Tiny Park

April 09, 2014, 9:39am

Lasting Impressions: Miguel A. Aragón at Tiny Park

Trauma permeates Miguel A. Aragón's very physical printmaking, both in subject matter (victims of Mexico's drug wars) and in process (depending on the intended result, he burns, abrades, or hand-drills the works). Aragón's return to Austin — his first solo here following the critically-lauded exhibition Fractured Memories, Assembled Trauma at Mexic-Arte Museum in 2012 — is both potent and bittersweet, as while the artist's bracing techniques continue to advance the compositional potential of paper, it also coincides with the final outing at eastside gallery Tiny ParkBrian Fee, Austin contributor


Miguel A. Aragón | De brazos abiertos, 2014, hand-drilled paper with layered Xerox, 72 x 192 inches. Image courtesy the artist and Tiny Park, Austin.

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February 06, 2013, 8:30am

Choose Your Own Imperfection: Joseph Phillips at Tiny Park

Tired of Big City confines, but reluctant to embrace the Baby Boomers' love for suburban sprawl? Joseph Phillips (NAP #84 and 96) presents a solution in Infinite Perfection, his debut solo exhibition at Tiny Park in Austin. In just eight tidily composed works on paper and a modular wall piece, Phillips locks into that balance of manmade convenience and nature's comfort, with results both blissfully utopian and chillingly severe. — Brian Fee, Austin contributor

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December 26, 2012, 8:52am

Taking A New Perspective: Leah Haney at Tiny Park

Welcome to the future...and it's the mid-1980's. Leah Haney revels in it, from the jewel-toned color palette to Art Deco revivalism to cyberpunk. In her hands, these vintage ingredients manifest as frozen explosions of multiple perspectives and cosmic architecture, in her appropriately titled solo exhibition Divergent Space (on view through January 5) at Austin's Tiny Park. They're anything but dated. — Brian Fee (Austin contributor)

Listed under: Austin, Review

September 26, 2012, 8:25am

Introspection's in the Details: Anthony W. Garza at Tiny Park

A solitary tree branch. A rocky shoreline. A bizarre animal-architectural amalgam. A night sky. As evinced from his exhibition at Austin's Tiny Park, local artist Anthony W. Garza depicts all these with understated reverence, via graphite, watercolor, and acrylics. The sum effect is a naturalistic cycle, engaging us and encouraging us to be more aware of the world around us. — Brian Fee, Austin contributor.

Listed under: Austin, Review

July 19, 2012, 8:30am

Heart to Art: Thao Votang and Brian Willey of Tiny Park (Part II)

Part two of my interview with Thao Votang and Brian Willey, owners of Tiny Park in Austin, TX. Find part one here. — Brian Fee, Austin contributor

Listed under: Art World, Austin, Interview

July 17, 2012, 8:00am

Heart to Art: Thao Votang and Brian Willey of Tiny Park (Part I)

Living half a block from West Chelsea's gallery scene equalled art overload for this former New York City resident. I figured I wouldn't find the same convenience in Austin, TX...until I discovered the adorable apartment gallery Tiny Park, within walking distance of my flat. Tiny Park's petite size belied its creative and compelling exhibitions, organized by owners Brian Willey and Thao Votang. Less than a year after opening their doors to the public, Tiny Park moved to a proper commercial space on Austin's east side. I spoke with Willey and Votang about their plans for the new, not-so-Tiny Park. — Brian Fee, Austin contributor

Listed under: Art World, Interview

March 27, 2012, 8:15am

The Frozen Moment: Nick Brown at Tiny Park

The human experience, how we navigate through this turbulent world, interacting with society and nature, and our destined demises—all this dwells within Nick Brown's affective canvases. Not to say the lot are sombre: this array of paintings and pastel drawings at Austin's Tiny Park conjure a spectrum of complex emotions befitting their varied imagery. If a picture is worth a thousand words, Brown's works embody infinitely more. - Brian Fee, Austin Contributor

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