If you haven’t been to the new upstart, Seventy Seven Gallery, then you should go tonight for the Nick Morris show. They are located just east of I-35 on 6th St. on the ground floor of some fancy new building.
One upping Domy Book’s destination of ‘Just East’ of 35, Seventy Seven Gallery, is just shy of the Interstate‘s asphalt, so close to the action in fact that while enjoying the night air outside ‘77’, a full scale crack bust went down directly across the street from us. It was by far the best performance piece that I had ever seen at an art show. It included a Crack Dealer, several crack heads, and clown car full of cops, well, it was actually a Honda Odyssey Mini Van with blacked out windows that screeched to a halt in between us and the open air market, from which a dozen or so cops spilled out of and started zip tying the felonious like effing Spiderman. It was an artistic! start to the new space. Remember that just east of I-35 is the essential face of the East Austin that the majority of Austinites and Church goers think of whenever its mentioned, so be glad that the Seventy Seven Gallery hopes to become the apple in the eye of said face while stepping up to fill the shoes of beloved but lost Gallery Lombardi as the new enthusiastic Graff flavored gallery of Austin. Kudos. See you tonight.
Christa Palazzolo paints super dope hyper-realistic portraits of people to “…confront formal aspects of painting with a contemporary voice…”. Boom. Mission accomplished.
My first encounter with Palazzolo’s work was the Ali Fitz’-curated fArt Palace show, Summer Fling, where she had two larger than life sized portraits with one of the subjects wearing a pink almost red but not quite magenta jacket with a sheen that upon seeing it my heart weep and my nose bleed at its subtle yet awesome execution. I’ve been a fan ever since.
So back in January, when we arrived at the Monarch Event Center to take in the sultry sounds of the Silver Pines I was crushed to found out they had already played but elated to find out that one of the Artists showing was indeed Palazzolo, and that she had done some pencil portraits of the band that went along well with soft and richly painted portraits of people we didn’t know, the colorful strangers.
Alongside Jeffrey Swanson, Ryan Davis, and David Lujan, Palazzolo will be showing her work again tonight (June 25th) at the Grand Opening of the Gallery Black Lagoon, which is located in the old video store at 4301 A. Guadalupe St. (ATX, 78751) from 7-10pm.
Our mission at Circus Gold is to show, rather than tell, what happened and let the viewer decide what they think for themselves. A key part of this is atmosphere, and while photos are great encapsulations of individual moments, they don’t always give full representation of said atmosphere and while currently crude, we feel that video gives a better idea of what a happening is like, without actually being present. So, without further ado, Circus Gold would like to give you a taste of Lady Monsters, by Katy Horan, at Domy Books, Austin TX., March 2010. Enjoy.
(Note: this our first attempt at filming a show and we have learned a lot from it.)
Book people South Lamar June 1st – June 28th Drawings, photos, and paintings by
Bonifacio, Jay Law, and David Perez.
Email your piece Bids to firstname.lastname@example.org
in other news Guatamelas new sink hole proves the oceans waters are warming and we are all in for some insane natural disasters. Is this a black hole to the ocean?
Tropical Storm Agathas warm waters crashed hard on Guatamala City by opening up a hole that looks like
a “gateway to hell” in the middle of the city. The hole swallowed a factory and a home. Geologists and Guatemalan officials need to determine what caused the hole before they attempt to fill it and repair the hole.