07/19/14 - 08/10/14

Austin, Texas — The Contemporary Austin and grayDUCK Gallery are pleased to present the exhibition Goodly/Wicked, featuring work by nine compelling artists who participated in the museum’s inaugural Crit Group 2014—a program that combines group critique with professional development to advance the complete artistic practice of established and emerging local artists. The opening reception will take place Saturday, July 19, 2014, 6-10P, at grayDUCK Gallery, 2213 E. Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702, and the exhibition will remain on view through Sunday, August 10. During the opening reception, participating artists H I X X Collective will present a one-night-only performance piece (note: performance contains nudity).

The culmination of the six-month Crit Group program, Goodly/Wicked includes works in collage, drawing, contemporary jewelry, installation, painting, performance, sculpture, and video by the nine artists who participated in Crit Group 2014. Featured artists are Jeana Baumgardner, Bug Davidson, Robert Jackson Harrington, H I X X Collective (Rachel Crist and Daedalus Hoffman), Katy Horan, Masumi Kataoka, Olivia Moore, and Teruko Nimura. Inspired by the name of a series of work by Horan, the exhibition title recalls the range and rigor within each of the artist’s practices as well as among the group as a whole. Drawn together in the newly renovated grayDUCK gallery space, these works present qualities both subtle and overt, performative and contemplative, aggressive and transcendent. More information can be found at and


Launched in January 2014, Crit Group at The Contemporary Austin brings together emerging and established Austin artists to support the work they do when they are not making art and to facilitate the growth of their complete artistic practice. Selected through an application process, participating artists attend monthly professional development sessions on topics including writing effective artist statements, bios, and proposals; successfully documenting art; applying for grants and residencies; and what to expect from curators and art dealers. Organized studio and gallery visits, group critique, and a culminating, off-site summer exhibition round out the program. Crit Group 2014 was co-facilitated by Andy Campbell and Sarah Bancroft, who also co-curated Goodly/Wicked