The Lie of the Land
My exhibition, The Lie of the Land is now showing at the Annetta Kraushaar Gallery at Texas Lutheran University. The show runs until April 8.
The second weekend of EAST happens this weekend and my studio will be open. Saturday November 20 and Sunday November 21 from 10:00am to 5:00 pm each day.
The Stations of the West
My exhibition The Stations of the West" opened at the Julia C Butridge gallery on Thursday February 4th.
Thanks to all who came out to the opening on a cold rainy night!
East Austin Studio Tours 2009
The 2009 East Austin Studio Tours kick off on Saturday November 14. This year EAST will run over two weekends; Saturday 14/Sunday 15 and Saturday 21/Sunday 22. My studio will be open both weekends from 10am until 5pm daily.
Ghostsongs Exhibition; Austin Chronicle Review
A review of the Ghostsongs show is in this week's Austin Chronicle. You can find the link here.
GHOSTSONGS New Work by John Mulvany and Morgan Sorne
Please join us Thursday May 28 at Pump Project Art Complex from 6:30 -9:00pm for the opening reception of GHOSTSONGS: New work by Austin artists John Mulvany and Morgan Sorne.
The exhibition will be on view from Thursday May 28th through June 11th
Pump Project Art Complex is located at 702 Shady Lane
Austin, Texas 78702 (Large yellow building at Shady Lane and 7th Street.)
Ghosts have maintained a presence in art from ancient times. From pre-historic cave paintings through to our present uneasy times, artists have used the transcendental figure to explore ideas of an inner life and to make visible the mystical and metaphysical. Although the idea of the human soul was sometimes symbolically or literally depicted in ancient cultures as a bird or other animal, it was widely held that the soul was an exact reproduction of the body in every feature, even down to clothing the person wore.
GHOSTSONGS showcases the work of John Mulvany and Morgan Sorne. The artists met while showing together at Galleri Urbane in Marfa, Texas and both utilize ghosts and spirits in their work for divergent reasons. Sorne’s life-sized painted cutouts of children and other ethereal figures set against mysterious landscapes evoke a post-apocalyptic future. Mulvany’s Irish gothic-tinged paintings of spectral figures haunting the homes of East Austin suggest a past that is not ready to be forgotten.
John Mulvany is originally from Ireland who lives and works in Austin Texas. His work has been shown in Ireland, the UK, Germany and the U.S. He was featured in the 2009 Texas Biennial and is currently working for a solo show at the Dougherty Arts Center, Austin in early 2010.
Morgan Sorne is an artist, musician and actor from Tallahassee, Florida currently living and working in Austin. He was also featured in the 2009 Texas Biennial and in addition to his painting is currently working on a solo album of his music.
Texas Biennial 09
I will be showing new work at the upcoming Texas Biennial March 6th -April 11th 2009.
My studio (#88) will be open for the East Austin Studio Tours On November 22nd and 23rd. Carter Cox (Blacksmith artist) will also be showing new work.
Where: 3401 Govalle Ave, Austin Tx 78702
Times: 10am - 5pm each day.
The new issue of Cantanker magazine #6; Transitions, curated by Leona Scull-Hons is released on August 30th to coincide with an exhibition at Big Medium. The exhibition runs through Sept 20th.
Ireland Show: OPEN GROUND
My exhibition "Open Ground" opens at Iona Hall, Ireland on July 24th 2008.
Gallerie Urbane Show
I will be showing new work at Gallerie Urbane in Marfa, Texas from July 5th. "One, Someone, Anyone" runs until August 29th.
Austinist EAST recommendation.
Thanks to everyone who came out for the East Austin Studio Tours last weekend. I had a lot of visitors at my studio and some great conversations.
CANTANKER issue # 4:PUBLIC
The new issue of Cantanker magazine is due out on December 6th.
East Austin Studio Tours
My new studio at 3401 Govalle Ave will be open for the East Austin Studio Tours on the weekend of Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th November from 10am -5pm. Also showing will be Carter Cox.