February 02, 2023
February 02, 2023
January 19, 2023
January 06, 2023
Jon Langford: Record Release Party
Friday, January 13
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."
August 17, 2022
Jon Langford: New Paintings
October 4 - 30
Thursday, October 6
6:30 - 9:00 PM
New art + a bit of music
The show will be online HERE beginning October 4.
August 17, 2022
Johnson said that he began creating baseball paintings in 2007 or 2008, wanting to pay tribute to some of his favorite players and stories — especially unheralded players — through folk art paintings. Friends commissioned some of the work, which led to art shows.
August 01, 2022 1 Comment
Ever the iconoclast, Jon doesn't make prints the way everyone else does. His are digital prints which he mounts on 1" plywood, pressing them so that the wood texture shows through, touches them up around the edges and varnishes them. Here are a couple of pictures.
From the side you can see how he's painted the side of the wood black. They're meant to hang that way. The ones hanging a little farther away from the camera are paintings, by the way. It's Jon's intention that they look the same to a casual glance.
Here's the back side of the Cash print, showing title, number, signature and date.
You'll notice it's an edition of 15 - pretty small. That's the way he likes it.
July 25, 2022
Chicago artist Margie Criner makes abstract, organic-shaped sculptures that house small dioramas, viewable through a peephole. These "sculptures in sculpture" are miniature narratives hidden inside abstract sculpture that explore the notion of vacancy in everyday places.
Also included in the show will be a number of individual miniature everyday objects. These are the same scale as the objects she makes to populate her dioramas.