Re-Match: A Cage Match Project Retrospective

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Date 07.06.24
Time 1pm–8pm
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Cage Match Project (CMP) gallery presents Re-Match: A Cage Match Project Retrospective exhibition featuring artwork and workshops by previous CMP artists, with an overview of ten years of site-specific art installations. The exhibition will run from July 6th to July 24th, with the opening reception taking place on July 6th from 1-8pm. With the significant support of the City of Austin Cultural Arts Division’s Elevate grant program, CMP has offered CMP alums to receive financial support through an artist stipend plus a material stipend. 

Featured artists include Jesse Cline, Emily Lee, Annie Miller, Rachel Means, and Emma Rossoff. In addition, workshops are led by multidisciplinary artist and independent curator Michael Anthony García and performance artist Sean Ripple to provide essential and inspirational information about their curatorial and artistic practices. This project, a testament to our commitment to community preservation and the fight against cultural erasure, is made possible with the support of the Museum of Human Achievement and supported by the City of Austin Cultural Arts Division to prioritize communities at immediate risk of cultural erasure and displacement within Austin. 

On opening night, CMP invites the public to celebrate new and existing artwork by featured artists and to revisit past CMP projects through a series of framed photo documentation of previous CMP installations. Over the duration of the exhibition, two interactive workshops will take place, open to the public. Sean Ripple, known for his improvisation and interventionist projects, will conduct an interactive music workshop inviting participants to create a collaborative soundscape. Michael Anthony García will lead a workshop about project management, based on García’s curatorial practice, where attendees will learn about the behind-the-scenes work that goes into organizing an art exhibition. García, a founding member of Los Outsiders curatorial collective, has curated large-scale exhibitions of international artists, in and out of the US. 

Emma Rossoff is a sculptor who builds environments filled with allegorical symbolism. Her work centers around ideas of traps and escapes, represented by interiors and vehicles.

Emily Lee’s practice consists of observations about how meaning and value are unconsciously reified in objects, social dynamics, and the built environment.

Rachel Means is an artist whose practice gives space to nuance and subtle gestures through tactility, abstraction, and material experimentation. In 2022, the book _Buy Black: How Black Women Transformed US Pop Culture_ was published with Rachel’s commissioned painting on the cover.

Annie Miller’s work explores a space of sensuality and desire: the longing to touch, penetrate, hold, and make contact and the inherent failure or displacement of this longing.

Jesse Cline is a visual designer, digital artist, and educator interested in contemporary systems of representation and production and the appropriation and diversion of those systems. 

The opening reception for Re-Match: A Cage Match Project Retrospective will occur in the Museum of Human Achievement gallery at 3600 Lyons Road in Austin, TX. The opening reception is on July 6th from 1-8 pm. The exhibition will be open on Saturdays from 10 am-2 pm and Tuesdays from 6-8 pm. Visitors can schedule a walkthrough with the curator or one of the gallery docents to gain deeper insights into the artworks and the exhibition. To sign up for a walkthrough, please visit our website and select a time slot that works for you.