New Work by Carlos Carrillo/Yevgenia Davidoff and Rachelle Diaz

Friday, September 27, 7-10pm

September 27 – October 26, 2019*

916 Springdale Rd., Bldg. 2 Ste. 102
Austin, TX 78702

In Technorganic, the two-person creative team of CCYD Studio (Carlos Carrillo and Yevgenia Davidoff) and multidisciplinary artist Rachelle Diaz present an homage to infrastructure that exposes the vulnerability of built and natural environments while documenting the sweeping social changes of late-stage capitalism on a human scale. Through an immersive installation that utilizes assemblage, photography, and painting, the artists activate new relationships between everyday materials and recontextualize readymade elements.


Carlos Carrillo and Yevgenia Davidoff are a husband and wife visual art team. They met at the School of Visual Arts in New York in 2001, founded CCYD Studio in Brooklyn in 2007, and relocated their studio to Austin in 2015. Their multidisciplinary works range from the traditional to the experimental.

Carlos Carrillo is best known for deconstructing everyday objects, exploring frameworks and reconstructing them using both planned and chanced additive and subtractive processes. He intertwines vintage technologies, ready-mades and obsolete objects to construct nature-inspired sculptures and power plant zones. Suitably so, his installations have been described as “feeling alive”. His works are also driven by the formal investigations of light, tension, contradictions, drawing in space and the atmospheric qualities of unlikely materials. To date, Carrillo’s body of work resonates with yesteryear-futuristic dreams and subtly suggests to the viewer the importance of logging off and tuning in.

Yevgenia Davidoff is interested in exploring the botanical world from physiognomic point of view. The investigation of aesthetic and poise became the focal point of her functional art collection launched in 2006. In parallel, she methodically explores the inner character and temperament of plants while analyzing relationships between the hand-drawn image and ready-made objects. Simultaneously Davidoff draws inspiration from Carrillo’s material choices. Their synergy of multi-perspective views is perfect for collaborative formal material experimentation.

Rachelle Diaz is a multidisciplinary artist living in Austin, Texas. She graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Studio Art and a minor in Graphic Design from St. Edward’s University in 2002. Rachelle also studied printmaking and sculpture at SACI in Florence, Italy. Her work features a variety of subjects and varies stylistically from project to project, the common threads being femininity, nature, death, and humor. Evergreen, her current body of work (2016-present), is based on observations of the foodways, landscapes, and economy of far south Texas in the Lower Rio Grande Valley along the U.S. – Mexico border. These assemblages are an attempt to synthesize the ongoing societal and environmental change wrought by the national security industry through the minutiae of daily objects and natural ephemera found in this culturally significant region.

I was so busy last month, I forgot to post my own show on here! Thank you to the 1000 or so visitors who visited the gallery to experience Technorganic.