B.A. in Art History from University of Nevada Las Vegas and for the last fifteen years has worked in library public services and in museum education. Since 2009 he has been the acting creative director for the east Austin new music and performance series, the Church of the Friendly Ghost. Since 2012 he has acted as lead curator for the Church’s summer event, the New Media Art and Sound Summit, a three day festival of musical performance, experimental film, installation work and public workshops. He has been a MASS member since 2013.
Scott Proctor is an artist and educator currently living and working in Austin, Texas. Scott Received his B.F.A. from Western Michigan University and his M.F.A. at the University of Texas at Austin in 2007. Since graduation, Scott participated in the Austin Museum of Art’s 20 To Watch show in the spring of 2008. He has been a resident artist at OXBOW in Sagatuck, Michigan, a Lecturer at Temple College in Temple, Texas, and now a lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin. Scott continues to maintain a professional art practice in his Austin studio, as well as exhibiting regularly in Texas and across the country. In addition to his art practice and his teaching, Scott is a preparator at the Visual Arts Center on the University of Texas at Austin campus and is an active member of MASS Gallery. scotproctor.com