KARLSON, LOCK, & NEGRON, FORMATIVE WORLD
December 3 – January 22, 2017
'DO THERE EXIST MANY WORLDS, OR IS THERE BUT A SINGLE WORLD? THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST NOBLE AND EXALTED QUESTIONS IN THE STUDY OF NATURE'
MAREN KARLSON is a Berlin-based artist working to create a visual language for a more open, non-binary understanding of the world around her, balancing natural & artificial, crazy & rational, and male & female. Her US debut exhibition was held at 99¢ Plus Gallery in NYC. Karlson is interested in transformation, irrationality, solitude, snacks, and the middle ages. This is Karlson's first exhibition in Texas.
MATT LOCK is a self-taught artist, originally from Massachusetts but residing in close proximity to NYC since 2010. He went to university late in his life, and his academic focus was on practical application of the life sciences. Currently swamped with debt, he works a serious career-oriented job with normal full-time hours. Between working, sleeping, and procrastinating, he produces detailed drawings of intimate and unexplained situations, many of them occurring in a futuristic and gloomy world which increasingly resembles the world around him. This is Lock's second exhibition in Texas, his first being one of the final shows at Domy Books in Austin, TX.
JONNY NEGRON, born in Carolina, PR, is an Austin-based artist. Negron’s work seeks to explore the relationship between human as microcosm, and the environments of the outer world, as macrocosm. His work has been included in various group shows around the world, and in numerous publications such as Vice Magazine and The New York Times. This is Negron's second show with Farewell Books.
JIM DINE, A HOUSE OF WORDS
October 21 – November 20, 2016
From October 21st to November 20th, renowned artist Jim Dine will transform the Farewell Books gallery space into 'A HOUSE OF WORDS' – a new-collaged installation of graphic works and painted words. Hung like Chinese scroll paintings, Dine’s short episodes of text breakdown a distinction between passive art viewer and active reader.
JIM DINE is an internationally renowned artist, first recognized for staging Happenings in New York City in 1959 and 1960 alongside Allan Kaprow and Claes Oldenburg. He has been composing, publishing, and performing poetry as long as he has been making objects. An early proponent of pop art, Dine made painting more permeable by incorporating mundane objects and applying simple words and phrases to his canvases. The use of text in painting is a natural extension of Dine’s writing practice. A creator of paintings, assemblages, sculptures, drawings, and prints, Dine has also authored more than 12 books of poetry.
Since his first solo exhibition in 1960, Dine’s paintings, sculptures, photography, and prints have been the subject of nearly 300 solo exhibitions worldwide. In 1970 the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, organised a major retrospective of his work, and in 1978 the Museum of Modern Art, New York, presented a retrospective of his etchings. Dine lives and works in Paris, New York and Walla Walla, Washington.
HARRY GOULD HARVEY IV & BRITTNI ANN HARVEY, AN INCONVENIENT HOAX
September 2 - October 16, 2016
6 / 20 / 16
How does a place change things? How does a place change people? Places associated with people. To change your place could mean an expectation of new people associations. I feel bad that I don't want to see certain people, but I don't want them to control a new place for me. Maybe it wouldn't be so bad, but I get afraid to change a good thing when it is happening. Like the game of horseshoes at Loshel's house. My throws were good but I thought 'they might get better with my glasses on.' Though, it could have turned worse as well, so I stayed how I was and lost.
Sun faded beneath a stop sign. The hawk was looking for food and I almost saw none of it, so I drew it, and I found it -- and then I lost it.
BRITTNI: There's a curiosity around the things that help us all to maintain existing. Those things are muddled by the complexities of our personal histories and the complicated timelines that influence our perception.
HARRY: A photograph -- capturing all surrounding light, reflecting, contouring, drawing, it transforms a space into an object, a time into an image, an image into a document.
BRITTNI: Paradise and solitude function in many realms. Spirituality and ritual have no specific nature. What is material becomes of great importance -- how do we begin to comprehend any of it at all if it weren't for the things that feel so physical?
HARRY: Leisure and contemplation -- my idle mind with too much leisure time fears for the future.
BRITTNI: Material is created through a system and a structure on a micro level, but it alludes to the greater structure of it all on a macro level.
HARRY: The frame is important. The frame seems to provide some sort of context for what the viewer is looking for. If a photo was just a piece of paper sucking up the ground's detritus, when would we know the content is of importance. I continue to be interested in what is discarded or overlooked -- so maybe for me, for my photos, maybe the presentation is too professional.
