We Can See Through Time
September 7 – October 6, 2018
ICOSA Collective presents We Can See Through Time, an exhibition of 3-D drawings by Matt Rebholz and Rachel Wolfson Smith. In their second collaboration, they transform rocks, plants, and urban detritus into fantastic landscapes. Found objects, construction materials and star charts are cropped, collaged and reimagined as layered red and blue drawings.
Audience members will be issued a pair of 3-D glasses that act as a point of entry into these disorienting spaces. The glasses allow viewers to explore forgotten ruins and possible futures within these playful and theatrical environments. The experience reinforces a sense of individual location within time and space.
We Can See Through Time is the first two-person show at ICOSA’s new gallery space at the Canopy Complex. It reasserts the Collective’s core goals of collaboration and experimentation.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Rachel Wolfson Smith is an Austin-based artist, known for her large scale graphite drawings. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, in gallery spaces such as the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art, and grayDUCK gallery. Wolfson has received grants and public projects from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, Art in Public Places, and the City of Austin. She has been invited to artist residencies at the Austin Fire Department, Halka Sannat in Istanbul, and the Babyan Culture House in Cappadocia, Turkey. In 2018 she was chosen as a member of The Contemporary Austin’s Crit Group.
Matt Rebholz is an artist and educator from Austin, Texas where he is a Lecturer at Texas State University and a member of the ICOSA artist’s collective. He has shown nationally and internationally, recently exhibiting work at the Southwest School of Art in San Antonio, Texas, the O Gallery in Tehran, Iran, and the Bulgarian Triennial of Graphic Art in Sofia, Bulgaria. He is currently hard at work on a Psychedelic Sci-Fi/Cosmic Western graphic novel titled The Astronomer.
Review by Melany Jean, The Austin Chronicle