Fisterra Projects and Art 84 host individual artists and collectives of various styles and media, plus live Dance + Music + Art. Events held at 84 Waller, the home of futurist, collector, music lover, and dancer Larry Vanston, as well as other venues.
Cornelius Carter | Work in Progress (2020-2021)
Virtual Exhibit Opens August 28, 2020
In Person Exhibit: Date & Location TBA
Art 84 and Fisterra Projects announce a new exhibit by Austin artist Cornelius Carter entitled Work in Progress. The exhibit captures the struggle and glory of the African-American experience along with the artist’s faith in the American dream of equality and opportunity for all. We share that faith, and we support all the people who are working so hard today to make the dream a reality.
An online preview of the exhibit is viewable at [TBA]with a virtual opening featuring Cornelius scheduled for [TBA]. The time and location of the physical exhibit will
be announced at a later time.
Taking inspiration from multiple traditions, Cornelius weaves together imagery from history, mythology, childhood, and life experience to create paintings that are thought-provoking, captivating, and beautiful. He often incorporates historical elements and classical styling, but from his own cultural perspective. People and their relationships are a central theme in his work.
Please note: This exhibit includes disturbing reminders of our past, for example, the slave auction image. Cropped on the group art image, the full painting will be displayed at the exhibit and the online preview.
2019 EAST Austin Studio Tour Art 84 Artists
• Melanie Hickerson: melaniehickerson.com(#501)
• Helen Mary Vanston Marek: vanmarek.com (#502)
• Harrison Marek: harrisonmarek.com (#503)
• Luna Davis: instagram.com/@diiscohell (#504)
• Kim Eitze: hennakim.com (#505)
• Justin C Gordon: studiojcg.com (#506)
• Eve Larson: evelarson.com (#507)
• Yoyo Pong: behance.net/Yoyo-Pong (#508)
• Randall Soileau: randallsoileau.com (#509)
• Digital Drawing Room: freeverbs.com (#510)
• Art from the Streets: artfromthestreets.org (#511)
(See examples of each artist’s work below)
Melanie Hickerson: melaniehickerson.com (#501)
Note: We chose Melanie Hickerson’s painting “1956 (West Texas)” as our Key image for Art 84 because it so beautifully personifies the love of Dance + Music + Art.
Helen Mary Vanston Marek: vanmarek.com (#502)
Harrison Marek: harrisonmarek.com (#503)
Luna Davis: instagram.com/@diiscohell (#504)
Kim Eitze: hennakim.com (#505)
Justin C Gordon: studiojcg.com (#506)
Eve Larson: evelarson.com (#507)
Yoyo Pong: behance.net/Yoyo-Pong (#508)
Randall Soileau: randallsoileau.com (#509)
Digital Drawing Room (Casey Alfstad Curator): freeverbs.com (#510)
Art from the Streets: artfromthestreets.org (#511)
We hope you will stop by Art 84 during the 2019 EAST Austin Studio Tour
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Previous Art 84 Exhibitions
2018 EAST Austin Studio Tour
Thank you again to the eleven wonderful visual artists who were part of Art 84’s 2018 EAST Studio Tour: Thierry Bignolet, Cornelius Carter, Valérie Chaussonnet, Linda Dumont, Melanie Hickerson, Emily Hoyt-Weber, Jose Lopez, Helen Mary Vanston Marek, Alicia Philley, Amy Scofield, and Gentlemen Dancers (Ben Ruggiero, Ben Lynch & Ryan Vaughn)
(Ben Ruggiero, Ben Lynch & Ryan Vaughn)
2017 EAST Austin Studio Tour
Thank you again to the eight wonderful artists who participated in our inaugural
EAST Austin Studio Tour in 2017. Click the links below for more info for each artist.
We celebrated Austin’s love of dance and music through abstract and figurative art by Caroline Wright, David Garza, Melanie Hickerson, Eric Débris, Rhea Pettit, Helen Mary Vanston Marek, Valérie Chaussonnet and Jennifer Chenoweth. The below pieces highlighted the gallery’s Dance + Music + Art theme for EAST 2017.
Click links for more info for each artist.
Art 84 (aka Gallery 84) | Dance + Music + Art
Caroline Wright “The Party”
David Garza “The Gift of Music”
Melanie Hickerson “West Texas 1956”
Rhea Pettit “Grace in Motion”
Eric Débris “RocknRolla”
Helen Mary Vanston Marek “Larry & Emily — Fishnet Stockings”
Valérie Chaussonnet “Dancing Malevich”
Jennifer Chenoweth “Larry’s Polka”