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May 03, 2019
Yard Dog is very pleased to be showing the work of Bruce Lee Webb of Waxahachie, TX. Bruce is a folk art gallerist (the Webb Gallery in Waxahachie) and an antique dealer (Uncommon Objects in Austin) and in his travels he collects vintage cotton sacks and journal paper on which he then paints and draws.
Bruce Lee’s grandparents were missionaries in the mountains of Kerala, South India during the 1930’s and 40’s, where his mother was born. In his youth he was surrounded with their esoteric books and folk art which they brought back to the U.S. These mysterious treasures were Bruce's earliest inspirations. Bruce Lee grew up in Dallas where in the 1980's he discovered the skateboarding and punk rock scenes. It was here that he met his wife, Julie and they quickly began a lifetime of collecting together. Bruce and Julie collaborated on a cut and paste fanzine in their teenage years called “Bad Karma” and the profile head which Bruce repeats as subject in his artwork began as a t-shirt sharpie marker drawing in 1982.
Inheriting his grandparents' love of antiquarian books, Bruce Lee has added to the collection of printed matter with folk art, railroad hobo lore, train car graffiti, the study of the occult, and fraternal history.
May 22, 2020
We are lucky in Texas to have two great folk art galleries in Yard Dog and Webb Gallery. Anyone with an appreciation for American folk art must visit both. The background of Bruce Webb is very interesting. I be he and Julie still have that t-shirt. Good luck with the Yard Dog show from a big fan of both galleries.
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