Liverman’s work is lucid and elegant, examining the simple and mundane moments in our lives that often go frequently overlooked. He approaches his work intuitively with an aesthetic that at first glance would seem incomplete, unbalanced and quite literally rough around the edges. With images reduced to single colors, curious applications of paint, and an emphasis on materials such as burlap and denim, Liverman is intentionally delineating from traditional methods to see beyond prevailing concepts of perfection and still find beauty. His talent at combining the unconventional to create an intimacy within his work is worth experiencing.
Christopher Jon Schroeder
Christopher Jon Schroeder’s highly energetic and dynamic oil paintings demonstrate the culmination of three decades of dedication to his craft. His use of bold, dramatic brush strokes and colorful layers of paint create a body of work that melds both the figurative and the abstract. Shortly after formally pursuing his art career, Schroeder was diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder that led him on a philosophical journey and influenced his thoughts on the critical analysis of art. His process also focused on the expression of his unconscious emotional reactions and his conscious responses to them, which he refers to as “emotional alchemy”. Schroeder’s current work resonates with influential masters like Picasso, Twombly and most significantly that of de Kooning. The exhibition’s large intense and emotional oil paintings depict the artist’s journey into abstract expressionism.
Anamnesis - Works by Jennifer Lane
The prints in this series are made from small automatic paintings that draw from prehistoric art – in this case, Eastern and Near Eastern figurines and iconography. The images invoke cycles of death and regeneration via the singular but bifurcated figure of the Mother. Formally, the pictures celebrate symmetry, liquidity, and the color black. In much of the work, the image of the female body serves as a matrix or template for transformation, enabled by its associations – both culturally inscribed and ancient - with primacy and nature.
Tomorrow’s flames are already burning » Works by Tom Jean Webb
Webb’s work is powerful in its simplistic expression. The gentle aesthetic symbols mixed in various mediums and color palettes combine to create an ephemeral and strong visual statement unique to the artist and his view of the world. His work has been featured in solo and group shows internationally.
My Party - Works by Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Having drawn all his life, Lindsay-Hogg has begun showing his artwork in the public contemporary art realm. His enigmatic oil paintings and drawings on canvas, board, and paper traverse the lines between naïve art, raw psychological expressionism and self-taught representational art, all with an underlying sense of sly humor.
Feminine Landscapes - Works by Dagny Piasecki and Wynn Myers
"I have been shooting since my mother handed down her 35mm camera to me at the age of 15. Shooting for over a decade now, my love affair with photography is a never-ending journey. Studying at both St. Edwards University and Texas State University has expanded my interest in the medium." — Dagny Piasecki
Myers’ photographs are saturated color files of moments. Her portraits of women emote a sense of intimacy and thoughtfulness aiming to capture the essence of the person not just their physical form. Her landscapes and more abstract work acknowledge the purpose of the image to aesthetically stimulate while simultaneously acting as a visual archive.
Fiver Years in Marfa - Works by Sam Schonzeit
"How, as adults, can we stay fresh? How can we produce anew? How can we explore? How can we continue to play? Why must adulthood be a push to deepen rather than broaden? Why must an artist be required to rigorously work toward a conceptual or formal mastery? Cannot he or she work toward a triumph of sensibility?"
Found: Rolling Stones
“When I first left home, I always carried a notebook, sketchbook, pen and later, watercolors in my guitar case – always kinda making notes, where I was, who I ran into, different stories I ran into up and down the road."
Lostbound Memory - Works by Joe Ely and Marie Ely
LOSTBOUND MEMORY will explore the narrative of two generations of gypsies and their parallel yet distinct interpretations of a world based on the nomadic principles of rock and roll culture. The relationship between father and daughter’s art while subtle does contain clear thematic associations. Both artists’ work documents their ever-changing social and physical environments. However, no matter how far they travel it is evident that Austin remains their hometown.