BRITTNI: It's the simple things that give us the take away. They're the things that feel somewhat controllable, somewhat explainable. They lead us to the rationing of paradise and acceptance of certain immaterial concepts.
HARRY: Constant is the creation of new objects, useful to obsolete. Constant is an erosion of time, object and history. Constant is the anonymous laborer of the creation of the new objects and magnificent structures. Constant is history exposed at one moment in time by the historian. It seems to me a lot of historians are framers, they must know how to frame their material to succeed.
BRITTNI: In all of this there is a freedom that at the same time becomes debilitating.
HARRY: I'd close with a quote that rings true. A quote by the artist Jimmie Durham :
"Then, Why her? Then I have to go back to - Why me? Because I don't make any sense on my own. I don't have anything to say to you, I don't know anything at all except what I'm told "
BRITTNI ANN HARVEY lives and works in Newport, RI. She attends the Rhode Island School of Design and will receive her BFA in June 2017.
HARRY GOULD HARVEY IV is a self taught interdisciplinary artist born in Fall River, MA. This is Harry's second time showing with Farewell Books.
JEFF MOAST & PHILIP HARRELL, BE HUMAN
June 25 - August 21, 2016
"Civilization did not rise and flourish as men hammered out hunting scenes on bronze gates and whispered philosophy under the stars, with garbage as a noisome offshoot, swept away and forgotten. No, garbage rose first, inciting people to build a civilization in response, in self-defense. We had to find ways to discard our waste, to use what we couldn't discard, to reprocess what we couldn't use. Garbage pushed back. It mounted and spread. And it forced us to develop the logic and rigor that would lead to systematic investigations of reality, to science, art, music, mathematics."
- D. DeLillo
You wake up in the middle of the night and a dream is relayed to you. You picture it and think it’s nice, or scary, or whatever appropriate emotion you must feel to feel the dream. Then you wonder again if thoughts are shared by osmosis. You look at the painting on the wall, and softly chuckle. You will sand the painting and there will be a ghost. You will paint over the ghost and there will be a new image, and then that will repeat until all that is left are ghosts of images, passing thoughts. The problem might be: the ghosts are harder to understand. The truth might be: history is composed of ghosts, and nothing is shared.
JEFF MOAST, born in 1991, lives and works in Austin, TX.
PHILIP HARRELL was born and raised in Dallas, moved to Austin to study fine arts at the University of Texas, and graduated in 2011. Since then, he has shown work here and there, and kept trucking along.
JUNE CULP, LOOKIN' THROUGH THE WINDOWS
April 2, 2016
Lookin’ Through The Windows
(Lookin’ through the window)
(Lookin’ through the window)
(Lookin’ through the window)
(Through the window)
(Lookin’ through the window)
JUNE CULP (b. 1991) lives and works in Baltimore, MD where she received a BFA in Painting from The Maryland Institute College of Art. Culp recently moved into a new apartment with a lot of windows, and no curtains.
DREW LIVERMAN, PUTTANESCA BAYOU
February 6 - March 27, 2016
"What we need to question is bricks, concrete, glass, our table manners, our utensils, our tools, the way we spend our time, our rhythms. To question that which seems to have ceased forever to astonish us. Question your teaspoons. What is under your wallpaper? How many movements does it take to dial a phone number?"
PUTTANESCA BAYOU presents the most recent iterations of Liverman's ongoing exploration of black, white, and red. This nearly monochromatic palette works to emphasize the foibles of every mark, and strikes a sweet spot between figure and abstraction.
This primal simplicity can be associated with the Constructivists, the Third Reich, the Chicago Bulls, and the Catholic Church. As his series has progressed one can see the interplay between the rigid, authoritarian palette and the wabi-sabi looseness of each mark; a balance of the fanatical, the fascist, and the acceptance of life's imperfection.
Liverman explores art’s role in the world, and its potential therapeutic abilities. These paintings attempt to match life's anxiety, and to provide a playful relaxation from the physical fatigue associated with being. Much like Matisse, who hoped his work might enact “something like a good armchair."
