Opening Reception
Friday, September 22, 2017
6-9 PM
Artist Talks at 6 PM

Sterling Allen: Backdrop & Blocker
September 22 - October 22, 2017
O'Quinn Gallery
Essay by Betsy Huete

In this solo presentation by Sterling Allen, the Austin-based artist creates a site-specific sculpture-based installation that activates sight lines, architectural relationships, hanging conventions, and spatial connections, all while celebrating pop, the handmade, function, failure and the cheap illusion.

Sterling Allen holds an MFA in Sculpture from the Milton Avery Graduate School of Arts at Bard College and a BFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas in Austin. He is a co-founder and co-director of Okay Mountain, an artist collective and former gallery based in Austin, Texas. As a solo artist and in collaboration with the group, he has exhibited, organized, and completed projects at venues throughout the United States and received several residencies including the Artpace International Artist-In-Residence Program in San Antonio, Texas and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha, Nebraska. He is currently an Assistant Professor in Studio Art at Texas State University in San Marcos, TX.

Untitled, 2017
Mixed media on paper
15 5/8 x 22 inches


Katherine Trimble: Touch Box
September 22 - October 22, 2017
Project Space

When does a sound become music? When does language break down into sound? What happens to live music if you can't see the performer? Houston-based artist and musician, Katherine Trimble asks her audience to contemplate the breakdown of sounds in an immersive site-specific installation entitled Touch Box.

Essay by Melissa Warak, Ph.D.

Katherine Trimble is a Houston-based musician and visual artist. She makes audiovisual installations and performances that explore how our senses influence, contradict, and depend on each other to create our own individual versions of the world. Originally from Rochester, NY, she earned a BFA in Animation from the Rhode Island School of Design (2006) and an MFA in Art & Technology Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2012), and has performed and exhibited her work internationally in a wide range of art spaces, film festivals, music venues and public spaces. She currently teaches at the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA) and Houston Community College.

Touch Box, 2017
Custom room, tactile transducers, microphone, custom software
8.5’ x 6’ x 8.5’ / Dimensions variable


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