MASS Gallery
507 Calles Street Suite 108
Austin, TX 78702

Join Amy Yoes, Ezra Masch and Tim Schmidt for a casual conversation in the gallery discussing  both their individual practices, as well as, the grouping of their work together in Ultraviolet. Starts promptly at 8pm on the evening of their opening reception.

The work of Amy Yoes is laden with an interest in decorative language and architectural space. She responds to formal topologies of ornaments and styles that have reverberated through time, permeating through and informing our mutually constructed visual and cultural memory.

Ezra Masch makes elaborate works that immerses the sensory experiences. His performance and instrumental based site-specific installations incorporate the translation and abstraction of audio video stimulus, pushing the boundaries between instrument, audience, performer, and space.

Tim Schmidt creates sculptures utilizing common materials tying the work to everyday environments. His work often pulls from minimalism, transcendentalism, as well as natural history and vernacular architecture, though any critical social stance or subversion that can be taken by the work becomes blurred by his commitment to the innate qualities of the materials.

ABOUT CLOSE ENCOUNTERS

With each exhibition, MASS solicits participating artists to devise a program designed to provide new methods of engaging the public’s curiosity, inviting them to participate intellectually or physically with the exhibition space, as well as the artist’s work and concepts. Open and broad, this prompt can be approached in a multitude of ways: performance based, passive, or completely radical in execution or thought. Close Encounters is a challenge to the artist, as well as the audience, and is designed to provide a new way of encountering and understanding the creative process.

MASS is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Development Department/Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future.