Austin Art Space

Our friend, Kro, is working on becoming a full-time artist, and recently got a piece into a local gallery/artists studio, Austin Art Space. He invited Hubby and I to the opening, which was great. There was a ton of amazing work, and I took a picture of a few of my favorites. Unfortunately, I didn’t get the names of any artists, so if your work is pictured here, please let me know.

This is a glazed, ceramic piece that I liked a lot. There wasn’t much sculpture around, and I have a soft-spot for ceramics.

This piece was amazing, although hard to get a picture of. It’s a shadowbox multi-media piece. The whole background is irridescent, blue-green-black feathers. There are red and black feathers in the right corner, and lichen in front of those. The coolest part is the real bat skeleton hanging from the top. I’ve seen so many horrible mixed-media pieces over the years, it was nice to find someone who focused on using the materials effectively, rather than just glueing crap together.

I liked this artist’s use of color. There were lots of people at the opening, so it was hard to get pictures of some pieces.

I love the perspective and colors in this piece. It’s really detailed, and beautifully fun.

It’s hard to tell from this angle (again, too many people in a small space), but this one has an old-fashioned microphone in front on the left, and a city-scape in the distance. I’m not sure how this was done, but I love all the little details.

Again, I love the colors in this one, and the simplicity. It looks like a woman dancing, with words stamped to either side of her.

This is the piece by our friend, Kro. Again, I love the detail. I have never been able to get charcoal to do anything for me, so I appreciate this piece all that much more.

This is one of my favorites, but I am partial to octopi. The colors are fantastic, and I wanted to steal it, and bring it home with me. It’s so ethereal, and the oil paints are so smooth, and textural.

All of this artwork makes mine feel so amaturish. I’ve never been able to get the depth, detail, or beauty in anything I’ve tried to paint over the years. It’s a good thing I focus on finance and crafting, because I could never make it as a real artist. Congratulations to our friend Kro!

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May 21, 2011. Tags: , , , , . Arts and Crafts, My Quest to be more Interesting.

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