Julie Maren: Spacious

Julie Maren: Spacious . August 5-September 4, 2022

Maren expands upon her use of negative space for this show, exploring boundaries and ideas of infinity. She is interested in the space in between, where transitions happen and where light comes through. In her installation series, Biophilia, each piece feels caught in a moment of almost cosmic motion. This show presents Maren’s paintings for the first time. These works are heavily layered and at the same time heavily redacted, with actual physical pieces of the canvas cut away. As the negative space of the installations give a sense of outward expansion, the negative space of the paintings communicate an inward, introspective movement.

preview show· artist talk and show video

Established in 1980 and located in a 120 year old historic house in Austin's art district, the Wally Workman Gallery specializes in emerging and collected talent. Known for encouraging their artists' professional and creative growth, the gallery has advanced local artists onto the national stage for decades. It is the combination of these long-standing relationships and the potential of new partnerships that make the gallery's program dynamic and accessible. The gallery has two stories of exhibition space where one can view the 50+ artists currently represented, including the contemporary talents of Sarah Ferguson, Joyce Howell and Will Klemm as well as the figurative work of Patrick Puckett and America Martin. 

Parking is available in the lot behind the gallery, accessed from the alley off Blanco and Harthan Streets. There you will find three dedicated spots as well as other parking options. Unrestricted street parking is available on Blanco St. and parking is allowed after 7pm on Harthan St.