February 27, 2022
February 11, 2022
Bruce is a folk art gallerist (the Webb Gallery in Waxahachie) who paints on vintage cotton seed sacks, canvas bags, and journal and ledger paper.
Bruce Lee’s grandparents were missionaries in the mountains of Kerala, South India during the 1930s and ’40s, where his mother was born. In his youth he was surrounded by 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 1980s, 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 a 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.
November 19, 2021
Austin musician & artist Will Johnson will perform his music in the gallery on Thursday, December 9, at 7PM. The event is hosted by Undertow: Undertow Shows are intimate and stripped down performances hosted by fans in private spaces. Each show limited to 25-35 tickets. Find tickets here.
We've shown Will's baseball art in the past and in the future (September 2022). Will is a member of bands Centro-Manic, Monsters Of Folk, South San Gabriel, and has released several solo albums.
November 18, 2021
Through December 31: 20% off all of Tom Russell's art. Check it out HERE.
November 08, 2021
Austin Studio Tour, produced by Big Medium, is a free, self-guided citywide celebration of art featuring over 530 Austin-based artists and collaboratives. And galleries, we might add. Like us. We totally encourage you to visit all 530 artists, collaboratives, and galleries, but you could always just stop by Yard Dog and say hello. We'll have new art by Jon Langford.
The Austin Studio Tour introduces the public to new ways of experiencing art and the creative practices of artists around our city. This year, the studio tour combines the former East and West Austin Studio Tours into one citywide event presented across three weekends in November.
Weekend 1: November 6-7 (WEST)
Weekend 2: November 13-14 (WEST & EAST)
Weekend 3: November 20-21 (EAST)
October 28, 2021
October 20, 2021
It's our neighbor Son Of A Sailor's 10th anniversary and we're going to help them celebrate. Come say hello and check out our current show, Kurt Herrmann: Backwoods Bebop - New Color Bombs.
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916 Springdale Road⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Joining Son Of A Sailor will be Yard Dog, Lisa Crowder Studio, Modern Rocks Gallery, and Ivester Contemporary. There will be beverages and fun to be had by all.
September 21, 2021
See Willy Fly By
Song Print #8
Here it is, the latest installment in Jon Langford’s song print series. See Willy Fly By is a piledriving, dream-crunching anthem by Jon off of the Waco Brothers 2nd album, Cowboy In Flames.
And here's a video of the Waco Brothers playing the song live!
September 14, 2021
Kurt Herrmann ( b. 1972, Lock Haven, USA ) is a painter from the mountains of Pennsylvania who does both figurative and abstract work, but above all he is a colorist at heart. Two of his recent shows were featured in Time Out Chicago and the Philadelphia Inquirer, with recent shows in Tasmania ( Penny Contemporary ) , Canberra (Aarwun Gallery), Australia; Auckland ( 12 Gallery ), New Zealand; and Philadelphia ( James Oliver Gallery), Charlotte ( Sozo Gallery ), and New Orleans ( Octavia Gallery ). 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 colors, silence, space, seasons, landscape, even the rednecks impact everything I make. It’s inescapable.”
"Many of my shapes, forms and colors have been extracted from the mountains of Pennsylvania where I live and work, but I also sample bits and pieces of memories and places I’ve never been. There are glimpses of big oak trees, tropical waves, winter skies, deer legs, and the pink from a summer watermelon – all under the soundtrack and influence of jazz. These are some of the sparks that start a painting but they are not the whole story. The initial inspiration is simply a launch pad to shoot a rocket off into the unknown. Color does not need to represent anything other than itself. It is universal yet nothing is more personal. And that’s how I present these paintings. I’m distilling something that struck me, but the interpretations and feelings others come away with are infinite."
August 31, 2021
July 21, 2021
July 07, 2021
In May of 2020, in an attempt to shine some light in the darkness as well as to give us something to do in lockdown, we launched Jon Langford's Song Prints series, featuring versions of his song paintings that are a bit smaller and half the price of his standard prints. You can find them all HERE. We just added #7: Death Of Country Music. And below is a video that Jon and Far Forlorn guitarist Bill Anderson recorded recently on a wind-swept mesa in northern New Mexico.