While spending a few hours updating some old stories from past versions of my website, I ran across an old series of artist interviews that I did in 2006. It was a rather interesting time capsule to see just what these folks were thinking and what has transpired since. I’ve reposted the artist interviews and included links below, and I plan on catching up with each artist and post a new interview for each, to see what has happened, how their thoughts have changed, and what the future looks like for each of them against the radically changing backdrop that is Austin. Continue reading
Lately, there have been two sorts of meltdowns making the news on a daily basis. The tsunami stricken Fukushima nuclear plant provided a sad, gripping serial for the rest of the world to helplessly witness. On American shores, the citizenry got wrapped up in an altogether different meltdown: Charlie Sheen’s dip into a facade of all too publicized insanity. I never took a minute to familiarize myself with the endless quotes and posted links and clips all over the internet until now, when recent events in Austin’s art scene compelled me to write this long postponed article. If you haven’t been paying attention, here’s a timeline of the implosion on the scale of Sheen’s debacle happening in your backyard.
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.
(interview originally appeared on schliefkevision in January of 2006)
David is not your stereotypical artist. I’ve known him for just about three years and it always surprises me to not see him wearing a suit. He works full time at a downtown Austin stock brokerage and is a card carrying member of the Republican Party. His life is fueled by his unflinching belief in Christianity. Continue reading