We Exist! is an ongoing series of exhibitions curated by non-profit arts + tech organization, Motion Media Arts Center. Our goal is to highlight artists of all mediums within our community and their work.
Motion Media Arts Center hosts a variety of events and art exhibits for various artists within multi-media platforms such as: projection mapping, installation, film, video, animation, and photography. Our aim is to provide artists of all kinds, a space to display their work, become part of a creative community, educate and support each other through their work and passion. If you are interested in curating an art event through us, get in touch! Unlike most art galleries, we seek the public to tell us what YOU want to see and who you would like to see get exhibited and support.
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Join us for a unique curated pop-up gallery at our creative East Austin hub featuring 25+ artists and their work spanning the entire spectrum of visual arts. We hope to inspire people of all ages with new meaningful work.
IN THE PAST
Join Motion Media Arts Center for an evening with Carlos Mats of Xchematic. In his debut exhibit titled FLASH FORWARD, Mats' will display a carefully curated exhibition and celebration of Xchematic’s 14 years of professional foray into the creative, technological and artistic fields for the first time as a single, career-spanning body of work.
Caroline Eck is a multimedia artist living and working in Austin, Texas. Her work takes the viewer to a cold, personal, and paradoxical world laced with uncertainty and the subconscious. The subjects and drawings are a development of the experiences in the artist's life and the emotional effects they have had on the artist in addition to dreams and imagination. She's currently completing a BFA in studio art and marketing at St. Edward's University.
Bryan Lee Taylor is a multimedia artist living and working in Austin, Texas. His primary focus is on 35mm film photography and drawing inspiration from day to day experiences of human interaction and emotions.
About the Artist:National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) fellow, Ben Livingston was Born 1958 in Victoria, Texas into a creative family. His mother, Polly Lou Livingston, known for her voice and personality of Tree Trunks, on "Adventure Time with Finn and Jake".
Livingston spent much of his childhood creating allegorical scenes that were playing in his mind. He also liked making other things, like stories and songs, which blossomed with international critical acclaim at age 50.
In 1992, Ivan Karp of the OK Harris Gallery in the SOHO district of New York City saw Ben's paintings and offered him a place in his stable of artists with the agreement that he move there from Texas.
Harris was involved in launching the careers of artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, James Rosenquist, Frank Stella, and John Chamberlain.
Livingston's signing off from aspirations as a "highfalutin" artist in New York City is defined by his solution oriented painting: "How I Decided NOT to Move to New York".
The paintings exhibited for this series are from that body of work.