September 03, 2013
August 08, 2013
Sam Mirelez of San Antonio spent many, many long hours in his retirement building birdhouses and models out of aluminum siding scraps. He literally filled his yard and covered his house with them. It's been 5 years since he passed away, but we recently acquired a number of his wonderful creations. See them on his page here.
August 03, 2013
Larry Seaman grew up in west Texas and moved to Austin as a teenager. He dropped out of college after forming Standing Waves, a seminal force in Austin’s 1970's punk/ new wave scene. Seaman currently plays and records with Why Not Satellite. He teaches English at Del Valle Middle School and creates assemblage art. About his art he says,
"My assemblages are 3-D collage of relics and cast-offs: bird bones, rusty metal, doll parts, pocket watches, spoons, wire, typewriters, teeth; whatever interesting junk I acquire. The pieces come together in old wooden clock boxes, letter trays, drawers, and windows. I housed one in Edison jar; a couple of the recent pieces left the frame altogether.
Once there’s a spark, getting into the process is easy. As a figure or pattern emerges or an idea develops, I add whatever seems to fit. Realizing what it needs next and working out the logistics is a challenge and great fun. Knowing when it’s done is the trickier proposition."
July 31, 2013
Chicago artist Ellen Greene was born and raised in Lawrence, Kansas, a town full of contradictions: a mad mix of frat boys, Christian evangelists, ex-hippie hobos, punks and professors all called Lawrence their home. A compulsive drawer from an early age, Ellen was influenced by the art of various subcultures: tattooing, folk art from found objects, DIY fashion, punk rock etc. She paints on antique women's gloves, their implications of chastity and formality forming a backdrop for her personal interpretations of classic tattoo iconography.
July 16, 2013
In honor of tonight's MLB All-Star Game here's a Will Johnson portrait of former all-star Rickey Henderson. He looked pretty good in the old-timers games, too, we thought.
May 31, 2013
Brad & Sundie Ruppert
New artwork, June 15 - August 1, 2013
Saturday, June 15
7 - 9 pm
Brad and Sundie's most recent body of work features icons they have been drawn to or admired throughout their lives They are reaching back to their roots and childhood memories, and combining drawing, carving, and their love for found objects to create this collection of very large and impressive pieces.
May 17, 2013
Hey, we're doing a show at Tony Fitzpatrick's gallery, Firecat Projects!
Saturday, June 8
5 - 8 PM
We'll have pieces by Camp Bosworth, Mike Egan, Tony Fitzpatrick, Kurt Herrmann, Jon Langford, Bill Miller and Scott Griffin.
Beer from Three Floyds and wine from Red & White Wines in Chicago.
Please note that this reception is on a Saturday 5-8pm prior to Fitzgerald's Full House Festival where Jon Langford will perform with The Waco Brothers. Information on the Fitzgerald's show is HERE.
ARTWORK WILL BE ON DISPLAY AT FIRECAT THROUGH JUNE 22!
April 25, 2013
We're pleased to take part in the W.E.S.T. Austin Studio Tour this weekend and next. We'll have a special W.E.S.T. event this Saturday evening:
Paintings & Songs
Saturday, April 27
7 - 9 PM
Featuring live music by Brian & Friends
March 26, 2013
February 22, 2013
Ryan E Cronin
February 08, 2013
Small portraits of presidents (all of them), astronauts, cowboys, indians, saints and more, painted on wood blocks, from Pennsylvania artist Kurt Herrmann.
January 11, 2013
Congratulations to Bruce New: he's the subject of the cover article in the winter 2012/2013 issue of Raw Vision magazine. It was written by our friend Lynne Adele and there are of course lots of pretty pictures. If you can't find it at your local bookstore you can either order it or download a pdf at http://rawvision.com.