February 23, 6:30pm

Join the Mitchell Center and Blaffer Art Museum for a discussion on Okay Mountain’s installation First Take on view January 15 – April 2, 2011. Okay Mountain’s projects play on the conventions and absurdities of contemporary consumer culture drawing on pop graphics and styling to make works that are scrappy, colorful, and, in their own words, “maximal”. The exhibition showcases an immersive environment composed of multipart-installations featuring sculptures, videos, sounds, lights, and wall drawings that explore sleeping as an altered state vulnerable to coercion.

Formed in 2006 in Austin, Texas, Okay Mountain is the brainchild of Sterling Allen, Tim Brown, Peat Duggins, Justin Goldwater, Nathan Green, Ryan Hennessee, Josh Rios, Carlos Rosales-Silva, Michael Sieben, and Corkey Sinks, who originally came together to form an alternative gallery space. Okay Mountain evolved into an artist collective when its founding members began creating art together outside of the gallery environs.

LOCATION: Blaffer Art Museum, University of Houston, 120 Fine Arts Building Entrance 16 off Cullen Blvd.