Opening Reception with the Artist Saturday, August 17th from 7-9pm
Rachel Dory is an Austin based artist known for her site-specific paintings of roadside America. By stripping specific locations down to their essential elements, Dory’s paintings serve as a window to the memory of familiar places, or as a lens through which the viewer may examine their own experience of the American landscape.
Steven Lavaggi has been painting professionally for over 45 years. His large abstract paintings evoke elemental images of earth, fire, water, and the heavens. Dramatic contrast of light and dark combine with bursts of color to create a sense of spatial intrigue and captivate the imagination. Come in and catch a glimpse of how he creates these marvelous surfaces.
Opening Reception with the Artist Saturday, September 14th from 7-10pm
Internationally acclaimed artist Gabe Leonard is best known for his cinematically staged paintings of sharpshooters, gangsters, and musicians. His aesthetic and subject matter have often been described as a melding of Johnny Cash and Quentin Tarantino. Don’t miss your chance to meet this remarkable artist in person!
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When Rachel Dory was a teenager, her family moved from Philadelphia to Seattle, a car trip that spanned the United States and meant that she spent two weeks in the backseat with her sketchpad, No. 2 pencils, and Walkman cued up to U2’s The Joshua Tree. “Being in the car always felt more like home than my home,” says Dory, 45, talking by cell phone from her minivan. She’s on her way to the…