DREW LIVERMAN is an artist and designer living in Austin, TX. Since receiving his BFA in painting and printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2002, Drew's drawing, painting and installation work has been featured in Beautiful Decay Magazine and shown in The Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasgow, Scotland; Big Medium in Austin, Texas; and the Lawndale Art Center in Houston, Texas. In addition to his personal work, Drew contributes to the Austin, TX based art collective, Boozefox and is a longstanding member of the Austin based MASS Gallery collective.
CALI THORNHILL DEWITT, THIS MAGIC MOMENT
December 12 - January 31, 2016
This magic moment
While your lips are close to mine
Will last forever
Forever til the end of time
Cali Thornhill DeWitt (b. 1969) is an artist, photographer, director, designer, and blogger who lives in Los Angeles. He runs the record label Teenage Teardrops, and a small publishing house. In 2008 he co-founded and ran Hope Gallery in Echo Park with David Kramer. Known for making instantly iconic & recognizable text based works, DeWitt has published artists books with multiple publishers, and exhibited at Big Love (Tokyo); Muddguts (New York); V1 Gallery (Copenhagen), and For Your Art, Human Resources, and Family Gallery in Los Angeles.
ANA VILLAGOMEZ, FOREVERWARE
October 30 - December 7, 2015
An in ground pool, a fridge shallow enough to drown in, a dangerous freezer and a mat to sleep on. Our goal has always been to seal the freshness in.
Ana Villagomez was born in 1991 in Houston, Texas and received a BFA in sculpture from the University of Houston in 2013. Her work has been shown at David Shelton Gallery, Box13 ArtSpace and The Joanna. She currently lives and works in Houston.
ANTHONY CUDAHY, THE FOURTH PART OF THE DAY
September 5 - October 17, 2015
The sun sets on a face. Crescent-shaped scythes shear the stalks. Through their efforts golden wheat is harvested, signaling the end of Summer. Another season, the body recurs and reiterates its form. A veil falls.
Representations of the body repeat throughout history. Pose and gesture create a language. A flat simulation retaining humanity. These visual records remain long after the lifespan. Presently, the second of a snapshot or the paused vibration of a film still perpetuates images of bodies. A history of repeating. Even bog men preserved become sculptural shells of these lost humans. Through the cycle of life and death, humans grasp at the eternal.
Farewell Books is pleased to present a new body of paintings from Anthony Cudahy. Throughout the work, images are appropriated from a variety of sources, from Rembrandt to Pompeii remnants; the most prominent source being Bruegel's 1565 painting The Harvesters. Moments from this 16th Century painting cut through, shearing the stalks. The sky is golden. The fourth part of the day is already gone.
Anthony Cudahy is an artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. He received his BFA in 2011 from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn.
His work has appeared in shows across the United States and the UK. In 2014, he exhibited a body of paintings entitled Heaven Inside at Uprise Art's Outpost gallery and previously has been in group shows at ATHICA, the Nancy Margolis Gallery, Vox Populi, the Perfect Nothing Catalog, and the Knockdown Center. His work has also been featured and reviewed in publications including the Paris Review, Hello Mr., and Marco Polo Quarterly.
CONNER O'LEARY, REQUESTING ENTRANCE
July 11 - August 23, 2015
We breach the egg and are thrust upon the entrance to the Holy Land. We request passage, and are granted, although safe passage is not guaranteed. Gaze upon the holy land, gaze upon our Holy Land of Bullshit.
Conner O’Leary is an artist originally from Houston, Texas. He is a cofounder of Common House Artist Collective in Austin, Texas, where he currently resides.
HAYDEN DUNHAM, FORMS
May 30 - June 27, 2015
Can an object hold light? Is an object sensitive to its environment? Do objects change their energetic disposition when exposed to certain environments? Do those energetic dispositions translate into new spaces? Can energy be sealed within an object?
Can an object be charged?
FORMS is a series of objects assembled by Hayden Dunham in collaboration with the Center for Light Research for the gallery in Farewell Books. During the 4 week long installation, Dunham surveys a series of conversations held between objects and their environment.
Hayden Dunham lives and works in New York. Her work has been in the New York Times, Vogue, NPR, The Guardian, Dazed & Confused, Purple Magazine and has appeared in museums and galleries such as the Perez Art Museum Miami, MOMA PS1 Print Shop, Museum of Art and Design, The New Museum, Redcat MOCA, The Perfect Nothing Catalog, Signal Gallery, Jackie Klempay, and Colette, among others. In addition to her practice she is also the co-founder of Other Travel, a durational collaborative project based in New York.
