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Opening Reception: Sunbathers

Friday, July 28th, 2017


Positions0 Remaining
Registration OpensTill registration closes
Registration ClosesAny time before each shift ends or when space runs out.
Age Limit18 and up
Volunteer duties:
Represent Big Medium at our info table during the event. Help visitors engage with the work of Sunbathers and with other programs of Big Medium; recruit volunteers and newsletter recipients; process donations; learn the ins and outs of art sales. Help with set up and clean up. 

Receptions in the Big Medium gallery are always free an open to all. Complimentary refreshments will be served. 

Show details:
Ellen Siebers: Sunbathers
July 28 - August 19

Sunbathers is a series of paintings inspired by the confined space found in both interior and exterior environments. The use of the square as object-like reference without spatial hierarchy acts as both a container and a window to present a flattened and abstracted view into the figurative subjects, domestic objects, and the circumstances in which they exist. These gestures and concepts are filtered through an observational experience that is individually and specifically human; an experience also used as a pragmatic approach to painting. The mind’s eye acts as presence in the experience of digesting experience, with continuous limitations and visual processes which necessitate us to link together a series of images, perspectives, and perception. Acts of preservation or reanimation begin to feel like mythology; preserving something vital in paint is a matter of physicality and memory.

Ellen Siebers is a painter based in Brooklyn. Siebers was born and raised in Wisconsin and received her MFA from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, and her BFA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She was a lecturer at the University of Iowa from 2009–12, a visiting faculty member at University of Wisconsin, Madison, from 2012–13, and currently works at the Brooklyn Museum. She has exhibited in group and solo exhibitions throughout the United States, recently participating in exhibitions at Frosch & Portmann, Proto Gallery, Field Projects, Fjord and The Provincial.

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Please arrive on time in casual party attire. You may be asked to help move coolers and tables for clean up and set up, so please dress accordingly (no high heels please!)
If you have any restrictions from lifting heavy objects, please let us know!
PerksComplimentary refreshments
Parking DetailsParking available on site.
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Location: 916 Springdale Road, Building 2, #101, Austin, TX 78702

Shifts (3)

Gallery prep 2:00PM 3:00PMLooking for a meticulous volunteer to mop the gallery floors and clean the windows to perfection before the opening reception!0/1Over
Gallery Opening shift 1 6:45PM 9:30PMHelp with set-up and work the event!3/3Over
Gallery Opening shift 2 9:00PM10:15PMHelp with clean up!2/4Over