Monday, May 6, 2013

WEST 2013 It's a Wrap

Well - it's done! It was killer, but we're ready to power down and recover for a bit. Mad thanks to all who came and hung out, talked art, and bought art.
I got a chance to sneak out for a bit and see some of the other amazing art happening. While it's not as much as I usually see on EAST and WEST tours -- I was still thrilled to experience some seriously amazing happenings.
I was so excited by Olaniyi Akindiya's work and installation. His pieces are truly next level thinking, fully conceptualized and layered ... and each uniquely created from all types of sourced materials. Captivated by his art, and his excitement for art.
Padaric Kolander. So intense. His paintings/drawings/charcoal etc. hold such power, completely overwhelming. Real.
Stephen Schwake. Say what!? Crazy rowdy.
Christopher Hynes - box assemblages like no other! Everything imaginable and an infinite amount. His studio had so much going on. Think Joseph Cornell except with less/no birds.
Yuliya Lanina. Her collages/paintings are amazing. I absolutely fall out for them ... want every single piece I encountered. She holds the perfect balance of imagery.
And then there's Adreon Henry. His show, The Quiet Room, was the most over the top complete package there can be in the art scene. He and Jen Bradley created an unbelievable mental, aural, visual, and yeah, even physical experience. There is no doubt that the process of the installation was well thought out and executed to the freakin' T. His work consumes. The best.
One of three peepholes at Adreon Henry's show.
Jennifer Braham
Putting down the cutters until next time ....

Thursday, May 2, 2013

China invades WEST Austin Studio Tour 2013

OK ... not really, but we've got a couple of pieces lined up for the second weekend of WEST that come from China. I'm lucky enough to have a sister living in China who sent me a stack of amazing prints from China - ranging from the 1950-60's. Cut them up, collaged them, and put it all together inside plexiglas.
 We are talking original Mao propaganda here. "Girl Power."
The bonus on this piece, "Bug Killas," the collection of bugs included are originals by Jaelah Kuehmichel (stop #44). And the rest of the prints we still have to work on - well, let's just say the Chinese were really into selling products with two women, and one boob.

Come by to see these and our other rad pieces!
And of course to hang with us, talk art, and sip beers!

Tour: #19 on the map
6701 Burnet Rd (right behind the Pour House)
May 4th & 5th 11-6