NINA HARTMANN, LIMIT-EXPERIENCE
March 14 - April 25, 2015
This new body of work features an imagined alphabet of symbols that explores themes of mystery, the unknown, the collective unconscious, mind expansion/control and creative destruction. The work stems from a large body of research focusing on specific personalities, spiritual phenomenons, and historical events. 'Limit-Experience' is Hartmann's first solo show.
NINA HARTMANN (b.1990) is a multi-media artist currently working out of Providence, RI. She received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Hartmann's work has been shown in numerous group shows, including Galerie Nowhere in Montreal, and Milk Gallery in New York City, She has been featured in Vice Magazine, Juxtapoz Magazine, and Impose Magazine. Hartmann also focuses much of her practice on creating, publishing, and curating artist books and zines, as well as other forms of multiples. She has released artist books with Bronze Age Editions, Peradam Press and more.
JONATHAN RYAN STORM, MineralTechno
January 24 - March 8, 2015
"Pretty much anything can trigger a migraine for those who suffer them: Too little or too much sleep, the weather, caffeine, caffeine withdrawal, eating, not eating, being relaxed, being stressed, the sun, the moon, huffing paint thinner. My triggers range from smoked meats to the music of Joni Mitchell. Life as a migraineur becomes like this: You are constantly walking past a sleeping baby's room. Except that baby is your head. And you are trying not to wake the baby. Except the baby is your head."
Jonathan Ryan Storm (b.1980 ) received his BA in Metaphysics from Wheaton College in Massachusetts. His work has been shown at Morgan Lehman Gallery and MAKEBISH in New York, David Shelton Gallery in Houston, Neuer Saarbrucker Kunstverein in Germany, MOHS in Copenhagen, and GoodPressGallery in Glasgow. He was recently a visiting artist at the Dallas Ft.Worth Modern. He currently lives and works in Houston, TX.
PIA HOWELL, PALOMA
December 6 - January 18, 2015
PALOMA includes Pia Howell’s most recent C prints, made in the color darkroom using techniques from photography, painting, and printmaking. Here, palette, texture, and presentation aspire to stylistic and spiritual balance.
Pia Howell studied photography at Columbia University and Rhode Island School of Design. Past projects include solo shows at Bodega in New York, and Queer Thoughts and Golden Age, both in Chicago, as well as textile pattern design for Etudes Studio and Baggu. Her book Duane Reade Lunatic was published by Bodega in 2013. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
BRYAN SCHUTMAAT & MATTHEW GENITEMPO, MOTOR CHRONICLES
October 24 - November 24, 2014
MOTOR CHRONICLES is an exhibition of documentary-style photographs taken along the sparsely-inhabited roadways of the western United States. Through intimate portraiture and vast landscapes, this work depicts a region where myth and dreams die hard.
Bryan Schutmaat is an award-winning photographer whose recent monograph, Grays the Mountain Sends, has garnered international praise. He lives in Austin and is represented by Sasha Wolf Gallery in New York City. / www.bryanschutmaat.com
Matthew Genitempo is an Austin-based photographer whose work has been exhibited and published in the United States and overseas. His current work focuses on the American West and popular illusion. / www.matthewgenitempo.com
ERIK SHANE SWANSON, SUB
September 13 - October 19, 2014
In the jungle the vertical black markings on a tiger serve to camouflage her among the shadows cast on the earth’s floor; when translated onto a t-shirt these stripes frequently call attention to the wearer, rather than blending into the environment. As a change of setting may subvert the function of an image, so the passage of time renders obsolete certain historical practices.
Scagliola, a process developed in ancient Rome to simulate rare and expensive types of marble, has nearly disappeared in its production. Consisting of plaster, pigment, animal glue, and water, scagliola was initially used for furniture inlays, and later as a veneer for columns and walls. Its use became moderately popular in government buildings and theaters across the United States in the late 1800s, but due to degradation in craftsmanship it grew less desirable, and the number of projects declined.
Anachronistic processes, camouflage reversals, and the unseen within the everyday, are the generative ideas behind Swanson’s current work. He enacts material shifts that are only recognizable on close inspection, rewarding careful observation while throwing the nature of familiar objects and surfaces into question. In sub, Swanson summons, reclaims and examines the space of the lost and overlooked.
