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).
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
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