April 21, 2023
Harry Underwood: New Paintings 2023
May 2 - June 17
Opening Reception for Harry
Saturday, May 6
Harry will be in attendance
Harry Underwood is a self taught painter living in Nashville, Tennessee. His oddball narrative paintings incorporate stenciled images and hand-written text using latex house paint and no. 2 pencils. He employs a soft, muted palette that's nostalgic & retro, while his writing ranges from idiosyncratic philosophical musings to sharp political and commentary.
March 27, 2023
Smoke In The Hills
Opening March 28, 2023
Opening Reception Saturday, April 1, 1-4pm
Smoke In The Hills
These paintings are my vehicle to poke around the hills and valleys of Appalachia and see what pops up. The mountains are full of stories, songs, and skunks, but the two-legged yahoos are probably the most fun. Amish, rednecks, crusty octogenarians, and burning bears collide to create strange bedfellows and tableaus. I’m riffing on the inhabitants, the landscape, but ultimately myself. Sometimes what I stumble upon is real, sometimes invented – it doesn’t really matter. The paintings are real, the rest is a mystery.
Kurt Herrmann ( b. 1972, Lock Haven, USA ) is a painter from the Appalachian Mountains of Pennsylvania who does both figurative and abstract work, but above all is a colourist at heart. Two of his recent shows were featured in Time Out Chicago and the Philadelphia Inquirer, with recent shows in Tasmania ( Penny Contemporary ) , New Orleans (Octavia Gallery), Auckland (12 Gallery ), Philadelphia ( James Oliver Gallery), and Charlotte ( Sozo Gallery). His work is in prominent collections across the US, Australia, New Zealand and Europe, including Capitol One Corporate Headquarters (Wilmington, DE), Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (New York, NY), and Temple University (Philadelphia, PA). Recent commissions include large work for Hotel Del Coronado (San Diego, CA), and a line of beer labels for Elk Creek Café + Aleworks (Millheim, PA). Although his exhibition schedule is increasingly international, Herrmann’s rural Pennsylvania roots continue to influence his work. “I’m very aware of the fact that even if a painting was initially inspired by something exotic, or an extremely personal event on the other side of the planet, all my work is filtered through my studio in the hills of Appalachia,” he explains. “The colours, silence, space, seasons, landscape, even the rednecks impact everything I make. It’s inescapable.”
February 28, 2023
Art by Walter Salas-Humara
Music by Walter Salas-Humara & Ramblin' Deano
Art & Music
Saturday, March 18, 2023
4 - 6 pm
In the gallery
*Sadly, Jon Langford will not be coming to Austin this weekend. He took a tumble last weekend, hit his head, and has a mild concussion.
February 02, 2023
26th Annual Yard Dog Party
Friday March 17
3 - Midnight
FREE ADMISSION. No tickets, no rsvp,. FREE ADMISSION.
3 pm: Ethan Azarian, Alice Spencer and Brian Beattie
4 pm: Jon Dee & William Graham
5 pm: Bob Schneider
6 pm: Casey Neill & The Norway Rats
7 pm: Wild Seeds
8 pm: Churchwood
9 pm: The Silos
10 pm: Jon Langford & The Far Forlorn*
11 pm: Waco Brothers*
It's a Yard Dog party but it's not at Yard Dog.
ABGB is at - 1305 W. Oltorf, Austin, TX 78704
*Sadly, Jon Langford will not be coming to Austin this weekend. He took a tumble last weekend, hit his head, and has a mild concussion. The Far Forlorn and Waco Brothers will carry on without him!
February 02, 2023
February 01, 2023
Friday, March 3, 2023
7 - 9 PM
Tom Russell is a renowned musician and painter whose work reflects both a life as a world traveler and his years spent immersing himself in the culture of the desert Southwest. Born in Los Angeles in 1950, he graduated from the University of California with a Masters Degree in Criminology and taught school for a year in Nigeria during the Biafran War. He lived in Spain, then relocated to Vancouver, B.C. where he started at the bottom of the music business, playing in the strip bars along Skid Row. He has since lived in Austin, San Francisco, New York, El Paso, Santa Fe, and Switzerland. Tom has recorded 35 highly-acclaimed records & published 5 books.
Note to all you Tom Russell music fans: this is a meet n' greet, not a concert. No tickets or rsvp's, open to any & all.