Erik Shane Swanson was born in Santa Barbara, California in 1983 and raised in Portland, Oregon. In 2005 Erik received his BFA from the Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, California, and in 2006 he moved to Brooklyn, New York where he worked as an illustrator. Swanson has exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and around Texas. In 2013 he participated in the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and in 2014 received his MFA from the University of Texas at Austin. Erik has since moved back to New York, where he now lives and works in Brooklyn.
BARRY ELKANICK, NO NONSENSE
August 2 - September 1, 2014
THE COLD CLAY WITH THE BREATHING BODY
THIS REVELATION WAS THE TEMPLE
AND THE STILLNESS OF LIFE
COMING OF AGE
NO NONSENSE is a collection of Barry Elkanick’s recent paintings that explore textural and surface qualities achieved by unconventional methods and use of media. The works represent environmental influence, gender, and the human form.
Barry Elkanick is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Houston, TX. Born in 1991 and raised in a rural area outside of Houston, he is a self taught painter and a graphic design undergraduate, Barry works exclusively outdoors drawing inspiration from nature. He has recently started studying painting at the University of Houston. This is Elkanick’s first solo exhibition.
LANE HAGOOD, QUO VADIS, IDIOT?
June 14 - July 27, 2014
At that hour the shops were shut;
I thought about an onion I'd seen during dinner
And of the abyss that separates us from the other abysses.
MEMORIES OF YOUTH (excerpt), by Nicanor Parra
Lane Hagood was born in 1974 in Madrid, Spain. He is a poet, novelist, animator and Sunday painter. His bluebonnet paintings have received critical acclaim worldwide for his use of leaves as paintbrushes. Hagood's first novel, "The Annoying Void Passing Through the Spleen" was A New York Times Notable Book in 1993. Today, Hagood lives outside Houston, Texas on a ranch where he tends to cattle. He rides a horse to work.
HARRY GOULD HARVEY IV, S/T
May 3 - June 8, 2014
Harry Gould Harvey IV is a self taught interdisciplinary artist born in Fallriver MA. Working mostly in photography, he has exhibited work both nationally & internationally. His book Canadian Fruit was published in September 2013 with Self Publish, Be Happy. In addition to creating personal work, his commissioned work appears in magazines such as Bloomberg Businessweek, Popular Mechanics, Fader. He now lives and works between Rhode Island and NYC. This is Harry's first solo show in Texas.
JONNY NEGRON, HEAVENLY THRESHOLD COMPANION
March 8 - April 27, 2014
Jonny Negron was born in 1985 and raised in Long Island, New York. Negron's work has been included in various group shows and his work has been featured in Vice Magazine and The New York Times. A series of drawings and comics, 'Negron' was published by Picture Box Inc. in 2011. Negron currently lives and works in Austin, Texas.
EMMA KOHLMANN, OUR BODIES ARE MADE UP OF BUT BRITTLE CLAY
January 25 - March 2, 2014
OUR BODIES ARE MADE UP OF BRITTLE CLAY is a collection of Emma Kohlmann’s most recent ink and line drawings. An epitaph found on a gravestone from the early 1800’s speaks to the textural elements that the artist creates through her materiality. The show is a culmination of the artist’s multiple drawing styles in addition to her own fascination with the decomposition of the corporeal. The work stems from the intimacy of memory and explores the depths of self-deprecation and finitude.
Emma Kohlmann lives and works in Massachusetts. She attended Hampshire College where she studied art, philosophy and art theory. At Hampshire, she had the ability to cultivate her own studio practice. In 2011, she began working with Sumi ink and brush pen, and has graduated to collage and digital media. Currently she helps her friends run a small DIY gallery and press called Headquarters located in Western mass. Emma has participated in art shows nationally and in Canada. She has illustrated album art, chapbooks, flyers and has self-published her own collection of zines.
AIDAN KOCH, MORTALS
December 7 - January 19, 2014
The sense of touch is what transports us beyond the corporeal constraints of an arm or a profile. Following in the vein of Gauguin in Tahiti, the surreal experience of connectivity is left for our sense memory to recall and decipher, pulling in the deep greens of waxy tropical fronds and the tender pink glimpses of flesh. The bodies, awash with heat and vivacity, electricity and sweat, lounge in the chlorophyllic resplendence of dense foliage and thick sunlight. From tropical dew into mist into human form, a level of energy connects us and draws us together - never a straight line but a vibrating, hallucinogenic swerve.
