Sunday, June 04, 2006

Residual Update

Just getting around to updating the blog folks. I just wanted to take this time to thank EVERYONE for coming out and supporting the show on Thursday. I was floored with the turnout and can't thank you people enough for taking the time to stop by, even if it was just for a peek. I saw old friends I haven't seen in years, and some My Spacers came out too. It was cool to finally meet you guys. All who showed up made it a very special night for me. I really can't put it into words but, basically you guys kick much ass and there needs to be more art nights like this in the future.
First off, thanks to the All City crew for letting me have the show and helping out hauling and hanging those big ass canvases.

Second, big thanks to Dev and Karin for not only putting together the sketchbook and buttons for the show, AND for manning the "booth". Comic con style baby!

Dave, thanks for holding down the funk on the wheels of steel, AND for the Sergio Leone request. That was the best.



Another reason it was such a fun night for me was because my bro and pops flew all the way from Cali for the show. Having them in my corner made the evening complete.

If you didn't get any of the buttons Karin made of the characters, you might be SOL. Those suckers sold quick. However, if you didn't get a sketch book (check out above pic) , I still have a small pile left so let me know and I'll dig one up for ya! People were also asking about prints. I'm looking into this and have a few leads. If anyone knows of some places that can shoot big 3x5 feet canvases, let me know. The more contacts the better.

I hope all that came out had a good time. One thing I took from that night was that a lot of people I talked to seem to be as frustrated as I am with the art scene in Seattle. Maybe this is something to be discussed another time, but I do know that people in this town want more art than what is supplied to them. People outside of the usual 'first Thursday' art circles dig this stuff too and they have no clue as to where to go and buy any kind of "Juxtapoz" type art, for lack of a better term. Why is that? I'm just a dude asking. Leave a comment, please, if you have any opinion on this. That's what this blog is for. Real feedback. Maybe I'm the dumbass that doesn't know what's going on in this town. Maybe I need to get out there more than I already do to find the answer. What I do know is that a small group of me and my friends managed to put a fun show together in our spare time, outside of normal work hours. Just imagine an even bigger group of people that did this full time and consistently put together enough shows that finally made people outside of this state stand up and take notice of what's going on up here with the local scene. Maybe, we'll actually be known for more than grunge, coffee, and computers some day.
Ok, I'll get off my soapbox. Sorry for the rant, but it feels like it's time to shake things up. I don't want to leave Seattle because of the reasons above. Maybe my perception is totally wrong. If so, leave a comment and tell me why, or, if you agree with anything I've said leave a comment and tell me how we can change things up. It's overdue.

20 comments:

metalpig said...

That was a great show Augie, you deserve every complement you get for the paintings you did. As for why there isn't a better scene here in Seattle, I'm normally keep my head hidden beneath this nice comfy rock.

=shane white= said...

Honestly one of the best shows I've been to man.

I'm glad you outdid yourself. I think it put the fear in all of us. That's not to say there won't be retaliation of your awesomeness. And that's what I think the Seattle scene needs

GANG ART WARFARE!

With the game houses in town you think there'd be a few creative types that'd want to go toe-to-toe.

=s=

Augie said...

Glad you guys liked the show.I'm also chompin at the bit to see the 'retaliation'. More people need to see your guy's work too. You're right though. with all the video game companies up here, you'd think the northwest would have done the 8-bit book before anyone else. It's time for the norhtwest to break out brutha. Bring it!

http://www.iam8bit.net/gallery/gallery.htm

Jack Zhang said...

Very cool, even though I wasn't there.

little brown said...

>Maybe, we'll actually be known for more than grunge, coffee, and computers some day.

grunge and coffee and computers -- oh my! that in itself, actually, has potential for some cool artistic commentary. . .

Anonymous said...

Hey man does pops own any shirts with sleeves? How did he get on the plane strutting two loaded 45's out of there holsters Bang Bang!! My boy has a lock on the net so I could't open the homies sites. Cool pics my Nubian See Ya!! Chango!

Enrique Fernandez said...

Hi Augie

Thanks a lot for your kind words on my work!.
I have take a quick tour on your site this morning (I will do a more calm as soon as my work allows me that) and it´s amazing the great difference on our approach to Oz, ha,ha,ha!
I love your tiny wood man!
You have a great sense of color and volume, and remind me, on the drawings, the style of Claire Wendling, a great french artist (goddess!!) you should know (if you don´t already).

keep on the good work!
Best
Enrique

Alina Chau said...

Very cool artworks you have!! NEATO!

=shane white= said...

"enrique fernandez"...dude...doesn't get much better than that!

=s=

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Jack Zhang said...

^Uh oh, comment spam.

Lara said...

your art work is SO over my head, hehe. It really shows how long you've been doing what you love...I've got alot to catch up on!

Steve Bard said...

Since I didn't know your wonderful art existed until I saw this show, I want to help expose your work to other artists/collectors at my summer party (Aug 5). Please email me at stevebard@netscape.com -- meanwhile here's the Virtual Reality tour of my weird house: http://www.vrseattle.com/pages/browse.php?cat_id=845

Daniel said...

Man, I really dig your work. I dig your sketchbook info about the symbolism on the lion... very tasty all around. I miss Seattle and the NW.

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