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Artist

Art can inspire, energize and induce a positive emotional response. For this reason, we are committed to featuring more visual art into the total experience of our customers, visitors and attendees. In keeping with the City of Austin’s Art in Public Places Program (AIPP), several iconic pieces were commissioned as part of the capital improvement budget for the original construction of the Austin Convention Center and subsequent additions. In addition to the public art collection, the Austin Convention Center Department began acquiring additional works by some of the region’s most accomplished artists, which can be found in various spots throughout the facility. Keep your eyes peeled for any of these exceptional works during your next visit!

Wells Mason

These tables are part of “The Umasi Collection.” This series is specifically designed to blur the line between furniture and sculpture-with perfect panels that collide into organic elements. Scrap steel, used telephone poles, abandoned trampoline parts, salvaged ship masts, old bicycle frames, crushed aluminum cans, and rescued beams from demolished buildings are the ingredients for this series. As a result, Umasi draws attention to what our society throws away and suggests other ways to use our debris. But it’s also a ready platform for other forms of social commentary, with references to art history, contemporary culture, and even the politics of war.

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Artist Photo: Wells Mason

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