Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Southern Culture Low-Brow Extravaganza II

This weekend, we're in for an unique mind-bending celebration of the South at the 2nd annual Southern Culture Lowbrow Extravaganza this Saturday. Fasten up your saddle and head on down to Charlie Bob's Drive-In on Dickerson Pike in Nashville around 6PM!

Last year, I had the pleasure, honor, and High Life-drunk rapture of attending first Southern Culture Low-Brow Extravaganza. This year should be even better with a broader line-up of southern low brow and pop surrealist artists including Dustin Dirt!, Chad Span, Michelle Duckworth, Erin Lord, Charles V. Bennett, Jeff Bertrand, David Pound, Amanda Grantham-Sekulow, Ash Burress, Brooke E., Melissa Brenner, Jonny Lashley, Mai Harris & Brittany Danielle Smith

This event was ushered into reality last year by a couple of gals listed above who wanted to create a show to celebrate all things southern. It went off famously with live music, live painting, cheap beer, and tons of sick amazing art as well as pulled pork courtesy of our hosts, Charlie Bob's, where we'll be returning this year for much much more of the same.  Here are some images from last year's show to give you a taste of what you're in for...
- The three works I displayed for the 2009 Southern Low-Brow Extravaganza -
Live Painting from the 2009 show

This one-of-a-kind event is F-R-E-E free so all we need from you is your can in a seat and your eyes wide open... feel free to wear overalls. No weapons allowed, but farm tools are welcomed.

Southern Culture Lowbrow Extravaganza II
Charlie Bob's Drive-In
1330 Dickerson Pike / Nashville TN

(Click for the Nashville Scene Plug)

Update 11/21/10

The exhibit last night was a full dose of some awesome pop surrealist and low-brow paintings and artwork from some of the best and wildest folks here in Tennessee. Much of this same group will be involved in VERSUS, which I will be curating at MIR Gallery in March 2011. Until then, if you missed the show last night, here's a few pics to wet your whistle...

The Barnstormers from Alabama tore up the house for us with original tunes and some great covers!

"Monkey's Worship"
2010 / inks on bristol

This was really the centerpiece of what I exhibited last night.  It was a fairly complicated piece for me as far as the sketch and composition of all the figures.  I was glad to get an audience this particular work as I had been anxious to show since making it several months back.

I exhibited three new illustrations from this year including "Southern Gothic" pictured to the right of my blog, which has been on view here for some time in it's tiny digital form. Nothing like seeing the real thing and if you aren't involved in your local arts scene, get out to an exhibit soon... you don't know what you're missing!

"Egg Fart"
inks on found card / 2008

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