In celebration of the Blanton Museum of Art‘s recent acquisition of “Roadside Attractions” (2012) by artist collective Okay Mountain, the museum is allowing for the 9 artists to take over many aspects of the museum for nearly a month.
Starting with a special mural commission on the “Frank Public Art Wall” (4th Street and Colorado in downtown Austin), the collective’s takeover will showcase their interest in public art incentives. Titled “All Things are Possible” (2015), the mural demonstrates Okay Mountain’s interest in tongue-in-cheek pop culture, while also facilitating a dialogue about art outside of the traditional museum or gallery space. There will be an opening reception for the mural (which was completed on March 30th) at Frank on April 15 from 6-9pm. Concurrently, “Roadside Attractions” will be on view at the museum.
On Saturday, April 4 at 2pm, the collective will participate in an artist talk titled “Perspectives: Okay Mountain,” which will focus on their role in the contemporary art scene in Austin (TX). Says Glasstire Magazine:
The Blanton will host a lecture with all nine current members of Okay Mountain. Formed in 2006 and based in Austin, the members are scattered around a number of cities. This lecture will mark the first time that the entire group has ever spoken together in Austin.
Access to the talk is included with museum admission; Free for members and UT students, faculty, and staff. For more information about the artists or available work, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.