Tag: art

Wolves by X.C. Atkins

I’ve been working with Xavier on a zine we’ll be releasing with Crummy House this weekend at Common House. It has some rad writings by X.C. himself and a bunch of content about our fascination with wolves. Come on out and say hello and snag a zine while they last.

William Gaynor will be showing some of his work in the main gallery at his opening for Cowboys and Indians. This will be one not to miss Austin! Hope to see you there.

Neu Folk Revival at Lequivive

Our first full day in California was spent getting our bearings. We rode the MUNI and BART and found it pretty easy to get around. First stop, the haul to Oakland for the Neu Folk Revival show at Lequivive Gallery.

On our way, we wandered to a street gathering where we saw more art at a new spot called Naming Gallery. We met some rad people who swear they knew Jess and I from somewhere else. After a long talk about past places and faces, We could never figure it out, but there was some good music playing, so we just hung out with them before the show. Also, a sweet interactive music performance by Zach Huston was enjoyed by all.

Then we walked over to Lequivive Gallery where we hung out and checked out the early end of Neu Folk Revival’s opening night. We met Rich Jacobs, a great inspiration of mine and Max Kauffman, who curated the show and also an amazing artist. Thanks to Max and Mike at Lequivive for all the hard work on this show. It was really great.

A view of the wall and the amount of artwork.

Works from Other, Ryan Bubnis, Justin Lovato and some others.

My work along with Robert Hardgraves, Jaime Molina, Chris Silva and some others. WHAT!?? So cool.

And more from Rich Jacobs, John Casey, Matt Leines, Mildred and so, many, more.

Here we go

Since I was a small child, California culture has influenced me. I was the kid growing up in a small town in Texas, reading Thrasher magazine, skating up and down our single strip of concrete, dreaming of waves to surf and California girls. As I got a little older, I started making art and found that a large concentration of artists were making things that were somewhat similar many miles away. I’ve no doubt been inspired by many of them and can see many of the parts and pieces I’ve picked up along the way.

Tomorrow, Jessica and I will make a journey to meet some of those artists, see the sights and places I’ve dreamed about for many years. It’s been a long time coming and I’m super excited about the trip we’re about to take. See ya in a week or so.

Common House and Karate Foot

Get out to Common House for their two-year anniversary and a sweet show and zine release. This show will be full of great work by artists from around Austin.

Chrissy P and I collaborated on a work for the show. Using canvas and acrylic, I painted and she stitched and constructed a sweet wall piece. Get by the show this weekend to check it out.

Some photos from the field

Snapshots from some recent projects in the works. I’ve got a few things lined up for the next couple months, so stay tuned to see me try and do them all at once. If you have any projects you’d like to get started before the end of the year, it’s time to start planning on getting those things done.

I can’t wait for some Fall temperatures! 100+ degrees all this week.