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    VESSEL
    Alyssa Taylor Wendt and Brooke Gassiot

    Alyssa Taylor Wendt and Brooke Gassiot present Vessel, an exhibition about inhabited forms. Through video installation, staged production stills, drawing, performance and sculpture, they examine the containers of spiritual and mnemonic residue. A sense of vitality and collective resilience comes through the work in a variety of forms. From garment to architecture to vessel, the pieces pull us closer while expanding the notion of our presence inside of time.

    ALYSSA TAYLOR WENDT is a multidisciplinary artist, filmmaker and curator who works in Austin, Texas and Detroit, Michigan. Her recent projects reference themes of ritual, animism, mysticism, inherited memory, architecture and history using video, sculpture, staged photographs and performance. Earning her MFA from Bard College, she has shown internationally since 2004, including Deitch Projects, Vox Populi, Co-Lab Projects, Third Man Records, Women and Their Work and the Fusebox Festival. Her three-channel video installation H A I N T premiered at the Visual Arts Center at UT Austin and was the Official Winner of the 2018 International Istanbul Experimental Film Festival. She is currently finishing her second master’s degree at Harvard in Museum Studies, as she plans to open a museum for cultural artifacts in 2023.
    www.AlyssaTaylorWendt.com

    BROOKE GASSIOT is an interdisciplinary artist whose work ranges from sculptural light boxes and video installations to painting and surface design. In this exhibition, she uses inherited articles of Victorian era clothing to conjure questions around the many roles women play and pass down through generations. Gassiot has exhibited at Lawndale Art Center in Houston, The Contemporary Austin, Blue Star Contemporary in San Antonio, Los Angeles and Italy. Her work has been commissioned by businesses such as Juniper Restaurant, milk + honey spa, as well as private residences. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The University of Texas at Austin and is a founding member of ICOSA.
    www. Brookegassiot.com

    Exhibition dates: April 9th - May 8th, 2021
    Opening Reception: Friday, April 9th, 6 pm - 10 pm
    We will be letting 4 people at a time into the gallery and masks are required at all times.
    Gallery hours: Fridays and Saturdays, 12- 6 pm and by appointment.

    For appointments email: icosacollective@gmail.com or call 512-920-2062

    ICOSA Collective Gallery
    916 Springdale Rd, Bldg 2, #102
    Austin, TX 78702
    www.icosacollective.com

    This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.






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