MASS Gallery
507 Calles Street Suite 108
Austin, TX 78702

Featuring video and animation works by Melissa Brown, Andy Coolquitt, Erin Dunn, Leif Goldberg, Billy Grant and Takeshi Murata. While predominately focused on contemporary approaches to stop motion animation, the work we’ll be screening comprises the full gamut of cinematic production from 16mm film in Leif Goldberg’s Life Under The Three Suns to high-end CGI in Takeshi Murata’s OM RIDER.  In addition to the screening, attendees are invited to contribute to the ongoing crowd-sourced animation project by Melissa Brown, Dotto Lotto.  In Dotto Lotto,  Brown invites participants to fill out pre-made connect-the-dots cards as they wish.  Each card is then shot as a single frame in an ever growing animation. MASS will provide the Dotto Lotto cards and drawing supplies.

Free and open to the public, BYOB.

Also don’t miss one of the last chances to see our current exhibition Mons Dew on view from September 18th – October 24th.

Dotto Lotto from Melissa Brown on Vimeo.

Takeshi Murata Salon 94 OM Rider Trailer from Salon 94 on Vimeo.

ABOUT CLOSE ENCOUNTERS

As an expression of MASS Gallery’s mission to create meaningful and significant moments for artists and viewers to connect, MASS introduces Close Encounters. In line with the continual effort to provide artists with the physical and mental space to challenge and develop their practice, Close Encounters will be a platform for them to reflect on their process while providing new avenues for gallery audiences to experience contemporary practices.

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.