Lecturers Laura Stack, Melissa Borman and Jim Hittinger Exhibition in Austin
Driving South in a Mostly Straight Line is the first phase of an art exchange between Rosalux Gallery, an art collective based in Minneapolis, Minnesota and ICOSA collective of Austin, Texas. Selected by Andrea Mellard, the exhibition introduces Austin to the 20 members of Rosalux. In turn, Rosalux will be presenting the work of ICOSA collective’s 20 members in Minneapolis in May. The first exhibition of this two-city art exchange is comprised of a diverse of artmaking practices including painting, mixed media sculpture, watercolor, photography, printmaking, drawing, and collage. While 1,176 miles separate the two artist collectives, the common goal to support their fellow artists and share their community’s creative output brings them together.
“One of my favorite aspects of Austin’s arts community is how groups of artists come together to just make what they want happen. I have been impressed by the way artist collective ICOSA has supported each other, developed spaces to present work, and now are exchanging art shows with Rosalux Gallery. I appreciated the opportunity to review and select for exhibition the diverse art made by the twenty members of Minneapolis’ longest running collective art gallery. I hope the Rosalux exchange introduces Austin to new artists and that their work and commitment to sustaining a creative community are inspiring.”