Greetings From LAHOUNY

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  Ten artists from Los Angeles, New York and Houston. “In art history, regionalism has been understood as a relatively deliberate effort, by regional producers, to develop the characteristics of distinctively local artistic interests……. However, many artistic regions were probably denoted as such only with hindsight by a society or its historians.” Whitney Davis (Oxford University Press) Any issues of geographical identity are more concerning to those that sell, criticize and categorize art than to the artist themselves. Artists do not declare themselves as “New York artists” or “Texas artists” as those phrases are limiting, but the media and critics will happily use them…. galleries too.  So Avis Frank is proud to present ten artists  from LAHOUNY.  Please support good local art  wherever it comes from. Josh Alan, Sara Jones, Hiyme Brummett, Bryan Schnelle Siobhan McBride, Annelie McKenzie, Heath West,  Loren Erdrich, Eduardo Portillo, Sara Cain Bowen.

 

Ten artists from Los Angeles, New York and Houston.

“In art history, regionalism has been understood as a relatively deliberate effort, by regional producers, to develop the characteristics of distinctively local artistic interests……. However, many artistic regions were probably denoted as such only with hindsight by a society or its historians.”
Whitney Davis (Oxford University Press)

Any issues of geographical identity are more concerning to those that sell, criticize and categorize art than to the artist themselves. Artists do not declare themselves as “New York artists” or “Texas artists” as those phrases are limiting, but the media and critics will happily use them…. galleries too. 

So Avis Frank is proud to present ten artists 
from LAHOUNY. 
Please support good local art 
wherever it comes from.

Josh Alan, Sara Jones, Hiyme Brummett, Bryan Schnelle
Siobhan McBride, Annelie McKenzie, Heath West, 
Loren Erdrich, Eduardo Portillo, Sara Cain Bowen.

Nothing Here Seems Strange

Following the I'm Only Bleeding show I did a show at the Record Ranch Gallery which is part of Houston's best record store, Cactus Music. The show was part of a record release for my good friends Buxton. I did the art for their debut on New West Records entitled Nothing Here Seems Strange  (see the Design page for album art). Here are some photos of the installation and the record release. 

See and hear more of Buxton here.

More from New West Records here .

Find Cactus Music here.

 

 

Catching Up on Old Current Events

The time spent while building this new version of my website has been split among many items on a long list. My second kiddo was born last August, I moved, I worked, and worked, and worked. So, in an effort to be more active and productive on my site I am going to catch up a little. Report all the news that I didn't report when it was happening in order to move on to the new news.

To begin, here are some pictures from one of my shows in 2012, entitled I'm Only Bleeding. It was held at the Xnihilo Gallery on Taft Street in Houston. I thought it would be appropriate to start here since that building is now being sold. Hopefully it will go on to become something new and wonderful. It will have big shoes to fill. 

This show was interesting to hang because the day before a huge storm rolled into town and flooded the Heights. Apparently the gallery's storage room was flooded or had a leak or something. They had to move all the items in storage into the center of the gallery. All of my decision making was made standing on a 10 foot ladder trying to see over a mountain of stuff to the wall I was working on.  

It turned out to be a great show and a lot of fun.

 

I Didn't Die Young

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Barking

BY JIM HARRISON

The moon comes up.
The moon goes down.
This is to inform you
that I didn’t die young.
Age swept past me
but I caught up.
Spring has begun here and each day
brings new birds up from Mexico.
Yesterday I got a call from the outside
world but I said no in thunder.
I was a dog on a short chain
and now there’s no chain.

Currents

"If journalism is good, it is controversial, by its nature."

"It is the role of good journalism to take on powerful abusers, and when powerful abusers are taken on, there's always a bad reaction. So we see that controversy, and we believe that is a good thing to engage in."
Collage onCardboard 8.5"x11" 2011

Collage onCardboard

8.5"x11"

2011

The New World

This is my new HQ for making my work available to  you, the illustrious online community. I will do my best to condense my thoughts and work to this site and this site only. I hope to engage and to be engaged by you. I hope to make some new fans. I hope to be honest. I hope to provide my work for people who enjoy art and would like to discuss what might be going on these days. 

Please feel free to write, suggest, complain, critique, or whatever your heart desires. As long as it is  constructive. 

Enjoy.

Thanks,

Josh Alan