I just realized I never announced anything on this site about my new skate brand, The Program. You can read the backstory of the brand here. The company is distributed through Welcome Skateboards and all of our boards are manufactured by PS Stix. Keep up with us on Instagram at @programskates. More graphics and goodies coming soon!
This Saturday night in Austin, BIG WHOOP opens at Preacher Gallery 7-10pm. Travis Millard and I will be there signing our new collaborative zine (which is also titled BIG WHOOP), Industry Print Shop will be on hand printing free Volcom t-shirts for the first 100 attendees, and Tim Kerr and Jerry Hagis will be playing some excellent old-time music as ‘Up Under The Sun.’ There will be beverages, affordably-priced screen prints, original art and good vibes aplenty. Hope to see you there.
If you’re in Austin this weekend and looking for something to do/see, stop by Bearded Lady | General on Saturday night and grab a drink and see some art. Or go swimming and drink some iced tea. Lots of options.
It’s been a good chunk of time since I last updated this section of the site, but I promise I haven’t been sleeping (much). Here’s some updates:
I’ve recently been adding original drawings to the Shop. This one (above) is still available. Isn’t your weird aunt’s cat’s birthday coming up? Jus’ sayin’.
I’m working on a new skateboard brand called The Program. We’ll be at the Agenda trade show in Long Beach, CA, this week – booth P6.
And I’ll be in Chicago next week for an art show at Rotofugi. More info. on that coming really soon.
Thanks for caring (if you do).
If you’re in Austin this weekend (or next), stop by my studio. I’m participating in this year’s East Austin Studio Tour along with my building-mates, Arts and Recreation. Bring a koozie and we’ll plop a beer in it.
Stop #238 – 2604 E. Cesar Chavez St. – 11am-6pm
In other art-show news, I have some available work over at 1975 Gallery in Rochester. Here’s a link to their online store.
And if you missed my Instagram post, I just updated my Gift Shop with four new prints as well. Fall is falling, friends.
I recently designed and painted a mural (with assistance from my friend Josh Row) at 354 Singleton Blvd. in Dallas, TX. The project was commissioned by the Dallas Contemporary and will remain on view until the building falls apart or the apocalypse occurs. Although there’s a distinct possibility that those two events could coincide.
I was recently awarded the Austin Critics Table Artist of the Year award for 2013-2014. I’d like to thank Jade Walker at UT’s Visual Arts Center for believing in my work and offering me the opportunity to execute a solo project in UT’s Vaulted Gallery. I don’t think this award would have been handed to me without the execution of that specific project. I’d also like to thank the Austin Critics Table for the recognition. It’s greatly appreciated. Thanks to my wife Allison for her continued support and encouragement. AND—thanks to everybody who helped facilitate the construction and pitched in to make the show a reality. Although it was billed as a solo project, I had tons of help from a lot of great people (Adam Young, Mike Aho, Denton Watts, Pearly Rihn, Tony at Industry Screen Printing, the entire VAC staff and many others). I’m thankful to live in such a supportive community.
Jade Walker wrote a really nice review of It Will All Happen Again for the April issue of Juxtapoz magazine.
Many thanks to Clarisa Ramirez and Glasstire for this write up as well.
And an additional thanks to Jeanne Claire Van Ryzin for this article in the Austin American-Statesman.
I appreciate all of the kind words and support.