Drawing Lines, a highly anticipated public art project focusing on Austin’s citizen-driven transition to a new political system of geographic representation, will be unveiling all ten artists’ projects in the coming months. All of the Drawing Lines events are free and open to the public, with the /PERSON/PLACE/THING/ opening party at the Cement Loop in District 1 from 7-9pm on Friday, October 23rd with Los Outsiders.
Exploring District One through community, memory, and object, Los Outsiders gathered stories and mementos from the residents in the district. The /PERSON/PLACE/THING/ exhibit includes personal objects, imagery and interviews and portraiture to capture the everyday memories that weave residents together and to the places they call home.
Through photography and interviews, Los Outsiders met and learned about a broad spectrum of people from the area.
Through interviews and documented excursions using public transportation, the collective traced the boundaries of the district as they explored the places that have meaning to the residents.
Through the interviews and portraits, they asked residents to open up about personal belongings or objects that they hold dear, or that tell us something about who they are.
A culminating project, /PERSON/PLACE/THING/, weaves together all of these elements into a temporary exhibition and accompanying reception at Cement Loop, a studio and gallery space in District One. Once the exhibition comes down, the individuals whose objects were documented will be collaged with those of other residents and given copies of the work so as to further establish connections between participants.
Los Outsiders, the Austin based creative collective, began in 2007 when Jaime Salvador Castillo, Michael Anthony García and Hector Hernandez met exhibiting work in Mexic-Arte Museum’s “Young Latino Artists 11: Juventud Desenfrenada.” With the addition of Robert Jackson Harrington in 2014, Los Outsiders broadened the scope of their creative endeavors. Collectively, Los Outsiders develop platforms for artistic dialog such as the Los Outsider video-podcasts, and by curating group exhibitions with local, national and international artists. Recent projects include Dance Your Pants Off and #ATXLoteria, focusing on artist driven community involvement and engagement.
District 1: /Person/Place/Thing
ARTISTS: Los Outsiders
Opening party October 23 from 7p-9p
Exhibit on display October 23 – November 6th
5811 Berkman Dr. Ste. 140