Wednesday, November 25, 2009
E.A.S.T. Austin Art Tour
"Love art or I shall eat you too"
Austin’s E.A.S.T. studio tour did not disappoint this year. It is the best way to see loads of independent art in one shot. Tons of studios (154) on Austin’s east side open their doors for two weekends. The punch it packs is well, for an art lover like me, to the floor knockout! I mean the amount of art I got to witness and be a part of was/is amazing. I made out a strategic map detailing every little spot I needed to see. Here is a handful of the amazing collective that create on the eastside. Let’s just say if I had oodles of money, I would own a piece from each of these artists … and then some. It was an overwhelmingly wunderbar experience of sensory overload! For realz …
The Super Alright! studio had it all set together with everything you needed to appreciate the moment. Adreon Henry stole my heart - i love his art work and have been a devout follower for years. Check out his website for pics of his art.
Bearded Lady offered a little bit of everything. Ingenious art and screen printing on display.
James Ferraro's art was on display at Gat5. His art lit me up! I can not wait to own a piece. He combined multiple mediums into an amazing product. Not to mention the other artwork and photography on display at GAT5.
Ian Shults is one of my absolute favorite artists. I mean his skills are just, geeze, off the charts. He can do anything! His recent "party people" series is to die for.
Federico's Farrah on black velvet. What to say, except Federico is crazy unbelievable. Who wouldn't want this painting? His portraits and stencils continue to blow my mind!
This is part of a series Federico did on cardboard, with part of the artwork showing the inside texture of the cardboard (corrigate). Simply amazing. MLK
David Leonard He takes ideas/shades of blue and turns them into everything gorgeous!
Jennifer Balkan Her art is unbelievable! I love the pieces where she takes maps and stitches them into the painting. In this picture, she uses the map as part of the face.
And then there's Blue Genie! What to say, but expect the funky!
Here's more spots who also have unbelievable art work:
Guess you could call it "yard art." Fabulous none the less!
"Our supplies for the day!"
photos by Roberta & Kelly