MASS Gallery
507 Calles Street Suite 108
Austin, TX 78702

Harvest is a group exhibition of Austin-based artists Ryan Lauderdale, Dylan Reece, Anthony Romero, and Corkey Sinks recent work. The exhibition presents an overlapping, multifaceted conversation between each artist’s individual interests and studio practice. A collective foundation results from investigating appropriated and manipulated cultural relics, personal history and memory, and perceptions of the ritual and sacred. A freedom for the present is championed through a thorough study of the past, and is recapitulated by each visitor’s investigation of the work. Here, and together as a group, the material sources and underpinning concepts become either divorced, inverted, or conflated. Personal histories as well as broader cultural associations encoded in the source material itself blurs any concrete reading leaving the viewer free to reap new perspectives from a mixture of sources.

Ryan Lauderdale was born in in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and earned a B.F.A. in Studio Art and B.A. in Art History from the University of Texas at Austin in 2005. His work has been exhibited throughout the U.S. and Texas, including Okay Mountain, Current Space in Baltimore, LNML Gallery, and Cinematexas 10.

Dylan Reece was born in in Dallas, Texas, and earned a B.F.A. in Design from the University of Texas at Austin in 2005. His work has been exhibited at the Creative Research Lab, LMNL Gallery, the Austin Museum of Digital Art, and others. Dylan Reece will be exhibiting at the UT Dallas Centraltrack with Ben Aqua in November and his first solo show will open in January, 2009 at Brooke Berman Gallery in Dallas, Texas.

Anthony Romero was born in Austin, Texas, and will complete his B.A. in Art History from Texas State University in 2009. His work has been shown in Texas and most recently at Queens Nails Annex in San Francisco. He is currently the Volunteer Coordinator for the Texas Biennial and the Financial Officer for MASS Gallery.

Corkey Sinks was born in Dallas, Texas, and is a Partner of Okay Mountain, and a founding member of the multimedia collective, Austin Video Bee.

Installations photos courtesy Ben Aqua

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.