meet her hands 2018

Meet Her Hands is a collaborative exhibition series, produced by #bbatx and the Elisabet Ney Museum every summer, featuring three Texan women artists.

This season, we're proud to host animator and illustrator Alie Jackson, documentary photographer Deborah Valcin and conceptual artist Cindy Popp. Each artist will showcase work within the Elisabet Ney's collection for two weeks, and throughout the summer we'll explore sculptor Elisabet Ney's legacy, while telling a new, more inclusive history of women in the arts.


MEET HER HANDS NO. 1: ALIE JACKSON
June 28 to july 12

An award-winning designer and animator, Alie Jackson has over 8 years design experience working with big brands, blockbuster movies, music festivals, non-profits, and small businesses. Past and previous clients Include: Marvel, Universal Studios, Warner Brothers, Amazon Studios, ABC, Disney, FX, Home Depot, Office Depot, GSK, Sears, Boss Babes ATX, Juice Land, Texas Laser and Aesthetics, Sound on Sound Festival, Fun Fun Fun Festival, Margin Walker Presents, Transmission Events and more. Alie Jackson also exhibited work at #bbatx's electronic music and digital arts residency at Native Hostels in March 2018.

The opening reception and artist talk for Jackson's exhibition will be held on June 28 at the Elisabet Ney Museum. The exhibition opens at 6:30 PM with complimentary refreshments, followed by a tour of the museum at 7:00 PM and an artist talk at 7:30 PM.

The event is free and open to the public with RSVP. Get your RSVP below.


meet her hands NO. 2: DEBORAH VALCIN
july 19 to august 3

Deborah is a Haitian filmmaker based in Austin, Texas with five years of videography under her belt. She has a strong passion for screenwriting and has written multiple scripts, two of which became short films. Her passion for her home country of Haiti drives her to constantly come up with new story ideas and a strong desire to bring to light unique stories centered around the Haitian narrative and the Haitian Diaspora. Deborah's lifelong passion is to explore the fluidity of human condition, the complexity of the Haitian narrative, and the curious nature of emotion and how it manifests itself in art, in others, and in nature. Deborah Valcin also exhibited work at #bbatx's electronic music and digital arts residency at Native Hostels in May 2018.

The opening reception and artist talk for Valcin's exhibition will be held on July 19 at the Elisabet Ney Museum. The exhibition opens at 6:30 PM with complimentary refreshments, followed by a tour of the museum at 7:00 PM and an artist talk at 7:30 PM.

The event is free and open to the public with RSVP. Get your RSVP below.


meet her hands NO. 3: Cindy Popp
AUGUST 9 - AUGUST 24

"As Cindy Popp, I use found objects, clothing and makeup to transform myself into anyone I want and my empty home into an audience. Finding examples of women—particularly women of color—using makeup and fashion to take control of their own image in a way that isn’t meant to be attractive to men can be very hard to find and I want to fill that void. I’m interested in an exaggerated version of femininity, with notes of pop culture and drag. My influences are fashion editorials, makeup artists on Instagram, B movies, clowns, and comedy. I always want my photos to be imperfect, indulgent, and a little gross." Cindy Popp will also exhibit work at #bbatx's electronic music and digital art residency at Native Hostels on July 5.

The opening reception and artist talk for Popp's exhibition will be held on August 9 at the Elisabet Ney Museum. The exhibition opens at 6:30 PM with complimentary refreshments, followed by a tour of the museum at 7:00 PM and an artist talk at 7:30 PM.

The event is free and open to the public with RSVP. Get your RSVP below.


— MEET THE PRODUCERS, PARTNERS AND VENUE — 

About #bossbabesATX, the producers: We exist to build educated and empowered creative communities at the intersections of sisterhood and space. Through event series, showcases and personal/professional development programs, we amplify and connect women-identifying artists, creatives and entrepreneurs. Since we've been in operation, we've provided a platform of visibility, outreach and financial opportunity to 300+ Texas-based women artists, 400+ women-owned businesses and women activists. We were selected by The White House to attend the United State of Women Summit in June 2016 and inducted into the City of Austin Hall of Fame in 2017. This production has been made possible in part by 2018 presenting partners Resplendent Hospitality.

About the Elisabet Ney Museum: In 1892, European portrait sculptress Elisabet Ney (1833-1907) purchased property in Austin, established a studio named Formosa and resumed her career as a noted sculptor of notables. At FormosaNey sculpted legendary Texans, among them Stephen F. Austin and Sam Houston.  Ney also assembled at her American studio portraits of European notables, including King Ludwig II of Bavaria, Otto von Bismarck, Arthur Schopenhauer and Jacob Grimm rendered from life as a young artist in Europe. At the turn of the 19th century, Elisabet Ney’s studio became a gathering place for influential Texans drawn to “Miss Ney” and to the stimulating discussions of politics, art and philosophy that took place there.  Following Ney’s death in 1907, her friends preserved the studio and its contents as the Elisabet Ney Museum and established the Texas Fine Arts Association dedicated to her memory. 

Previous Meet Her Hands artists: In 2016, the inaugural summer series hosted Cristina Coleman, Arielle Austin and Jenn Hassin. In 2017, the series' second iteration hosted Roshi K., Neta Bomani and Angel Oloshove.