ICOSA Collective presents "Tiger Strikes Austin" opening reception
ICOSA will present “Tiger Strikes Austin,” a collaboration between artist-run spaces in Austin and Los Angeles. ICOSA formed in 2015 as a group of artists converting an old auto-body shop into a gallery space to show their work independent of traditional avenues. This exhibition marks an effort to work with other groups sharing the same self-determining and organizing philosophy.
There is a rich national history of artist-run spaces dating back to the 1960s. These third spaces, left of the mainstream, have provided a path in which artists can exhibit their work free from conventional constraints and determining voices. This exchange between ICOSA, TSALA, and MVP continues this tradition of artists creating their own alternatives while establishing ties between the Austin and Los Angeles art communities, thus broadening the scope of what is typically a localized effort.
This exhibition includes 14 Los Angeles-based artists from Tiger Strikes Asteroid - Los Angeles (TSA LA) and Monte Vista Projects (MVP). Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through January 6.