January 19, 2023
January 06, 2023
Jon Langford: Record Release Party
Friday, January 13, 2023
7 - 9PM
Jon Langford's Lucky 7 Series, Part 3: a limited edition (300) set of 3 x 7" vinyl EP's, each with full color sleeves designed by Jon. 2 songs per EP = 6 brand new songs! It's the latest installment in Jon's series of 7"- 45 rpm experiments. This one features fantabulous collaborations with Bethany Thomas & John Szymanscki, The Skull Orchard Welsh Male Chorus, and Steve Forward.
Jon will be here with records, paintings, prints, and will also perform acoustic versions of his new songs.
November 07, 2022
Lex Gjurasic + Johnny Taylor + Margaret Sullivan:
New & Noteable
November 7 - December 31
Friday, November 11
7 - 10 pm
Introducing Tucson painter Lex Gjurasic. We’ll be featuring paintings from her “Super Bloom” series. Rainbows over flower-strewn mountains, what’s not to like? Lex is a visual artist from the rain-soaked Pacific Northwest currently living in Tucson, AZ. She has exhibited her work nationally for over 29 years, most notably in 2009 as a featured artist in the exhibition Kokeshi: Folk Art To Art Toy at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles CA. In 2017 her video, as part of the Miranda July archive Joanie 4 Jackie, became part of the permanent collection of the Getty Institute. Recently she has delved into public art, completing a mural with the city of Tucson’s downtown mural project, as well as a temporary immersive exhibition at the Scottsdale Public Library with Scottsdale Public Art. In 2021 she was invited to collaborate with the New Mexico-based art collective Meow Wolf as part of the permanent immersive experience convergence station in Denver, CO.
Los Angeles artist Johnny Taylor combines painting, screen printing, and stencils on canvas to create his pop art compositions. "My paintings explore the things we look at each day without seeing. Though everything is game imagery-wise, I am drawn to advertising images and glyphs, the visual shorthand of contemporary culture. Painted buildings are definitely a big inspiration. Botanicas and psychic readings especially. "
Margaret Sullivan is a native Texan who lives on a working ranch in New Mexico. Her one-of-a-kind jewelry, handmade from silver, brass, and copper, is inspired by the lore of the Old West, Native American culture and iconography, an irreverent sense of humor, and by her love of horses.
October 28, 2022
Dates for upcoming shows & events here at Yard Dog
Nov 11 - Dec 31: Lex Gjurasic, Johnny Taylor, Margaret Sullivan – New & Noteworthy
Opening Reception on Friday, Nov 11, 7 - 10 pm
Nov 12 & 13, 19 & 20: East Austin Studio Tours. 12 - 5pm daily
Jan 15 - Feb 15: Bob Schneider: Paintings
Feb 16 - March 31: Jane Reichle: Embroidery
March 17: Annual Spring Break Party at ABGB: music by Jon Langford, Walter Salas-Humara, and more. 3pm - midnight. FREE
May 4 - June 3: Harry Underwood: Paintings
Aug 31 - Sept 30: Lisa Brawn: Carved & Painted Birds
Sept 29 - Oct 1: Marfa Pop-Up Gallery w/ Jon Langford & Jim Sherraden
October 12 - Nov 30: Jon Langford & Jim Sherraden: Collaborative Painting/Prints
October 19, 2022
About this painting Jon says, "America dominated my teen years back in Wales - from Moonshot to Vietnam and then on to Watergate. Optimism turns to righteous indignation and finally into cynicism. Hindsight is selective but I instinctively reach back to that earlier self to explain the roots of our current despair. Thought I’d only have to go back as far as Reagan and Thatcher’s unholy coupling but a brief vision of the immortal Henry Kissinger recently wheeled out at John McCain’s funeral (like a guest star on an episode of the Munsters) put this pair of knuckleheads back in the frame. A history painting? A half written song (for sure) and a nod to Goya… “The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters” - America has an infinite capacity for such products, it appears…"
October 13, 2022
26 paintings, each one representing a letter of the alphabet, each one measuring 5 3/4" x 4 3/8" x 3/4"
Kurt says, "I started this series thinking that I would focus on the jerks and juicers, but as I was painting Alex Rodriguez I quickly realized that there are far too many interesting characters in baseball to limit myself in any way. These are actual players whose first or last names correspond with the alphabet. They wear invented uniforms with the designated letter on their hats and sometimes their jerseys. I'm sure you know of a better "A", or think Nolan Ryan should have been "R" and not "N", but that's not the point. These are paintings more than ballplayers, but by being ballplayers they free up a whole world of color, uniforms, Americana, history, shape, nostalgia, memory, and best of all - paint."