In The Gallery

Golden Mean Is Pleased To Present Our First Ever Group Gallery Show:
HEAT WAVE Featuring 12 Texas Based Artists
On View From June 29th - August 11th

Danielle Close ★ El Baker ★ Grayson Hunt ★ Jana Cantua ★ Katia Eaton ★ Lawrence Lander ★ Lily Timberlake ★ Marcos Crane ★ Shannon Ling ★ Victoria Cardenas ★ Vic Collier ★ Viri Ramos

About The Featured Artists:

★Danielle Close was born in Louisville, Colorado in 1999 and moved to Austin only a few years later. She received her BFA in Studio Art from The University of Texas at Austin in 2023 and hasn’t left this honky tonky city since.

★Eleanor Baker is an Austin-based artist who experiments with materials and unexpected colors. Inspired by outdoor adventures, the natural world, and road trips, she primarily creates mixed-media landscapes and botanical scenes. Baker aspires to bring joy and add color to your life through her whimsical and vibrant artwork. 

★Grayson Hunt is a Canadian soft sculpture artist who learned to sew as a kid. He has been in Austin for the past 7 years and in 2023 became a collective member at MASS Gallery in East Austin. Last year he curated a textile show titled Hard Served Soft for MASS that featured eleven queer and trans Texas-based artists. For the past 2 years, Grayson has been creating plush three dimensional chains from reclaimed materials including denim, leather and velvet. These chain links represent healing and solidarity within the trans community. Grayson has shown his work at galleries across Austin. 

★Jana Cantua is a multi-genre photographer based in San Antonio, Texas. Born in Mexico and raised in the Rio Grande Valley, her unique upbringing between two borders has deeply influenced her artistic style and voice. Cantua's work delves into themes of culture, joy, and belonging. Through her lens, she brings to life scenes that resonate with personal and collective stories, celebrating the richness of heritage and the universal quest for connection.

★Katia Eaton AKA Creativ Feeling, is an artist deeply influenced by the rhythm of poetry, the depth of mindfulness, and the beauty of the present moment, channels these inspirations into her artworks. Art is her medium to explore and unravel emotions, and appreciate the world. She hopes her art will bring you connection with your inner creative self and remind you to pause and notice all the things that are beautiful and breathtaking about right now.

★Lawrence P. Lander is a photographer and designer based in Austin, Texas. His work examines the overlapping concepts of place and myth, and the unease that sometimes accompanies their interaction.

★Lily Timberlake is an interdisciplinary artist, with a current focus on figurative painting, 35 mm photography, and tapestry style weaving. She has a BFA in Painting from the Kansas City Art Institute, graduating in 2018. From 2019-2020, she spent time living and working out of a small caravan in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales Australia. She currently resides in Austin, Texas with her partner, painter Christopher Miller, and their cattle dog Rio.

★Marcos Crane is an artist from Austin, Texas with a background in architecture and interior design. His art, a mix of linocut prints, sculpture, and layered cardstock, provides an outlet for his attention to detail and desire to work with his hands. Carrying inspiration from his design background, his work has a focus on balanced compositional space and a graceful simplicity. Marcos’ art embraces the meditative, tactile, and inherently stereotomic nature of these mediums

★Shannon Ling is a watercolor artist and user experience designer from Houston, Texas. She is inspired by the great artist Georgia O'Keefe, who said: “My painting is what I have to give back to the world for what the world gives to me."

★ Victoria Cardenas AKA Wavy Roller  is a self-taught artist residing in Austin, TX. Her primary medium is acrylic on canvas but also explore different mediums and canvas (lino printing, digital design, paint markers, pastels, etc.). Her art is offered through original paintings, prints, stickers, book marks, totes and her art explores, “connection and lack of connection that is around me; with myself & my own trauma, others, and nature through dreamy colorful, yet toned down pieces.”

★Vic Collier is a mixed media artist from Florida and has been in Austin for four years. Blending traditional and digital mediums, and photography in order to show the world in their own perspective and flesh out a form of catharsis within in each piece. 

★Viri Ramos is an acrylic painter born & raised in Monterrey, Mexico currently residing in Houston, TX. She was introduced to art by her mother, a classically trained oil painter, at an early age. Through art, she finds a way to connect to others living far from home. Her paintings are a reflection of her life growing up and hopes everyone who grows far from Mexico can feel the life, vibrancy and colorful culture that she got to experience.

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Golden Mean Is Pleased To Present Arid Tides By Patio.
On View From May 9th - June 13th.

 Patio currently resides and creates in Austin, Texas. As a multidisciplinary artist hailing from the eastern seaboard, Patio finds inspiration in the dichotomy between water and their profound affection for the arid landscapes of West Texas. Specializing in mixed media visual arts, Patio’s background in art therapy and interior design informs their creative journey. Their artistic vision revolves around the interplay of color and organic shapes using pigment and raw canvas.

