Friday, May 25, 2012

WEST Austin Studio Tour

Being a die hard EAST fan, and knowing how tight Big Medium runs their EAST tour -- I was psyched when they announced their first year of WEST. Psyched 'cuase I knew it meant a chance to see some new (to me) killer art in Austin. The WEST catalog was just as spectacular as the EAST. Beautifully done and loaded with images. Didn't have my usual EAST posse with me, but had the perfect friend fill in (although his navigation skills were the worst distracted skills I've ever seen -- possibly caused by all the free booze the artists plied us with). Now, on with the show ...
This was our first stop -- a group show packed with tons of great pieces. Graphic/ color/ detail/ mountains of visual stimulation. Richard Ashby
A powerful collection of Buddha statues and Thangka paintings. Amazing. We didn't stay for the guided tour explaining the pieces because my art partner couldn't handle the vibe and ran out. Needless to say, no free booze here.
Then there was Adreon Henry. One of the most creative of creatives in Austin. His shows are always done so right. No exception here. His house/studio was set up with creative explosions going in every corner. I hope you made it by because it really looked amazing and wall to wall crazy unique art. Perfect vibe. I wanted to buy every piece, literally. Groupie. Stalker.
Oh man. Seriously oh man. Hands down best discovery was Manik Nakra. I couldn't get over/past his pieces. Incredible and powerful. A methodical presentation of deep rich color and history. Currently in behind-closed-door talks about owning one of his brilliant pieces.
Yes. How about that collection? Obsessive, maybe ...
Want! Jason Archer. Best pieces. Graphically -- crazy! So on point and the perfect balance between meaning and humor.
This one's my favorite. So good. His studio was another one set up so perfectly. Loved the vibe and every single one of his pieces.
Kafka Lenton. Layers upon layers of meaning and visual discovering. You can see/feel the process in his pieces. Mixed media and painting just rich with texture and power. Was in awe of his show at EAST and equally blown away by this show. It was the last stop of the day for me. And it was perfect.

Go here *Big Medium for more info.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Friends with Benefits

Collage art and its process are ridiculously addicting and when there's a chance to make a piece for friends and family, we are on it! Melissa's daughter hit the big 10 -- so naturally I thought, she wants art! Knowing that Eva's a die hard Blondie fan, I went straight for some Debbie Harry action. Found the perfect image of Debbie Harry from back in the day all crazy on stage (had to pg-13 the image & cover the total undies shot).
Got my hands on the most unbelievable neon glow in the dark looking plexiglas - yes it literally glows.
And cranked out this neon yellow & red piece:
Oh Debbie, you are so the best.
Happy B-day Miss Eva.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Handmade Austin Woman Show - We're Ready!

We're in the homestretch and can't wait for you to come see what we've been doing. Serious amounts of cutting, creating, and well, you know ... drinking.
And check out our ladies ...
We like to call this one "The V Spot."
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A lot of art will be going down. Come out to the Handmade Austin Woman's Show on Saturday May 5th 11-6 and Sunday May 6th 11-4 -- check out all these pieces plus more of our goods.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


I know we've been slacking on the post, but it's because we've been busy getting ready for the Handmade Austin Women Show. It's on the east side at 1145 Perry Road Austin, TX 78721. Pictures of new art to come!