A New Art Project That Should Result in a Grand Show in Kansas City While taking a nice Sunday morning walk on 39th Street, the rumblings of my empty stomach were replaced with the rumblings of an idea for a new, exciting art project that will culminate in a large, collaborative group show featuring artists from Kansas City, Austin, and parts unknown.
Just before my final show in Austin, I was asked some questions about the Austin Art Scene by Robert Faires, the Arts Editor for the Austin Chronicle. In the midst of setting up the show as well as packing up my belongings before heading to Kansas City, I exchanged some emails and fleshed out my thoughts about my experience in Austin as a self employed artist. Continue reading →
Just prior to the last Presidential Election, I was invited to partake in a great idea for a group art show – a show devoted to all the men and women who ran, and lost, a Presidential Election. The show, the brainchild of the crazed Austin energies of Shannon McCormick and Brenner, culminated in an amazing show featuring well over 70 artists from Austin, Texas, and the rest of the United States, and has culminated into a printed book celebrating the art of the show! Continue reading →
Despite the near freezing cold, the days and nights prior to the event were spent standing in puddles of icey water to set up the track, and the elements provided a gusty wind just to make sure everyone was properly chilled. Much like the celebration of the holiday in the Grinch Who Stole Christmas, all the weather and last minute improvements to the track couldn’t stop the fury of the 2nd Annual Blue Genie Danger Derby, and it went off without a hitch – topping the last year’s inaugural event.
During the second Saturday of the East Austin Studio Tour, Blue Genie Art will host the 2nd Annual Blue Genie Danger Derby. The Derby is a no holds barred, no rules pinewood derby race off a 100 foot track fraught with dangers – flying anvils, spinning sawblades, jumps and fire. Continue reading →
It’s official – Pump Project will be hosting a solo show of my new paintings in July. ‘Accumulation & Interruption’ will run from July 13th until August 3, and will feature 25 new oil paintings, filling the entire gallery space. There will be an opening reception on July 13th from 7-10. A full press release and show statement will be posted over the next few days.
In conjunction with the East Austin Studio Tour, and Blue Genie’s First Annual Invitational Art Show, the kind folks at Blue Genie are hosting the party of parties during EAST. Backed up by free drinks, sweet sounds from the BURGER CITY DJ, and the awesome artworks of over 30 awesome Austin artists in the Blue Genie shop, the Danger Derby allows you to build your own PINEWOOD DERBY car and race it in a NO RULES race along a 100′ long, 20′ tall track with a myriad of additional dangers added to the mix. Continue reading →
Presidential Losers is a show featuring a portrait of every major candidate who wound up losing an American Presidential election, in conjunction with Gnap! Theater Projects October production of the Neo-Futurists 44 Plays for 44 Presidents. Curated by Shannon McCormick and Wayne Alan Brenner Continue reading →
Michael Schliefke, author of the Really White Vigilante comic book series, takes a moment to answer a question about gentrification as EAST co-founder Shea Little and Austin writer Ben Reed look on at the recent event at Monkeywrench Books.
The phone call arrived just before noon and just before my plans for getting the day got the call for action.
Rachel Koper was contacting the four folks who put together Radical Nautical – Ian Shults, Kevin Peakes, Kevin Tijernia and myself – and asking that we attend the Austin Critics’ Table Awards that night.