Whether it is smiley faces or teardrops, Anele’s raw and experimental use of a familiar visual language to reframe the viewer’s understanding of the knowable places them on the cutting edge of artmaking. Anele constantly challenges notions of what fashion and sculpture can do within their work thereby making art that is both visually fascinating and viscerally exciting to witness.

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Extra Medium is a group show organized by Ling-Lin Ku, Emily Lee, Ryan Crowley, and Henry Smith. This group show of small things is a sculptural constellation, operating somewhere in between flea market and medicine cabinet. Everything is for sale, some things are for touching. By bringing these small things out of our respective studios and into the public, we invite artists and visitors to reframe their relationship with buying art and caring for the inanimate.

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A pop-up exhibition curated by Laura Lynn Johnson featuring artists in stand-alone studios participating in the WEST Austin Studio Tour. Postcards with featured artists’ WEST locations will be available on site.

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Greetings from the summer interim period! It’s been almost four months since the doors at 702 Shady Lane officially closed. Since then we have been planning and preparing for the move into the new space at 1600 Pleasant Valley Road. The new space isn’t ready yet so Pump will be sharing a temporary structure with neighbors Almost Real Things on site of the new location.

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Rachel was commissioned by AIPP as an artist-in-residence to create permanent artwork for Austin Fire Department (AFD) that reflects their mission to create safer communities. This exhibition features the six artworks that will be installed at six Austin fire stations, as well as ink-wash drawings that were created during her residency.

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For over a decade, the bright yellow warehouse has been home to Pump Project where rotating exhibitions have welcomed contemplation, experimental practice and community. Pump is overjoyed to present The Door by the Garden as the last show held in the space. Exhibition contains mature content which may not be suitable for children. Discretion is advised. A family friendly closing party will take place post exhibition.​

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Curated around the idea of alchemy, the ICOSA Collective brings us PRIMA MATERIA, a group show of Austin artists whose work explores a sense of mysticism, teleportation, clairvoyance and the magic of metallurgy. Shown in conversation with Erin Cunningham and Alyssa Taylor Wendt’s show these, our precious scars, the group looks at change as a positive force and one that could yield bigger discoveries and treasures, as with the alchemical practice. As our community is aware, Pump Projects will soon be relocating due to the sale of the current beloved space. This exhibition celebrates ICOSA’s last show in the physical space and affirms the strength of the art community to persevere and gild the seeds of future endeavors.

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Vladimir Mejia was born in 1992 in New York City. He received his B.F.A. in Studio Art from the University of Texas in 2014 and continues to reside in Austin. Vladimir is a multi-discipline artist who works in Installation, Sculpture, Photography, Performance Art, Printmaking and Digital Media as well as the the current curator of Co-Lab Projects’ instagram residency #bitres. His work while rooted in conceptual art attempts to incorporate elements which make his pieces relatable to both audiences versed in art history and those who may be unfamiliar with it. Using interaction, humor, abstraction and writing to tackle politics, race relations, generational divides and the ever evolving relationship between people and technology.

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Swing State is a collection of drawings, paintings, and sculptures that spans two years. It includes reflections and reactions to the changing culture, political, and geographical trends that make up the state in which I live. These observations are broken up into two series: Red State and Blue State. Shown together, they represent one of the most rapidly changing periods of our cultural history.

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