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ODE TO THE BOOK

THURSDAY, APRIL 18th, 6-10pm



Books have always been an essential part of our lives, serving as a gateway to worlds beyond our imagination. They take us on adventures, introduce us to fascinating characters, and transport us to different times and places. In this exhibit, visitors will be able to experience the artistry of books through a variety of forms. It features a diverse collection of art including detailed illustrations, letterpress prints, book shrine sculptures, art books, and art made from book pages. Elevating them beyond their functional purpose, artists Stephen Dubov, Sandra C. Fernandez, Emily Mitchell, Kyle Schlesinger, Jennie Tudor Gray and Beckette Rivera have created their own unique tribute to books. Join us on an unforgettable journey that will awaken your senses and showcase the many ways in which books can inspire.


In addition to our regular programming, Bolm Arts is excited to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with you on Saturday, April 27! 


Our neighbor, Time Being Books, will be open for the Austin Book Trail from 11am - 4pm on Saturday, April 27th at 5305 Bolm Rd. Austin, TX 78721  (Upstairs in Bay 8). During this book trail our gallery will be open and we will hear from Author Eric Heisner, an award-winning screenwriter, actor, and filmmaker who has a special affinity for the Western genre. His Conch Republic Series features illustrations from artist and illustrator Emily Mitchell, some of which will be on display.  


Opening reception: Thursday April 18th, 6-10pm featuring music by Jade Parx, Jac Carson, Amir Neubach, Liz Emme and Nico Little 

Austin Texas Book Trail: Saturday April 27th 11am-4pm

Featuring author Eric Heisner. 

Closing reception: Saturday May 4th 6-10pm

Gallery hours: Saturdays and Sundays until May 4th 12-4pm

Additional gallery visits available by appointment, contact hellobolmarts@gmail.com

SLOW FADE
Xander Rudd

MARCH 21st, 2024 6-10pm 

with music by BXll and Ron Austin, beverages provided by Guayaki, Nomadic Beer Works, and Querendon Tequila

In this solo exhibition, “Slow Fade, ” Xander Rudd explores the essence of "fade" in his new mixed media paintings and the multi-dimensionality thatlies within them. The paintings oscillate between abstraction and representation, blending organic forms with fabricated constructs. Within each piece, there exists a delicate interplay between painterly expression and graphic precision, inviting viewersto navigate the threshold between order and chaos. Gradients of color are central to the collection, dancing across the surface and serving as a conduitfor transitioning between moments, realities, and states of mind. 


A notable aspect of Rudd's work lies in the interconnectedness of each piece. They inform,yet also echo one another, creating a visual dialogue that resonates throughout the exhibition. Througha harmonious blend of form and color, viewers are encouraged to immerse themselves in the intricacies of texture and pattern, while also embracing the tranquil expanses of atmospheric fades. In essence, this exhibition offers a contemplative experience, inviting audiences to tune into the nuances of perception and to explore the subtle beauty found within the journey of transformation.

 

Xander Rudd is a visual Artist from Tennessee currently working out of his studio in Austin, Tx.He graduated from University of Tennessee witha Bachelors in Two-Dimensional Arts and a concentration in Painting in 2016. Since graduating, traveling and exploring other cultures has been a deep passion of Xander’s, being a nomad on and off throughout the years and painting murals across the world. His mixed media paintings draw from various experiences and impressions in his day to day life through an abstract lens. They vary from geometric-abstract and expressionism to surreal landscape and influences of the natural world. His work attempts to display a real sense of movement and a transference of information.


GALLERY HOURS

Closing reception: April 4th, 2024 6-10pm 

Additional gallery hours available

by appointment, contact 

xanderruddart@gmail.com

WITHIN REASON
Toni Ardizzone

FEBRUARY 15th 2024 6-10pm 

with music by DJ AMIZEN,beverages provided by Liquid Death

In this solo exhibition by Toni Ardizzone, tactile paintings and assemblages link the terrestrial world with the artist’s personal experiences of facing mortality and living with a chronic illness. Through uninhibited construction, layers of scavenged materials create unrefined surfaces for drawing, painting, and collage. Mirrors, cardboard, bones, flash cards, and antique textiles channel nostalgia and memory, while vigorous marks and loose paint handling reflect on the human body’s fragility and resilience. Within Reason probes the marvels of nature while teasing a phrase that is meant to set boundaries. Apprehending the discoveries of science and medicine while rejecting divine belief, these works navigate self-subscribed mysteries and miracles through a humanist lens.

 

Toni Ardizzone has presented solo exhibitions nationally and her murals exist across the globe. In 2019, Ms. Ardizzone was selectedfor two artist residencies including Ayatana’s “Mortem” in Quebec, Canada and the Palimpsest Mural Project in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her murals have been commissioned by Facebook, SXSW, Austin City Limits Festival, HOPE Campaign and the Art Councils of Thomasville, Georgia, Havana, Florida, Adams County, Colorado and Glens Falls, New York. Whether created in the studio or on a public wall, her paintings share a distinct voice thatis both inviting and vivaciously punk, filled with confrontational imagery, wild patterns, and unexpected color palettes. Ardizzone received her BFA from Indiana University in 2006 and MFA from Florida State University in 2020.She currently resides in Austin, Texas.


GALLERY HOURS

Saturday:

February 17th & February 24th, 12-4pm

Closing reception: March 2nd 2024 6-10pm 

 

AN INTERPRETATION OF DREAMS

Come join us at Bolm Arts for our first art show of the new year! “An Interpretation of Dreams” will take place in our art gallery on Thursday, January 18th, from 7-11 PM.

TECHNODROME

November 11-12/18-19, 2023

Tour number #297 (5305 Bolm Road, Bay 9)

Technodrome’ and its 24-foot castle facade form a gateway to a dystopian cyberpunk world. Set on a background of a faux castle wall, ‘Technodrome’ is a merging of old and new, predicting a future that is both exciting and terrifying.

 

A common thread among all artists is a counter-culture attitude; most are anonymous in their public works. Like the artists involved, get inspired to think critically about the world.

 

Curated by artists Gd Wright, Steef Crombach and The Death Head, open during the Austin Studio Tour alongside our 21 artist studios.

Featured artists:

Eric Manche, FeeBee, GD Wright, JENKINS2D, Josh House, Omar Estrada (Skull), Peelander-yellow, Potaware, Seth Relentless, Spicy Gobou, Steef Crombach, The Cats Cult, The Death Head and The Ghost.


Original poster artwork by @sethrelentless

NATURE & NURTURE
Sydney Dittmar & Marta Shirt

OPENING: October 19th, 2023 6pm-10pm

Music Starts At 7pm

Join Bolm Arts for a show featuring work from local Austin artists Sydney Dettmar and Marta Shirt, who believe that life is shaped by both “Nature and Nurture.” Although working in different mediums, both artist’s work is rich with layers of texture, color, and meaning.

 

Marta Shirt creates artwork that celebrates the beauty and peace that can be found in nature by incorporating dense layers of treated moss and other locally sourced organic materials. Having been inspired by her own mental health struggles, she seeks to bring the soothing aspects of nature into indoor spaces in a way that is accessible to anyone, regardless of where they are at in their own mental health journeys.

 

Also inspired by her own history, Sydney’s collage-based works explore themes of girlhood trauma, family dysfunction, and societal hypocrisy. Using collage materials sourced from her collection of vintage Seventeen and Playboy magazines from the 1950s, ‘60s, and ‘70s, these works express sentiments that still feel remarkably relevant to today’s world. Come explore and celebrate the complexities of life, love, and beauty at the opening of ‘Nature And Nurture.’

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