The Contemporary Austin and grayDUCK Gallery Present Eight Austin Artists in the Culminating Exhibition of The Contemporary Austin's Crit Group 2019

The Contemporary Austin and grayDUCK Gallery are pleased to present the exhibition Crit Group 2019, featuring work by eight artists who participated this year in the museum's Crit Group—a program that combines group critique with professional development to support the holistic artistic practice of local artists. This eight-month-long program aspires to build a supportive community of Austin artists and to strengthen their practices with input from each other and established professionals in the field.

The opening reception will take place Saturday, July 27, from 2–4 pm at grayDUCK Gallery. In addition, the participating artists will give a public gallery talk about their work and their artistic growth during a program on Saturday, August 25, at 3 pm. The exhibition is on view at grayDUCK Gallery through August 25, 2019. Regular gallery hours are Thursday–Saturday, 11 am–6 pm and Sunday, 12–5 pm. All events are free and open to the public.

The culmination of the Crit Group program, the exhibition includes a diverse range of painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, drawing, video, sound art, and installation created during the Crit Group program. Dynamic and surprising, it features work by these eight talented Austin-based artists who challenged themselves to grow their art practices in new ways: Veronica Ceci, Madeline Irvine, Paloma Mayorga, Virginia Lee Montgomery, Michael Muelhaupt, Manik Raj Nakra, Matthew Steinke, and Jenn Wilson.

Read the full press release here.

IMAGE: Jenn Wilson, When you mistake a dog for a wolf, 2019. Oils on copper. 18 x 18 inches. Artwork © Jenn Wilson. Image courtesy the artist.