Monday, March 18, 2013

"A Certain Reality" at grayDUCK gallery

We have been so fortunate to receive some great press for
"A Certain Reality"
(new mixed media paintings by David Ball, Jennifer Davis and Megan Kimber) at grayDUCK gallery in Austin, TX.

* Austin Magazine features an interview with all three of us and lots of pictures from the show. (Vol.2, Issue 4, p. 6-9)

* A nice big photo of my painting, "Jump" in Austin 360 Magazine. "An indie gallery with a fresh, young vibe. On view is 'A Certain Reality,' featuring three artists who create delicate yet complex ethereal landscapes and characters with mixed-media collages from David Ball and paintings from Jennifer Davis and Megan Kimber."

* LaMono Magazine (of Barcelona Spain) published a little review of my new paintings- with lots of photos >

"Seaside" by Megan Kimber

* The Austin Chronicle said, "Warning: If you take a sneak peek at the show on the website, you probably won't be able to keep yourself away from the gallery; this work is compelling." (Read the full review here.)

* I did an interview with and Italian Art and Design blog,
"Make Me Happy Today." (I used Google Translate to read it.)

My paintings were also featured at Juxtapoz, Paint Pens In Purses, and OMG Posters!

Thank you everyone for all of your kind words about our paintings!
And special thank you to grayDUCK gallery for hosting our work. What a great experience...

You can view all of my paintings from the show here, Megan and David's work here, and photos from my trip to Austin here. The show runs through March 30th, 2013.

Monday, March 11, 2013

My trip to Austin, TX

Earlier this month I made a whirlwind visit to Austin, TX to attend the opening for a show of my new paintings, "A Certain Reality" at grayduck gallery. My BF, Brad, and I had a blast and took a ton of photos so I thought I'd share a few here...

We checked into our hotel, had a quick lunch at Bouldin Creek Cafe (our favorite spot for hippy food) and then headed straight to the opening reception at the gallery.

The view from outside the gallery is so neato.  I took 80 bazillion variations of this photo.

You can view all of my paintings from the show here.

Hey, look- Boo was at our opening! (I'm lying but the owner of this doggie said, "He gets that all the time.")

View the works by Megan Kimber (pictured) and David Ball here

The following night was the Art Alliance Austin's annual "Art Night Austin." What an amazing event!
It was a tour of seven galleries throughout Austin. Each location featured food from a different restaurant- and a different cocktail- and buses arrived every 20 minutes to carry gallery go-ers to the next stop.
 I was so honored to participate as an artist in the show at grayduck gallery- AND I got to sneak away for a little while to take the tour. 

Life imitating art at Dutton's pop-up gallery.

Folks boarding the bus to head to the next gallery.

Presidents at Yard Dog Folk Art.

GIANT, golden, gilded security camera art at Yard Dog.

Tons of beautiful repurposed signage and neon at Roadhouse Relics.

Trippy, interactive light show at the Scottish Rite Theater.

Mike Egan at Yard Dog.

Back at grayduck! THANK YOU and goodnight!

We didn't have much free time during our visit but we spent one afternoon exploring on foot.

We popped over to the White Horse to visit our pal Lori (from Minneapolis!) She runs their super rad patio flea market on Saturday afternoons.

Here's Brad smokin a pretzel at "Easy Tiger". (Cut him off!)

Here's Brad atop the Graffiti Wall.

A dude at work on the wall.

Oh, just a pretty pink house.

Skate park.

Oh, Austin.

Tacos on the sunny patio with Andre and Paola and then it was time to head back to the frozen tundra. 
I love you, Austin!