Aidan Koch was born in Seattle, WA. She received her BFA at the Pacific NW College of Art in Portland, OR. Her books include Oregon Book Award nominee, The WHALE, Xeric Award winner, The Blonde Woman, the anthology Astral Talk, and a compilation of drawings titled Field Studies. She has shown in galleries in New York, Antwerp, and Philadelphia as well as had work appear in the New York Times. She now lives and works in Sebastopol, CA.
ANDREW LAUMANN, A FOOT IN WET WOOL
November 2 - December 1, 2013
"in a moist hole, i dug behind the industrial park
i found nothing"
A FOOT IN WET WOOL is a selection of Laumann's recent constructions furthering his exploration of synthetic and organic erosion.
Andrew Laumann was born in Baltimore, MD in the spring of 1987. He is self taught, instead of enrolling in college he spent his formative years as a drifter traveling around the country. He then founded the Pent House Gallery in Baltimore in 2009. In 2012 Laumann exhibited "Desperate Living" at Jean Roch Dard in Paris. He currently lives and works in Baltimore, MD. This is his first exhibition in Texas.
SAM SANFORD, DARK DAYS
September 14 - October 27, 2013
DARK DAYS is an ongoing series of oil paintings based on selections from the artist's archive of family photos. These straightforward, quiet, small, and personal paintings together form a disjointed and ambiguous narrative obliquely touching on themes of memory, the genesis of neurosis in childhood trauma, the impotent rage of children, the promise of young adulthood versus the heartbreak of age and wisdom, the misguided idealism of the sixties culture, and addiction and codependence.
Sam Sanford lives and works in Austin, TX.
CHRISTIAN HEIDSIECK, JUNGLE
August 3 - September 8, 2013
JUNGLE is a selection of recent paintings by Christian Heidsieck. Taking from discarded drawings and prints, Heidsieck glues these fragments into layers to be sanded, painted, and carved into new works. This exhibition will include the release of a 32-page screen-printed book created by the artist in conjunction with the painted works.
Christian Heidsieck grew up in the American South, Northeast and Canada. He currently lives and works in Austin, Texas.
JEREMY DEPREZ, NOT A CRACK OR A SPLIT
June 29 - July 29, 2013
Jeremy DePrez was born in Portland, Maine and received his MFA in painting from the University of Houston in 2011. His work has been shown in Houston at the Blaffer Museum, McClain Gallery, Lawndale Art Center, The Joanna and most recently in a two person show at Texas Gallery with Jeff Elrod.
JAMIE FLETCHER, MANHOOD RITUALS
May 4 - June 16, 2013
MANHOOD RITUALS is an exploration of Jamie Fletcher's interest in gender constructs through the use of S/M imagery. In in this exhibition, masked 'male' figures act out the artist's struggle identifying with femininity. In Fletcher's work submissiveness becomes power, concealment entices enactment and repulsion invites desire. Using pastels, oil, acrylic, spray paint, screen printing, bleaching, canvas, leather and wood -- Fletcher makes nearly monochromatic studies of power play, exploring the limits of human affection and vulnerability.
Jamie Fletcher was born in Big Spring, TX and received her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She currently lives and works in Berkeley, CA.
RYAN RHODES & CALEB OWEN-EVERITT, FALLEN FLOWERS
April 6 - April 28, 2013
FALLEN FLOWERS is a collaborative exhibition of the work of Caleb Owen-Everrit and Ryan Rhodes. Inspired by early iconography and folk art, Owen-Everitt and Rhodes create work that feels as though it's lived long before them. Working directly onto aged and reclaimed industrial fabrics, they reveal to us an Americana story that feels at once authentic and unknown. Both artists are Texas natives, Owen-Everitt hailing from Conroe and Rhodes from Corsicana. The two have reconnected and partnered as an art and design team within the last year called LAND.
MORGAN RUSH JONES, INDEX
February 14 - March 23, 2013
"I have no major nostalgia for the past. I want the present to be the most coherent up-to-date rational present as possible. The future should be more rational and adapted."
Morgan Rush Jones grew up in Ohio, moved to New York to study photography, and then arrived in Austin two years ago to make work on his computer while exploring natural sites such as McKinney Falls and Enchanted Rock. He combines the worlds of nature and technology in his current show at Farewell Books in Austin.