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Water Water Everywhere So Let's All Have A Drink, 2010 / video still / 28 minutes / Permanent Collection Orange County Museum of Art & Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego


Media

Ultrasonic VI at Mark Moore Gallery Okay Mountain and David Ryan Interviews

Artist Biography

Okay Mountain is a nine member artist collective based in Austin, Texas. Formed in 2006 as an artist-run alternative gallery space, the group has exhibited their drawing, video, sound, and performance projects throughout the United States and in Mexico City, and has been widely recognized for its "inventive construction, loving attention to detail and keen-eyed connoisseurship." Okay Mountain repackages, reconstitutes, and rekindles our consumerist desires with a sardonic edge. Their installations and multi-media assemblage works mimic the stock vernacular of our communal materialism, yet tweak them just enough to reveal our superficial insecurities and convictions.

While most artists are alumni of the University of Texas at Austin (TX), others are graduates of University of California Los Angeles (CA), Rhode Island School of Design (RI), and the University of Kansas (KS). Institutional exhibitions have included those at the Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston (TX), Austin Museum of Art (TX), McNay Art Museum (TX), Arthouse (TX), University of Tennessee, Chattanooga (TN), and the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum (MA). Their work is included in the permanent collection of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art (CT), McNay Museum of Art (TX), Orange County Museum of Art (CA), Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (CA), Santa Barabara Museum of Art (CA), and Vanderbilt University (TN).

Exhibitions


Okay Mountain

Okay Mountain

Feb 16 – Mar 16, 2013

Ultrasonic VI : Appropriate

Ultrasonic VI : Appropriate

Sep 10 – Oct 22, 2011


Selected Press

Artsy Editorial - Five Video Artists To Watch at Mark Moore Gallery

ZingMagazine - Interview: Okay Mountain

Complex Sneakers - PROMO: Jeremy Fish, Michael Sieben, and the Morning Breath Collide...

New American Paintings - Long Plays: Okay Mountain at Mark Moore Gallery

ArtSlant - How to Bong Out with your Dong Out at Mark Moore Gallery

Cartwheel - Okay Mountain, David Ryan at Mark Moore Gallery

Fabrik - Exhibitions from Okay Mountain & David Ryan at Mark Moore Gallery

Statements - MMG In house publication

ZingMagazine - Family Tree

The Daily Traveler - DREAM TEAM: An Insider's Guide to Austin, Texas

Might Be Good - New Image Sculpture

Arrested Motion - Openings: "Ultrasonic VI: Appropriate" - Mark Moore Gallery

Vice Magazine - Kill The Engine-Television,Cults,Gyms

Leo Weekly - The art of a six pack

San Antonio Current - Rites of Possession

Glasstire - Out and About: New Image Sculpture at the McNay

Visual Art Source - Editorial: Reviews, "New Image Sculpture"

Trends - New Image Sculpture

Visual Art Source - New Image Sculpture

Los Angeles Magazine - Austin: Living it up in Texas' capital

San Antonio Express - Artists Raise Questions With Everyday Items

TPR Arts - Paying Extraordinary Attention to the Ordinary, for Profit

Plaza de Armas - The Belief Behind Belief: New Image Sculpture at the McNay

McNay Art Museum - New Image Sculpture

Juxtapoz - First Take at University of Houston

Tribeza - What's Happening In The Arts Now

Austin American-Statesman - Singular Vision

Austin 360.com - Okay Mountain makes a big art-world splash

The Austin Chronicle - Collective Burgeoning

Austin Chronicle - Readers Poll: Arts & Entertainment

The New York Times - Art in Review

Art Voices - Okay Mountain

Austin Chronicle - Okay Mountain: When Miami won't come to the Mountain...

Austin Chronicle - Okay Mountain / Rude Mechs - Collective Movement

Kansas City Star - Austin Artists Return The Favor

Austin American-Statesman - Okay Mountain's Group Effort Embraces Creative Differences