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Thank you Wayne Alan Brenner and the Austin Chronicle for the article!

Come on out to see the Collectors Show at grayDUCK Gallery!

Mike Chesser - participating collector in the Collectors Show With a photography background, Mike has a keen eye for composition and curation. He has always had a desire to collect things, which began as a boy, with his collection of rocks. His first piece of art was a horse print his parents bought for him; He still has it today. A close photographer friend of his in New Your City would buy all the up-and-coming artwork of the day, and then turn around and sell it to his friends. He was Mike’s unofficial art dealer and he learned quite a bit from him. Mike is a leader in the Austin art community; He is a member of the Contemporary Austin Board and a supporter of many arts organizations, too many to count.

Collectors Show

Collectors Show

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 20, 7-10pm Exhibition Dates: May 20 – June 18, 2017 Collectors Show is a celebration of local collectors that champion art on a personal level. grayDUCK has invited several local collectors to share artworks from their private collections, offering the public the opportunity to view works signifying a lifelong commitment to the arts, and the artists that have ignited their passion for collecting. Participating Collectors: Ann Berman & Shawn Smith, Mike Chesser, Anastasia & Jay Colombo, Donlad R. Mullins, Shalini Ramanathan & Chris Tomlinson, Elisa & Joel Sumner The role of the art collector is vital and complex; it is an investment in the life and legacy of artists. This exhibition offers an insight into the relationships forged between collectors and artists by presenting a sampling of artwork for which these art lovers have found space in their homes. Pieces that they live with on a daily basis. With this show, we hope to inspire new collectors by showing how personal the experience of curating your collection can be. What you choose to surround yourself with can provide insight into your history, your philosophy, even your personality.

See y'all tonight!

Art Alliance Austin

This week's Historic Austin Art Weekly features Opening - Rebecca Rothfus Harrell: ATLAS & Artist Discussion - Rebecca Rothfus Harrell: ATLAS at CAMIBA art, the opening of Collectors Show at grayDUCK Gallery, Sean Caulfield | Landscapes: Transformed/Transfigured at Flatbed Press and Gallery, the final weekend of West Austin Studio Tour and more

Beyond the Bio: Shalini Ramanathan & Chris Tomlinson - Art Alliance Austin

Beyond the Bio is a series that takes you past the canvas and into the minds of the artists and curators who build the contemporary arts community. Collectors Shalini Ramanathan & Chris Tomlinson will be featured at grayDUCK Gallery’s upcoming exhibit, Collectors Show. Join Art Alliance Austin for a...

Art Alliance Austin

Collectors Jay & Anastasia Colombo will be featured at grayDUCK Gallery’s upcoming exhibit, Collectors Show. Join us for an exclusive preview of this show, including conversation with the collectors moderated by gallery owner, Jill Schroeder, on May 17th as a part of our Austin Art Break series. RSVP to

Beyond the Bio: Joel and Elisa Sumner - Art Alliance Austin

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Work from the collection of Elisa Sumner & Joel Sumner will be featured in our next show - The Collectors Show, opening May 20. Thank you Art Alliance Austin for the write up!

The Twilight Worlds of Kate McCabe

The Twilight Worlds of Kate McCabe

Romance, Apocalypse and Moon Landings: The Twilight Worlds of Kate McCabe Kate McCabe in Person! Kate McCabe will be showcasing a decade’s worth of her moving image work combining humor in experimental film and premiering her latest 16mm work, You and I Remain. A film inspired by the Anthropocene, You and I Remain is an apocalyptic lullaby, a landscape film mediating on the end of the world. Shot in Big Sur, the Salton Sea and in McCabe’s own neighborhood of Joshua Tree, the film shows us a portrait of the world askew with subtle and moving sound design by Jason Payne of Nitzer Ebb. Kate McCabe (American b. 1972) lives in the desert near the rock-n-roll heaven known as Joshua Tree, California where she founded the art collective Kidnap Yourself. In Philadelphia, her youth was dominated by dance and art where she allegedly danced out of the womb. She is a graduate of Girls’ High, the University of the Arts and she obtained her MFA in Experimental Animation from the California Institute of the Arts under the innovative Jules Engel. She is an award winning independent filmmaker who has shown films globally since 1995 in both film festivals and galleries and the occasional guerrilla drive-in. She is most re-known internationally for Sabbia, her first feature film, a visual album for stoner rock prince, Brant Bjork. Her current work includes paintings, photography, short fiction, and art books. Her popular sketch comic book “Mojave Weather Diaries” has produced 4 books in the series and counting. McCabe has taught film at CalArts and UC San Diego and has worked with some of Los Angeles’ most prolific independent filmmakers including Eli Roth and Pat O’Neill. “Kate McCabe’s works are funny and sweet personal observations of our twilight worlds. Worlds where portraits of places and emotions are the kinetic sublime- where we as viewers are transported betwixt and between, hovering – our feet grounded on earth, our heads in the clouds. The everyday scene, a moving lyrical event functioning as a tribute to beauty and our lucid spirit. These short films are like private conversations sharing a secret and a dream.” PROGRAM: Milk and Honey 16mm color, sound, 15mins, 2004 Darling 16mm on video, color, sound 4 mins, 2011 Sabbia 16mm on video, color, sound, excerpt 15 min of 80, 2006 My Sweet 16mm on video, color, sound, 4 mins, 2013 Song for Pickles Super8 on video, B&W, sound, 3 mins. 2013 You and I Remain 16mm, color, sound, 15mins, 2015 My Friend 16mm on video, color, sound, 7 mins., 2015 Portraits 16mm, color sound, 8 min, 2001 There Are No Shadows in East Berlin digital video, color sound, 10 mins 2017 Total running time 82 minutes More info: Suggested donation $7 general / $5 students