This collection merges the solid, arid landscape of the desert with the fluid, ever-changing nature of the ocean. Just as the desert and ocean represent contrasting environments, the artworks in this collection reflect the artist’s personal journey. Through the therapeutic process of painting and deconstruction, the artist explores the interplay between solidity and fluidity, showcasing the transformative influence of creativity visually.

Through the blending of colors and breaking of boundaries, a dialogue unfolds between the solid land and fluid water, reflecting the unity of inner and outer worlds. These pieces encapsulate the healing power of creativity, blending art therapy principles with painting assemblage. By inviting viewers to explore the value of honesty in their introspection and external experiences, the artist encourages an embrace of life’s contrasts and finds beauty in welcoming vulnerability and change.

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For our 1 Year Anniversary, we asked 3 artists featured in Golden Mean to design a limited edition t-shirt. Currently on view in the gallery and available for purchase here!

The 3 featured artists are: Crayon Blood, Studio Orch, and Ryan Bataillon.

10% of merch proceeds will be donated to Future Front: One of the only non-profits homegrown in ATX dedicated to supporting, creating opportunity, and resources for women & LGBTQ+ creatives based in Texas.

 

Golden Mean is pleased to announce Jello Mom Vintage holding residency in our gallery space from January 13th - Feb 25th 2024! The best of the best men’s & women’s vintage clothing by Austin based curator and stylist Katelyn Mitchell.

 PREVIOUS EXHIBITIONS:  

"candy land" by Tanya Zal

On view from November 2nd 2023 - January 7th 2024.

Golden Mean is pleased to present “candy land,” a whimsical collection of unique ceramic pieces by Tanya Zal of Heart Of Goo. Originally from New York, where she completed her BFA in 2010, Tanya has spent the last decade in Austin, TX establishing an art practice and building connections within the creative community. She also provides care as a full spectrum doula. Her work is inspired by a curiosity about what makes us feel held, and the things we hold close. For this gallery exhibition, these super sweet pieces have been baked, dressed up, decorated, frosted and swirled. An indulgent playful daydream.

"FAUX"By Jasmine Archie of Pretty Shitty Cakes.

This exhibition features various cake & dessert style sculptures sourced & handmade in Austin, TX. Pretty Shitty Cakes was created in late 2020. Jasmine has lived in Austin, TX since 2017 and originally from Nashville, TN. She has been a photographer since 2014 & stumbled into a new creative outlet when she turned 25 & didn’t want a normal birthday cake. Her dislike for the taste of cake accompanied by her love of creating led to the birth of Pretty Shitty Cakes. Where cake could sit on your counter, look pretty & be a forever reminder of a special moment. Fake bakes have been around for a while but PSC set out to be an integral part of the home decor space due to Jasmines love of interior design. Jasmine’s work explores a whimsical approach on cake sculptures & what that could mean for home decor. Jasmine and her Pretty Shitty Cakes have been featured in The NYTimes, Vogue, VICE, Architectural Digest,  EATER, Refinery29 and many more.

On view from September 14th - October 29th

 

Golden Mean is pleased to present “FACTORY SETTING” by Austin, TX based artist Conner Yarbrough.

“This show is dedicated to my Nana, who taught me to speak to trees and leave treats for the fairies that lived in them.

These paintings were created over three years when destruction was integral for regrowth and balance had to be discovered amidst chaos. By leaning into automatic and blind contour drawing, I found myself creating/breaking my own rules and forming a visual language that I’m still learning to translate. Whether they started in a sketchbook or as large scale drawings on my bedroom walls, each painting encapsulates a meditative exploration through line and color that guide me back to the moment with breadcrumbs in composition.”  

 

On view from July 6th - September 10th

 

Golden Mean is pleased to present in the gallery: “THESE ARE THE DAYS,” by Rob Chase. This exclusive exhibition features Lettering, Lines, & Mantras on a curation of vintage frames & mirrors all sourced in Texas. Rob has lived and worked in Austin, TX since 2014 and is originally from Pittsburg, PA. He fell into calligraphy in 2017, a passion which opened the door to other styles of lettering including sign painting, hand lettering, and muraling. Informed by his background in music theory and composition, Rob's work seeks to explore avenues of creativity and improvisation while paying homage to the structures of traditional lettering and typography. 

 On view April 20th - June 25th 2023

 

 

Golden Mean is pleased to present MEMENTO MARY: a unique offering and unveiling of fifteen original polaroids by Keli Ma. The artist’s mythopoeic and multimedia practice explores metatheology through a lens of decoloniality and non-duality. 

 

Set against a lush South Texas horizon, this series highlights the artist’s sculpture, MEMENTO MA, which was permanently installed in a sanctuary garden in 2021. The cloaked celestial postulates connections between the irrepressible image of Mother Mary, the wild wisdom of nature, the mysteries of ritual, the divinity of being and the necessity of death. 

 

Layers of symbolic awareness are reinforced by a swirling vortex of individually-custom-marbled-altar-like frames that gently and naively nudge the viewer to read more deeply. By compounding mediums, MEMENTO Mary suggests stories are always stranger than they seem.

On view March 2nd - April 16th 2023