MASS Gallery
507 Calles Street Suite 108
Austin, TX 78702


Event Images: Erica Nix

MASS Gallery is excited to announce two solo exhibitions by Austin-based artists, Scott Eastwood and Scott Gelber—the first offering in MASS’ new space at 507 Calles Street, Suite 108. Both exhibitions open on January 18, 2013 with a reception from 7-10 pm and run through February 23, 2013.

In They Never Die They Just Go To Sleep One Day, Eastwood presents an exhibition of new drawings, sculptures, and installations. Eastwood focuses on images and forms that mirror one another, formulating equations—living tissue and dead matter, something with nothing, and the jumble of the material world forced into equivalence with the void. Eastwood encourages the tendency to compare and contrast, and through these paired images invites us to investigate varied meanings, gushing vulgarities, and curious complexities.

In Scott Gelber’s exhibition, DOOM II: Hell on Earth, Gelber invites audiences to “kneel at the altar of The Teenage God, peer into the secret window, visit the Omega-mega-church food court, exit through the gift shop into the starless wasteland.” Gelber’s work in video, performance and sculpture combine shamanistic and spiritual imagery with the tropes of consumer culture. At 8 pm on the opening night, Gelber will launch the exhibition with a special performance.

Join us for the Grand Re-opening of MASS Gallery in our new space. Food and drinks will be provided by Tapas BravasHops & Grain and Ambhar Tequila. DJ performance by Ben Aqua. Special thanks to the City of Austin Cultural Arts Division for their support.

MASS was founded in 2006 in a former auto body shop behind the Blue Hanger thrift store on Springdale Road. Through the creative energy of a shifting collection of Austin artists, writers and curators, MASS has presented more than forty exhibitions, events and other indescribable occurrences between 2006 and 2012. MASS serves as a launching pad for local and national artists, a place where big ideas can have their first expression, and a site for the type of art that isn’t on view elsewhere in the city. Recently relocated to an energetic and diverse complex at 507 Calles Street, MASS consists of a 1500-square foot gallery, several large work studios, and a season of film screenings, musical performances, openings, and community outreach activities.

MASS Gallery will be open on Fridays from 5-8 pm; on Saturday and Sunday from 12-5 pm; and by appointment at 507 Calles Ave., Ste. 108, Austin, Texas, 78702. Special programs and performances will occur throughout the month – check massgallery.org for further information. To contact the gallery, please write info@massgallery.org.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Scott Eastwood’s work has been exhibited at Okay Mountain, Austin; Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin; UT Visual Arts Center, Austin; and MASS Gallery, Austin. Eastwood (b. 1978, Framingham, Massachusetts) received his BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond Virginia in 2000 and his MFA from the University of Austin at Texas in 2011.  More work can be viewed at scotteastwood.com

Scott Gelber is an artist who lives and works in Austin.  “DOOM I” was presented in May 2012 as part of the Sound + Vision program at the UT Visual Art Center. Gelber received his BFA from University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA and he currently serves as Assistant Director of Special Projects for the State of Eternity II.  More work can be viewed at stateofeternity.com

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.